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Hard Drive: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance (Tech Titans Book 1)

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Can I tame the Bad Boy Playboy of Silicon Valley?


Damian Black: He’s gorgeous and knows it.
A titan of the tech industry and not yet 30.
Models and starlets are his for the taking.
A billionaire.
And so very good at being bad.
I tell myself I don’t want him even though I do, in the worst possible way.
But I’ve got a secret that could ruin everything.



Gigi Stevens: She’s
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Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published July 13th 2018 by Orleans Publishing
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Amanda [Novel Addiction]
I think I might be in the minority here, because while this book was cute and fun, I am not enamored with it. There was little depth to it, and there characters lacked any real.. human-ness. The story itself was nothing new, and definitely predictable, but still, it kept me going because I was curious what was going to happen next.

I do want to say that this author has a truly poetic writing style. It doesn't come through all the time, but a few stray thoughts or phrases, sprinkled liberally th
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Rosemary
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard Drive - a review by Rosemary Kenny

A sweet novella without too much to tax the brain, Hard Drive: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance is Book 1 in the Tech Titans Series. A fairly typical - if steamy romance - is tells the customary story, of boy meets girl, even if the 'boy' is Damien Black, a 20-something tech genius and self-made giant of industry. Georgina - Gigi - Stevens hails from a hick town in North Carolina, but is keen to hide the fact, as she wants to be known for her business skills a
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Coco.V
Oct 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Can I tame the Bad Boy Playboy of Silicon Valley?

Damian Black: He’s gorgeous and knows it.
A titan of the tech industry and not yet 30.
Models and starlets are his for the taking.
A billionaire.
And so very good at being bad.
I tell myself I don’t want him even though I do, in the worst way.
But I’ve got a secret that could ruin everything.


Gigi Stevens: She’s brainy and beautiful and has a tongue as sharp as an ice pick.
I’m the face of a multi-billion-doll
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Emma
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sweet simple story of a poor country girl Georgina/Gigi Stevens and a tech titan Damian Black. Gigi was able to leave her home town on an academic scholarship to Brown University. There she majored in computer classes. She met her best friend Judy Mixson a trust fund baby working her way through Brown. The two of them settled down In San Francisco Silicon Valley for work. Gigi Stevens twenty-three is young and beautiful. She works in a male dominated field. She is witty, playful and a sense of ...more
Paula
Dec 13, 2018 added it
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Georgina "Gigi"Stevens - fresh out of Brown, an Ivy League college, lives in San Francisco, works in the research and development department of TrekTek

Damian Black - AKA "The Bad Boy Playboy of Silicon Valley," had built, along with his 3 partners SXz, the biggest, most successful music streaming platform "on Earth"

Judy Mixson - a trust-fund baby who had been Gigi's bff since their freshman year at Brown

Samiri Glen - a leading medical research firm partnering with TrekTekto raise 1/2 billion dol
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Julianne Macneil
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i read this book as part of an arc program. This is the funny romance between Gigi, a woman who is a genius and is starting to work in the tech world, and Damian, a young billionaire who made his fortune in tech. Damian is a bad boy playboy and has the ego to go with it. When Damian sees Gigi at a party he is hosting, he gets called away before he can ask her out so the next day, he shows up at her workplace to see her. Gigi is confused about why Damian is interested in her but she agrees to go ...more
Jami
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damian is your typical rich playboy and Gigi is a woman in a man's world with a plan to make it on her own. Damian meets Gigi and something about her draws him in and makes him realize that he is read for a relationship and love. Something that he just didn't see in the cards or believe in for himself. The problem is to get Gigi to let down her guard and let him in. Shockingly to Damian he just can't seem to get her to believe in herself and to believe in them as a couple. The journey they go on ...more
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Marcella has written two books that I have read, My Dream Job and Hard Drive, and she is on my radar now! This book is better than her first! I loved these characters, Damien Black, the tech millionaire and Gigi Stevens, new in the industry but very brilliant. When they meet, sparks fly! But Gigi feels they are in two different worlds and shoots him down. That's something Damien is not used to having happen, actually NEVER happens! So he is fascinated with her and pursues her like a dog after a ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved My Dream Job, the first book by Marcella Swann that I’ve read, and among my “guilty pleasures” are billionaire romances, so it’s no surprise that I rushed to download and read (really should say “gobble up”) her Hard Drive: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance (Tech Titans Book 1). The romance between Gigi Stevens and Damian Black is both extremely well thought out and super hot. The plot and supporting characters were both superb s d the writing excellent. Frankly, but for the fact that I’m li ...more
Andrea Thompson
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
The author has a great talent for taking two very opposite characters and pairing them up in a way that goes 0-90 in nothing flat. I do worry about the longevity of some of these relationships because they seem to skip over the getting to know you phase altogether, but hey, it's fiction, right?

