– A. Meredith Walters
Genre : Suspens, Contemporary romance, New Adult
I started Exploited by A. Meredith Walters a month ago. But I had a really hard time getting into the story so I put it down then picked it back up only a few days ago. And when I reached chapter 6, I just couldn’t stop.
♥ The story ♥
Exploited tells the story of Hannah, an IT employee by day and a hacker by night. She has a mission and refuses to be stopped. That’s why she decides to get close to the FBI agent who’s on her case. So she can know if they’re close to finding out her hidden identity. What she hasn’t planned is falling for the said agent : Mason.
♥ My review ♥
Once I got into the story, and it took me a little time like I said above, I couldn’t put the book down. The story was so addictive. I liked how easily Hannah and Mason bonded. It was sweet and I thought their relationship was really beautiful. It put a smile on my face.
The suspens was really great. I love the thrill it brings to a good romance. This was the case in this book. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next and I felt myself investigating along with Hannah. Between the mysterious partner she’s working with, her fun but suspicious colleague, it was all so interesting.
The only thing I had a problem with (and I guess, it’s a big thing), was Hannah‘s betrayal. Even though I could totally understand her mission and supported it as well as being afraid she got caught and well we know she feels guilty about Mason, it still bothered me. I mean, how can she do it ? How will he ever forgive her ? It broke my heart how much they instantly felt connected to each other and how he fought his suspicious nature to truly trust her. And to say she’s going to do that to him ? Argh! No, I just can’t.
But I’m so curious to see what will happen next and see how Mason will react and both will go from there. There’re just too many unanswered questions. I need book 2 ASAP!
So yes, if you didn’t know, I’m warning you, this book ends on a cliffhanger.
Have you read it ?
More about Exploited (Goodreads) :
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.
*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange of an honest review