I demand more geek romances!! Oh… Already got my wish! In Love, Technically by Lynne Silver, Michelle Kolson is just starting to adjust to the big city. She’s got a decent job that she’s good at and her head is above water – defying her family who assume she’ll be back home in no-time.
Noah Frellish finds Michelle at her desk – frustrated because her document isn’t printing. He’s not usually down on that floor, but he finds it’s a happy coincidence. Noah hasn’t met the newer employees and he’s a bit ashamed. When he started LiteWave, it was with intentions of being a tight-knit company with an innovative business model. After going public a lot of that went out the window. In fact, they’re pressuring him to start outsourcing – which would leave the woman he’s intrigued by out of a job.
The help desk tech who tells her to call him “Sark” is surprisingly cute for a nerd. After a few run-ins and the initial ‘meet-cute’ they decide to start seeing each other. He’s also helping her to find another position with the company who took a chance on hiring her. Sark has confidence in her and her ability to grow and adapt – she has a natural gift for product promotion even if she’s not book taught.
Noah is incredibly guilty with his inadvertent deception. He leaves her a note one night to explain the mixup and apologize, and when she continues to see him – he assumes everything is copacetic. Unbeknownst to him, she misinterpreted the apology letter as making up for her (almost) layoff from the big boss, and not a note from the man she knows as Sark.
When everything becomes clear – she’s humiliated and shocked that the man she’s fallen for has deceived her in the worst way possible. Not only does she refuse to trust him, she can’t keep her job and face him and her co-workers again. Which also means she’ll probably have to return home to the smug yet loving satisfaction of her parents.
This book was right up my alley. I’m a huge nerd, so any book with geek culture & references is like heaven to me. I kinda prefer the heroine to be the brainy geek, but this book worked anyway. Noah was slightly misguided and Michelle was adorable in her accidental aptitude. It was great to see both characters finding a better path by the end of the book, and that they did it while coming back together was sublime.
Publisher: Entangled: Ever After (July 29, 2013)
Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he’d love to meet someone who’s actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?
Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?
Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.