Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway!
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...

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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


This is Jeremy and Charlie’s novella and it has everything that I want to read about. Hot ex-military guys trying to clear their name, tattoo artists being badass, a motorcycle club and pets in the mix. You see, what’s not to like?

This series has become one of my favorites and I knew this book wouldn’t disappoint me either. Laura Kaye has a true talent to make me happy, cry, laugh and sigh. The romance between Jeremy and Charlie was just perfect! I was rooting for them to get together since the moment they met in Hard as It Gets. Charlie is shy and smart. He tries to avoid people while Jeremy is an extrovert, with funny T shirts, and with a body full of tattoos.  

“I’ve loved the things we shared today, Charlie. For real. But what I’m feeling for you isn’t just physical. It’s something more. I’m not sure what yet, but I . . .” Jeremy shrugged. “ . . . don’t want you to think this is just about sex for me.”

Their romance has been building up during all the prior books. Now that Jeremy feels responsible for the lives lost in the last battle against the bad guys, Charlie is there for him, supporting him and making him deal with his guilt. Just like Jeremy was always there for Charlie after his kidnapping and torture. Having them as a couple made perfect sense despite appearing to be so different.

It’s always nice to revisit with the old characters too. I liked learning more about the ones who don’t have a story yet, *cough*Dare*cough*. The addition of Cy was just the icing on the cake. 

I can’t wait for Trigger and Kay’s book next. 

5/5 Fangs

About the Author

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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