LOVER COME HACK

LOVER COME HACK

by Diane Vallere

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ISBN-13: 9781635114140
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Series: Madison Night Series , #6
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 315,313
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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LOVER COME HACK 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GratefulGrandma 6 months ago
A Madison Night Mystery series is a fun, cozy series that I am very much enjoying. I have not read the whole series but will go back and catch up. You do not need to read them all to enjoy this book as much as I did. There is enough of Madison’s history included in the story to get to know this lover of mid-century modern design to go with her vintage clothing. In this outing, Madison Night has teamed up with Jane Strong for the Very Important Projects competition sponsored by the Design in Dallas Initiative. What we find out is that Jane's ex-husband is the owner of Design in Dallas. On the final day for entries to be submitted, Madison is shocked when she receives an email from Jane canceling their partnership. Madison rushes to the Republic Tower where DIDI has their offices to talk to Jane, but Jane has already submitted her proposal. Madison has five hours to come up with a new submission. She is able to cobble together her entry and after turning it in, she heads off the ladies restroom. What she does not expect to find is Jane sick in the washroom. While Madison rushes off to get help for Jane, she dies from blunt force trauma. Of course, Jane is at the top of the list when it comes to suspects. Throw in some major computer hacking, a virus running wild all over town and Madison having to turn to her frenemy, Donna Nast for help, and you have a fast paced story. Lover Come Hack is an entertaining cozy mystery. Madison has a lot going on in her life so has asked the two men she was dating to give her a six month period to determine where she wants to go with these relationships. The six months of alone time she had requested from her two beaus is about to end, and she needs to make a decision. This decision is not without some fireworks, but I was pleased with the choice she made. Madison is a smart, independent woman who usually knows what she wants and can think on her feet in a crisis. I love a protagonist who isn't pushy, invasive, nor idiotic enough to do stupid things. With the computer issues, Donna Nast is an integral character in this story and I actually liked her quite a bit more than in other books. Of course, Madison is not very well versed in technology and her assistant, Effie, has to help her out quite a bit when using the computer. As far as the mystery goes, it was complex with many twists and red herrings. Madison juggles sleuthing out who killed Jane and working on her design entry. Madison has a unique voice and it comes through in this series. We experience life through Madison’s eyes and some of her comments are amusing. This is where the humour comes in with this series. I recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a cozy with a unique setting and backdrop. If you can, start at the beginning, but if not, I jumped in partway and am very much enjoying this series. The publisher, Henery Press, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
iiiireader 7 months ago
I have read all of the books in this series and have enjoyed every one. This one is a good one but not one of my top favorites. I think the reason is because the long term story takes a sharp turn. It’s not that I mind the turn it’s because of how abrupt it is. I can understand that the author may have been less inspired by potential storylines including certain characters and saw more from others. However, readers have come to know and care for these characters after five books and, perhaps, the change could have been accomplished with a little more care. Apart from that, the story is another good one. I like the Madison Night mysteries. I live in the area in which these are set so hearing of this town, this street, or this famous building brings the book alive to me in a special way. The mystery involves a fellow designer, one that has recently become a good friend of Madison’s. I was surprised by the ending and did not see it coming at all. Now that the change has happened in the relationship, I can settle into the new dynamic. I look forward to the next book in the series. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Edelweiss.
KrisAnderson_TAR 10 months ago
Lover Come Hack by Diane Vallere is the sixth novel in A Madison Night Mystery series. Madison Night has teamed up with Jane Strong for the Very Important Projects competition sponsored by the Design in Dallas Initiative. On the last day for entries, Madison is shocked when she receives an email from Jane canceling their partnership. Madison rushes to the Republic Tower where DIDI has their offices to talk to Jane, but Jane is adamant about entering on her own. Jane hunkers down in the building’s coffee shop to create a new entry before the deadline in five hours. After turning in her submission, Madison discovers Jane sick in the ladies’ room. She rushes to get assistance and returns to find blood on the floor. Jane dies from blunt force trauma and Madison finds herself at the top of the suspect list. Later that day after opening an email, Madison finds her computer hacked and must turn to Donna Nast for assistance. It seems that Madison is not the only person hacked recently and they all link back to one person. Madison must track down the killer before she ends up wearing an orange jumpsuit for twenty-five to life (I have a feeling they do not have one from the 50s). Lover Come Hack is an entertaining cozy mystery. While Lover Come Hack is the sixth A Madison Night Mystery, it can be read alone. Madison’s history is included in the story and I like that she is a mature main character. Madison is mad for mid-century modern design and has based her design business around this aesthetic (along with her wardrobe). While her professional life is doing well, Madison’s love life is in turmoil. The six months of alone time she had requested from her two beaus is about to end, and she needs to make a decision. Tex Allen has been patient, and after six months, he is ready for Madison to make a decision (I can understand his viewpoint). There is a small dustup between the pair that I felt was inappropriate. Madison acted like an irrational person instead of a mature woman (lack of communication). I could have done without this nonsense (I do not want to spoil it for you), but I was happy that Madison made the right choice in the end. The mystery was complex with misdirection and twists. We follow Madison on her investigation as she talks to various suspects and investigates the hacking. Donna Nast returns in Lover Come Hack and plays a pivotal role. The computer virus and hacking made the mystery relevant to today’s society where this is an ever present problem (unfortunately). I actually liked the first person narrative (I have never said this about a book). Madison has a unique voice and it comes through in this series. We experience life through Madison’s eyes and some of her comments are amusing. I love the descriptions of the vintage clothes and furniture. I am giving Lover Come Hack 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). I wonder what trouble Madison Night will get into next time.
