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Sex, Lies, and Online Dating (Writer Friends #1)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  8,925 ratings  ·  323 reviews
She explained the trouble with Valentine's Day (as if you didn't know!) Now Rachel Gibson tells all about . . .

Sex . . .

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
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 24th 2006)
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Lucy was a writer. She worked with words. She filled each of her books with a hundred thousand of them. But only two words cam to mind. Holy Crap! Not eloquent but fitting.

When I went to read this one I saw that my Kindle was at 100% so I had read it already. It did sound a bit familiar but hey, better to re-read a good book than to read a mediocre new book? Right.

She pulled out a pair of jeans and a woman’s marathon T-shirt from the time she’d signed up to run but had accicentally on purpose
I can't particularly think of much good to say about this book. I wouldn't say it was downright horribly bad...well, maybe not. It was a waste of $7, though.

The plot isn't exactly original - A serial killer meeting victims online. I've read a number of books with a similar theme. Which isn't a bad thing, necessarily, if the author can make their work stand-out from the rest, but for this book, there was nothing to this storyline to separate it from anything else out there. It was all pretty basi
⊱ Irena ⊰
Lucy Rothschild, mystery writer, is doing a research on online dating. Her next book is about a serial killer who kills people she met online so Lucy is doing the same, minus the murders. She is just doing her job.
Quinn ('hardluvnman') is also doing his, dating women who are the most likely suspects in the serial killer case. Someone has already killed three men and Quinn's job is to find the killer. He didn't expect to be this attracted to one of the suspects though. Neither Lucy expected to
Michelle [Helen Geek]
4 Stars

Consistently Rachel Gibson. Another enjoyable read.

Happy Reading!
I will always feel the loss of her, but that doesn’t mean I have to stand in one place and feel the pain of it every day. For the rest of my life.
- Quinn
Aren’t double standards a bitch?
- Lucy
I want to be with you. I like being with you. When I’m not with you, I’m thinking about you. No one else. Just you.
- Quinn
I wanted you more than I can ever remember wanting anything in my life.
- Quinn
I thought you were going to keep your hands to yourself.
- Lucy
Fuck that.
- Quinn
Are you going to remember me o
Six years after I first read this, my star rating is still a 3-star meh. In fact, I couldn't even be bothered to get halfway because this time round, it did sound like chick lit. This time I couldn't find anything to enjoy because there was nothing to attract me to either MC - the heroine was bland and so was the hero and six years after the book was released, the online dating plot device is so old that the only thing that could have saved the story was if the MCs were
Jenn Scranton
HAHA! Sex, Lies, and Online Dating definitely put a smile on my face this Saturday! Just goes to show that honesty is the best policy!

Lucy is a murder mystery writer and she uses online dating programs to go on "dates" to do research for her books. Basically, she takes down mental notes on the people and then she "kills them off"... In her book of course! But she doesn't realize that some crazy woman is using her books as an instruction manual and committing real crimes!

Now Quinn is a cop who
Caz Malpas

With the hustle and bustle of the school holidays sometimes you just want a book that you can listen to that doesn't require lots of thought and doesn't put you on an emotional roller coaster.
This read/listen was a perfect combination of sweet and suspenseful, it held my interest and kept me entertained.
A lighthearted romance with a good murder mystery storyline.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Fairly standard fare. Mystery writer Lucy Rothschild is dating men found on the internet to come up with characters for her book character to kill. Detective Quinn McIntyre is dating women found online to find the one killing people. He thinks she did it. She suddenly thinks he's dreamy. Can they get over the lies? Can they catch the real killer? Can they keep their hands of each other? Well it is a romance novel, what do you think?

Light and fun overall. Likable characters and a few funny moment
An easy to read book about a love story I would like to happen in real life. Well, maybe I don't want to share the experience of the heroine Lucy but I like the idea of those love storys. And who wouldn't want a hot police officer at your service?

Rachel Gibson has a very detailed style of writing. She does not only give things a name but she point out the color and shape. I am aware that it isn't everybodys taste but I enjoyed it.
The crime plot is predictable and wouldn't get chosen for the next
Sara Kate
This was super cute and light. The title names were amusing and I laughed a little as well. Definitely not a typical murder mystery book. I really enjoyed this.
Once again Ms. Gibson does not disappoint me.
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Amanda P
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Lucy is posing as a nurse and is online dating to research her next book “”. She has gone out several times with guys who call themselves “luvstick” and “bigdaddy182” and she has about had enough. Her last date is with “hardluvnman”, but from the beginning this date is different, this one is HOT! Quinn is an undercover cop, and Lucy is a prime suspect in a murder investigation. All three victims were male who were on the online dating circ
I'm thinking that maybe Sex, Lies, and Online Dating should receive even less than 3 stars, but after reading two previous Gibson books that I absolutely adored (they were my first of hers and total hits: It Must Be Love and See Jane Score) I'm reluctant to give a worse rating.

The writing was good I guess, though Gibson sometimes cuts up her sentences very oddly and one feels like a period was put in one place when it should have been a few words earlier or later. On the plus side, Lucy's female
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Lucy is a writer working on her new novel; she is doing online dating strictly for research purposes. She has meet all kinds of men, none of which she really wants to get to know better. Until she meets Quinn on a coffee date, she thinks he might me worth seeing again. Quinn is wants to see Lucy again too, only problem, he is doing online dating because someone is killing men. The same men that Lucy has been going on dates with, so he is the cop who goes undercover to find out who is killing the ...more
Ana T.
This is the first book in Gibson series about 4 friends who are successful writers in different genres and while I enjoyed her funny lines, fast paced writing style and nice characters I couldn't overcome the fact that the plot was a bit of a letdown for me.

Lucy is a writer. She writes thrillers and is currently researching a new story about a killer who chooses his victims online so she sets up a few dates through an online dating site. Quinn is a police officer investigating a series of crimes
Lucy is a mystery writer whose latest book (unpublished) just happens to mirror the actions of a serial killer who currently has three kills under her belt. Detective Quinn McIntyre goes undercover to catch the killer, suspected of finding victims via online dating sites.

Lucy, for her research is also online, setting up dates. She and Quinn inevitably meet. For both it is attraction as first sight. For Lucy she wonders why this hunky guy is trolling online for dates. For Quinn, he is sure, much
RACHEL GİBSON <3 Son zamanlarda okuduğum en iyi kitaplardan biri oldu :)
Bu yazarı gerçekten seviyorum.
Anlatımı ve seçtiği konular gerçekten çok farklı ve eğlenceli :)
Sanırım bu seride yazar olan arkadaşları okuyacağız :)
Cinayet romanları yazan güzel mi güzel sarışın bir yazarımız var... Kendine değişik konular yaratmak için internetten yazıştığı adamlarla buluşuyor ve bu sayede bizim sivri dilli yakışıklı ve sevimli polisimiz Quinn'le tanışır :)
Lucy'nin hiçbir şeyden haberi yoktur ve heme
Wonderful romantic-suspense lite. Heavy on the romance and lite on the suspense. Even though this book is mostly romance, the suspense plot is great and the baddie isn't revealed until the end.

Lucy is a mystery writer and in doing research for her latest book, she is online dating. It seems that she also has an admirer that she could live without.

Quinn is a cop and there have been three men who have been suffocated and it appears that they have also been online dating. Quinn trolls the internet
Suggested by my daughter's friend. Lucy Rothschild is researching characters for her next book and is dating people in the internet... Quinn McIntyre "hardluvnman" detective is investigating a serial killer that dates her victims from the internet; Suddenly Lucy fits the profile of the "Breathless" serial killer and becomes the prime suspect of the investigation...Quinn is a broken heart man that has decided that love is not made for him after having a broken hard from his ex-girlfriend Amanda a ...more
I love this book! This was my first Rachel Gibson and it's my fav of hers. When looking for some comfort I decided to re-read this for about the billionth time and I can't believe I had forgotten just how funny it was! At the start it's got a kind film noir feel about it, which is really unusual and quite captivating.

I love when a couple meet through unusual circumstances and they don't come much more unusual than this. I love the characters, the supporting characters, the suspense, the humour,
The book had some potential. The title was intriguing, so - could be - the plot, but unfortunately, it totally failed both at suspence and at romance. The language was bland, the romance was sudden and without any reasons to it (sorry, I'm not really into love at first sight "just because", but some writers just manage to pull it off - this was not the case however), as for the suspense... There just wasn't much of it. Which is a real shame, because the idea - if not new - still was quite good.

Sex, Lies and Online Dates*4 Stars* 09/29/2015
I can't think of a way to write this review with at least few spoilers. But reading the synopsis you already know that involves Internet dates, but it's not just that. The book is not only about some couples lying and meeting online for sex. No. I think the title don't justify the contents on the book. It's a criminal novel. Very intri
Emm Roy
The premise is fun and I liked both the main characters. I especially enjoyed the fact that the writer included a friendship between four female writers in the story, though I would have preferred to see more of it. At times, it felt as though those characters were there so the writer would have characters to write more books about later on. Mentioning them more throughout the story might have made those friendships feel more organic.

The part of the book that fails for me is the mystery. The wri
Dit boek vond ik erg tegenvallen.
Didn't like this as much as the other books in the series. However, I love Quinn. I love the gentle side of him, but at times he can be just a little bit boring. But at the same time, I like that his character is a great diversion from the generic tough cop with attitude persona. As for the story itself, it was okay. I thought the beginning and the end was more interesting than the climax of the story.
Janset Atacan
''Hayatıma ışık saçtın ve yalnızlık dolu karanlığımı aydınlattın.Seni son nefesime kadar seveceğim.''
Aman tanrım! Kro! Kro! Kro! Fazla Edwardvarimsi olmuş bu.''Sen gelmeden önce yaşamıyordum Bella.Her yer karanlıktı sen benim parlayan ışığımsın Bella''
Eh,hım ortalama bir kitaptı.Zaman geçirmek için okunabilir.
Sarah (The Book Purist)
At least 3.5, prob even 3.75 stars. Reread this lovely piece of fluff to get away from my brain for awhile. Gibson is one of my go to's, although this is not my favorite in the quartet. I did find myself enjoying this book more than I remembered and wondering why it wasn't in my reread rotation more often.
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“He wrapped his arms around her waist and looked at her through those intense brown eyes she loved. "I wanted you when I thought you'd pull a bag over my head and snuff out my life. I wanted you more than I've wanted anything. I love you more than I've loved anyone. You burst into my life like sunshine and made me see how lonely I was. I don't want to live that way anymore." He pressed a kiss to her hairline. "I will love you with my last breath.” 15 likes
“I want to be with you." He straightened and brought her against his chest. "I like being with you," he continued. "When I'm not with you, I'm thinking about you. No one else. Just you.” 12 likes
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