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King of Code

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From New York Times best-selling author, CD Reiss, comes an all new, sexy tale of secrets, intrigue, betrayal, and a love worth crossing a continent for.

Taylor Harden is a man on the edge.

The edge of fame. The edge of untold wealth.

The edge of utter humiliation.

He built an unhackable system, and in front of everyone, it gets hacked.

His reputation goes from king to goat in a split second. Boom. Like that.

Some dude in Barrington, USA (AKA Nowhere) has locked down Taylor's code, and if he does not get it back, he is going to be wearing a monkey suit for the rest of his life.

Except, this guy? This hacker from Nowhere? He is not a guy.

Harper Watson is all woman. And she has a plan for Taylor, his code, and his body.

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    Lydia D. Rella Aural Fixation 09-12-17
    Lydia D. Rella Aural Fixation 09-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Five HUGE stars for The King of Code"

    CD Reiss is a genius. She is NOT your average romance author. Be prepared to be riveted to this story because it draws you in and clamps down on your attention. You won't want to hit pause until the end. The story of the computer genius on the edge of super stardom, fame and fortune gets hacked and it's not at all who he expects, or why. CD Reiss is a story craftsman of the highest level and you'll feel every inch of that.

    Christian Fox brought his usual A game of narration, bringing all the characters to life. His voice acting skills are always stellar and The King of Code is another jewel in his crown. If you haven't listened to him narrate, you're missing out. His narration is transfixing, passionate, suspenseful, and flat out SEXY! Taylor Harden and his dominating spirit comes to life through him and will turn you on in every way.

    The additional effects and chapter transitions make this a completely unique audio. See if you can pick up on the hidden meanings!

    Well worth the credit and a story you won't be able to set down. Keep driving, walking your dog, doing your housework, and ignoring your family until this tale is complete. It's worth every moment.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Nina 09-18-17
    Nina 09-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "#HarperWare #AlphaWolf #Beezleboy #Goose #WOW"

    Holy hell! I don’t even know where to start. From the get-go I knew that KING OF CODE would be a book that I needed to read – like yesterday. And not only because it’s written by the amazingly talented CD Reiss, but because it’s a hacker romance – something unique and rare in itself. But it gets even better: In this story, it is not the hero who is the infamous hacker whose motives we don’t know. I mean – yes, of course Taylor Harden is a hacker – a black hat gone white – but he is not the one we know almost nothing about until close to the end – no, it was the heroine, Harper Watson who was all intriguing and mysterious. Pure brilliancy!

    Taylor Harden: Hacker extraordinaire who is about to release his un-hackable system QI4. He is reaching for the sun – arrogant, cocksure and invincible. Whoa, was he sure of himself! The motivation speeches he gave to his employees literally gave me goosebumps!

    But then … Boom! Enter Harper Barrington: small-town princess and a very talented but much underrated (hello, she’s a girl!) hacker herself. In one fell swoop he knocks Taylor off his feet, simply outsmarts him, intent to teach him a lesson – a lesson about success, life and love. She is clever, fierce, strong-willed and loyal – maybe even a bit crazy. A heroine that dethrones the self-proclaimed King of Code in every possible way.

    Harper fascinated me, I couldn’t read her, couldn’t quite figure out her motives – while I might have suspected some moves, she completely stunned me with others. She is so incredibly strong, expertly hiding her vulnerability under her hacker-exterior, all while completely exposing Taylor’s. Finally, there’s a heroine that holds all the cards, letting the guy dancing after her pipe and not the other way around, I celebrated and admired her in every which way. Hell, yes!!

    Harper and Taylor loose themselves in a dance of mutual seduction, all while taking the reader to a trip to the dark and downside of the internet era, full of hacks, spies and code. Nothing is ever predictable or what it seems, clues are misleading – and beware – read carefully, otherwise you will be missing substantial tiny pieces that are needed to solve the puzzle as a whole. I’m left in awe of the ingenious imagination of CD Reiss.

