The Wrong Kind of Compatible

The Wrong Kind of Compatible

by Kadie Scott

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The Wrong Kind of Compatible by Kadie Scott

“Oh, holy mother of geeky heroes! You guys, this book is so delightful.” ~ Panda and Boodle

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…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640631205
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Series: A Love Undercover Romantic Comedy
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 33,205
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott,attempted to find a practical career by earning a degree in English Rhetoric(Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing withoutimagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.
No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feistyheroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters tosurround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides inAustin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children,who are growing up way too fast.

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The Wrong Kind of Compatible

A Love Undercover Romantic Comedy


By Kadie Scott, Heather Howland

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2017 Kadie Scott
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-64063-120-5


CHAPTER 1

"Everyone, can I have your attention please?"

Cassie Howard's brain processed her boss's words, but logged them under "inconsequential." She was starting a critical project for a new government contract. If she didn't focus, her data analysis would be subpar. Cassie didn't do subpar. Whatever Kevin needed would be fine without her.

"Cassie, that includes you."

She groaned. They'd just won this major deal, a stepping-stone to bigger projects, projects that could have worldwide impact. If she was going to pull this off, she needed every stinking second she could scrounge. "Just a second ..." She keyed in a few more lines of code, her train of thought already back with the data on her screen.

"Now."

"Okay, okay," she grumbled as she saved her work. Kevin knew her way too well. Knew her propensity to get caught up in her work, and not hear, see, or smell anything going on around her. "Keep your shorts on."

A few chuckles drifted up from the cubicles situated around hers. Her coworkers were used to Cassie's tendency to verbalize her every thought by now.

Cassie pushed back from her desk. Darn disruptions. She'd been in her zone. Interrupting her for what was probably another new employee introduction was not the best use of anyone's time, least of all hers. With all the hiring Data Minds, Inc. had done lately, it's not like she recognized everyone in the office anymore. What was one more unfamiliar face?

She peered over the top of the four-foot partitions at the wall-to-wall maze of light gray cubicles covering their floor of the building. Her lips twitched as colleagues around her did the same, reminding her of groundhogs poking their heads up out of their holes.

A quick glance toward the front of the office revealed Kevin, looking the typical manager in khakis and a pink polo shirt — which acted more as a hammock for his potbelly — standing by the printer. Beside him was Lou, one of the three partners who started the firm.

Next to him, a well-dressed man stood facing away from her.

Interesting. New client?

Kevin cocked his head, a smile of amused patience on his lips directed squarely at her.

She glanced significantly down at her computer by way of response. He got the message: wasted time. He chuckled, turning to say something to Lou.

Would it be insubordination to slip back into her seat and finish off a few more lines of code? Really, she'd be doing him a favor. The analysis she was working on would take Data Minds to an even higher level. Surely that was more important than meeting whoever the mystery man turned out to be. She let herself sink a few inches, patting the air behind her in search of the arm of her ergonomically correct chair ... As if he sensed her attempt at escape, the unidentified man turned around.

Cassie paused mid-crouch and sucked in a shaky breath. As if she'd conjured him up from a blueprint and used a 3D imager to map him out, right there in the middle of cube-land stood the embodiment of all her geeky-girl dreams.

Dark hair? Check.

Blue eyes? Check.

Loved Star Wars as much as she did? Okay, so she didn't know for sure, but she'd bet her mint collector's edition VHS copy of the original movie he did. So, check.

Kevin held up a hand, and a hush fell over the floor. "Everyone, I'd like you to meet Drew Kerrigan. He'll be joining our analytical team."

Hold up. He was a new employee and not some corporate bigwig here to give them business? His suit and tie had thrown her. No one dressed so formally around here, cargo shorts and T-shirts being the norm. She shifted up onto her tiptoes, trying to get a better look.

Holy smoking hotness, Batman. No computer nerd has a right to look like that.

Cassie barely absorbed the rest of Kevin's introduction, her focus trained on the new guy and the odd tightness in the center of her chest. He wore his dark hair on the short side, a bit longer on top, one lock kind of flopping over his forehead. Wire-rimmed glasses couldn't hide the deep blue of his eyes.

