Hardwired (Hacker, #1)
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Hardwired (Hacker #1)

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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 pr...more
Kindle Edition, 1st, 266 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Meredith Wild (first published September 2nd 2013)
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WHAT??? If you haven't read this yet you better jump on this!!!

Purchase links can be found at:Hardwired http://bit.ly/18BTh6X

I came across this one on facebook and read a few of the excerpts which peaked my interest greatly. It has a very familiar premise: Hot billionaire somewhat dominant guy, equally (yet unassumingly so) hot younger woman with a difficult and traumatic past.

If you are not a fan of some of the recent series with these kinds of characters this may not be the
Caterina Ayala
I enjoyed reading the book. Many say it has similiarites with Fifty Shades of Grey, I disagree. Erica,the main character is not afraid to voice her opinion even when she is around Blake. I didn't feel she was submissive at all. Erica is very determined and stubborn especially around her baby-her business ventures. I thought the plot went very fast, I would've wanted to see more tension amongst the characters, but I guess all will be developed in part two of the series. Reading Hardwired reminded...more
Elizabeth Hayley
Let us begin by saying: we basically devoured Hardwired. There’s something about a tough-as-nails, though slightly damaged, female that we just can’t resist. Pair that with a smoking hot billionaire, and we’re hooked. Blake’s possessiveness and mystery only add to his sex appeal.

This novel moves at a good pace, keeping the reader involved and present in the story. It is incredibly well-written and the relationship between the characters unfolds in a natural way. Erica is right to guard her emot...more
Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Reads YA Like A Boss*
2.5 meh stars

I feel I should mention that this book will set you back $8.99 which is ridiculous because it's a debut novel.

This story was all over the place although it did have a few good moments. Unfortunately the execution was lacking. The heroine came across as bipolar, her mood swings gave me whiplash, the hero was supposed to be controlling and possessive, unfortunately this was not the case. He was constantly walking around on egg shells because of the heroines fragile sanity!

There wasn't...more
Zakirrah BookBlogger

Okay so when I saw this cover I was like ooh this looks like a dark or BDSM book, the cover is pretty mysterious and doesn't give much away.Anyways its none of those but it is very good. I need more especially with the way things were left at the end ooh can't wait for book 2.
If you are not into the whole rich alpha male characters and similar storylines to 50shades and so on I guess this really isnt the book for you!Every character is different and so I don't t...more
Amazon, how could you do this to me. Your recommendations have always been so good. I trusted you to give me good smut with a back story worth reading and this is what I got?

Our main characters, Erica and Blake stumble upon each other when Erica trips over her shoe while exiting a restaurant. She falls right into the arms of the enigmatic and handsome, dominating billionaire....Blake. (You thought I was going to say Christian didn't you?)

Erica is our recent college grad who is starting up an onl...more
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...more
Linda Caselle
Awsome book! Love Meredith's writing style. From the first chapter you get captivated by Erica and Blake's story. I didn't want the book to end. So happy that there will be many more books in this series to follow. Looking forward to rrading anything Meredith writes. This book is a must read!
The Hacker Series has got to be one of my new favorite series!

Hardwired was very, very good. I could not put it down, and I was completely engrossed in it from page 1. This book presents a set of characters that each bring along their own set of "complications". Hardwired follows Erica Hathaway as she enters a new phase in her life pursuing her startup website right after graduating college. Then, through an intriguing turn of events she meets Blake Landon, a wealthy technologically savvy man wh...more
I was given a copy of Hardwired for an honest review.

OMG.... This book was freaking AWESOME. I fell in love with the story concept and the characters. Awesome work Meredith Wild. You really know how to write a story and keep your readers interested. I gave Hardwired 5 fantabulous shining stars.

Erica Hathaway is a recent Harvard graduate. She is also one of the co-founders of Clozpin, an online social/fashion site. Erica founded it along with her best friend Allie and the programmer Sid. Now that...more
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⭐️⭐️ 1.5 STARS ⭐️⭐️

This is me the entire time... sigh.

I kept searching any controlling streak in the male lead... I must have missed it?

And I was really concerned by the heroine personality... Schizo? Mood swings?

All in all, the blurb sounded appealing to me, but it felt short really quickly, I never connected with any of the characters, and the lack of environment description didn't help me getting into it. Side characters and plots were truly unnecessary.
I expected to be entertained, but this...more
This book was great. You should read it.

Wouldn't it be awesome if that was a satisfactory review? Lol. Sometimes when I finish reading these books that I loved, I have a hard time writing the review. Believe me, I want to spread the word and turn on new readers to the book and help promote the author and all of that, but secretly I'm a little scared that I won't do it justice. That my review will be boring, or repetitive, or badly written, or any one of a hundred reasons that will make a potent...more
This book brought out my inner geek! I’m a child of the 90′s internet generation so to read a romance with a billionaire hacker was a refreshing change! The female lead also was CEO to an internet fashion social media startup! This is my kind of book and I loved it! It is one of those angsty possessive billionaire romances and I couldn’t get enough of it!

What drew me to read this book was the fact that both main characters were strong, smart & independent!

I read this book very quickly becaus...more
Lexi Buchanan
Erica is determined to keep hotshot billionaire Blake Landon at arms length because you don't mix business with pleasure and she's determined to get the backing for her business without making it more complicated, but Blake has other ideas and won't leave her alone.

