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 – the scruffy yet amiable drifter. Which is when he meets Lucy Benoit, and his life gets both more fun and complicated all at once.
Lucy can’t help but be drawn to the sexy guy she met in the laundry room downstairs, but she’s got strict rules to follow:
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.
They are set in place for a very good reason… which seems to fly out of her mind every time she finds herself in the same place as him.
As they become closer as friends, the pull between them is not something they can deny…but how can it last when he can’t tell her who he really is and she hates lying more than anything?
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. They both did a lot of growing up (which every reader appreciates) as they learned a lot from each other as well as the relationship itself.
Andy was incredibly endearing in the way that he took such good care of his mom and, even when he doesn’t mean to, of Lucy. He may have been an alpha male but he was a sweet and nerdy one. Although Lucy’s family was clearly nutso, I enjoyed her crazy cousin (well, when she wasn’t trying to land Andy) and am glad she ended up with who she did.
With a very emotional conclusion, the story wraps up with a smile on your face and a new author in your pocket! Definitely recommend this debut tale and as Shelly always says – Happy Reading!
*ARC Provided by Carina Press via NetGalley
Undercover Professorby December GephartRelease Date: November 19, 2012Publisher: Carina Press