Kevin said something to wrap up the introduction, turning things over to the new guy. Drew gave a tight smile and nod to everyone, but total radio silence, paired with his intent, assessing gaze, greeted everyone's expectant stares.

If she'd had a pin to drop, everyone on the floor would've heard it, despite the carpeting. Cassie was usually the one causing uncomfortable silences in the office, and even she knew a brief hello was appropriate at this point. However, Drew didn't appear aware of any weird vibes. He just ... waited.

Finally, Kevin cleared his throat. "Well. Nice to have you with us, Drew."

Taking that as the end of introductions, the usual low babble of sound resumed as everyone sat down and got back to work. All except Cassie, whose attention remained snagged on Drew. Seriously, what was wrong with her? She couldn't bring herself to peel her gaze away.

Then, without warning, he looked her way, pinning her in place with a look that whispered all sorts of naughty things.

Or maybe that was her imagination combined with a heavy dose of wishful thinking.

Cheese and krakens.

Cassie ducked back into her cube with more haste than grace, her cheeks heating up with the darn blush that, with her peaches n' cream skin, she never could escape.

She plopped into her chair, which creaked in protest. Of course she managed to bump her mug of tea in the process, and the brown liquid sloshed over the sides and all over her desk. Ignoring the spilled liquid, which thankfully went nowhere close to her keyboard or papers, she covered her burning cheeks with her hands. Why, oh why, had she stuck her long hair up in a bun with a pencil? She could use the curtain it provided for cover right now.

"You did not just get caught panting over the hot new guy," she moaned quietly.

Panting? Heck, she'd practically been humping his leg. Metaphorically speaking. And he'd caught her in the act. Too bad she hadn't applied her brain to a time machine for her thesis, because she'd definitely go back and erase the last few minutes.

Why am I making such a big deal over a better-than-average computer nerd?

Maybe she'd blown him up in her mind. Close up and upon more thorough inspection, he'd end up looking like every other guy in the office. Besides, he probably hadn't noticed her anyway. No one noticed the smart girls, right? The clumsy, unpopular girls who never wore the right clothes, or said the right things ... or had many dates.

Shoving away the unproductive memories of adolescence, she straightened her posture. Who the hell cared about some new employee — hot or not? She was a smart, capable woman, dammit. She'd worked her ass off at MIT, earned her PhD early, and dealt with the male chauvinist world of geek-dom with a grin-and-bite-me attitude. She might not be the Queen of Witty Repartee, and her mother might still nitpick, but her perfect grades and results at work did all the talking for her.

At twenty-seven, she held the position as the only qualitative data analyst for an up-and-coming big data company. She could afford to live alone in a halfway-decent apartment in New York City, which was saying a lot. And her breakthrough algorithm had just won the company she loved a huge government contract.

Okay, so maybe she had a habit of saying her thoughts out loud and holding conversations in her head. And maybe she still hadn't determined what look worked for her. Talking to herself and wearing comfy, uninspiring clothes were loveable quirks. Right?

They certainly had nothing to do with her brains or her abilities.

"Take that, hot new guy." She nodded as if she'd actually proven that point to him, snatched a few tissues from the box on her desk, and wiped up the now-sticky brown ring of tea forming around the base of her mug.

A low cough, the polite noise of a masculine throat being cleared, sounded behind her, and she froze mid-wipe as the hairs on the back of her neck stood to attention. A sinking feeling started in her chest and dropped straight to the bottom of her stomach.

No. Flipping. Way.

The reflection in her now-black monitor screen told her the person standing behind her was Drew. Had he heard her mumblings? She frantically reexamined the last few minutes, trying to figure out what, if anything, had leaked from her brain to her mouth unintentionally.

When she didn't acknowledge his presence, he cleared his throat again, a little more pointedly.

Cassie pushed her chunky, plastic glasses up the bridge of her nose. Slowly she spun her chair around to find him standing, hands in the pockets of his black pants, watching her intently in a way that knocked her slightly off center.

Good night nurse. If anything, he was even better up close. There went that theory down the drain.

Her body's reaction was instant. Heat rushed everywhere. Not just the blush, either, which she could feel creeping back up her neck and into her face. No, a different kind of tingling heat spread out before settling low. She crossed her legs, determined to ruthlessly stamp out the ridiculous sensation.

