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The Hero and the Hacktivist

(The SEALS #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  4,054 ratings  ·  468 reviews
For anyone who’s ever been on the receiving end of an unsolicited dick pic…

He has the muscles of Adonis, an ego bigger than the sun, and a very clear desire to get back in my pants. Which would be fantastic if he weren’t a SEAL and I wasn’t a criminal.

Although, I prefer the term avenger.

I’m a hacktivist, cleaning up the cesspool of cyberspace one scam artist and trol
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published November 9th 2018
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The Hero and the Hacktivist is by Pippa Grant. Going in to any of Pippa’s books, you know in advance you are going to get plenty of crazy, zany, steamy, sexy fun. But you are also going to get characters that are good to the core, that have insecurities and a huge heart. Characters you can’t help but to love.

Navy Seal

Rhett Elliott is Parker’s (from Stud in the Stacks) brother. He is a Navy Seal but is currently stuck behind a desk at the local recruiting office due to a mission gone bad. He’s not at all
Pippa Grant
Oct 05, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Author's note, RELEASE DAY!
I loved writing this book SO MUCH! Eloise was crazy, Rhett was a little grumpy and a lot determined and a whole lot hot, and everything from the awkward wedding hook-up to the leg warmers to the phone virus to ... Anyway. It was fun to write, and I hope it's equally fun to read. :-)

Also, I might love these bonus epilogues the most.

Next up: CHARMING AS PUCK! Nick Murphy's getting a story, and I'm already cackling in evil author glee.

Author's note, 1 week before release
This is a clear case of, it's me not you. I just couldn't appreciate the type of humor in this book and it's not my kind of thing. All the characters read more as immature kids than anything else and I couldn't connect to any of them. Eloise was just a tiresome character to read about and had me rolling my eyes more times than I can count. Rhett was a little better but didn't have me liking his character all that much. I found myself skimming a lot, especially during texting parts with Parker wh ...more
Ambriehl Khalil
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, rom-com
⭐️ [3.75/5 Stars] ⭐️
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-love
Here's the thing: I love Pippa Grant. I have since I read Mr. McHottie - somehow she is able to give us zany, real-life realness complete with laugh out loud hilarity (that doesn't feel cheap or forced), sexiness and heat and CHEMISTRY up the wazoo, plots that riveting, and characters that you wish that were real actual people that you knew. That's what I've gotten from every book of hers that I've read since Mr. McHottie, including The Hero and the Hacktivist. The fact that we met Rhett and Elo ...more
3.75 stars.
This was no doubt the craziest and wackiest rom-com that I have ever read.
I am at a partial loss for words to try and describe this book any further.
If you like Pipppa Grant it is a must read but I am fairly certain that this book is not for everyone.
The humor is not only snarky, but it is quick witted, in your face and majorly smutty.
Eloise was a total trip, I have never heard a character use so many different words or expressions for having sex or the necessary body parts.
Wildly h
Ivy Deluca
I liked this latest entry into the Pippa Grant 'verse, but i have to say, you know when a series - be it TV, movies or books - has been going on a while and the things that you loved and disliked about it get even more exaggerated? That's what i think I'm feeling at this point. It has that humor that can be LOL or occasionally cringey, and the crazy, over the top plotlines that seem to get crazier every book. I do enjoy Ms. Grant's writing and when the characters open up, there can be some real ...more
Nov 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry to be the first 1-star review of this book. But this book was miss for me. I was not enamored with the craziness of Eloise. I found her zaniness a little too OTT for my taste. Scenes that were supposed to be funny were also falling flat. And good grief, I found their sexy times more weird than hot bec of Eloise's inner voice. I got turned off, to be honest.

Dax and Willow still are my favorite couple of this series/"family".

