Ex-Air Force hacker Jace Adams is the best at what he does. There isn’t a system he can’t infiltrate or a country his team can’t topple. But when he finds Lena Morris, the woman he hates most in the world, on his doorstep, the last thing he wants to do is help her. Or is it really Lena?

Lindsey Morris can’t believe her twin sister, Lena, is missing, with only a cryptic text to find the man Lena once betrayed. But as easy as Jace is to look at, getting him to agree to help her find her sister is a lot harder. He refuses to put his team at risk until they find out the enemy they’re facing may be one they have in common.

As Lindsey and Jace race against the clock to save her sister, their shaky truce begins to morph into a fire they can’t control. But their lack of trust might be exactly what gets them killed.

Titles in the Hacker World series include – Deadlock

Title:  Deadlock
Series:  Hacker World #1
Author:  Cherrie Lynn
Genre:  Romantic Suspense, Military Romance
Published:  June 25, 2019
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

DEADLOCK draws the reader in quite intensely from the start and that edge of the seat reading feeling doesn’t leave any time soon.  There is world building, there has to be to some extent, and we get not only the extreme hatred that Jace has for Lena but his confusion and disbelief at discovering the woman that he’s hated for years has an identical twin sister.  That mistrust runs to his team as well and Lindsey won’t have an easy time winning any friends as she sets out to find or rescue her sister from whatever trouble she’s found herself in this time.

This story is full of tech terms and loads of geek references, and those made me smile throughout.  Lindsey and Jace have more in common than her troublesome sister but getting them to admit that fact takes a bit of time.  I enjoyed DEADLOCK, the action is fast-paced, the steamy moments believable, and the trouble that surrounds them all is very real.  There seems to be a thread running through this story that will continue in the series.  That’s not unusual for a series, what I don’t like is the cliffhanger feel to the ending.  But, that’s me, I strongly dislike cliffhangers and won’t pick up a book if I know ahead of time that’s how it ends.  Lead me to the next story but finish what I’m reading now.  Aside from the loose ends that lead to the next book I enjoyed my time in Hacker World and would continue the series.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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