Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by 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?
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!


Rachel Gibson is one of those authors whose books I've acquired a lot of. Mainly because I found four of them for cheap at my library's bookstore. *g* And they do look fun. When I saw that this one had gotten a solid A review at AAR, I was impressed. So when I got a chance to read it, I did. And now I wonder how on earth it garnered such high praise. Or the "hot" rating.

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating isn't bad, but it also isn't very good. It seems to fall squarely into average territory. There's nothing really unique about the book and the characters don't really stand out. I liked it enough that I'll give her another chance (I have five other books of hers to choose from), but if this is her best, I don't hold out much hope that the others will be highly enjoyable.

So while Sex, Lies, and Online Dating is a fast, easy read, it also doesn't have much meat to it. Fine way to spend a couple hours, but that's about it.

3 comments:

CW said...

Yeah, that's what I thought. I skimmed this going, yep, that's the hero, and yep, that's probably why he's there.

:)

Rosario said...

Haven't read this one yet, but most of Gibson's books have struck me that way... ok, but nothing special. The only exception has been See Jane Score, which I loved.

Jay said...

I dunno, I enjoyed SL&OD, but I've liked her other books as well. I got the feeling from reading the review though, that the reviewer really likes Gibson and jumped at the chance to review this. It's not gushing, but there's just something about it...