Hardwired by Meredith Wild: Review

Synopsis:

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 start up  The only thing she didn’t prepare for was doing 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 his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if it means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.
But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.

Stacia says…

Erica Hathaway just graduated college and is ready to give her “start-up” internet business all of her time. Meeting with a panel of investors, to help her finance her company, she meets sexy billionaire alpha-male Blake Landon. From their first meeting the sexual tension and power struggle between these two, leaves Erica reeling. After one steamy night together, Erica is willing to give Blake her heart, but when secrets are revealed, will she ever be able to trust him?

I am having a hard time with this review. On the one hand, I loved Blake and his dominant ways. But, on the other hand, I felt like the whole relationship between Erica and Blake was rushed in the last half of the book. I spend the first 30-40% waiting for something to happen and then when it did, it was almost instant love and then a rushed story. There seemed to be a lot of side stories going on as well and I think that instead of this being a series, it could have been wrapped in one book.

I give it 3.5 stars.

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About the Author:

Meredith Wild picked up her first romance novel at the tender age of twelve, and shortly after put pen to word processor and made her first attempt at writing a love story inspired by those she so enjoyed reading well past her bedtime.

Her dream of writing took a back seat to college, parenthood and eventually entrepreneurship, which led her into the fast-paced and male-dominated high tech industry. With enough life experience for a few lifetimes, she now devotes her hours to writing contemporary adult romance, with a hint of kink.

Her debut novel Hardwired tells the story of billionaire bad boy, Blake London, and the object of his obsession, strong-willed tech startup CEO, Erica Hathaway. Hardwired will be the first of the Hardwired Series, while writing is underway for the second installment, Hardpressed.

When she isn’t writing or mothering, Meredith can be found sunbathing with an adult beverage.

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