ARC Review: The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden
The Theory of Attraction
by Delphine Dryden
Nerds + BDSM = The Theory of Attraction
That’s the basic equation of this book, but my reaction to
it was not exactly raving. I was recommended this book because of the
interesting nerd Dom and because I love to read BDSM. I jumped on it, but didn’t exactly feel
entirely connected to this book.
-Camilla has been attracted to Ivan, her neighbour who
happens to be smart rocket scientist. She has had this crush on him for a long
time and when Ivan asks her to teach him to be more sociable, Camilla takes
this opportunity to be a little more closer to him. I never really connected
with Camilla’s character. Her POV just never really captured my attention.
While I did think she was funny, in the end, it wasn’t enough for me to warm up
-Ivan is an interesting character. He isn’t your usual Dom,
that’s for sure and it’s the main reason why I decided to read this book, but I
felt that a lot of the time he was a jerk. I think the author was trying to
make him more of a stern Dom, but for me, it just didn’t translate that well.
So while I liked the idea of this nerd hero, he actually
felt more like an arrogant nerd rather than one who was shy since that’s what I
normally associate with “nerds”. He just happened to be extremely smart.
Though The Theory of Attraction wasn’t a home run for me,
there are some good parts and sexy times in this book. It could be worth the