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Series: Lexi Carmichael Mystery #4
Published by Carina Press Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo
Lexi Carmichael is still recovering from her last job in Rome, but all this time off is driving her up the wall. Being at home is giving her way too much time to think about her love life and the two men in it. So Lexi takes the solution that any geek genius would, she bribes her boss to let her come back to work again just in time to be hired by a producer in Hollywood. It seems that his company is doing a reality show on geeks dating and someone is hacking into the servers thereby tainting the voting results.
Lexi hates the concept of the show and the way it’s being run but she hates even more is that a hacker is interfering with the results. Lexi gets right to work on figuring out just who is behind the vote tampering and soon learns that not all of the contestants are who they say they are. As Lexi becomes more knowledgeable about the show, the people working it and the contestants, she soon becomes much more involved in the show than she ever wanted or expected. Lexi must not only find the hacker before the show is brought down but also prove that geeks deserve love too. While working on the second part of that challenge, one of the men she is romantically involved with shows up to help her out. Lexi knows deduces who’s behind the hack, now she just has to prove it in a way that will solve the problem. By the time Lexi leaves Hollywood, she becomes the geek who comes away with a love that makes her toes tingle and has safely completed another job successfully.
Take one girl geek, throw in a bit of Hollywood magic and computer genius and you have an idea of the issues involved in No Biz Like Showbiz. For being a girl geek with the normal social issues that brings, Lexi sure can make things happen and has captured the heart of one handsome and sexy geek. I love how Lexi doesn’t see herself as others do but can get to the bottom almost any problem that has to do with computers and analytical thinking. This time she not only saves a television show but shows a hacker the true ends and outs as well as the responsibilities of hacking and found the time to gain a boyfriend that can curl her toes with his kisses. I really enjoy watching Lexi work her way through a mystery and save the day while struggling to understand the mysterious ways of being social. I can’t wait to see the next mystery that comes Lexi’s way and her progress with the new official boyfriend in her life. No Biz Like Showbiz is full of humor, a touch of suspense and one heck of a genius geek showing just how things are done.