Review: Hard To Be Good (Hard Ink #3.5) by Laura Kaye


Hard To Be Good (Hard Ink #3.5) by Laura Kaye



Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.

Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was. Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.

With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder why they’re trying so hard to be good...



4 out of 5 stars

I really liked this hot and steamy novella between Jeremy and Charlie a lot. Charlie has always been so quiet, so it was nice being able to get inside of his head and see him come out of his shell a bit. I’ve always liked him but hearing his voice and feeling his emotion was great. Jeremy has always been a favorite and I've loved his humor and playfulness but in this story, I was happy to see his more serious side. 

I was very much looking forward to Charlie and Jeremy's story since it’s been hinted upon in other books. They're both so sweet in different ways and I liked seeing them be more vulnerable. There's definitely heat between the two and I liked their connection. I did think once they got together things were super fast paced, I would have liked some more depth in their relationship but I'm certainly not disappointed.

This story contains a nice introduction with everyone in the group (I love all the guys!), recapping the entire overall story and individual couples in the series. It was also awesome getting to meet some of the Raven Riders, I'm really excited for that series to release. Nothing majorly significant happens in this story in relation to the overall storyline, but I didn’t really expect it too since it's a novella. 

The Hard Ink series is a FAVORITE of mine and if you want Romantic Suspense then I HIGHLY recommend it. I think this novella was a great addition to the series. :-)

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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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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Other books in the HARD INK Series


Hard As It Gets (#1)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard As You Can (#2) –  Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard To Hold On To (#2.5)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard To Come By (#3)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard To Let Go (#4)Amazon US | Amazon UK (Pre-order)

Hard As Steel: Hard Ink/Raven Riders CrossoverAmazon US | Amazon UK (Pre-order)




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