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 . . .
What I didn’t like: The maturity level of the heroine versus the love interest. This has happened to me several times in this series (Buchanan-Renard) and it’s made me a bit uncomfortable, but that may be due to MY age.
What I do remember is, the first couple of books in this series more than held my attention but lately, not so much. I have the same problem with Wired as I did with Hot Shot. I thought it was because I listened to the audio book of Hot Shot and really didn’t care for the narrator for that particular book, but I’ve come to the same conclusion with Wired, it’s a bit immature for me. It felt almost like a new adult novel and maybe that’s what Ms Garwood was aiming for with those particular books. I don’t know and now I hesitate to put her books on auto-buy.
What I liked: Now, for the good stuff. Ms Garwood is an excellent writer. Her books are fully developed and even in this series if you really wanted to, you could read each one as a stand-alone. The previous books though make the enjoyment of the characters much more interesting.
What I do know even without the heroine’s age being a factor, her leading ladies are always intelligent but maybe a little naïve in some cases, which Allison is in Wired. I could feel her pain in not wanting to confront her relatives but boy, when she does, the fur flies, so to speak.
The love interest, FBI agent Liam Scott felt more worldly and less inclined to put up with any bull from other characters but he respects Allison right from the beginning regardless of her age. Kudos for that!
I’ve read just about every book in every genre Ms Garwood has written. Some I completely enjoy and still re-read them and then there are a few, I couldn’t buy into. Even with all the action, the excellent writing, and development of the plot, Wired is one of those I’ll just put away as a pleasant read.
If you’re on the fence on spending the money on Wired, check it out at the library or maybe borrow it from a friend who collects Ms Garwood’s body of work.
I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and this is my honest and fair review.
No recommendation (and that kills me!)