I can't say it was the most serious and wonderful book I've ever read but it did have great attempt of dragging me away from my "regular" world and into a dreamy seduction of bliss. 3.5 stars This was a nice way to spend a day or so reading. Poppy was a shy nerdy girl who had no clue how to flirt, except she did so well with Seb.Honestly, I didn't get the vibe that Seb was a playboy like he claimed to be.Kelly Hunter is a great writer and I just love reading about her characters falling in love. Poppy, a highly intelligent, code-cracker, needs a private place to crack a code.It MIGHT be slightly illegal, hence her need for secrecy.
I love her honesty and it was really refreshing to read about a heroine who didn't turn into an absolute idiot when she's around the hero.Kelly Hunter's strength lies in sparkling dialogue and believable relationships, and this was a really enjoyable read for me.And as an unexpected bonus - this was linked with her previous book, Flirting with Intent, I'm guessing we'll be getting a West family series? She's super smart, super awkward and that's what makes her so charming.For me, he was just a nice hero who was intrigued by Poppy's innocent flirtation:)Another short novella on my reader - this time it's the second youngest daughter, terminally shy Ophelia West, genius code cracker who needs time alone and a really strong supercomputer not connected to the internet to crack a file with important information about her missing older brother.Fortunately her employee in Oxford, Thomas, has a younger brother who runs a very successful rescue company for oil drilling accidents (or something suchlike) and is a billionaire in his own right - he bought Another short novella on my reader - this time it's the second youngest daughter, terminally shy Ophelia West, genius code cracker who needs time alone and a really strong supercomputer not connected to the internet to crack a file with important information about her missing older brother.
Instead she charms him out of his misgivings about a serious relationship with her - whether she did this on purpose or not is up for speculation - and then she tries her best to bond with his friends and family despite her social awkwardness.