Niki Turner has managed to shove the pain of her past far enough out of her life to create a successful career as a software engineer. She’s hard hitting and focused and, as the novel opens, is on the verge of landing a large project with her dream client, Heliotronics. In fact, she’d be able to hold her life together if her roommate would quit trying to get her married off.
But who knew that Kyle Jacobs was back in town, and working for Heliotronics? He was the jerk who tormented her mercilessly all through high school. Worse, he was the guy she’d had a crush on. It would have been nice if his little sister–her roommate–had warned her, but no.
Can Niki ignore her revived feelings for the new-and-improved Kyle and keep the project focused on a shifting schedule? Or will the tension–and history–between them sabotage the whole thing and put lives at risk if the simulation fails?
Nickels is a contemporary romance novel set in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area. It’s obvious the author is well acquainted with the heroine’s career. Sometimes I wanted Niki to get over herself, but I realized that was (part of) the point of the story. Kyle’s path from beginning to end was a bit more complicated and therefore seemed more understandable.
If you like Christian contemporary romance set in urban areas, you might enjoy Nickels. It’s available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions.
Karen Baney, in addition to writing Christian historical and contemporary novels, works as a Software Engineer.
When she’s not busy writing, she enjoys traveling the state of Arizona with her husband, exploring museums and the picturesque landscapes the state has to offer.
Her faith plays an important role both in her life and in her writing. Karen and her husband make their home in Gilbert, Arizona, with their two dogs. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
The author gifted me a copy of this novel for the purpose of review. Opinions, however, are mine alone.