Author: E.J. Russell

Lost in Geeklandia by E.J. Russell

Lost in Geeklandia by E.J. RussellLost in Geeklandia by E.J. Russell
Published by Entangled: Select Contemporary on September 28th 2015
Pages: 158
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Introverted computer engineer Charlie Forrester has coded an algorithm for love, a nearly flawless matchmaking program. But then she's challenged to prove its accuracy - on herself. With her dream job on the line, Charlie has thirty days to forge a romantic relationship with her "perfect" match...her ex-friend and now-nemesis, Daniel Shawn. Since her dating experience is expressed in binary, she'll need more than flirting lessons and a wardrobe overhaul to pull it off.
After falling victim to the same online matchmaking con he was investigating, reporter Daniel Shawn's professional reputation went up in flames. Now he suspects someone has rebooted the scam, and he's determined to expose the fraud and rebuild his career. Unfortunately, his efforts to get back in the game get sidetracked by Charlie and her adorable geekitude, even though she seems to know a little too much about digital dating for Daniel's comfort.
And when fake romance crosses into real chemistry, Charlie's formula for love might just be the perfect formula for disaster...

This has to count as one of the…strangest book I’ve ever read.

Two former high-school friends are reunited in a maelstrom of geeky happenings and vocabulary along with some of the mandatory relationship angst in chick lit. It’s probably my own (questionable?) IQ that got me lost at times in the quirky and unrelenting geek dialogue which made it harder than usual to connect with the data-above-all Charlie and the earnest-talking Daniel. I could sort of appreciate the dry, off-the-cuff humour though it remains a little too bizarre for my taste.