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Review: Wired by Julie Garwood

July 5th, 2017 by Debbie's World of Books

 

Publication date: July 4, 2017

Publisher: Berkley

Series: Buchanan-Renard #13

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book:

A beautiful computer hacker and a bad-boy FBI agent must collaborate—in more ways than one—in the sizzling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.

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 . . .

My Thoughts:

If people ask me to list my favorite authors Julie Garwood is almost always the first author who comes to mind. I fell in love with her after reading Castles and then quickly devoured every one of her other historical romances. I will admit when she switched to writing contemporary I was sorely disappointed and had a hard time making it through them. However, her more recent contemporaries have really picked up in my opinion and I’ve loved the last few.

I loved both Allison and Liam’s characters though I really wish Allison had grown a spine earlier on in the book. I get she grew up having it hammered into her she should be grateful to her aunt and uncle but really when is enough enough? I literally wanted to cheer when she finally put her foot down. I would have liked to see a little more development of Liam’s character but I still really liked him. I adored Allison’s roommates though and while I know they were most likely throwaway side characters it would be nice to see a short story/novella about them.

The story moved along at a nice pace and I read the book in one sitting. Glad to see Garwood is starting to hit her stride with her contemporary books (though I still wish she would go back to her historicals!).

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