Deadly Chemistry

Deadly Chemistry

by Teri Anne Stanley
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Deadly Chemistry by Teri Anne Stanley

Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put
his troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike's help
to repair the damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his, and his
brother's pasts, are about to be brought to light.

Lauren Kane was happy having a secret crush on the hot maintenance man at Tucker University,
but when the drug she was studying is stolen, Lauren has a chance to get to know Mike in
person. The problem is, he seems to know more about what's going on than any maintenance
man should. But then the drug turns up in the wrong hands, and Mike and Lauren have to
decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622667390
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/23/2014
Series: Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 249
Sales rank: 789,441
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Teri Anne Stanley lives in Northern Kentucky, near the Ohio River and her beloved Interstate-
75, with its lush rolling semis and musical rumbling tires.

Teri has authored several scientific articles, but isn't allowed to write sex scenes for them, so
she's turned to romantic suspense that doesn't take itself too seriously. She's also worked
as a fashion designer for female body builders and a sex therapist for rats. In her spare time,
she and the most awesome Mr. Stanley, along with a variety of teenagers, and dogs, enjoy
boating and watching farm runoff flow past their weekend estate, Camp Swampy.

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Deadly Chemistry 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
This was a good start to the series, which I hope to read more.  The sizzle between the nerdy scientist Lauren and hot alpha ex-cop Mike was pretty instantaneous and hot.  I always love a good connection right off the bat.  It did not seem over the top but just right.  I liked the story line of Lauren's drug story but felt I figured it out quickly.  Mike and his brothers, along with their hang ups, were a great secondary plot too.  I hope that in the next books for this series, we can see them repair their brotherly bonds.  They appeared to really care for each other but not sure how to relate to one another. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks sum it up pretty well. Laura is creating something incredible in her lab at the university, that would help many with chronic pain, after it is developed. She is fully focused on her work, fighting for the financing of the project, and has no time for a relationship. Mike is an ex-cop, who had to leave the force for being set up as a bad cop. He decides to catch the drug selling gang by himself, to clear his name. The connection and attraction between Mike and Laura is immediate, and palpable. Mike, the big protective alpha, who wants to save and protect all he cares for, is drawn to Laura, and can't get her out of his mind. Together, against Mike's wishes, they try to find what happen to the drugs stolen from Laura's lab, who is behind it, and how to catch them. The action is believable, and bold. The situations they end up is dangerous, and the possible suspects are close to Mike and Laura. The story telling is flowing well, and it is fun and entertaining, I really enjoyed the author's voice, that was humorous and pleasant. The ribbing between the characters was lively, the issues with the brothers cut deep, but without too much drama. I was surprised how openly Laura talked about her science project, that didn't seem really realistic. But other than that detail, the story was a great feast for the romantic suspense fans ~ Four Spoons
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a fantastic read. The pacing was great and while I did suspect the ultimate villain because of some of his early actions that seemed to be a 'little' obvious (to me), I really hadn't expected him to turn out to be the villain.  Mike was hot and so devoted to figuring out where the drugs were for. I could and do respect him for the job he does. I loved the uber-geek of Lauren. It's great to see a geek do well and not be ashamed or embarrassed of her geekdom. I did think she had a few communication issues, but that's all part of a fully rounded character (mom issue is what comes to mind with that comment). So glad I read this!
booknerdDS More than 1 year ago
Deadly Chemistry ( Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks #1) by Teri Anne Stanley was a fun, light, suspenseful and romantic read. Stanley delivered a story that was enjoyable and suspenseful at the same time. The hero and the heroine were complete opposites but they definitely attracted! The author provided great main characters and also supporting characters. Mike Gibson is in a tough situation. He is working as a maintenance worker because of a set-up he was a part of when he was a cop. But although Mike is working as a maintenance worker he still has his eye set on taking down the man that ruined his career. Mike is also a very hardworking guy. He has a very special relationship with his brothers. I really loved this aspect of the story it really added to his already strong character. While Mike is working at the university he meets Laura. Laura is a scientist and working on very important experiments. She is in the process of creating a new drug. Mike and Laura are night and day. He is a tough, confident, no-holds bar tough cop. She is a nervous, self-conscious and very awkward scientist. When Laura fears that she is in trouble and that she needs protection she goes to Mike for help. Although I really like Laura I felt like there were some aspects of the story that just didn’t click. One aspect is that although she works with the brothers she doesn’t realize