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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Undercover Professor - December Gephart 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. Initially I thought I would hate the vapid cousin, but was quite endeared to her by the end. Andy/Drew was a change of pace from the regular alpha male. Gamer/professor/player that is working undercover for research meets Lucy. Poor Lucy is just overflowing with horror show stories of her past relationships... girl never caught a break! Seriously, imagine the WORST story of 'ex's that you have ever heard and multiply that by 50. It's that bad. While her train wreck of a past drew me to sympathizing with Lucy, I still was left wanting to know and understand more. Even beyond Lucy, there are interactions and scenes skipped in the book or just skimmed over that I wish were included. The romance is hot and quick with humorous obstacles along the way.

In this particular case I feel I should mention the cover. While I like the cover, and it contributed to my interest in this book, after reading I do not feel it quite matches the story. I was envisioning a more of a Jax from Sons of Anarchy, facial hair, sloppy gamer look for the guy. He's hot, but 'undercover' so he's not really all clean shaven until maybe the very end.

I will say that I sucked this down in one afternoon, which is always a good sign. The characters and story did grab me enough to make me want to keep turning pages until I got to their HEA.