Darwin's Natural Selection

Darwin s Natural Selection Tom Cooper s life was changed with one swift act of brutality It s been months and he still can t forget that night still lives in fear especially fear of intimacy So when a big beautiful constructi

  • Title: Darwin's Natural Selection
  • Author: Katie Allen
  • ISBN: 9781419928888
  • Page: 458
  • Format: ebook
  • Tom Cooper s life was changed with one swift act of brutality It s been months and he still can t forget that night, still lives in fear especially fear of intimacy So when a big, beautiful construction worker expresses interest, Tom freezes with every touch How can the same man inspire both lust and terror His hungry looks seem both dangerous and delicious Darwin BloTom Cooper s life was changed with one swift act of brutality It s been months and he still can t forget that night, still lives in fear especially fear of intimacy So when a big, beautiful construction worker expresses interest, Tom freezes with every touch How can the same man inspire both lust and terror His hungry looks seem both dangerous and delicious Darwin Bloom is a man without a life, an identity, even a real name But he might have found a home in Tom Living on the lam isn t exactly conducive to relationships, but Darwin wants Tom too much to stay away He ll soothe his damaged lover with soft caresses, with patience, with his hard body until the best sex of their lives in interrupted by agents from Darwin s mysterious past But that s okay There s something wickedly naughty about love on the run.

    553 Comment

    • Simsala says:

      A story like a nursery rhyme.With every repeat of the chorus a word or event gets added.Three-fourths of the book were nothing but telling about a slowly progressing relationship between a saint and Bambi frozen in the headlights. Lots of lovey-dovey stuff that was kinda cute but with the third round of telephone sex - because Tom was too afraid to get touched - the story slowed down to snail`s pace and as they finally came together I was already asleep.I skimmed the last quarter and finally som [...]

    • Eve Hart says:

      This was my first and last Katie Allen book. I requested the book from NetGalley because the premised seemed interesting, and I hadn't read a quality M/M romance before--so, heck, I decided to give it a try.I was disappointed, and here's why:- The story is slow- It's not an erotic story (they have a lot of phone sex and then the one sex scene I read lacked heat). It was simply a M/M romance NOT a detailed and erotic tale.- I couldn't believe the attraction between Tom and Darwin was real- I coul [...]

    • Gabbi says:

      This is the first book I’ve read by Katie Allen and it definitely won’t be my last! I really enjoyed the different twists and turns the plot of this book has as well as the humorous and sexy side of Ms. Allen’s voice.Six months ago Tom was brutally attacked as part as a hate crime. Since the attack, Tom suffers from almost debilitating panic attacks and he constantly struggles at trying to get his life back to some kind of normalcy. One day at a job site he is approached by a very handsome [...]

    • MostlyDelores says:

      3.5 stars. I have been waiting for this book FOREVER. No book could live up that, but it didn't seem to have the same sparkle that I expect from Katie Allen. And the story just stops towards the end because this is book two of a five book series, with an arc that won't be resolved until book five (I assume). So, not a cliff hanger, but not HEA (yet) either.

    • Avid Reader says:

      Darwin's Natural Selection (Research & Desire #2) by Katie Allen 3 starsM/M RomanceTriggers: Kidnapping, Attempted Rape, Anxiety Disorder, stalkingI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.This is the second book in the story and while you don't necessarily need to read book 1, there are a few characters that make a repeat appearance.Darwin and Tom are a strange couple. Tom is an architect who is working on the same job as Darwin, who is a construction worker. They see each [...]

    • Leah says:

      This is a solid 4 star read but I'm i bumping my rating up to counter the low ratings of other obviously psychopathic reviewers! *shrugs* The dialogue in this book is witty, sexy and laugh out loud funny. I think I just found a new favorite author ;D

    • Pummpie says:

      I've been waiting for this book with breathless anticipation !!!!!

    • Kelly says:

      For all Darwin doesn't have any memories of his life before he became a lab experiment, he's a pretty easy-going guy. He might be quick to get hit with the possessive MINE mentality when he lays eyes on Tom, but he's careful with him. He does his best to ease Tom's fears as they slide into a relationship.But being on the run and trying to fly under the radar of the government guys who could cause a lot of problems for anyone deemed to be important to Darwin makes their relationship a little tric [...]

    • Shirley says:

      I can give this a solid 4 stars, but I gotta admit I wanted more *sigh* I picked up Natural Selection before I realized that there was a previous book. Honestly, it didn’t make a big difference. I wasn’t totally lost, but I did find myself wondering exactly what did happen to Darwin when he was held captive and essentially used as a lab rat. For that reason and the fact that evidently all the characters who will eventually have their own story were introduced in Erotic Experiments, I’ll pr [...]

    • Kristy says:

      First off.I LOVE Katie Allen's books. I've read them all, and the nook that led me to her was the first Human Design book, Experimenting With Ed. I love, love, loved that book. the follow-up had some big shoes to fill. And for the most part, I was not disappointed. This story is m/m, which I lovee sex was suuuuper hot, but the storyline just left me sort of, I don't know.blah.This book was Darwin's story. He's the 2nd in the group of five guys that are escaped "experiments". They all had their m [...]

    • Christi Snow says:

      My Review:This is book #2 in this series and I have not read the first book. There were a few vague references to it, but this story overall wasn't affected by that missing book in my reading repertoire. If anything, what's missing in this story is just the simple details of what exactly was done to Darwin while he was in that treatment facility and how they escaped. There are five people who are on the run from the facility and it sounds like they will probably all get a story. They were medica [...]

    • Angelus says:

      Another good edition to Katie Allen's M/M romance books. But this one was a little different from Private Dicks/Hide Out. It's slightly more sweet in comparison. But it was well written. Another difference is that this book leaves me wanting more. I find that the ending needed more closure. So Tom and Darwin spend the rest of their lives on the run? Sure they love each other and everything, but it'll take it's toll. I kind of want to know if they actually managed to settle. As Darwin explained, [...]

    • C is for **censored** says:

      The star rating given reflects my opinion within ‘the official rating system’.1 star: Didn’t Like it2 stars: It’s Okay3 stars: Liked it4 stars: Really Liked it5 stars: It Was AmazingI don’t really give a rat-fuck that there are some who think I ‘owe’ an explanation for my opinion. Nope, nada, and not sorry about it.Sometimes I may add notes to explain what my opinions are based on, and sometimes I don’t. I do this for me, on my books, in my library and I don’t ‘owe’ any sp [...]

    • Brutally Honest says:

      This book had its issues. There was the whole fear-connected-to-pleasure thing, which honestly kind of freaked me out. Darwin was just honestly too patient, and Tom was much too traumatised and apparently not willing to go to therapy to get better or anything. but had no qualms using his boyfriend. And then there were the side characters pushing Tom into a relationship, as though a magical boyfriend would magically fix everything They were right, of course, but it's completely unrealistic.This b [...]

    • Kelly says:

      Having not read the first in the series, I was a little leery to read this book. But someone whose taste I trust recced it, and I'm glad I took the chance. You don't read about too many heroes who suffer from severe anxiety, and I really enjoyed how patient and understanding Darwin was with him. He didn't push, he let Tom come to him at his own speed.The pacing was good, and I really enjoyed the author's writing style and voice. I laughed out loud quite a few times.

    • Crispy says:

      Wonderful. Handled the issue of PTSD linked to an attack on a gay man with great sensitivity and tenderness. At the same time the book retained Katie Allens trademark wit and eroticism. Darwin was a great hero.

    • Mandi Schreiner says:

      I'll write a review tomorrow :)

    • Tracey says:

      Absolutely loved this book. I could relate to Tom on so many levels. Wish we could all find our own Darwin's!

    • Elizabeth GlamShazam says:

      There is a lot going on in this book. PTSD on one hand, government labs in the other. It's a weird combo, but the book is fun and the pace quick. I'll definitely read this series.

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