Genetic Attraction by Tara Lain

Title: Genetic Attraction

Author: Tara Lain

Publisher: Loose Id

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60737-924-9

Release Date: Jan 2011

Format: Ebook

Genre: Contemporary Menage

Length: Short Novel

Rating: 5 Lyres

Reviewer: GJM

Dr Emmaline Silvay is a genetics researcher working on a way to cure and treat cancer. Her researcher partner Jake Martin as well as being brilliant in his field is also a cause of distraction to Em as she has developed a forbidden crush on the young man. Yong being the operative word as Jake is quite a bit younger than Em. Jake is also in a committed relationship although Em is about to find out that the “girl friend” Jake recently moved in with is actually the boyfriend which of course to her way of think now means there is no possible chance that her attraction can ever amount to anything other than friendship.

Jake Martin is in love with his research partner Em he’s also in love with his live in lover model Roan Black. He has convinced his lover to get to know Em over a weekend visit with the stipulation that if Roan isn’t attracted to her Jake will give up his notion of having a life with both Roan and Em. However Roan finds himself attracted to Em too and the two men decide they want her in their lives permanently.

Em is prepared to go along with the guys for the weekend but after that she feels she must revert back to a friends only relationship after all she has her hard worked for career to consider and there is no way she could give that up. There is also the age issue she’s older than both men. Not to mention what her friends and colleagues at the university would have to say about the very unorthodox relationship so no she’ll do the noble thing and walk away. Only what will happen when their secret is revealed? Will Em find the strength to stand by her men or will she put her career first and keep walking.

I loved this book so much I could feel the chemistry between Jake Roan and Em jumping off the pages. The characters were well developed and for the most part likable though I will admit I’d of liked to beat Dr Kovak to death with a stick. The story was very well written and fast paced.

Ms Lain told an awesome story and to think this is her debut novel. All I can say is if this is the quality we get in her first book here’s hoping there is another book just around the corner as this is one author you’ll want to read more of.

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