Author: Remy Richard
First Published: May 2013
Buy it: Amazon
Holden is working on the biggest coding problem of his life, and that’s saying something for a man who’s been coding since he was ten years old. The problem is all of these distractions: threats against his sister’s life, break-ins, and the sexiest, most contrary con artist imaginable. How is a guy supposed to keep his mind on math when there’s a man-eater in the room?
Sabrina is just minding her own business, breaking into Holden’s home, when his head of security catches her in the act. She barters information about her accomplices (who are working on much more dangerous schemes than she is comfortable with) for her freedom. But after a few days with Holden, his sister and friends, she’s not sure that she wants her freedom anymore.
I got this book as a freebie on Amazon, and I thought it would be a nice change between a few more serious books. It was a very light and easy read. After the first 10% of the book I thought it was gonna be one of those books where they meet, have sex and instantly fall in love. All in a couple of days. Fortunately, it was more than a couple of days and they didn't fall in love instantly. They were attracted to each other obviously, but didn't act on it at first.
I liked the story, Sabrina being a con artist who breaks into Holden's home and then gets kidnapped by Holden and his head of security, Sam. They promise her to not call the police if she tells them who hired her. She's a bit reluctant to give names at first, but after there is another break in, she finally opens up. After all, Sabrina's in this with them now, the burglars saw her face and think she changed sides. But has she?
Holden is a cute guy, kind of dorky (he can't stop working) but with a smoking hot body. How is that even possible if he works day and night? There's another thing that didn't make sense. In the beginning, Sabrina tells Holden everything she knows about him, including what she knows about his parents. And then later on she asks why Holden's mom wasn't around when he was a kid, and what happened to his dad. A sloppy mistake if you ask me, because Sabrina already told Holden that she knew that.
I know this book is about Holden and Sabrina, but I would've loved to read more about Sam and Holden's sister, Lila. But maybe they will be in a future book? I hope so. This book, Tall, Dork and Handsome, is getting 3 stars from me. If you want to relax and don't think too much, this is a fun read.