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Hostile Takeover

(Knights of the Board Room #5)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  2,325 ratings  ·  228 reviews
Book V of the Knights of the Board Room series (can be read as standalone)

Ben is the last unattached member of the five-man executive team of K&A Associates. The other four, all Masters, have found the submissive of their dreams. That’s fine. The sharp-edged lawyer knows he’s the most hardcore of all of them, with extreme tastes as a Master he satisfies physically thro
ebook, 408 pages
Published January 27th 2012 by Ellora's Cave
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
After reading this?
I felt like another Re-read...8/21/15

Re-read 5/30/15

Original Review:

This was deep and awesome and just deeply awesome.

But mostly?

This one's going right in my spank bank.

Some added visual aids:








That's all I got.

Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jennifer by: ~IreneOust~
Shelves: jerks, lol, favorites

WARNING: If your favorite position is missionary, this book is not for you.

This is how I would describe this book:

Let me explain:


Marcie got her HEA:

And I got my HEA too!

This is one of the HOTTEST books I’ve ever read! I was on fire!!!! I want a man to call me a slut and throw me up against a wall. Is that too much to ask?????

There is also a really fabulous story.

Marcie has been in love/lust/obsessed with Ben since she w
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone in the mood for a well written erotic story, likes their hero damaged and heroine strong ...

Ultimate Favorite Love Story! EVER! That's all.

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This [spoiler free] review is one of my favorites when it comes to this book: TeriLyn's review of 'Hostile Takeover'

WARNING: Joey W. Hill's books aren't for everyone. They [almost always] feature Master/slave (at times 24/7 D/s) relationships with hardcore BDSM scenes that may be offensive to some. If you are easily offended and think 50 Shades was hardcore, this is NOT a book for you.
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
This beauty of a book is on sale for a LIMITED TIME and it hardly ever happens! Grab it... * Amazon US * Amazon UK *
(Check the price before purchasing)

I've found a new book love

It was sooo good.... Just, WOW emotional and intense and beautiful and sexy and HOT! Very, very lovely... Deep all consuming love at its very best. A love that runs deep, has history, earns trust and is oh so very powerful….

This book consumed my mind, my heart and my soul.
It's Ben and Marcie's story, a story I adored
0 stars. Review edited March 18, 2015

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Instead of sticking out my tongue, I should cane Ben's ass and stick the thing up his ass.
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"You are just a body. My body, to do with as I wish. You have no identity except as my slave."

What I think of Ben (Baba’s 101 psychology)
Ben, a hardcore Dom and extreme sadist, was a street kid after he'd been abandoned by his mother. He'd been abused and I'm pretty sure it was both, emotionally and sexually. Enter Marcie, a 24/7 hardcore slave. She's 'clean' but Ben i
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust by: irene

***4.5 STARS***

Let me start off by saying, if you have difficulty opening your mind this book is mostly likely NOT FOR YOU. I consider myself to be pretty open- minded, yet there were times I needed a spreader bar to keep my mind from closing.

This is a story of a young girl crushing on a nurturing man, maturing into a love that fuels her vagina soul.

BIG Ben... aka" Backdoor Bruiser"

Ben O’ Callahan is the only remaining bachelor of the five –man executive team of K&A associates. He works
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Beverly by: ~IreneOust~
5 Take Me Stars

First I have to say…

This book involves hardcore BDSM and that may not be for you…you’ve been warned…now moving on to the fun stuff!

This book is over the top hot…seriously one of the hottest books I have ever read. More than that, the writing is phenomenal and I was immediately invested in Ben and Marcie’s relationship.

Marcie, 9 years younger, has loved Ben for years. So long that Ben feels like this is a girlish crush that Marcie needs to grow out of.

Marcie’s love for Ben is all
Crystal~BIG book addict~
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-reads, ebooks
4 Spank Me Stars!!

Welcome to

Where Ben is the mayor and will

for being a bad girl!


Marcie has known Ben since she was 16 and has had a crush on his ever since. Now at 23, she is a woman with a woman's desire and her feelings for him have turned from crush to love. Ben, 9 years her senior, doesn't think it is right even though his blood boils when she is near him or even when he thinks about her. Marcie is on a mission to prove that she is the Slave of his dreams.

“If my Master is lost, I'll fi
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.25 stars

She'd heard rumors about his size, but if that was a partial erection, there were monsters in Japan who would run screaming.


That's the best word I can come up with here to describe the experience that was this book. As much as I love this author's writing and as hot as most of the scenes in this book were...this was not my favorite book by her. The series has been a little hit or miss for me, with Peter's book still continuing to be my favorite.

