Format: eBook, Paperback
Hard as You Can by Laura Kaye
Date Read: August 2015
Genre: PNR, Romance
Five dishonored soldiers.Former Special Forces.One last mission.These are the men of Hard Ink. Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can—and never let go.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Series: Hard Ink #2
Also by this author: Hard As It Gets, Hard to Hold on To, Hard to Come By, Ride Hard br> br>
Also in this series: Hard As It Gets, Hard to Hold on To, Hard to Come By
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Read for Fun (Paperback)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50
First Thought when Finished: Hard as You Can by Laura Kaye was a 4.5 star read up till the last few chapters and even then it was still thrilling. (more below in spoiler brackets)
View Spoiler »Due to Sara’s abuse both 4 years prior and current boyfriend, I had a hard time with how quickly the sex between them happened. I know because it is romance that it kind of HAD to happen but it just didn’t sit right with me. The rest of the story was fantastic « Hide Spoiler
Quick Thoughts: The overall storyline of this series is really engaging. It is hard to fathom that so far by the end of this book it has barely been a week. The action, pacing, and story is intense and fast paced. That part I LOVE. The romance is intense and sexy. That being said the get to know you to “I love you” reminds me a bit of the movie “Speed”. You know that line “relationships that begin in intense situations”? I will buy the “I love you’s” as the series goes on but right now they are more in the moment emotions to me. Nothing wrong with that just not totally sold. The intense connection between the couples is real though and that is good enough for me.
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