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The Big Bang Theory meets BDSM

The Principle of Desire - Delphine Dryden
The Big Bang Theory meets BDSM is really the only way to describe this delightful and sexy series by Delphine Dryden. This is my third visit with ‘The Science of Temptation’ stories and I’d be hard pressed to pick a favourite. All of them made me smile, all of them were hot and all of them gave me hours of pure reading bliss.
 
I adored Beth and Ed. On the surface they’re so very different they couldn’t possibly be a match. Beth has been in a D/s relationship for years, always the submissive to Aaron, who needs his Dominance like he needs to breathe. Aaron, the man who wouldn’t take her seriously when she told him she wanted to be the one in control occasionally. Aaron, who, despite the fact that she told him six months ago that she was finished with him, expects her to fall back into her old place, at his feet, as soon as he snips his fingers.
 
Ed is everything Aaron isn’t.  Where Aaron is smooth and polished, Ed is almost unkept. Literally a rocket scientist, Ed has never even thought about BDSM, never mind experienced it. When he accidentally finds himself in a BDSM club he’s surprised by the emotions the scenes evoke in him. When he voluntarily pretends to be Beth’s sub when Aaron walks in to stake his claim on her, Ed discovers he enjoys what she inflicts upon him.
 
Ed and Beth soon discover that they have a lot in common; they both like to switch roles in the bedroom, they both enjoy geeky games and more than anything, they both enjoy the others company. But the path to true love rarely runs smooth. When Beth finds herself in a situation where she has to take care of Aaron and he professes his love for her, she starts doubting her decision to leave him. Unsure whether Ed is only a rebound infatuation and questioning the doubts she has about Aaron it will take her some time away from both men to figure out what it really is she wants.
 
This was a very sexy and yet an incredibly sweet story. Beth’s doubts were realistic and, thankfully, not dragged out. Ed’s patience was adorable and realistic because it had its limits. Aaron is less well defined than Beth and Ed but I was grateful that he wasn’t painted as a completely one-dimensional character.
 
This is a story featuring BDSM and as such contains scenes that some might find objectionable. On the other hand, it is a heartwarming love story more than anything else; an easy to read novella with quite a few moments that will put a huge grin on your face as well as some that will raise your temperature.
 
Before I forget I should mention the bonus story at the end of the book. It is the retelling and continuation of a scene that takes place early in the main story and is a wonderful surprise just when you thought you’d reached the end.
 
I can only hope that Delphine Dryden will continue this series because I’ve developed quite a taste for these geeky kinksters.
Source: http://meen-readingjournal.blogspot.ie/2013/12/the-principle-of-desire.html