If you've never read BDSM books,
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5 Very Special Million Stars********

Wow I've spent that past two weeks with this couple and read one-stop this past week, I've been engrossed by their qualities, their love and their story. I am in love with them but really this the kind of read where you will re-read it and re-read it again and again without getting bored. I am 100% sure I will be doing this at some point.

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If you have read Joeys books before then move onto my review for those who are new to Joeys writing then l
Second time reading…better than the first

Ms. Hill, for the second time with Ben and Marcie, held me hostage with her beautiful words and powerful love story. I had to add to my review.

Hostile Takeover blew me away. The BDSM and the psychology of that lifestyle is fascinating in this book more so than any other of its kind that I've read. The sex scenes are hot and charged with consuming, raw passion. Those elements integrated with the raw, honest, emotional vulnerability of the characters make
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Hostile Takeover was sitting on my TBR for far too long so I finally decided to give it a try since I was in the mood for something sexy. I definitely got the sexiness that I craved but the story itself fell a little flat for me. I started to get bored early on with the story line and I never really felt the connection between Marcie and Ben. She was always chasing after him and he would give her the sex she craved but that was it. It made it difficult for me to
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone in the mood for a well written erotic story, likes their hero damaged and heroine strong ...

My Ultimate Favorite Love Story. That's all.

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This [spoiler free] review is one of my favorites when it comes to this book: TeriLyn's review of 'Hostile Takeover'

WARNING: Joey W. Hill's books aren't for everyone. They [almost always] feature Master/slave (at times 24/7 D/s) relationships with hardcore BDSM scenes that may be offensive to some. If you are easily offended and think 50 Shades was hardcore, this is NOT a book for you.
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 "To thine own self be true" Stars

A very dear friend, Irene, gave me my first Joey Hill book, Unrestrained. I read it and fell in love with the author and her magical way with words. So when she said you have to read Hostile Takeover, I was excited and a little worried as she warned me that it's not a book for everyone. I enlisted my fellow Pinkie Jxxx for a BR.

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Once again, I was completely blown away and mesmerize. This book is hardcore BDSM, no way around that. But really what this story is t
Nov 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked it.

Yeah, Ben was sexy as hell but the whole sub/DOM lifestyle 24/7 thing is just a bit offputting

I think I would have liked to have a bit more of his background as a child

I have read one or two of the other books in this series and was not totally enamoured with them either. Think they got 2 or maybe 3 stars.

Would I read this author again - Yes

S.M. West

This was my first Joey W. Hill book and what an incredibly delectable treat! Thanks to Irene for recommending I start with this one.

“Start every day with chocolate cake. That way, no matter what else happens, the day started with something perfect.”

I’ve read BDSM’s stories before but none of them come even close to Hostile Takeover. The title says it all, from the get-go I was invaded, captivated and bound (pun intended) by Ben O’Callahan and Marcie Moira’s story.


I’m tong
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
5 Always yours Star


I don't know how to start. This was my first Joey W. Hill book and I'm in awe!! I fell HARD for this book and for Ben and Marcie!

Usually I read a serie in order but it was for a BR with the Canaries AND Irene told it was ok to start with this one so I did it!
I'm so glad I took a chance on this book because I would never have read it if it was not for this BR. I would have never found it in all the books people read.
Generally it's the cover that catch my eye and often it has t
Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
"5*Back that ass up* Stars"

This was the first book in this series that I've read...I had no idea what to say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement..I originally gave it 4.5 stars but after that dream I had..I had to change that shit to "5 *I might have carpal tunnel* Stars"

Hostile Takeover tells the story of Ben and Marcie and how a friendship and childhood crush turns into one hell of a love story!
Ben O'Callahan..wait..I need a sec..

or as i like to call him *Big Ben* ex
~ Becs ~
3.5 stars rounded down to 3 for Ben being despicable for 75% of the story.

So, Hostile Takeover. I think this would have made a better title for book 1 in the series – for what Matt did to Savannah. This one would have been better called Intolerable Cruelty or possibly Dickheads’R’Us because Ben is a world class bastard for most of the book.

Marcie is Cassandra’s younger sister and has had a crush on Ben for years. She’s a blood and bone deep submissive and she wants Ben to be her Master but he se
4-4.5 Stars!

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This was only my second book by Joey W Hill. The woman sure knows how to put the psychological aspect into this sub genre of romance books.

At the age of sixteen, Marcie's older sister/caretaker, started a relationship with one of the the elusive Knights of the Board Room, a group of five men whose proclivities veer into the BDSM scene. Since all of the guys and their women consider themselves an extended family, Marcie met and was enamored by the emotionally detached Ben O'Callah
**Sept.4/15 - My 3rd re-read**
#EPIC love story that will forever be a re-read until the day I die.
Even after my 3rd read, this book still leaves me speechless and whenever I think about Ben and Marcie's love story, my heart does this little clenching thing that makes me smile with tears in my eyes.

