Both main characters had their flaws, they certainly weren't perfect and ironically that's what made them perfect in my eyes, because I adore flawed characters especialwhen they are well-written, show their vulnerability and I can relate to them in many ways.One thing puzzled me a bit: Joseph "met" Christie in an online game forum on one of his employees's computer and chatted with her a second time using said employee's handle...I understand the heroine's self esteem issue are vital to this plot but I do long for a geek heroine who is not insecure.Overall, I really liked it and can't wait for more in this series.The IM conversation and the start of the relationship reminded a lot of how I met my hubby (yes we met through internet) and I was instantly smitten with Jackie Ashenden's humorous, agreeable voice and her main characters. She made it onto my fave heroines list with her witty humor, her straightforwardness and her down-to-earth look on life. He's blunt and bossy in a sexy way and he knows and acknowledges his flaws.She's also has bouts of self-doubt caused by her inconsiderate awful family, especially her mother, but it never got all woe-is-me and I loved that about her. He has ADHD issues but doesn't let that impede him in his going after what he wants, whether in business or pursuing his attraction to Christie.Later in the story Joseph has created a profile of his own but I kept wondering about how he did it the second time as the employee had returned to his computer.I think I liked this book so much because it touched so many aspects of my own life. Fave Quotes: Being at home watching TV or reading a good book was much more interesting than the endless round of socializing Marisa seemed to do.
Their relationship was a lot of fun to watch develop. But he didn't come across as a manwhore and there weren't details all the time or constant reminders. Safety gang safe Shelves: 4-star-romance, disfigured-disabled-leads, shy-heroine, tortured-hero, tortured-heroine, tomboy, witty-h-h, nerd-geek, letters, hobby, genius, stutter, cruel-realtions, internet-connection, jounralist, self-made-man, commitment-phobic, business-owner, computers, learning-disablity, small-breasted, dirty-talk, ceo, modern-wealth, new-zealand, self-esteem-issues, blind-date, 1270-1280, character-driven, mental-disabilty, outdoor-pursuits, freckles, arc-netgalley, reviewed-gr, feedback, gamer, adhd, leggy-woman, blushing, geek-heroine I had this book on my to read pile because it featured a geeky girl who was very smart and knowledgeable. I was thrilled when I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy of this book. There is great chemistry between the lead characters and the dialogue is snappy. They were very much themselves and I always like that. I understand for some people why it is a two or three star book.Combine it with sexy and sensuous and I'm a fan for life! Yes, the set up was them meeting online and our shy geeky gal joking around and saying a few things with the other gamers to suggest she was a hot to trot vixen..our guy just happened to see the messaging from his employee's computer..was fixated on it...I'm so glad I requested this book in exchange for a review. He decides to respond as the sign on and gives a suggestive response.These two are connecting and talking during a time when both of them needed some romance and adventure.They met awkwardly but end up being very attracted to each other.