Title: Love, Technically
Author: Lynne Silver
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: June 29, 2013
Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he'd love to meet someone who's actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?
Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?
Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.
Let's start with Michelle
Michelle is the main female lead, and she just moved to Chicago to persure her dreams. Sadly, the job position she had when we started reading was a not-so-nice job in the call center for a huge company called LiteWave. It was boring but Michelle made the best out of it. Something happened to the company printer and she asks the nearest guy to help her out. He has a geeky/adorbale shirt on, a wonderful smile, and is very witty. Michelle mistakes him for an IT person because of how well he knows and understands technology. He introduces himself as Sark and they go out to get a cup of coffee; they both feel an attraction toward each other. Little does she know, Sark is the CEO of the LiteWave. *dun dun DUUUUUUUUN*
Michelle is written to be very ditzy and clueless, and she tells people she can't do anything because of her lack of education (she only completed high school). It kind of irked me when there was a build board above their heads at one point with his face on it and she still didn't understand that he was the same person. It was right there! She really should have known through out the whole half the book but didn't. I like how hard working she is - when she isn't complaining about something - and when she puts her mind to something Michelle follows through with it. There were moments where she embraced her disadvantages and worked with it, and I was proud of her to do that. When she finds out Sark is the CEO I really do feel bad for her. She's well written and I overall liked her.
Sark aka Noah
Sark (real name is Noah) has his eyes set on Michelle. He's been checking her out for days without knowing how to start a conversation. Once she gets stuck with the printer, he makes his move. When they go out for coffee after the printer incident he knows Michelle is the one for him. Sark is having a problem with his company. It's doing very well and business is booming, but everyone he hired to help support and guide him are taking over what he wants to do for LiteWave. It's said that he built the company from the bottom, he's the one that has thought of everything and it's getting hard for him to see how everyone taking over. In retaliation, Sark thinks of different ideas to create another brand and keep himself in power.
I really like Sark! He's smart, witty, attractive,
a liar, romantic, and tries to keep everyone happy. I'm a web designer so I appreciate everything Sark does for a living. He wears a ThinkGeek t-shirt in the beginning and I squealed a little. ThinkGeek is awesome! I've bought so many things on that site and love reading about a character that shares that love. I feel really sorry for his situation on the company. His baby is getting ruined right before his eyes and it's hard for him to take it back. Sark is a genius and I was rooting for him the whole time! Yes, he lied, but it was handled very well at the end.
I believe the book wasn't written very well. It was readable and very entertaining, but sometimes the sentence structure was weird for me. At first I didn't know if the author was writing in first or third person, it kind of switched on me so getting used to it was sometimes difficult. The POV also switched randomly in the middle of a paragraph which gave me whiplash, but I got the hang of it while reading. It's still readable and it didn't take away from the story, I'm just warning you that it gets tricky sometimes. You can also skip some pages and it will still have the same impact on you.
I give this book 3/5 stars; I really enjoyed myself and will recommend to other people who are into geeky love stories like me. I'll for sure pick up another Lynne Silver book, it was entertaining, fun, and very memorable.
Taking a deep breath, he started toward her. He got close enough to tap her on the shoulder, his stomach in knots anticipating the verdict. She whirled in a sexy dance move before he could touch her.
“Sark,” she squealed, and plastered herself against him, pulling him onto the dance floor. “You came!” The cold condensation of her beer bottle dripped on the back of his neck as her hands clasped over his shoulders.
He smiled down at her and wrapped his arms loosely around her hips. He tried to move in rhythm, but the beat of the song was something too arrhythmic for him. Weird how he could be coordinated at biking yet suck on the dance floor. One of life’s mysteries. Michelle didn’t seem to notice or care about his awkward side-to-side shuffle, though. She pulled in tighter and made as if it were a slow song. Much as his body enjoyed the feel of hers against him from chest to toe, he had to verbally confirm she wasn’t mad at him. He pulled back a little.
“Michelle,” he shouted over the music. “Are we okay? You’re
not mad at me?”
“Mad?” She hugged him then stepped back.
