Follow Me (Corrupted Hearts #1)
Brilliant, quirky twenty-three-year-old China Mack is totally satisfied with her carefully ordered, data-driven life. A computer prodigy who landed a coveted programming job at the cutting-edge tech company Cysnet before even graduating from MIT, China is happiest when following her routine: shower before coffee, pizza only on Mondays, bedtime at ten thirty sharp.
But then things start to get a little…unpredictable.
First Jackson Cooper—Cysnet’s rich, gorgeous, genius CEO—assigns China to a dangerous and highly classified project for a government defense contractor. Her sixteen-year-old runaway niece suddenly arrives in town, begging to move in with China. And then there’s her sexy but oddly unsettling new neighbor, Clark…
Quickly the Cysnet assignment becomes disconcerting—and then downright scary—as key staffers turn up dead. China suspects she’s being followed and isn’t sure whom she can trust. For the first time ever, she’ll have to follow her instincts, rather than logic, if she’s going to survive.
As for Follow Me, which was just released in October, I gave it a five-star rating. I don't know how long it takes the author to write her books and I can't find any info on the release of the next one, but I am waiting when it's out. This was just so good, I can't not read the second one.
The main character, China, is so nerdy and quirky! She has so many of those total control habits that drive people crazy. She eats certain foods on certain days every week. She has to take her shower before she starts the coffeemaker. The shirts in her closet are arranged in fandon order. And she's BIG on fandon. She's a Dr. Who fan and has her own tardiff at home. She's also a brainiac. She has multiple degrees and is out of step with the average person, with most people. Once when she was bored she learned a new computer language, at the age of 17. A language that now gets her into a dangerous job with her oh-so-hunky-and-also-intelligent boss. And that's how all the trouble starts.
The oh-so-controlled life of China goes totally 180 as she loses control and life takes over. People drop into her life - her niece, a sexy new neighbor. People start dying - the people on this new project. And she's threatened at gunpoint from the backseat of her really cool Mustang! She and her uber sexy boss are working closely on this project, but he keeps giving her looks she's not sure how to interpret. And just how close is close? The new neighbor is making moves as well. And her niece is setting her up for romance just as fast as she can. This control freak is totally out of control!
This character is so totally engaging that I really can't wait until the second book. She even made me overlook the couple of minor rough spots in the story. China looks ready to save the world one computer code at a time! So get busy writing Ms. Snow!
I was provided an eARC by NetGalley and Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review. I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley