Saturday, April 13, 2013

Review: The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden

The Seduction Hypothesis
(Science of Temptation, #2)
Delphine Dryden
Carina Press
May 6, 2013 (expected publication)


(1 Curious Sub + 1 Dom in Denial) – Inhibitions = 4 Naughty Nights

Wildlife biologist Lindsey thought attending a fan convention with her new boyfriend Ben was a great idea—until their relationship fizzled. Lindsey still lusts after her ex—but if he wants her, he’s going to have to prove it.

Ben will do anything to win Lindsey back, and when he sees her in her skimpy black vinyl convention get-up, he realizes what she’s been craving all along. And he is inspired to finally give in to his own dark desire to take complete sexual control…

Lindsey is surprised by her reaction to Ben’s kinky new seduction techniques, and suddenly sees the brilliant but uptight code guru in a different light. After several erotic encounters in hotel rooms and stairwells, she’s falling for Ben all over again. And wondering if the intimate connection will last once they head home…

I had previously read the first book in this great series after my co-blogger Tanya had highly recommended it to me. I loved it just as much as she did. It had the perfect mix of chemistry and humor along with characters that were super-lovable. Plus, my inner nerd loves the scientific approach and rationalization. I didn't even know Ms. Dryden was going to write more in the series, but I was so happy to find out she did! While it would be difficult to compete with how much I loved The Theory of Attraction, The Seduction Hypothesis comes pretty damn close. For one thing, the entire book just oozed sex - even during the non-coital scenes, the heat and tension still radiated off the pages. I loved that Ben and Lindsey had a history yet so obviously still cared for each other. It was great watching them fight each other and their attraction until - BOOM - it just exploded. The comic-type convention was pushing the geek factor I had loved in book one just a little bit for me, but it wasn't at all the mood-killer that it could have been. In my opinion, Ms. Dryden's forte is writing characters who are strong, but have this incredible vulnerability that makes them oh-so-endearing. We saw it with Ivan and Cami in book one and again with Ben and Lindsey here. I can't wait to get to know her future characters, especially if she keeps writing them like these!

The Seduction Hypothesis: 4/5 stars Cover: 4/5 stars
Audience rating : R

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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