How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

How to Hack a Heartbreak is SO FUN.

I really loved reading this one and highly recommend it!

Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.

Mel Strickland runs the helpdesk of a tech startup and has been feeling pretty uninspired that she isn’t coding the next big thing,

Instead she’s helping dummy “Brogrammers” at a tech startup company named “Hatch” wipe porn viruses off their laptops every day. They can program and code insanely technical apps, but they can’t figure out how to fix their own computers. These “Hatchlings” are the WORST.

Her dating life is pretty lame as well. She been finding most of her awful matches from a dating app named Fluttr.

“For everyone who has been wronged in the world of online dating! Revenge is a dish best served digitally in Kristin Rockaway’s book capturing what it’s like to pursue ambition and love in New York City. Snappy pacing, a delightful group of best friends, women innovating in tech and a workplace love interest made this a book I really enjoyed.” —Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine

But after one dick pic too many, Mel uses her brilliant coding skills one night to call out these abusers and harassers in the Fluttr app. She codes and designs her own app called JerkAlert. (go check out JerkAlert.biz – so fun!)

She finds herself on the verge of a brilliant new trending site but caught between the next big thing, and possibly losing the things she already has…including one of the hunky hatchlings she actually begins dating!

I loved Mel. I loved her group of awesome and supportive friends, trying to navigate a male-dominated world. The story felt clever and current and was a fast-paced delight!

A really refreshing read of smart women, internet dating, and a fun and sweet romance.

How to Hack a Heartbreak is available now! Check out Kristin’s website for details on where to buy this really fun book!

Huge thanks to Harlequin Publicity Team #partner for the gifted book!

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition (July 30, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1525834258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1525834257

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About the book:

Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.

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.


Advanced Praise for How to Hack a Heartbreak

“For everyone who has been wronged in the world of online dating! Revenge is a dish best served digitally in Kristin Rockaway’s book capturing what it’s like to pursue ambition and love in New York City. Snappy pacing, a delightful group of best friends, women innovating in tech and a workplace love interest made this a book I really enjoyed.”—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine

“Smart, fun, fast-paced. Rockaway seamlessly blends the trials of modern dating with the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated workplace.”—Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

“A current and clever read, impossible to put down… Rockaway has masterfully painted the current dating landscape so many are navigating these days.”—Renée Carlino, USA TODAY bestselling author of Blind Kiss

“Rockaway leads us on a charged ride through Internet dating and the start-up world through the shrewd eyes of S.T.E.M.-and-the-city girl, Melanie Strickland, and every bit of it is a page-turner.”— Robinne Lee, author of The Idea of You

“Rockaway delivers a sharp and funny tale of female empowerment with a side order of romance.”—Publishers Weekly

“Rockaway’s sophomore work is as sexy as it is topical. Providing a peek into the world of twentysomethings dating in the digital age and (s)wiping out, the fast-paced tale will have readers laughing and celebrating as Mel shows what she’s made of in the worlds of romance and tech.” —Booklist


About Kristin:

kristinKristin Rockaway is a native New Yorker and recovering corporate software engineer. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she finally traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of code. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, browsing the aisles of her neighborhood bookstores, and planning her next big vacation.


 

 

 

 

 

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