Title: User Friendly
Author: Erin McCarthy
Series: Bad Boys Online #3
In: Bad Boys Online (Erin McCarthy)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 20th October 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: She couldn’t imagine him not being in her life.
Computer guru Evan Barrett can solve any tech problem, but the sight of Halley Connors’ lovely head pasted onto some woman’s nude body – courtesy of a hacker determined to derail her catering website – just has him in a cold sweat. Imagining his secret crush in the buff is the kind of fantasy that drives him wild every time Halley’s near. Now, as they work overtime to save the business, Evan realizes that not every fire needs putting out so quickly… and some require very little stoking to catch…
One of my favourite tropes in contemporary romances (or indeed any romances) is the friends to lovers trope. After all, I think that knowing someone on that level and then wanting them on a more intimate level is absolutely beautiful. Particularly when it’s a friendship that is a no-holds barred kind of friendship. Brilliant, honest and completely see-through. So of course, since this was one of those stories… I fell head over heels.
I may have had to wipe off a little drool while reading this novella. There is just something completely drool-worthy about Evan that none of the other men in this collection quite had… he is just so damn yummy. Apparently I really like the toned computer geeks in my literary romances / erotic moments…
Although all of the romance, passion and lust in this story was brilliant. I actually think that my favourite moment in this story was when Halley fires Horace. I love that he is somehow surprised at being surprised. Even after he admits his own stupidity. It was such a light and humorous moment. One that had me having a good giggle.
This was the perfect novella to finish up this collection with. And reading it while curled up under a blanket with a hot chocolate… yup. That was a serious happy place moment.