A beautiful computer hacker and a bad-boy FBI agent must collaborate—in more ways than one—in the sizzling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.
Allison Trent doesn’t look like a hacker. In fact, when she’s not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing—and hacking—code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.
Hotshot FBI agent Liam Scott has a problem: a leak deep within his own department. He needs the skills of a top-notch hacker to work on a highly sensitive project: to secretly break into the FBI servers and find out who the traitor is. But he can’t use one of his own. He finds the perfect candidate in Allison. Only, there’s one problem—she wants nothing to do with his job and turns him down flat.
What Liam doesn’t know is that Allison is hiding secrets that she doesn’t want the FBI to uncover. But Liam will do nearly anything to persuade her to join his team, even break a few rules if that’s what it takes. A temptation that could put his job—and both of their futures—on the line…
and longing for more . . .
3.75 Hearts Ok first let’s address the elephant in the room. This is not the same Julie Garwood that her fans are used to. Her writing has changed for some reason. The writing is different but that does not mean the story is bad. Garwood still brings an interesting story with characters worth getting to know.
The reason this writing is so different is there is no true POV. A lot of times the chapter is from one POV (his) and the next chapter from the other POV (hers). This story changes POV’s right in the middle of pages and even paragraph.
Now to the story itself. Allison is sweet and smart. Her brain is more like a computer. She can see paths that others can not especially when it comes to codes. Liam needs Allison to help him find a leak in the FBI. There is a connection right away but they work together so they shouldn’t but they will. After all how will they get the HEA if they didn’t?
While I liked Allison I wanted to cry for her sometimes. She seems to be a bit lost and sad. She allows herself to be a doormat by her aunt and uncle. And honestly a bit from Liam. She allows him to come and go way too much if you ask me. Liam seems to be a good guy but is a bit selfish if you ask me. Most times I find myself wishing I could crawl into the book and be with one of Garwood’s men but not with Liam. I just thought he was a nice guy but for someone else.
A good read but not the best of Garwood’s novels.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.