Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian, #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Series: Kate and Ian #1
Published by Self-published on August 25, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When Kate Watts abandoned her law career to open a food pantry in Northeast Minneapolis, she never dreamed it would be this difficult. Facing the heartbreaking prospect of turning hungry people away, she is grateful for the anonymous donations that begin appearing at the end of each month. Determined to identify and thank her secret benefactor, she launches a plan and catches Ian —a charismatic hacker with a Robin Hood complex—in the act.
Ian intrigues Kate in a way no man ever has. But after learning he’s snooped around on her personal computer, she demands retribution. Impressed with her tolerance and captivated by her spirit, he complies and begins to slowly charm his way past her defenses. Time spent with Ian is never boring, and Kate soon finds herself falling for the mysterious hacker.
But Ian has enemies and they’re growing restless. In the hacking world, exploiting a target’s weakness is paramount, and no price is too high to stop an attack. And when Kate learns exactly how much Ian has paid, she’ll discover just how strong her love is for the man who has hacked his way into her heart.
Lucky he checked her back door…
This is the sort of story where you start thinking worse case scenarios…for yourself. OMG!! What would people see on my Google history. Here I was worried about my hubby seeing all the hot guys (David Gandy) I study (perv on) for casting book heroes, when pimply boys with greasy hair should be my biggest concern. It does make you wonder how they pick their targets. Maybe they’re on Pinterest…and they like my pins…pin my pins…I could be sharing pins with a hacker!!
I really enjoyed this story. Kate is a sweetheart who just wants to help people. Leaving a high pressure job and a ho-hum relationship, she opens a not for profit food pantry. Donations are always hard to come by and when an anonymous donation comes in more than once, Kate is determined to thank and acknowledge the giver. Kate’s stoked to find out that her mystery man is also HOT.
Ian…I loved him. His determination to win Katie over and his tactics to get her attention were arrogant but also funny. He is far from perfect, but his imperfections make him endearing. Tall, good looking, smart, cheeky… and he wears glasses when his eyes are tired. Perfect!! I did some research to find my perfect Ian, and found quite a few, but maybe just a bit more research is needed. Back to the grindstone tomorrow 🙂
I found the story line interesting, the characters lovable, intimate scenes were smoking hot and some of Ian’s hacking had me cracking up laughing. I did drop a star because there was one section that dragged a little. I knew that something dodgy was going to happen, but felt like it was drawn out too long.
I finished with a big smile on my face and content with the way things ended. There is another story with these characters coming out, but Heart-Shaped Hack doesn’t end with anything left hanging. No cliffhanger…my kindle survived…I’m happy.
Sassy rates this one 4 Stars.
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