Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HARD TO COME BY by Laura Kaye

Hard To Come By Cover

(Hard Ink #3)
by Laura Kaye
ARC Review
Release: November 25, 2014

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️

"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…"


I love this series. Love that each book has an individual story that is wrapped in the red thread that runs through the entire series. I can only imagine what Laura Kaye's story board looks like, in her attempts to keep the series' plot and its characters straight!! 

Derek, or known to the Hard Ink fans as Marz, is still adjusting to the loss of a limb in an operation gone horribly wrong only two years ago. Around him, his compatriots are finding lasting connections, when he is still dealing with all he has lost. Not that it is easily visible to the outside world, after all, Derek is the one who tends to lighten  the tension in the room. The one person he see revealing all of himself to, is one whom he has plenty of reason not to trust.

Emilie is an intuitive character, whose trust has been damaged. Not only by her ex, but also by her brother, whose struggle adjusting to civilian life after his active service, may have drawn him in to some shady circles. With a strong loyalty to her loved ones, but a growing unease regarding her brother, Emilie slowly starts realizing she needs to take action. The arrival of Derek on the scene has her needing to re-focus her priorities and trust her intuition. 

The premise of this entire series falls within a limited time frame. As does this particular installment. Not normally a big fan of instant love, the tense circumstances make the quick emotional connections more plausible. Laura Kaye adds some serious heat to HARD TO COME BY, with highly eroticized scenes that have steam coming from the pages! Showing an intirely new and rather edgy side to Derek. One I liked...... A LOT!!

✨Love this series more with every book!!✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review**

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