Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hard to Be Good (Hard Ink #3.5) by Laura Kaye

Rating: 5/5 stars
Publication Date: April 14 2015


Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.

Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was. Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.

With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder why they’re trying so hard to be good...


I am going to begin saying one thing. I hated the book because it was too short! I feel cheated because Jeremy and Charlie were one of the couples I was looking the most forward to see getting together and they are two of my favorite characters. They deserved more time to shine. Laura Kaye could have written at least one hundred more pages to make me happy enough.

I know I shouldn't be complaining though because I got the story I wanted (I was wondering if I was going to since it's M/M romance and not all the writers are comfortable with writing that) and I got it faster since it's a novella and in the middle of two full length books.

I am happy because the gang is closer to getting their names cleared up. Things will get easier for them after a long time. Beckett and Kat's story is next and I bet their story will be fun to watch. I wonder how they will fall in love.

Their story brings me to the saddest thing I read in this book. Close to the end of the book I read the words "Don't miss the explosive final chapter of the Hard Ink series, Hard to Let Go". The first chapter was also included, but I didn't want to read it because the end is coming and at the moment I couldn't handle another series ending. Maybe the raven guys can get a book, but I don't think that could happen.

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Praise for the Hard Ink Series:

"TOP PICK! If you're looking for danger, gritty action, and sizzling passion, then Kaye has just the book and the series for you." ~RT Book Reviews Magazine

About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. 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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