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About HARD TO LET GO:
Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.
A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.
Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.
HARD TO LET GO Excerpt:
When Beckett finally withdrew from her, Kat missed him everywhere. His heat. His hold. His body inside hers. But he gently turned her, then grabbed some napkins from the supplies. Kat cleaned herself up and they quietly reassembled themselves. All the while, she hoped like hell that things wouldn’t go from awesome to weird as they had before.
Expression serious, Beckett took her hands in his.
And Kat’s heart fell to the floor. Here it comes again. She could already hear him saying that this was a mistake—
“I don’t want to hide us anymore,” he said.
Wait. What? “You … what?” His words were so unexpected, she half felt like she’d just walked, cartoonlike, into a pole she hadn’t known was there.
“I don’t know what we might be, Kat, but I know what I want us not to be. I don’t want us to be some dirty little secret. And I don’t want us to pretend around everyone else that we don’t care. And I don’t want us to just be quickies in a sniper’s roost.” Those bright blue eyes absolutely blazed at her.
Kat’s head spun. Not because she didn’t like the sound of what he was saying, but because she was gobsmacked that he was the one saying it. Mostly, she’d contented herself with thinking quickies in a sniper’s roost were all they’d ever be, no matter how much her heart found deeper, sweeter things to like about the man.
“I won’t say anything if you don’t want me to, though,” he said, brow furrowing and shoulders sagging. Just the littlest bit.
But it was enough to make her realize she hadn’t responded adequately, or, like, at all. “No, no. I’m sorry. I’m just surprised. But I’d like not hiding, too. At first, well, I wasn’t sure …” She shrugged. “But there’s clearly something here, Beckett. And I’d like to know what it might be without feeling like we’re doing something wrong.”
“Exactly,” he said, hope filling his eyes. And God if that didn’t make them even prettier.
She smiled as butterflies whipped through her belly. Kinda ridiculous, given that she was a twenty-nine-year-old woman, but the feeling was there all the same. “So, uh, what were you thinking? And, oh, by the way, I’m pretty sure Jeremy might’ve guessed something’s going on already.”
“Yeah, I caught that. Marz, too, by the way.”
“Damn, they’re good.” Kat chuckled.
“Or just giant busybodies.”
Grinning, Kat nodded. “They could be that, too.”
Beckett cupped his big hand around Kat’s face. “The first thing I’d like to do is talk to your brother.” Kat couldn’t hold back the groan that spilled out of her, and it made Beckett chuckle. “Trust me, I’m not looking forward to that conversation either. But Nick’s one of my best friends and my teammate. If he doesn’t hear it from me, he’s gonna be pissed. Or more pissed, as the case may be.”
Praise for HARD TO LET GO:
“Kaye wraps up her bestselling series with this action-packed story, highlighting her talent for alpha military heroes, hot romance, and an ensemble cast of characters who are unique and engaging. A super sexy, high-octane romantic suspense novel that concludes the popular Hard Ink series in a completely satisfying way.” ~Kirkus Reviews
“TOP PICK! Kaye brings her Hard Ink series to a spectacular conclusion that successfully wraps up the overarching mystery and brings closure to her compelling characters. Kaye really nails it with this awesome book and series!” ~RT Book Reviews
“HARD TO LET GO will blow you away! Anyone who has been following Laura Kaye’s fantastic Hard Ink series will expect something great for the last book in the series, and to say HARD TO LET GO does not disappoint would be the understatement of the year! Ms. Kaye writes sex scenes like it’s nobody’s business, and the blistering chemistry between Kat and Becket will leave you panting and begging for more! If you expected world-class action in HARD TO LET GO, think again and multiply that by ten! HARD TO LET GO has to be the most explosive conclusion to a series ever! Do not miss it at any cost!” ~Fresh Fiction
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Praise for the Hard Ink Series:
“TOP PICK! If you’re looking for danger, gritty action, and sizzling passion, then Kaye has just the book and the series for you.” ~RT Book Reviews Magazine
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.
I would like to start off by thanking Laura Kaye for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.
Though I was excited and couldn’t wait until Beckett’s book came out I have to say that I am also a bit sad to have seen it come to an end. I was not ready for the conclusion of this series, if it were up to me I would have that series go on for years.
Now I have to say that I didn’t really know how to get this review done, so know it will be short and not have too much information, mostly because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the Hard Ink Crew… one of those bitter sweet moments we readers have to go through.
It was so amazing to see each team members work come to a head and finally find out who and why everything happened to the Hard Ink crew. Also it was nice to see into Beckett’s past and what made him the way that he is. And lets not even get started on how hot it was between him and Kat, those two were able to burn up the pages of my kindle with how much sexual tension and release they have in the pages of this book.
Now I have to say that I must warn you that there will be a moment where you will find yourself grabbing for those tissues, but then again if you have been reading this series like I have been you won’t be surprised by this. Like always Laura has found a way to pull the heart strings, and tell an amazing story.
I really am not ready to say goodbye to these characters, but am so happy to have gotten to read this final book. I will look forward to what else Laura Kaye has to bring us with her next series.
Happy Reading… Adri
Thank you to Laura Kaye, Avon books and Edelweiss for providing the opportunity to read and review this amazing series. Adri and I have been reading and reviewing since the beginning. Like Adri said, I was excited and couldn’t wait to read Beckett’s book. I have been trying to figure out how to review this for a few weeks now, but I am struggling because I don’t know how to wrap this amazing series up in a review that will do this book justice.
Beckett and Kat were hot from the beginning, even before this book. From the time that Beckett was introduced, I knew there was something special about him. Kat, oh dear sweet Kat has no problem giving Beckett a hard time, but what she wasn’t expecting was the way she felt about him.
We find out who was behind the ambush, the OTH discharges and all the other events that have happened throughout this amazing series.
PS: If you are a subscriber of Laura’s newsletter, make sure you read Nick’s surprise!! It was in the newsletter that come out on July 1st! The link is only good until July 6th!!