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Hardwired by Meredith Wild

Title:   Hardwired (Hacker#1)
Author:  Meredith Wild
Genre: Erotic Romance 18+
Publication Date:  September 3, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Synopsis
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

Review: Hardwired was an easy story to love. It was refreshing to see such a very strong heroine in this love story. The writing flowed very well and really kept me hooked to see what was going to happen at the end. I really enjoyed the uniqueness and the authenticity of Erica's situation. The author took her time to really make her surroundings seem real whether it was the descriptions of the city, the car Blake drove, or just the struggles Erica encountered trying to pitch her business idea. I think the one thing I would have to say that I didn't enjoy is Erica's secret. I honestly feel like this could've been left out of the story and it would've still been fine. It was discreetly hinted at in the beginning and I immediately felt a little turned off by it. I wanted Erica's hardball attitude to be just a characteristic not the result of something traumatic. That said, there were many other things that kept me reading this story. The characters are fantastic and even the minor characters are interesting and well fleshed out. Blake's secret was a lot more interesting and it really kept me guessing and wondering what he was hiding.

Overall, I really enjoyed Hardwired and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Wild.

Rating: 4/5 DIAMONDS


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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.




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