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
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
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... ...more
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... ...more
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... ...more
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... ...more
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
Title: Deadly Chemistry - Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks Book 1
Author: Teri Anne Stanley
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
ASIN E-Book B00KP86AVU
Overall Rating: Very Good
Reviewed For: Entangled Publish... ...more
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…t... ...more
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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 (... ...more
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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. T... ...more
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 a... ...more
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 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 stag... ...more
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 hi... ...more
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... ...more
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 relationshi... ...more
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 t... ...more
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 comfor... ...more
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 Laure... ...more
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 fu... ...more
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 tim... ...more
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) whodu... ...more
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