Published by Simon and Schuster on February 16th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, General, Contemporary
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Recent Harvard graduate Charlotte Kane tends to be the most practical person in the room. A self-proclaimed nerd and former tomboy, Charlotte still isn't used to the world's reaction to her since she traded in her sweatpants and hoodies for skinny jeans and sundresses. And she's just begun to settle into her new job as a research assistant at a prestigious biotech powerhouse, Philadelphia's Genesis Life Systems, when Owen Becker walks into the subject waiting room.
Owen Becker is pure, distilled masculinity. He's also been the subject of a shadowy Genesis research study for twenty-seven years—a classified one now run solely by Charlotte's prickly and secretive boss. With just one glance at Charlotte Kane, Owen knows he has to have her. But he fears that the secret behind his study might be too much for the new researcher to understand—and far too dangerous for her or anyone else to know about.
When a chance accident on their second date reveals something unbelievable about Owen Becker, Charlotte's world is turned entirely upside-down. As she struggles to reconcile what she's learned about her irresistible new boyfriend with everything she knows to be true about science and the world she lives in, her lingering dislike of her new boss shifts into something more like suspicion. Determining that he's up to something dark—and that Owen is at the center of that something—Charlotte is forced to test the limits of what she's willing to do for love and lust.
I was provided a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the author’s first book and I believe that as an Adult Contemporary Romance writer she will do well.
The relationship between Charlotte and Owen is a world wind romance. Boy meets girl and sparks fly, they become inseparable in a short span of a few dates. Charlotte was not a girly girl growing up. The author tells about her history as a young tomboy and her inadequacies of makeup and clothing until she was in college. She flourishes in college with the help of her best friend. With her new job as a research assistant, things are looking up for her. Aside from her middle aged ill-tempered boss, she seems to have it pretty easy at Genesis Research. Then, Owen steps onto her floor and she becomes instantly attracted. Much to Charlotte’s surprise, he is as well, although she doubts it throughout much of the relationship. There is something strange about Owen, even stranger is all the blood testing that Genesis has done on him for many years. There is a lot of sexual content in the book intertwined with the mysteries in Owen’s past. It seems they love to eat and have sex a lot. Trying not to be over critical about this, because sex is never a bad thing, but I need more to a story. I’m a fan of intricate relationships that take time to build. Owen and Charlotte just seemed to happen too fast for me.
I was also hoping for a story that had a more complex science fiction nature. Owen’s mysterious secret is a bit too similar to superheroes that we see now. I was hoping for something more unique. If I were to describe this book it would be a contemporary adult romance with a sprinkle of Science Fiction. Overall, the writing flowed well and was easy to read. For lovers of Adult Romances, I would definitely give it a try. But if you are wanting an elaborately themed Science Fiction story, I would pass.