An Appetite for Blackmail

The Weathermen Book 1

We idiots finally did it - screwed up the planet so bad that the surviving population has to live underground. What started innocently enough was corrupted and now the surface of the planet is ravaged by out of control weather. Or rather, weather in control of the Miranda Project, which is now essentially sentient due to a virus uploaded by hackers. If only hackers would apply their impressive skills for the purpose of good.

Ace is the rich owner of the corporation that Harper works for. I never did get a good bead on Ace. He seemed to volley between so many personalities I couldn't keep up. Mean and punishing one minute and sweet and accommodating the next. No wonder Harper had problems keeping up as well. Harper is considerably younger than Ace and it shows sometimes, but of the two she was the more emotionally evolved. There are reasons that are later explained for Ace's behavior, but the book seemed a little choppy sometimes to me.

The blackmail-turned-romance story was as expected with the added drama of the computer virus under scrutiny and Ace's residual inability to trust. All in all, this was a quick read that left the reader hanging, but fortunately we were teased with Ace's friends so no worries there. The underground society that the human race has been reduced to was fresh and added some interesting elements. A good read.

Book Blurb for An Appetite for Blackmail

When Harper Mathews gets drunk with a friend and hacks into her boss’s personal accounts, Arturo (Ace) Charles Easton gives her a choice. Work as part of his secret hacking team, searching for clues to the people who infiltrated a weather control program, or face unemployment and jail.

But working as part of this team isn’t all that Ace demands from Harper. He also expects her in his bed, when he wants her there, how he decides to make love to her, and for as long as he desires.

Ace is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. These men have power, resources, and money, but they’re as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth.

They call themselves the Weathermen…

Be Warned: spanking, anal sex, forced seduction

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 4.00