Some Geek Romances Old and New

Since Monday Hunk Who Reads is now only once a month, I thought I would keep Mondays to topics that would interest readers. Today I thought I would share some geek/nerdy romances I’ve read recently for fellow geeks who love them some nerdy heroes :)

In no particular order, well actually, let’s make it the order I read them in….

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden (Erotic Romance/BDSM–July 2012)

Love a nerdy hero? How much more nerdy can you get than a rocket scientist? And Ivan is smoking hot, and incredibly endearing. Here’s the official blurb:

Camilla can set her watch by her hunky rocket-scientist neighbor who jogs past her window each day. She relishes each glimpse of his shirtless abs, and is dying to see more. But it’s hard to connect with a man who doesn’t seem to know she exists…

Ivan feels at home in the lab, not in social situations. When he finally approaches his attractive neighbor, it’s not for a date—he wants tutoring in how to behave at an important fundraiser. Ivan doesn’t expect the chemistry between them to be quite so explosive, and is surprised when Cami actually accepts his proposal to embark on a series of “lessons.”

Cami soon discovers Ivan’s schedule isn’t the only thing he likes to be strict about—he needs to be charge in the bedroom as well. She’s shocked at how much she comes to enjoy her submissive side, but wonders if a real relationship is in the equation…

More Than Words, by Karla Doyle (Erotic Romance–Aug 2012)

They meet playing online dirty Scrabble, what more can I say? I’m a sucker for humor in my reads, and this one had me giggling every page when they first “meet”. I also like my contemporaries to have the men reacting a bit more like how guys would really react (freaking out, making mistakes, etc.) and poor Travis is his own worst enemy.

A brutal mugging two years ago left Calli terrified to go out after dark, and incapable of real dating. Hanging out with a resentful Chihuahua every night hasn’t filled the void, and all the sex toys from the store she owns could never replace a flesh-and-blood man. An online Scrabble site promising anonymous, flirty fun sounds like just the ticket. A like-minded geek, that’s what she needs. Unbeknownst to her, the man on the other end of the game is anything but geeky.

Tired of the party scene, Travis seeks a venue where he can meet a woman who is drawn to his mind, not his profession. Having women chase after his bad-boy musician persona has grown stale. After heating up the tiles online with Calli, he knows he must meet her in person. Touch her in person. And when he does, their chemistry is undeniable. She stimulates him, mind and body. But when he discovers her tragic past he realizes it will take more than words to win her heart…and her trust.

How to Tell a Lie, by Delphine Dryden (Erotic Romance–Nov 2009)

Sexy, smart and funny! I know when I was reading this at a restaurant the other night, I was getting some funny looks because I was literally giggling out loud. I also felt like I identified with Allison so much as far as her fear of getting involved in a real relationship with potential. My only complaint was the ending seemed rushed, but it’s probably because I wanted to keep spending time with them.

Allison Moore does her psychology research from the safety of the internet, where she can study her subjects’ lying ways without the need for pesky human involvement. Online games are the perfect place to look for liars and have fun at the same time. Seth Brantley is a fellow professor who can make even economics seem sexy. When he and Allison realize they’ve been “researching” in the same game, a face-to-face meeting seems inevitable. After all, they’re practically neighbors–they’ve been working in adjacent buildings for years. Fresh from a breakup and afraid to take a risk, Allison wants to keep her affair with Seth strictly electronic–but she can’t deny their virtual antics are hot enough to melt their keyboards. Can Seth convince her to give up the safety of cybering and take a chance on passion in the real world?

None of these have cardboard cutout heroes and heroines and each really gets into the psychology of a relationship–not overtly, just that the characters and their conflicts have depth. Enjoy! I know I did :)

Read any great geek romances lately? I need more…