The story was evenly paced and hot hot hot.

This book did remind me of fifty shades, but I couldn't put it down and where it finished was just wow. It wasn't really a cliffhanger and for me who NEVER reads cliffhanger books, it was ac...more
Lisa Spurlock
Such a great book I loved it
I bought this book because I bought into the hype I was hearing before the book came out. The excerpts the author released were intriguing, despite some grammar issues. And I have to admit when I finally purchased it, I was surprised that the Amazon Kindle price was $9.98. But, again, I listened to the hype and thought I'd give it a try.

It's got a premise that we've heard before: Damaged girl falls for hunky CEO. Sparks fly. Yada, yada, yada. But because I'm a fan of contemporary so I soldiered...more
I just had to come out and post something about this book. LOVE IT!!!

All good ingredients in this books - romance, mystery, enough drama and angst. Each character's actions did make sense! Both MCs were the jigsaw puzzle pieces that really fit and more than complemented each other, since both are strong, stubborn, independent but also there were hints of vulnerability. I LOVE that even both realised that they love each other BUT it was Blake that verbalized the 3 words "I Love You" to Erica firs...more
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Erica Hathaway learned to make it on her own. She, with the help of her friends, started her own online fashion network, all she needs is an investor.

Enters Blake. When Erica presents her business to prospective investors, one of them is the gorgeous Blake Landon, who happens to make her knees weak and who was also drilling her with questions derailing her presentation.


So as much as she is attracted to Blake, he finds him most arro...more
Amanda Hunter-ball
After reading books about Christian Grey, Gideon Cross, and Professor Emerson I wasn't looking for another Book Boyfriend. They knew how to keep me happy. So I thought! That was until I read Hardwired by Meredith Wild. Blake Landon makes all my other book boyfriends look mediocre. Don't get me wrong, they are still hot. They just have nothing on Blake! A man who is tender, loving, and smoking hot! He lit my fire from first mention of him! The way he pursues Erica and the love he has for her. The...more
Andrea Turner
This book is amazing! The emotional roller coaster Meredith takes you on will take your breath away! Blake and Erica are a intense couple that you will fall in love with! Ladies grab a blanket and a tall glass of wine and enjoy the ride!
LOVED!!! Found out about this series on FB, and so glad I did!!! Great story with great steamy love scenes!!
SM Book Obsessions
"You're going to want me to hold you down and fuck you hard. To take control of your body."

Erica graduated from Harvard and has created her own web business for fashion. In order to get the business off the ground and headed in the right direction, she needs investors. She has the help of her college professor and sets up a meeting with a group of men to pitch her business proposal. When she starts to present she recognizes one of the potential investors as the guy, Blake, she bumped into the n...more
I read anywhere from 10-15 books a month, and I just love when I come across a book that inspires me to make quote pics! I made 2 for this one. Blake Landon and Erica Hathaway's story is one everyone needs to read. The sex is beyond hot, the romance is panty melting, and the characters are likable. I give 4.5 stars to Hardwired.

Blake and Erica first meet as Erica is leaving a restaurant that Blake is entering, and they collide(literally). They meet a second time when Erica meets with potential i...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First off I have to say that I did truly love this book and I need the second one like ASAP! See I have this thing for effed up characters that find each other and fight hard to stay away from each other even though they know they are going to end up with each other. To me I have to laugh because the chemistry is so off the hook that it comes off of the pages in droves. Lord Meredith Wild you have out done yourself with this one and I can't wait to see what happens in the second book.

With that b...more
First off let me say how brilliant Meredith Wild is!!! The first book into this series was nothing short of AMAZING!!!!! I was hooked from the very first run in. So most of this book is about Erica and and the start up of her business. She has just graduated from Harvard and her "stand in mother" Marie is taking her out for dinner. Sadly Erica's mother died when she was 12 and she never knew who her father was and her step dad pretty much shipped her off. But on her way out the door she runs int...more
I love this book. Blake is a force. You could tell that a lot has happened and that he is mysterious in his own way. That's my favorite type of character. It makes u look forward to any detail that comes along in the book. Another thing I liked was the story itself. Finally I see a woman,Erica, who is successful and willing to go further in her inspirations. Not only that, she is so strong-willed. The book is one of my favorites and I will definitely look forward to reading the second one when I...more
I read this book in one sitting. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. That is the benchmark of a great story... staying up all night, trying to figure out how little sleep is required to face the day ahead so that I can finish the book I am reading.

I am so glad Meredith Wild took the initiative to realize her literary dreams. She has created this awesome community of characters who each have stories, but make no mistake, the steamiest pages are reserved for Erica and Blake. Wow!
Aestas Book Blog
Apr 21, 2014 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
I'm adding this to my "dominant billionaire" TBR ;)

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...more
Kristin Stiegel-carr
What a phenomenal book from this author. The characters portray strength, arrogance, with an abundance of fire... Cannot wait for the next in this series. Great writing and world building from ms Wilde - erotic. Sexy and damn if you don't want to jump on this alpha! Erica and Blake... What a spicy sexy couple!
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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
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“You lose yourself, Erica, because with the right person, who you become together is something so much greater, more than you could even realize right now.” 19 likes
“He shook his head and raked his hands through his hair. "I'm sorry, Erica, but I'm going to fix this. I promise."
I nodded, trusting he would.

Said by Blake to Erica”
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