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Undercover Professor

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  231 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Rule Number One: Must not lie.
Rule Number Two: Must not live with parents.
Rule Number Three: Must have a job.
Rule Number Four: Must not be a friend's ex.

These dating rules shouldn't be hard for Lucy Benoit to follow—after all, she made them. But she didn't plan on falling for Andy Sullivan, a scruffy-yet-attractive man who lives with his mother and is between jobs. These s
ebook, 147 pages
Published November 19th 2012 by Carina Press
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
So very close, yet so very far away.

Do you know how excited I was to read a book about a geeky gamer guy who is secretly a hottie in disguise?

I was OHTHISEXCITEDICOULDBARELYWAIT!!! Right about now, I'm so freakin' tired of alpha male aholes that are a dime a dozen. Back in the day, I loved me some chest-thumping testosterone...until I read it about a hundred times over. Can we get some different personality types already? So you can only guess how happy I was to read about a normal (yet still h
Oct 12, 2012 rated it liked it


Lucy Benoit has four dating rules. She meets Andy one afternoon in the apartment complex's laundry. Despite Andy being scruffy but extremely attractive, he has three of the four rules against him. And Lucy is to find out that in fact he breaks all her rules.

Despite Andy appearing to be a 'usually-unemployed' man living with his mother, he is in fact, Dr Andrew Sullivan PhD, sociology professor at Portland, Oregon. Andy, better known as Drew is on a break from academia, looking after his mot
Nov 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-e-book

Undercover Professor was not really what I expected, but it was a fun and sexy read, anyhow.

I adore romances about social opposites coming together and falling in love. I guess to some degree this was sort of the case. It was the case in Lucy’s mind when she fell for Andy. Lucy is a successful hardworking responsible girl who’s been burned by love. Because of this, she compiles a list of “don’ts” for men. This way she’ll end up with someone who won’t stomp all over her heart and someone who is
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Thank you to NetGalley and December Gephart for allowing me to read this book. I did not receive any compensation for my review. Overall, this book just squeaked by with a 4♥'s rating. Fast, easy read with unique characters, but left a little longing in more details and character background.

The romance and overall story was a little different than what I've read this year, which was nice to see something different. I'm almost surprised at the variety of characters offered to us in this book. Ini
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, adult
“Rule number one: no lying. That was the first, most important rule.
Rule number two: must not live with parents.
Rule number three: must have a job.
Rule number four: no dating a guy who had already dated a girlfriend. No friends' exes. Chicks before dicks, as her cousin Becca always said. “

Lucy Benoit is just about to break every one of those rules for the perfect guy she meets in her apartment’s laundry room. She wasn’t planning on falling for Andy Sullivan, she already has Dell. She is worki
Paula  Phillips
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Who of us women and I guarantee men probably do somewhere hidden , have a list of requirements for the people they date and then they won't date anyone who doesn't fit their list , no matter how hard that other person will try to persuade them otherwise. Lucy Benoit has a list and Andy Sullivan isn't getting very far on it especially not his Undercover personality whereas if she was to discover who he really was, he would meet all her requirements. Can Andy get Lucy to like him and have her forg ...more
Ruthie Knox
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
December's debut is steamy and fun! Love her voice, love the humor, love the very real-feeling setting. Lucie is a delightful heroine, an ordinary girl with an ordinary life that she's working hard to make the most of. When her self-protective rules run up against her chemistry with the undercover hottie hero, the conflict that results has just the right balance of humor, pathos, and smexy good times. ...more
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4.5 Stars

Man oh man, I so love reading a new author that makes me want to shout her name from the rooftop! So let me get it out of the way right now, “DECEMBER GEPHART”! Write it down and don’t forget it, because this lady is going places. Undercover Professor is December’s first published book and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Lucy Benoit has not been lucky in love. In fact, she’s had some pretty hideous experiences that I think would
Michele Realitybitesblog
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Undercover Professor
by December Gephart
ARC provided by publisher through Netgalley
Also posted at http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs...
3.5 Stars

My Thoughts:
Cute Short Story.
I liked Drew/Andy even though he was a liar—but the lie wasn’t bad enough to turn me off to him. I did not see his reasoning’s for not telling her though. I thought he should have just spat it out, but keeping it from Lacy was the draw of the story. I loved seeing Drew’s sweet side. That is what made me forgive the lying p
Mariana Bezerra
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love a good romance and it’s not the first time I say this, but this book was a pleasant surprise. I discovered it while I was cruising NetGalley and the cover made me take a better glimpse at the summary. The cover is always important to me and this time it was perfect match to the story.

