Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
Release Day Review!

This cover is HOT, this book is HOTTER!
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 an 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...

I wish I had the funds to purchase Hard As It Gets and share it with every romance lover I know! I LOVED this book, it is my new favorite book of 2013. I read this book the day I received the ARC and since that day I have already read it twice... I needed it to be fresh in my mind for this review (who am I kidding, I just wanted to spend a little more time with Nick Rixey!) I am a big fan of Lori Foster's Men that Walk the Edge of Honor series, I own all of those book, both digitally and in print and I have a feeling Laura Kaye's entire Hard Ink series just earned a spot on my bookshelf right beside my Lori Foster collection!

Nick and his team left military life on the verge of a scandal, a scandal that he believed was caused entirely by Becca's father, so his first inclination when she comes to him for help is to tell her no.  But, there is something about her that he can't get out of his head. One thing leads to another and Nick finds  himself jumping in head first to protect her and  help her find brother,  even calling on his former colleagues to help.

Nick and Becca have AMAZING chemistry, their interactions will have you blushing, they are so hot together.. scorching hot! Laura Kaye knows how to write a sex scene that is for sure!  The plot is full of action and and will have you quickly flipping the pages to see what comes next.  The characters in this book are awesome and they lead me to believe the rest of this series will be just as amazing as this book, I can't wait for more Jeremy, Jess, Shane and the rest of Nick's crew!

I gave this book 5 STARS! I liked it so much I purchased  a copy to my sister for her birthday! I pre-ordered and it should be delivered to her doorstep today (Sissy- if you read this review before UPS truck stops at your house today, SURPRISE and Happy Birthday!)

This book can be read as a stand alone book, there are no super crazy cliffhangers, however it does leave a little bit of mystery surrounding the overall plot that will have you jonesing for the next book (Hard Ink Book #2-Hard As You Can is set for release on 2/25/14).

What are you waiting for? Follow my links below and grab this book, it will be one for your KEEP shelf!

Buy Links:
Click here to buy Hard As It Gets on Amazon.com
Click here to buy Hard As It Gets on BN.com
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Author -Laura Kaye
Author Info:
New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller Laura Kaye is the author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Laura is a member of the Romance Writers of American and the Maryland Romance Writers.

Here are some ways to connect with Laura Kaye:
Laura Kaye on Goodreads

I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did... Until next time, Happy Reading!

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