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How to Tell a Lie
     

How to Tell a Lie

3.8 15
by Delphine Dryden
 
"Dryden works wonders in this story with a mix of humor, emotion, believability, and passion." -Cara McKenna, author of Hard Time

"a smoking hot quirky contemporary romance that will delight readers from beginning to end" -Night Owl Romance Reviews
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Allison Moore does her psychology research from the safety of the

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"Dryden works wonders in this story with a mix of humor, emotion, believability, and passion." -Cara McKenna, author of Hard Time

"a smoking hot quirky contemporary romance that will delight readers from beginning to end" -Night Owl Romance Reviews
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Allison Moore does her psychology research from the safety of the internet, where she can study her subjects' lying ways without the need for pesky human involvement. Online games are the perfect place to look for liars and have fun at the same time.

Seth Brantley is a fellow professor who can make even economics seem sexy. When he and Allison realize they've been "researching" in the same game, a face-to-face meeting seems inevitable. After all, they're practically neighbors--they've been working in adjacent buildings for years.

Fresh from a breakup and afraid to take a risk, Allison wants to keep her affair with Seth strictly electronic...but she can't deny their virtual antics are hot enough to melt their keyboards. Can Seth convince her to give up the safety of cybering and take a chance on passion in the real world?

Editorial Reviews

http://angelaquarles.com/2012/08/27/some-geek-romances-old-and-new/ - Angela Quarles
Sexy, smart and funny! I know when I was reading this at a restaurant the other night, I was getting some funny looks because I was literally giggling out loud.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/202917458?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 - Cara McKenna
Charming read! Dryden works wonders in this story with a mix of humor, emotion, believability, and passion. And chocolate mousse. Fantastic dialogue you can just about hear, and that most elusive of all erotic treats--sex scenes as steeped in evocative, resonant realism as they are in fantasy.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/202922855?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 - Serena Bell
It's smoothly & smartly written, the characters are loveable, and their neuroses and conflicts believable.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150780347
Publisher:
Delphine Dryden
Publication date:
09/29/2015
Series:
Truth & Lies , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
581,654
File size:
260 KB

Meet the Author

Delphine Dryden writes contemporary erotic romance, kinky romance, and steampunk. Sometimes she crosses the streams. Find out more at www.delphinedryden.com.

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How to Tell a Lie 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read! I read it so quickly because I couldn't put it down! The circumstances of their meeting was fun and their cyber sex was really fun and sexy. But the chocolate mousse.........phewww *fanning face* it was absolutely amazing! Oh! And a wonderful love story too! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny & sexy - great depth to the characters. Witty writing that I couldnt put down. Only 115 pages and loved every one of them!
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This sexy and fun romance (a re-release of a story first published in 2009) is the story of Allison and Seth. When they meet in an online gaming forum, it's all fun and games - until they discover inadvertently that they are both professors at the same school and are playing the game for research purposes (though truthfully they are having a pretty fun time doing it). Given the chance to meet up in real life, can they take the relationship they've built online and turn it into the real deal? I loved this story! This is the first novel I've read where both characters are into online gaming in a really hard core way, and the descriptions of the gaming and their online interactions felt very realistic. Allison's psychology research involves discerning truth telling in online chats and she's searching for clues from her anonymous participants in how they 'talk' online since she isn't able to get the normal visual clues that indicate if someone is telling the truth. She's always thought that the man with the screen name "Notmyrealname" (ha!) came across as an honest individual. Seth on the other hand is studying economics in relation to game playing. Meeting up in person means they won't be able to use each other in their research as the anonymity will be lost, but they get one better - the chance to meet in person someone they've interacted with online, and discover that they have quite the attraction to each other. Allison is more reserved than Seth, and when their computer chatting turns intimate, she surprises herself by jumping head first into an affair (electronic at the start) with a man she hardly knows. But Seth is patient and sweet and generous and she soon discovers that a real relationship with him is better than any she's ever had before. Allison has trust issues, ones that make it easier for her to be more free in the privacy of her home than in person. But Seth takes care to make Allison feel at ease. He comes across as a genuinely nice, friendly and caring person, and I really liked his character. They share some pretty steamy scenes together both online and off, and I swear, their chat scene where they re-enact what it would have been like if they'd been making out as teenagers was spot on. There are some very interesting secondary characters in the story as well (Seth's brother Drew and Allison's cousin Tess in particular) whose stories I'm looking forward to reading in other books in the series. There is a sweet and satisfying ending to the story, and I really enjoyed everything about it. A unique, sexy romance, and one I had a hard time putting down once I started reading. 4.5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not really a computer person or a game person. I found this story very cute an romantic. Love how they make sex fun. Short but good read. No regrets about buying it. 8-D
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Geek romance at it's best!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a cute story with two people closer than they expected. Some interesting secondary characters that makes you want to read other titles in the series - though some are stand alone. Got it as a freebie - would probably wait till its on sale at least.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. I couldnt put it down once i started reading. If u are looking for a good romance with some hot cyber sex and real sex this is for you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the mousse foreplay...I sorta got hungry...not for that...get ur minds out of the gutter and read the book! *scoops chocolate icecream in bowl while posting my rate and review*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't been able to get past the first couple of chapters. This story just seems to drag. Not sure it's worth trying to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok