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Me and the legendary Zimmerman twins--it's a friendship made in geek heaven. And it all started back when I worked for the NSA...My best friend Basia dragged me to the beach for her idea of a vacation. All those annoying people, sand in embarrassing places--not exactly R & R for a girl who doesn't like the sun, the ocean or bathing suits. I couldn't wait to get back toMe and the legendary Zimmerman twins--it's a friendship made in geek heaven. And it all started back when I worked for the NSA...My best friend Basia dragged me to the beach for her idea of a vacation. All those annoying people, sand in embarrassing places--not exactly R & R for a girl who doesn't like the sun, the ocean or bathing suits. I couldn't wait to get back to work.But things started looking up when I ran into Elvis and Xavier Zimmerman. We discovered we had a lot in common: gaming, anchovies, hacking. After that, the vacation was perfect--until I accidentally broke some poor guy's fingers. Then Broken-Fingered Guy disappeared, and things got really dicey. With the Secret Service and a bunch of thugs suddenly after me, all I wanted was to solve the mystery and enjoy what was left of my vacation--preferably alive.Prequel to No One Lives Twice.26,000 words...

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ISBN : 13577439
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Number of Pages : 90 Pages
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No Money Down Reviews

  • Toni
    2019-04-03 08:04

    This book was a great addition to the Lexi Carmichael series. I am glad the author took the time to give us a bit of backstory as to how Lexi and the Zimmerman twins met. I think this really shows how Elvis came to truly adore Lexi and why he has this constant affection toward her. I enjoyed that aspect of the story.The funniest part to me is alluded to in the first book in the series. At their first initial meeting she loses her balance, falls and takes Elvis's swim trunks with her. Love that.This book was shorter than the others but it still contained a complete mystery with all the favorite characters we have come to love. This is a must read if you love the Lexi Carmichael series. Please add this one to your digital collection.4 StarsI paid for this title with my own money

  • Doward Wilson
    2019-04-24 13:02

    Meet computer geek, Lexi Carmichael! She is happy to go to work at her NSA job, eat anchovies on her pizza, play online games on her computer and stay away from hacking. Her solitary life gets complicated when her best friend, Basia Kowalski forces her to take a few days vacation, at the beach, with no computer. When she gets overtaken by a huge wave and is washed ashore at the feet of a good looking guy she reaches out to get a hand up but accidentally pulls his swim trunks down around his ankles. Before she can die from humiliation Basia arrives and Lexi is seeing double until she learns that she is meeting identical twins, Elvis and Xavier Zimmerman, legends in the computer center at the NSA. Her next act of kindness involves fixing a strangers computer and in the process, breaking two of his fingers. Running into the man again she is invited to meet him at the hotel bar later in the evening as he needs her help with a project. Unable to say no, she meets him, listens to his proposal and is stuck with his briefcase when he unexpectedly takes off. Before she can cause any more mishaps, she and Basia are taken to police headquarters, questioned by the Secret Service, informed that the mystery man was murdered and that he was in possession of a microchip that he had to have passed to Lexi in his briefcase. With the help of their new friends, the Zimmerman twins, Lexi and Basia set out to find the missing chip and the murderer. This was a hilarious introduction to the series. Lexi will keep you laughing out loud while you both work thru an interesting mystery.I won this book in a contest from the author. This is my honest opinion and fair review.

  • Maria Schneider
    2019-04-17 12:00

    Fabulous, funny, well-written, comfort read--did I mention funny? Sure, some of it is over-the-top, but it's Lexi Carmichael. The woman is a geek, a klutz and a reluctant sleuth. Good times. Highly recommended when you need a laugh. I will be first in line for the new one in September.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-13 11:53

    I like these books. Lexi is a really non-problematic character who gets involved in adventures. I love the Zimmerman twins, they are beyond adorable. I appreciate the humor, like people thinking their computer is safe if it is "password protected." I disliked Basia. She seems like a lot of girls I've known, trying to force people into doing what they want to do. I think Lexi deserves a better friend than someone who is constantly telling her what to do, or how to act. LIVE YOUR TRUTH LEXI!!! LIVE YOUR TRUTH!!!

  • Roz Curney-Sherod
    2019-04-06 11:00

    "No Money Down" is a prequel/novella to introduce us to our heroine Lexi Carmichael. It took me awhile to get into this story even though it's only ten chapters long. This is part of a series starring our heroine who is a computer/technology geek and does this for a living, working with the government. Since this is the field that I work in (BS in IT) I was excited to have a heroine who is kind of like me! I was wrong about Lexi, she is written as the typical geek, one best friend, "Basia", who is fun-loving, outgoing and a fashionista. Lexi is an introvert, a geek, no people skills and doesn't know how to dress. Lexi's life is her work and I look at my career as a job (she's not like me). The beginning starts slowly to introduce Lexi and secondary characters, while she is on vacation with her BFF at the beach, which she hates. During their stay, they meet tech stars, twins Elvis and Xavier and Lexi has a gaming friend in Elvis. Lexi runs into a stranger and helps him with his computer then the adventure starts. The plot was really different and a surprise but not sure if I want to continue with the series.

  • Sharon Aguanno
    2019-04-24 06:57

    Lexi is Awesone! This is my first Lexi Carmichael Mystery! It had me smiling from the first sentence! The characters were well developed as was the plot and I found myself reaching the end of a chapter and not being able to stop! I love a good geek story (doesn't everybody?) and I am looking forward to reading this series!

  • Bungluna
    2019-04-19 08:54

    Short prequel to the series. The best friend, Basia, comes off a bit of a jerk. The introduction to Elvis and Xavier was great fun.

  • Danni
    2019-04-24 11:23

    Short story. Nice to get the "whole story" on how Lexi met the twins.

  • Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson
    2019-03-29 09:04

    Lexi Carmichael is a self-proclaimed geek. What she can do with a computer would make most techy men weep. With a background in hacking, Lexi’s talents grant her a job at the National Security Office, which is also home to the Zimmerman twins - the only two men whose talents with technology leave Lexi weak in the knees.Best friend and former roommate, Basia, has had enough of techy-Lexi. She insists the two of them take a vacation – to the beach. No computers, just rest and relaxation mixed in with a lot of fun. But, while frolicking in the ocean, a large wave manages to slam the terrified Lexi into a man whom she’ll never forget. It certainly was one way to meet people, especially the great Elvis Zimmerman, the tech-God, and his brother Xavier.One thing always leads to another, and Lexi finds herself agreeing to gamer heaven with Elvis. While on the way to meet him, she becomes immersed in awkward conversation-hell with a man who believes she is the answer to all of his problems. Unfortunately, his problems involve a stolen microchip and a counter fit ring. Unwittingly, Lexi becomes the centre of an FBI investigation and target to some very unhappy thieves when the man with the microchip is found dead. Lexi just wants to go home, but winds up kidnapped and facing a permanent vacation if she doesn’t hand over the top secret chip. Author, Julie Moffett weaves an exciting and humorous tale of intrigue to keep the pages turning in this “geek” tragedy. The characters are perfectly dialogued in this fast-paced mystery. A definite read to lose yourself in this summer. Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson is the author of ‘Georgia’s Smile’, ‘Love’s Trust’, ‘Callie’s Fate’, ‘Love And Liberty’ (now also available in print), and her most recent release ‘Queen Emily’s Enchanted Kingdom – Sugarland’, a children’s picture book series available in kindle and print versions.

  • Teena in Toronto
    2019-04-18 07:11

    Computer geek Lexi is on vacation with her friend, Basia. Basia loves nothing better than to chill on the beach. Lexi finds it to be torture since she doesn't like the sun or sand and she has to be in a bathing suit but mostly because Basia made her leave her computer home. It becomes more enjoyable when Lexi meets Elvis and Xavier Zimmerman who she considers to be the Kings of Geeks. It turns out they work for the same government agency as she does and they are experts in gaming.Then Lexi meets a guy in the lobby bar who was sobbing because his computer kept locking up. Lexi is able to fix it in two minutes (and breaking two of his fingers in the process) and he ends up confiding his secret to her ... which puts the Secret Service and some killers on her tail.I liked Lexi. She is a 25-year-old socially-awkward computer geek whose mother is always trying to set her up with prospective rich husbands. Basia and the Zimmerman twins are lively supporting characters.I liked the writing style and found it amusing at times. The story was interesting. I liked the writing style and found it amusing at times. The story was interesting. It is written in first person perspective from Lexi's point of view.This is the prequel to "No One Lives Twice", which I read last month. It is part of the Lexi Carmichael series (there are currently seven in the series). I like getting into series and am looking forward to getting caught up on this series. Though it is part of a series, it works as a stand alone so you don't have to read the first one to get caught up, especially since this is the prequel to the first one (I've only read the first one). Blog review post: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2016/03...

  • A.K. Lindsay
    2019-04-20 08:20

    The Lexi Carmichael mysteries are my go-to books when I'm feeling blue, under the weather, frustrated with life, or just in the mood for an escape. This novella is earmarked as book 2.5 in the series. While I read it that way originally, it actually takes place before the series begins, so whenever I re-read these books (which I've done at least a dozen times) I like to start with this novella and then move into the series proper.This novella introduces us to the Zimmerman twins, who are recurring characters in the series. It begins and ends with hilarity and action. The pace never sags in the middle. Lexi's voice grabs you from the start and sweeps you away on an adventure.I cannot recommend this book (or this series!) enough.

  • Tara Chevrestt
    2019-04-23 13:12

    This is the third book in the Lexi Carmichael series, but it's actually a prequel to to books one and two and about half the length. (That's just an estimate, mind you.)This is when Lexi met the Zimmerman twins. And oh, Elvis is def my favorite. I hope she hooks up with him somewhere down the road. Anyway, as usual, Ms. Moffett gives us a mystery with a HUGE dose of humor. Seems Lexi is eager to get Elvis out of his pants. *snickers* No, no, not like sexually... Just read it!!! Find out how a wave and rogue vacuum cleaner steal the show.Full review on Book Babe: http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/2012/...

