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Hostile Takeover

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  458 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews

Genre: Multicultural Erotic Contemporary

The advertising business can be brutal...

But Lydia was the perfect woman to tackle any challenge thrown her way. Having overcome a painful past, she's determined to make a life for herself on her own terms. Her plan to stay focused on her career and lead a life without the taint of love hits a snag in the form of her equally dete

ebook, 136 pages
Published January 4th 2010 by Loose Id, LLC (first published 2010)
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So you have your Alpha hereoes -- you know the smirky Dukes, the muscly Navy Seals, the Fangy werewolves. And then you have the Ultra-Alpha heroes, those Lisa Marie Rice heroes, those guys who are in a stalkerific, kill-you-so-much-as-blink category all their own. Ryder, in this book falls somewhere between the two but definitely higher on the stalkerific scale.

He owns his own advertising company and is deeply in lust with one of his employees, Lydia. So much so that he arranges it so that he an
Lady Raven RAVE!
Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ruby
Recommended to Lady Raven RAVE! by: no one
Multicultural Erotic Contemporary

Lydia has started working for a new advertising company and pretty much keeps to herself by keeping everyone at a distance, especially her boss, Ryder. Lydia feels an attraction for Ryder that she down plays as well as ignores him any chance she gets. Ryder feels fed up and frustrated. Since Lydia's arrival to his company, Ryder looks forward to seeing her each morning and tries everything for her to notice him. Nothing is working, so for Ryder desperate times ca
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I know everyone has read this story already. I just read it recently.

This is Lydia and Ryder’s story.

This is a great story and excellent, engrossing read. However, I routed for Ryder in this story, he does everything under the sun to win this woman and just when they are both on the same page, she lets her insecurity, doubt, lack of trust stifle the relationship. She over hears and a conversation with Ryder and his parents and instead of eavesdropping on the whole conversation she only hears a p
Katrina Y
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of jealous and possessive men
Shelves: read-2012
3.5 Stars

Don't get me wrong, i enjoyed this book a lot.
From the hero saying "MINE MINE MINE" all the time and the oh-la-la scenes... that got me all hot and bothered. LOL

But the story is nothing new.
It felt that I have read something like this just months ago.
2.5 stars
This is my first Shara Azod read, but I have read Eve Vaughn before with mixed results. This one started out ok, got interesting and fun in toward the middle and then fell of of the book cliff with a quarter of the book left. Ryder and Lydia made a pretty balanced couple and they had chemistry. Their love never felt that deep (a lot of the "falling in love" moments were referred to instead of being written), but it wasn't instant. I have to go pro/con for the rest.

Pros: Ryder was the ki
The only reason this got 3 stars from is because the love scenes were DAMN FINE! The alpha was way to alpha and then way to sensitive all at once it was confusing and annoying. The heroine was another female that i just wanted to slap across the face and scream if only i had a man pursuing me like that I would not be such a bitch, and at the same time I would put up a wall too if some guy pronounces his love and devotion before asking the woman if she feels the same let alone take her out on a d ...more
Jul 05, 2012 rated it liked it
You know I really tried with this book. For me they had sex way to soon before they really even knew each other and then Lydia kept pushing him away I started to get real impatient with her. She just kept over thinking everything thing most of the book was about Ryder trying to convince her to be with him. It just wasn't romantic enough. I can see some ups and downs but this chic was really getting on my nerves. I did finish the book and it had a great ending.
Oct 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
yes i really wanted to love this book... but all i could see was another IR selling a black woman to cheap...i am about to give up on the whole genera... but i did like the writing... so i was going to give it three star.. and even that i could not do. Lydia had no sense of respect nor pride...goodness another TSTL heroine.
Nice job 3.25 stars

The beginning was very interesting, the middle was hot and the sex was crazy good, although a bit mushy at times. At around 60% it kinda started to put me to sleep and didn't really pick back up again until about 80%. So other than that really slow, not much of anything, but inner dialogue hoopla it was a good story and touched base on such a taboo subject very well.
Littybell1 Harris
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome story from the erotica genre. In my experience erotica fall significantly short in the actual character and and story development which hampers the impact of the story for me. Well. take heart because this is a rare find because it has both! The main character Ryder is an alpha male with a capital A. He wants his Lydia and will do just about anything to get her. In the real world he would make a woman train on the shooting range and hire a security detail but in the romance ga ...more
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hostile Takeover displayed a complex alpha male trying desperately to woo the woman of his dreams, who happens to be an employee. Ryder's alpha and take charge personality was believable (adult sex resort withstanding) as he used manipulation and domination to maneuver Lydia to his bed. The sex scenes are hot, the story line was believable, characters were fleshed out sufficiently - though as usual I'd like some more backbone in the female lead as not ALL women take kindly to an overbearing boss ...more
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-book
A suspension of reality

This just didn't work for me.

The hero was not sexy but borderline psycho and narcissistic (heavy on the sexual harassment). His description of the heroine (onyx complexion, big booty that begs to be fondled, lips so large, huge ta tas) just made me feel some kind of way (and not positive). I think this was the first IR book in which I was squeamish throughout the book.

By the way, the racist parents, um okay, sure.
Laverne Brewster
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars. Great Story. Ryder Garrison was a man who knew who he wanted and went for her; Lydia, the object of his affection was wounded and had trust issues. I enjoyed the story, there was plenty of back ground given on the main characters and the storyline was not too bogged down with Lydia's melt downs.
Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good read compared to some of the amateur writings I've seen passing for professional writing especially in the IR genre. The plot was a tad bit predictable, the heroine was a tad bit overbearing at times, and the hero was a tad too wimpy at times. What sold me on this book was the crisp editing and the authors' ability to keep the story moving. Good stuff.
Sep 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-list
An enjoyable read with likable characters. The hero, Ryder came off a bit strong but because Ms. Vaughn gave us his inner dialogue as a reader I was better able to understand his actions. Our heroine Lydia was a mess but I liked her all the same, especially her ability to admit when she was wrong. Worth a read.
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it so much!!! Alpha male getting the woman he wants! Fabulous!!
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Creshone by: Aunt
Oh I just couldn't get enough. I was drawn in by the time I finished the excerpt in the first page. I would mind meeting him if only for one night.
Mrs  Truthandnothingbut
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
went back and forth between 3 and 4, the story stayed with me so I went with 4
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: My sister
Let's just say I loved reading it.
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Down to the very last word. It was entertaining as well educational. Vaughn penned words that I've never even seen before.
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
hi how are you today ? I am filling fine and you?Goodeveryting is gioo
Sep 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
I love IR books but this was just another very tiring book about a black woman jumping to conclusions and being TSTL.
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NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Eve Vaughn has enjoyed creating characters and making up stories from an early age. As a child she was always getting into mischief, so when she lost her television privileges (which was often), writing was her outlet. Her stories have gotten quite a bit spicier since then! Eve likes to read, bake, make crafts, travel, and spend time with her family. She lives ...more