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Title: Disaster Girl
Series: Accidentally Viral #2
Author: Michelle Dayton
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Pub Date 20 May 2021
The only thing she knows better than walking into a disaster is digging herself out of one.
Tess Greene knows disaster—dating disasters, computer disasters, family disasters, you name it. But just when her life is finally almost perfect, she’s targeted by an internet celebrity who runs a revenge porn site admired by douchebags across the country. She has one month before the entire world will have an up-close-and-personal view of her sexual history. Tess has always handled everything on her own, but for this disaster, she needs backup.
Max Hampshire, a brilliant hacker, is exactly the lifeline Tess needs. What she doesn’t need is Max himself. She does not need his quick wit, sexy black-framed glasses, or all-around sweetness. The last guy who helped Tess left with his life crushed and his heart broken, so she knows that staying far away from Max would be safer for everyone.
But safety isn’t really an option when dealing with sleazy predators—or love…
This contemporary romance has a mix of laugh out loud moments and ones where you cringe – usually on behalf of Tess. She’s had a lot to overcome in her life, made some poor decisions and suffered what she recognises as disasters – but she’s survived them and come out the other side stronger and more independent. Now, however, just when she thought she’d got her life sorted, she discovers that someone she was with for just one night five years ago is going to share a video of them together on the internet, without her permission in a month’s time on a site where the man in question is making money from sharing films of his close encounters with women from around the states. Desperate to prevent this, she enlists the help of Max Hampshire, a skilled hacker to prevent it happening. What she hadn’t expected was to fall for Max . . . Is this another disaster in the making?
I really liked how Max helped bring the perpetrator down and Tess gets her revenge – but I’m not telling you how, that’d be spoilers. Tess seems to be her own worst enemy at times and I admit to struggling to empathise with her at times . . . though some of her motivations become much clearer and more understandable as the story progresses. Max is a sweetheart – brainy, possibly nerdy, handsome, kind hearted and caring, protective without being stifling, but will Tess recognise this? The ending is great and definitely brought a smile to my face.
Thank you to Tule Publishing for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed,