Zero Day Exploit (The Robin Hood Job, #1) by Tami Veldura 4*
BLURB: Asher “The Hunter” Hunt left black hat hacking for the safer work of IT security three years ago and hasn’t looked back. He’s a law-abiding citizen now, trying to forget the mistakes he made in the past. His latest job deals with a mortgage company, and even though they sent a burly security guard along, Asher doesn’t need anyone’s protection. He’s too much of a geek to be friends with a jock, so the heat he feels in his veins isn’t going to go anywhere.
Connar James is trying to find the right kind of thrill that he left behind while he was stationed overseas. His mind and body are a primed weapon, he just needs to be pointed at a bad guy. This job with a legal hacker is not it, even if the man himself is just Connar’s type: lanky, firm, and loyal. He’s not looking for anything complicated, though, so it’s better to keep his hands off the asset.
But the work isn’t what it seems, and Asher realizes he’s been played. Connar is ready to jump at the threat to defend what’s his, but Asher hesitates. Is it so bad to step into the black-hat world of hackers and conmen if it’s for a good cause? If they’re going to catch a thief, it’s going to take more than a computer nerd and his bodyguard. It will take a team. And Asher knows just the people for the job
My Review: I was provided with a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review. When I started this book I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, as I'm not that knowledgeable about computers and hacking, previous books I've tried to read about computer hacking all seem to get very technical and lose me in a maze of jargon and frustration. This one, however, didn't do that but still managed to make all the hacking scenes feel very real and authentic. As for the romance side of the story, it was nicely woven in around the action, and I really enjoyed reading Connar's and Asher's interactions and those hot sexy scenes! As this is book one of The Robin Hood Job I'm hoping that the next one is in a similar vein and features one of the others from Asher's team, but I won't mind too much if Asher and Connar are the main characters again.