Reviewed by Kini
Nora Bowman’s love life just imploded. A road trip—not running away!—leads her to San Francisco and possibly the most beautiful man she’s ever seen in real life. And Nora saw all of him. Literally. Which is awkward, because he’s her new client. On the plus side, she’s discovered a new kink for tattooed bad boys. Who knew?
Tech millionaire Gabe Sterling has everything—but the one thing his money can’t buy is happiness. When he hires the latest in a long line of interior designers to remodel his secret hideaway, he never expects to fall for the designer’s quirky assistant. Gabe should be focusing on Sterling Enterprises’ ground-breaking new project, but Nora is driving him to distraction.
Will he choose the job and level up from millionaire to billionaire, or will Gabe choose a life with love-shy Nora…if, that is, he can convince her to take a chance on him.
Technically Mine is a fun, sexy story about finding your home—even if you have to run away from it first.
As usual the blurb intrigued, but the last few times I took a chance and tried a new author, it didn’t turn out very well for me. Thankfully I found this book to be a fun and enjoyable read. Also and this is very important, both MC’s are in their 30’s, once I found that out, I was quite pleased.
This was a quick and zingy read. There was a lot of fun back and forth between Nora and Gabe. The book opened with Gabe interacting with characters from the previous book and it felt a little overwhelming that so much page time in the beginning was given to other people, but it leveled out quickly. Gabe is a tech genius and seems unsettled and searching for something. He is working on a big project at work, but his work does not take over the book.
Nora has relocated to San Francisco after breaking up with her sort of fiance. The whole break-up thing felt a little drawn out, as did other interactions with the ex, but it wasn’t the absolute worst. Nora starts working with her cousin and Gabe is their client. It all happens very quickly. Gabe and Nora have chemistry and tension in the workplace. It was fun to read. They have a lot of clever exchanges-
“You called me.”
“I did? Are you sure? No. It wasn’t on purpose. It was a mistake. You know what happened? I must have butt-dialed you.”
“The correct term is booty call. I’ll be over in ten minutes.”
“No! I meant butt-dialed. Didn’t I say it right? I sat on my phone.”
“It’s a flip phone.”
“The buttons are covered by the casing. You can’t accidentally press them if you sit on your phone, and thus butt-dial me.”
The dialogue was fun and humorous and enjoyable. Nora cries on Gabe a few times and Gabe takes it like a champ and is sweet and comforting. Nora was a good heroine and although it never specifically states her as being heavier, she isn’t described as stick thin either. My favorite line about Nora was:
Nora didn’t often feel dainty. She wasn’t all that interested in feeling dainty when she’d much rather feel strong,…
This was a fun read. I would definitely classify it as romantic fiction and warn that the sexy times are off the page, but the tension worked well enough for me that I felt only somewhat slighted by it. It made me laugh. There were some screwball comedic moments, but felt realistic. Gabe was self aware about some of his over the top things and was not the typical alpha hero. I was not sorry I took a chance on this author.