Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review - Deadly Chemistry by Teri Anne Stanley

Deadly Chemistry
by Teri Anne Stanley
Series: Sex, Lies, and Science Geeks, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite

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. 

Laura Kane was happy having a secret crush on the hot maintenance man at Tucker University, but when the drug she was studying is stolen, Laura 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 Laura have to decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives.



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.


  1. Oh love one with a scientist. So fun! And when they have to work a bit for their HEA. Sounds great :)

    1. I loved the fact it was the woman who was the "nerdy" scientist - she was a lot of fun to watch, especially when she tries to use logic on all that crazy attraction she was feeling!


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