You can’t program love…or can you?
Kayleigh Renshaw has come up with the idea for a brilliant “compatibility app,” a new kind of matchmaking software. All she needs is a programmer to help her bring the idea to market…and she knows exactly who she wants. But Niall Walsh—a code whiz and her former best friend—has been avoiding her since he returned from Afghanistan. In spite of their history, and some sparks that go beyond friendship, he’s proving reluctant…. Is it her, or is something darker holding him back?
*Wholesome Romance, New York City , Internet Dating , Clean Romance , War Veteran , Wounded Hero
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
As soon as I hear of this book I knew I wanted to read it, not only is it written by Karen Rock, but the plot also sounded really interesting. Main character Kay is developing a compatibility app and I liked how the technology was incorporated into the story, at it’s core it’s still a romance story, but the app gave it a nice flavour.
From the first page I knew I was going to enjoy this book. I really like Karen’s writing style and I liked Kayleigh from the moment she stood up to her old boss and decided to make her own choices. She’s such a strong character, finally taking a chance and fighting for herself, I could easily relate to Kayleigh as I’ve been in sort of the same position before and also started my own company and I know the doubts that go along with it. I also liked Niall, there was one thing he kept a secret from Kayleigh almost the whole book and I just knew it was going to be an issue. I wish he would’ve told her earlier, but then there would’ve been less drama towards the end.
The romance was done well and believable. Kay and Niall where childhood friends and after some years apart they meet again. I have a soft spot for friend-to-lovers stories and I thought the trope was handled well in this book. Their romance was sweet, heartfelt and believable.
I also liked the side character, Karen really knows how to make you feel for the side characters and animals in her books as well. I loved the two cats that played a role into the story. My favourite side character was Josh, the misunderstood angry child of Beth and Chris. It was amazing to see him change and grow throughout this book and the scenes with Niall and Josh where really sweet and well written.
To conclude: I really enjoyed this book, the story was interesting and the pace matched the story. The main and side characters where well developed and I could easily relate to Kay. The romance was sweet and believable.
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