December 23, 2018 4 min to read

Review: The Hero and the Hacktivist by Pippa Grant

Category : Reviews

Synopsis: 
For anyone who’s ever been on the receiving end of an unsolicited dick pic… 

He has the muscles of Adonis, an ego bigger than the sun, and a very clear desire to get back in my pants. Which would be fantastic if he weren’t a SEAL and I wasn’t a criminal.

Although, I prefer the term avenger. 

I’m a hacktivist, cleaning up the cesspool of cyberspace one scam artist and troll at a time, and I sometimes bend a few rules to get justice done.

He’s a military man with abs of glory, sworn to uphold the letter of the law no matter its shortcomings. And if he’d known who—or what—I was, I doubt he would’ve banged me at my best friend’s wedding reception.

Or come back for more.

Which is why he’s now the only thing standing between me and one very pissed off internet troll who’s figured out where I live.

I’m pretty sure he’ll get me out of this alive—and quite satisfied, thank you very much—but I’m also pretty sure this mission will end with me in handcuffs.

And not the good kind of handcuffs.

The Hero and the Hacktivist is a romping fun SEAL / Best Friend’s Brother / Robin Hood in Cyberspace romance between a meathead and an heiress, complete with epic klutziness, terrible leg warmers, and an even worse phone virus gone wrong. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a fabulously fun happily ever after.

My Review:
Genre: Romance – Comedy, suspense, best-friend’s brother, sister’s best-friend, military (SEAL)
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Not technically but all of Pippa Grount’s books are all set in the same timeline and in the same world
PVO: Rhett and Eloise
Steam Level: Toasty Warm
4.5/5

If you’re looking for an outrageously sweet, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with steam, mystery and hijinks then The Hero and the Hackitivist is the book you want. While all Pippa Grant books are laugh out loud funny, each one gets better and better. I highly recommend all of her books. I own all of Pippa Grant’s books and they definitely get me out of any funk.

We’ve met both Rhett before in Stud in the Stacks Rhett (The Hero) is Parker’s brother and this book starts at Parker and Knox’s wedding. You don’t need to have read Stud in the Stacks before reading this book but it’s even more fun if you have since some of the running jokes continue into this one (none are critical but even more fun). We also know Eloise from several other previous books (mainly Mister McHottie, Stud in the Stacks, and Rockaway Bride – the other members of their all girl boy band cover band). Eloise is outrageous, saying and doing things to make her seem weirder than she is. I loved getting to know both these characters even more (and hope to see more of Parker’s other brothers fall hard).

I loved the added suspense element to this story. It made The Hero and the Hacktivist even more of a page-turner than previous Pippa Grant books. I read an advanced version of this book but bought it immediately once the preorder links went live. You should too!

Favorite Quotes:

  • Fucking her would probably be like fucking a sugared-up elf from an alternate dimension here Santa was actually a motorcycle-riding badass with vigilante tendencies.
  • He’s in a stiff white button-down that smells like starch, tequila, and danger.
  • “That door should’ve been locked,” I say, because otherwise I might ask him to put his one in my zero and do me like a motherboard – what? Binary’s hot-…
  • It’s not tat I have trust issues. It’s just that I have trust issues. I’m complicated, okay?
  • “Maybe you should talk to your therapist about your trust issues?,” “Already did. She says it’s not uncommon, given my job, and since I still trust my family. I’m perfectly normal. Other than my god complex. She says I should work on that, but she’s wrong. I am a god.”
  • He’s really fucking hot when he glares. It’s a smolder. A god smolder.
  • “This whole military thing-you protect the week and innocent, right?”
    • “You’re not weak and innocent”
    • “No, but I’m protecting the weak and innocent too.  We’re basically on the same team.”
    • “You’re a thief.”
    • “I’m a hacktivist.”
    • “You’re a cybercriminal.”
    • “If you’re going to throw out accusations, at least add the mastermind part.”
  • “You’re soaking wet right now, aren’t you?” Is there a woman on the planet who wouldn’t be with that hazel smolder aimed at her? “Incontinence runs in my family.”
  • “What fun is trouble it it’s not dangerous?”
  • Being a badass is harder than people give it credit for.
  • He likes me. Despite all my normal attempts to keep him at a distance, despite all the trouble I’m causing him, despite me being me, he like me.
  • Her touch both ignites me and soothes a deep ace in my soul. It’s like finding a missing piece.

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