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Sex, Lies, and Online Dating (edition 2006)

by Rachel Gibson (Author)

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Title:Sex, Lies, and Online Dating
Authors:Rachel Gibson (Author)
Info:Avon Books (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:contemporary, romance, chic lit, read in 2012, Lucy Rothschild & Quinn McIntyre, read in 2013

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Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson



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Sex, Lies and Online Dating
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While conducting research for her latest mystery novel, Lucy Rothschild becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders. Quinn McIntyre, the homicide detective assigned to the investigation, finds himself attracted to Lucy despite her lies and his suspicions.

Despite the indications in the blurb, Sex, Lies and Online Dating leans more toward contemporary romance than romantic suspense. The premise of a female serial killer targeting men she meets on the Internet has potential, but is ultimately underdeveloped with a limited suspect pool, insufficient clues and a less than comprehensible motive.

Another thing that does stand out, and not in a good way, is the excessive use of brands such as BMW, Ralph Lauren and Starbucks not to mention the abundance of references to popular culture like Maroon 5 and Cold Case Files. This adds little to the setting or atmosphere and actually dates the book unnecessarily.

Nevertheless, Lucy and Quinn’s romance is engaging and they have great chemistry. The build up of their relationship and the conflicts that inevitably arise make this a worthwhile read.

The secondary cast is comprised of Lucy’s quirky writer friends who are interesting enough to continue with the series. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
Lucy Rothschild, mystery writer
Quinn, Cop looking for 'female' serial killer - online dating ( )
  sharon-williams | Jun 16, 2016 |
I was hoping for something more like chick-lit and less like a full blown romance novel. I'm not that fond of explicit sex talk, so ultimately this ended up not being my kind of thing. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Apr 18, 2016 |
I listened to an audiobook of this title. It was predictable in the extreme. As soon as I knew there was a serial killer, I knew exactly who the serial killer was. The roller-coaster relationship between Quinn and Lucy was banal and had me rolling my eyes more than once. I can't keep my hands off him, he's broken my heart, I can't keep my hands off him, he's broken my heart. . . I'm sure I would not have made it half way through this book in print. As an audiobook that I listened to with half an ear while multitasking, however, it was not entirely devoid of entertainment value, mostly due to a decent narrator and some steamy scenes when the protagonist was not whining about being heartbroken. ( )
  JMlibrarian | Apr 10, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book. I do share some of the concerns from the less-than-enthusiastic reviews (namely, for me, the suspense could have been more, uh...suspenseful :-)), but I thought it was a fun read with likeable characters. And to be fair, I wasn't looking for a suspense story when I picked it up. ( )
  LeahDee | Jan 24, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060772913, Mass Market Paperback)

She explained the trouble with Valentine's Day (as if you didn't know!) Now Rachel Gibson tells all about . . .

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?

And Online Dating . . .

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!

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An undercover cop hunting for a serial killer realizes the online dating scene can be deadly when his date becomes his top suspect.

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