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Genetic Attraction

(Genetic Attraction #2)

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A Menage Romance

At a conservative Long Island university, geneticist Dr. Emmaline Silvay has two great loves -- her life-saving work and her younger research associate, Dr. Jake Martin. But Em knows she’s crazy. She's Jake’s boss and he lives with his girlfriend! When Em discovers that Jake’s "girlfriend" is really his boyfriend, the beautiful supermodel, Roan Black, she
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Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 141 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Tara Lain Books (first published January 4th 2011)
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♆ BookAddict by: Divas
Shelves: adult, erotica, menage, mmf
Warn your lover before you read this book, that he/she will most likely be jumped after you complete this book. This book is a fast read with a tight story line. There are no great mysteries, except for the creepy Dr. Kovak. Ms. Lain sucks the reader in fast and furious into her three main characters, Emmaline, Jake and Roan. Roan does rhyme with moan and yes, moaning will commence when you read about Roan and how very delicious he can be. I'm getting wet, just thinking about the sex scenes in ...more
Pia Veleno
Mar 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tara Lain's debut in erotic romance is well worth the read. After being drawn to this sexy cover several times, I downloaded the free sample chapter on the Kindle to remind myself that not only do I not like most romances with women involved, but this one also focuses heavily on her POV. That didn't work. From that brief sample, I was hooked.

When her research associate, Jake, corrects Em’s assumption about his girlfriend to tell her that his live-in lover is a guy, Em thinks that will dash her
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Sassafrass
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of m/m/f
I read The Scientist and the Supermodel first and then this one although I think this one came out first. I'm glad I did that because TSATS had a lot of back story on how Jake and Roan got together, and we get an idea of how Jake wanted Em to be a part of the picture right from the very beginning just like he and Jake told her.

But, I must say, I loved this one more than the first. I always felt like something was missing form TSATS, and after reading Genetic Attraction, I realize that it was Em!
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Sherri Desbois
Jan 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I really enjoyed this book. So many scorching moments. Just plain sexy as hell and a little something for everyone's tastes. yum! My husband enjoyed me reading this book as well ~wink~
Deviant Divas
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loose-id
Emmaline and Jake are two research scientists heading up an important cancer research study. Think Nobel Peace Prize level there has been sexual tension between them for a long time. Em notices Jake touching her a moment too long here and there and lives for those moments. Being professionals she dreams of being able to show more than a passing interest and revealing her love for him.

A weekend invitation to Jake's place in the countryside reveals another side of Jake Em didn't foresee. Jake has
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Genetic Attraction is Tara Lain’s debut book, which I think is absolutely amazing. It’s so much more than just a m/m/f ménage – it’s a love story between three of the most real, delightful and lovable characters ever. It had me wanting, wishing so much to be one of their close friends, having a place in their lives and hearts. They have my heart.

Since reading The Scientist and the Supermodel, where we first meet Jake, the gorgeous scientist geek and Roan, the nicest and beyond beautiful male
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Heather in FL
This was a sweet (and steamy) continuation of the first one. In the first one, Jake was trying to come to terms with his bisexuality and his need for Roan. But he was in love with his boss, who was about ten years older than him, before he met Roan. And Roan has heard enough about Em, knows how much she means to Jake, and loves Jake enough that he builds Em a room in their new home before they even know whether Em is interested or not. A bit presumptuous, but very sweet on Roan's part.

So we're
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
A Whipped Cream 'BEST BOOK':

Torture, yes, it was torture reading this story! I lost sleep on this book.I started reading this story late at night and I could not put it down and go to bed so I got to see the sunrise before I got to the end. I knew when I saw the cover that I wanted it even before I read the excerpt.

The first thing that drew me in and stood out was the dialect, which gave a flare of modern day "real people" feeling to the story, and the characters just jumped out at me with
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Denise H.
*** Amazing series by Tara Lain, where love grows and grows ! ***
We met Scientist Jake, and Supermodel, Roan in the previous book, and here they plan to expand their loving into a trio.
Dr. Em is a redhead
with brown eyes and has power, intelligence, she's sexy, and trying to find a cure for cancer.
Roan - with green-eyes, blk/brn hair, masterpiece - a "feminine" beauty wrapped in a magnificent male body, is world famous.

Jake is a tall, golden blonde, blue eyed,

magnificent assistant in their
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Buffy Kennedy
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though this was written first, it reads as though it was written in perfect chronological order. I love ménage stories and this one was emotional and hot and everything I could hope for. Everyone stays true to themselves and they fight for what they want and what they believe in. You will laugh and cry right along with them on their journey.

