Review: The Scientist and the Supermodel (Genetic Attraction #1) by Tara Lain

May 17, 2013 Review 1

Review: The Scientist and the Supermodel (Genetic Attraction #1) by Tara Lain

Geneticist Jake Martin has brilliant scientific vision, but he’s blind to his own nature. Despite his flagging interest in women and his past experience with a man, he’s convinced himself he’d be happy if he could just have his older boss, Emmaline Silvay, as his lover. Living in his closeted dream world, he’s unprepared for the powerful attraction he experiences to supermodel Roan Black, “the most beautiful man in the world.”

Jake can’t resist the gorgeous, androgynous creature. Who could? he thinks. But Roan refuses to accept him until Jake admits that it’s a man he wants and this man in particular. Jake tells himself it’s just sex, but his refusal to understand what he really needs threatens the best chance at happiness he’s ever had. Is there a future for a PhD scientist who refuses to see and a high school dropout supermodel who understands all too clearly?

Publisher's Note: This book is predominantly a romance between two bisexual men and features primarily male/male sexual practices; however, it contains m/f and m/m/f scenes and is therefore classified as menage, not strictly LGBT.

Title: The Scientist and the Supermodel
Author: Tara Lain
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Volley Balls, Fire Balls, Beach Balls, Outing the Quarterback
Series: Genetic Attraction
Published by Loose ID
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: May 31, 2011
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 145
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: five-flames

The chance encounter of Jake and Roan while they are hiding from their problems and seeking solace in a hotel bar leaves one questioning everything he has ever known and the other wanting something that is so far out of reach that heartbreak would be easier to obtain.

I just loved Roan! He is such an easy man for anyone (with the exception of Jake) to easily and quickly realize that they love everything about him. All he wants is to share his home, life, and love with someone who will reciprocate unconditionally. He is tired of no one seeing him as a person. All people see of Roan is the beyond gorgeous supermodel, a pretty object.

This quote from Laney best describes what is going on with Jake.

“Wow. Your love life is so complicated, it make my lack of love life seem positively restful.”

Jake is confused about life, not just his love life. The fix to his love life is could easily be accomplished if her would just be honest with himself and those around him. Jake not only creates many of his own problems but he manages to complicate them. This made him such a delight to read. He is that wreck that you see happening, there is nothing that you can do to stop it, but you just have to watch it.

I feel conflicted by how the The Scientist and the Supermodel ends with the gearing up for the next book. I am well and happy with the happily ever after that Roan and Jake have. From reading the synopsis of the next book in the series and the end of this one I can see that they will get an addition to their happy. I’m not sure how I feel about that thus I’m not sure if I will move on with the series. I will definitely read more books by Tara.

Tara Lain


One Response to “Review: The Scientist and the Supermodel (Genetic Attraction #1) by Tara Lain”

  1. Tara Lain

    Thank you so much for reading my book, Vanessa! It was actually written second as a prequel to Genetic Attraction. I wanted to explain how the two men fell in love before they met their third. Aside from this series, all of my books are MM.Thank you again. Roan is a fave of mine, too. : )