In this pulse-pounding novel from the bestselling author of Butterfly Dreams, a vigilante hacker plays a seductive game with the agent who’s chasing her online—and sharing her bed in real life.

At first glance, I’m nothing out of the ordinary. I am a daughter. A sister. A friend. When you look at me you won’t see anything that warrants suspicion. I don’t look like a criminal.

My name is Hannah Whalen, but most people know me as freed0mov3rdr1v3, or “Freedom Overdrive”—one of the world’s most prolific and notorious hacktivists. My goal—my purpose—is to shed light on the evil that lurks behind the corporate and government lies we have been force-fed for too long.

My story begins with the best possible intention. Devoting my life to exposing the corrupt. The dishonest. The unethical. For that, they label me a cyber-terrorist. Wanted by the FBI, I’ve always been one step ahead.

Until I fell in love.

Because I’m sleeping with the man who’s hunting me. And he has no idea that I am his prey. Now I have to decide what’s more important: my freedom or my heart.

Note: Exploited ends on a cliffhanger. Hannah’s story continues in Aftermath.

I always love a good romantic suspense so when I read this synopsis it totally caught my eye. I quickly dug in and while it was easy to follow, I soon found the plot a bit too unrealistic, it was almost cringeworthy coincidental, and I did not like the heroine. BUT! What did I like? Mason. Oh, I loved Mason.

Mason deserves a relationship, he is such a perfect hero. Smart, hot, badass, an FBI agent, brooding…the list goes on. He met Hannah and his attraction to her was supposedly real and special, but sadly I could not feel it. Hannah was not really into Mason at all, and it constantly felt like she was trying to convince herself to fall for him. She was also a total liar and I never once felt sorry for her. She was a terrible person. The sexual attraction was zero. Soooo, it was really hard for me to want them together. Mason deserved better.

The storyline could have been good, but the coincidental stuff threw me off, and I didn’t find the physical attraction or emotional connection to be something I bought into here. On paper the words on the pages said that Hannah and Mason had both the physical and emotional connection, but it never translated for me.

The ending was interesting. It all started to come together. I am quite confident I know who is out to get Hannah, and am surprised she didn’t see it considering she was supposedly one of the best in the world at hacking.

Rec it? Eh. Not really. It was a quick read, and both the storyline and romance were fairly bland. There was nothing heart pumping about any of it, but it was still something I finished reading. Maybe check out your friends’ reviews and see if you think it’s worth picking up.

Good luck and happy reading!

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