    Now let’s talk about the audio version: Wow, talk about taking the reading experience to a whole new level! There are some bold technical sound effects which fit the story perfectly: There’s the cello at the beginning of each chapter, and, as I’ve been told, the sounds aren’t random. Then there’s keyboard-clicking and some voice-layover whenever it fits. All of that makes the story even more intense and gooseflesh-provoking! And then there is Christian Fox who did a terrific job in bringing the characters to life – accents, voices and all. It was the first of his works I’ve listened to, but I’m already on the hunt for more! He sure has the potential to become one of my top favorite narrators.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 09-19-17
    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 09-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is unique, intelligent and sexy as sin"

    Firstly, if you’re looking for a fluffy, hearts and flowers romance, this is not the book for you. This is not your typical romance novel, it is something, new and different. The way forward in my opinion. However, if you like twists and intrigue and an intense story, pick this beauty up today!

    I think King of Code just became my favourite book this year. This book kept me on my toes, just when I thought I had it figured out CD Reiss changed things up and had me guessing again. She has created a book that is unique, intelligent and sexy as hell. I love that she doesn’t talk down to her readers, she knows we’re a smart bunch and treats us as such. She doesn’t explain every little thing, just enough to give you an ‘a-ha’ moment. She dropped so many clues throughout this book that I feel like I need to go back and listen to it all over again so I can pick up on the ones I missed, because she does it so subtly that if you’re not looking for them, you’ll likely miss them, and I freaking love it! Yes, the story includes code talk, the title kind of gives that away, right? But it isn’t overdone, again, just enough to give you an idea of what the characters are experiencing. This book has so many different elements; friendship, small-town life, love, understanding, redemption, it literally has something for everyone.

    I loved these characters so much. Each one was so different. Firstly, the man of the hour, Taylor Harden, the entire book is from his POV and it worked brilliantly, I loved being in his mind throughout all the events in the book and knowing what and how he was thinking. He had that commanding presence but was also very sweet and kind-natured. I liked that he struggled with some of the demands Harper had, that he didn’t just jump into sleeping with her, considering what had happened up to that point.
    Harper was an interesting character, to be honest, I didn’t know whether to like her or not. However, the more I got to know her, the more I liked her. The devotion she had from the residents of Barrington was one of the reasons that I had to stop and think ‘she can’t be that bad’. She was crazy for sure but vulnerable, more vulnerable than she let people believe. I ended up absolutely adoring her. I liked that we didn’t know her reasoning, that we found out when Taylor did, in little dribs and drabs. It made her character even more interesting and made me so much more invested in the story. I HAD to know why!!!!!!
    The secondary characters really enriched this story, Keaton who was kind of scary but in a, you don’t mess with my friend kind of way, plus he’s British and you know I have to support my fellow countryman. Taylor’s ‘people’ and Harper’s sister, Catherine were executed brilliantly and gave more understanding and definition to the main characters.

    The town of Barrington played a huge role in this book, it was like a character all of its own. I loved that, I loved seeing how all the residents cared for and protected each other. The way they all worked together, even though they were struggling. It was beautiful and it was easy to fall in love with the town and the residents along with Taylor.

    Taylor and Harper’s relationship was one of beauty as it progressed and at times, it was funny and crazy and even sad. Of course, this is CD Reiss we’re talking about so you know the sex was off the charts steamy, but, as always, it played a part, there was always a reason, it was never just to steam up someone’s kindle or audible app.

    King of Code is the best performance I’ve heard Christan Fox do, it was amazing. It took me longer than it should have to listen to it because I made it last, I didn’t want to rush through it, I wanted to spend as much time as the book would allow with this performance. Each character was unique and easily distinguishable from each other, as were the male and female characters. He never overplays the difference between them. It’s subtle but effective. There are several different accents in this book and they were all fantastic. The standout character for me has to be Taylor Harden, Christian performed his strong but sweet personality flawlessly. As for a secondary character, Keaton’s air of mystery and danger was really enhanced by the tone Christian chose to use for him, I can be overly judgemental when it comes to a British accent but he nailed it.