Original review
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Of course, A sky of unlimited stars!!!

Welcome to the exclusive club known as Knights of the Board Room;
Special permission has been granted for your entry BUT, only for a short time.

Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: part-of-a-series
4.5 Stars
Hostile Takeover was so much more than your ordinary BDSM story. This was a beautiful and intense love story. This was my first by this author and I really enjoyed her prose and how she constructed the story. Especially the letters and phone calls between Marcie and Ben when she was younger only established their strong connection and history.

Marcie is a fabulous heroine. So mature for age and certain in her love for Ben. Everything she did was done with grace and strength. I admire how
This book was sensual, sexual, hot (and by that I mean H.O.T., burning your ass on fire and staying there because you like it), eye-opening, psychological, profound, emotional (I admit it, I cried my eyes out several times), fun and clever (the exchanges among the males are epic, even at their most difficult moments) and the list goes on and on.

The writing is exceptional, not your typical mainstream erotica with the so-and-so writing, characters and storyline.

And ladies and gentlemen, the tables
Oct 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I think if I had read this series from the beginning, I might have enjoyed this story and Ben more. I liked it but just wasn’t in love with it.

There were certain parts I felt were not needed or understand. The f/f scene – I did not understand the point to this. I felt it was just thrown in for some kink. Marcie just had a pretty intense fight with Ben that left her battered and numb and what do these ladies do to make feel better? A sexual massage and another woman going down on her? Maybe in a
Rating: A ... Heat: Sizzling

First off, it must be said: This book does not play at BDSM. While kink can take all forms, this one is extreme to n’th degree. This couple is engaged in a 24/7, Master/slave relationship that requires the heroine to submit absolutely. This is a “no limits” couple that employs edgeplay and CNC (consensual non-consent). There is also lots of anal sex, two brief ménages (f/f/f/f and m/m/m/m/m/f), and a variety of bondage. That said, this book won’t appeal to ev
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Ben has been Marcie's teenage crush. Do first crushes bloom into love? I think they can. Marcie does her damnest to prove to Ben her love is real, even if she is only 23 and he's 32. Pfft. It's a know fact (yes, I'm bias) that women mature quicker than men. With Marcie's history of her parents deserting them and becoming second mother to help her older sister Cass, Marcie grew up very quickly. I think of when I was 23 with two younger siblings. At 23 I had been working for 3 years full time and ...more
Elizabeth (Liz)
This one won't be for everyone. However, if you enjoy stories that push that envelope just a bit, don't have an aversion to slightly more hardcore BDSM, and can still find some good in heroes that are not always easy to love (or even like, on occasion), well, you might just give Hostile Takeover a try.

I was thoroughly drawn into this story and these characters from the start. While I may not have outright loved every single moment of this story, I cannot fault the author's writing for that. In
❤️ Diana ❤️
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
Before you read this story please look up Sadist and masochist. Truly understand what that means, otherwise you might miss this beautiful story. Truly it is. This is a story about love. Not just between a man and a woman but about family; and family can come in any form, not just blood family. The men in this book are family, the women are family, the men and women together are family and of course Marcie and her siblings along with the women and men are family. They look out for each other, ten ...more
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
3.5 Intense BDSM stars!

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I did this as a BR with LKay. She did a stellar review so I'm going to defer to her review and say "DITTO THAT!" Her review will make you laugh out loud and I agree on all accounts. Am I cheating? Hell yes.

So, follow the link for review awesomeness.... Bahaha

I would add that Ben is a complex character. He's got a dark history as an abandoned child living on the streets. He's got an armor built so thick, nobody can penetrate. Marcie
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Joey W. Hill, and her Knights of the Board Room series in particular, has been in my Mount TBR pile forever, so I jumped at the chance to review this book. I’ve heard great things about Ms. Hill’s writing, and Hostile Takeover does not disappoint. No, my kinky friends, not at all. In fact, so far this is one of my favorite books of 2012. But a warning to the faint at heart…. Ben is a sadist, and this book contains some very intense and graphi
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Winner of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement award, Joey W. Hill has published over forty contemporary and paranormal BDSM erotic romances, including six series. Her emotionally-intense love stories offer everything from vampires, mermaids, witches and angels, to boardroom executives, cops and simple housemaids.

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“If my Master is lost, I'll find him. I'll lead him back to himself, because to serve doesn't always mean to follow.” 89 likes
“I was crying on the back-porch swing. You came out with a corsage of fresh forget-me-nots and roses, and a handkerchief. You told me any guy worth my time would always come to me with flowers and a handkerchief. One to make me smile, and the other to dry my tears, because a smart guy knows women need to cry as much as they need to laugh.” 20 likes
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