Book Review: How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway [70/100 * 2019]

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 
   

“Never trust anything you read on the internet. And never trust the internet with your heart. If you’re looking for love, stop swiping. Instead, look up. Look around. The love of your life could be working in your office, or sitting next to you in a bar, or standing right beside you on a crowded city street. Get off the internet for a little while. Otherwise, you might let the one get away.”

 
Much thanks to Edelweiss, Harper Collins and Graydon House for sending me an ARC. 💕
This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.

📖 Buy This Book: Amazon 📖
📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Romance / Women’s Fiction
📚 POV: First person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Sexism and Workplace Harassment. Lying/Miscommunication.
⚠ Read if: you are looking for a light but fun techie-love read.

How to Hack a Heartbreak is an enjoyable read from new-to-me author, Kristin Rockaway. It is about Mel, a helpdesk tech who is underemployed and should be a developer instead of assisting the all-male programmers who only belittle her and harass her.

One wrong date through Fluttr (dating app a la Tinder) sent Mel to a coding spree, then developing the website JerkAlert, where females can dish about the bad dates and unsolicited dick picks they encounter in the online world.

As her career might go to a crossroads, so does her lovelife, when workmate Alex asked her out and actually seem like a potential The One.

I surely enjoyed the rollercoaster of fun and emotions this was. Generally light and easy to read, this book highlights how unfair the tech world views women and belittle their skills and potential to revolutionize technology as we know it. It shows how there still is a blind eye to female inventors and start ups, and how unfair and unbalanced career opportunities are.

I admire how the author chose to give Mel an amazing group of girl friends who lift each other up and help boost each others careers.

I love how honest the romance development was. It’s definitely a slow burn as there were issues our MC is going through. It seems like this book treats romance as one of the plot points but not the most important thing in the story.

Love the author’s style and am looking forward for her future works.

☁ THE CRITERIA ☁

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☁FINAL VERDICT: 4.27/5 ☁

Review also appears on my blog.

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