    This audiobook has sound effects, seriously! And it offers the listener such a new and interesting experience. Each chapter point, rather than saying ‘Chapter 1’ is music and it’s beautiful. I may have skipped back a time or two just to listen to it again. I felt this audio production was extremely unique and the way forward for audiobooks. Speaking of unique, whenever Taylor is working code out, it has a voice-over sound (I’m not sure that’s what it is called, but the best way I can describe it), so you hear what he’s saying and what he’s thinking at the same time, it was extremely clever and well done. I say that because you don’t miss anything, it’s still very clear what is being portrayed to the listener. It really immerses you in the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-18-17
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "ANOTHER WORTHY WINNER FROM Ms REISS"

    I'll be honest... when this book started I really didn't think I was going to like it with its sound effects and it's cello notes heralding a new chapter instead of actual numbers which jarred on my senses. But very quickly CD Reiss captured me with her addictive and well researched story of an ex hacker on the cusp of success, wealth and fame with the public launch of his revolutionary computer program with the claims that it just can't be hacked.. when suddenly it is.

    And that wouldn't be the worst day in Taylor Harden's life.. but it would be the start of his quest to find the mysterious hacker, ask how he did it and then take him down. But the trail would eventually lead to a dying town whose population had dwindled drastically and the people who were left are loyal to each other, supportive of one another, genuine and quirky - and rooted firmly in amongst them was his genius hacker. However, he turned out to be a she.. a beautiful, gifted, stubborn, feisty she called Harper.. and Harper had spun a web so tight around Taylor he never saw it until it was too late.

    What an enjoyable refreshing unique and compelling listen made even more enjoyable by Christian Fox's narration because he MADE the story.. he breathed life into all the characters, fluidly eased from different accents and genders and he brought his A game to the varied emotions. There was drama, secrets, sex, passion, pleasure, twists, fun, heartbreak, sacrifice and love as a wickedly clever storyline (told from Taylor's POV) flowed, picked up speed, tumbled and epically stumbled until the HEA ending. This is the first with Queen Of Rust being the second.. and I can't wait.

    Worth a credit? Yes.. all the puzzle pieces slowly fell into place and the end result was a good story epically told.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-16-17
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I TOTALLY DUG THIS....GREAT SEXY STORY!!!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    When I saw this advertised...even before the pre-order..I knew I had to have it!! I am such a computer geek girl...and hacking has always fascinated me....I loved this book...it was very well produced.....sexy..with a little music and sound effects...I liked the characters and their love hate relationship....I liked Taylor and his cocky attitude..how he could hang with the locals, and how Harper got under his skin...I dont think these 2 knew how much they would fall for each other..and this was sexy too!! I loved how we got a cliffy ending...so this will be at least a duo...hopefully a series!!

    LOVED IT ALL!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Huntersid 09-15-17
    Huntersid 09-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Dark, depressing, hard to finish"

    This was really hard for me to finis once I started it. The Male character is going off on wild tangents about things not related to the story. He's arrogant, egotistical and uses the f-word every sentence or the whole sentence. I don't mind cursing but this guy couldn't say anything without it. The female character was dull, boring, no personality. The book only really got interesting the last ten or so chapters. Very disappointed. Glad I listened to the book before I bought it. Could never had read it all the way through.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CDBW 09-14-17
    CDBW 09-14-17
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    "This is just a review of the audiobook!"


    Let me start off by saying this wasn't exactly my cup of tea as far as storylines. Not into the whole coding/computer/tech thing. However once I got passed that, I got sucked right into the story and it was pretty hard to walk away from.
    This review is for the paperback, kindle, and audiobook* versions. I started with the paperback but accidentally left it at my in-laws house. So then, I moved onto my kindle. When I saw that it was releasing early on audiobook, I didn't hesitate on using my monthly credit so I could listen while I ran errands and did some much needed laundry. Out of all of these versions that I had at my fingertips, I enjoyed my kindle the best. The audiobook was great. Loved Christian Fox as the narrator. He did an amazing job with all the characters, giving them different voices to bring them to life. What I didn't like was the annoying horn noise between chapters. That made me stop listening after about 5 chapters. Seriously, so annoying. I just couldn't take it. I did like the clacking of the keys sounds though so when I went back to my kindle, I would hear that sound as read any part with typing.
    The alternate version of the paperback is the ending I like best and I liked that that was the one the kindle and audiobook versions ended in. I felt that gave more of a tie-in to the Keaton's story.
    I'm looking forward to reading The White Knight and The Queen of Rust.

