Title: Wired

Author: Julie Garwood

Series: Buchanan-Renard #13 (Books are stand-alone)

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Published: July 4th 2017 by Piatkus

Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★

 

SYNOPSIS:

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 REVIEW:

3 of 5 stars to Wired by Julie Garwood

★★★

It’s been so long since I last read a Julie Garwood novel, the last one being an installment of the same series, so I was really excited to start this one. I wasn’t really disappointed after reading “Wired” but I also wasn’t enthusiastic about it.

It felt like the book was rushed and there was no passion behind it’s creation. I miss my old Garwood novels who come alive with every page. For me, Wired lack the action and the suspenseful elements to make the experience thrilling; and lacked the sizzling romance to make it worthwhile. I wasn’t even convinced in Liam and Allison’s love for each other although I enjoyed all their moments together. Allison seemed like a really interesting heroine. I like the idea of a computer geek who moonlights as a supermodel, too bad her story wasn’t so exciting.

Over-all, this book seemed uninspired, like Garwood has exhausted all ideas for the series and this installment suffered because she just came up with tropes and cliches one after another. Having said so, I still mildly liked this otherwise unimaginative novel.


***cover art: 3/5 stars. Decent.***