Love, Technically by Lynne Silver reviewed by Autumn

Love, Technically by Lynne SilverTitle: Love, Technically
Author: Lynne Silver
Release Date: July 29, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Ever After
Pages: 95-127 (e-book, approximation differs)
Source: NetGalley

Summary from Goodreads

Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he’d love to meet someone who’s actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?

Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?

Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.

Yup, another book that when I was done with it I put down my Kindle and thought, “Meh. That was cute.” Something, that of which I can’t quite put my finger on, was off in the story. The more I mulled it over, the more I decided that Love, Technically by Lynne Silver was indeed cute. However, it suffered from having a small town heroine who didn’t seem too overly bright at times and a geeky note letter writing guy who lacked the ability to make sure he signed the letter and that the intended understood it (holy run on sentence, Batman!). I’m on the fence about it honestly. Like, lukewarm. Didn’t hate it. Didn’t love it.

I liked the premise, but I felt as if the follow through could’ve been better. Being a novella, Love, Technically also suffered from lack of character development as I feel many novellas do. Michelle grew up in a small town in Iowa and moved to Chicago for her “big break” and everything seems to be just handed to her on a silver platter. For anyone who watches The Big Bang Theory all of Sheldon’s comments (and even Penny’s) about Penny’s small town mid-western Nebraska upbringing reminded me of Michelle’s life. I was waiting for her to tell Noah about her brother who had a meth lab in their barn.

I wanted to love this, but there were too many things that just didn’t work for me. A book may have coincidences, but this one seemed to have one every few pages. I liked the characters (Noah more so than anything), but the story just ended up feeling a little flat to me. I would check out something from Lynn Silver again though. I’d love to read something that’s fully developed both character and story-wise. It is a very short read though, so if you decide to give Love, Technically a shot it shouldn’t take you too long for yourself to decide if you heart Noah and Michelle or not and just remember, “There’s no place like 127.0.0.1.”

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