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Undercover Professor by December Gephart

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Synopsis:
Rule Number One: Must not lie.
Rule Number Two: Must not live with parents.
Rule Number Three: Must have a job.
Rule Number Four: Must not be a friend's ex.

These dating rules shouldn't be hard for Lucy Benoit to follow—after all, she made them. But she didn't plan on falling for Andy Sullivan, a scruffy-yet-attractive man who lives with his mother and is between jobs. These should be deal-breakers, but in other ways Andy is just her type. And there's something intriguing about him…

Andy isn't the geeky gamer he claims to be—not by a long shot. But what seemed like a harmless social experiment has put his chances of a relationship with Lucy at risk. Even if she can get past the silly rules she has set for herself, will she ever forgive him for breaking Rule Number One?

Review: Undercover Professoris a cute, quick read that offers a sweet romance despite some slight flaws. I really liked the premise of this story the famous professor who is hot but totally into gaming and writes papers about the sociological aspect of gaming. Although his reasons for being “undercover” were a little shaky I went with it. I really enjoyed the heat between Lucy and Andy/Drew and their playful banter. Their relationship develops gradually and I enjoyed the third person point of view because it gave insight into both characters without becoming overly bogged down with an inner monologue.
The one thing that detracted from the story for me were Lucy and her best friend/cousin Becca. Although I grew to tolerate Lucy I felt like both these characters were a little one note. Lucy has been hurt so she relies on rules to protect herself and a lot of the first part of the book is spent discussing how Andy/Drew doesn’t meet her list so she can’t be attracted to him. Becca on the other hand was one of those girls who is constantly falling in and out of love and thinks every guy is “the one”. I just wish there would have been a little more to her character to round her out. I did like the character of Andy/Drew a lot his development throughout the story was interesting and I felt like the author did a good job of making him an interesting love interest and more than just a pretty (sexy) face.
Overall, the story is enjoyable and the chemistry is sizzling, a good book to curl up with on a cold winter night!

Reviewed by: JENNIFER

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