Review: Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson

11 September, 2017 / 1 Comment

Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson

My Copy: Paperback, 352 pages
Publication Date: January 24, 2006
Publisher: Avon
Source: Purchased


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.


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!

My Review

This book was a bit too cheesy for me. But if you don’t mind all the cheese, it’s a decent read. Quinn and Lucy are the definition of insta-love and they rather easily overcome a dishonest start.

The romance was just a bit too unrealistic for my liking and they aren’t my favourite couple. I didn’t think the character development was up to par either. While I was into the story (it’s an easy book to get into), I just didn’t fully connect with the characters.

I’ve read other books by Gibson years ago and I remembered being easily captivated and enjoying the books (which is why I stocked up on them and they have been sitting on my shelf while I found new loves). These books are easy reads and easy to pick up and get into right away, but this one’s romance, story, and characters didn’t do it for me.

Best Aspect: Writing
Worst Aspect: Romance


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One Response to “Review: Sex, Lies, and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson”

  1. I am curious about this one. I love it when characters have the name “Quinn” because I don’t come across it that often. Although so often it’s the hero with the name Quinn. Anyway, I’m sorry this didn’t quite work for you. It does sound enetertaining, if not perfect.

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