Monday, November 25, 2013

Unwrapping: Review of HARD AS IT GETS, book one in the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye

Wow! Where do I start with HARD AS IT GETS, book one in the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye and new to Avon Romance tomorrow? I count myself fortunate to have been allowed to read this in advance of release date so I can tell you all about it – no spoilers, of course.

***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.

Blurb for HARD AS IT GETS:

Tall, dark, and lethal...

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…

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Becca Merritt needs help. With nothing more than a cryptic message from her missing brother, Charlie, she seeks out a guy named Rixey at the Hard Ink Tattoo Parlor. Meeting Nick Rixey is only the beginning of an adventure that puts in her danger, makes her cry, makes her laugh, and makes her fall in love with a group of men that are linked to her through her father, but save her life and that of her brother.

Nick Rixey is a hardened man with a hatred for a man in whom, once upon a time, he had put his trust, his loyalty and friendship, and the lives of himself and his men. Now when that man’s daughter comes to him in need of help finding her brother, Nick is faced with a decision that will either ease his conscience or destroy his faith in justice, but what he never expected was to fall hard for the daughter who doesn’t know the truth and who will hate him when she does.

HARD AS IT GETS by Laura Kaye is action-packed, angst-filled, funny, sweet, and so full of sexy hot men that you will never want it to end. The passion that sweeps through this story is intense for Becca and Nick but it extends further to engulf friends, family, and even a sweet little pup. Laura kept me on the edge of my seat one moment, laughing another, and sighing with the emotion and joy of other moments. I so enjoyed the entire group of characters that make the Hard Ink home theirs throughout this intelligent, exceptional, exciting, and dangerous, steamy hot contemporary romance. I can’t wait to read the next one, HARD AS YOU CAN, which thankfully will be out at the end of February because I need to know what happens next for this amazing group!

I highly, highly recommend HARD AS IT GETS, book one in the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye if you’re a fan of exciting action, sexy men, dangerous missions, and falling in love. Contemporary fans who love military ops, hard-edged men, and loyalty will love this series as much as I do already.

Happy Reading Everyone!

HARD AS IT GETS, a Hard Ink novel by Laura Kaye, Avon Romance, available November 26, 2013 in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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