    *The rating is reflective of my opinions on the audiobook itself. While I did love the narrator, I didn't like the horn at all. It was very distracting and something that I just could not get over. I felt it unnecessary for the narration of this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 09-14-17
    Debra 09-14-17
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    "This is the future of audio narration..."

    This is the future of audio narration. This is the Star Wars of audio books. With special effects and sound effects like no other. Listen and you will understand. It's an exhilarating workout for your mind.

    The setting of this story - a quirky, backwards town called Barrington that is caught in the middle of Twin Peaks and the Twilight Zone. It was spooky. It was Hitchcock meets Mr. Robot. A cast of secondary characters that truly made this story all fit together like a Sherlock Holmes mystery.

    Production by Andi Arndt - outstanding! The talent you bring to the audio world astounds me!

    The story by CD Reiss- just incredible. It's intense. It's extremely detailed. It's brilliantly written. King of Code plays out like a movie that has you on the edge of your seat. It's intriguing. It's sensual. It's written in a way that makes you think and leaves you guessing.

    Harper, The Queen, is the Goose to Taylor, The King's Maverick. Together they became the top gun of the coding and hacking generation.

    The one man show narration by Christian Fox is indescribable! The characters created by CD Reiss's words were brought to life by his incredible acting ability. The mind sequences and coding were brilliant! He portrayed the King, the queen, and everyone else with British and Bangladesh accents flawlessly. Christian Fox is truly engaging and immerses you into this fictional world of hacking and computer geniuses. This was his best performance ever!

    The ending is a song created by the emotional journey that I never saw coming. It was genius!

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    Prone to Crushes 09-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Well.....that was different."
    Was King of Code worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great characters and a unique story.

    Welcome to the world of coding and hacking! This book has mystery and suspense with a lot of computer jargon and some hot sexy time between Taylor, the cocky coder on the verge of releasing a new unhackable program and Harper, the genius computer hacker with a hidden agenda.

    The story is about a mysterious hacker and how far she will go to get what she wants. It's about 70/30 when it comes to romance. But what we got is NOT lacking.

    I just want to say I started off reading this book because I got an ARC but once I learned it was on Audible I purchased a copy. Holy Hotcakes, I am so glad I did. Christian Fox, the narrator gave this book LIFE! Kudos to Christian. I will be scoping for other books he narrates.

    Anyway, it was an unexpected and refreshing story that I could not put down. And of course, the boy gets the girl, but it also ends with an opening for Keaton's story in Queen of Rust. He is one of the interesting characters I mentioned earlier. Now, Keaton, he intrigues me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 09-13-17
    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 09-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "mind twist"

    New author for me and after reading the blurb, I was excited, it sounded good. Not the usual story, that's for sure, mind twist in all its glory. I really tried to like Taylor and Harper as individuals, they seem crazy, the whole town of 'Nowhere' seems crazy, but the story works and it ends well and and the reasons why they seem crazy are slowly revealed. I am glad I didn't stop listening, made me think, with unexpected twists, hot scenes makes this listen entertaining.

    New-to-me, the voice of Mr. Fox kept me listening, his voice is addictive, really good with accents and the various characters well differentiated and the emotions are well displayed. Will be looking for more.

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    "Slow. Tedious and Boring"

    The blurb is exciting and interesting however the reality is utterly disappointing. I have listened for hours and now at halfway through the narrative, I have decided to give up.

    The story is boring, appears disjointed and wholly unbelievable. I'm impressed that I got through the chapter where he arrives at the small town and stumbled through the motions of searching out the hacker... because it is almost mind numbing - curiosity probably.

    I'm returning this one. This is the first time that I'm reading anything by this author. It may be my last.

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  • Garden girl
    10/7/17
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    "Outstanding!!!"

    This fantastic story is brilliantly brought to life by Christian Fox. A complex and intiguing story in which our hero learns the joy of becoming human, through being challenged in his casual mysoginy by the brilliant Harper, remains necessary listening throughout. Christian Fox's narration is a masterpiece.

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  • Mrs D Rowland
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    "Awesome story"

    Another great story from this talented author, enjoyed the journey through the complex computer world
    and loved the characters. First rate narration too.

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