While most of her brain simply shut down, requiring a hard reboot, a small part of her mind stood apart, trying to evaluate what about this guy overclocked her systems. A pheromone he gave off. That had to be it. Because she'd met good-looking guys before and none had had this effect. This was a blip. A chemically induced anomaly.

"Stupid pheromones," she grumbled. Then her eyes widened as she realized she'd spoken the words aloud. Ohmygod.

He frowned, thick brows drawing over his eyes. "Excuse me?"

Apparently, he had no sense of humor to help her out of this one.

"What?" If she pretended not to understand, people usually dropped the subject.

"What did you say?" he asked.

Hope bubbled up inside her. Maybe he hadn't heard her? Had she gotten lucky for a change? Please. Please. Please.

"Something about pheromones?" he prodded.

Frick. Think fast. Use that big brain you're so proud of. "Sorry. I was thinking through a data issue."

He raised a single eyebrow. "They can be pesky buggers."

Cassie paused and narrowed her eyes. Was he referring to data issues or pheromones? The small tilt to his mouth had her leaning toward him making fun of her. Irritation sparked and she tipped her chin up. "Can I help you?"

He hesitated only a fraction of a second before he thrust out a broad hand. Yowsa. If the rumors about hand size and other parts were to be believed ...

Cassie Howard, get your head out of the gutter. This Drew guy had managed to completely derail her. Still, she managed to reach for his proffered hand, proud her own remained steady.

"I'm Drew Kerrigan. I understand we're going to be working together."

His grip was warm and firm, making her want to melt into him. Through her annoyance at that response, she had to force herself not to think about the way the deep timbre of his voice skittered down her spine in a delicious way.

"Yeah. I was here for your introduction a few minutes ago." Then his words sank in. She snatched her hand back with a frown. "Wait. What do you mean, working?"

He raised his eyebrows. "I believe work is defined as an activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result."

She glared at him. Was he laughing at her? Hard to tell with that deadpan expression. Reluctantly, her own lips twitched. Sarcastic ass. "I mean working together."

Rather than comment, he stared at her in silence for a long moment, his gaze watchful. What was he thinking? Finally, he said, "I'm the new qualitative data analyst."

Her body, still reacting to his nearness regardless of her efforts, cooled down faster than being shoved in a deep freeze.

No. No freakin' way. I'm the company's qualitative data analyst. There's no need for another. Hadn't Kevin just said that morning how integral she was to the company's success? But the way a partner had been present for Drew's introduction now took on more significance. Were they ... replacing her?

Wait. They're not just replacing me ... they're making me train my replacement.

Oh heck no.

CHAPTER 2

Mayday. Mayday.

Drew mentally backpedaled at Cassie's noticeable reaction. The adorable blonde sitting in front of him was about to blow her top — not at all what he needed or wanted to happen.

The FBI might consider him one of the best hackers in the world, but it didn't take a hacker to understand the array of emotions parading across her face, bright as a string of Christmas lights.

Damn it. He needed her to trust him, not shove him into the "enemy" box.

Which meant a change in tactics, as well as an attempt to use his rusty people skills. Rusty was being kind. Nonexistent was more accurate. Computers he got. Interactions with people took more effort. He could usually dance around his lack of social skills by being the smartest person in the room. Not so much with the woman in front of him.

He needed to fix this, and fast. Crashing and burning his first hour undercover was not an option. Not when he'd fought so damn hard to earn it. Hackers normally weren't allowed into the field. If he fucked this up, he'd never get another shot.

He attempted an easy smile that felt more like a grimace. "Don't you need help?" Her frown deepened to a scowl.

Fuck. Wrong thing to say. "They want me on some new government contract ..." Even he heard the question mark trying to force its way onto the end of the sentence.

She jumped to her feet, and planted her hands on her hips. "No frickin' way."

We've lost engines one and two. Going down hard.

This was why he never went undercover.

She made to move around him, probably to go to her boss. Using his wider frame, he blocked the cube entrance, holding up both hands in an attempt to calm her down. "Think of me as your ... assistant."

That last desperate attempt seemed to do the trick. The starch went out of her posture, and the fire banked in her captivating, if narrowed, eyes.

