Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hard as Steel (Hard Ink #4.5) by Laura Kaye


After identifying her employer's dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn't make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him—and always has.

Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he's ever known, one he's purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike's not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself—or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.

I have wanted Ike and Jessica's story since there was a hint of their attraction to each other.

Ike Young is the tattoo artist/MC guy who works for Jeremy. He's part of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club and he had the hots for Jessica for a while. When her life is in danger, he takes her where he knows she is going to be safe, his home close the MC's compound. Although, spending time alone with her might be harder that he thought. 

Jessica Jakes works for Jeremy too. She does the piercings. When she unknowingly reveals information about her friends to the enemy, she feels guilty and scarred. She knows her life is in danger but when Ike takes her away, she feels safe under his protection.

I feel like Laura Kaye wrote this book for me. I wasn't ready to let the Hard Ink crowd go and this was a great way to keep me in their world.  

Jessica is a fun character to like. She is funny, speaks her mind and she is a straight forward kind of person. 
Ike is more reserved. He's also an alpha with a very protective instinct. He'll do anything to keep Jessica safe. 

To a Hard Ink fan this is a treat. 

The best part is that I know this world is not done. Ride Hard comes out in 2016!

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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