Thursday, August 2, 2012

"The Theory of Attraction" By: Delphine Dryden Review

"The Theory of Attraction"
By: Delphine Dryden

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Camilla can set her watch by her hunky rocket-scientist neighbor who jogs past her window each day. She relishes each glimpse of his shirtless abs, and is dying to see more. But it’s hard to connect with a man who doesn’t seem to know she exists…

Ivan feels at home in the lab, not in social situations. When he finally approaches his attractive neighbor, it’s not for a date—he wants tutoring in how to behave at an important fundraiser. Ivan doesn’t expect the chemistry between them to be quite so explosive, and is surprised when Cami actually accepts his proposal to embark on a series of “lessons”
My Thoughts:
      What started out with a promising premise, “The Theory of Attraction” left me feeling a little flat when I finished. The story had promise, but I never really connected with the characters. Honestly though, when you are reading the description, doesn’t it sounds a bit like the Big Bang Theory??
     Camilla is attracted to her downstairs neighbor, Ivan. Ivan is extremely intelligent and works at a college, but he definitely has a few quirks. Extremely uncomfortable in social situations, Ivan worries he will lose his job and asks his popular neighbor Camilla for help.
     Neither Camilla nor Ivan ever really clicked with me. Camilla seemed a little needy to me and was easily manipulated. Ivan was a huge jerk! He wanted things his way continually and the “oh I don’t know how to act in social situations” angle was played a little too much. Even going so far as to not call Camilla his girlfriend but his submissive. Ugh.
     I've read many other positive reviews, so I know this book works for others, just not for me. The plot may have worked but the characters ruined it for me. Check out the reviews on Goodreads and Netgalley for more information!

Book Details
Publisher: Carina Press
# of Pages: 136
Date of Publication: July 9, 2012
ISBN: 978-1426894046

I received this book from Netgalley free of charge and in exchange I promised a honest review.

1 comment:

  1. It's a shame you didn't like this book. It sounds like it would be great. I really like the title.