The Theory of Deviance
by Rebecca Grace Allen
Series: Portland Rebels, #3
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Deviance is unacceptable. It's taboo. And it's the one thing he's always wanted.
Portland Rebels, Book 3
Painful shyness isn't the only reason Mikey Pelletier is a twenty-five-year-old virgin. Between working for his parents and volunteering at his church, he neither has the time nor the inclination to admit his bisexuality to the world—or to himself.
A visit from Krissy Porter will hopefully fix everything. After three months of chatting with her, Mikey's got one carefully planned week to win her heart and lose his V-card. He's hoping he can pull it off, even with her roommate along for the ride.
Krissy has been drawn to Mikey for a while. He's so easygoing, she thinks he could be the calm in her storm. But there's an extra complication when she comes to visit: her friend-with-benefits, "hetero-flexible" roommate, Rafe.
During a week of revelations, intimacy, and kink, Krissy and Rafe become the angel and devil on Mikey's shoulders, tempting him in different directions. And all three of them discover that a week of pure deviance can lead to the most uncontrollable emotion of all: love.
Warning: This book contains innocent board game-playing that takes a sexy turn, use of recreational substances, back-door action, and some smokin' hot threesomes. Plus, scenes of inner-demon slaying. Fans and tissues advised.
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book and found myself immediately drawn into Mikey, Krissy, and Rafe’s story. Although this book has some very steamy sexy times that were well written, what I really enjoyed was the story and the struggles of all the characters.
When Mikey meets Krissy he is convinced that she is the one – the one that will help him lose his virginity and perhaps even help him leave the feelings he’s had for men in the past. He’s very religious and lives in a small town, so any sort of non-traditional relationship is just not going to work for him. Of course he doesn’t anticipate meeting Krissy’s roommate Rafe, who tempts him in all sorts of ways. Mikey struggles with not only his religious beliefs, but he also has to come to terms with his family and what he wants out of life and the author does a wonderful job delivering Mikey’s story with emotion and heart.
Krissy and Rafe also have issues to deal with from their past. They both are hiding secrets from each other, as well as Mikey, and it’s clear that until they can all be honest with one another and themselves, they won’t be able to move forward either together or even separately.
This book has many social and emotional issues that it deals with and I think the author did a very good job depicting the characters and their struggles, especially with Mikey as he deals with his religious upbringing and what that means to him as begins to accept his bisexuality.
This is the third book in the series, but is easily read as a stand-alone. There are some sensitive topics addressed, but again, I think the author did a great job addressing them, not throwing beliefs in your face, just portraying how her character dealt with things. A great read for anyone looking for a steamy and sexy M/F/M with a great story to back it up!
I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.