Genetic Celebrity

Tara Lain
Contemporary romance
Available from Loose Id
ISBN: 9781611188899
July 2012

This is book four in the Genetic Attraction Series, and I have read all four of the books. They can be stand alone books, but I recommend reading them in order as they are all good.

This story begins with Booky having a foodgasm tasting food made by Tommy Riley. Tommy is in the city chef for Roan Black who we met in the first book, The Scientist and the Supermodel. Booky is Roan's agent, and her name is Angie Edelson. Roan goes for a walk to clear his head when a young person practically gets thrown at him. The young person is a young, androgynous man named Shaleen. He is very beautiful and Roan decides to take Shay under his wing. When I say this, I mean Roan is just an almost secondary character in this. It's Booky and Tommy who take Shay under wing. Poor Shay. He's never really had a family, has lived on the streets and even turned tricks. So he really doesn't understand what's happening.

Parts of this story were very cute. I enjoyed Ms. Lain showing us the attraction and uncertainty between Booky and Tommy. Both of them had been attracted to the other, but Booky thought Tommy was gay and he didn't think an incredible woman like Booky would possibly be interested in him. Roan and Booky get Shay started in fashion modeling, and he is a hit! If you know anything about big name fashion models, then you might recognize the name Andrej Pejic. He is a very famous, very androgynous model who models men's and women's clothing. That is exactly what our Shay begins doing. But you know, he isn't very educated (having been on the streets for more than a few years) but he is very smart and he learns very quickly.

Ms. Lain has totally given us a well thought out and well written novel. I enjoyed the mistakes and the successes of the characters. We meet Booky's family, which was hysterical, and then we meet Tommy's family, which was a little intense. We do eventually get to see Roan, Jake and Em from the second book. You probably couldn't tell but I am a huge fan of Ms. Lain. This is a wonderful series, and I loved all of her twists and turns. I'm only missing two of her books, but every time I read a Tara Lain story I feel I have been given a gift! This story is worth the read with foodgasms and other –gasms.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Very sensual

Reviewer: Teresa T.
November 13, 2012


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