  • Jeanie Jackson
    2019-03-25 06:59

    I love the prequel to the Lexi Carmichael series. I adore the Zimmerman twins and this is the tale of when they first met worked together. I am not a big fan of prequels but I had to try this one and was so glad I did. I do wonder when Lexi is gong to realize that a certain computer nerd is crazy about her. In typical Lexi fashion, a trip to the beach, a nightmare in her world, gets even more complicated than she would ever imagine when she is literally left holding the bag. a bag of money that is.

  • Julie Jones
    2019-04-07 09:53

    After the first page of the first book, I realized this was going to read like a carbon copy of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. It's basically the same blueprint, so similar in some cases that I nearly put it down. But I still couldn't help but get pulled in. These books are quick, entertaining reads. I made it through all seven books in a week. I'll read the eighth when it comes out in the fall.

  • Linniegayl
    2019-04-21 08:05

    This was a completely fun novella that serves as the prequel to the series. In it Lexi and Basia are on vacation at the beach where they meet the Zimmerman twins for the first time. Lexi quickly also meets a man who's involved in something criminal, and gets Lexi and friends sucked into the problems.There were some incredibly funny moments in the book, but I also liked seeing how the friendship between Lexi and the Zimmerman's began. I would give this a B+, so 4 1/2 stars.

  • Tina Gummerson
    2019-04-24 13:08

    This was great. We learn how Lexi and Basia meet the Zimmermans and it's just the beginning of Lexi's adventures. I enjoyed this book a lot, it was pretty hilarious in places. I sometimes don't like books that are novellas, but I didn't really feel like there was anything missing. The story was great, the characters were true, and it was all wrapped up in the end without feeling like you needed another 10 chapters.

  • Linda
    2019-04-21 10:14

    I loved the book but I love all Lexi Carmichael books. This is a short novella that fits between book 1 and 2. It describes the meeting with Elvis and Xavier and helps explain the connection. I like the later books better but finding out more information is always good. Geek stories are always fun to read. I love technology and Lexi makes it so easy.

  • Karyogini
    2019-03-29 13:16

    Surprisingly not as short as I expected. I usually find the novels of JM short and fast paced. So I was thinking since this is a 0.5 book it will be ultra short. I has a full plot and not so much character introduction which I guess makes it shorter that the regular novel... But everything is there... Humor, mystery, sticky situations etc. I love this series!The twins are so adorable.

  • Pamela Tracy
    2019-04-21 07:04

    I put off reading this... I've now read them all and am waiting for the January release, so thought I'd give it a shot. My experience reading the novellas authors drop in hasn't been positive.This one way.Loved the beach, loved the hints of the future for Basia, loved the mystery including a bad guy with a hidden heart.

  • Pamela
    2019-04-13 14:03

    This was a cute and sometimes funny novella, but I'm not sure why it was written. Lexi Carmichael's history had already been established in the first two books. Basically this was a quick adventure/mystery telling about how Lexi met Elvis and Xavier.Rather than book three in the series it would have been more accurate to call it book 0.5.

  • Lori
    2019-04-08 12:58

    Short, fun read. A little too much action for what is supposed to be the prequel to the first book where she led this completely boring life before the action in THAT book. However, if you can suspend disbelief on that, it's well worth the time.

  • Wendy Soliman
    2019-03-27 12:56

    I love this series of books. I've read Lexi's adventures in the previous two and enjoyed going back to discover how she met the 'twins'.Funny, clever, well-written and researched, (well, all the technical stuff sounded right to me!), and an all round good read. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Merrie
    2019-04-15 11:22

    I am proud to say that Julie was my pledge daughter in college longer ago than I care to admit and continues to be a good friend. I absolutely LOVE Lexi Carmichael and can't wait for the next one...which is coming soon!

  • Afeni
    2019-04-05 11:53

    I enjoyed the story. I did not appreciate the fact that it was identified as 2.5 in the series while being a prequel to the first story...

  • Patti Ashley
    2019-04-15 11:17

    Interesting seriesI am enjoying all the suspense and spying but I wish the relationships were as well developed as the crimes.

  • Nicole Luiken
    2019-04-10 09:56

    Prequel novella telling how Lexi met the Zimmerman twins. Klutzy, social awkward, geek girl Lexi is a fun narrator and I appreciated how she got out of trouble by using her brain.

  • Maggs
    2019-04-17 07:59

    A nice intro to some good characters. Enjoyed the story, looking forward to reading more.

  • Karen Drinkall
    2019-03-28 09:08

    Intro to how it all began.

  • Siobhan (tigress5cubs)
    2019-04-08 11:09

    Quick two hour read. This was a prologue to the story that told how Lexi and Basia met Elvis and Xavier. It was cute, easy to read, and a fun addition to the story.