How to Hack a Heartbreak

How to Hack a Heartbreak

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Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster. By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed helpdesk tech at a startup incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers--"Hatchlings"--who can't even fix their own laptops, but are apparently the next wave of startup geniuses. And 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 harrassers 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 203 x 21mm | 263g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1525834258
  • 9781525834257
  • 843,389

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"Smart, fun, fast-paced. Rockaway seamlessly blends the trials of modern dating with the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated workplace."--Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

"Rockaway has masterfully painted the current dating landscape so many are navigating these days." -Renée Carlino, USA TODAY bestselling author of Blind Kiss

"With its spirited yet credible plot and vividly intricate characters, this debut novel shines." - Library Journal (starred review) on The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World

"A fun, sexy debut perfect for readers who love exotic settings and a great love story. For those wishing to indulge their wanderlust, or who have dreams too big for tidy little boxes, this is an incredibly satisfying read." -Karma Brown, bestselling author of The Life Lucy Knew, on The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World

"Brilliantly navigates one woman's quest to let go of what is practical to pursue her passion and surrender to her inner dreamer." -Kerry Lonsdale, bestselling author of Everything We Keep, on The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World

"Can a novel be smart and loads of fun? Kristin Rockaway's debut is proof that it's possible. Warm, witty, and completely delightful, this book had my inner escapist itching to hop on the next flight out of town." -Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences, on The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World

"Kristin Rockaway is a wise and fresh new voice in women's fiction and this book was a delight from start to finish." -Anita Hughes, author of Christmas in Paris, on The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World
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