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Privacy Code

(Shatterproof #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,264 ratings  ·  100 reviews
Everyone has secrets. No one has secrets like Watts.

Catherine Kolb has found the perfect diversion from her life of nearly complete seclusion: a virtually anonymous correspondence with a man she knows only as “Watts.”

Intelligent, mysterious, and with an insatiable appetite for sex, he begins to draw Catherine out of her closely guarded world, tempting her with his words—so
Published July 9th 2014 (first published July 7th 2014)
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★★★★! Privacy Code, part 1 of 3. Two pen pals with pasts decide to meet for one night of passion only to want more!

“My vision was fuzzy on the periphery, and I thought, So this is what they mean by “fucked blind.”

Books in the Shatterproof series should be read in order:
Part 1: Privacy Code
Part 2: Illicit Contact
Part 3: Naked Risk

Privacy Code (part 1) follows FBI employee Catherine Marie Kolb and the mysterious Watts 6 months after they met on a dating site an
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it

★★★★ 4 Stars!

"You should always give in to your curiosities, especially the forbidden ones."

Book one in the Shatterproof series by Jordan Burke is an exciting mix of romance and mystery that made me want to read the entire novella in one sitting. Quite honestly, I went in to this series with very few expectations, mostly because I had never read anything by this author and I had no idea what to expect. But I have to say that Jordan Burke managed to very pleasantly surprise me with her engagin
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Jordan Burke pulls out all the stops for this sinfully sexy read!

We start off the story and it gets interesting fast. These two have been chatting back and forth via email from a dating site and they have wanted to keep it strictly online. Watts has many secrets he doesn't want to drag anyone into or get attached. But he cannot help the way he feels for Catherine. And Catherine no longer is happy with the direction things are going. She wants
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

Catherine is a bit of a recluse. Never venturing too far outside of her comfort, never allowing anyone close enough. Those that you let in can leave you... and she knows about being alone. So when she begins an online relationship with a stranger she meets on a dating website, it becomes the perfect solution to her problem. A connection, friendship and comfort without having to venture past the screen of her phone or computer. But Watts may just be far more private of a person that Catherine
 Spanxmcb (Yovanka)
Interesting premise. "Pen pals" dare to meet. One, a quiet, introvert-loner; the other, a quiet, introvert-loner and possible spy....

A sexy short read, with interesting characters and a nice set up for a bit of intrigue and romance. Nice.
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I freaking love the Shatterproof series.

I am going to try to concentrate on just book one and not squeal away any spoilers about the other two cuz the whole set together is AMAZING.

Watts and Catherine have a purely virtual relationship to start out with. They met on a dating site and both were intrigued by the other, leading to communication via emails, which satisfied both of them for quite awhile.

Watts has an occupation, we’ll call it that, that keeps him from making attachments, hence the pri
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
A dating site, an intriguing first approach, the beginning of an impossible relationship?

Right from the start the aura of mystery, secrets, and erotic emails will hook into a story like no other. The emails between Catherine and Watts are incredible. For a shy, self retrained girl like Catherine, the anonymity the Internet provides is her shield. For Watts, Catherine's intelligence is so attractive, it encourages him to let loose and pour his thoughts and fantasies into his correspondence.

Who is
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

You should always give in to your curiosities, especially the forbidden ones.

Private Code is the first book in Jordan Burke Shatterproof series.

Catherine and Watts met each other through an online dating site. They talk to each other for six months, but they never met because is safe for both of them. Watts has a private code, he has secrets and he doesn’t want to drag anyone into or get attached. He has one rule – one single “date”, no repeat performances. They drown to each other
Eye Candy Bookstore
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy hottness in this book!!!! Watts and Catherine have some serious sexual tension but need to learn to trust each other! They developed a relationship through a dating website. Watts just wants to keep it as it is because he has so many dark secrets. Catherine on the other hand wants a piece of Watts..even if it is just for one night. They meet up one night and things get hot and heavy fast! This book is a cliff hanger but I can not wait to read book 2..this is a MUST READ!! Awesome book! Very ...more
Jamie  Leigh
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
a really interesting read. well written. a different twist. Loved the characters.
My Secret Book Spot
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Privacy Code (Shatterproof #1) by Jordan Burke

5 of 5 Stars

Privacy Code had me intrigued from the very first page. Such a mysterious air surrounds the emails exchanged between Watts and Catherine. After coming into contact with one another on a dating website, they began a six month relationship of sorts that existed only through emails. It was made clear from the beginning that their relationship could only exist in the virtual world because of the rule that Watts made for himself- one time only
Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

5 HOT stars!!

“No words. I need you naked right now. Let’s go”…

WOW!!! Privacy Code was a little out of my norm, but I like to mix it up every once in a while and this one did it. I gotta admit that when it started, I was thinking this one wasn’t going to wow me. Dating site romances usually don’t do it for me. But, this one DID! Actually, I LOVED it!! Mystery and sex…hell yeah!

“So far, this may sound like the work of some Internet perv, g
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
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Hmmm I picked up this book because the synopsis intrigued me and it has the vibe of some dangerous romance wrapped up in a some super secretive, operative mission of some sort. Well, I think I may be partially right but the book seemed to have fall flat a bit on my initial expectations.

"You should always give in to your curiosities, especially the forbidden ones."

The story rolls out on two POV's - Catherine and Watts. Both of them have never met each other and they communic
Holy Hotness with a capital H!!!!

Definitely an AMAZING debut novel!! I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book!!! Omg let me tell you it didn't disappoint!!! if you want a sexy romance with sooo much intrigue unlike any other . . . . this is your book! plus it's definitely a steal for the price!!

Two people each having their own issues to overcome start talking online. They set strict boundaries a privacy code only talking through emails only to break it. Give into the connection th
Suzanne Steele
What a value!
This is a great series at a super reasonable price, I was thrilled to find it and it most certainly didn't disappoint. It had all of the elements for a fabulous read: mystery, suspense, romance, and angst in all the right doses that blended together into a well gelled read. I immediately went and bought the rest of the series and for under $5.00 ended up with the complete set.
I would have no problem recommending this to friends and fellow goodreads friends.
If you are looking for a g
Nade Ferrabee
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of Privacy Code in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, where do I start? Jordan Burke has written an amazing debut novel. Watts is dark, secretive, sexy and exciting. This book is a must read as we join Watts and Catherine on their journey. Can they learn to trust each other enough to enjoy the sexual chemistry that's bubbling between them? This book has intrigue, suspense, danger and lots of hot sex!! You definitely won't be disappointed with Privacy Code.
Brittany L.
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow, what a great start to a series, this book is steamy and has so many levels to it, I cannot wait to read the next two books - Sometimes it is nice to start a series once it has completed.
The book, oh goodness... Hot, fast paced page turning read that was well written and captivating... Can't wait til I can have a moment to read the next two in the series to see how the author take this couple... Slight cliffhanger but...hey.

Overall a great one to read.

4 stars
The Book Cove
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I realized before starting this book that it would be a fairly short read and possibly have a cliffer. While I did finish it pretty quickly, there was enough of the first part of the plot resolved at the end to where the reader doesn't feel completely abandoned. Now that the important part is out of the way...

What I liked

This was a pretty impressive read! This series is the only work of Jordan Burke that is listed on Amazon, so it's especially impressive if this is the author's first work. I was
So I'm not really sure what to make of this book. It kind of ended abruptly and I think I would rather have read it as one book at one time instead of it being broken up into three books...

With that being said here is the short synopsis of this very short book....

Catherine and Watts first met on a dating website. They both have shady pasts (that we won't get to the bottom of in this book) which makes them drawn to each other. They have been email buddies for the last six months getting to know e
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I think 3.5 stars is a decent rating for this first book in the series. Catherine is an OK heroine but I'm totally sucked in by wanting to know all the secrets of Watts. I want to know who he really is, who he works for and why he does what he does. This book doesn't end so much with a cliff hanger but rather just leaves a bunch of unanswered questions that you want to know the answers to. A bit anticlimactic but also refreshing in a genre that feeds on those type of series.

Watts and Catherine h
Jordan Bates
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Privacy Code by Jordan Burke
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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars


What's it all about?
After six months of only online communication both Catherine and Watts are straining to see what their relationship is. Both are extremely private in their every day lives and with each other, but Watts a little more so. His one rule is one time only, and no more. Can Catherine handle this when she has clearly fallen so hard for a man that she doesn’t know if Watts is his first of last
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Privacy Code by Jordan Burke is a different kind of read. Very good, so different from other books in this genre. The mystery inside the story line made it impossible to stop reading. It is very well planned out. I am looking forward to more from this author.
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
6 months...that's all it took for a man to change Catherine's world and the crazy thing is she has never met him. The man she knows as "Watts" is her dream man but he only exists in emails they exchange back and forth to each other. Watts has a strict one and done rule with women and Catherine knows if she pushes her desire to meet him, one and done is all she may get. The more they correspond the more Catherine knows she has to meet him and once she comes face to face with him, there is no goin ...more
Kelly  O'Connor
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I'm still not sure what to make of this book. It's book 1 of a 3 part series, a lot of it is setting the scene letting us get to know the characters although I felt that i still knew very little about Watts or Cathrine by the end of the book and because of that I felt no connection to either character.
Catherine is a very private closed person but when she befriends Watts on an on line dating site he introduces her to his world of hot one night stands which he tells her all about in his
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Privacy Code is an amazing way to start an amazing book series!

I loved every second of it!

The mystery, the suspense, and oh my.........

that hotness...............

Privacy Code is out of this world and I'm pretty sure the whole Shatterproof series will be,as well..

Since it's a fairly new release, this review will not include any kind of spoiler and any kind of character analysis. Because you know what? This book will have your knickers in a twist and you HAVE TO read it on your own. The book is to
Gretchen Anderson
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
How would you handle being completely alone in the world? It the main feeling I had when reading this first installment of The Shatterproof Series. Alone…

Catherine is completely and utterly alone in the world. She can’t even have a dog due to the size and lack of yard in her apartment. She has no parents being raised in foster care all her life. She got a job at 18 and has spent her life in mostly solitude. She goes out, to work or to the store. To the rescue shelter to visit “her” dog, Winnie.
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story line kept me interested and I'm currently reading the second book in this series. I use the word 'book' loosely because, in my opinion, a book consists of at least 300 pages. This book contains 175. This book is not standalone and you need to read books 2 and 3 in the series to know how the story concludes. The page count on books 2 and 3 are also on the lower side -176 and 218, respectively.

The writing is very good. I like the mystery behind the main character, Watts, and am enjoying
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a three part series so be warned. The cliffhanger at the end of this book will make you want to continue one.

Pen pals that met on an internet dating site, interesting way to start but it was different and caught my attention. Watts uses this site for one night hook ups but with Catherine, it was different from the start. No generic introduction and he was interested. Catherine saw his site and thought how interesting that he likes to read and so the foundation is laid.

After six months of
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