Thank you to Graydon House and NetGalley for sending me an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed helpdesk tech at a startup incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers—”Hatchlings”—who can’t even fix their own laptops, but are apparently the next wave of startup geniuses. And by night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving dudes she’s matched with on the ubiquitous dating app, Fluttr.
But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in online dating space. It’s called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight.
Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez—the only non-douchey guy at Hatch—has no idea she’s the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships, or change her life forever.(Goodreads)
A fun read that’s full of girl power
This book is a perfect read for a single girl who has swiped right and been disappointed! Though this book goes beyond the difficulties of online dating and also exposes the struggles of being a woman in a very male-dominated field.
I really enjoyed this book and there were times when I laughed out loud as well as timed when I was so angry on the main character, Mel’s behalf I almost threw my iPad.
This was also a very cute romance, though I think the room nice played a secondary part to Mel believing in herself and having wonderful friends to help her along the way. This book is more about girl power a female friendship than romance and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Overall Rating: 4