There’s nothing better than having a group of pals reading the same book at the same time, we reckon. You can lament over sudden plot twists and subsequent 4am reading sessions, swoon and whoop together when the hero and the heroine finally get together, and have lively, thoughtful discussions once you’ve turned the last page. With wine. And snacks. We hope you join us this month!
For July, we’ve chosen Hardwired, which is the first book in Meredith Wild’s much talked about Hacker series, published by Transworld on July 30th.
Yes, it’s erotica (a first for the club), but we’ve heard so many fantastic things about this series – it’s already a huge bestseller in the USA – and have been promised a fast-paced, motherboard-overloading, suspenseful ride of a read.
Here’s the lowdown on the book:
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 startup website. The only thing she didn't prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her plans.
Billionaire and rumoured 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 defences 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.
So, how do you take part in The Novelicious Book Club? Simply grab a copy of Hardwired by Meredith Wild when it’s published on Thursday and read along with us, sharing your thoughts in the comments of this post or on Twitter using the #NoveliciousBookClub hashtag (we’ll retweet our favourites).
Once you’ve finished the book, you can send a brief 100 word review to email@example.com for potential inclusion in a preliminary book discussion, which will be published here on Novelicious on Tuesday 25 August. We’ll also be sharing some of the most creative participation from the month (your tweets, images and videos) and a series of discussion questions ahead of an hour-long #NoveliciousBookClub chat on Twitter and Facebook at 8pm that evening, where there will be fun, games and competitions galore!
You can read more about Meredith Wild on her website, or visit her on Twitter and Facebook pages. Hardwired is out on Thursday 30 July. Want to bag a free copy? Sign up for our newsletter for your chance to win later today.