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Indigo Sykes has spent years trying to forget where she came from. She has a degree, a new life, and a quiet existence. Everything she ever wanted... But all of this comes to a screeching halt when an unexpected meeting with computer hacker, Jude Alden, changes her plans. Romance blooms between the mismatched duo, even while entanglements from Indigo’s past threaten to pulIndigo Sykes has spent years trying to forget where she came from. She has a degree, a new life, and a quiet existence. Everything she ever wanted... But all of this comes to a screeching halt when an unexpected meeting with computer hacker, Jude Alden, changes her plans. Romance blooms between the mismatched duo, even while entanglements from Indigo’s past threaten to pull the two of them apart. Dogged by a history of running, Indigo’s hard-won security is shattered when Jude’s illegal activity drags both of them into a dangerous game. As the net of hacking and underworld crime tightens around Jude and Indigo’s dark history is exposed, the two of them must find a way out or risk bringing the consequences down on them both....

Title : Ctrl Z
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ISBN : 9781482687316
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Number of Pages : 260 Pages
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Ctrl Z Reviews

  • Anncleire
    2018-10-14 23:36

    Bellissimooooooooooooooo!Recensione sul mio blog:http://pleaseanotherbook.tumblr.com/p...“No” she said bitterly.”’Cause I fuck things up. It’s what I do! Just ask Shireese”“And so what if you do?” he argued. “I have totally fucked up my life! I’m so messed up, I don’t even know how the hell I’m gonna fix it, but when I think about what matters, it always comes back to you. I love you, and it doesn’t have to make sense”. “Ctrl Z” è il nuovo libro di Danika Stone che sicuramente vi ricorderete dall’intervista che mi ha lasciato durante il Mese della Romance. Dopo “The snake and the coins“ credevo di adorarla, ma dopo questo nuovo libro sono letteralmente in estasi. La Stone ha una capacità straordinaria di creare dei protagonisti veri, con mille problemi, che sembrano vicinissimi a noi, anche se hanno vite complicate. E insomma al momento non ho molte parole, ma credetemi quando vi dico che questo è uno dei libri più belli che ho letto quest’anno e che entra di diritto tra i miei preferiti.Indigo Sykes ha passato gli ultimi anni cercando di dimenticare da dove viene. Ha una laurea, una nuova vita e una esistenza tranquilla. Tutto quello che ha sempre voluto… Ma tutto questo si ferma bruscamente quando l’incontro inaspettato con l’hacker Jude Alden cambia i suoi piani. Una storia d’amore si sviluppa tra i due, anche quando episodi del passato di Indigo minacciano di dividerli. Perseguitata da una storia di fuga, la sicurezza di Indigo conquistata duramente viene distrutta in mille pezzi quando le attività illegali di Jude li trascinano entrambi in un gioco pericoloso. E la rete di hacker e crimine sotterrano si stringe intorno a Jude la storia oscura di Indigo viene a galla e i due devono trovare un modo per salvarsi o rischiano conseguenze pericolose per entrambi.Effettivamente non so da dove iniziare, credo di essere leggermente in imbarazzo perché non posso scrivere solo è bellissimo! La Stone è capace di scrivere delle storie al cardiopalma senza risultare stucchevole, delle romance così dannatamente perfette, con un carico emotivo inimmaginabile e uno stile unico che lasciano sempre un segno nel lettore. La tecnica è quella della narrazione in terza persona e l’alternanza dei punti di vista di Indigo e Jude. Non si ha