My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I bought this book because I heard that it had a proper maths geek as the hero. I have a soft spot for a clever man. Also, I met Alison May through the RNA and she makes me laugh, so I figured her books might too.
Trix is bright, capable and angry. Man, is she angry. The person that winds her up to this anger is Ben, aforementioned maths genius and social disaster. I love that Trix is strong, professional, clever and…well, normal (if angry). I like reading about women who don’t make me despair for the species. Nice one. Ben does make you despair for the species, but in a eye-rolling, ‘what are you like’ sort of way. He’s a nice bloke with a slight glitch the Ben’s brain/ real world interface. I loved this couple so very much.
There’s a sub plot involving Claudio (idiot) and Henrietta (damaged, but likable). The ending to that story, which I can’t elaborate on without spoiling it, was interesting. Well done Henrietta, I say.
If there were a way to give this book 4.5 stars, I would do. This is Alison May’s first book. I am really looking forward to her later ones. If they are as good as this one, they’ll be stellar.