Those eyes ... When she'd first turned around and blinked up at him like a lost little owl, he'd completely swallowed his words. Syllables refused to come together in his head. Her eyes were pools of luminescent blue, like the Caribbean ocean in sunlight.

A man could drown in those eyes.

A man, he'd reminded himself. Not him. He had a mission to accomplish, and Cassie Howard was the lynchpin to his success.

After several years in the Air Force as an intelligence officer, Drew had accepted a position with the FBI. Thanks to his computer skills — and single-minded focus, as inconvenient as it may be — he'd quickly worked his way up through the ranks.

Now his focus was on Data Minds, and the woman still regarding him warily.

"My assistant?" She drew out the words as if testing them for accuracy. Then she tilted her head and scowled. "Why didn't Kevin tell me about you before?" The perplexed hurt clouding her stunning eyes tugged at him. He was torn between wanting to soothe her and pinning her to the cubicle wall and kissing her until she couldn't remember her line of questioning.

Do not get sucked in. This woman may appear innocent, but facts will show differently.

Reports of shady dealings at Data Minds had initially captured his attention. It was clear something illegal was going on, however, after infiltrating their systems for months — and following Cassie's undoubtedly brilliant work — Drew still hadn't been able to nail down enough irrefutable evidence of their duplicity to make the case airtight.

The company's need for help as they rapidly grew had been an opening too good to pass up. His director managed to pull a couple of strings behind the scenes — thanks to that government contract Data Minds just secured — and got him this position posing as a new data analyst. His cover would enable him to gain access to not only the systems, but the people.

Specifically, Cassie Howard.

But Cassie on paper and Cassie in person were about the same as making love to a blow-up doll versus a real woman. He cleared his suddenly parched throat. His body hadn't reacted to paper Cassie like it was now — with uncontrollable, unwanted awareness.

The target of his undercover assignment stepped closer, and the scent of jasmine drifted his way. Of course she smelled like flowers. The kind that grew in his mom's backyard, no less. The scent suited her — both fragile and seductive.


(Continues...)

