HARD AS IT GETS (Hard Ink #1)
A Contemporary Romantic Suspense novel
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome--pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.
With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.
Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge...
Nick sniffed and murmured, and his breathing slowly changed from the slow, shallow draws of sleep to the deeper pattern of wakefulness. “What are you thinking so hard about?” he said, his voice a seductive, raw gravel.
Star Rating: 4.5 stars!
Heat Rating: HOT!
I fell in love with Laura Kaye when I read Hearts in Darkness (click to learn more) and I was BLOWN away by Hard as it Gets! I absolutely loved this book and devoured it in a matter of hours. Laura Kaye delivered a fantastic story with suspense, steamy-hotness and a great cast of characters.
Laura Kaye took the damsel in distress and ran with it! Becca is a strong, independent woman who doesn't dissolve in a puddle of tears when things go wrong. I loved that she had back bone, a cool head and common sense (she knew when she should listen and ask for help). It was nice to see a heroine that wasn't stubborn or uncooperative, the calm and drama-free hysterics was a lovely change of pace!
Nick Rixley, damn! Laura Kaye can write one hell of an alpha male. I loved this complex character. He was tough, prickly, loyal, protective, fierce and sexy as all get out. I want my very own Rixely! Watching Nick and Becca interact throughout this story was intense, their chemistry was strong and they made the story hard to put down. (Get a fan, because things get H-O-T!)
I loved this book and I can't wait to get my hands on more of the Hard Ink men! Laura Kaye created the perfect mix of suspense and romance, the two blended perfectly, you get a fantastic story that will leave you turning pages as fast as you can read them and characters that you will fall in love with. The pacing was great, the story was engaging and the characters were people I would really love to know more about.
Hard As It Gets has kicked off this new series with a bang and I am anxiously awaiting book #2's release in February of 2014. Laura Kaye is definitely a must buy author. If you are looking for a great story filled with action, suspense, loyalty and love, then you can't go wrong with Hard As It Gets and the Hard Ink series. Go 1-click today and be prepared to be swept away by Nick and Becca's story!
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Meet the Author:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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