The Theory of Deviance by Rebecca Grace Allen
Date of Publication: August 2, 2016
Deviance is unacceptable. It’s taboo. And it’s the one thing he’s always wanted.
Portland Rebels, Book 3
Painful shyness isn’t the only reason Mikey Pelletier is a twenty-five-year-old virgin. Between working for his parents and volunteering at his church, he neither has the time nor the inclination to admit his bisexuality to the world—or to himself.
A visit from Krissy Porter will hopefully fix everything. After three months of chatting with her, Mikey’s got one carefully planned week to win her heart and lose his V-card. He’s hoping he can pull it off, even with her roommate along for the ride.
Krissy has been drawn to Mikey for a while. He’s so easygoing, she thinks he could be the calm in her storm. But there’s an extra complication when she comes to visit: her friend-with-benefits, “hetero-flexible” roommate, Rafe.
During a week of revelations, intimacy, and kink, Krissy and Rafe become the angel and devil on Mikey’s shoulders, tempting him in different directions. And all three of them discover that a week of pure deviance can lead to the most uncontrollable emotion of all: love.
Warning: This book contains innocent board game-playing that takes a sexy turn, use of recreational substances, back-door action, and some smokin’ hot threesomes. Plus, scenes of inner-demon slaying. Fans and tissues advised.
What a pleasant, naughty surprise this book was! I totally loved it! Going in, I must admit to being somewhat conflicted. Im a complete and utter, judgmental, cover snob. *hangs head in shame* If I dont like the cover – I automatically (in my mind) set the book up for points off. I know, I know… this is WRONG. But it happens, yo. And, I didnt like this cover. But the blurb caught my attention. Ohhhh Yeahhhhh.. it did. So I signed up and away we go.
Characters – Mikey, the virgin, Krissy the fragile and Rafe the awesome – as I like to refer to them anyway. I loved them all in their own way. The author did an amazing job of developing and showing off the strengths (and flaws) of each individual character. From poor Mikey, who was struggling to show Krissy how much he loved her and wanted to be with her, to Krissy who was dealing with her medical condition. And then there was Rafe. Who I (and I assume the majority of readers) wanted soooo badly to be a unlikeable character in the beginning of the book. A third wheel if you will – only brought in to make it a true menage story – until I realized very, very early on that Rafe was a truly loveable guy. The group that wasnt a bicycle, but a tricycle… that couldnt exist with only two wheels, it NEEDED three to operate. I thought the characters went together flawlessly. – 5
Story – a bit awkward to start, until I realized that was exactly how it would go down in real life. Mikey stumbling around with Krissy. Krissy being kind of pushy and weird. Rafe being all cool and suave. Oh, it was fun to read. The story was really well written and flowed with a good pace. I cant think of any parts of it I didnt enjoy. – 5
Cover – well, I didnt like the cover, so – 3. 😦
I give The Theory of Deviance 4.5 **** WickedGoodStars and will definitely be recommending it!
About Rebecca Grace Allen
Rebecca Grace Allen writes kinky new adult and hot contemporary BDSM romance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish. – See more at: http://www.rebeccagraceallen.com/about