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Peek Inside Deadly Chemistry

Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put his troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike’s help to repairthe damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his, and his brother's pasts, are about to be brought to light. As Mike and Lauren delve into secrets and danger, they’ll have to decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives.

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Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put his troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike’s help to repair the damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his, and his brother’s pasts, are about to be brought to light.

Lauren Kane was happy having a secret crush on the hot maintenance man at Tucker University, but when the drug she was studying is stolen, Lauren has a chance to get to know Mike in person. The problem is, he seems to know more about what’s going on than any maintenance man should. But then the drug turns up in the wrong hands, and Mike and Lauren have to decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives.


"Why did I pick up this book? Because it’s the first in a new series - Sex, Lies and Science Geeks. I mean, come on, how can I pass that up?" - All About Romance

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667390
Series: Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks, Book 1
Release Date: Jun 23, 2014
Page Count: 246
Imprint: ignite
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: across the tracks

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By Kate July 18, 2014

Really enjoyed this novel by my pal, Teri Anne Stanley! A fun, engaging romantic suspense. And, hello! Hot ex-cop and science in one book? Sign. Me. Up. ...more

By Christi June 23, 2014

My Review:
I'll admit when it came time to decide whether or not to accept this book for review, I didn't look much past the series title...Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks. I do love it when geeks and suspense collide so this was a no-brainer for me.

Overall, the book was okay. It had an interesting plo ...more

By Susan June 03, 2015

The chemical reactions found in this book don't only take place in the research lab. Nope, there's also plenty of action going on between the delightfully nerdy research gal and a hunky manly man of a maintenance man, who's actually a hunky manly man of a cop who's trying to clear his name after a b ...more

By Bette June 15, 2014

This is a fun light hearted story with great humor, romance, and mystery. Down on his luck, shamed detective Mike Gibson is working hard to restore his name and honor by tracking the deadly strain of drugs that have hit the streets. When it is traced back to the nerdy yet sexy scientist Mike has bee ...more

By Stacy September 22, 2014

Okay, Goodreads states the character’s name as Laura, but it’s actually Lauren! Oops. This was a fun, light-hearted read, yeah, even for a romantic suspense. From the cute meet, I realized this book was not made to be serious, so I went in and enjoyed the ride. If you’re looking for a quick, fun rea ...more

By Linda March 11, 2015

What a fun read! My inner science nerd loved every page, especially the ones that involved, ahem, chemistry. Take one Mike, add one Lauren, throw in some deadly danger, and kaboom! Enjoy the explosive reaction.

Yes, kiddies, science CAN be hot! ...more

By Cathy December 01, 2017

I love reading about couples where one is a "Geek," maybe because I was a bit of one in high school. Lauren was the perfect geek. I loved how she thought in terms of science, and cells and whatnot. I liked how, even though she was a geek, she had a sexual past. And lastly, I liked how Mike saw the n ...more

By CJ September 13, 2019

Kind of a cute book. Enjoyed it. ...more

By DelAnne June 23, 2014

Title: Deadly Chemistry - Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks Book 1
Author: Teri Anne Stanley
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Published: 6-23-2014
ISBN: 13-978-1-62266-739-0
Pages: 246
Genre: Romance
Tags: Suspense
Sensual Level:
Overall Rating: Very Good
Reviewed For: Entangled Publishing ...more

By Margaret September 13, 2016

Every scientist knows that opposites attract – but Laura Kane also knows what happens when that attraction leads you to letting a man take over your life. After watching her mother give up her career as a scientist after getting married, Laura knows that there is no room in her life for any man…that ...more

By Melanie February 18, 2016

Full review available on All About Romance -

Why did I pick up this book? Because it’s the first in a new series - Sex, Lies and Science Geeks. I mean, come on, how can I pass that up? I’m not usually one for romantic suspense, but add in a good geek girl (or ...more

By Sienna June 11, 2014

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The description of this book had me at 'undercover cop' really. I think this is my latest phase of reading and can't get enough of them so obviously I requested Deadly Chemistry when I saw it up on NetGalley.

I liked the relationship in this book. The ...more

By Miriam June 26, 2014

Laura’s one of those characters you can’t help but like. She’s incredibly book smart but she’s not obnoxious about it. She’s a people person and an animal lover, caring for a family of possums living in a trash can and convincing Mike to adopt a temperamental cat. She’s confident in herself but an a ...more

By Books and Spoons March 16, 2015

Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks sum it up pretty well.
Laura is creating something incredible in her lab at the university, that would help many with chronic pain, after it is developed. She is fully focused on her work, fighting for the financing of the project, and has no time for a relationship.
Mike ...more

By She June 26, 2014

Mike has followed the path of a new illegal drug being made to a local college and goes unofficially undercover as a maintenance man. One of his brothers is a researcher there and another is a student. Mike meets Lauren who is actually doing research on a new drug in stages that in the final stage w ...more

By Denise June 22, 2014

This novel is a great beginning for a series by this author. That is once you open the pages and step into the story you are quickly wisked away Mike and Lauren in a storyline that involves many factors. Mike is trying to uncover the real who done it while doing a job he must plus take care of his b ...more

By Rosemary June 24, 2014

Lauren Kane may be a science geek but she is also a woman who needs to be loved. She is working hard to get a grant to continue with her drug research, but strange things keep happening. Who thought that chemistry would put her in danger? Her protector is Mike Gibson, college maintenance man. He is, ...more

By Patricia June 17, 2014

Lauren a wonderful down to earth geek....Mike a sexy, maintenance man/ on suspension cop. These two have the instant lust thing going on with a storyline that is more than entertaining. When the heat is released between them it's more than worth the wait yet Laurent is the one in this relationship w ...more

By Tory July 15, 2014

I found this to be a fantastic read. The pacing was great and while I did suspect the ultimate villain because of some of his early actions that seemed to be a 'little' obvious (to me), I really hadn't expected him to turn out to be the villain.

Mike was hot and so devoted to figuring out where the ...more

By Incy June 23, 2014

Hooked into the characters straight away, especially Mike, a suspended cop determined to clear his name, take the bad guys down and…the bit I really liked…keep his younger brother on the straight and narrow.

Lauren was normal in the best possible way…twitchy when under social pressure, but comfortab ...more

By Lori June 30, 2014

This was a good start to the series, which I hope to read more. The sizzle between the nerdy scientist Lauren and hot alpha ex-cop Mike was pretty instantaneous and hot. I always love a good connection right off the bat. It did not seem over the top but just right. I liked the story line of Lauren's ...more

By Anna June 27, 2014

Nerdy girl scientist meet studly former undercover cop... What else needs to be said?

This is a fun romantic suspense set in a college town. Mike and Lauren have a lot of baggage to work through as they become a couple. The supporting characters (especially Mike's brothers) are well written and funny ...more

By Susanne September 07, 2016

This was a light, pleasant read but the 'bad guy' is easy to pick. However, good-guy Mike is a lovely man. Somewhat damaged by an unpleasant childhood, you can't help falling for him, as does Lauren. She is naive in revealing so much of her research to all and sundry; I wanted to shake her at times ...more

By Jessica August 18, 2014

Well, this was just plain fun! I loved Mike the Hot Maintenance Man, who had that rugged, manliness you can't resist (think a Jill Shalvis hero). He had some of the best lines! And the mystery was like watching one of those fantastic whodunits on TV. You *know* (or have a pretty good guess) whodunit ...more

By Melissa June 24, 2014

This book is a great read. Lauren and Mike story is when you finally let the chemistry come together, you never know how explosive it can be. ...more

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Teri Anne Stanley

About the author

Teri Anne Stanley

TERI ANNE STANLEY has been writing since she could hold a crayon–though learning to read was a huge turning point in her growth as a writer. Teri’s first stories involved her favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters, followed by her favorite teen idols. She has also authored a recipe column (The Three Ingredient Gourmet), and scientific articles (Guess which was more interesting!). Now she writes fun, sexy romance filled with chaos and havoc, populated by strong, smart women and hunky heroes. Teri’s career has included sex therapy for rats, making posing suits for female bodybuilders, and helping amputee amphibians recover to their full potential. Compulsively crafty, she can make almost anything, if there are directions on the internet. Pinterest is like a drug. She currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley enjoy boating and relaxing at their weekend estate, located in the thriving metropolis of Sugartit, between Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

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