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Hardline

(Hacker #3)

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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  20,212 ratings  ·  910 reviews
Hacker Series #3

Software mogul Blake Landon has met his match in headstrong Erica Hathaway. While his controlling nature and her independent spirit continue to battle, Blake has no intention of letting her out of his life again.

Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, determined that they will conquer any challenges together. But when he demands more and tests the bou
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Paperback, 262 pages
Published June 16th 2014 by Meredith Wild LLC (first published June 10th 2014)
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Nicole Moser They were very sexy chapters. 20 On Hard Limit #4.
Really enjoyed this Series. Got them from the library. Boy I wished I had them and all the…more
They were very sexy chapters. 20 On Hard Limit #4.
Really enjoyed this Series. Got them from the library. Boy I wished I had them and all the Adventures Series too. Fingers Crossed for the giveaways.(less)

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★★! Hardline, book 3 of 5!

Books in Hacker series should be read in order:
Book 1: Hardwired
Book 2: Hardpressed
Book 3: Hardline
Book 4: Hard Limit
Book 5: Hard Love


I read the Hacker series book 1-5 while sick. I wish I had time to write reviews.

Harvard graduate Erica Hathaway’s whirlwind romance with former hacker and billionaire technology investor Blake Landon continues...

Seduction, secrets, lies, painful past, but above all awful villains… The perfect read for me. 6-star shelf.

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Hero rating:
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Rachel
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good story line.. can't believe have to wait til june 2014 for 3rd book but atleast she's doing 5. wish they were more combined and longer instead of so short.. fast read for me
Heather
Jun 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was such a disappointment.

What happened to the sassy, independent business savvy Erica we met in the first book? She just decided to hand over herself 100% to Blake because she loved him and she didn't like the distance between them? Not to mention that his mind games and complete manipulation reminded me of emotional and mental abuse instead of a 'healthy' D/s relationship.

I felt like the author wanted to jump aboard the Christian/Gideon train and inserted BDSM and D/s relationships h
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Krystin Sanchez
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been a HUGE fan of the Hacker Series since Day one...but didn't know what to expect from Hardline after the intensity of Hardpressed....Let me just say WOW!!!! Meredith starts off with a BAM and she throws things at you you aren't expecting through out the book.

Blake ad Erica are closer than ever and their relationship has turned into something so beautiful and strong it could make you cry. Erica, being the strong willed, independent heroine she is, has always had trust problems, but she
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DKristin
10++++ Blake is absolutely DIVINE and I need more stars for this one... Oh my Goodness...




I will not start with my usual warning for this series. As if you've gotten to book three already I am going to hope that you are not one of those people who know you hate this sub-genre and are deciding to read it anyway.

I don't even know where to begin with this one. I truly enjoyed the first two books. Some of the twists and turns and how fierce and outspoken Erica can be always kept me coming back for m
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Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc
4.5 Oh Mr. Blake Stars

Hardline is the fourth book in the Hacker series. You must read the books in order.

With each book I read in this series, I feel like Blake and Erica relationship become more develop. I’m pulled deeper into the relationship and I kind of become a part of the characters.

I love this series. It’s witty, a little suspenseful and very addictive.

Hardline starts where Hardpressed left off. Blake and Erica are still working on the relationship, but there are a lot of external factor
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Cristina
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was so annoying! I was pissed! For more than half of the book. It was like porn on repeat. The same thing over and over again. I mean, come on. Let that damn sex aside because it’s too much!
Samantha
I give Hardline 3 just not impressed stars. It is obvious she's trying to draw this series into more than three books and that makes for less pages and more crap thrown in to try to have the story span the five books she desires. A co-worker said this book heated up and, to a degree, I suppose it did but everything is just thrown all over the place and doesn't work for me.

The only reason this book was even finished is because I forced myself to finish it hoping to see a coming of day. I was hi
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-C-
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It can feel the love that these two have for each other and the challenges that they have to go through for their relationship to survive.
“You're the only one who can bring me through this, because I've never trusted someone the way I trust you. I love you so much it hurts sometimes. You have to believe me, that you're the only one who can heal me, Blake.”

Blake demands more and tests the boundaries of Erica's commitment, forcing her to choose between her stubborn independence and the man s
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Lisa Spurlock
I can not wait until this books comes out ......
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I've thoroughly enjoyed the Hacker series so far. Each new instalment brings a different twist that in turn has left me more and more bewildered of which characters to trust and what will happen next. I have no idea how poor Erica has not yet suffered a nervous breakdown. Her life is like the biggest rollercoaster imaginable with more ups and downs tha
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Jacqueline
I need to remember not to binge read one series - it rarely ends with my unfettered reading joy. Instead I'm usually grinding my teeth at all of the little writing tics that irritate me and noticing the repetition.

This is the third in this series, book 3 on day 3 so I've definitely binged and, sadly, I wasn't quite feeling this one. I was skimming sex scenes because I wasn't feeling the chemistry. They were getting kinky again too, but personally I rarely enjoy wading through detailed descriptio
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Nicole
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
blah, blah, blah...I love you...blah, blah, blah....sex sex sex oh fuck yeah....blah, blah, blah...I need control...

I thought this was the last book and I was wrong. I don't know if I have it in me to finish it. This book was bor-ing!!!
Eileen
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, erotica, kindle-book
This third book in the series had a bit more action, but the plot was all over the place. There is love, passion, sensuality, betrayal, crime, forgiveness and ... a mess.

What I liked was what she is going through professionally. I am going through something similar and I can totally relate to it and handling it in a similar way, but on my own. No boyfriend is going to mingle in my 'business' and no hacking.

