SWFG: Single, White, Female, Geek.
"That's me, Lexi Carmichael, a reformed hacker who was gainfully employed by the National Security Agency. But a series of extraordinary events led me to leave government life behind for a fresh start with a brand-new company and an incredibly sexy boss, Finn Shaughnessy. It may not be kosher to have the hots for your boss, but he seems to have the hots for me, too. If only things didn't get so complicated....
"Darren Greening, a genius researcher from Flow Technologies (our first client!) is missing, and his bosses think I'm involved. And they aren't the only ones - the man who nearly snapped my neck in the parking garage thinks so, too.
"Now I'm caught in the middle of a complex and dangerous case. I'll have to use all my geek skills and a little help from my friends to solve the mystery of Darren's disappearance before Neck-Snapping-Man makes a return visit."
©2011 Julie Moffett (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
But I wish our heroine could catch a break. I understand drawing out relationships so that they can develop over several books, but continually using misunderstanding or freakish circumstances to avoid bringing characters together is getting old.
I loved it! It was funny and kept me guessing. The characters are entertaining and made me want to buy her other books. I was laughing out loud it was great imagery and story.
I thought this was a cute story. I didn't know this is book 2 but no need to read the first one.
You don't feel like you missed anything. The heroine is funny and a little clumsy. It's a light read. Very enjoyable!
i couldn't stop laughing. i love Lexi and all the people in her little circle, especially Slash and the Zimmerman twins. i liked how she always seems to get in awkward potions and her response tends to be let the ground swallow me. can't wait for the next one.
I usually wouldn't write a review for a book like this. It was entertaining enough, but left me feeling somehow cheated, even though I purchased it on a $4.95 sale. I was thinking about other readers who seemed to love or hate this book, and it occurred to me what may be the reason. I believe this book is meant to be a series (It look like it is actually #2 although Audible hasn't yet made that connection). It gives you a tiny adventure/glance into the main character's life, and leaves you waiting for the next book. Usually I'm all about a series, but I didn't feel like there was enough meat in this one to have me coming back for more. It could very easily be a show on network television (Castle, Bones, NCIS....). However, it is only one episode. I guess I, personally, would rather watch an episode of something moderately amusing for free than waste a credit or $ on something similar from audible.
For some reason, I thought this was the first in the series, but once into it, realized there was a first. But, I was able to catch up with the characters quickly.
I had high hopes for this one, as I loved the concept of high tech mysteries. However, I was quite disappointed when the focus was more on the romance aspect rather than the mystery. To me, it felt like the mystery resolution was anti-climatic, as there seemed to be more attention paid to the men who were falling all over our geeky heroine. While I don't mind a little bit of romance in my mysteries, I don't like them to take over the story. This was in the style of Stephanie Plum - the main female character is bumbling along (Stephanie while doing her job, this one while on dates), accompanied by quirky side characters, while dazzling men are after her heart. The narration was good; it didn't particularly add to the story nor did it detract from it. Personally, I don't feel the need to continue with the series.
Great cozy mystery with light romance. This would be a great beach read!
The heroine ends up in some really funny predicaments, causing me to laugh out loud several times. Her hilarious, clumsy moments were most endearing. Also the romance is not overly graphic and I prefer that to books that go on and on with smutty sex scenes. It leaves more to the imagination.
I didn't realize that this is the 2nd book of a series. Not to worry though, all the background info is supplied, both books are able to stand alone.
I enjoyed the narrator and felt she added to my listening, enjoyment of the book.
I'll be reading more of Julie Moffett's books and I hope there will be a 3rd book in this series.
The narrator did an awful job...one character was Irish and Kristin Watson Heintz's feeble attempt to illustrate his accent was not consistent. Sometimes you couldn't even tell he was speaking and other times the brogue disappeared mid-sentence. The reviews said the story was funny, but after listening to 1/3 of the story, thinking it would get better, it didn't.
I realize the book was on the sale table, but honestly I'd love to return it!!!!
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