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How to Hack a Heartbreak

Written by: Kristin Rockaway
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster. 

By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed help-desk tech at a start-up incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers - "Hatchlings" - who can't even fix their own laptops but are apparently the next wave of start-up geniuses. By night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving†dudes she's matched with on the ubiquitous dating app Fluttr. But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harassers and abusers in online dating space. It's called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight. Mel is suddenly in way over her head. 

Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez - the only non-douchey guy at Hatch - has no idea she's the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships or change her life forever. 

Kristin Rockaway†is a native New Yorker and recovering corporate software engineer. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she finally traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of code. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and planning her next big vacation.

©2019 Kristin Rockaway (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Loved it!

Great story with inspiring twists and turns. I loved how the main character was portrayed: typical millennia but with a clear and distinct vision and set of values, what are no less important than the tried and tue classics.

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  • LW
  • 2020-07-11

very cute,relatable and funny

didn't want to put it down. a fun refreshing rom-com. the story was cute. modern day romance where the lead wasn't perfect. she was like many women in the dating world. she put her scorn to good use.

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  • cjnboston
  • 2020-02-12

This kind of story does nothing for women in tech

As a female web dev, I was super excited to read this story and was hopeful as the writer was formerly in tech herself. However, as the storyline continued, it just kept getting more and more stereotypical. The female lead vacillated between wanting to appear confident and never directly addressing the problem with the person she actually should have been talking to in the first place. Her work environment was the kind of brogrammer club that is incredibly outdated in the industry. Instead of advocating for herself and getting the hell out of a job that was making her miserable, she just stayed there. All around, the lead’s behavior was way too unrealistic for me to believe. I wanted to throw my phone across the room a few times because she just wouldn’t get out of her own way and address anything in her life directly. Her biggest problem in her life wasn’t her job, her lack of love life, or the dick pics she was consistently getting, but herself, and she never once addressed that. I couldn’t finish this one, and I was so hoping it would be a positive book about women in the tech industry doing good things in a male dominated field.

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  • 2019-09-14

Yes!!

What a fun book. I really enjoyed this one and was sad when it ended. You won't be wasting a credit here!

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  • JT5623
  • 2019-08-02

Hooked into the story and couldn’t stop listening!

An avid fan of audio books, I’ve noticed that not every piece of creative fiction is well represented in audio book form, particularly this genre of character driven story....this is very well narrated and the carefully crafted and the talented pros the author constructed come through! Great book! So fun! She really created and entire world and feels so very relatable.

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  • Carol
  • 2019-08-01

EXCELLENT!!!

A very intelligent and realistic story of a smart techie woman's life in the dating app world. Relatable and likeable characters. Good narration.