How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

Online dating has become a minefield. And making it the plot of a romance novel isn’t exactly new but it’s always entertaining.


How to Hack a Heartbreak

by Kristin Rockaway


Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: July 30th 2019

How to Hack a Heartbreak – Kristin Rockaway


How to Hack a Heartbreak – Kristin Rockaway



Online dating has become a minefield. And making it the plot of a romance novel isn’t exactly new but it’s always entertaining.

The trouble with online dating is REAL. Personally I love this kind of trope. The horrible and very real dating mishaps, the time for ghosting and looking nothing like the profile pic – is entertaining as hell. And it’s this universal dilemma that Mel is going through. And while she learned it the hard way, she also figured out that developing her own app might just be the way to go. BTW best app ever!! The author should get it developed ASAP!

The story is adorable, and charming. A light hearted romance, with an overall enjoyable and entertaining plot.

The female friendships in this book were amazing!!! Really, AMAZING! And probably the aspect I enjoyed the most about this book.

About the romance:

I wasn’t 100% convinced about Mel and Alex. They didn’t immediately click for me. It could have been because I didn’t’ feel that Alex was prominent. Like an afterthought he hovered around the edges of the plot but never felt present. He was nice and sweet, but also a bit clueless and displayed some typical male behavior that were just meh. And I honestly didn’t see the attraction between the couple. But for each their own.

Also, I hate to say this, but Mel wasn’t my kind of person. People/characters that only complain but never change a thing about a situation get quickly on my nerves, because I’m the opposite of it. Mel should have quit and moved on. It’s hard to connect with a female character if they display such opposite traits.

But otherwise the book was well written and I ended up enjoying most of the book.

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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How to Hack a Heartbreak – Kristin Rockaway



How to Hack a Heartbreak - Kristin RockawaySwipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.

By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed helpdesk tech at a startup incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers—”Hatchlings”—who can’t even fix their own laptops, but are apparently the next wave of startup geniuses. And by night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving dudes she’s matched with on the ubiquitous dating app, Fluttr.

But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in online dating space. It’s called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight.

Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez—the only non-douchey guy at Hatch—has no idea she’s the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships, or change her life forever.



Kristin Rockaway is a native New Yorker and recovering corporate software engineer. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she finally traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of code. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, browsing the aisles of her neighborhood bookstores, and planning her next big vacation.




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