Wired by Julie Garwood
Series: Buchanan-Renard Series #13
Also in this series: Wired
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: July 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
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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 . . .
Allison is in college and is a brilliant computer hacker. She’s feels that everything she does she does for the good of the people, but technically it’s still illegal. When she is invited to explore a new FBI facility, that houses their cyber task force, with a friend of hers, she quickly accepts. Once at the facility Allison and her friend are separate and Allison is questioned. She is freaking out thinking that they know about her hacking but they end up offering her a job – which she turns down.
When push comes to shove Allison accepts the job after the lead in a particular case, Liam Scott, agrees to get her cousin out of trouble – which will keep him out of prison. While Allison is working on the job she gets closer with Liam and soon they’re inseparable. Unfortunately Allison has no idea what’s in store for her future and since Liam is on the road 90% of his life she knows that it doesn’t lie with him. Love, however, has a funny way of changing things around so Allison may get the future she truly wants.
This was a good book. It’s been about six years since I’ve read a Garwood novel so I was looking forward to this one. I can’t say that I loved it and I did have some issues with it but overall I enjoyed the story.
My issues : while I liked Liam and Allison I didn’t truly ever connect with either one of them. They were pretty down to earth – although Garwood did make them seem, at times, that they were too good for me to read about. Because I didn’t really connect with either character it was hard for me to get too into their romance. I think THEY had a problem getting into their romance. It was like they were together, but not. Then Allison would think that Liam was out of her life and bam! He’d show up again and stay with her like nothing ever happened. And she allowed it. Why? IDK. I didn’t see the love growing so when it happened it was puzzling.
The hacking part of the story was decent. I’m not a hacker so I have no idea if anything that was written was accurate or not but it sounded good to me. Lol
I liked Allison’s friends as well. I hadn’t read any other books in this series but I didn’t feel like I needed to in order to read this one – it was a good standalone.
Overall a decent read.
Rating: 3/3.5 out of 5