Wired by Julie Garwood
Published by Berkley Books
Release Date: July 4, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
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 . . .
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an early copy of Wired for an honest review.
Wired has suspense, romance and heart! This was my first time reading a book by Julie Garwood and I was not disappointed. Obviously most of us are not going to be able to relate to a hacker or an FBI agent but both Allison and Liam have so many struggles and feelings that are relatable. I also thought Allison’s history made the story one that was easy for most to connect to.
Allison and her sister have been raised by their aunt and uncle since they were little and their parents died. Alison was always reminded what a burden she was and how she still owes them for all that they did for her. She continues to feel guilty and works side jobs while trying to finish her college degree and develop her computer software program.
Allison knows that she has broken the law but she believes that her hacks were for the greater good and that her work has not harmed anyone. She only helped the FBI capture the criminals, even if she did hack into secured sites she wasn’t supposed to, including banks.
She soon is invited to an FBI building where they have a whole cyber division. Allison is offered a job and asked to help them track something that has been leaking intel and compromising their missions. Allison is nervous to accept but on certain conditions does. Liam has been heading up the division that has had some of the missions sabotaged and promises to make sure that she will not be taken advantage of. They both are attracted to each other but also know that they have lives that could never include the kind of lifestyle that the other leads.
Will Allison track down the person who has been leaking the intel? Will Liam and Allison be able to keep their relationship professional? Can Liam keep Allison safe from the threats that lurk beyond the computer? You have to read to find out.
This book was a fun, thrilling-ride. I loved the chemistry between the cast, the friendship and romance was great. I look forward to reading more from Julie in the near future. I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
Julie Garwood is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fast Track, Hotshot, Sweet Talk, The Ideal Man, Sizzle, Fire and Ice, Shadow Music, Shadow Dance, and Slow Burn. Learn more at juliegarwood.com