Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bitten’s She-Wolf Pack Thursday Review for November – Board Resolution by Joey W. Hill

Title: Board Resolution (Knights of the Board Room, #1)
Author: Joey W. Hill
Source: Request
Genre: BDSM Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Novella (90 ebook pgs)

Savannah was groomed from birth to take the reins of her father’s manufacturing empire. Her emotional armor is as tough as the steel used in her factories, and nobody is allowed past it. Business partner Matt realizes that the key to entry is to command her submission. Calling on the unique sensual talents of his four-man management team, he engineers an aggressive and erotic takeover, determined to rescue the woman he loves from the steel cage she’s manufactured around her heart.

 Masked and lost to the sensations the team arouses in her, Savannah is theirs, at least for this one night.



Twigs Rating:

Rating - 4
Sexual - Four Alarm Fire

Ridiculously hot and steamy read. Although I have never read a book with one sex scene, with five men and one woman, in one place, all in a few hours. I still enjoyed it immensely.

Jasmyn's Rating:

Rating - 4
Sexual - Four Alarm Fire

I'm always a little leery of reading novellas - I love my characters and it's hard to develop them without many pages.  Joey W. Hill is now one of my few exceptions to the rule.  Could there have been more to the characters?  Yes.  Was there enough to keep me interested and loving every page?  Definitely.  Hill had just the right mix of intense scenes, internal dialog, and character history.  It allowed me to understand the why's behind the characters actions without spending pages on their histories.

Now - this book is about sex, there's no hiding that.  The sex scenes were very graphic and detailed.  My only complaint, and this may show just how sheltered I have been from the BDSM world, is that I had a very hard time picturing some of the contraptions.  Hill spent a lot of time detailing the way the worked and how they were used, but they just wouldn't show up in my mind the same way twice for some reason.  Other than that, this is a great book, especially for those looking to "experience" the realm of the BDSM genre for the first time.
Artemis' Rating:

Rating - 5
Sexual - Four Alarm Fire

BOARD RESOLUTION jumps straight from the frying pan into the fire. Once I started reading, there was no stopping.  Fabulous!  The five men that make up the management team of Kensington & Associates have a professional history with Savannah.  I liked that Ms. Hill began each of Savannah's scenes with the minor players (four in all) with a bit of back story. Each of them have their own "specialties", and you'll never look at pearls the same way again.  I don't necessarily consider this a BDSM novel, more erotic romance with a bit of kink, bondage and many orgasms.  Above all, the story line is wonderful.  A strong, willful, independent, but terribly lonely heroine finds love after .......

Laurie's Rating:

Rating - 3.5
Sexual - Four Alarm Fire

This is one hot BDSM novella. It includes five hot co-workers and woman suspended on a boardroom table, which conveniently adjust to the piston that fits their needs. I don’t consider this a hard-core BDSM, but it can get every tense at some points. I did like the chemistry between Matt and Savannah, I felt like they really had the sparks that said they were meant to be together. I just wished Matt could have pursued her alone instead of the others being involved. Then there is the fact that Savanna is 35 and still a virgin, * scratching head* I just can’t picture this in my head, but I guess some can. All in all this is a good hot read and a good start to the series. 

CaroleDee's Rating:

Rating - 4
Sexual - Four Alarm Fire

Board Resolution is pure, unadulterated sexual fantasy. I can absolutely see this novella appealing to a career minded woman with a kinky side. While things do get a tad over the top at times (multiple partners, forced seduction, spanking, toys, bondage) I highly enjoyed it's erotic nature. For times when you're in the mood for something short, naughty, and ultimately sweet this one will do quite nicely ;)

Emi's Rating:

Rating - 4
Sexual - Four Alarm Fire

I really, really liked this book. The BDSM was not too hardcore at all so it's an easy read for someone who wouldn't normally read this genre. I love the back and forth between Matthew and Savannah in the beginning. The inner struggle that Savannah has with herself is something I think a lot of people can relate to. Fighting her own feelings on the matter, rather then give into them, scared that she would only be seen as weak and hurt in the end. But Matthew is relentless, and with the help of his team, he does everything he can to win her over. Loved it, and definitely recommend it. :)

About the author

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids... If there’s an erotic love story to be told, she’ll take the plunge. As a result, she's proud and humbled to have four series and almost thirty award-winning and highly acclaimed titles, as well as the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful and widely diverse readership. In 2009, she was nominated for a Career Achievement award in Erotica by Romantic Times.

18+ Adult Excerpt

Board Resolution

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“You know what I fantasize about sometimes, Savannah? I’m sitting at the head of that table, listening to my team give me a report on something… Hell, anything. Could be the weather in Shanghai, for all I care.” A light smile touched his lips. “You’re sitting on my lap, naked, your arms bound behind your back. That tight little ass is squirming against my cock because I’m fondling your breasts, just idly stroking the curves, pinching the nipples, watching you get more and more aroused.”

His mouth took hers again. She pushed against his shoulders with the heels of her hands, but he only deepened the kiss, widened her mouth with the pressure of his. She could have pulled his hair, twisted, done several things to buck the embrace, but being in Matt’s embrace did not suggest battle. It screamed for surrender.

When he lifted his head and they stared into each other’s eyes, his lips wet with her mouth, she could not say her body was her own. It seemed to have melted into soft pliancy against every hard curve of his, and her pussy throbbed against the hard reminder of his cock. A disturbing reminder of what he wanted from her today. The impossible.

She was making more of this than there was. Her hormones hadn’t been indulged often enough, and Matt had hit the right buttons. 

As if he were reading her thoughts, his voice dropped to a rough whisper. “You said a moment ago you’re willing to have sex. Why are you fighting me?”

She managed a shrug, not an easy body language to pull off with her body shaking and her chest heaving with the exertion of their struggle. “If you want to fill tonight’s dance card, then I had to make sure you worked for it.”

“You deny there’s anything special between us.” 

“Nothing is between us. You want me, and it’s the hunt that’s got you so worked up. Tomorrow we’ll get an equal thrill from seeing that steel prices went down.”

“Then I suppose I’ll have to prove you wrong. I’m going to straighten up now and lay your wrists on the table on either side of you.” He unfolded her arms from her chest and did just that, stretching them out and placing her wrists against the smooth table surface.  “I’m going to unfasten your bra and see your breasts. If you move your wrists, lift them from the table, I’ll spank you. I’ll enjoy it.” His voice lowered, his eyes glittering with purpose. “So do me a favor and disobey.”

* Board Resolution can be found in the Print Anthology Behind the Mask or in the stand-alone digital format.


  1. Wow ladies!! It looks like I should buy this book immediately!!! I haven't seen a wolf pack review so evenly rated in a long time. Thank you for introducing me to this author. I'm going to go check her out :)

    -Selena Mc

  2. Wow, that sounds hot! I don't usually like novellas for the reasons you stated but this sounds awesome.

  3. Joey W. Hill does write some amazing, erotic romances. "Board Resolution" is the first of 5 (yes, 5!) incredible stories, showing how each of the men find their HEA. Joey does emotional, character-driven erotica like no other author I've read. If you want to know more about her work or read free Vignettes of her characters (slices of life, or story continuations, some of which are novella length), head over to her website,, and from there link to her fan forum, the Joey W Hill Connection.


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