Series: The Roommate #2
Published by Berkley Books
Published: April 6, 2021
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Naomi and Ethan will test the boundaries of love in this provocative romance from the author of the ground-breaking debut, The Roommate.
Naomi Grant has built her life around going against the grain. After the sex-positive start-up she cofounded becomes an international sensation, she wants to extend her educational platform to live lecturing. Unfortunately, despite her long list of qualifications, higher ed won't hire her.
Ethan Cohen has recently received two honors: LA Mag named him one of the city's hottest bachelors and he became rabbi of his own synagogue. Taking a gamble in an effort to attract more millennials to the faith, the executive board hired Ethan because of his nontraditional background. Unfortunately, his shul is low on both funds and congregants. The board gives him three months to turn things around or else they'll close the doors of his synagogue for good.
Naomi and Ethan join forces to host a buzzy seminar series on Modern Intimacy, the perfect solution to their problems--until they discover a new one--their growing attraction to each other. They've built the syllabus for love's latest experiment, but neither of them expected they'd be the ones putting it to the test.
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Second books by an author are a struggle for me. I always have high expectations after loving the first book and I want to love the second just as much. Sometimes I am lucky and it exceeds my expectations. Other times I am disappointed and I feel like the book just wasn’t as good. For The Intimacy Experiment I’m not sure how I actually feel about it. I read the book months ago and I’m still not sure.
The Intimacy Experiment is the story of Naomi, a former adult entertainer now a cofounder of sex-positive start-up company. And when the company becomes an international sensation Naomi wants to expand to live lectures. The problem is that no one in higher education wants to hire a former sex worker. Enter Ethan, a hot new bachelor and the new rabbi at his own synagogue. When Ethan give Naomi a chance to try and bring in more of the younger Jewish community both get more than they expected out of the experiment.
I’ll tell you want I’m sure on from The Intimacy Experiment…Ethan and Naomi. They were the one part of the whole book that I know I love with my whole heart. They were 10000% opposites and 100000% perfect for each other. Ethan had a lot of lose by bringing in something so radical and against the norms of the synagogue but all Naomi needed was for someone to see beyond her former occupation. Watching as the two of them opened up to each other and learned from one another was the best part of the reading experience.
When I was introduced to Naomi in Rosie Danan’s debut, The Roommate, I was intrigued by her. She seemed like she had a story behind that hardshell/chip on her shoulder. There was something soft and kind she was hiding behind and I was curious wha that was. And that is exactly what I found out when reading The Intimacy Experiment. And that is what you will find out too when you pick up your copy.