Review: The Hero and The Hacktivist by Pippa Grant

I downloaded this book when it was released Friday and devoured it that day. We met Rhett briefly in Stud In The Stacks and Eloise in a couple of Pippa’s books. This can definitely be read as a standalone, though, with no feelings of “I’m missing something here.”

Rhett is a Navy SEAL, sidelined Stateside by a mission that went bad. Eloise is drummer for Bro Code, the all-girl boy band cover band made up of Rhett’s sister Parker, Sia from Mister McHottie and Willow from Rockaway Bride.   Her bandmates/friends know she is an Internet wizard, but not a lot about her life or her story. They don’t even know where she actually lives.

Eloise and Rhett hook up at Parker’s wedding reception, because Eloise assumes Rhett is leaving town again and she won’t have to deal with him and deal with messy things like feelings. Rhett is staying, however, and is fascinated by her.

“Fucking her would probably be like fucking a sugared-up elf from an alternate dimension where Santa was actually a motorcycle-riding badass with vigilante tendencies.”

Eloise uses the Internet to go after bad people. She discovers that the “lady” behind the latest direct sales craze is really a skeezy man who is charming the desperate housewives out of their money and ruining hundreds of lives, and she gets revenge by reallocating his money to charities and exposing him for the fraud he is. Suddenly, she is being threatened and must depend on Rhett to keep her safe.

What I liked: This is the funniest book I have read in a long time. I literally laughed out loud throughout the entire thing. Eloise is a firecracker, in a very good way. I also loved finally getting to learn a little more about her, and her relationship with her brother is heart melting.

What I didn’t like: It ended! Why did it have to end??

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

 

Title: The Hero and the Hacktivist
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy

 Release Date: November 9, 2018

Blurb

 

A SEAL / Best Friend’s Brother / Robin Hood in Cyberspace Romantic Comedy
For anyone who’s ever been on the receiving end of an unsolicited dick pic…
He has the muscles of Adonis, an ego bigger than the sun, and a very clear desire to get back in my pants. Which would be fantastic if he weren’t a SEAL and I wasn’t a criminal.
Although, I prefer the term avenger.
I’m a hacktivist, cleaning up the cesspool of cyberspace one scam artist and troll at
a time, and I sometimes bend a few rules to get justice done.
He’s a military man with abs of glory, sworn to uphold the letter of the law no matter
its shortcomings. And if he’d known who—or what—I was, I doubt he would’ve
banged me at my best friend’s wedding reception.
Or come back for more.
Which is why he’s now the only thing standing between me and one very pissed off
internet troll who’s figured out where I live.
I’m pretty sure he’ll get me out of this alive—and quite satisfied, thank you very
much—but I’m also pretty sure this mission will end with me in handcuffs.
And not the good kind of handcuffs.
The Hero and the Hacktivist is a romping fun romance between a SEAL and a twisted hacker by day, drummer by night, complete with epic klutziness, terrible leg warmers, and an even worse phone virus gone wrong. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a fabulously fun happily ever
after.

 

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Author Bio
Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to
escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning
toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading,
writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be
productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.



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Cover Reveal: Maid in England by Brenda St John Brown

 

 

Title: Maid in England

Series: The I Do Crew #1

Author: Brenda St John Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Frauke Spanuth, Croco Designs

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Blurb
TO: The guy who dumped me
FROM: The woman hired to advance your career
RE: I am 150,000% over you.
Alastair,
I’m on the 11:14 train out of London, so I’ll be there by 3:00. To make this as painless as possible, I thought it would help to establish key ground rules:

 

  • No rehashing our past relationship. Yes, we were engaged, but it’s been twelve years and I’m over you.
  • I’m very good at my job and that job is to help you shed the “reclusive” part of the whole “reclusive rock star” vibe you’ve got going on. Brace yourself.
  • My plan is to have this wrapped up by Friday, so save your smoldering looks until I’m gone, please. (I assume you still smolder?) I’m immune now. See item #1.

 

 

I’ll see you in a few hours.
Remi
P.S. My cousin is getting married at the beginning of August. Guess who’s a bridesmaid? Funny, huh? Almost as funny as the fiancée you dumped because you thought she was married to her job now saving yours.
Have I mentioned I’m totally, completely 150,000% over you?

 

Author Bio
Brenda is a displaced New Yorker living in the English countryside. She’s lived in the UK long enough to gain dual citizenship, but still doesn’t understand Celsius. However, she has learned the appropriate use of the word “pants”. And how to order a proper bacon bap/barm/buttie. Because, well, bacon.
Brenda writes contemporary romance to make you giggle and swoon. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking, running and reading. In theory, she also enjoys cooking, but it’s more that she enjoys eating and, try as she might, she can’t live on Doritos alone.
For more information or to connect with Brenda visit http://brendastjohnbrown.com
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