mai una divisione netta, non ci sono mai stacchi di prospettiva, la narrazione è fluida, scorrevole e si amalgama in maniera perfetta. La storia è piena di colpi di scena, tutto sembra essere già scritto eppure la trama continua a sorprendere ad ogni capitolo. Mentre ci avviciniamo al centro della storia temiamo per i nostri protagonisti e ci rendiamo conto che è incredibilmente difficile smettere di leggere. All’inizio si ha un incontro casuale tra i due protagonisti, che si sfiorano in un locale di sfuggita, ma lasciando un’impronta profonda, capace di sconvolgerli. Quando si rincontrano, in maniera inaspettata e nell’ultimo posto che pensavano è inevitabile avvicinarsi l’uno all’altro. Quello che sorprende e che adoro di questa scrittrice però è che non si ha un’evoluzione rapida e improbabile tra i due protagonisti, ma anzi i due si avvicinano lentamente, costruendo un rapporto basato sulla fiducia e sulla conoscenza. Certo l’attrazione è inevitabile, gli incontri per prendere un caffè insieme o i messaggi che si scambiano, sono certamente testimonianza di una passione che nasce fulminea, ma nessuno dei due vi agisce in maniera sconsiderata. Indigo è uscita da una storia difficile, che l’ha lasciata in uno status mentale fragile e insicuro, che va a minare la sua fiducia negli uomini. Incapace di fidarsi e lasciarsi andare, con un passato che l’ha vista vivere per strada da sola, senza nessuno, per lungo tempo, Indigo sa come difendersi, sa cosa fare e dove andare, anche se questo significa dover rimanere da sola e rinunciare ad una storia seria. Un’artista, amante del disegno e della pittura si è scritta al college per iniziare una nuova vita e liberarsi una volta e per sempre del passato che continua a tormentarla. Ma di certe cose non ci si libera mai fino in fondo, continuano a rimordere la coscienza finché non si esplode. Avvicinarsi a Jude sembra lenire certi dolori, salvo poi lasciarla completamente allo scoperto e vulnerabile, e costretta ad intraprendere una strada che non aveva mai immaginato.Anche la vita di Jude è stata difficile e traumatica e non riusciamo a capirne i risvolti fino alla fine, quando tutti i pezzi del puzzle si riuniranno, perché la Stone non lascia niente al caso, tutto è calibrato per sorprendere e affascinare. Ingenuo e affascinato da un guadagno facile e veloce si lascia coinvolgere da un suo collega in un affare illecito e dai contorni non proprio legali e lentamente si ritrova con l’acqua alla gola, incapace di uscirne. Leale, super carino, un genio assoluto con il computer, Jude è un uomo disperato che cerca di sopravvivere come può in una situazione più grande di lui. Spaventato e sempre più innamorato di Indigo cerca di aggrapparsi all’unica cosa che funziona in un mondo allo sfascio. In un continuo tira e molla, in un’altalena emotiva che li porterà ad essere più vicini che mai Jude e Indigo devono fare i conti con la malavita organizzate e le loro rispettive insicurezze e paure e capire se il gioco vale la candela.Il particolare da non dimenticare? Il video per un corso dell’università…Emozionante, pieno di colpi di scena, incredibilmente ben scritto, questa è la romance dell’anno, che vi terrà incollati alle pagine e non vi permetterà di fuggirne. Piena di misteri e di scene dolci e passionali è assolutamente perfetta e vi farà innamorare di una scrittrice che sa perfettamente cosa fare. Trovate un except del libro qui.Non lasciatevi scappare questo libro meraviglioso.Buona lettura guys!Io non posso che ringraziare Danika Stone per essere sempre così straordinariamente carina, nell’avermi scelta per recensire i suoi libri e per avermene mandata una copia a casa. Gliene sono immensamente grata.

  • Diana Hockley
    2018-10-07 20:38

    Be careful what you wish for!Indigo wishes for a quiet life after a traumatic childhood and life in the clubs and on the streets. She has turned her future around and is studying at university, anxious to past behind her.Jude - a computer nerd who looks after the internet life of the university - wishes for more, which includes enough money to start his own business.Marq wishes to make big money and doesn't care how he gets it.Elliott regards Jude as his brother and wishes to go the "tough love" path.Fischer wishes to - and will - kill if he doesn't get his own way.Unfortunately, they all choose the wrong way to go get their wishes.Indigo, having told a former lover about her past and having been dumped for it, tries hard to keep her secrets from Jude. She feels so much older than he, although he is two years older in years. Should she allow him into her life? How can she keep him out?Jude allows himself to be seduced into computer hacking (something for which has already gotten him into trouble when he was at high school) by Marq, and it is not long before Jude realises that he is in trouble up to his neck. There is something about Indigo which puzzles him. She only appears to want him when he doesn't contact her. What to do about it?Danika Stone has written a fairly simple plot with complex characters. A pall of menace hovers over this plot; impending doom is so obvious that I wanted to slap the young protagonists around for their stupidity! If I could see what was coming, why couldn't they? Perhaps it is my advanced age and experience of life.As the story unfolds, the characters slip further into the mire and struggle mightily to extricate themselves. I will not give a spoiler! I did not pick the mole in the camp and the ending was satisfactory.A well-written book, simply told - which is good - not too much graphic sex - which is good - and I would read more from this author!

  • Linda Sims
    2018-10-07 23:20

    ROMANTIC THRILLERWhen Jude Alden first meets Indigo Sykes, there's a real spark of attraction. but after that first brief meeting, Jude doesn't see Indigo again for months. The next time is at the university, where he works, and she is a student.From there things slowly develop between the two. But both have their secrets. Indigo's is her past, while Jude's is his activities in the present. Indigo has learnt the hard way to keep her mouth shut about her personal history, she has lost a lot by confiding. Jude along with his friend Marq are computer geeks, hacking, writing programs creating virus's. what they don't realise is they are getting into dangerous territory.When both Jude's present and Indigo's past, bring them both into danger, things get real bad real quick. Can they survive?This is the authors second book. Having read her first novel. I have to say this is far better IMO, whether that's because I liked the story here a lot better, I'm not sure. But for me this had a better developed plot. The characters were far more interesting, the story moves along at a good pace, the writing is descriptive making it easy to visualise not just the characters, but their surroundings. there's also plenty of drama and action. I really liked the developing relationship between Jude and Indigo. An all round excellent read.ARC provided by the author.

  • Bex 'n' Books
    2018-09-29 02:34

    Reviewer: JohnRating: 5 out of 5 FairiesAt first, I was put off by the strange names, improbable names in my experience, but there again, I don’t live in New York. I then started to think of them, as much as anything, as aliases, names changed to protect the innocent, because this is a totally believable story.Marq is not a central character, but we all know someone like him; he does the same job you, but always has a better car, better clothes, lives in a better neighbourhood...He might be the guy at college who can get the pills to help you stay awake to study, and the pills & powder to help you celebrate/commiserate afterwards, or the guy who can connect you to the right politician/businessman; it doesn’t matter which strata of society you move in, he’s there.Jude is drawn in by this seemingly easy, if a little dubious lifestyle. Purely by chance he meets the beautiful & enigmatic Indigo and against a backdrop of secrets they hold from each other they grow closer.Jude’s colleague Marq; despite the warnings of his oldest friend; involves him in a little “job” that can earn him easy money, but as he gets deeper into his friend’s life, he realises too late that there’s no real way out; the effect of his attempt to pull back is terribleIndigo’s past catches up with her & Jude in an unexpected way and the spiral of deceit starts to unravel. As she lets Jude further into her past, more dangerous elements begin to surface and without warning, Indigo’s past meets Jude’s present.Anyone who reads my reviews will know I try to not give too much of the plot away; I really enjoyed this book, the storyline, as I said is totally believable, the characters are as flawed as any of us, we all know a Jude & an Indigo; in my life, I’ve met quite a few of both, some you stay away from, some you’re drawn to, some you fall in love with despite yourself. Read the book, then you’ll understand.Disclosure: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.

