Title: Hardwired (Hacker#1)
Author: Meredith Wild
Genre: Erotic Romance 18+
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her presentation.
Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if it means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.
But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.
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My Review: 5 stars
Where to begin with this one? What a ride. Raw and intense, like a moth to a flame. That's what Erica and Blake have from the beginning. There is no denying the instant attraction, or the sexual tension that crackles with white-hot desire. Erica is determined to do things her way, but Blake isn't having that. He finds any and every way to pull her closer to him. When Blake finds out Erica's secret, he goes beyond what she had expected; but I would have thought by then she would know he wouldn't just let it go. He's not the type to let anything go that matters to him.
Meredith did such a fantastic job with the characters and the writing of this book. This has been one of the most intense books I've read in this genre, and it's not all about what happens between the sheets. Blake is a very intense man in every facet of his life. Erica is very much like Blake, with two slight differences; he's got boatloads of cash and she's female. I've got to say the ending was so abrupt - total cliffhanger. On the positive side, I'm really looking forward to the second book.
About the Author
Meredith Wild picked up her first romance novel at the tender age of twelve, and shortly after put pen to word processor and made her first attempt at writing a love story inspired by those she so enjoyed reading well past her bedtime.
Her dream of writing took a back seat to college, parenthood and eventually entrepreneurship, which led her into the fast-paced and male-dominated high tech industry. With enough life experience for a few lifetimes, she now devotes her hours to writing contemporary adult romance, with a hint of kink.
Her debut novel Hardwired tells the story of billionaire bad boy, Blake Landon, and the object of his obsession, strong-willed tech startup CEO, Erica Hathaway. Hardwired will be the first of the Hardwired Series, while writing is underway for the second installment, Hardpressed.
When she isn’t writing or mothering, Meredith can be found sunbathing with an adult beverage.