Monday, August 13, 2012

REVIEW: Deceptive Attraction by Tara Lain

Recap:

Caleb Martin faces the hardest decision of his life – signed a five-year contract that would mean staying in the closet (possibly forever), or going out and figuring out what he wants to do with his life to make a difference and not hiding the fact that he’s gay. After a one-night stand tips Cal a little off his axis, and a cute tomboy enters his life, his life turns into nothing but confusion. How can he fall for two people, one of whom is a woman? To complicate matters, a snowstorm brings on a crisis he’s unprepared to handle alone. Will he have the love and support of the those he loves most, or will he lose it all?

Title:  Deceptive Attraction
Series:  Genetic Attraction
Book #: 3
Author:  Tara Lain
Approximate Book Length:  170 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

First I have to say that I LOVE this series. I have loved Jake and Roan, then fell for Em too. That being said, this is my favorite in the series (so far)! For one, we still get a bit of Jake, Roan, and Em as Caleb goes to housesit for them, and I don’t want to say too much and risk giving some awesome surprises away, but damn was their part in the story awesome.

Now to tell you more about why I loved it…where to start?! Ok, so I loved Caleb from Jake and Roan’s book, and was really excited to see him get his own book. It was fun to see him so set in his ways, then find himself floundering as he realizes his sexuality may not be completely set in stone. First off, he likes to bottom more than he ever imagined *grin*.

The anticipation about the one-night stand Cal has, and how he’s going to work out whether or not to sign the contract is exquisite. You never guess just how it’ll work out until it’s happening, so it keeps you guessing. Of course, the flip side to that is that you worry yourself over it so much you end up so emotionally invested you’re crying right along with the characters!

There’s a lot of family dynamics in this story, and it’s so great to see everyone so accepting and loving. Plus, every book of Tara’s has had a villain of some kind, whether it’s a main character themselves being scared or pigheaded, a bully, a manipulating coworker, or an abusive ex, but in this one the crisis and the villain seem a little darker and crueler than any of Tara’s other work. This only leads to greater investment from the reader. I really couldn’t put it down!

In Conclusion:

A story of such sweet exploration as well as a shameless sense of self, Deceptive Attraction takes the stakes higher than ever making the connection and deep affection between the three lovers all the more gratifying. Have tissues close by when you read it!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Buffy-- Thank you so much for reading Deceptive Attraction. I'm honored and delighted to have received a 4 Star Review!! : )

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