that they are related. Laura is very “geeky” but sometimes it borders on irritating. The qualities that made her endearing were also sometimes too much. Also, most of the issues that she has with her relationship with Mike are really self-inflicted. Most of the issues are things that she is insecure about. The suspenseful part of the story was fun. Once Mike is aware of the danger going on at the university he uses his undercover cop skills to trace down who is trying to steal the drugs and who is responsible for all the deaths as a result of a deadly drug that infiltrates the streets. The suspense really pushed the story along and I think also helped make the romance more believable. Overall, this was a fun and light story. It’s perfect for relaxing and laughing. Lauren is a funny character and her relationship with Mike was enjoyable. I’m looking forward to his brothers and their stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very engaging novel. It kept me in suspense trying to solve the plot as well as very entertained with likeable characters, humor and steamy romance! Must have for your guilty pleasure reading collection.
Ren_Puspita More than 1 year ago
At first, I think that Deadly Chemistry is a PNR book (or Sci-Fi) just based on the cover and its title. Turn that the first installment of Sex, Lies and Science Geeks series and also Ms Stanley debut is romantic suspense. Beside PNR, RS is one of my favorite genre. Deadly Chemistry is story about Lauren Kane, a scientist and Mike Gibson ex-cop turn to be maintenance man. Mike try to trace some drug that lead him into the university where Lauren's lab reside. Like the title, the chemistry here do not refer to Lauren and Mike's relationship but to drug that Lauren create that indeed deadly. There are some family drama, angst, chemical terms here and there and some suspense as well. What I like is the background about drug and science. Also Mike's step sibling, Evan and Dylan. I think that Mike sometimes can be jerk, even he can be charming. But guy must loosen up a bit, for Mike while he just want to protect his little brothers, sometimes he have a hero complex. Like all weight in the world rest in his shoulder. Lauren sometimes can be cute, awkward, and she love animal. But I will not said that she is a nerd or geek. I mean, even it's normal for woman to lust after Jason Statham or The Rock, but as nerd, uhmm, nerd women will choose another option. This is because I'm a nerd, so I can said about that, lol! I don't get what the appeal of The Rock and Jason Statham and believe me, I watch their movies. But,well to each of their own I guess. Because Deadly Chemistry is book #1, I wonder if there will be book #2. I hope that Evan will have his own story, for I like his stoic and devil-may-care attitude. Make him more interesting than Mike that soo predictable. Deadly Chemistry is well written, even there are some cliche that kinda overused. Like why Lauren try to track her lost notebook, ALONE, after her lab had been vandalized. That make no sense for me, because if Lauren indeed smart, she will call police. Not try to investigate by herself (even she did have a reason. But still). The ending also kinda cliche, but still imho, well written. I will recommend Deadly Chemistry if you search for a fun, light RS with a little bit family drama.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
Laura’s one of those characters you can’t help but like. She’s incredibly book smart but she’s not obnoxious about it. She’s a people person and an animal lover, caring for a family of possums living in a trash can and convincing Mike to adopt a temperamental cat. She’s confident in herself but an adorable klutz around sexy men. Well, one sexy man in particular. She’s giving, believes the best of everyone, and sees the good in almost everything. It’s easy to see why Laura found Mike attractive. His ruggedness and hard earned edge give him that bad boy air that any woman would be drawn to. Despite that, he’s a good cop with a heart of gold who’s doing his best to solve a crime in order to clear his name and keep his younger brother out of trouble. Break-ins, cleanups, stolen data, and the potential for catastrophe culminate in a twist I suspected but doubted. The attraction between Mike and Laura flared to life and grew despite all of this until it exploded into passion that consumed and surprised them. The physical attraction and lust they felt for one another was now something more, something neither was expecting to find after such a short time together. The way they became involved wasn’t normal by any means, but that’s what made their relationship so interesting to read about. It managed to flourish despite everything they faced together and separate, and only proved that they could handle anything that came their way, be it a crazy ex, stubborn family members, or temperamental pets. ***Received from PYUB and Entangled Publishing for an honest review***
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. Lauren and Mike story is when you finally let the chemistry  come together, you never know how explosive it can be.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Nerdy girl scientist meet studley former undercover cop... What else needs to be said? This is a fun romantic suspense set in a college town. Mike and Lauren have a lot of baggage to work through as they become a couple. The supporting characters (especially Mike's brothers) are well written and funny. The pace was quick and the dialouge witty. It had the right amount of will they or won't they heat. I reccomend this book for those who are fans of big bang or moonlighting! I was given a free copy for an honest review