RobynKFLNJ 12 months ago
Madison Night is all set to enter a design competition with her friend Jane, when she receives an email stating Jane is severing ties with her and there is no more collaboration. Madison is determined to enter the competition herself, so she personally goes and hands her application in. While in the ladies room, she encounters a very ill Jane. By the time Madison comes back after looking for help, Jane has passed on, and Madison is the number one suspect. On top of everything that Is going on, someone hacks into her computer, and the computers of others. Madison tries to figure out how she can prove her innocence, keep herself out of jail, enter the competition, and figure out her love life. Her plate is overflowing, to say the least. This book had a lot of twists and turns, and I couldn't stop reading.
3no7 12 months ago
“Lover Come Hack” by Diane Vallere is book six in the Madison Night series, but it is not necessary to have read the previous books to enjoy this one. In a first person narrative, she shares her thoughts on people, food, business, and the events that have shaped her fifty years of life. Readers get to know her well. In the last six months, Madison has had many changes in both her personal and professional life. The Mad For Mod business model and structure have had significant changes. She has a new inventory system, and is doing well. Enthusiasts of mid-century modern interiors do not change their taste in décor. “Once an atomic lamp lover, always an atomic lamp lover.” Of course, she still likes friendly dogs with cute names, and she still has that hard-to-define and ever so complicated “relationship” with the local constabulary. Madison, well dressed in dressed in vintage fashions in accordance with her company theme right down to the white leather gloves with small bows at the wrist, is frantically trying to restructure an entry in a local design contest after her previous collaborator pulled out. During a business call, she finds someone throwing up in the bathroom, and in an office building not in a dive bar. When her computer is hacked, things go from bad to worse. The story line is conversation driven as Madison traverses people and places to get what she wants. She shares her thoughts, concerns, plans, and frustrations. The action continues at break-neck speed as she draws on inner independence to succeed, stay out of jail, get her computers repaired, and finish her project. “When did life get so complicated? Every day, I do battle. I count on people and they let me down.” Vallere describes places with specific attention to detail so readers are transported into the midst of situations. “It appeared as though she’d even taken time to condition the custom wooden desk with a moisturizing oil. The well-sanded surface glowed with a soft radiance that was easily hidden under Post-its, colored pencils, and eraser dust. She must have viewed my hours working at the library as an opportunity to get me organized. Why was it people believed their own form of organization was better than someone else’s? It was one of the major conundrums of our time.” “Lover Come Hack” is a story with enough action and secrets to keep readers turning the pages but without any headache-inducing trauma. The strength of this series that Madison has changed, adapted, and grown over the course of the six books. This is not a cookie-cutter series with new names in the same old storyline. I was given a copy of “Lover Come Hack” by Diane Vallere, and Henery Press. I was quick to read and I enjoyed every page.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I received an ARC of this 6th book in the Madison Night series. This is my honest review. Madison really got herself in a pickle this time. She's actually accused of murdering her bestie. Her love life is also coming to a point where she needs to make a decision between Tex and Hudson. I enjoy this series so much and this book still fits the bill for me. I so enjoy Madison's mid-century decorating and her love for all things Doris Day. I think the only 'man' in her life she can count on is Rocky. Diane Vallere does a great job of writing a cozy mystery that keeps you involved. You don't want to stop reading because you want to see what's going to happen next.
LGHudson 12 months ago
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? Lover Come Hack (Mad for Mod Mystery #6) by Diane Vallere is based primarily on relationships - old relationships, new relationships, friend relationships, working relationships and of course, love relationships. The fabulous Madison Night is back and trying to leave her footprint on the design map of Dallas, TX. She has been approached to enter the exclusive VIP competition sponsored by DIDI. If one wins, it’s the kind of the thing that totally changes the the future of the winner. However, Madison finds herself right in the middle of a hot mess. Her “best friend” wanted to be her co-partner on the VIP Design but dropped her at the last second and took Madison’s room designs. This same “best friend” quickly turns into “dead friend” and with her history of having looked for love way too many wrong places, the suspect List is long. Someone has hacked the computer systems throughout the competition creating mayhem and causing everyone to be a suspect in the sabotage and you won’t believe whose name us at the top of the list for both! Meanwhile, Madison’s in a hot mess of her own. She has two men that want a relationship with her and they will go to extraordinary limits until they get an answer from her. The plot thickens and just when you think you know which one of the “dead friend’s” many lovers is responsible for all the colossal shenanigans, computer hacks and murders, Vallere’s conclusion will blow you away when she proves exactly what love has to do with it. I was provided an ARC of this book by Henery Press and Edelweiss. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.