The story begun in The Hacker’s Heart continues!
He’s always been secretive. Can he be trusted to love?
The mysterious hacker Stryker13 is dead… as far as most people (and government agencies) need to know. In his place is a seemingly ordinary computer-science student named Luke Blankenship, ready to start a new life with the woman he loves.
Melinda Rossiter is that woman. She didn’t expect to fall in love with Luke, or to lose him, and most of all she didn’t expect to get him back. After all they’ve been through, she’d be a fool not to take a chance on a relationship with him.
But when staying with Luke means changing cities and giving up her meaningful job for a much worse one, Melinda starts to worry that the connection they forged isn’t strong enough to sustain the day-to-day challenges of living together. And when he gets tempted to venture into high-level hacking again, she has to decide whether their love is worth upending—and quite possibly risking—her life.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone story! It’s best enjoyed after reading the prequel, The Hacker’s Heart, which is now a free download!
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Josephine Skylar has worked as a teacher, a journalist, a copy editor, and even a video-store clerk (yes, she is a woman of a Certain Age), but always wanted to be a writer. (Her very first fictional efforts were about a frog and toad who were friends. This was more than a touch derivative of Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad Are Friends, but in Josie’s defense, she was six.) She has celebrated Carnival while masked in Venice, bicycled on the streets of Copenhagen, and attempted to drive a stick shift in Edinburgh, but has settled at home in the southeastern United States with a very large dog who is very annoyed to not be mid-walk right now. When not having fun making up stories, she’s learning how to crochet and lift weights, albeit not both at the same time.
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