Sex lies & Online Dating is the first book in three written involving the same group of four mystery writers. I did not know about the links to the other books when I ordered it and have not found that it matters greatly about reading them in order.
Sex Lies and online dating introduces the reader to Lucy Rothschild. and Quinn McIntyre. Quinn is an undercover cop searching for a female serial killer the police has named `Breathless'. Quinn has to pose as an online dater in an attempt to lure out the serial killer.
Lucy is a mystery writer researching the storyline for her next book exploring the world of online dating. Lucy only has one more date to complete her research... What Lucy doesn't realise is that she is under surveillance by the police, as a suspect and unaware that the plot for her new book is being recreated and tested by Breathless.
Lucy is a loveable, strong character who she believes is able to stand on her own two feet, until fear makes her doubt herself. Lucy is a great character, who by finishing the book I felt as if I knew her. Quinn however, how to describe him... well written definitely! Strong willed, hunk of a man... who has a softer side making me want to believe he could be real.
As the plot and Lucy and Quinn become more entangled I could not put this book down! It is an easy read leaving the reader wanting more!
I was not a big `Chick Lit' reader before now, so the thriller and romance storyline appealed to me and encouraged me to buy it... No regrets from me at all! I have since bought many of the Little Black Dress books, thanks to Rachel Gibson's Novels.
I highly recommend reading this book a read, I only lent the book to my sister on the promise I would get it back! Fantastic storyline without the cringe-worthy moment so many writers feel they must include. I would also recommend reading the other two books after it as you get tip bits of how things are going with the couple(s) from the books before. The other books I would recommend reading after this one, in order are - `I'm in no mood for love' and `Tangled up in you'.