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Undercover Professor December Gephart

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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 should be deal-breakers, but in other ways Andy is just her type. And there's something intriguing about him…

Andy isn't the geeky gamer he claims to be—not by a long shot. But what seemed like a harmless social experiment has put his chances of a relationship with Lucy at risk. Even if she can get past the silly rules she has set for herself, will she ever forgive him for breaking Rule Number One?


Kim's Rating:
4 out of 5 Stars

Kim's Review:
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 him on when he was undateable. Too damn bad.

This book engaged me from the beginning. Andy/Drew and Lucy have such a funny rapport and their chemistry jumps off the page from the very first encounter.

Lucy wasn't giggly. She wasn't blonde or sparkly, and she made it pretty clear she didn't want to be anywhere near him. And her boobs were real. Ahh, yes, nice and real. In essence , she was absolutely not his type. Yet he was obsessed.

"Doll? I. Am. Not. Your. Doll,..I am not your anything. Certainly not your Lovely Lucy, Mr. No Job, Mr. No Education, Mr. I Live With My Mom, and Try to Pick Up Chicks Playing Video Games."

The whole book you know he is wrong, He knows he is wrong, and she thinks he is wrong for her. You just go along for the ride waiting for the bomb to drop, but you cannot help rooting for him and hoping that there is some way they can survive the fall out from his lies and hidden agendas. They were fun, they were sweet, and it was enjoyable watching them fight their own feelings.

They had hot chemistry, but the sex scenes do not take over the whole book or detract from the story.

Her stalkery cousin Becca and darting tongue Dell aka Dillweed added some more comedic entertainment.

"Because I wasn't honest, I lost the best thing I have ever had the dumb luck to stumble upon. The best thing, the one thing that meant everything. We shared a love of books and a love of music. We liked the same beer and she made me laugh harder than I have with anyone else. The one person who loved me just because I was me. And I couldn't see it until it was too late. By the time I figure out how amazing she was, how hard I fell in love with her, she had already figured out what a fraud I was."

I was actually surprised at how she resolved the book. Even though it ended a little faster than I wanted, I liked that there was a little twist to it.

Overall, I enjoyed this fun, fast read and December Gephart's writing style. 


Thanks to Carina Press and Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book early.
Tammy's Rating:
3 out of 5 Stars

Tammy's Review:
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 this in spades, as does his counterpart Drew.
Rule Number Two: Must not live with parents…..broken rule.
Rule Number Three: Must have a job…another broken rule as far as Lucy knows.
Rule Number Four: Must not be a friend's ex……although Andy claims that he is not with Lucy’s cousin, her cousin seems to think differently, and still Lucy can’t help but ignore her own rule.

“It’s like signing a pact with the devil, just having lunch with her.”; “Yes means no to her.”

Now don’t misunderstand, she definitely tries to fight the attraction, but Andy just makes her blood boil and she feels zings through her body when she kisses him. Lucy knows that Andy isn’t anywhere close to being her perfect man on paper. She already has one of those, his name is Dillweed…oops I mean Dell. Thing is Dell doesn’t make her feel the zing no matter how much she tries.

Drew, oh hot sexy Drew for a man with a PHD and a study in women you sure as hell aren’t using that pretty little brain of yours! What were you thinking? You knew your girl had rules, you knew why she had those rules, and yet you still act like a typical man. Shame on you, don’t you know gaming is not all there is to life? You will soon learn a hard lesson in life.

“Gaming is my life, I don’t forget important things like that.”

Drew just so you know Dill isn’t any competition for you, but Andy on the other hand…

“What does he have that I don’t have?”
“He has a job, and he has an apartment, and he isn’t dating my cousin.”


See what I mean Drew, wake up pay attention and get with the rules! If you don’t do it soon I fear, Dill will win your girls heart.

I really loved how December ended Undercover Professor. The characters were sassy, there was chemistry, and there was a buildup of drama that didn’t take over the book making you want to throw something. It was just enough for you to shake your head and think you knew it was coming Drew, you just knew, how could you be surprised.

"Because I wasn't honest, I lost the best thing I have ever had the dumb luck to stumble upon. By the time I figure out how amazing she was, how hard I fell in love with her, she had already figured out what a fraud I was."


I was provided with this book from the publisher for free via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!

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