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 . . .
Julie Garwood is a go to author for me, and has been from the first book I read of hers. So, when I got the opportunities to rad this one, I dropped everything else I had on my ever growing "to be read" and started this one.
What a pleasure to enjoy it as much as I did.
When you read one of Ms. Garwood's books, you know you will get a great story with interesting characters. And, for me, its the characters who keep me coming back. They are so balanced. The men are strong, whether they are FBI agents, or in a swamp, or running a hotel. They are complex, but not too much so as to be boring or cold.
Liam was exactly this. A man with a job to do, who was dedicated to this job, who would see it through... but so was also incredibly attracted to an "asset" in a current case.
Allison is a hacker, and the asset. I loved that she was both strong and vulnerable. I seriously disliked her family.
The plot of this book was so perfect. The way the development of the relationship so real that you believed it. Neither of them were the "all in right away" type. It wouldn't have worked if they were portrayed that way.
But, oh my did this work. Heat, chemistry, compelling characters and a story line that grabbed you from the start.
Yes, there was a bit of a wait to get this book. But, good things come to those who wait. And this book is one of the good things.
I recommend this book.