Carly Phillips' Hot Zone trilogy also touches athletes' lives. She'd like nothing better than to avoid this particular man, but she can't. I am pretty intolerant in regard to audio books as they take so many hours to listen to, therefore I do not hesitate to delete a book half way through if it does not keep my interest. They are sort of judgemental towards the people who use online dating sites. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation. Gibson is one of my go to's, although this is not my favorite in the quartet. I think I most enjoy her sense of humor, I love to laugh and she almost always makes me laugh.
When John meets Georgeanne, they spend one incredible night together and Georgeanne has given her heart to John. Still, a long night stretches ahead of them - a night too sultry to resist temptation. He didn't expect to be this attracted to one of the suspects though. I always come back to it when I want a good comic, steamy, and touching story. She's been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.
My major criticism is that in too many respects it's a one idea story - crime writer and cop meet online both doing 'research' and pretending to be someone they're not. 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 as always happens when I read her books, I was hooked from the first page and totally engrossed in the story. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But can white-hot passion erase their painful family histories? They believed her, and she's been telling stories ever since. I can't particularly think of much good to say about this book.
Quinn every time I read his name. Now, she's been given the opportunity to add sports reporter to her repertoire when she's assigned to cover the Seattle Chinooks hockey team. But as the tension between Lucy and Joshua reaches its boiling point, it's clear that the real battle has only just begun. Determined to turn her life around, Nell flings herself into making McKenna Investigations a better place. The plot isn't exactly original - A serial killer meeting victims online.
But the problem is that I did not write my review immediately after finishing the book and then I went on holiday and now I simply cannot remember much about it. When I went to read this one I saw that my Kindle was at 100% so I had read it already. With the dates at Starbucks all the way to falling in love too fast. She'd blown his cover - brought him down with a can of hairspray - and now his new assignment was to pose as her boyfriend. Then again, this was mostly a romance, not a suspense. And some references to other fooling around.
Maybe I have read too many romance novels gasp! A note about Steamy: There's one explicit sex scene and one almost sex scene. So this may have rated the five stars even without the sense of relief of coming from a string of samey badreads. Hey, everyone lies a little, don't they? Her characters are always interesting and relatable. I was slightly surprised in the end when we found out who the serial killer was. By day she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team - especially their notorious goalie, Luc Martineau.
What other book might you compare Sex, Lies, and Online Dating to and why? Geaorgeanne and John are so good together. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation. There were some comedic points, but - to use the word again - they were average. You burst into my life like sunshine and made me see how lonely I was. So it's little surprise that this one was a huge relief as both Quinn and Lucy have conflict that arises naturally from their background. I liked the characters and the plot but there still seemed to be some substance missing from it that I couldn't quite put my finger on which is why I took away half a star.
Her divorce is 18 months old, she's been sleepwalking through life, and the best job she can get is with a detective agency that specializes in relationship work. It was all pretty basic and lacking a hook to really draw a reader it. There is a murder mystery that is somewhat interesting. There are so many better ways to convey scenes like that. I think this is a case of personal preference and not voice talent or casting - but it's decidedly not for me. First of all, she doesn't even know the guy - he's still pretending to be a widower plumber and is lying to her practically nonstop - and second of all.