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Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how 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's seemingly 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 with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica's drive and unassuming beauty, he's wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom.

Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that 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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What are you waiting for??!! GET IT!!

What made the experience of listening to Hardwired the most enjoyable?

An amazing start to the series, I rarely write reviews but this book was brilliant. It's been quite a while since I became emotionally invested in the characters of a book but I certainly was with Blake and Erica. Sometimes erotic romance works of fiction can lack a story that is as interesting as the sex but this book has a brilliant story that is of equal stature to the sex. I can't recommend this highly enough.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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hardwired

Very sexy, a little like 50 shades. A controlling man trying to dominate a beautiful woman. But will be downloading book 2



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  • tgm76
  • 16-08-15

Didn't keep my interest

The book started off decent but at some point it went flat, too much sex and no plot or character development made the story more and more uninteresting towards the end. Erica ends up coming off as overdramatic and ungrateful and Blake is neither here nor there. Summing it up: Dull version of the same "controlling millionaire falls for smart, independent girl" story you've all read oh so many times.

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  • Nikita Savoy
  • 31-03-15

Goodbye 50 Shades! Didn't really like the narrator

Hardwired is the story of Erica Hathaway who is starting out in business and trying really hard to make a go of it. Into her life walks billionaire Blake Landon who already runs a very successful business and is used to control and getting what he wants.

I have to say that Erica is a strong willed heroine and goes for what she wants, but in some ways, Blake does try to mess things up for her because he wants total control.

There are some fabulous side characters which add to the story and help it along. The first book seems to pose questions that are as yet unanswered. The audio flows well and there wasn’t a gigantic cliff-hanger, but the story goes on for three more books.

There is a lot of talk about business in this audio which gives the book a sense of reality as Erica tries to get funding for her Clozpin online social media fashion website.

Erica pitches her proposal to a room full of investors hoping to have one of them invest in her company and help get it launched. Her interaction with Blake Landon in the meeting was interesting and you couldn’t help but notice the sparks between them. From then on Blake sets his sights on Erica and although he passes at the first meeting he busts his butt to try and make sure she makes it in the business world.

Once he sets his sights on her, you then see a dominant, controlling and the possessive side to him. Yummy!

Warning- if don't like hot sex scenes, a plot and two people who will fight to the death to be together then DON'T listen to this title.

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  • Milla Mendonca
  • 12-12-16

Fair

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The beginning needs to be a little spicier or at least more entertaining. It took me a while to get engaged in the story. A few attempts to listen to the audio, but toward the middle of it, it got really interesting and I was curious enough to go through the whole series. Not enough to keep listening over and over again as I did with The Fifty Shades of Grey thou.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Blake and Erika

Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer Stark’s performances?

Maybe.

Was Hardwired worth the listening time?

Not the beginning of the story

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  • T_Breck
  • 13-11-16

not really........

this is nothing like the Clipped Wings, Cross Fire or Pucked Series. all my favorites after 50.

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  • Sharon
  • 21-05-16

Disappointing.

I could see when I first viewed this book, that it was supposed to be a "love story"...but it is just a horny, lust story. I'm half way through the book and pretty sure I won't be able to make it to the end. Main character is a fly off the handle bitch. Can't imagine a billionaire falling for her at first sight.

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  • NikNakbzz
  • 17-08-15

Jut didn't do much for me :/

I REALLY wanted to like this book!!! however, NOTHING happened!! Minus the sex...it was incredibly booorrriinng! The last 45 minutes was ok but other than that I found it very uneventful :/

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  • jodiod
  • 03-05-15

Unexpectedly great

Really interesting and smart story. Good chemistry which is essential for hero and heroine. Enjoyed so much that I immediately bought and started the next one.

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  • Pat
  • 22-04-15

Enjoyable read

All of the Wild books by Meredith Wild are excellent and are connected to one another smoothly. I foresee a movie in the making for these books, better than Shades of Gray. I love all 3 of the books. Am keeping them so I can hear them over and over. Thank you for such a great hearing books

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  • Ejfitr
  • 21-04-15

read the book 1st

i love this series. I have read it now I'm listening to it while i walk.

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  • Crystal H
  • 16-04-15

Please try this book!!

It took me awhile to actually go and and read this and now I'm mad I waited so long. It's a great story and really reminds me of The Crossfire series by Silvia Day. So if you loved that, you'll be heaven with this series!! Go get it now!! ;)

5 of 6 people found this review helpful