I loved Andy/Drew and how torn he became with his secret. He’s such a nice guy, takes care of his mother after her surgery and it’s even trying to help the gamers with all their non-existence love life. I co
Jess Riley
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reading outside my typical genres lately, and I'm finding some great books! I recently received an early copy of December Gephart’s Undercover Professor: I'll start with WOW. Such a sexy story with whip-smart, snarky characters, and it had me blushing and laughing out loud, sometimes on the same page. There’s even some intelligent, affectionate satire on the gaming world; if you’re married to / dating a gamer and have watched more than your share of G4 (like me), you’ll get a kick out of that an ...more
Isabelle Flynn
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
December Gephart's debut novel is a fun, flirty, quick read. Lucy has goals and a plan for her life, none of which includes room for a hot guy out of work, living off his mother. That doesn't stop the attraction between them from flaring and before long, Lucy is completely smitten with her neighbor's son. Andy is just as taken with Lucy, but he's incognito and unable to tell her all about his real life as a professor or his undercover research project.
Undercover Professor had me rooting for L
*3.5 STARS*

I thought this was cute but seriously it's impossible for people to be anonymous anymore. And the fact that Andy/Drew's mom was neighbors with Lucy makes that just a little more implausible. But, I really did enjoy the story once I suspended all belief.

Lucy was definitely unlucky in love in the past so I get her rules. Becca on the other hand was WOW! I'm glad everything worked out and everyone got their HEA.

This is my first book with this author and I'd definitely read more of her w
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This book grew on I have to admit that in the first 15%, I just wasn't feeling it. I mean, the gaming thing turned me off. I'm not a gamer and just couldn't get into the gaming references in the first bit of the book. Then, there was the first meeting between Lucy and Drew/Andy. Things just jumped into the heat of things a little fast for my taste. But, I stuck with it, and I'm really glad I did. I realized that the gaming thing was important to the story, as was the quick and heated ...more
Tammy  Zautner
Oct 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Oh Andy/Drew, don’t you know a girl always has a list of guys she avoids like the plague! You my boy just happen to be everything Lucy did not stand for. It was fun getting to know this trio of characters; I was engaged from the laundry room scene. Undercover Professor was a short sweet read.
Lucy is simple and she doesn’t deviate from her rules, well under normal circumstances. Along comes hot sexy Andy and he just blows her rules right out of the water…

Rule Number One: Must not lie……Andy does
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review blog:

Thanks to Carina Press and Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book early.

Rule Number One: Must not lie.
Rule Number Two: Must not live with parents.
Rule Number Three: Must have a job.
Rule Number Four: Must not be a friend's ex

A sweet, sassy read!

He lived with his mom and didn't have a job. Plus questionable fashion sense. Even if her did have a devil-may-care tilt to his grin, he was off the potential dating list. No need to lead
Stephanie Collins
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Lucy has some rules for dating… These rules make sense when you find out her past but man are they made to be broken when Andy comes around. She can't understand why she feels drawn to this socks with sandals wearing, scruffy, lives with mom and jobless man but she is. Their chemistry is off the charts but when she finds out he has asked out her cousin already she puts the brakes on this attraction. Well… sort of… I mean she is sort of seeing a man that meets every criteria on the list
Yelania Nightwalker
I started reading this book and honestly I had a hard time encouraging me to follow, because the pace was a little slow, but I'm glad I did not stop reading it.

Lucy is a girl with a difficult past. A boyfriend who betrayed her horribly and has left many issues to deal with new relationships. So she created her own rules. She seemed like a very interesting character, because it is not the typical gorgeous woman that usually represent some authors of romance. It is an ordinary girl, struggling to
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2012
For some reason with the title and synopsis I was envisioning an uncover detective who is pretending to be a professor. I don't know why but that is the picture I went into the story with. However, this story is about a famous Professor, Dr. Drew who is undercover for a story about how to get a male gamer laid. He's staying with his mother who just had hip surgery and helping her recover while working on his story. This is where he meets one of the tenants in his mother's apartment, Lucy. Drew h ...more
"Whatever I can get. Customer service, sales. But I’m really into World of Warcraft—type online gaming. That’s what my article is on. Do you game?"

I knew I was going to give this book a little extra attention after I read that line, first thing I thought was "Nice a WOW mention."

