Lexi Carmichael: helping geeks everywhere get some. Okay, so it's not exactly as it seems, but that's what's happening on the dating reality show called Geeks Get Some that I, geek extraordinaire Lexi Carmichael, have been called to work on. Not that I'm a fan of reality shows (I can barely deal with my own reality). Still, I've been sent to Hollywood to find a hacker who's screwing with the results of the show's online voting system. So what happens when I get there? Well, the producers convince me to continue my investigation from the inside. And what should be an easy hunt for the hacker turns ugly when he sets his sights on me. Add to that a studio obsessed with ratings, a bunch of nerdy contestants, and my own confusing love life, and unraveling this mystery might make me a star... or get me killed. Meet Lexi for the very first time in No One Lives Twice!
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This book was very funny but it concentrated too much on the show biz element rather than the mystery.
"Showbiz is No!"
Occasionally I enjoy a funny series. I work outside a great deal and books with twist and turns become an arduous undertaking. Julie Moffett's series has provided a few "laugh out loud" moments. However, No Biz Like Showbiz, is not a book I would recommend.
I do not like the characters. I do not like the development of the story line. I knew very quickly where the story was going.
Writing books, writing a series of successful books is undoubtedly difficult to do. I am respectful of the author. Nevertheless, I would skip this one. Your listening library will thank you.
"Lexy on her own"
Lexy is mostly on her own for this story. The other characters we have grown to known have brief scenes. Despite Lexy's continuing to state she isn't good with conversations, she manages to define her relationship with both Finn and Slash in this story. She uses her tech abilities to catch the hacker, but not before getting roped into starring on a reality TV show that she hates.
"Love Lexi, just not this story."
The Lexi Carmichael series is great, and I REALLY enjoy the audio versions. Good premise for this story with Lexi leaving her problems/mother/possible boyfriends behind as she heads off to LA & Hollywood madness . However, once she gets out of her comfort zone, could she be MORE WHINY?!?!? Lexi is a very naive character overall, but sometimes when she would complain (whine) I just wanted to say "You're an adult! Deal with it!!" But no matter what, the ending is completely worth me yelling at the story. Already bought & looking forward to hearing the next one.
"Lexi Grows Up"
I loved that Lexi finally seems to come into her own. She and Slash begin a relationship of which I am glad because he is a terrific character. He is strong and loyal and always backs her up. She gets out of her comfort zone and tries different things. Always finds the hacker and treats him/her to her wrath which is usually fair.
Can't help but compare Lexi to Stephanie Plum and Slash to Ranger in that series but only in the character development. I love both series and will continue to read both. Lexi is smarter than Stephanie in that Lexi is a geek and knows all the electronics stuff. I love electronics.
She has the voice to convey Lexi's innocence and her smarts. sometimes her voice annoys me but that is usually when the dialog is annoying such as the over use of 'Jeez' and some other juvenile words but you must remember that Lexi and her geeks are older in age but not so old emotionally so that explains it. But over all Ms. Heintz is terrific.
It made me laugh out loud in parts but no crying.
Love, love these books. Keep them coming in audible. The Book 5 is NOT in audible. I would have bought it.
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