Hardwired : Hacker

  • by Meredith Wild
  • Narrated by Jennifer Stark
  • Series: Hacker
  • 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how 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 startup. The only thing she didn't prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who's seemingly 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 with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica's drive and unassuming beauty, he's wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom.
Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control to which he's grown accustomed. 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.

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Goodbye 50 Shades! Didn't really like the narrator

Hardwired is the story of Erica Hathaway who is starting out in business and trying really hard to make a go of it. Into her life walks billionaire Blake Landon who already runs a very successful business and is used to control and getting what he wants.

I have to say that Erica is a strong willed heroine and goes for what she wants, but in some ways, Blake does try to mess things up for her because he wants total control.

There are some fabulous side characters which add to the story and help it along. The first book seems to pose questions that are as yet unanswered. The audio flows well and there wasn’t a gigantic cliff-hanger, but the story goes on for three more books.

There is a lot of talk about business in this audio which gives the book a sense of reality as Erica tries to get funding for her Clozpin online social media fashion website.

Erica pitches her proposal to a room full of investors hoping to have one of them invest in her company and help get it launched. Her interaction with Blake Landon in the meeting was interesting and you couldn’t help but notice the sparks between them. From then on Blake sets his sights on Erica and although he passes at the first meeting he busts his butt to try and make sure she makes it in the business world.

Once he sets his sights on her, you then see a dominant, controlling and the possessive side to him. Yummy!

Warning- if don't like hot sex scenes, a plot and two people who will fight to the death to be together then DON'T listen to this title.
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- Nikita Savoy "Love never dies, just changes form~Nikita"

3.5 Mixed Feelings

I've been looking forward to listening to this series since I found it on several "What to read after 50 Shades of Grey" lists. I found the first book on sale so I decided to listen and I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Part of it is my own fault for thinking it would be on the same level as a FSOG or Crossfire series. Shame on me for that. But in general, I didn't feel as connected to the characters as I would have liked. The conflict in the story-line wasn't very developed, but I was okay with that since it's the first book in a series and most likely setting the stage for upcoming books.
The sexy time steam level wasn't great for me, either...possibly due to me not connecting well with the characters, possibly because it eluded to a darker vibe and didn't deliver.

I felt the author took elements from previously published series starters like FSOG and Bared to You (Crossfire) and tried to incorporate them into the novel to ride the popularity train. While that might turn some people off or make them feel cheated, it gave me hope as I loved each of the previously mentioned books/series. Again, I just set myself up to fail when Hardwired fell a bit flat. However, I'm going to give book 2 a shot and cross my fingers this let down was just because this was a debut novel and the first in a series, and that it will pick up and be more of what I want in a book.

Jennifer Stark did a great job with the delivery of the story
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios