Book Reviews of Sex, Lies, and Online Dating (Writer Friends, Bk 1)

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating (Writer Friends, Bk 1)
Sex Lies and Online Dating - Writer Friends, Bk 1
Author: Rachel Gibson
ISBN-13: 9780060772918
ISBN-10: 0060772913
Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 497 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Fun. Smutty. A very quick read. =)
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Helpful Score: 3
this was a fun, no thinking required, relaxing read. pick it up and enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've liked most of what I've read of Rachel Gibson, and this has a fun and interesting premise. Unfortunately, it takes some give-me-a-break plotting to make it work. When you discover the man is an undercover cop who has been dating you because you're a prime suspect, if you're a reasonable person, you understand that the lies he told were in the line of duty and that, in his shoes, you'd make the same choices. And I expect my heroines to react like reasonable people. Yes, that sometimes makes plotting more challenging, but that's life.

I could almost overlook that flaw. What I can't overlook was when the heroine has an extreme attack of stupid and goes alone to meet a woman she only knows in passing when there's a female serial killer who has threatened to make her the next victim. This genre isn't overly critical or overly demanding, but I still expect better sense from the heroine and better plotting from an author.
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Helpful Score: 2
At this point anything that Rachel Gibson writes, I buy! She is hilarious, the characters are interesting and the plots are fairly realistic. I am so sick of the historical "damsel in distress" crap and she writes very good contemporary stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
I heard so much about Gibson's books that I decided to give this one a try. I read about 50 pages and had to stop. The plot development was weak, the writing was unbearably lame, and the dialogue between characters was laughable. A disappointment.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another winner! R.G. is one of my absolute favorite writers. She really knows how to keep you turning the pages. I couldn't put this one down anymore than any of her other books. I was so behind at work because I kept taking breaks to sneak in a little reading time. Defintely a great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a good story! I really enjoyed it, since I met my hubby online :) Good characters and plot, though it seemed a bit choppy at times. Just my opinion, though. It was overall a good read!
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Nice quick read with a fast moving plot.
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Lucy Rothschild has come up with a daring way of doing research for her newest mystery novel. Since her female serial killer meets her victims online, Lucy does the same. The men who respond to her e-mails and meet her in the Boise Starbucks provide excellent fodder, as well as verisimilitude. Finally Lucy only needs one more victim. Unbeknownst to her, Quinn McIntyre is actually an undercover detective trying to stop a serial killer. One thing the victims all have in common is that they are part of the online dating scene. As Quinn chats with Lucy, it becomes apparent that she is lying and that she knows way too much about police procedure. Lucy begins to fall for him, and Quinn falls for her, believing all the while that she's the killer. How Lucy's novel reads and how the serial killer's MO are so alike is just one of the fascinating aspects of Gibson's latest delightful page-turner.
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Great book, very fast read. Can't wait to read more by this author.
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Lucy Rothschild is a mystery author and she is currently working on her newest title. Lucy is meeting men on-line and meeting them in coffee houses; she is doing research for her new book. In her book, men are being murdered by a woman who stalks her victims on-line and lures them in to meet in person.

Lucy's fourth and LAST on-line date is a man with the screen name "hardluvnman" and she's hoping he will cause great inspiration for her fourth victim character. But Lucy doesn't know what kind of inspiration she is in for.

Hardluvnman is, in reality, Quinn McIntyre who has been working as a cop for years, specializing in undercover work. There is a serial killer suffocating men and Quinn is determined to uncover the killer.

What ensues is a great romp as Lucy and Quinn work with and against each other. I never would have guessed who the real serial killer was and I was extremely shocked when I found out. It was a wonderful read and the first in a series. I can't wait to read the other books in this series.
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What is it aboutmen anyway? Bad cars, bad jobs, even bad teeth - nothing convinces them that the can't snare a size two babe with a D- cup chest. Andafter way too many internet dates with men named "luvstick' and "bigdaddy182" Lucy Rothschild should know.

But sitting across from her now is "hardluvnman" and he seems different - sensitive, honest adn 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. He's a cop, undercover investigating a seriel killer. Lucy is his number one suspect.
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Excellent book!
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An undercover cop, a mystery writer, and a serial killer. What more could you ask for?
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SUPER, SUPER, SUPER book! The first of two so far...the second is called "I'm in No Mood for Love"...and I'm already on the wait list for it!
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The title says it all!
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A nice, light read
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An easy fun read.
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Another fun read by Rachel Gibson. Loved it!
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I enjoyed this book.
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Lucy, a murder mystery writer starts meeting men from the internet to use as murder victims in her latest book. Unfortunately, the men she is meeting starting getting murdered and she becomes a suspect!
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Great read. Couldn't put it down!
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Great for a lazy Sunday on the couch - entertaining read, likeable characters
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SEX...What is it about men anyway? Bad cas, 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 sh'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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It was great. I really love this author now. Easy reading and fun stories. Nothing intellectual but nice to disappear into a great story.
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This is part of a four book series about four writers/friends of different genres. The story of each author reflects the genre they write in. I thought this was a cool concept. I've read three out of the four books and Lucy's story is much smoother than Clare's story. This is a fun, quick read.

Lucy is a mystery writer so her story is a mystery with lots of romance thrown in. I love it when Lucy lectures on what makes a great mystery and of course all the gimmicks she speaks about is in this book.

It was a cute book. If you've never read Gibson, light fluffy fun read is a great way to describe her books.
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This wasn't my favorite Rachel Gibson book.... I struggled to get through it and forced myself to finish.
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Rachel Gibson's books are always fun. This one has a series of mix-ups and misconstrued dates! While fun, the plot gets a little lost and the storyline gets a quick fix right at the end, not her best work, but an okay summertime read (or cozy rainy night).
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I love that Rachel Gibson connects her characters in her books, to other books. I really enjoy reading about Adele, Maddie, Clare, and Lucy!
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I liked this book very much. Although it was slightly predictable, it was cute.
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Cute chick lit. Lucy is a mystery writer using online dating sites to meet men for research regarding her next book. Quinn is an undercover cop that is afraid she may be the serial killer terrorizing town. Quick, easy read. 4 stars
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fast, quick read. This is a fun book to read.
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Fun mystery/romance!
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Very funny.
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Lucy Rothschild is a mystery writer, dating online while researching her next book. "Hardluvman" is an undercover cop hunting down a serial killer, and he sees Lucy as his top suspect.
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Love this author. Great story line, some intrigue, chuckles & a touch of hot sex.
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This one was well written with an interesting plot that I haven't encountered before. Loved it.
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fun and easy to read.
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Lucy claims she is a nurse but she is really a mystery writer dating on line to research her latest book. Quinn is her date and he claims he is a plumber but he is really an undercover cop investegating a serial killer and Lucy is his prime suspect.
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A fun read, a combination romance and mystery.
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Laugh Out Loud Funny! With a little mystery to boot! The main theme is a cop chasing a killer who finds men thru online dating, then takes them home and kills them thru erotic asphyxiation. Lucy is a mystery writer using online dating as a means to meet men to write into her novels.

Quinn meets Lucy and "....he looks down into her face, searching for signs that she was crazy. The kind of crazy that slipped a bag over a man's head while she rode him like Seabiscuit."
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CUTE SEXY FUN!
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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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Ms. Gibson scores another great read! This time it's filled with suspense along with her signature humor and romance. Really enjoyable read.
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Great book...could not put it down
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Cute and sexy mystery/romance
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I absolutely loved this book. The author had me interested in the very first chapter!! The story line is funny, sexy and intriguing. If you like Jennifer Cruise's books you will definitely love Rachel Gibson. She is a new favorite.
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Light and fluffy read....
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Fun romantic suspense.
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Sexy, and a good story
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Lucy, a mystery writer, is researching online dating for her latest book. Quinn, a police detective, is dating online to catch a female serial killer. Needless to say,they meet and Quinn needs to battle his attraction to Lucy when she becomes a suspect. The characters are fairly well developed and the romance is pretty convincing. The revelation of who the serial killer is comes off as a bit silly and really anticlimatic. But this book is not really a thriller so its a good, quick read.
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Cute contemporary love story!
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I always enjoy Rachel Gibson's books and this one was no exception. Quinn and Lucy were well-drawn and interesting characters who linger on after you finish the book.
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Very good story!
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This was a fun and light read
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I just couldn't get into this book.
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I really liked this book.. great story line!! Would totally recommend!!
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Maybe funny romances are not my cup of tea, but I was kind of bored with this book. I thought that Quinn is kind of dense for thinking that Lucy actually had anything to do with the murders based on the most circumstantial of evidences, and the romance was lukewarm and unbelievable.
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I love a great comedic romance. Rachel Gibson never fails to deliver a a great one. Lucy is a murder mystery writer who is researching internet dating for her next book. Quinn is an undercover cop who is hunting for an internet dating, serial killing, woman.
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An amusing light read.
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quick easy read with likable characters.
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Great book! I have read everything she has written and she keeps getting better.
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great book
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Funny and interesting throughtout the book. I would read this one a couple of more times.
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Great read. Funny, sexy & even a nice little mystery. Can't wait for the next one to come out!


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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I always enjoy a story where the hero and heroine misrepresent themselves and then get found out. This book is no exception. Funny dialog and a great story line make Sex, Lies, and Online Dating a memorable story.
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Cute, quick and easy read.
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Very funny!
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I love this book! It was funny and hard to put down, time just slipped by while reading it.
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Lucy is a mystery novelist, and Quinn is a police detective. She's dating men she's found on the internet to gain research for her next book. Quinn is undercover, attempting to catch a murderess who meets her victims via the internet. Unfortunately, Lucy is his prime suspect.
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I like her hockey books better, but still a fun read.
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Very quick, easy read - good chick lit with murder, mystery and sex! LOL
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Mystery writer Lucy Rothschild is researching online dating for her new book on serial killers. Unfortunately, there's a real serial killer on the loose and Lucy becomes the top suspect.

Wonderful book, I was sad when it was over. Another winner from Rachel Gibson!
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Undercover cop meets mystery writer while looking for a killer. Good book.
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A fun read...
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Writer Lucy's researching a murder mystery; Undercover cop Quinn's looking for a serial killer. When they meet, they find sparks, but their stories keep getting in the way...
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Funny, sexy and just a general good, fast read. About a serial killer, a mystery writer and a undercover cop.
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this was a most awesome book. the story kept you interested and the romance made me jealous LOL
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Good book, Quick Read. My first book I ready by Rachel Gibson, will definitely check out her others.
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I thought this would be chick-lit but it was more of a straight romance. A couple meets up via online dating, but each is impersonating another for reasons of their own - one is a crime novelist, and the other a police detective. Cute story.
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Wacky romance.
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great book. love this author.
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great great read! I laughed out loud most of the time!
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Another great book from Rachel Gibson! A must read!
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As always I thoroughly enjoyed Rachel Gibson's writing style. This book is well written and very entertaining.
I always know I'm going to enjoy her books.
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She lies...she's not a nurse, but a mystery writer. He lies...he's not a plumber, he's a cop. HOT SEX...LIES...ONLINE DATING!
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enjoyed this book!