The guys have such a devotion to each other, but are so incredibly sweet in their desire to include Em, and Em’s got such an affection for them as a couple
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Kimberley
Apr 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well my goodness, this is THE BEST book I've read in quite a while. It is your basic menage story.....but no where near your normal menage story! It's the story, the LOVE story of Jake, Emmaline and Roan. But more, it's the story of the love they each have for the other. I was hooked by the end of the first page, I didn't want it to end, I thought about it when I wasn't reading it and I tried to occupy myself with other things(like cleaning ;)) to delay reading because I didn't want it to end! ...more
ൠSinful
*whiping the sweat off my brow*
Hot! Really. Really. HOT.
I don't read M/M, but these two are luring me over to the dark side!
Jake has been hot for Em, his older boss, since they met. But he found Roan, fell in love, and didn't think Em would be willing to be part of a permanant menage/polyamorous relationship. One thing leads to another and the opportunity arises for her to spend the weekend with them--- which leads to erotic dreams coming true. But as cancer researchers this isn't copacetic-
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Judie
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't wait for this book to be released, Tara had been posting excerpts and I knew I wanted it. I like the characters. I wanted to take Roan home with me but he's already taken by Em and Jake. What I liked best about this story is that Em was free to express what she felt to them so that they could understand where she was coming from. Jake was so explosive with his feelings for Roan and Em, I liked him from the get go. Roan, with his charm and good looks is a keeper. He just wanted Jake to ...more
Nerine Petros
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Genetic Attraction is a fast-paced novel of burning passions. Many side characters add tension and laughter into the mix, but Tara manages them all well, leaving the story with a smooth feel. Em, Jack and Roan are easily distinguishable throughout in this story written from first-person perspective.

Emmaline is a scientist, focused intently on her work to the point of exhaustion. Within her, though, lives the heart of a true hippie, courtesy of her earth-loving mother. Em feels the pressure her
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Traci
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting m/m/f, Started as a m/m relationship from the first book in the series with Roan and Jake. Jake has always had a crush on his boss, Em. After Jake and Roan get together in the first book, they even build a room with the idea that Em will be a part of their lives. It is insta attraction love with Em and Roan and there has always been lust/love with Jake and Em with neither one admitting it. One weekend they give in to the need and then the trouble starts. It all comes down to whether ...more
Rider Jacobs
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Tara Lain enters the world of the Scientist and the Supermodel Jake and Roan. Only this time she throws in the added love of Emmaline! The feelings from book 1 are still there, only hotter and stronger than ever before. The boys are secure in their love, for the most part, but when Dr. Em has her own doubts the men stand together and try to work to make their true happiness come true.

I fell in love with Jake and Roan in their book (especially mom!) and in this one I feel deeper in
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Doctor Charley Ferrer
I did not think Jake and Roan’s story could get any better but Tara Lain pulled it off. With the introduction of Emmaline, the author opened the door to showing how true love isn’t always “Adam & Eve”, sometimes there’s even a “Roan”. There were many heart-warming moments and real life situations in this story that gave the characters a realistic feel and had you rooting for this couple of three. I look forward to reading more books by Tara Lain. She has such a wonderfully sensual way of ...more
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
ETA 9/12 I'm rereading this series for the Erotic Enchants 2012 Read It, Rate It, Review It Holiday Challenge and I hadn't read book 3/4 so I wanted to refresh my memory.

Jake and Roan have their stable twosome and are ready to pursue Emmaline to complete their threesome and it is hot, hot, hot. There are complications along the way as both Emmaline and Jake work for a university and the politics inherent in that atmosphere. This is my favorite read of the series.
Georgia Woods
Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one - read three menage stories in one night, one was ugh, one was meh, but this one was awesome. Loved the smart woman, loved the older woman/younger men dynamic, and totally loved the having to decide to be happy in life, or happy in business just to find that when you are happy in life, happy elsewhere falls into place. Excellent!
Michael Mandrake
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
OMG! What a hot book!

The story was awesome, I hated that Doctor of the University, what a prick!

So well done Tara. Cannot wait to read S&S. I love Roan and Jake!
Lynne
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was a very good easy read! Really liked the characters - they were hot and if you are into m/m/f romance, you will love it too!
Cassandra Carr
Jun 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book so much I immediately went out and bought her other book, The Scientist and the Supermodel. Ms. Lain writes a hot story!
Tiffany
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Jealous of Emmiline. Hmmmmm!
Gabrielle Lee
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
When Emmaline accepts the offer to spend some time with Jake and Roan she never imagined anything but a nice relaxing visit with friends but to her surprise it turns into so much more. Once the three find that their relationship goes beyond friendship are they willing to fight for it or will they let it pass them by?

I enjoyed the way these three come together and it was nice to see the bonds grow and deepen between them. Jake and Roan love each other and now want to include Emmaline in that
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Donna
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genetic Attraction follows up on The Scientist and the Supermodel. Jake and Roan got together but Jake still longs for his boss Dr. Emmaline Silvay. She is older and despite being raised by a free spirited mother she’s never been the one to go against convention but if were Jake and Roan would be reason to. Can she defy convention and go for what her heart desires?
I really liked Em. She is smart, driven and brave. Jake and Roan are so good together. This is a sweet and sexy tale of learning and
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Lynn Stifle
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Once you start, you will not be able to put it down. I loved the relationship between Jake, Emmaline and Roan. The author does a great job letting you feel each character. The story is very well written, has a great storyline, and awesome characters with undeniable chemistry. This book is amazing and you will not be disappointed reading it!
Erica Fisher
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Genetic Attraction by Tara Lain was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Em from the first moment she met her research assistant Jake she has had fantasies about the two of them being together. When Jake tells her he has a boyfriend not a girlfriend she is crushed. What she finds is that Jake wants to add her to his life with Roan and live as a threesome. Em is surprised at how attracted she is to Roan but feels trapped by the university and their conservative ways. I enjoyed the story ...more
Joscelyn Smith
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this and it was great seeing Jake and Roan again, their story was told in The Scientist and the Supermodel. Watching them enfold Emmaline into their relationship was so very hot. A very enjoyable read.

*I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book*
Crystal
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an enjoyable story
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