Review: Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

Posted October 29th, 2013 by in 4.75 Wine Glasses, Book Shout Outs / 14 comments

Divider
Review: Hard As It Gets by Laura KayeSource: Edelweiss EBook Review, Provided by Avon

Format: eBook
Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye


Date Read: September 2013

Genre: Romance, Suspense
Goodreads

Tall, dark, and lethal...

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome β€” 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..

More Information:
Publisher: Avon
Series: Hard Ink #1


Also by this author: Hard as You Can, Hard to Hold on To, Hard to Come By, Ride Hard
Also in this series: Hard as You Can, Hard to Hold on To, Hard to Come By

My Thoughts on

Read for Review (Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 5.00

First Thought when Finished: Hard As It Gets was a fantastic read that made me start counting down to the next Hard Ink Novel. (I may or may not have been stalking Laura Kaye’s FB page for updates as she was writing #2)

Story Thoughts: Hard As It Gets is a really good mystery that appears to start out as a missing person case but soon morphs into much more. I enjoyed the action, the sleuthing, and the fact that our leads were in real danger. There was a sense of “realness” in the story because things happened that made me flinch. The end was a little open-ended (yes so the series can continue) so I was frustrated that the next book was not available yet. What can I say patience is not a virtue of mine. That being said, it was not a cliff-hanger of a “typical” nature and most things with this couple were wrapped up in Hard As It Gets!

Character Thoughts: Holy freaking hotness! Nicholas Rixey was just HAWT. If I was reverting to my 80s teenage self “Like he was totally hot to the max and had a gnarly job that was totally Righteous”. Needless to say, I was in love with Nick almost from the beginning. He was just the right amount of damaged alpha and protective male. I also really liked Becca! She was strong, driven, and willing to do whatever to help her brother. She wasn’t stupid either and didn’t insist on being involved in something that was clearly out of her ability scope. Together they were a great couple! Also the rest of the guys = SWOON!

Final Thoughts:Stalking Hard Ink #2! That is all!

 

FTC Disclosure

 

Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
5 / 5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Felicia S
Follow Me

Felicia S

Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

If you want to follow her DIY, Health, and Life adventures check out Mess to Best

My Google Profile
Felicia S
Follow Me
Discussion: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Review: The Shadow of Mudflap by Christi Snow
Divider

14 Responses to “Review: Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye”

  1. Heidi

    Ha ha! Your review made me laugh. It was like an eighties throw back review with that commentary. Sounds like a series I need to check out!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge