Review: Undercover Professor by December Gephart

Undercover Professor
By: December Gephart
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: Nov. 19, 2012
Genre: Romance

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Rule Number One: Must not lie.
Rule Number Two: Must not live with parents.
Rule Number Three: Must have a job.
Rule Number Four: Must not be a friend’s ex.
These dating rules shouldn’t be hard for Lucy Benoit to follow—after all, she made them. But she didn’t plan on falling for Andy Sullivan, a scruffy-yet-attractive man who lives with his mother and is between jobs. These should be deal-breakers, but in other ways Andy is just her type. And there’s something intriguing about him…

Andy isn’t the geeky gamer he claims to be—not by a long shot. But what seemed like a harmless social experiment has put his chances of a relationship with Lucy at risk. Even if she can get past the silly rules she has set for herself, will she ever forgive him for breaking Rule Number One?


For some reason with the title and synopsis I was envisioning an uncover detective who is pretending to be a professor. I don’t know why but that is the picture I went into the story with. However, this story is about a famous Professor, Dr. Drew who is undercover for a story about how to get a male gamer laid. He’s staying with his mother who just had hip surgery and is helping her recover while working on his story. This is where he meets one of the tenants in his mother’s apartment, Lucy. Drew has been known as the love ’em and leave ’em type but with Lucy he finds himself falling hard… and fast.

Even though this was not the story that I was expecting I really enjoyed it. It definitely lifted my reading spirits since I was starting to get in a rut. I enjoyed it so much that I devoured it in a day. I just couldn’t seem to put it down. I fell in love with the characters. Drew started out really unsure and a jumbling mess at the beginning of the book. I even enjoyed crazy cousin Becca, who from day one started planning her marriage to Drew and their 2.5 kids and thinking up blue prints for their big house with a picket fence. I also liked that the author didn’t spend a lot of time on useless information. You didn’t have a lot of internal dialogue or senseless chatter between characters that didn’t really pertain to the story.

I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a great contemporary romance. The author definitely hit the mark on her first book and I look forward to reading more work from her.


“Here he was, hitting on her, and she just wanted a moment to get her feminine hygiene product. He spun and searched the shelves for some sort of jock itch item, to even it out.”


2 Thoughts on “Review: Undercover Professor by December Gephart

  1. This sounds really fun and I’m glad it turned out to be good despite not being what you orig. thought – I would have thought the same as you! Thanks for reviewing this, I want to check it out!

  2. Baahaha, I love that quote. Hilarious!

    I’m getting a bit tired of the ‘love ’em and leave ’em’ guys reformed by the heroine. Why can’t the heroine sow wild oats too? This bothered me in a book I just read too. I just get so sick of that. Oh well.

    This does sound like it’s done with enough humor to walk the fine line of insulting without falling off. lol.

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