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Love, Technically – Lynne Silver – 3.5 stars

July 28, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

Love, Technically – Lynne Silver – 3.5 starsLove, Technically Published by Entangled Publishing, Ever After on July 29, 2013
Pages: 127
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley.com
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three-half-stars

Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he'd love to meet someone who's actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?

Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?

Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this sweet story of a man who wants someone to love him for him and a woman who wants to be someone who matters.

Michelle is not having a good first week.  She’s trying to get her timesheet printed for her boss but for some reason the stupid printer won’t work.  She ends up running in to a guy from the help desk that manages to figure out that she’s pointed to the wrong printer but she also ends up finding herself flirting with him.  She’s very naive and yet has such a great heart that you can’t help but wanting her to find happiness in the big city.  She’s so excited to be working for such a wonderful company that she overlooks quite a few instances where her new boyfriend tries to explain who he really is and where if she’d pay attention the facts would have come out much earlier and in a much better fashion than they did.  I liked her but I found myself wanting to yell at her to quit falling back to the whole I’m just a small-town girl thing when stuff doesn’t go her way.

Noah…  I loved Noah.  Yes he did something sort of shady by not letting her know who he actually was but I understood why he acted the way he did.  It wasn’t anything meant to hurt or embarrass her he just loved being wanted for who he was and not his money.  He really did try to let her know but was always so afraid to come completely clean as he didn’t want the relationship to change.  I loved what he was willing to do to make things right and his true understanding of who she really is and what value she has to him and others around her was refreshing.  He didn’t look down on her for not finishing school but instead loved how her ideas were fresh and truly inspired.  He just had a knack for bringing out the best in people around him and I hope that his next venture really does bring him long-term happiness.

Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this sweet story in exchange for my honest review.

three-half-stars

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To the Fifth Power – Shirin Dubbin – 3 stars

July 28, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

To the Fifth Power – Shirin Dubbin – 3 starsTo the 5th Power Published by Entangled Publishing, Ever After on July 29, 2013
Pages: 122
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley.com
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three-stars

Three years ago, Zola Noite's nemesis killed her sidekick and forced her to watch. The guilt drove her to hang up her cape. Zola knows one thing for certain. She will never be a superhero again.

Psychologist Dr. Arturo "Fort" Forte specializes in super-powered mental health. He’s the only reason Zola can once again call herself sane—although, truth be told, the heat between them is slowly driving her back to mad.

 

When three mega-villains escape the prison Fort oversees, all Zola's best laid plans go up in flames. Fort asks her for help, and she can't turn down the man she's secretly come to love. As battles ensue and clues add up, the one thing Zola trusts is called into question: Fort's true agenda and which side he’s on.

My Thoughts:

This is going to be a very short review as it is a fairly short story.

Zola has gone thru hell and back watching her sidekick get killed in front of her threw her in to a mental breakdown that she still doesn’t feel healed from.  She’s given up being the main planner for the superheroes guild but isn’t really living life yet.  She’s brought back in to the fold when 3 major criminals get loose from the psychiatric facility they’ve been held in but she’s still not convinced she’s really ready to be what people desperately want from her.

Fort was the one who managed to get Zola functional but has his own major secrets that he holds on to until the very end of this story.  He’s sexy but you always get the sense that there is something holding him back from really taking what he wants from Zola.  I liked him and loved what he risked to help her.  He’s very much more than just a doctor but is really a great match for Zola.

This was a very neat take on superheroes and I am looking forward to more from this series.  I can’t say much more because there is a nice twist in this story that deserves to stay hidden until the reader finds it.  Thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

three-stars

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