Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: Exploited (Zero Day #1) by A. Meredith Walters

Book Blurb

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

My Review:

3 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Mystery, Romance, Suspense--

Freedom Overdrive a hacktivist who the FBI has been trying to find for years but with no luck. They do acts that bring they untouchable, corrupt people down yet are done through illegal means, making them still illegal, but respected. Hannah just so happens to be Freedom Overdrive and Mason is her target and he has no idea.

​ I had found this book forever ago and as instantly captivated by the cover (it's so pretty!) and the synopsis so when I had the opportunity to read the book I was excited. Unfortunately, this was not what I was expecting or hoping for and that may be my own fault since I had high expectations. Due to that fact, I will make this review pretty short.

I found the book was really sad for the most part, almost every aspect of the story-line made me feel slightly depressed, and at times I had to​ take a break. The book is not super long but I could not zoom through it like normal and it took me forever to finish because I just wasn't feeling it. I would categorize this as a dual narrated romantic suspense due to the romantic potential and the mysterious twists. The book does have a cliff hanger so be prepared for no answers but a LOT of angst and despair.

​Overall this was an ok book, I just was not in love with it- I enjoyed the premise of it while I was reading it but could set it down and promptly forgot about it. I don't think this was for me, but I am sure that someone else will love it and not be able to put it down. That being said I would like to read the next book in the series to see how everything will play out and to see if my theories are correct about who is behind everything.

I received this title for reviewing purposes.​

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