Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sex, Lies and Online Dating - Rachel Gibson

SEX . . .
What is it about men anyway? Bad cars, bad jobs, even bad teeth -- nothing convinces them that they can't snare a Size Two Babe with a D-cup chest. And after way too many internet dates with men named "luvstick" and "bigdaddy182," Lucy Rothschild should know.
LIES . . .
But sitting across from her now is "hardluvnman," and he seems different -- sensitive, honest, and hot! He says he's a plumber, while Lucy claims she's a nurse! She's really a mystery writer, dating online while researching her next book. Hey, everyone lies a little, don't they?
But Quinn's really an undercover cop hunting down a serial killer, and he
sees Lucy as his top suspect. And while he could really go for this smart, sexy
woman with the killer bod -- if that's the only thing "killer" about her -- he
knows he needs to wine and dine her and discover the truth. Hey, he realizes the
dating scene can be deadly -- but this is ridiculous!

This is the first book in Gibson series about 4 friends who are successful writers in different genres and while I enjoyed her funny lines, fast paced writing style and nice characters I couldn't overcome the fact that the plot was a bit of a letdown for me.

Lucy is a writer. She writes thrillers and is currently researching a new story about a killer who chooses his victims online so she sets up a few dates through an online dating site. Quinn is a police officer investigating a series of crimes where the victims also used an online dating site and as far as he can tell Lucy has the right profile and has dated all the victims so he sets up a date with her to see if she is the real killer.

They both pretend to be someone else and Quinn discovers very quickly that Lucy is not the nurse she pretended to be which only helps him get the wrong idea about her. I think my main problem with the story was that Quinn is determined to woo Lucy on false pretenses. Not only that but you can see that she is a nice girl and that she doesn't want to get hurt and tries to avoid him but eventually falls for it. Now it could be said that Quinn also falls for her but what kind of sympathy can I have for him when he lets himself be wired so his colleagues can hear their dialogue and then proceeds to make love to her? Sorry, this just didn't work for me and I felt he should have stayed in the dog house a lot longer than he did.

While Lucy is mad at him and rightfully so, the killer starts sending her letters and so they have to work together to discover who the real killers is and avoid a new murder. If this plot won’t be a problem for you then I am sure you'll enjoy this book as I did several of the previous Gibson books that I've read. The heroine and situations are funny and enjoyable but I just couldn't get over my dislike of the whole plot situation.

Grade: 3.5/5


  1. Pronto, ok, hoje fico mais satisfeita. Só um 3,5 em 5! lol
    Beijo, miga, e um dia bom.

  2. LOL de vez em quando lá aparece um ranhosito! :-)

    Bom dia pa ti também! E já agora com bom tempo que aqui tá de chuva! :-s


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