Hardwired

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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, ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Falling in Fall Book Blog - Falling in Fall
This book wasn't what I was expecting at all, but wow, did I fall in love with it.
Literati Literature Lovers - Karen Everett
Hardwired by Meredith Wild is a love story and so much more.
http://babusbookshelf.blogspot.com/2013/10/hardwired-by-meredith-wild.html - Babu's Bookshelf
Meredith Wild’s “Hardwired” is better than “50 Shades of Grey”! It’s super sexy and the leading man, Blake Landon, isn’t as obnoxious and emotionally shutoff as Christian Grey. The sex scenes are plentiful and mmm…mmm…good! Erica is a loveable girl who’s been hurt, but she’s still able to put it all out there once they’re in private! The story line is well thought out and detailed. With a full ensemble of charact
http://anonymousinterests.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/blog-tour-hardwired-by-meredith-wild/ - Anonymous Interests
This book was epic. It was a fresh change from all the erotica I’ve been reading. Don’t get me wrong – there’s plenty of hot stuff in here... They have sizzling chemistry and I enjoyed reading every part of this book!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989768412
  • Publisher: Waterhouse Press LLC
  • Publication date: 9/2/2013
  • Series: Hacker Series , #1
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Meredith Wild is a USA Today and international bestselling author of erotic romance. She lives in Boston with her husband and three children. When she's not writing or interacting with fans, she's working with high-tech startups. You can find her at www.facebook.com/meredithwild

Her dream of writing took a back seat to college, parenthood and eventually entrepreneurship, which led her into the fast-paced high tech industry. With enough life experience to fill a few lifetimes, she now devotes her hours to writing contemporary adult romance, with a hint of kink.

When she isn't writing or mothering, Meredith can be found sunbathing with an adult beverage.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted September 10, 2013

    4.5 Stars Hardwired by Meredith Wild is a love a story and so mu

    4.5 Stars
    Hardwired by Meredith Wild is a love a story and so much more. The book is told in first person by Erica Hathaway; she is a fresh graduate from Harvard University, entrepreneur of her own Internet start-up fashion site–the company that she has poured her life into imagining and creating out of nothing. The company is her passion. She is alone in the world except for her mom’s best friend Maria and her two business partners, Allie and Sid.




    Enter Blake Landon; he literally bumps into Erica, and the sensual sparks fly. Sexy and devilishly handsome, he is every woman’s fantasy man. The bump is short and sweet, but it leaves Erica with fantasy material, as the girl has no time for a social life. Psst, he is a billionaire control freak but a likeable billionaire control freak. He is going to have problems with ‘all career’ Erica and that is just how it is going to be. Her company is her single-minded focus, and she is a driven individual; she doesn’t have time for a man. So begins the journey of Erica and Blake meeting.




    What I like about this book is that the plot was multifaceted. First you had the story line of Erica and her partners trying to get capital to grow their business. Erica and her partners Sid and Allie are having growing pains. They are all newly graduated from Harvard and expected to make their lives in the big bad non-academic world of real life. Each of the partners aren’t just cardboard cut out place holders in for the main romance plot. They are three-dimensional characters who have their own lives. Sid isn’t as fleshed out as Allie, but I expect that to happen as the series progresses.




    Then, of course, you have the love story between Blake and Erica. No, this isn’t ‘I fall at your feet and worship you because you are a billionaire time’ for Erica. This is ‘I fight tooth and nail to ignore the pull for the billionaire and stand up for myself time’ for Erica. Hey, the girl is a scotch drinker, and I expected nothing less. If she would have drank one of those fruity drinks, then all bets were off. Now I just need to know her brand to know how committed I will be to Erica. Yes, I’m a Scotch snob. Sue Me.




    Then there was a very interesting plot twist in the book revolving around Erica’s past, and guess what? I am not going to spoil it for anyone. But boy, it is a big blow-up-the-book type twist. This was an enjoyable book with characters I can’t wait to read more about, as there is a sequel coming entitled Hardpressed.

    21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Fantastic book!  Well written....thoroughly enjoyed.  Excited fo

    Fantastic book!  Well written....thoroughly enjoyed.  Excited for book 2 release!

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    I LOVED HARDWIRED Didn't seem to have any problems on my Nook th

    I LOVED HARDWIRED
    Didn't seem to have any problems on my Nook they must have fixed what ever the problem was. Anyways I couldn't put the book down. This is my new favorite author for sure! Totally in love with Blake!!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    I loved the book excited to see what Hardpressed will bring!!!

