This Is Not a Love Story: The Hacker and His Hero by AE Lawless ~ Book Review by Teresa

This-is-Not-a-Love Title: This Is Not a Love Story: The Hacker and His Hero

Author: AE Lawless

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Ever since Gran’s death, Zander’s been using his skills as an elite computer hacker to help put criminals behind bars. Surprisingly enough, there’s also another vigilante running around his city helping folks out in the more traditional way. The press likes to pretend they’re rivals, but Zander likes to think that he and the Night Angel are working together; they want the same things at least.

When a tough case forces the two vigilantes to actually work together, Zander’s insistent fascination with the Night Angel becomes powerful attraction. It wouldn’t be a problem, except Zander’s also fooling around with his boss at the day job, Reese. They both give him something the other can’t, but both of them are also holding something he needs back from him. Zander knows he has to choose, but he just doesn’t see any way to make a good choice.

A break in the case reveals not only the master plot, but more about Zander’s true nature than he ever expected to learn. Afterwards, Zander is seeing the world in a new light and realizes he may not have to sacrifice anything he needs; he may not have to make a choice after all.

Teresa’s View:

This is definitely not a love story. It is not sweet, kind or lovely. It is not beautiful. It is dark, twisty and violent. Our guys are not nice but they have a morality that is this side of good and lines they won’t cross. But the lines the do cross…get the job done.

Zander was an interesting character, a strange mix of good and evil, strength and vulnerability. Angel and Reese both had things he needed and I could see the twist a mile away, but that was ok. The sex was rough and dirty, especially between Z and Angel.

Really, this sums up the romance part of the book:

This wasn’t a romance, some gentle love affair; both of their souls were too full of shadows and inky blackness for that. What they had was barbaric—rough and raw and jagged in all the right ways.

If you are looking for something different, edgier, but still giving a happily-ever-after, give this a try!

Buy Links

Loose Id
Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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