  • Laurel-Rain
    2018-10-01 02:24

    Indigo Sykes and Jude Alden meet right away in "Ctrl Z." She is trying to forget a past and the secrets that hover over her like a dark cloud. He is trying to find enough money to start his own business, but basically, computer hacking has been his way out of many difficulties in the past, and it is what he knows.Just when the two of them manage to break through the walls they've built up around themselves, and begin to move forward in their relationship, Jude's choices drag Indigo right back into the world she thought she had escaped.. As the net of hacking and underworld crime tightens around Jude, and as Indigo's dark history is exposed, the two of them must find a way out or risk bringing the consequences down on them both.As I followed the journey that led down an increasingly dark path, it was difficult to feel too much of a connection to the two of them, since each step they took led them deeper into the morass that had become their world. It felt like too much of a risk to care about them.Could they possibly find an escape from their horrific plight?At times, I simply wanted to throw up my hands and quit reading. Could anything good possibly come out of the lives they had chosen? Would they be able to extricate themselves from the clutch of the mob?The author has crafted a fast-paced story that leads the reader along quickly, and I did eventually begin to care about the plight of the characters. But the ending felt contrived, as if someone in Hollywood were directing it. It was surprising, but then again, it was not.Certain aspects of the writing style were annoying, such as the overuse of expressions like "he smirked," or "she smirked," descriptions often called upon when others would have worked better, in my opinion. Finally, the mob figures felt like caricatures and many of the scenarios seemed implausible. However, because there were also many aspects that I enjoyed in this story, I am awarding it four stars.

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2018-10-12 22:36

    When I started this one I was definitely in the mood for something with a little more action, a whole lot of mystery and if it was a thriller with some romance thrown in for good measure, all the better. That was pretty much what I got.Not only did it give me something different but it was something I could read in one sitting which was nice. I love long books but it is always nice when you can get a quick suspense filled read in a matter of hours instead of days.The story line was pretty engaging and moved quickly and kept me turning the pages to find out more. The only real downfall of this book was that there weren't a whole lot of surprises and not really as much mystery as I was hoping it would have. The writing was good though and with the ending I can only imagine that a sequel could be in the works at least, it would be nice to see one.I loved that both Indigo and Jude were far from perfect and they each had their own secrets they were hiding not only from each other but from the whole world and yet even though they were both very different people from very different back grounds, their worlds collided and they were both the better for it. I am a sucker for two damaged people coming together as we all know and I love watching them grow together and separate and this had a little bit of both of that in it. I think this was a fun read that can easily be read in one sitting and that any lovers of romantic suspense will enjoy.

  • Madeline
    2018-09-26 01:25

    As a reader, regardless of the story or themes, I look for two things: a strong narrative, and a strong sense of pacing. The books I love the most are the ones with a story that propels me forward into the story, creating a sense of urgency-- I *must* keep reading, I *have to know what happens next!- and that is something I found in abund*ance Ctrl Z. Danika Stone has many strengths as an author- creating likable characters despite personalities and faults, skillfully weaving plotlines into a tapestry of genius, making word choices that enhance the story but doesn’t overpower it, balancing grit with levity- but above all, her writing makes you want to keep going. This was not a novel where I reached a chapter and thought, ‘oh, characters I don’t really care about, time for a break!’; instead, upon reaching the next chapter my reaction was, ‘well how can I stop *now*?!’ Early in the novel, I found myself rooting for and raging against characters- and sometimes rooting for a character even as a I mentally chastised them, which, to me, is always the hallmark of a wonderful storyteller. Ctrl Z is a compelling love story with unusual complications, a good supporting cast, and leads that are likable enough that even when they’re making bad choices, you still want them to triumph. I enjoyed this book greatly and can’t wait to see more from her!

  • Emmalie
    2018-10-04 03:10

    There’s more than meets the eye. That’s never been more true than for Indigo Sykes and Jude Alden. When they first meet, they see each other as attractive twenty-somethings, and their chemistry quickly sparks. But their pasts are darker than they let on. As events unfold, Indigo and Jude’s secrets converge, and they both find themselves facing truths and risking death for their chance to be together.In her powerful second novel, Stone once again creates a captivating cast of characters and weaves a rich, complex world around them. The love that builds between Indigo and Jude is tender and passionate by turns, and with their quirks and storied lives they are as fully realized as the memorable characters of Stone’s previous work. Key to this story, however, is its driving tension, as an entire world rotates not around the young lovers but by the machinations of much darker forces. Ctrl Z is immediately captivating, and its ending is impossible to anticipate.

