The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor **Book Review** @inkyardpress @harlequinbooks

Happy Monday all!

Hope life is treating you well! This was a cute little escape of a book!


My Thoughts

Coding + Romance = A cute story. Emma doesn’t know anything about love, but she does know all about numbers. When her older sister Izzy goes off to college she makes an offhand comment telling Emma to “code herself a boyfriend”. Emma decides to take her sister‘s advice literally deciding to create a dating app for the coding club competition. Things start out with a bang there’s lots of interest and people finally know who Emma is. Even better these couples seem to be working out. But as time goes on things start to fall apart not only between these couples set up by the app, but in Emma‘s personal life as well. But how can it be when the numbers don’t lie?

This was fun, although somewhat predictable. It is an Emma retelling. But I have to admit having not read the first Emma I would have no idea if this holds true or not? Emma was a likable character although somewhat stereotypical. I liked how she formed new friendships with the members of the coding club. The romance was sweet, and I was glad she ended up with who she did. My only complaint is I wish there was more character development and character growth in Emma. I think she saw the error of her ways, or did she?

This book in emojis 💻 👨‍👧‍👧 📱 🎓 🎒

*** Big thank you to Ink Yard Press for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

About the Book


Author: Jillian Cantor 

ISBN: 9781335090591

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

Publisher: Inkyard Press

In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love.

When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, George, are tasked with brainstorming a new project, The Code for Love is born.

George disapproves of Emma’s idea of creating a matchmaking app, accusing her of meddling in people’s lives. But all the happy new couples at school are proof that the app works. At least at first.

Emma’s code is flawless. So why is it that perfectly matched couples start breaking up, the wrong people keep falling for each other, and Emma’s own feelings defy any algorithm?


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