Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Laura Kaye's HARD AS IT GETS

Book Name:  Hard As It Gets
Author's Name:  Laura Kaye
Main Characters:  Becca Merritt, Nick Rixey
Series:  The Hard Ink Series
Release Date:  November 26th, 2013
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Available at:  Amazon   B&N   iBookStore  

BLURB: 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 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...

 Shonna's review:  Betrayed by a man he admired and looked up to, Nick Rixey now carries the memories of that horrific event that changed the course of his life and his Army Special Forces team brothers forever. Yet from that day forth the deception and dishonesty continued to snowball dramatically. Dealing with something that was out of their control, there was no choice but a less than honorable discharge from the military. Now a silent partner for “Hard Ink Tattoo” with is brother, Jeremy, Nick has had a rough year living with the guilt and pain. To make matters worse, now he continues to see the beautiful blue eyes in his mind of the woman he turned away and refused to help. 
The only family she has left, her brother Charlie, has gone missing. With only a few short words that he left in a message, Becca feels she is grasping at straws to find someone or something that will lead her to find him. Desperate, she turns to the only name she has for help, Rixey. Unknowingly stepping into the world of one of the very men that her father ruined and destroyed, Becca soon learns that she could also hold the key to help find the clues needed to clear his name and his team brothers.

It is so exciting for me to share my thoughts about this book. Laura Kaye’s work is always something I look forward to reading because she consistently writes a winner. She is such a talented author and never falls short of achieving another excellent read for her fans. I am so in love with this story and characters, there is no doubt in my mind that there will be several  (much anticipated) installments to come. Hot sexy guys, dynamite action, risky danger, blistering love making, I could go on and on. Everything needed to create a book that is sure to be one of your all time favorites is rolled-up in this cover. Want to get a good friend the best Christmas present ever this year? I guarantee this will be one fantastic gift that they will thoroughly enjoy and thank you for a long time to come.
My rating: An Absolute 5

Excerpt from HARD AS IT GETS

Nick wanted to claim her and possess her and climb so far inside her heat that he’d forget about all the shit in his head. He wanted her writhing under him and boneless with pleasure and crying his name out loud. He wanted her seeking safety in his arms and comfort from his hands.
He spun the chair around to face her. She reared back on her knees and her gaze flew up to his. He shook his head, competing desires warring inside him. To possess her and protect her. To be honest and shield her from hurt. To do the right thing and do what felt right.
Damnit, he needed her.
On a groan, he reached out, grasped her neck, and hauled her up to him.
Rixey consumed her with the kiss, pouring every bit of his gratitude and desire into the movement of his lips, his tongue, his hands. She moaned in surprise, and he devoured that, too. God, she smelled of warm vanilla and tasted of mint. Little needful whimpers and sighs and gasps spilled out around their lips, and he reveled in every last note of her pleasure, of her desire. He pulled her closer and penetrated her more deeply with his tongue. The damn backrest separated them, but he couldn’t let her go long enough to rectify the problem.
“God, sunshine, what are you doing to me?” he rasped around the edge of a kiss. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice thoughts. I love Laura too :). This looks look another winner for her.