Review: Hard to Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye

Hard To Come By
Hard to Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye

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…

5 out of 5 stars

This is officially my favorite Hard Ink story to date! I don't even know were to begin, I loved it all. 

I love all the characters. They are well developed and detailed. All these people thrown together in this intense situation and still finding love and hope is fantastic. This book focus’s on Derek DiMarzio and Emilie Garza and I thought they had the best story. It’s told from both their POV’s so we get a really true understanding of who they are. Marz is just fantastic. I just want to hug him. Emilie too, so strong and trying to do the right thing. I've said it before, Laura Kaye writes the best female characters. The story of the two of them coming together was great. There was passion, intensity, humor, acceptance... it had it all. They provided a nice amount of heat too, excellent chemistry! 

About the overall story that has spanned the series: holy intense and awesome! These books seriously need to be made into movies. So much was learned, I was on the edge of my seat. It was really action packed!!!! I cannot believe some of the stuff that happened (and I mean that in a good way!), I got choked up so many times and held my breath. Some of it was devastating and heartbreaking. It was all just super intense and action packed. Loved the ending and the new revelation that was discovered, it made me so happy! For as intense as it was, there were some really emotional moments too. It had everything I could have asked for! Really fantastic, descriptive writing that pulls you in. 

I can't wait for the conclusion with Beckett’s story in Hard To Let Go. He and Katherine Rixy first meeting in this was the best thing ever. She's feisty and I like her. I can’t wait to see what happens with the two of them.

I honestly can't give this book enough praise. I thought there was a great balance between the romance and mystery, love all the interactions with the special forces team and women. The guys together just have this great dynamic and such distinct personalities. It's really wonderful. Fantastic build! Loved it all  - so detailed and well developed - and can't wait for the conclusion. 5 stars all the way!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

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