Player one:: Lucy Benoit, she is very hard working she has a full time job, goes to community collage and plays soccer with the girls on Monday nights. She's been hurt in the past, so because of that she has created rul
Hsiau Wei
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book tell the story of Lucy who becomes instantly attracted to Andy when they first met up at the laundry room where they were staying. The only thing that held her back is that he seems to have break all the rule that she set in finding her own Mr Right. But the attraction seems to be out of control as she could not control herself whenever she is near him. Andy who is on a disguise felt the same way too. He wanted her so much yet she seems to be holding back. What make it even complicated ...more
Oct 31, 2012 added it
I found this to be a very satisfying contemporary romance. Some of the things that I really liked were:
-The plot was unique. I liked the video game aspect of Drew's career. It made for an interesting storyline.
-The characters were reasonable. They didn't get into stupid misunderstandings. They listened to each other and talked things through.
- Drew! What a great male lead. I loved that he was so respectful and caring of his mother.
-Lucy! She rocked. She was a great female protagonist because sh
Christi Snow
Oct 14, 2012 rated it liked it
My Review:

This book was set up to be a really fun and entertaining contemporary read and for the most part it fulfilled that.

Lucy is a character with a fairly harsh back story that's left her with quite a few scars when it comes to men. As a result, she's set up rules to protect herself from dating the wrong guy. The problem....the rules don't work. According to the rules, Dell who she's dating with absolutely zero chemistry is perfect for her according to the rules. Andy, who she has TONS of ch
Lady Allison
This review & others also found on Red Hot Books

Dr. Drew Sullivan is a famous sexy gaming sociology professor (so many oxymorons in one place) who is looking to do a social experiment about female gamers, but since everyone knows him in Portland, Oregon he decides to move clear across country to Wisconsin. There he can simultaneously help his mom out after hip surgery and gain the anonymity that he needs in order to get the most accurate results possible from his interviews as "Andy" Sullivan -
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nerdy-romance
I was initially attracted to this book because of the heroine’s rules. We all have them. I consider the above to be the bare minimum rules a woman should have. Having said that though, we all bend them. And reading about it would be interesting. Having entered this book with somewhat high expectations, I was a bit underwhelmed.

This is not a bad book, mind you. I thoroughly enjoyed most of it. But I do have some objections to parts of it – more on that later on.

First, the things I liked. I found
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: galley, adult
The “geek” aspect was what originally drew me to this book since I think if you saw my t-shirt collection, the board games I played, or sat through one of my comic-inspired rants (I’m looking at you, Reed Richards! You jerk), then you might label me a geek. (Which is not an insult, so go ahead and call me one.) Unfortunately, this book was more about video game geeks, which I’m not really into that area. I used to be, to a certain extent, but I don’t play at all anymore. It doesn’t draw that muc ...more
Jan 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
3.5 Stars!
Cute book, Enjoyed it.. Short read.
The sexual tention is this book was amazingly hot! *fans herself*
But the whole 'gamer' part of the book I didn't get/didn't like because I don't game hence I couldn't relate much to it! :S

I like characters who literally rant shit in their head and Lucy so got her freak on :P So I loved her! hehe
Smart, strong willed and sweet!

Andy Sullivan, HOT and blunt ;) My type..
Dorkish too, but then again the hotness wins over :P

Becca!, Insane! totally insane
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love, love, love heat in the first scene of a book ... such a great way to set the tone.

Lucy and Andy have a very strong attraction, despite them knowing they shouldn't get involved. I like that their romance builds and grows despite the 'wrongness'. I really enjoyed Lucy and Becca's relationship (even in Becca was nuttier than a fruitcake, I couldn't help but love her). Liked the authors light hearted nod to pop culture ... I felt like I was in on the joke when I 'got' her referenced.

I kept
Daphne (Illumicrate)
I was hooked from the first chapter and am pleasantly surprised by the quality not only of the romance in this book, but the characters too! Such great development, considering the length of the book. Loved not just Andy and Lucy (who were a match made in heaven), but also Beth in all her fun-loving, hard-falling ways. The chemistry was off the scale and I haven't rooted for a romance couple like this in a while. Also, there has to be a shout-out to all the geeky references, which brought a smil ...more
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December Gephart is a Wisconsin native, and yes, a fan of the Packers and the Brewers.
As a devoted fan of Jimmy Buffet, she’s also obligated to adore cheeseburgers in paradise, and tequila. Heck, let’s just mention she loves a big glass of pinot grigio too, and get that out of the way up front. You can find her on the ski hills, out by the pool, or on the beach.

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