Laura Kaye kicks off a brand new series about an intense,
tattooed and sexy man named Nicholas Rixey and a sweet and
wholesome girl named Becca Merritt. When Becca walks into
the Hard Ink tattoo parlour that Nick co-owns, he pushes her
right back out the door because he knows exactly who she is.
She is the daughter of his ex-commander who ruined
Nicholas's military life. He still holds that grudge and
despite her pleas for help, he looks the other way not
wanting to help her in any way.
When more trouble starts to find its way to Becca, Nick
notices the danger she is in and has no choice but to take
under his wing. In the beginning, the suspense is hard-
hitting and intense, but it also leaves little room for
romance. It wasn't until the middle of the book that I
started to see the strings pull together and create an
Nick and Becca are two polar opposites. Nick is intense and
Becca is a more reserved character. Put side by side, Nick's
character outshines Becca a lot so I really had to find some
qualities that I liked about her to create that connection
between reader and character. Becca shows courage in a lot
of instances in this book, but I still don't think she quite
won me over until the second half of HARD AS IT GETS.
This combination of artistic ink paired with incredible
suspense is lethal and will definitely be having readers
begging for the next book in the series. HARD AS IT GETS is
a promising start to an intense and sexy series.
Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor.
Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesomeâ€“pure temptation to a
very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to
become coâ€“owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his
exâ€“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 allâ€“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...