I'm disliking Blake more and more... not because he's dominant, but because he's a manipu
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ღTierraღ
Well damn. I have to wait about 2 weeks for the fourth book and i'm about to piss my pants in anticipation (yes, people can pee when they are excited). That cliffhanger has got to bet the best one yet in my opinion even though I smelled shit before it happened.

So basically here's the non spoiler recap below :)

All is nice and lovey in the life of Blake and Erica which Blake sweetens up in this book which made me go..


Then it came to this giant ultimatum like thing which had me going..


All this oth
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Tgjonaj
Jan 30, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
When is the 3rd book coming out? I just finished the first 2 and cannot wait for the 3rd!
Rachel
Overall rating: 4.5 stars!

Triggers:
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)
Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)
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Ashley
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Meredith Wild has done it again. all the emotion you would expect from this power couple is there. I laughed, cried (on more than one occasion), cringed, got mad. The writing as always was beautiful. The development of the character is wonderful. I feel like there are my friends, I know them and I'm reading their story. Seeing our favorite hero finally reveal Who he is is wonderful. Seeing Blake take control like that is beyond hot. And not to mention the sex scenes! Whoa baby! Not only were the ...more
Paige
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, erotic, romance
3.5 Stars

Short and Sweet review.

I did enjoy this one more than book 2. I feel like the tension was back between Erica and Blake but in a good way. I was a little wary with Blake's uber protectiveness and sudden need to dominate. I liked that even as Erica gave into some of his crazier demands that she made demands of her own and stuck to them. I really love how strong Erica is even when everything is thrown at her. Even though Erica and Blake have made progress in their relationship, I'm worried
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Fathima
Holy shit ! Blake and Erica's relationship just keeps getting intense ! Onto book 4 !
Ramona
I am so sorry for this, because I really began to love thia series, but after a certain scene from this book my dislike for Blake was imense and I couldn’t continue it. I am sorry, but i cannot accept the way Erica was treated and the demands he had for her. Furthermore, I couldn’t accept the way she gave herself to him, forgot about her pride..so no, no, no... :) Blake dissapointed me so much :)
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
Reread this book due to a bookclub read. I'm kind of disappointed this round reading this series. I've reread 50 shades and it was so both times this series needed him to be more of a dominant. There is enough drama which makes it good. If 50 shades was too much for you than this series will be for you.
Christina Robinson
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, adult, romance
Hardline is a wonderful follow up from Hardpressed. We get to see Erica and Blake's relationship evolve more. I freaking loved it. While there was hardships and all kinds of fuckery going on, it was a lighter read than Hardpressed. Which in my opinion, was needed! Wanted to throw my tablet numerous times in the second book. Not out of I hate this book frustration, but get your shit together already frustration.

So glad we got more Blake and Erica together from the start. I laughed and cried, and
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Linda Cotter
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Erica and Blake are back and better than ever! Poured through the book and enjoyed every minute. My only complaint? It ended too soon and I now have to wait for the next one. Great job, Mrs. Wild!
Sarah Storer
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
This book has me convinced. I could never be submissive. Ok somewhat of a spoiler, so they have this fight about a guy she kissed... Just kissed... While they were broken up, mind you... And he goes all nuclear crazy on her. Grabs her by the arm at a work function, makes her leave so he can confront/berate her. Once they are in their room, He made her strip naked, get on all fours, crawl and he hit her with his belt. Just to punish her over something she did while they were broken up. And really ...more
Delanea
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
TGIRD! Thank Goodness It's Release Day!!! 2 days early as well. The Hacker series is heating up and with Hardline, Meredith Wild has set the world of Erica Hathaway and Blake Landon aflame!

It is no secret I am following this series with an eagle eye. Erica is a successful entrepreneur, with a thriving business. Forces are conspiring against her but she has her BFF Alli back in the fold and Blake at her side.

This book took some serious twists and turns. It is by far the most emotionally gut wre
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Rinny Rainwind
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is book 3 in the Hacker Series. I'm going to start by saying, Blake is not a typical Dom. He's overbearing and when he says he has her best interest at heart, he's lying. He is a control freak and a sadist. I have never, ever seen a Dom who punishes in any fashion only to leave the room and let's you believe you were just beaten by a belt. He didn't even offer after care. He left her in the floor bruised and emotionally raw. That's abuse not Dom/sub relations. It made me so made I almost pu ...more
Three Chicks
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review by Lisa Kane

I loved the intrigue in this one-the cat and mouse of ex lovers and potential suitors. But what I had problems with was Blake's overwhelming need to control. In the bedroom-no problem-outside of it-rein that shitz in buddy! It's way over the top. Blake yanked my chain more than once in this installment.

Erica stands her ground and then talks herself out of it, always feeling guilty about wanting to be independent on her own. The two of them frustrated me.

But having said that,
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Laura
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book continues to explore Blake and Erica's relationship and Blake's demands for complete control over Erica. In and out of the bedroom. As much as I loved Blake in books 1 and 2, in this one I wanted Erica to kick him in the ass through most of it. 3/4 in I was back to team Blake as I concluded that at least he is being honest about what he needs and expects from her. Very entertaining, and I am loving this series so much!
Andrea Turner
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Hacker series has been a favorite of mine from day one! This series just keeps getting hotter and hotter!! Hardline is going to grip you from the very beginning,and this book is going to make you go through every emotion possible known to man. I love, love, love Blake and Erica!! Ladies, I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did!! It was freaking crazy good!! Now I am ready for the next installment Hard Limit!!

Meredith you effing ROCK!! I love your crazy mind!
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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

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Other books in the series

Hacker (5 books)
  • Hardwired (Hacker, #1)
  • Hardpressed (Hacker, #2)
  • Hard Limit (Hacker #4)
  • Hard Love (Hacker, #5)
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