Thursday, January 1, 2015

Review: The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5


The Duality Principle is a classic tale of boy meets girl on a blind date. Boy likes girl but thinks she's too good for him because she's super smart and super educated. Girl likes boy because he's super gorgeous but fears he's a super nerd since he wears a phone case on his belt. This poses a problem for girl since she's always fantasized about dating a bad boy who can drive her wild with desire and maybe introduce her to a little light discipline. Can you possibly imagine what happens next?

This is an entertaining story with messages about how people commonly have multiple layers to their personalities – and sometimes those layers seem to directly contradict each other. Connor is a guy with a troubled past, but he's trying to clean up his act and live a good, responsible life. Gabriella meets him when he's wearing his button-down shirt and khakis, so she assumes he's a tech nerd who can't possibly give her the kind of hot, world-rocking sex she craves. Meanwhile, he assumes that a brainy girl in glasses can't possibly be into the down-and-dirty that he's skilled at.
The main characters are engaging, and you want both of them to find happiness. There are frustrating moments, though, where any normal human would immediately grasp what's going on. Our characters remain clueless, however. Like on their first date when he's feeding her cake in a sexy kind of way. Is this really the work of the nerds from Big Bang Theory? Not likely. And when she's moaning, grinding, and eagerly obeying orders during their first kiss, maybe his response shouldn't have been to immediately take her home. Sigh. Those crazy kids. They're like Romeo and Juliet only older and without the family feud or the suicide. Okay, they're actually nothing like Romeo and Juliet.

Overall, this is a good book with a hot guy and some steamy sex. The storyline is predictable, but since it's a romance novel, that's not a shock. Also be warned that it's got graphic sex that will doubtless appeal to some readers but not all.

Reviewed by Amanda

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