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I was more drawn to the cyber war than the romance. Generally, I always prefer romances to be more of a subplot unless the whole plot of the book is supposed to center around a romance. I'm simply not a big fan of romance, so I preferred reading more about the cyber war than anything else.

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Sinclairess wrote:
08 Jun 2019, 20:06
Hello all! Did you find yourself drawn more to the cyber war or the love triangle?

I believe there is an even mix of politics and suspense as well as love and relationships.
I was drawn to the cyber war part. I believe it's an aspect that is very real yet not always obvious. Even if we do feel the fallout, it is still not always obvious. I wasn't interested in the love triangle per se , but rather the mystery of Sky. I had a feeling he wasn't a bad guy, just strange.
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I seem to me that romance and politics were some what balanced to give nice flavor to the story, however, in romantic point of view the characters seemed to be bit more flawed.
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Neither romance nor politics, cyber war seems more entertaining, romance is ephemeral as it often happens in real life, I think it is always more interesting action and suspense and romance that also has a policy and security environment.

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Cyberwar as a plot or topic is enough to stir and excite me to a read a book; regardless of any twist or side stories mixed to it does not deter me from looking forward to reading about hacking, spying and destructive digital weapons.

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For me it was the romance, not so much the Cyber wat itself. But it was a good pairing of both.

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I’m more drawn to the romance side of things, personally. I like to feel emotions and experience a romantic setting.

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I tend to steer clear of books with the romance plot being at the center, as that's not my primary interest, and there are only so many variations on that trope that can exist. However, when done right, it can add an interesting element to a well-crafted story. It seems this book was at least attempting to strike a balance for readers.

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I was there purely for the cyber wars. I guess I have outgrown romance! Maybe someone who is a bigger fan of romance will like this book for the romance as well.
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Definitely the cyber warfare. This issue is becoming far more real in today’s world. The romance part didn’t really engage me that much.

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I was definitely more for the cyber warfare. The romance part was just too ridiculous for me!
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56lives wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 04:18
I was very much for the cyber warfare. This is a new kind of warfare that is gaining ground in the world, due to advances in information technology. It looks passive from the outside but it can have much more devastating and disruptive power than conventional warfare.
Exactly, I also got attracted with cyber war due to my love for information and technology. This made me to give more of attention to cyber war compared to romance or politics.
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I was drawn more to the cyber warfare. I felt the romance depicted in the book was lame and the relationship between Sky and Cynthia was not believable to me in any way.
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I cannot get myself to be involved in the love triangle. I just didn't enjoy it much. However the cyber warfare kept me hook-up with the book.

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I just recently finished the book and I'd say I was more interested in the cyber war. I'm not really interested in love triangles in books that aren't primarily romance (and I hardly read romance in the first place). I also found some the characters themselves just a bit awkward, so the cyber war was much more attention-grabbing.

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