Welcome to Love Hack where me meet cyber security specialist (computer hacker), Spencer, and program manager, Josie. Let’s sit back and watch as the computer geek tries to romance his beautiful co-worker.
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Some firewalls are hotter than others…
Security analyst Spencer Weiler is excited when he lands a job at Afire Industries. The responsibility is daunting, but nowhere near as exhilarating as working with Josie Johnson, the pretty program manager in charge. Spencer lusts after her, but knows that she only sees him as a work friend. He needs to make himself over if he’s going to have a shot with her.
Josie is all too aware of the cute computer geek watching over her. He was tempting before, but with his newfound muscles and sexy haircut, he’s suddenly an irresistible stud. She makes the first move and is stunned to learn that her hot IT guy is just as studious in the sack. Their affair turns hot and heavy, but Josie had broken her rule about dating coworkers once before. It hadn’t ended well. When her ex returns and posts scandalous pictures of her on the Internet, it’s not Spencer’s muscles that she needs. She needs a hacker.
Why did I read this book? Well the cover, obviously. It’s not what you think though. For once I didn’t pick a book because of the hot as heck couple on the cover. I saw the catch phrase, some firewalls are hotter than others and it made me laugh.
Truth be told, I have a thing for computer folk. I’m surrounded by them in real life, which means I rarely crave them in books. So this book was out of the ordinary for me.
This was a timely read as it dealt with the issue of intimate photos being posted online without permission. Unfortunately, a situation way too many people have found themselves in. I have to be honest in saying this is another situation where I based my rating on the plot not the whole package.
The characters seemed under developed in my opinion. It was unfortunate because I could feel so much bubbling just under the surface. This book also didn’t offer much as far as deep emotional conversations. Again, it’s unfortunate because I thought there were so many opportunities; even a couple conversations that seemed to have taken place off the page.
I understand the book is fiction, and I wasn’t really expecting a lot of technical accuracy but my imagination has limits. Any hope I had of loving the book or even taking it seriously went out the window at the 45% point. We’re expected asked to believe an elite cyber security company doesn’t have automatically generated back ups of their security camera feed. It’s comical in its absurdity.
Overall, Love Hack was a quick read with some quality steamy scenes. It was well written and engaging. I’d recommend for people who enjoy TV shows like CSI Cyber.