Zero Hour – Wired & Dangerous, Book 1
Themes & Genres: Contemporary, Romance, revenge, hackers
Hacker extraordinaire Roarke Brennan lives each hour – each breath – to avenge his brother’s murder. His first move: put together a team of the best coders he knows. They’re all brilliant, specialized, and every one an epic pain in his ass. Only now Wren Lee wants in too, threatening to upset their delicate balance. The girl Roarke never allowed himself to want is all grown up with sexy confidence and a dark past … and she’s the wild card he can’t control.
Roarke might still think she’s a kid, but Wren’s been to hell and back. Nothing and nobody can stop her – especially the tatted-up, cocky-as-all-hell hacker. But when years of longing and chemistry collide, Wren and Roarke discover that revenge may be a dish best served blazing hot.
What I think of the book:
I’ve been in Megan Erickson’s Facebook group – Meg’s Mob, for a while and ever since she started posting teasers and making “About the characters” posts, I’d been hyped up about Zero Hour. Now that I’ve read the actual book, I’m happy I got an ARC of it.
Before I started the book, I was worried that since I know little about computers and nothing about hacking, I’d have a hard time keeping up. That was not the case. A lot of the story is about how the characters feel and what drives them, not techno talk. And when they do get to the technical stuff, it’s explained in a way that a reader like me would understand.
As I mentioned, Megan has been sharing “About the characters” type of posts – their descriptions, a teaser with them, and pictures of how she imagines them. After I’ve read the posts about Dade Kelly – a mysterious member of the crew Roarke gathers, I was sure he would be my favorite. Well, he shares that spot with another member – Marisol; I adore them both. The other members – Jock, Roarke’s friend Erick and Erick’s sister Wren might’ve not won me as much as Dade and Marisol, but they all have their individual characteristics and strengths and they form an interesting mishmash of a crew that somehow makes it work. And then there’s another hacker – even more mysterious and secretive than Dade – who shows up later and isn’t a part of the crew; I’m not going to get into detail about them – mostly because not much is known, but also to avoid spoilers – but their presence is ominous and hints at the threats that would face the wired and dangerous crew in later novels.
Who would I recommend this book to? If you are looking for a book with a lot of techno babble, this isn’t for you; if you are looking for a non-sweet romance with action and complications in and outside the romantic plot, then you might enjoy this.
My rating: (4 out of 5 laptops)
Would I re-read this book? I might.
Am I interested in other books by this author? Yes.
Where can you buy the book?
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