One-Quote Review: The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden

The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden

  • Title: The Seduction Hypothesis
  • Series: The Science of Temptation, Book 2
  • Author: Delphine Dryden
  • Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotica
  • Publisher: Carina Press, May 2013
  • Source: NetGalley
  • Length: 97 pages
  • Trope(s): Nerds/Geeks, BDSM, Big Misunderstandings
  • Quick blurb: A group outing to a fan convention allows a former couple to reignite their relationship — with the help of a few costumes and props.
  • Quick review: Despite their frustrating Little Big Misunderstandings, it’s a helluva of a lot of fun to read about kinky nerds who can laugh in the bedroom.
  • Grade: B+

Oh God, the eyebrow thing again.

I adore love stories about geeks, and even more so when both main characters are equally smart and nerdy. Lindsey and Ben’s lack of communication was annoying, but believable and necessary to the story, and Dryden makes the most of it in rebuilding their faltering relationship into a funny and wickedly sexy kinkfest.

As with the first entry in the series, the only thing keeping this story from an A grade was the heroine — Lindsey comes across a little too self-righteous for much of the story, blaming Ben’s confusion rather than her own for their estrangement, and I had a little trouble accepting her insistence on being in the lifestyle for life after only one awkward sample.

A plea for a third in the series:  Ms. Dryden, write us female dom/male sub story — pretty please??? *bats eyelashes*

2 thoughts on “One-Quote Review: The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden

  1. This one just isn’t as good as The Theory of Attraction (the first book in the series) however the author is definitely one of the best writers in the genre working today. She managed to infuse lots of humor into this novella, something that is often lacking with explorations of BDSM, D/s and the power dynamic. The first book I read of hers, When in Rio is still my favorite and after several years continues to remain on my keeper shelf for rereads.

    The Seduction Hypothesis is well worth reading just for the descriptions of graphic novel characterizations. Within 97 pages she described the characters and the setup for a story arc for a completely separate story in a different genre (but still connected through a love of BDSM kink) and the reader can still differentiate the two. Plus the idea of two hot nerds, quick I need some lemonade.

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