Damian and Gigi get to explore their feelings in a very unique way thanks to his heaps of money and private jet. This was actually really fun for me. Who wouldn't want to travel to Italy in order to explor
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Kaye
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DOWN BOY!!!
Talk about butting heads. Swann throws us another great read. She knows just how to tell a story that reels you in and keeps you captive until the last word. She takes no prisoners and throws caution to wind. She pulls us into a world she's created so deep until everything else ceases to exist. Strong characters that are well developed and believable. Their personalities are unique with qualities and traits that balance out perfectly. The scenes are so graphic and descriptive it paint
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Patricia Kieffer
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Hard Drive by Marcella Swann
Gigi and Judy are going to a party put on by billionaire Damian Black. Damian is up on the stage making an announcement that he is starting a cancer fund and he was started out with a four hundred thousand dollars donation. Damian walks through the crowd and when he sees Gigi he stops in front of her and asked her a few questions and just walks away. Oh My Gosh, this is a great love story with twists and turns that keep you hanging on. I enjoyed this story and so glad
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Misty Goan
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this quick captivating, entertaining, romantic story with an an awesome storyline that is a rollercoster of emotions. It has humor, chemistry, and lots of passion. The story engaged me from the beginning with real very likeable characters. Gigi tech geek from poor neighborhood chance meets super hot billionaire Damien and immediately dislikes him.  Damien enamored with her wants her, and always gets what he wants. He convinces her to go to lunch with him. Little does she know th ...more
Jennifer Soppe
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely start to what promises to be a great series.

Gigi, an educational app programmer, meets Damian, a tech billionaire, by chance at a party his company is throwing. As the story progresses perceptions get in the way, barriers begin to crumble, phone calls cause trouble and grand gestures save the day. This book has a lot going on for an afternoon read. Yet, the reader does not get confused from the author trying to pack it all in. Marcella Swann gives the reader emotional depth, dramatic si
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Beth C.
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Unlikely, but sweet story.

Enjoyable, but a bit too much with Gigi’s constant embarrassment of her upbringing and the feelings of unworthiness. She’s obviously beautiful and extremely intelligent and has overcome her home town drawbacks...so just be proud of how hard you’ve worked and get over it already.
And Damian, the playboy billionaire actually is caring and intellectual. But Gigi’s insecurities cause a rift in their new friendship/relationship. Can Damian get over it? Does he even want to?
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Maria
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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She is smart, beautiful, intelligent and got the job in Silicon Valley but she has low self-esteem. He is famous bad boy full of himself. They meet, there is instant connection and undeniable chemistry between them. In this book we will find banter, witty language, hot scenes and the boy who is lost for the first time when he wants to pursue one woman that is not all over him. Who is shutting out and running from him. HEA is not obvious and the story is well paced, characters well developed and ...more
Rita
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Damian Black so arrogant and soooo hot. So full of himself but so justified. Gigi was wary but completely smitten as I would have been. Damian is used to having woman falling at his feet without trying but Gigi is a real challenge for him as she plays very hard to get. Damian uses some real novel ways to win her over. There is also some humour along the way. Especially the Italian driver Eugenio. As he would say this book "Is good no? Read an ARC for an honest review.
Sahar Husseini
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kidnapped

If you are single, and a billionaire asks you to lunch, would you go? You think he is arrogant and has an ego the size of Texas. Oh, and the lunch is at 10:30 at night. He is taking you to the airport. Is it time to get out of the car?

This is my favorite book by Marcella Swan. The humor was excellent, and it made me laugh out loud throughout the book. If you like romantic comedies, you just might enjoy this story.
Laila Viking
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very well written romance between two characters that both are a bit geeky. They hide their attraction for each other. But can they keep on doing that?
A story that is a mix of humour, chemistry, passion, emotions, twists and turns. It is written in such a way the characters feels real and very likeable. They come from different backgrounds but has mutual interests and love for each other. They just have to open up.
A very recommendable story that I wished was much longer.
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damien can have his pick of the liter with women and when Gigi shoots him down it only makes him more determined. Gigi is not your typical woman oh no! she is intelligent, independent and can take care of herself and she has beauty as well. Damien definitely has his hands full and can he handle the problems that arise with Gigi? This story is engaging and you will not put this book one down until the last page is read.
Mawgan Dipple
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Funny witty read

Hard drive
9/10/18 5 stars

I only read a few pages and gigi had me cracking up, I just knew I was going to enjoy this book. With her friend judy the pair were funny and quick witted.
The book is fast paced and the banter between gigi and Damien is funny and amazing. Only the fear of letting the other in is stopping them from happiness. Great read.
Darlene  Fessenden
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damien is the face of SXz tech company and a billionaire. Gigi worked for another tech company and when they met they were never the same. This is a wonderfully written story of two people from completely different backgrounds trying to find their way in life. Marcella has brought their story to life in an amazing way. I reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Canna Erbes
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a cute romance story of two genies from tech world with different background upbringing. Gigi work hard to get where she is at today especially from her childhood that her parents were loving and very poor. She left home 5 years ago and hasn’t been back or called her parents since then and is ashamed. Gigi know all above Damian and his playboy ways. She refusing to be another knot on his bedpost. Damian is the face of a multi-billion-dollar tech company with a rep to uphold. Damian is us ...more
Catherine P. Dowless
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!

What a sweet, romantic story! I loved the feels you get from Damien and Gigi.......such a perfect couple. I'm definitely adding this book (and the author) to my favorites list. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Thank you Marcella Swann for writing such a great story!!!!
Cheryl
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hot stuff

Can a hunk playboy billionaire get awe struct by a average lady ? Totally opposites just click in romance ? A very nice smooth romantic story . I totally enjoyed her book and her lingo play of words . Amusing banter in this story between them. Refreshing and was just the right length . This makes a wonderful afternoon read . I hope to read more of her books ....
Kelly C Draper
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good but not Great.

The male character was good but didn,t seem to work to be a millionaire. They did not have much detail describing looks and personalities but they made this this book a good a good read. Overall, I likes the story and suggest this book to all erotic fans but stayed vanilla throughout.
Jurae
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read

Loved the story. The characters were genuine and well developed. Although I could not understand GiGi's resistance and dislike of Damien. Also, the time jumps were unnecessary.
Gskm
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet read

Enjoyed this light romance. It’s not heavy on the angst. It got funny dialogue and interesting characters revolving around a billionaire nerd playboy and a gifted intelligent girl. It does not have a lot of romance depth but it was an enjoyable light read.
Shirley Klohr-Ricci
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tough

Sweet emotional ride with two different characters from different backgrounds who find the love they have been looking for! Thanks for the incredible adventure,love this author and the wonderful stories she tells. ❤❤
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Annie Fitzgerald
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read that kept me reading until the end. I especially liked how real the main characters were portrayed and it made me like reading about them better for that.

I received this book as an arc and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Marcella Swann has been putting words on paper for as long as she can remember. After working for years in the hard-boiled world of journalism, she how devotes her time to writing contemporary romances of strong-willed women who win the men of their dreams. As passionate about love as the beauty of a story well told, Marcella is a complete romantic and believes everyone desires their happily ever ...more