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How to Hack a Hacker

(Unholy Trifecta #3)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  943 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Kyou has a routine. A system. He guards Brannigan Genovese, hacks for his family of choice, and drinks far too much caffeine for any living being. He has contingency plans for everything except for the following:

• Brannigan buying up real estate from the Irish Mob
• Kyou’s band of brothers figuring out who Brannigan actually is
• Ivan sneaking into said Irish Mob headquarte
Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published July 24th 2020
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This is my favourite of the series and unfortunately the last book *wails*

I just enjoyed the writing, the banter and the fact that though we had a long wait for Kyou's book that it was more than with it.

We finally got to meet the man Kyou had been stalking *ahem* "protecting" all this while and it was so funny the circumstances surrounding that meeting. I enjoyed Brannigan as a character and what he brought to the group of these dynamic men.I also enjoyed his chemistry with Kyou and how effortl
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it

"The man inspires my inner serial killer sometimes. He really does."

AJ Sherwood is such a master at creating casts of characters that I never want to stop reading about. I was was so excited for K and his obsession to finally meet and it did not disappoint. K was everything and Bran brought a nice balance to his high anxiety personality . And it was great seeing all members of the crew. Ivan made chuckle every time he opened his mouth. I'm sad to see the trilogy come to an end but I look forward
Sakina Carter
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a great MM series.

We finally get Kyou, the hacker of the group and the guy he has been protecting/stalking for the past 12 years.

I loved how all the characters from the first two books are still major players in this book and of course there is Remi, how can you not love her!!!

What I loved the most was how Bran's family not only accepted Kyou but the rest of the gang as well and the guys were able to fully find the family that not only accepted them but loved them.

Great series.
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2020-reads
Last book in the trilogy, and the one I was most looking forward to. Kyou and his stalkee were mentioned in the first book, and I've wanted to know how that story would go ever since.

Though I don't think stalking is the right word for it. For one, Brannigan knows about it, and he seems to enjoy it. They share email, texts and phone calls. He just doesn't know who K is, even after six years of their strange relationship, in which Kyou has saved Bran's life multiple times. That's all Kyou wants, y
K's story is here! Woop-woop!

I've been waiting for K's story since him cyberstalking someone was first mentioned. I might be biased since I have a lot similarities to him (minus the super-hacker thing and the OP heist team friends and the K-Pop star looks... cries).

I think my biggest gripe with this book was that Bran and Kyou's relationship wasn't all that interesting anymore after their first face-to-face meeting. They did have to work through issues but that happened very quickly - which is
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So this is K's story of how he gets together with Brannigan the guy he has been stalking for 12 years.
I like that although the story is featured on 2 guys, there are plenty of appearances from the other members of the gang.
I am sad that this was the last book as I enjoyed reading about these guys and the family they made for themselves.
Natalie panda eyes
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, mm-recs, favorites
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Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I cannot begin to describe how much I've loved this series. This book was an awesome wrap up to the trilogy and it was almost every little thing that I've hoped and dreamed it would be since Assassin first came out.

My biggest complaint: no one compared Kyou to old, moldy bread in this book. I was extremely disappointed by that because I enjoyed it so much in the first two. I had NEVER heard that as a description of someone before and loved it so much I'm not ashamed to say I stole it a
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The final book in the trilogy and I say again another ingenious story, loved it. As with the other two books this was lacking again in the romance and sexual department. I have given them all a 5* rating for the overlying story arc, but it could have been worth a lot more with deeper connections. Apparently there will be a short coming out at Christmas I’m not giving out spoilers. I do hope AJ writes one last book about all the couples giving incite into all their futures perhaps five, ten, fift ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pure lovely!

I’ve been looking forward to How to Hack a Hacker since I tore through the first two books in the Unholy Trifecta. It was just as lovely as I hoped it would be!
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
AJ saved the sassiest for last! Full review to follow.
Feb 10, 2021 rated it liked it
More fun with the guys and Remi in this one. I really liked how Kyou was at the center of things and that we finally learned my he was so obsessed with Brannigan. Learning that really made me like Kyou more and see why this was so important to him.

It was fun to see how Kyou ended up meeting Brannigan in person and how Brannigan reacted to Kyou's family and them all working together. I loved that Remi surprised him the most and how he quickly accepted her competence. Bran even seemed amused by t
Aug 19, 2020 rated it liked it
~ 3,5☆

I really loved the first half of this book. It made me think that the K/Brannigan dynamic would wind-up being my favourite one of the trilogy. It had many of the tropes I like : long distance~ish relationship, an anonymous and mysterious friend, a pansexual protagonist and a good level of sarcasm qnd banter courtesy of Sassy K. In short it had all the ingredients to make me SWOON and swoon I did ! At least at the beginning.

Then the same thing that happened in the first two books and that m
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it

Kyou is so stubborn and endearing at the same time. I'm not sure how that works, but it does. He's spent so much time taking care of Brannigan, it's no surprise that he already had feelings. Bran is so good for him.
I liked both K and Bran.
4.5 stars

I love this gang! I liked Remi even though she’s quite precocious. I liked how bad ass they were. Brannigan was a good fit for Kyou. There was plenty of humour in this book.
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3.5 Stars
Chancey Knowles
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Development of: = (Scale 1-5)
*World = Not sure since it was mostly developed in the other 2. It was definitely good if one has read the previous 2. I'd feel confident saying it is at least adequate if not better if the series is new to you.
*Plot = 4; Moved at a better pace once again more life the first than the second.
*Characters = 4; There was growth and they stayed true.

What stood out =
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Don’t want it to be over!

Absolutely loved this book and this series. You really need to read them in order to fully appreciate the characters and understand the relationships.

Kyou is the last of the three original characters to get his story. The hacker of the bunch, K as he is known, is a very mysterious yet feared person to the criminal underworld. He has spent the last 12 years watching out for and protecting Brannigan, the son of the man he believes he owes a debt. The protection h
Overall, I’ll give this series a firm 4 stars...this installment nets a 3 and that’s out of pure love for these characters.

The first book in this trilogy is THE only one that you could read as a stand alone imo. The next 2 rely heavily on the dynamics laid out in the first book and should be read in order.

Now...I wanted to love this book. I was waiting for the Hackers story. All these very intriguing bread crumbs had been laid in the other stories and I was pumped to begin this one. wa
Sep 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Hoooh boy. Probably my least favorite in the series, even though it features Kyou.

We got glimpses of this strange relationship Kyou has with Brannigan (one-sided cyber-stalking LMAO), so I was kinda excited for this book.

I'm a bit sad we didn't more cat-and-mouse scenes, which I thought was going to happen. The restaurant scene had me all giddy, until I realized that was IT. And even though we're told that Kyou has known (and been stalking) Brannigan for a long time, we were only told. So even i
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: november-2020
The few problems I had with the previous books in this series spilled into the conclusion of this particular found-family all getting their happily ever after. Not every author wants to include doom, gloom, and angst in their writing, but some professions happen to call for it. Even those who do dark things on the side of the light should understand the heaviness of their work, and that’s something I never quite sensed from the characters of the Unholy Trifecta.

That being said, sometimes you’re
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How to get a hacker outside

A great cap to this trilogy! Finally getting to see the man that Kyou insists he doesn't stalk, we meet a fascinating character who is driven for good in the business world but came from a questionable upbringing. Brannigan is a competent businessman and works hard to do good in business and both make money and help out. But at the same time his family was once a part of the mob so running a bit morally ambiguous at times, or perhaps dating a known criminal, doesn't ex
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounding up. As I've said before, this was a fun series reminiscent of 60s era spy shows... Violent action that is over the top but somehow is ok even when described as gurgles and thuds on their comms -- which were thoughtfully turned off prior to this for the non-criminals (read that "accessories to murder") to limit their exposure to the possibly upsetting bits.

Their rather self-righteous smugness wore on me by the end. They're the best, ever. They will always be accepted and loved
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yes!! 🙌🏽❤️

I was waiting for this book to be available in Amazon since for ever! It’s been in my “want to read” list in Good reads since I started reading the series, but I got caught up reading other amazing books of one of my new favorite authors, and had to wait a little to read this one. I wanted to give it all the attention it deserves, and the wait was so worth it. I just love all this characters so much, I want them to be real, I want to be their friend, I want them to be out there, somewh
Madison Maler (anxious.librarian)
Really cute finale to the series.

K finally meets the guy he's been stalking/crushing on for his entire adult life. Danger ensues. Kisses are had. Just adorableness overload. I liked the whole "we've essentially been in an online relationship for the last six years" thing. It really fit with K's introvert tendencies and it made his and Brannigan's first official meeting so much sweeter.

Overall this series is not what I expected but it is what I needed. I fully expected a book series about an assa
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Geez why don't I continue reading this series after I had finished the first book, and only pick it up after one month?? This is so cute. I always avoid series books, because I really hate to read if the protagonists going to have some problems or issues when maintaining their relationship in the next book, especially encountering their ex/having an affair/love triangle sort of shit, really frustrating to see that, so fortunately I'm not seeing this kind of situation in this series, phew. But I ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My favourite of the three

I think the reason i enjoyed this one the most is because Kyou and Bran actually knew each other (or at least OF each other)for more than a few days so their relationship to me was more convincing. Again this book was a great mix of wholesome family, hilarious banter and morally grey characters and I'm so happy i decided to give this series a try. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys reading about criminals with good intentions and their shenanigans in between finding lo
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this author. Quirky characters, humorous situations, and just enough seriousness to ground the story.

Book 3 of the Unholy Trifecta—We finally get the backstory of why K, a notorious hacker, invests so much pro bono time toward a Boston land developer’s well-being.

Recommend starting from the beginning, but can be read in any order.

Note to the author: Please, please, please put more of your books on audible. It’s so much fun to catch up with my favorite characters as I drive, do chores or m
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this series

It was obvious that these two would be together, from book 1.
But I wondered all along what Bran was going to be like, and how it would play out.
Brannigan is supremely sweet, and caring, and wants nothing more that to see K happy.
Done deal, I love him!
The adventure part of this story was a bit more tame. But that makes sense. K is a hacker, and his story takes place behind the screen, the other guys are the crazy adventure characters.
Either way, all good, very h
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AJ Sherwood believes in happily ever afters, magic, dragons, good men, and dark chocolate. She often dreams at night of delectable men doing sexy things with each other. In between writing multiple books (often at the same time) she pets her cats, plays with her dogs, and attempts insane things like aerial yoga.

She currently resides in Tennessee with aforementioned cats, dogs, and her editor/best

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