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The Wrong Kind of Compatible 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me laugh, liked the characters
Anonymous 3 months ago
I wish this was longer. The story was great. The chemistry with Drew and Cassie was off the charts. HEA ending.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This was such a cute book, Cassie was funny, and so awkward and quirky that I am happy she found someone like herself. Drew, a nerdy hottie, that no one understood his language except Cassie. Their banter was too adorable. Poor Drew, he wanted to do the right thing, but kept going back and forth, and when he finally gives in, he is heartbroken mistakenly so. Then poor Cassie, she is also confused and understandably frustrated with Drew's back and forth. Then when he attacks her, poor girl, but she is awesome and figured everything out, and they adorkably fixed everything..I hope we get to read about Max.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
4.5**** This has to be one of the cutest nerd books I have ever read. Being a nerd myself, I absolutely adored Cassie and Drew's story. I smiled and laughed at their double meaning lines and at her outbursts when she didn't realize she said things out loud. I enjoyed their chemistry and their arguments. And I even got a little sad when everything came to light. This was a charming and delightful read from start to finish. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
the wrong kind of compatible is a charming romantic comedy about two socially awkward, yet brilliant computer data analysts. drew kerrigan is an fbi agent working undercover to discover why data minds has suddenly won a slew of government contracts, and why those proposals contained information that looks like corporate espionage. his main suspect is cassie howard. cassie comes from a family of overachievers, and she is the best at the type of work she does. so when her company hires someone in a similar role, she's immediately suspicious. it's hard to be a woman doing the kind of work she does. the fact that drew is ridiculously attractive makes it even harder. and then he seems to be on her same wavelength when it comes to blurting out slightly inappropriate, slightly suggestive things. drew is torn. he's at data minds on a job. he's supposed to be collecting evidence that damns cassie, but he finds it difficult to believe that she would be behind anything like that. and it's not just his attraction to her that leads him to think that way. but the fbi wants proof, they're not interested in his gut instincts. the closer drew gets to cassie the more worried he is about being able to stay unbiased. when everything comes to light, it seems like drew and cassie will end up on opposite sides. but these two hackers understand each other too well, the chemistry between them is not just apparent as they write and analyze lines of computer code, but also in the banter and sheer sexual tension that thrums between them at all times. **the wrong kind of compatible will publish on june 12, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (lovestruck) in exchange for my honest review.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
Great story, I loved it! Take one highly intelligent, strong and semi-snarky woman and pair her with a hot undercover FBI agent on his first undercover assignment, who is as brilliant as she is; stir in a little corporate espionage and toss with pressure from his bosses and you get this story. What a great read. Cassie is a coder, working for a company that just landed a huge government contract due to her hard work. Cassie works at her own level and comes from a family of totally over achievers. She's low man on the totem pole in her family. Drew is brought in as a new hire to assist Cassie with her work. Drew is a hacker, ex military and this is his first undercover assignment. The FBI thinks that Cassie is at least involved in stealing corporate secrets if not totally to blame. Drew has a hard time believing this as he gets to know her and works with her. Then they develop a relationship, slow but Drew turns up the heat and it gets steamy. Drew suspects something amiss with the three owners of the business but again no proof and no proof that Cassie has done anything either, until the morning stolen coding ends up on her computer and Drew finds it. At the same time Cassie finds papers on Drew's table about the business and other company things. She's a breath away from being arrested, she flees knowing Drew just used her and is busting her can to save herself from being arrested. Meanwhile Drew talks to Max, his best friend and partner and they pull in some extra help trying to figure out who, what and Drew doesn't want to think she's guilty. But yet he isn't quite convinced. Add to this Drew's superiors are breathing down his neck to tie this up. They seem to think the evidence points to Cassie and Drew doesn't budge on that one. The story gets pretty intense toward the end with several twist and turns and there are a lot of them throughout the book. This is a fast read, yet it will keep you turning those pages as things heat up and the storyline twists. Huge head nod from me!! Nice work Kadie, I loved it. Bring on Max's story! I'm ready! arc from NetGalley and Entangled in exchange for a fair review*** (less)
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
The Wrong Kind of Compatible by Kadie Scott My rating: 5 of 5 stars 'The Wrong Kind of Compatible' by Kadie Scott is book One in the New series "Love Undercover". This is the story of Drew Kerrigan and Cassie Howard. Cassie is the classic essential nerd who doesn't know if she talking with her inter voice or with her actual voice. So things sometimes just come out of her mouth. But Cassie is a hard worker and once she gets on a project she doesn't want to stop so she has a hard time doing so when the company introduces Drew as a new employee. Cassie is taken back by how handsome he is...and then she finds out he working with her personally. Cassie works as a Government contractor so she takes her work seriously and feels somewhat threaten by Drew who introduces himself at first as if he is taking over her position. Drew is serious non social type guy who is working for the Government, and know is assigned to look into this company and more importantly Cassie. Drew is doing so undercover to see what has been going on with this company so trying to get Cassie to trust him went wrong from the start. I have to say this book hooked me in from the start! I so loved how funny these two were in their 'head voices' much less what they actually did. This was a joy to read and look for more books in this series...and by this author. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
