Published by Eve Langlais on April 7th, 2011
Genres: Humorous, Paranormal Romance, Romantic, Shifters
Source: Personal Copy
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kim
Protect the geek, that’s the job she’s been hired for, but little did this shewolf expect to fall for a man of science.
As a werewolf who hires out as a bodyguard, Lexie is paid well to perform dangerous jobs that sometimes involve taking off her clothes. When she takes on the protection of a science geek for a vampire clan, she doesn’t expect her temporary girlfriend status to come with lots of pleasure. But a geeky human who pushes all her right buttons—and plays her body oh so right—isn’t reason enough for her to break the rules and fall in love.
Everything changes after an incident in the lab, but before she can decide if it’s safe to give him her heart, she has to help him survive.
If you enjoy sexy fluff with characters who make you fall in love with them, THE GEEK JOB is perfect for you. The characters are instantly likeable, even when they’re bad, and their relationship, although initially built on falsehood, is fun to read about and believable. I find this book is nearly addictive - I’ve managed to read it twice in the last year alone.
Lexie is sexy, independent and knows exactly what she wants. She’s also pleasantly surprised when the geek she’s been hired to protect isn’t 60 years old and gross. He’s shy and awkward, but also tall, passionate and in pretty good shape. Anthony typically only cares about his experiments, and can honestly not believe his luck when Lexie pays attention to him when he gets to the conference. He’s so distracted, in fact, that he doesn’t even notice the multiple attempts on his life throughout the weekend.
The reasoning behind the ruse - Lexie pretending to be a fling and not telling Anthony she’s been hired to protect him - is flimsy at best. The vampire who has hired Anthony has not told him about supernaturals, and wants to keep it that way if possible. Anthony believes he is only trying to decode the genetic reason for his boss’ violent sun allergy. He doesn’t know that fairies and other vampires are trying to kill him or kidnap him for their own purposes, respectively. Still, once everything starts to unravel, Anthony catches up quickly and figures out stuff on his own, proving he is as clever as he is supposed to be.
This book hits all my guilty pleasure buttons: a decently developed mythology, kickass heroine, clever characters and just enough romantic misunderstanding tropes without making me roll my eyes in frustration. These kinds of books are meant to be fun, and THE GEEK JOB is tons of fun.More Reviews: