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Hostile Takeover (Knights of the Boardroom) [Kindle Edition]

Joey W. Hill
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Part of the Knights of the Board Room series.Ben is the last unattached member of the five-man executive team of K&A Associates. The other four, all Masters, have found the submissives of their dreams. That’s fine. The sharp-edged lawyer knows he’s the most hardcore of them all, with extreme tastes as a Master he satisfies physically through experienced club submissives. He doesn’t really need anything more.Marcie has loved Ben since she was sixteen. He’s never behaved as anything more than a protective big brother, a family friend. But now she’s twenty-three and starting her career as a corporate investigator. She may be a blood-and-bone-deep submissive, but she won’t hesitate to use her aggressive talents to prove she’s meant to be his. With a Master as tough as Ben, she’ll have to take whatever measures are needed—even if her deepest desire isn’t a hostile takeover of his heart, but an unconditional surrender to it.Reader Advisory: Marcie’s sexual journey contains a group scene of female/female sexual exploration. The Masters also share her in a brief group scene. Both these beautifully erotic moments are essential to deepening Marcie’s bond with Ben.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 595 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B0088IJNIG
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc (27 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072HDPQ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,977 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!!! 4 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had never heard of the Knigths of the board room when I picked up this book. The blurb drew me in and I thought I would give it a try.

From the moment I started to read I was drawn in. Marcie is an engaging character and from the first I was backing her in her endevour to hook her man or master in this case. Braver lady then me it has to be said and fair play to her for sticking with her dream no matter what stood in her way!

I fell for Ben hard! My heart bled for the boy he had been and melted for the man he had become....well apart for one time out side the club...i won't spoil it..but seriously he needed a smack upside the head.....

But as a whole I loved this book and will most assuredly be getting the rest of the Knights......... ;D
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not for the faint hearted 2 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition

This book is not for everybody. If you were uncomfortable with Fifty Shades of Grey I would advise you to probably stay away from this book. Hostile Takeover contains a Master/Slave relationship where the female submissive submits totally. The Master has a sadistic streak so there are very strong BDSM scenes as well as group scenes.


This is the fifth book in the Knights of the Board Room series by Joey W Hill. I haven't read any of the other books in the series so this can definitely be read as a stand-alone book. Ben is a 32 year old lawyer at K&A associates he is also a Dom who does not have a submissive. Marcie is a 23 year old Corporate Investigator who is working as an intern at K&A Associates she is also a submissive and she has been in love with Ben, a family friend, since she was 16. For the past 7 years Marcie has been investigating Ben and her submissive side learning about the role of a slave so that she can fulfil her life's dream of having Ben as her Master.

I would like to say that I know nothing of the BDSM lifestyle so I do not know how true the story is to that side of the book. However the story did test my limits as a reader with the whole Master/Slave relationship. I know that everything was consensual and the events that take place in the book are what Marcie wants and needs however it still did leave me feeling uncomfortable with how she could let Ben dictate everything to her.

I liked the characters Marcie seemed very sweet and Ben came across as very hot...a Dom in a suit...need I say more? I am keen to read about all of the other characters too and learn their stories in the earlier books. There are lots and I mean lots of sexual scenes but I didn't find them that hot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, uncompromising and very adult 10 Aug. 2012
By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm surprised at the reviews likening this to Fifty Shades of Grey: comparing 50 to this is like placing a Dairylea cheese triangle and a glass of Tesco's Lambrusco alongside a sophisticated French blue and a glass of well-aged and decadent burgundy. There is nothing mummy-ish about this book which replaces the naive and coy twee-ness of FSoG with hard-core S&M.

That Hill manages to combine this very dark and edgy eroticism with intriguing characterisation, an actual story, and a raw and twisted romance is very much to her credit. Oh, and she can actually write, unlike James.

Make no mistake, this is triple-X rated stuff, and not a book I'd like to see in the hands of vulnerable teens. I have no idea how accurate it might be about this life-style but it certainly feels authentic while we're reading it.

So this is a very intense read that it utterly uncompromising - I thought I was an urban sophisticate but this book left me reeling.

(This review is from an ARC courtesy of the publisher).
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than expected 8 Oct. 2012
By Tanya
Format:Kindle Edition
Being a Joey W Hill fan and having read the first book in this series, Board Resolution, given the chance to review this book I couldn't pass up on.

Firstly wow, the intensity of this book is immense and much more than I expected. The connection between Ben & Marcie throughout is wide ranging from soul connecting letters, hotter than hot sex scenes filled with understanding and passion to anger with each other and themselves which is above boiling point.

Ben is the last member of the Knight's of the boardroom who is yet to settle down. Feeling jealous of his friends who have all met their perfect subs, but at the same time is adamant that he is happy with his extreme masochist lifestyle at various clubs is searching for something more without realizing it. His childhood has damaged him beyond repair, or so he feels and he believes he is only capable of sexual connection without emotional ties.

Marcie is 16 when her sister meets another knight of the boardroom, Lucas and meets Ben through this union. Despite her tender age, she falls deeply in love with Ben but because of her age is seen as a "niece" by Ben who is happy to give her a shoulder to cry on, laugh with and protect her the way an uncle should. When we meet Marcie however she is much older and is out to get her man at all costs.

This book is brilliantly written, touching the darker aspects of BDSM in a Master/Sub relationship. In reading this you have to remember in some of the stronger scenes that this type of relationship is deeply routed not just for Ben but Marcie too and it's both what they are looking for/need from their sexual relationships. On saying this Marcie is a very strong character and has her mind set on showing Ben she is the sub for him.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Amateur
Too repetitive very amateur writing
Published 15 days ago by Mr. G. Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Good series and well worth reading. Th description of the men in the boardroom even I would like to meet them.
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Best of this series by some distance. It was quite hardcore towards the end and really interesting mindgames on both sides.
Published on 22 April 2013 by Tim Iredale
5.0 out of 5 stars Knight's of the board room ser.
Read book 3first by mistake but soon found the others and worked out there order. Brilliant set, this Hostile Takeover being my favourite about Ben, then third about Peter. Read more
Published on 19 Mar. 2013 by Mrs. Susan J. Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Hostile Takeover
Enjoyed this romantic BDSM erotic novel. Plenty of sex, sensual play no holes barred! If you don't like anal sex keep away from this book as it features quite heavily but romance... Read more
Published on 28 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hostile Takeover
This is one of the best series of books I've ever read, with this book my favourite. The characters draw you in and the way it's written makes it a page turner. Read more
Published on 8 Feb. 2013 by Cathryn English
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot rate it highly enough
The Knights of the Board Room series were written long before Christian Grey hit our bookshelves and Joey W Hill anticipated all of the criticism that James received over her... Read more
Published on 1 Nov. 2012 by V. L. Mildenhall
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes Master, I will happily write a review ;O)
I have heard many conflicting things about this series of books from people who have read them and from reading book reviews, sometimes we can let other people's opinions of a book... Read more
Published on 6 Oct. 2012 by Louise Kemp
5.0 out of 5 stars numb
Well I'm shocked. Me shocked. Not so much from the physical deed's in this book, but I just do not believe someone would go to the length's of being beaten and abused,humiliated... Read more
Published on 31 July 2012 by nina loves erotica and paranormal
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic ending to this mini series....

What a great book!! I've laughed, cried, gotten really mad and practically cheered at the end. Read more
Published on 20 July 2012 by BevS
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