Berkley, Oct 2004, 13.00, 320 pp.
In Mosswood near Seattle, B.G. Grantham is the world's leading quantum particles expert, but between his research leaps, he enjoys studying attraction and desire in human relationships. He selects subjects and has his sexual majordomo Eric Berne negotiate with the chosen one.
For the first time, B.G. surprises his employee, lover, and friend Eric by allowing him to choose between two viable subjects. Eric selects Charity Wills, but then raises the ante by telling B.G. the rules are no one has sex until the new subject arrives. Eric visits Charity at Future Tech where she works and makes a deal she cannot refuse. His boss will pay for her to attend Harvard if she willingly spends time at a sexual retreat with B.G and him; he also stipulates she can refuse to have sex and leave early if she feels uncomfortable. As B.G. works on Charity's inner desires, she is attracted to Eric, who surprises himself as he wants her and not just for a quickie. Still the bisexual Eric must decide between B.G. and his beloved as his employer has actually manipulated his desires in his latest human experiment.
STRANGE ATTRACTIONS is a strange erotic contemporary romance starring a couple odd male characters and a feisty female protagonist. This book is filled with profanity and hands on (literally) sexual encounters.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner