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Hostile Takeover

Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell
Series: Knights of the Board Room, Book 5
Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
3.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Summary

Ben is the last unattached member of the five-man executive team of K&A Associates. The other four, all Masters, have found the submissives of their dreams. That's fine. The sharp-edged lawyer knows he's the most hardcore of them all, with extreme tastes as a Master he satisfies physically through experienced club submissives. He doesn't really need anything more.

Marcie has loved Ben since she was 16. He's never behaved as anything more than a protective big brother, a family friend. But now she's 23 and starting her career as a corporate investigator. She may be a blood-and-bone-deep submissive, but she won't hesitate to use her aggressive talents to prove she's meant to be his. With a Master as tough as Ben, she'll have to take whatever measures are needed - even if her deepest desire isn't a hostile takeover of his heart, but an unconditional surrender to it.

©2012 Joey W. Hill (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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what a load of toot

What disappointed you about Hostile Takeover?

very disappointed with the story

Would you ever listen to anything by Joey W. Hill again?

maybe if the next story is not as long winded

How did the narrator detract from the book?

the narrator was the best part of the story

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointed

Any additional comments?

cut the crap out the woman just went on all the time

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  • Readingmakesmehappy
  • 10-09-19

Narrator killed my favorite KOTBR book :(

I love Ms. Hill’s Knights of the Board Room series, Ben’s book my favorite, so I was really excited to listen to the audiobook. I could not make it past the first chapter! The narrator read with a constant rise in her inflection-think roller coaster ups and downs but with a lot of ups. Oh, and the way she said “New Orleans” made me physically cringe! It was horrible and I’m so disappointed ☹️. Had to stop so she wouldn’t ruin the actual book for me.

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  • Douglas Murray
  • 13-08-19

Not for Everyone but you might surprise yourself!

Maxine Hill was par excellence as the narrator of the book. She used subtle voice inflections as well as smooth reading to perfectly capture the pain and, especially, the pleasure. Joey W. Hill plotted, paced and wrote to an amazing level. I honestly did not expect a book centering on a Master/slave/Dominant/submissive to be as well done as it was. The darker edge of dark: dive in, you might surprise yourself.

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  • Gina F. savage
  • 04-07-18

Hostile takeover

Wow, first time experiencing this kind of book. I wondered if I could do what these women do and it scared me. No other comments on the subject.

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  • A.B. Normal
  • 28-03-17

Another Winner

This is a powerful book for those of us who like the darker side of the darker side. As with every book in this genre, the characters' resistance to taking the step we all know they're going to take gets a little annoying. However Ms. Hill makes the details and nature of that resistance sufficiently entrancing. Marcie is a delightful character. She is ballsy in a way that makes her desire for total submission compelling. Starting each chapter with correspondence between Marcie and Ben is a great way to briefly recount important backstory issues as well as foreshadow future events.. Very clever device and another example of why I love Joey W. Hill's work so much
Maxine Mitchell, as always is right on the money. Her voice is like so much honey but morphs to the characters as needed. She brings Marcie to life. Just one thing Ms. Mitchell, the word is Naulins at worst New Orluns, But never, ever.... ever! New Orleens. That pronunciation makes it clear from the get-go that the person using it not only knows little about Naulins but has not done the homework necessary to properly represent NOLA culture. It pulls me up like fingernails on the blackboard every time I hear it. Petty? Yes. But, well, fingernails on the blackboard!
Hill has one of the most imaginative minds in the setup and execution of BDSM scenes I've encountered and the scenes in this book are no exception. I'm convinced she could train Doms to do the real deal. She is either in the lifestyle or is some kind of BDSM savant. Many of the scenes are accompanied by the initial reader reaction of Holy F**k! how does she come up with this stuff!? Then of course one must deal with the visceral response the scenes elicit. Suffice it to say that clothing must be adjusted frequently.

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