Monday, 2 February 2015

The Science of Attraction by Verity Jacobs

The Science of Attraction by Verity Jacobs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around Kate, an ambitious London-based scientist in Germany, running her own lab. Kate is someone who can't let get anything between her and her career goals - even her love-life. She has a secret affair with the director of her institute, and has morals lose enough that she didn't bat an eyelid in doing so. Her life is going according to her calculations. Except, she didn't count for a dashing young scientist to be assigned to work under her in her lab, who sweeps her off her feet and her senses. Irresistibly drawn to Tom, the new scientist, and unable to end her secret affair with the director, Kate is torn to shreds with the dilemma of choosing. Whom does Kate choose, and what price does she have to pay for her choice, is what the book takes us through.

The book is a breezy romance and the characters suit the theme of the book. The author has intended to create a world with characters who do not hesitate to step out of morals, and has managed to do that. The premise of the book calls for a light read. The narrative is engaging and the pace of the book flows just right. However, I would have loved to read more about the characterisation of Tom and Kate. Tom comes across as the persuasive young chap who would not take no for an answer, especially in matters of wooing. But what has made him the way he is? Does Kate resort to lose relationships out of fear for letting someone pierce her armour? These are questions I would have loved to read detailed answers to.

Nevertheless, the book was an enjoyable read and I recommend it to lovers of romance.

My rating: 3 stars

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Kate Ramsey is at the top of her game.

She’s the hot new recruit at the most prestigious research institute in Germany, and she’s determined to live up to the hype — even if it means working day and night. Stress relief comes in the form of a no-nonsense affair with her neighbor, who also happens to be the director of the institute. Who says sex should be anything more than a contract between two people who have other things on their mind?

So when Tom Baker saunters into her life, Kate is understandably upset to see this well-oiled machine splutter and seize. Tom is young and smart, and far too pretty for his own good. Kate can’t help but be drawn to him, even if giving in to the attraction would mean risking everything she’s worked for. 

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About Verity Jacobs:
Verity Jacobs is a reformed scientist, who left the lab when she fell in love with writing about love. She lives with her husband and baby girl in London, where she dreams by day and writes all night long. She is addicted to the heart flutters and stomach flips of the fictional romance world.


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