Hardpressed

Hacker

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In HARDPRESSED, the highly anticipated second book of the Hacker Series that began with Hardwired, Blake and Erica face threats that put both their love and their lives on the line.

Despite Blake Landon's controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake.

Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom.

But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.
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Devour all five books in the addictive #1 New York Times bestselling series that's sold over a million copies worldwide, perfect "for those who love Fifty Shades." (Heroes and Heartbreakers)

Hardwired
Erica Hathaway has had to work hard her whole life-first when she lost her parents and then to prove herself in the male-dominated tech world. The only thing she didn't prepare for was billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon. He's sexy, intimidating, and determined to win her over. But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica's past, even he may not be able to protect her.

Hardpressed
Erica has broken down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake, and she's determined not to let anything come between them. But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.

Hardline
Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, and he has no intention of letting her out of his life again. But when he tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he's kept hidden. As their bonds grow stronger, their enemies are closing in. With Erica's company in danger, Blake must protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him.

Hard Limit
When life has torn them apart, Blake and Erica have always found their way back to each other, deeper in love and stronger than ever. But on the verge of making the ultimate commitment, Erica uncovers an unsettling chapter of Blake's history. As danger lurks and dark secrets come to light, will the past destroy their promise of forever?

Hard Love
Just when Blake and Erica think their troubles are safely behind them, Blake finds himself at the center of a massive scandal, haunted by the transgressions of his hacker past. But when he defies the authorities and refuses to seek the truth, will he let his past win? Or can Erica convince him that their life together is worth fighting for-now more than ever?
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Publisher
Forever
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Published on
Apr 7, 2015
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781455591718
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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No one can know about our love—and hiding only makes it hotter.
 
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Inextricably bound by our past, we keep each other’s secrets. And while there are people who have the power to hurt us, it’s the truth that threatens us most of all.
 
Dallas can be mine only behind closed doors, our passion as searing as it is forbidden. Yet nothing in this world has ever felt so desperately, deliciously right.

Praise for Hottest Mess

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Praise for J. Kenner’s Dirtiest Secret
 
“[A] high-octane contemporary, the first in [Kenner’s] new Stark International Novel (S.I.N.) trilogy . . . Kenner skillfully builds a top-notch thriller.”—Publishers Weekly
 
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Hottest Mess is intended for mature audiences.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing... except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?

I did.

The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong."

A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me."

The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't.

And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt."

Would you have gotten in?

I did.

It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.
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