Bad Boys Online by Erin McCarthy

My Rating: ♥♥
Read: 12/26/15
Series: Bowling Friends # 1

This was so very disappointing read by Erin McCarthy.  I usually love reading books by Ms. McCarthy for her humor, but this was bad.  The first story, Hard Drive is the story that is part of the series of Bowling Friends.  There was some extreme un-believability, some really ridiculous situation, and I rarely saw a connection between the hero and the heroine.  I am kind of sad that this book costed me $3.99 because I don’t think it is worth it.  The cover was hot, but the stories are not. 

These bad boys give a whole new meaning to on-site tech support… (Not Really!)

Hard Drive – ★★

          Mack Stone can’t believe he’s just walked in on his co-worker Kindra Hill exchanging sexy emails with a total stranger. Defending her naughty online affair, Kindra claims to prefer the impersonal touch to the complication of a relationship. That’s enough to make Mack issue a challenge of his own: He wants her to grant him twelve nonstop hours to turn every erotic e-mail into a hot reality and prove that in love and pleasure, there’s no substitute for the real thing…

It was an okay read.  It had a good premise, office mates who crushed on each other, finally get a chance to be together.  But the lovemaking scene that I guess was supposed to be hot, was just so sporadic that I was ready to move on to the next story and the ending was really unbelievable.  It is rushed and after being together for one night and he proposes the following day.  It really was beyond belief.  It would have been more realistic if they wanted to date, it’s not like they were friends first who knew enough about each other.  

 Press Any Key★★

          To Jared Kinkaid, the only way to keep his mind — and his hands — off his luscious co-worker Candy Appleton is to insult or ignore her at every turn. But his efforts at lust control have his boss convinced that the partners need a little help via online couples counseling. But when they’re mistakenly signed up for sensual couples counseling instead, Jared and Candy’s shock turns to pleasure as they each deliver some hands on therapy of their own…

          Seriously, the heroine name is Candy Appleton.  That right there should have been the first clue.  Jared Kinkaid has the hots for his co-worker, but wants to avoid any office relationship, so he basically avoids her at the office.  Since they don’t get along, but have to work together, their boss decides to sign them up for couples counseling which turns out to be sexier than they thought.  It is really far-fetched that they are signed up for sensual online couples counseling, locked in their boss’s office until they finish.  I mean really…(face palm).  This is nowhere being realistic, and probably the only saving grace would be that ending was as realistic as it will get.    

User Friendly★★

          Evan Barrett can usually solve any tech problem, but when long-time friend Halley Connors calls him to fix her catering website, his focus is on her, not the screen. Imagining his secret crush in the buff is the kind of fantasy that drives him wild every time Halley’s near. Now, as they work overtime to save the business, Evan uses technology and some good old-fashioned charm to convince Halley that he belongs in her bed…

          Long-time friends, Evan and Halley are both crushing on each other, but neither wants to do anything to jeopardize their friendship.  Until Halley’s catering website is hacked, and they have to work together to fix it.  It had a good premise, but once again it didn’t live up to the hype.  There were again so many things I was just shaking my head on.  Halley’s website was hacked over a week ago and she didn’t find out anything, even though her delivery driver knew.  I mean as a business owner and especially since most things are done online, wouldn’t you think you check your website during the week, at least once or twice a week.  Just saying… Then she wants revenge on the people who hacked her website, and seriously I won’t give away the part of the revenge, but if you read it, you will be shaking your head again at the ridiculousness of it all.  And then in the end, she lets the hackers off the hook, even though she lost clients and business because of what they did and took a hit to her reputation, it is really unbelievable.

Has anyone noticed how many times I have said unbelievable or a variation of it?!? 

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