He dodged, avoiding her beer bottle smacking him in the cheek.
“Yes, I’m mad at you. You’ve been avoiding me all week. I missed you,” she shouted back, but the huge grin on her face told him it wasn’t really true. He smiled at his amazing fortune and tightened his grip, pulling her against him again. She’d been waiting for him. A friend shoved a vodka Red Bull in his hand, his usual drink. Careful not to let it spill down Michelle’s back, he hefted it for a large gulp. They stayed entwined for the rest of the song, and when the DJ switched it up to a slow beat, she threaded her fingers through his hair and rested her cheek against his chest.
The drink in his hand was messing with his need to touch her and cup her bottom as they swayed to the music. His hands couldn’t go where they wanted, but his mouth could. He leaned down to kiss her, and she met his mouth halfway. She tasted like beer and warm, sexy woman. The kiss grew deeper, stronger. Around them other couples clung to each other and used the slow dance as an excuse to get close to their partner. He stopped pretending and gave in to what he really wanted. Keeping his mouth on hers, he backed them off the dance floor to a quieter corner of the club. Somewhere along the way, they lost
their drinks on a table, on the floor. He didn’t know, didn’t care. What mattered was keeping his connection with Michelle. They reached the wall of the club and he turned to push her back against it, all the while keeping the kiss going. Their bodies pressed together, and he’d give anything to get her alone and naked. His desire was bordering on painful. A sharp whistle from behind him jolted them both out of the moment.
“Get a room, you two,” Eve shouted, and a large group of their friends laughed and a few handfuls of peanuts were thrown. He laughed and protected Michelle from the tiny flying
missiles. She laughed too, and the intense, heated moments of the kiss ended. She clung to his hand, which he liked. “I have to get home,” he shouted over the music.
“I have more work to do and an early meeting tomorrow. Can I get you a ride?” She leaned in to his ear. “I came with Eve and I should stay with her, but not too much longer, since I’m interviewing with Casey and the marketing team tomorrow.” He pulled back to frown. He wanted to make sure she wouldn’t be taking the El alone at night.
“Eve drove me. She’s my designated driver,” Michelle said, obviously seeing something in his worried expression that relaxed as soon as he heard her words, “and this has been my one beer. I can’t be hungover tomorrow.”
“Okay. Good luck, and have fun tonight.” He turned to walk toward the exit, but she tugged him back.
“Are you sure you won’t stay?” she asked.
He loved that she wanted him there, and if he kept looking at her full pink lips, nothing was sending him away. Except the fact he was dead on his feet and knew he had to be up in five hours for an international call. The Red Bull hadn’t been a brilliant idea. “I have to go. You could come home with me,” he suggested. She bit her bottom lip and eyed him shyly. “I’m not sure I’m ready for that. We’ve barely been on an official date yet.”
She was right, and he was embarrassed she thought he was simply trying to get in her pants. “This weekend, then. I’m taking you on a real date. Are you free Sunday?”
Her smile was huge and warmed him from head to toe. “Can’t wait.”
Knowing he was playing with fire, he kissed her again, quickly, and got out of Lola’s while he still could.
About the Author:
By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.
She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.
She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of HYPERLINK "http://bookends-inc.com/index.htm" Bookends LLC
Fun Facts about Lynne:
1. She has no sense of direction and could get lost on her way from the kitchen to the bathroom.
2. She grew up in Miami and is a huge Hurricanes fan. (The football team, not the natural disaster.)
3. Speaking of natural disasters…she lived through Hurricane Andrew, though her car and much of her house did not. To this day she is scared of storms and windy days.
4. Lynne eats a lot of sushi and considers herself a bit of a connoisseur. She and her husband considered writing a sushi guide at one time.
Overall blog tour giveaway:
(1) Geek Care Package which includes a variety of “geek” accessories, including the t-shirt that the hero wears in the first scene of the book! (This giveaway is open to US residents ONLY!) The geek care package currently includes: floppy disk coasters, a box of Nerds candy, A necklace with a glasses charm, a hairband with a robot geek charm and the shirt from Think Geek.