  • Jen O'grady
    2018-10-15 02:18

    This is the story of Indigo and Jude, who both fall into a life where poor decisions, in the past for Indigo in the present for Jude, mean they are tied to the King of organised crime.It's a different story of love where at one point you just can't see a happy ending, and in a way I feel a little robbed about the ending I guess I just wanted a little more of them together.It's fast paced and a quick read but flows well and a definite 3.5 stars for me.

  • Susan
    2018-10-08 01:12

    Danika pens "Ctrl Z" in a well written, fast paced, but complex plot that held my interest through out. I found the characters to be likable and believable, although a bit annoying at times, which is expected in thriller novels. A nice easy to read mystery thriller with a touch of romance that is a must read for all mystery buffs.This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.

  • TJlovestoread Blog
    2018-10-07 21:38

    3.5 to 4... interesting story.... the changes on narration where a little confusing but the suspense was WOW!!!

  • Dolores Ayotte
    2018-10-05 00:09

    First of all...I love the cover and the title to this fictional novel. I'm no computer whiz but "Ctrl Z" really made me realize that many things in life cannot be undone by the press of a button, or in this instance, the tapping of a computer key. It is very apparent to me that talented Author Danika Stone knows her stuff. The computer jargon she uses in this well-written book readily proves this fact.Jude Alden, a twenty-eight year old computer technician, meets a recently rebuffed and hurting Indigo Sykes at a local bar where she is trying to drown her sorrows. Indigo is a twenty-six year old mature student with a troubled and secretive background which, after divulging it to her former lover, he abruptly ends their relationship. Once burned, twice shy...she is now more determined than ever to trust no one, including Jude. In a valiant effort to get over her past and turn her life around...after their initial meeting...Indigo soon discovers that she attends the university where Jude is employed. Indigo has no idea that Jude has a bit of a jaded history himself. He also has a secret life of his own as a computer hacker which takes an unexpected turn when he ends up working for a very disreputable character by the name of Tyrone "King" Fischer.Indigo is drop dead gorgeous and could easily pass for a model...and, while Jude is definitely different than your average computer jockey, they still seem like an odd match despite their obvious attraction to each other. This dynamic duo set out like star crossed lovers, kept apart on several occasions by personal challenges, but eventually managing to feed their desire to be together nonetheless. As they make progress down this path, their unsavory pasts come back to haunt them and put not only their lives in danger but the lives of those around them. Unbeknownst to either of them, they have a common thread that is expertly intertwined and woven into the story line. As it unfolds, the reader is quickly drawn into the suspense and thrill of the plot as well as the intriguing lives of the interesting cast of characters building up to an unpredictable outcome."Ctrl Z" is an easy-to-read, mystery thriller with a big slice of romance thrown in which definitely spices up the events taking place! Very enjoyable!

  • Mandy
    2018-09-21 23:34

    I received Ctrl Z in return for an honest review from the author. Indigo Sykes has been running from her past attempting to move forward but it keeps dragging her back. After her relationship will a college professor goes up in flames after learning the truth she struggles to forget him, refusing to trust another guy. When she happens to meet Jude one night in a bar, her friend takes her home before anything can happen but she leaves a lasting impression when he comes to fix her computer in class. An unlikely relationship grows between the two as Jude works hard to keep Indigo for getting away. However not everything is as it seems as Jude’s work buddy talks him into writing a program for a contract that brings easy money but breaks the law. Jude is swept into a world where if he does not comply he could end up hurt or worse. As Indigo learns that Jude is in over her head she tries to pull away afraid of getting sucked into the life she’s been running from. Her attempt to avoid is short lived she’s sucked in just as deep and soon they will have to risk it all just to survive. I like both Indigo and Jude, he’s kind of perfect for her because he doesn’t give up when she’s pulling away. She’s been hurt, yet she’s strong and has survived getting out while she can. I love how the book bounces between both points of view it gives the reader a unique perspective. Ctrl Z is a captivating story that shows a unique story about two people each struggling with the mob. This is my first book involving the mob and I really enjoyed it but I did stay up late reading and my dreams were haunted by the mob coming after me. Ctrl Z is an intense story that kept me on the end of my seat, filled with raw emotions, romance and pain. I really enjoyed the story; it’s brilliantly filled with surprises right up to the very end. There are some real situations that may not be for younger readers.

