Title: HARD TO COME BY
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #3
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Caught between desire and loyalty…
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.
As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…
An absolute Hard Ink page turner!
Hard To Come By is Derek DeMarzio’s story. While fighting in Afghanistan, Derek (a.k.a Marz) lost a leg while protecting his friend. Just knowing that bit of info, you get an idea of the kind of person he is. Not only is Derek loyal to those he cares about, but also he’s the first to make everyone laugh. He’s just an all around great guy who tries to find the silver lining in everything. I was delighted that he gets paired with someone like Emilie Garza, because she’s one helluva strong heroine!
The quest for truth leads the Hard Ink team in search for Emilie’s older brother, Manny. When Emilie meets Derek, her life is forever changed in dramatic fashion. Both their backgrounds twisted my heart, and both have to overcome the issue of trusting one another. While reading, I just fell more and more in love with the idea of these two together. The timeline is quick, but Laura Kaye still takes the time to carve out their romance at an acceptable and believable pace. The emotions drawn out for them seemed pretty convincing for the tense situation they’re all in. I appreciate how Ms. Kaye is able to do that in her writing.
One of the things I absolutely adored in this book is that we get a little more of Beckett Murda! He’s been quiet throughout the series, but he’s got a lot to say this time. So much goes on with the series arc in this installment that will leave fans satisfied and craving for more!
I love, love, love this series! Again, Laura Kaye has managed to keep me turning the pages with the perfect balance of action, suspense, tension, and steam. So far each book has been incredibly addicting. If you haven’t met the Hard Ink men yet, you really should!
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Praise for Hard to Come By:
"Rough sex and explosive fights power Kaye's third Hard Ink novel, a thrilling adventure that feels more like an action movie with a romantic subplot than a typical contemporary romance. New readers will head straight for Kaye's backlist after powering through this installment." ~Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"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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