How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway
Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.
By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed helpdesk tech at a startup incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers—"Hatchlings"—who can't even fix their own laptops, but are apparently the next wave of startup geniuses. And by night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving dudes she's matched with on the ubiquitous dating app, Fluttr.
But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in online dating space. It's called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight.
Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez—the only non-douchey guy at Hatch—has no idea she's the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships, or change her life forever.
Sadly I am not into chick lit and that is pretty much what this was. It focuses heavily on the internet dating and work environment and not enough on romance. It was not a bad book at all, just not one for someone that enjoys a strong romance story.
The book also deals with sexism but I didn't find that to be original and as some of you know by now I am not a fan of feminism in general. I have a little boy at home and when books make all man sound bad I have a hard time enjoying it.
Anyway... it had a good story. Dealt with the reality of online dating and the reality of over generalizing things. Not everything is black and white. In the end, although the main male character has done mistakes he wasn't a bad guy at all.
It is really hard for me to review a book that lacks romance and chemistry, so I am sorry if this one is a little shorter than usual.
If you are into chick lit give it a go, you might just like it.
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