  • Kaitlynne
    2018-10-06 03:25

    * I was given this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. *I really liked this book, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick read that will have them sitting on the edge of their seats.I liked watching the characters grow throughout the book, and become more sure of themselves and what they wanted. I especially liked Indigo as the main character. The more I read and learned more about her background, the more I found myself rooting for her, and hoping that she got what she wanted. I liked Jude as well, though there were times I wished that I could shake some sense into him.Another thing that I liked about this book was the fact that it goes to show that you absolutely cannot judge a person by what they look like, or assume that you know their story. I mean, I would never have guessed that Jude and Indigo were dealing with all that crazy stuff. Yes, someone probably could, but certainly not me.One thing that I found slightly confusing, was the fact that there were several narrators in this story, and if you're not paying attention, it will change from one to the other, and you'll be sitting there going... Ummmm, wait, what?! Definitely not a good idea to read it while your sisters are fighting with each other...*COUGH COUGH* ahem, well then...I really liked this book (just in case you didn't read that statement at the beginning of my review). But I thought the ending was going to kill me! I kinda wanted to see more of how their relationship went from that point on, but I liked it anyway (I am full of contradictions, am I not?) It was one of those things where, even though I wanted more, I sat the book down with a big goofy grin on my face. Okay, enough of my mumbling, go read it!! :)

  • Dana
    2018-10-17 02:25

    Ctrl Z tells the story of Indigo, a girl who has fought to move past her old life. Jude is a computer hacker who took on the wrong job. Their paths cross and an unlikely romance blossoms between the two. But when Jude's job goes wrong people get hurt and secrets are revealed.Ctrl Z was an action packed book that easily kept my attention. I wanted to find out more about Indigo's past and I wanted to know what Jude's big, secret job was. Their tension and chemistry was excellent and was my favorite part of the whole book. When those two were together it was hot.Indigo was a complex character that wasn't always likeable but was always interesting. She had a past and little hints were dropped throughout. I liked that she was real and flawed but was still trying.I am fascinated with hacking so Jude's character was especially interesting. He was a nice guy that got caught up in the wrong thing. He didn't always respond to things right but he genuinely cared about Indigo and I loved that.Ahhh, the heat level was hot. A couple had me fanning myself. Swoon.The only flaw was a tendency to use several descriptive words over and over. Other than that it was highly enjoyable and I look forward to picking up her other books. I'd recommend Ctrl Z to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense with lots of sizzle. Filled with well developed and interesting characters, it was fast paced and full of twists and turns. And the ending? Killer! This review originally appeared on my blog, Little Lovely Books and a copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

  • Gaele
    2018-10-01 23:16

    The highlight of this book is in the characters of Jude and Indigo and their relationship. Their characters develop well throughout the story, with some hiccups in the relationship that are clearly and cleverly defined as the characters share themselves with each other and the readers. Sadly, however, there was no real grounding in place for me, many generic details and oft repeated descriptive phases, with frequent lags in pacing left gaps in the tension and action; many threads were added in that felt more contrived than natural, and although there were few left dangling at the end of the story, the open ended conclusion with room for more didn’t leave me curious about the what next. Stone has a beautifully smooth writing style, and can create a character that develops in both dimension and estimation with a great flair. The premise was great, and the myriad of ‘computer terms’ were defined clearly for all to grasp – a difficult task for even the most technically minded among us. Oh – and the title – yes, it does have a dual reference as well – while I didn’t find this story had a solidly clear ‘end’ with no room for more, there were several options and places in the characters’ lives and decisions where I think they would have wished for an undo. I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  • Ionia
    2018-09-27 21:36