    I loved the book excited to see what Hardpressed will bring!!!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    Love it!

    I couldn't put this book down! I can't wait for Hardpressed to come out!!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    2 Stars. Book + Reviews = Disappointed! I purchased this book b

    2 Stars. Book + Reviews = Disappointed!

    I purchased this book because B&N showed it in the "Customers Who Bought This Also Bought" section. I enjoyed Shayla Black''s novels and the Fifty Shades Trilogy (lacked writing skills, but it was entertaining) and books similar to this genre, so the high ratings and positive feedback about this novel enticed me.

    I was disappointed from beginning to end. It wasn't anything refreshing, in fact, it felt like a copycat version of Fifty Shades. Rich guy with issues, young girl with issues - it's been done many times before. Also, the characters and their relationship felt rushed. Erica seemed bipolar - one minute she lusts for Blake, then she despises him...it's a smorgasbord of shallow emotions that left me confused. If you really want to read this, I suggest purchasing the Nook version so you don't waste your money on the paperback.

    Happy reading! =)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Do not believe reviews

    This was a watered down version of Fifty Shades. I was disappointed by the writing. The story copied elements from Fifty but to me could not capture the feeling of passion. Okay read.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    THE BOOK LOOKS GREAT ON NOOK NOW!!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! There

    THE BOOK LOOKS GREAT ON NOOK NOW!!!

    I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! There was a bug on NOOK copies ordered before the 12th of September. If you ordered before then you can just "LEND" your copy to yourself and it'll be the new bug free version. 

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    WORTH THE WAIT!  Can't wait to read Hardpressed next!  Thank you

    WORTH THE WAIT!  Can't wait to read Hardpressed next!  Thank you for finally making this book available for Nook readers!! I waited a couple months to read Hardwired and it did not disappoint! I LOVED THIS BOOK! 

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Can't wait for Hardpressed!

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Can't wait for Hardpressed!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    Nook's fault, not the author's

    When I came to page 20, right before the page break, I noticed that the a line continued off the page and apparently a bunch happened that I've missed because after the break, they're discussing the fun night they had. I really wish i could sewer exactly what they were talking about.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    anxious for the next installment

    The character relationship is strained and left me wondering if sexual attraction is enough to base a relationship on. I love how the characters walls started to come down. I would have liked more character building to appreciate the dynamics. Main character seems beyond naive in her actions. Dispite all that I am beyond anxious to see where the author chooses to take these two.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Worst Book Ever

    Someone said this book was kind of like Fifty shades of grey(really)... please tell me what pages or chapters y'all was reading. Worsted Ever!!!! No star's but that one

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Good read

    I enjoyed reading thebook but to be honest I didn't enjoy 7 dollars worth. Maybe if the books were longer told more per book. It does rope you in but by the time you get really interested it over got to buy a newbook :(

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Easy read

    Good book, but too short, only 200 pgs. Recommend for those looking for an easy fun read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Great

    Really enjoyed this one. The characters and the story were well developed and the writing was very good. The background story was quite original, setting it apart from the stereorypical billionaire-meets-poor-girl type of romance. The heroine was smart and independent, which was a welcome departure from the lacklustered heroines of most romance books. Add to that the suspense surrounding the primary and secondary characters, and you get an intriguing plot intertwined with a scorching romance that keeps you turning pages. I already bought the sequel book and look forward to reading it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Meredith Wild is my new favorite author! I just loved Hardwired!

    Meredith Wild is my new favorite author! I just loved Hardwired!  LOVE BLAKE! I hope that Hardpressed gets released on Nook soon!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Same theme as the Fifty Shades and Crossfire series (dominating

    Same theme as the Fifty Shades and Crossfire series (dominating rich guy, troubled past...yada yada yada). Overall not a bad story, good enough I plan to continue on to the next book. Lacks the depth you get from Fifty Shades and I found myself really not feeling the emotional connection between the characthers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    YardieBookFanatic

    This is definitely not a FSOG or a Crossfire comparison. The story was all over the placd and so was Eric. Submissive, meek then dominant full of angst... Okay for a 'supposingly' strong minded female sure had issues. Blake was a strong Alpha male who surprisingly confessed love early on. Erica's BFF was flakey, Allie and so not a BF. The sex scenes were so flowery and verbous in some scenes.. I bought the series so I will finish reasding it. This won't be a re-read for me.
    LOVETOREAD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Just ok

    This was no fifty shades!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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