Brilliant, quirky twenty-three-year-old China Mack is totally satisfied with her carefully ordered, data-driven life. A computer prodigy who landed a coveted programming job at the cutting-edge tech company Cysnet before even graduating from MIT, China is happiest when following her routine: shower before coffee, pizza only on Mondays, bedtime at ten thirty sharp.
But then things start to get a little…unpredictable.
First Jackson Cooper—Cysnet’s rich, gorgeous, genius CEO—assigns China to a dangerous and highly classified project for a government defense contractor. Her sixteen-year-old runaway niece suddenly arrives in town, begging to move in with China. And then there’s her sexy but oddly unsettling new neighbor, Clark…
Quickly the Cysnet assignment becomes disconcerting—and then downright scary—as key staffers turn up dead. China suspects she’s being followed and isn’t sure whom she can trust. For the first time ever, she’ll have to follow her instincts, rather than logic, if she’s going to survive.
Just a few weeks ago, computer prodigy China Mack’s typical night in involved Endor Star Wars pajamas and a sensible bedtime. Now she’s dating gorgeous tech guru Jackson Cooper—one of Forbes’s Top Ten Eligible Billionaires—much to the Twitterverse’s delight.
Turns out, going from socially inept hermit to poster girl for geek chic has its challenges. China’s relationship gets even more complicated because her role heading the top-secret Vigilance program—where she’s partnered with Superman clone Clark Slattery—makes her a target. And when ruthless businessman Simon Lu plans to co-opt Vigilance software to blackmail government and military employees, he’ll need China’s cooperation—willing or otherwise.
But not every enemy is so easily identified. Some hide in plain sight, in very high places, and mistaking foe for friend could be the last mistake China ever makes…
#3 Find Me
As the head of the government’s secret Vigilance spy program, computer guru China Mack already has her hands full when her billionaire boyfriend, Jackson Cooper, asks for one of them in marriage.
Thrown for a loop by the sudden proposal, China’s usually well-ordered life takes another hit when someone tries to assassinate the president. Even that comes with a shocking twist: the primary suspect is none other than her ex-partner, Clark Slattery. With nowhere else to turn, the sexy loner needs China’s help and expertise. Clark has linked the assassination attempt to a failed secret operation undertaken six years ago—and a deadly cover-up that’s putting the leader of the free world in the crosshairs. But the president isn’t the only one in harm’s way.
Now, China is going to have to dig deep for information that’s beyond even her clearance. And what she discovers may have far-reaching consequences for her life and everyone else in it.
I've had copies of these books to read for a while now but I couldn't quite bring myself to read them until the series had been published in full. Having loved this author's work in the past I knew that as soon as I started 'Follow Me' I would be hooked and would want to read the series in one go. But at Christmas I couldn't hold out any longer and I binge read the first three. I only have a couple of months to wait for the final book 'Save Me,' which will be out in April.
I laughed my way through 'Follow Me' and 'Break Me.' China is obviously a high functioning individual on the spectrum with a high IQ. Her quirkiness, geekiness and obsession with routines had me in stitches. I love how cute she is with her SciFi fandom collections, harlequin book hunting and her little daily rituals.
I also loved her niece, Mia, who was also gifted but not socially awkward like China. I loved how she gave China a helping hand in getting ready for dates.
Clark and Jackson are two likeable guys and their interactions with China are funny, sweet and romantic. Both are secretive though and at times I found myself thinking these guys are both, in the words of Mia, 'douches,'
I loved how China and Jackson's initial romance played out on social media. It made me laugh.
The third book 'Find Me' was a lot more serious. The first chapter was too sappy for me but I knew that this was probably a sign of bad things to come. And I was right. The action started almost immediately and it didn't stop until the last few pages. China certainly gets dragged through the wars in this installment. This third book is much more serious than the first two. There isn't as much lighthearted banter and I missed the cuteness and the comedy.
There are also many twists and revelations that I wasn't expecting which really added to the mystery and suspense.
In relation to who will eventually win China's heart, I know who I am rooting for. China has a difficult decision to make in 'Save Me' and I can't wait to read it.