repsgoddess More than 1 year ago
This is such a great read...I adore it! Ms. Scott delivers a laugh-out-loud rom-com that matches up one fiesty and sassy female geek with her equally geeky male counterpart. The sparks fly along with innuendo as these awkward two butt heads during Drew’s undercover FBI sting operation into data analyst, Cassie, and her company. Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
I found The Wrong Kind of Compatible to be a very funny read. You could not help but love both of the characters and the quirky personalities. Cassie and Drew's geekiness was adorable. warning: this is not a clean read, there is sexual references throughout, at least one physical scene, and some profanity. if these things do not bother you i think you will find this to be a fun romantic comedy I rate books on content at More Than a Review dot com.
moohnshine More than 1 year ago
This is the first book by Kadie Scott that I have read. I really enjoyed this book. It was funny smart and sexy. In this book you have Cassie, who is a highly intelligent data analyst. Drew constantly struggles to live up to her mothers high expectations. She is always compared to her brothers who are highly successful, smart doctors. In walks Drew, sexy as hell, highly intelligent FBI man. Drew is there to investigate Cassie on a high profile cyber case. She is his main suspect. But when their eyes meet for the first time, there is no denying that this girl will be trouble with a capital T. She is just as drawn to him as he is her. Will Drew be able to prove that Cassie is not the bad guy? Will Cassie lose her heart to him and then have it broken? This book was such a cute, steamy romantic read. I absolutely loved the plot line. It was a bit different than most of the steamy romance books out there. I loved the characters of this story. They were invested in their roles and have wonderful charisma. I love how Cassie speaks her mind without her knowing it. It is extremely funny. Drew is so cute with his “how to” books for interacting with women. And OMG the sexy nerd jokes. Loved it! If this author is not on your read list, then I highly suggest you check her out. Definitely pick this book up. It is a wonderful read.  I give it 5 stars. I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars First let me just say...the cover on this book? HOT! I'm so used to seeing lots of skin on romance covers (not that I'm complaining) but I had forgotten just how freaking sexy a guy in a dress shirt and tie is! Love it. This is the first book I have read by Kadie Scott (It looks like it's the first book she's written unless she has another pen name? It's the only one listed on Goodreads anyway) and I really enjoyed it. It was such a fun, sweet, cute read. I loved that BOTH the MC's were these socially awkward, "geeky" types. It was a fun twist from the usual "one nerdy, one not" books I've read in the past. I loved not just the banter between the two, but also the internal dialog, as their thoughts had me cracking up. The things that slipped out of their mouths, and their attempts at flirtation, were hilarious. I loved that Drew actually went to the book store and bought a book on how to talk to women. And that Cassie later found it. I loved that Drew wouldn't wear his glasses with a camera after the first day as his team totally made fun of his horrible attempts at conversation. Drew and Cassie were just too cute. I enjoyed the two of them so much and the attraction and chemistry felt real to me. This is the first in a series and I can't wait for the next one. It says it will be Max's story. He is Drew's friend and I can't wait to learn more about him as he definitely snagged my interest. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Cute, sexy, and funny in a totally geeky kind of way! I loved these characters. Cassie and the way she says whatever pops into her brain and Drew with his sexy geekness made this story so much fun to read. Drew works for the FBI and is undercover investigating the company Cassie works for in shady deals on government contracts. All the evidence points to Cassie but Drew's gut tells him she's not cut out for underhanded dealings. So now is he working to prove she's guilty or working to find who the real culprit is?? And this thing between them. Will it work out once the truth is known? This is a fun quick read that I highly recommend.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
One awkward pairing ends up leading to the perfect match. The Wrong Kind of Compatible is my introduction to author Kadie Scott. She lets readers know that she's a force to be reckoned with. Not many authors can make computer hacking into an exciting story that seduces and intrigues all while laying claim to the body's most vital organ. The heart. Drew and Cassie set out to entice and do so in a way that is as fresh and mysterious as the characters themselves.
OpheliaOA More than 1 year ago
This is the first time that I read a book from Kadie Scott and I was not disappointed. This book had me laughing from the very beginning that it was hard to put the book down. Cassie and Drew are so perfect together. They understand each other in a way not many might be able to. Their exchanges and their sexual innuendos are so funny specially since they all have something to do with programming. Their jokes and double entendres are so dorky that it makes you laugh. Drew might have started working in Data Minds to find evidence against Cassie but he soon realized he got more than what he bargained for. This book has a little bit of everything comedy, romance and steamy scenes. A must read! This book was given by NetGalley for an exchange for an honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Talk about a fun read! Romance between computer geeks who are more comfortable doing coding than carrying on human interaction! Kadie Scott’s THE WRONG KIND OF COMPATIBLE is a delightful romantic comedy that takes “awkward” to a new level. Cassie knows her stuff, stick in front of a computer and cut her loose, no problems, she has earned the position she has, one keystroke at a time. Stick her in front of a handsome new geek and watch her filters and firewalls crumble as her thoughts go from her brain and right out her mouth! Drew is definitely a geek, definitely handsome and most definitely NOT the most socially skilled guy on the block. He also has a secret and an undercover mission, one that could end up destroying the woman he is falling hard and fast for. The big question, if what he discovers is true, will there be any way to re-boot the budding romance that is growing between himself and Cassie or will their romance face the blue screen of death? Kadie Scott has a real sense of humor when it comes to love! Sweet, sometimes silly, sometimes sizzling, only the secrets they each hold stand in the way to love, Funny one liners, charming scenes, some nasty secrets and corporate espionage, what’s not to love? Ms. Scott may have the perfect summer read in THE WRONG KIND OF COMPATIBLE! I received an ARC edition from Entangled : Lovestruck in exchange for my honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Talk about a fun read! Romance between computer geeks who are more comfortable doing coding than carrying on human interaction! Kadie Scott’s THE WRONG KIND OF COMPATIBLE is a delightful romantic comedy that takes “awkward” to a new level. Cassie knows her stuff, stick in front of a computer and cut her loose, no problems, she has earned the position she has, one keystroke at a time. Stick her in front of a handsome new geek and watch her filters and firewalls crumble as her thoughts go from her brain and right out her mouth! Drew is definitely a geek, definitely handsome and most definitely NOT the most socially skilled guy on the block. He also has a secret and an undercover mission, one that could end up destroying the woman he is falling hard and fast for. The big question, if what he discovers is true, will there be any way to re-boot the budding romance that is growing between himself and Cassie or will their romance face the blue screen of death? Kadie Scott has a real sense of humor when it comes to love! Sweet, sometimes silly, sometimes sizzling, only the secrets they each hold stand in the way to love, Funny one liners, charming scenes, some nasty secrets and corporate espionage, what’s not to love? Ms. Scott may have the perfect summer read in THE WRONG KIND OF COMPATIBLE! I received an ARC edition from Entangled : Lovestruck in exchange for my honest review.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Cassie Howard is a data analyst for a government contractor = nerd. She is lacking social skills and her colleagues treat her a little like Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory. One of her quirks is that she can't tell whether she is thinking or talking out loud and frequently expresses her innermost feelings out loud. Unbeknownst to her, her new colleague Drew Kerrigan is an undercover FBI agent investigating shady dealing at the company where Cassie works. Although Drew is tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed and muscular he is also a hacker and a bit on the nerdy side too. Oh, and his prime suspect for the shady dealings is none other than Data Minds' prodigy data analyst, Cassie. Of course we know that it isn't Cassie but apparently the combined might of the FBI can't identify the real culprit. As Cassie and Drew bond over a love of coding and Star Wars can Drew uncover the real criminal? How many times do I have to write, I liked it but I didn't love it? I didn't find Cassie and Drew very convincing nerds, apparently having unmatched underwear is code for geek! A lighthearted read, perfect for the beach but not one I would re-read. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book! This is fun, funny, and smart - all wrapped around a great story. Cassie is a very smart data analyst and used to being the smartest person in the room. Then Drew is hired and is given the same job title as hers. Cassie has not interest in sharing her role, but then Drew is in her face and too cute for words, except she keeps blurting out whatever she's thinking. I loved the characters and felt engrossed and invested in their story. Add in all the funny computer nerd jokes and their odd idiosyncrasies and you've got a great tale. This is a must read for fans of the genre. I'm adding the author to my must read authors' list and going to work my way through her back list (published under a different name). Snag this one on release day - you'll be glad you did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cassie Howard is a data analyst. She’s quirky, brilliant, and a bit awkward. When her company hires hottie Drew Kerrigan to work with her, she soon goes from irritated he's encroaching in her domain, to interested. Drew’s actually an undercover FBI agent, infiltrating Cassie’s company to find out who has been stealing information from other businesses to benefit Cassie's company. When he meets Cassie, he knows he’s in trouble, because he’s attracted to the prime suspect. I really enjoyed this quick, romantic read, and finished it in just a few days. The romance built slowly, but I enjoyed the heat in Cassie & Drew’s early interactions. Steam level is moderate (or 3.5 on a scale of 5). And the cute/dorky computer jokes made me laugh out loud. I found it hard to put this book down. Cassie & Drew’s story is loaded with heart and a touch of mystery. The twists at the end kept me guessing while flipping the pages so I could find out what happened next. It’s a perfect read for when you’re sitting under a beach umbrella, a tropical drink by your side. I look forward to reading whatever Kadie writes next.