    During the first chapter of this book, I wasn't really sure what to think. The characters are interesting right away, but I couldn't really find anyone that I liked enough to identify with and that gave me pause at first. As the story went on though, the book blossomed like a flower, with more and more details coming to light and making it interesting, absorbing and compelling me to turn the pages. I liked that the two main characters didn't fall into an immediate relationship and thought the struggles Indigo went through trying to reconcile her past and present situations was handled well and gave the story an intriguing aspect that spanned the entire novel. She was a complex and flawed character which made me want to learn more about her. There were some phrases within this novel that were repeated frequently and could have been edited out, but for the most part the writing was pretty smooth and free of things that irked me. I would read another book by this author without a complaint. There are some side plots going on and they keep the story moving along at a nice, even clip even when the main story is not the focus. Overall I was impressed with this author's work and would recommend it to others who like books that have a bit of spice, danger and excitement beyond what you find in many other novels of the genre.

  • Sheila
    2018-10-05 22:15

    Indigo wants to “forget about the mess of her life. Say ‘F**k you’ to all the broken promises...” but nothing’s ever so simple. Fate has offered her a glowing future, but the past holds her back in unexpected ways, and new entanglements seem just to add their weight to the old.The protagonists are convincing and flawed. A cheating college professor gives way to Jude, the accidentally cheating young student, while watched by a cheating cop. As the story switches between Jude’s and Indigo’s viewpoints, unsettling truths begin to come together. An honest man, beset by twisted loyalties; an honest women, recovering from a broken past... while one trusts too easily and the other refuses to recognize trust, perhaps they might turn out to be made for each. Or else they’re made to delete it all and cause each other’s downfall.The computer jargon is kept short and easy to read and understand. It gives a pleasing depth to the story, matching the depth of the characters’ emotions. And the title serves as an apt reminder that doing is remarkably easier than pressing the undo key. Not for younger readers, this is a truly enjoyable new adult tale offering wise lessons in a dark world.Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy with a request for my honest review.

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2018-10-14 01:11

    Originally posted on What I'm ReadingA few days ago I finished Ctrl Z by Danika Stone. I must say that it was an interesting read. The whole idea of being able to erase the past and just move forward is interesting. How many of you would love to erase the past and move forward like it didn't exist? I think a lot people would love that.All right, I had a hard time getting into this book. I think my problem was the different POV. There were at least four POV: Indigo, Jude, the mobs, and the police. However, I did find the writing was done exceptionally well, and the author did a fantastic job with the change of POV. However, it's a lot to take in. I think a turning point for me was when the danger leave got intense, when you really knew a lot of peoples lives were on the line. I did like the book, and I thought the ending was interesting. Here's the bottom line: If you don't mind a lot going on in your reads and changing POV, you might find Ctrl Z enjoyable. However, if you have a hard time keeping track of a lot of information, you might struggle with the story. So, if you are looking for something Ctrl Z, I would say check it out.Copy provided by the author.

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2018-10-18 03:36

    Ctrl Z by Danika Stone is an interesting contemporary romance/suspense/thriller. Meet Indigo Sykes and Jude Alden. One is a computer hacker and so much more,the other is trying to forget her past. Fast paced. Filled with secrets,Mafia,illegal activity,computer hacking,sex,passion,lost and underworld crime. "Ctrl Z" is not for the fate of heart for it is filled with bad guys. Indigo's past is fast catching up with her,and Jude's illegal activities could destroy what he and Indigo were building together. For as quick as love blossoms,fear and fate could just as easily destroy. Be warned it does have a cliff hanger. It is filled with intrigue and passion, some of the scenes are realistic, while, others are a little off. It has a anticlimactic ending through. Tyrone "King" Fischer,the premise of the story's fate is skimmed over,and several of the other character's as well. It is a good story! Although, I would have enjoyed seeing more of what happens to some of the other characters. Oh well, I see another story in the making. If you enjoy mystery,suspense,and a bit of romance than Ctrl Z is the story for you. Received for an honest review from the author.RATING: 3HEAT RATING: MILD TO HOTREVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Silvana
    2018-10-22 02:26

