Title: The Wrong Kind of Compatible
Author: Kadie Scott
Publisher: Lovestruck, Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: June 12, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Rating: 3 Stars
Data analyst Cassie Howard may be brilliant (and, okay, a little awkward), but she’s worked hard to get where she is. She definitely doesn’t need some sexy new analyst coming in and taking credit for her work. Or the inappropriate thoughts that keep popping out of her mouth she’d rather he not hear.
For undercover FBI agent Drew Kerrigan, computers have always made more sense than people, but he’d better develop some slick social skills in a hurry if he’s going to win over the too-tantalizing-for-his-sanity Cassie. Hacking their systems was easy. Now he’s just got to hack the one person in the company most likely to see through his ruse…
♦ Personal Thought ♦
Undercover FBI agent story this might be, don’t imagine it as some sort of adrenaline-spike thriller. The Wrong Kind of Compatible is a romcom of said agent met with a brainiac data analyst.
This is the first Kadie Scott‘s book I read and I enjoyed the sexy, humorous tone of it. It didn’t try to be overly complicated. In fact, I had a feeling the whole federal agents code and op got tone-down or simplify for the story to be easily accepted.
It help that the main characters here, Drew and Cassie were likable characters. Both were awkward nerds, a bit weird on social communication, which of course could be read as them being made for one another. Basically the nerdy jokes these two exchanged – a few of nerdy sex jokes among them – were the highlights of the story. The mutual clumsiness felt genuine, that at times I could relate to what the character did.
The ending is quite predictable and the stuff of eye-rolls to me (not big on grand gesture, I am) though it could be seen as romantic. But I gotta say, I like that Drew and and Cassie didn’t dwell on bad feeling and quick to forgive each other. All in all, this is a no angst entertaining rom com with guaranteed HEA.
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.