Jake Martin was in LA for a genetic medicine symposium with his boss, Dr Emmaline Silvay. He's thrilled that she's added him as a partner in her research and as a young, good looking man; many of the women at the symposium want him in their beds. Jake isn't interested, he's only interested in Em and that is an impossible dream. While sitting at the hotel bar, Jake notices the most gorgeous man he's ever seen walk in. He can't help but to stare at him.
Roan Black is a super model and not wanting to fight the paparazzi to get to his room. He can't help but notice the good looking guy at the bar and wonders if he can pick him up. When he does go over, Roan learns that not only does Jake have no idea who he is but Jake is sure he's straight.
Even with Jake sure he's not into guys, he asks Roan to come up to his room to talk. They do talk but they also do more which confuses Jake completely. He's never been attracted to men before, so why now?
Jake thinks this won't matter as he lives in New York but so does Roan. Can they walk away from this attraction? Roan knows he's bi with a preference to men. Could Jake be too?
The Scientist and the Supermodel is the prequel to Genetic Attraction. Genetic Attraction came out first with Jake and Roan already a couple but it also left readers wondering how did such different people end up together. I don't normally read m/m stories but I loved Jake and Roan and just had to know their story. So, start with The Scientist and the Supermodel if you can.
These characters are awesome. Jake is so confused about what he wants and who he is. His anguish comes across the page in waves and drags you in with him. To make things even more complicated, Jake's younger brother Caleb is gay but scared to tell anyone. He ends up telling Jake due to wanting advise but learns that even being older doesn't mean you have all the answers. Roan has looks and money but he also has insecurities and the desire for a family. He's known he was gay for years and he's willing to give Jake time, but how much time is too much?
There is a terrific emotional pull. Jake trying to figure out what he wants, what he is and where he's going is painful. He loves his boss but he desires Roan. He thinks of himself as straight so why does having sex with a guy feel so right. Roan wants someone to want him for himself. He is submissive and needs someone to take control. He's willing to teach Jake but he needs him to take care of him too.
The sex is graphic and there is a lot of it. However, it is also done with taste and emotion. These guys are attracted to each other and it's sometimes hard to hide it when you're a guy. Besides sex between Roan and Jake, there is also a scene with a woman involved with both of them. Sex is there and it's hot!
I absolutely loved this book. I loved meeting Jake's family. I loved seeing Jake grow into himself. I loved seeing Roan as a multidimensional character. I didn't want to put it down and I sure didn't want to be bothered while reading it.
I have to highly recommend this book to anyone who love a good romantic story.
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.