    Indigo is a mysterious and good looking girl. She is student, she tries to make project about her life with videos and pictures, but that is difficult for her because she has new life…and the ghosts from her past appears.Jude is nice, dedicate and kind of nerd guy, but very likable. He works in University Tech Department. Accidentally or not he became a computer hacker.They meet and something begins to happen … love, maybe…His present activity bring back her past and both of them are in danger. Every dark stain of her past is revealed, and she just wanted to escape from her past, to forget.Interesting story and likable characters makes me read this book with pleasure and every second of reading was like I was there in this book.As I said, I like Indigo and Jude very much. They are very good described and their actions are real and reasoned. In the beginning when I discovered Indigo’s secrets I do not like her much, but when I thought well that her actions were the result of unreasonable decisions to other people.

  • Samantha March
    2018-10-18 22:09

    I received a copy of Ctrl Z by Danika Stone in exchange for an honest review.I was a little worried when I first started this book because I didn’t seem to be following the plot in the beginning. There’s a lot going on, a lot of lingo, and honestly…a lot of odd names to learn. But I’m so glad I stuck with it, because after about the fourth chapter I wasn’t able to put it down! It becomes extremely fast-paced, the mob plot-line had me chatting to my fiancé like I was a part of the organized crime, and the ending was awesome. There’s romance and mystery and intrigue and murder, and Ctrl Z was just so much fun to read. I definitely recommend to those who enjoy romantic suspense novels!**4.5 stars**

  • AH
    2018-10-20 20:10

    2.5 - 3 starsI'm not sure how to rate this book. I guess it wasn't "my cup of tea." The main character Indigo is a little skittish due to some events from her past. She is getting her life together and attending university. She meets Jude who works in Tech support at the university. Jude, along with a friend have found a lucrative angle for their programming talents and are writing programs for a wealthy buyer. The buyer turns out to be mob related and Jude soon finds out that he is bound to them. Indigo freaks out when she hears who Jude is involved with. I'm not sure why I didn't enjoy the book, perhaps it was because I never felt any connection to the characters. I did like how the story ended and how things were nicely tied up. Book provided by the author for review.

  • Jenevive Desroches
    2018-10-18 21:26

    Ctrl Z is a tale of possibility and of second chances. Once again, Danika Stone demonstrates her talent for writing whole characters – flawed people who make mistakes and learn from them as well as possible, but never quite make it to perfect. Her story telling is well paced and engaging, comfortably straddling the line between romance and drama. In short, this book is excellent entertainment.(For the rest of the review, visit my blog: Ctrl-Z)

  • WiLoveBooks
    2018-09-24 01:11

    In this romantic thriller, Indigo is trying to escape a dark past and Jude is a hacker with a history of getting in trouble. There is steam between them as soon as they meet, though it takes time for them to get together. They get pulled into a situation with the mob and people around them are getting killed. There is plenty of suspense. I didn't feel all that connected to either character, though I'm not sure why. Too different, maybe. But they were both interesting characters and they worked well as a couple. I will recommend this for fans of romantic suspense.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-22 00:12

    This book was good. But some of the stuff was obvious. I still enjoyed reading the book but when you know what is going to happen it takes a lot of the fun out of the story. I didn't expect the connection between Indigo's past and Jude's current situation so that was about the only thing that was not known while reading the story, but once she recognizes one of Jude's employers the pieces start to fit together. I also wasn't a huge fan of how the story ended but it was still an interesting read.

  • Em Ali
    2018-10-03 20:23

    Second book of 2015 and I'm crossing it off my list as "Book with antonyms in the title" :)