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Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye

I’m taking this opportunity to squee my heart out. Reading this novella has made my heart sing. I will always, ALWAYS, love Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series.


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…



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



Anyone who’s read each of the Hard Ink novels so far has wanted Charlie and Jeremy to get their HEA. And with this novella, it finally happens.

It actually starts really cute, as Charlie is hard pressed on coming out of his shell and make the first move, only to be interrupted. And from there things progress pretty fast. The thing is that there has to be a misunderstanding and insecurities rise and things get, as you can imagine, awkward. But just as always, Laura Kaye is guaranteed to fix things.

So there’s no pronounced arc developing here, not for the plot, or the characters, but there’s something just fabulous happening. It’s all very innocent and sweet and hot, hot, HOT! I can count the LGBT couples I absofreakinglutely love on one hand. Charlie Merritt and Jeremy Rixey are right up there with them.

I can only hope that with the last installment, Beckett Murda and the last Rixey sibling, there’ll be some more Jeremy/Charlie adorableness.

My rating: 5

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* Thank you Laura Kaye, Avon Impulse and Edelweiss for this advance copy in exchange for an honest review.


And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available

Hard As It Gets
Hard As You Can
Hard to Hold On To
Hard To Come By


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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