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Lauren Kane may be a science geek but she is also a woman who needs to be loved. She is working hard to get a grant to continue with her drug research, but strange things keep happening. Who thought that chemistry would put her in danger? Her protector is Mike Gibson, college maintenance man. He is, also, the man she is crushing on. She doesn't know that he is working at Tucker College to find who is selling her drug. He needs to find who's doing this so he can get his job back. Do they stand a chance for a HEA? Deadly Chemistry is a potent mixture of romance and suspense. The book is filled with plenty of dangerous twists and turns as well as a hot romance. The story is well plotted and the characters add spice to the story. The ending is exhilarating. I enjoyed Deadly Chemistry. Teri Anne Stanley has a easy writing style that kept me interested and amused.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Deadly Chemistry - Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks Book 1 Author: Teri Anne Stanley Publisher: Entangled Ignite Published: 6-23-2014 ISBN: 13-978-1-62266-739-0 ASIN E-Book B00KP86AVU Pages: 246 Genre: Romance Tags: Suspense Sensual Level: Overall Rating: Very Good Reviewed For: Entangled Publishing Reviewer: DelAnne Nerdy scientist and over-protective ex-cop finally acknowledge their attraction...trouble comes and together they make everything right. Sounds familiar doesn't it? Well forget it because this book is so much more. Mike Gibson a former undercover cop who was compelled to leave his job under a cloud of disgrace. He takes a position as maintenance man at Tucker University. His two brothers, one is researcher at the university and the youngest is Lauren Kane's research assistant, are two of the most important people in his world and he would give his life to protect them. He thinks Lauren is the sexiest thing on two legs but will do nothing about it because he feels she is so above him. Lauren Kane is a bit of an introvert. Outside of her work and her kitty she is unsure of her self. She finds the maintenance man just yummy, but she can not seem to keep from stumbling over herself when around him. How can such a brilliant mind turn to mush around the sexiest man she has ever seen. When her lab is vandalized and part of her research stolen Mike comes to her aid. Can she trust Mike? What is he hiding? Is he helping her find the thief or is he helping the thief? Such a wonderful story which moves smoothly and quickly from scene to scene. Using humor with a touch of slap-stick comedy to have you laughing as you read. There is also a touch of drama and suspense to keep you grounded. Add in two main characters who are intelligent and caring of those important to them. There is so many subplots to keep you on your toes. Indulge yourself with "Deadly Chemistry" and pick up a copy for yourself today!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a fun light hearted story with great humor, romance, and mystery. Down on his luck, shamed detective Mike Gibson is working hard to restore his name and honor by tracking the deadly strain of drugs that have hit the streets. When it is traced back to the nerdy yet sexy scientist Mike has been trying not to lust after things get interesting fast! I really enjoyed this book. Well written, funny, and a story that moves along at a good pace all work together to make this a very enjoyable read. Highly recommend it.
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
Every scientist knows that opposites attract – but Laura Kane also knows what happens when that attraction leads you to letting a man take over your life. After watching her mother give up her career as a scientist after getting married, Laura knows that there is no room in her life for any man…that is until she literally falls in the arms of “The Hottest Maintenance Man In History” – Mike Gibson. Mike Gibson is trying to pick up the pieces of his life, trying to get his younger brother on the straight and narrow, and trying to clear his name. After being suspended from the police force, Mike takes a job as a maintenance man at the local college – and little does he know that the demons from his past are about to slam right into his present…and have him falling for the sexy scientist who he helps when she has the drug she is developing stolen out of her laboratory. It was fun but also heartbreaking at times to watch Laura and Mike navigate through their relationship. They both had such issues to work through. Laura knows what her mother gave up in order to have a man in her life, and is so afraid of losing herself to a man that she never lets herself get close to anyone. Even after she begins to realize that a relationship is possible, she still has a hard time thinking that she, the scientist, could capture the attention of a man like Mike.  "Aaaaand there she went. Just because she’d realized she could probably still manage a career and a love life didn't mean she could manage a love life with a guy like Mike Gibson. Or that, late-night condom runs aside, it was unlikely a guy like Mike Gibson would want that with her. He would want the big city and big adventures, bad-guy-chasing adrenaline highs and stiletto-wearing sex goddesses. Not bookish, cat-loving, sneaker-wearing homebodies like Lauren. Though she might like to try out the sex goddess thing for a while." Mike was such a great guy but had taken the weight of the world, or at least the world of his family, on his shoulders. And he couldn't forgive himself for the times that he feels he let his family down…especially since he’d been trying to take care of and protect his brothers since they were kids. Now that Laura is in danger, he has a hard time realizing that pushing her away isn't going to keep her safe. I really enjoyed this story and loved the fact that the female was the nerdy scientist. This seems like a great start to a fun series and I look forward to more….perhaps Evan’s story?!!! I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.