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7.04.2015

Blog Tour: HARD TO LET GO by Laura Kaye [Review + #Giveaway!]

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye's HARD TO LET GO! HARD TO LET GO is the 4th novel in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance! It is being released on June 30, 2015!! Pre-order before or on June 29, fill out the form, and get awesome bonus content!

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My Review:

It really is hard to let go... (5 stars)

It has been a wonderful and wild ride being a reader of the Hard Ink series. With any romance series ending novel it can be a tough challenge for an author to close out existing series arcing plots while still providing a great romance story. I've been through it spectacularly with Kaye once before and I am thrilled to say that once again she blew me away with a heartfelt romance and a fantastic end to the plot that brought the Hard Ink guys together.

Kat Rixey is just as complex and great as her brothers, their family dynamic is great. But it's how she manages to get the previously grunty and closed-off Beckett Murda to... dare I use the word bloom... that makes this a really great romance. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts and while it really is the catalyst that brings them together, their love develops slowly and sweetly. I honestly was pretty ambivalent to Beckett before HARD TO LET GO but after I think he's one of my favorites. Like the saying goes, still waters run deep, and there is so much going on underneath his silent brooding facade. 

If this had just been another installment of the series it would have easily been one of my favorites but as it was tasked with closing the series it was so much better. To finally get the resolution to what happened to Frank Merritt and the guys' team, who was really behind it all... wow. I won't spoil it for anyone but there was a scene there at the end that made me cry, it was so unexpected and perfect and well, it added a reality to the military aspects of the story that I think every reader of the series will appreciate. 

As she always manages to do Kaye made me laugh, wince, pant, and reach for the tissues. I am once again reminded of what a fantastic talent for storytelling she has and I am super eager to dive into the spin-off Raven Riders series I once begged her to write. If it's even half as good as HARD TO LET GO and the rest of the Hard Ink series is it's going to get loads of recs from me. 

If you are new to the series please, please don't start here! This is one series you really need to read in order to enjoy the mystery and development of each of these wonderful characters. That each also touches on real issues faced by military veterans be they scars emotional or physical makes them all the more valuable in my eyes. Hands down one of my most recommended romance series. Just go start reading them!

Notes: ARC received via Edelweiss.
   
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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.

  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


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

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

Hard as It gets

HARD AS IT GETS

Hard as You Can

HARD AS YOU CAN

Hard To Hold On To

HARD TO HOLD ON TO

Hard To Come By Cover

HARD TO COME BY

Hard to Be Good - Cover

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

Author Photo   About Laura Kaye: 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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