This was a very quick and refreshing read for me. I actually enjoyed the story despite thinking the female protagonist to be a bit dense but I guess, the author had to use someone who wasn’t as tech savvy as the male protagonist. Despite that issue, I enjoyed it and read it in just one sitting.
Noah Frellish, Billionaire CEO, helps Michelle Kolson one night while she was working late. He introduces himself as “Sark” (his gaming handle), when he sees that the new employee doesn’t recognize him. Michelle, on the other hand, finds herself attracted to this geek and assumes that he is from tech support since he new how to help her with her problem. They start going out with Noah, still not revealing who he really is. The company was downsizing and Michelle also had a risk for not staying in the company so she was looking to getting hired at another department. She had her eyes set on being in the marketing department as an assistant but sadly, she had no experience with Photoshop. “Sark” volunteers to teach her the basics and also asks one of his friends (a girl that I can’t remember the name) to teach her. Michelle gets hired temporarily with another girl (who is one the Board of Director’s of the company) and a mild competition ensues.
One of the problems that I found while reading this book was about Michelle not asking what Noah’s real name was. To be honest, Sark is not a common name and it doesn’t sound like a name at all so I cannot fathom why she would not ask or even make a comment about the uniqueness of the name. Second problem was why Michelle did not ask his last name. Okay, sure, this is the 21st century and last names are so last season but if you want to date someone, let alone sleep with someone, at least ask for his/her last name, right? The last problem was the mild competition that happened. I thought there wasn’t a real competition there and that Michelle was so forgiving to her when in reality, that should not have been the case.
Other than that, I enjoyed reading the book. It was well written and the pace was perfect. I actually like Noah and I must admit, geeky guys are just adorable. Well, second to bad boy heroes, right?
About the Author
By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.
She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.
She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of Bookends LLC
Fun Facts about Lynne
- She has no sense of direction and could get lost on her way from the kitchen to the bathroom.
- She grew up in Miami and is a huge Hurricanes fan. (The football team, not the natural disaster.)
- Speaking of natural disasters…she lived through Hurricane Andrew, though her car and much of her house did not. To this day she is scared of storms and windy days.
- Lynne eats a lot of sushi and considers herself a bit of a connoisseur. She and her husband considered writing a sushi guide at one time.
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Overall blog tour giveaway: (1) Geek Care Package which includes a variety of “geek” accessories, including the t-shirt that the hero wears in the first scene of the book!
This giveaway is open to US residents ONLY!
The geek care package currently includes: floppy disk coasters, a box of Nerds candy, A necklace with a glasses charm, a hairband with a robot geek charm and the shirt from Think Geek.