Annie Dyer
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Filled with unicorn glitter and awesomeness

Pippa never fails to dust her books with unicorn glitter and fake tears, although the tears aren’t fake. I’m used to it: silly, fantabulous humour with writing that has a pace like she’s forgotten to take her ADHD meds, laced with characters who have more dimensions than a diamond. The plots are daft, funny, escape reality daft, and the Hero and the Hacktivist is no different. Chuck in an elf sized computer geek weirdo, who’s weird for a complexity of
Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Okay, so when you laugh loud enough to wake your dogs in another room, you know that you’re greatly enjoying a book. Seriously, I may have peed a little in a few parts of The Hero and the Hacktivist.

I absolutely loved gruff, grumbly Rhett and zany, fun Eloise. They’re so opposite in personality that they’re absolutely perfect for each other. Rhett needs Eloise and her brand of crazy in his life—he needs to loosen up after all those years in the military. And Eloise needs someone to stay—someone
P. Dangelico
So much fun.

4% into Eloise’s POV and I’m cry laughing so hard I can’t see what I’m typing. My first Pippa Grant. What a great surprise. 🤞🏻
My desire to read this buckled under the ego of the hero who just reeked of all the traits of toxic masculinity. Dnf in chapter one
Rhett strips out of his shirt, and holy mother of binary, I just ovulated so hard I think an egg fell out my nose.
I tell myself muscles aren't really my thing, but apparently I'm lying, and I can't convince myself otherwise. I don't even bother with the total bullshit that his tattoos aren't sexy as fuck, because they are.


Her touch is owning me. Claiming me. Everywhere her hands go, I'm hers.
I know this can't last - she's chaos, playing by her own rules, and I'm probably already in hot water wi
Mary Haraf
Dec 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF...I just couldn't finish this. Maybe because I didn't read the previous books? Also, trying too hard to be funny ALL the time - for me it was just annoying, sorry. ...more
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Eloise is a drummer, a hacker and an activist. She's mysterious and independently wealthy. She's also different, tattooed and has lots of insecurities. And she's a criminal. When she and Rhett hook up at his sister's wedding, neither expects what happens afterward. She because men never come back for seconds with her. He because he's supposed to be worrying more about his SEAL career. But they cannot get enough of each other and that attraction will change both their lives.

When Eloise needs a he
Terri Moore
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
I thought Eloise’s crazy would grow on me, or mellow out just a scootch by the 50% mark, but I was mistaken. I know this author brings the crazy - I picked up Beauty and the Beefcake super skeptical I could get into the whole puppet thing and was floored that I loved the shit out of that book. So when I wasn’t feeling Eloise right away I wasn’t phased. But I never grew to like her and thought she was... too much. Her inner dialogue combined with what actually came out of her mouth was exhausting ...more
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rhett and Eloise are PERFECT together. Quirky, funny, but sweet and such an amazing pair. The whole gang makes an appearance in this book and all of it is amazing!!
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Somehow, every book I read by this author gets more hilarious and more outrageous. This time we get the story of Eloise, drummer in an all girl boy band cover band, and Rhett, brother of bandmate Parker. Eloise, hacker extraordinaire, has chosen the wrong target to take down by reallocating millions from the leg warmer company he runs, posing as a woman and scamming trusting women out of their hard-earned money. Navy SEAL Rhett happens to be in the right place at the right time to spirit Eloise ...more
Cee Cee Houston
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From librarians to hockey stars, rock gods to SEALs, Pippa Grant never fails to deliver a cracking good story with a top notch couple and with this book she continued to keep up the standard.
The Hero and the Hacktivist features Eloise, the last single member of the all girl ‘boyband’ to find love. She’s the mysterious, badass, the girl with the sassy come-ons and sexy smiles, but she’s hiding some deep seated hurts behind her devil may care act. And after one cyber incident goes awry, she ends u
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Oh my God this book! Guys, every single person needs this book in their lives. I am legit going to try to get at least one person to read the brilliance that is Pippa, and I'm going to encourage that friend to get one of their friends, and so on and so forth, the world needs these kinds of sweet- adorkable- belly laugh inducing- light hearted- romantic- dirty- sweetness -like everything good in the world all rolled up in a nice package- book! It was honestly just so perfectly what I needed in my ...more

Once upon a time, in a sort of quiet Canadian suburb, there lived a frazzled single mom who was dying for it to be November 9th so that she could read the next book written by her favourite dirty rom-com author. This FSM (since we're looking to save time and space here people, please!) was not like other damsels in distress quietly awaiting the next release. Oh no! She was yelling it from the rooftops and trying to convert all her friends to Pippa Grant story loving fools because she needed mor
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Willow and Dax in ROCKAWAY BRIDE but guess what??? They’ve been knocked off their perch as my favourite couple in Pippa Grant World because Rhett and Eloise now hold the title! I know! I too am somewhat in shock.

THE HERO AND THE HACKTIVIST was just so much fun. In addition to my usual snort-laughing when reading one of Pippa’s books, I also found myself cackling and sniggering at the sheer cunning of Eloise Jayne. She is devious, clever, outrageous, intense, and intelligent. She’s got a
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
3.75 stars, not the romantic-suspense I was hoping for but not bad..

Reading the blurb of this novel, I was hoping for the greatness that I found in one of my new favorite contemporary novels DEFENSELESS by Elizabeth Dyer. However, there was very little action/danger in this novel and it was more of a romcom than anything else. The humor in this novel can be a bit crude and childish at times and is definitely not for everyone, but I found myself chuckling at the heroine's nonsense. Overall, there
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m a new Pippa fan, all of her books make me smile and giggle. I binged on all of her books just a couple of weeks ago. My mom even binged on them too! I’m a huge fan of Eloise. I love her character so much I wasn’t sure if Rhett could keep up with her. Boy did he ever. These two are so fantastic together. So entertaining and so much laughter. All these characters, I just love them all and I can’t get enough.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, this book had me chuckling & swooning & flipping pages so fast. I love these characters & the snarky & witty banter that they give out to each other. I also love the way they care for their families & friends & will do anything for them.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Pippa Grant exploded onto my kindle in the best kind of ways with this book and y'all... it was simply everything. Sexy. Sweet. Quirky. Unique. Laugh out loud. Suspenseful. The Hero And The Hacktivist stole my heart and left me wanting to explore the books previous in this series of standalones.

A one night stand is going to become a hell of a lot more... more than just one night for Eloise and Rhett. One night and one moment will change everything for these two... especially when she nee
2OCC Reviews
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marie
Each and every one of Pippa Grant’s books are so much fun to read. The Hero and The Hacktivist continues with the hilarity. But with each book you also get the feels, extreme sexiness and a whole lot of sass.

Eloise, for me, was a bit of a mystery to me before this book. We have had hints about her in previous books, but we really got to know her and what had led to her quirkiness. I loved the fact that she loved and protected her brother and wanted to right the wrongs in this world.

Rhett was a h
Melonie Fatchet
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pippa Grant is the Empress of sass and snark. The Hero and the Hacktivist made me laugh like a hyena! Rhett and Eloise couldn't be more different, and yet this is an original example of opposites attract! The heroine is fierce, and I loved that she is a tech savvy bad-arse. The hero is the alpha tough guy with a soft side underneath. I recommend you read this one when you are needing a good laugh, a lot of spice and a little fun. Hot, steamy, funny, and swoony 5 star read! The bonus is that you ...more
Brenda .
Nov 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Truly horrible writing and book. I got it free (thank goodness) because it was advertised as a funny romance. I really don't know how whoever thinks it is funny with the amount of nonsense words put together (like over and over many many times) that you have to wade through the muck to figure out what euphemism the writer is trying to get across. Ugh I got through about 1/3 of book and I just gave up. Not funny, nor romantic etc. ...more
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Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip co ...more

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