Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink)

23003753Hard to Let Go
by Laura Kaye
Release Date:  June 30, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Book #4 in the Hard Ink series
Number of Pages:  384
Kindle Edition
Source:  MCL
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating:  XXX
Read 2/17/20 to 2/20/20


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 the biggest complication yet—seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo 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 criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights—and 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.

Didn’t we all know that Beckett Murda would break our hearts with his story?  If you haven’t read the rest of this series, stop what you’re doing and start at the first book, Hard as It Gets.  This is not a “jump in anywhere” type of series.  And all of the books are amazing, so you won’t have any regrets.  For those of you who have been reading along, I’m sure you feel as I do…Beckett needed a strong woman who also has a squishy inside.  That woman is Kat.

Along with the problems this whole group of friends have with trying to stay alive as people are actively out to kill them, Beckett has the issue of Kat being one of his best friend’s sister.  Yikes!  But, as is the case in the Hard Ink series, they fall fast and hard. They definitely care about trying not to hurt anyone or make things weird, but they cannot help the draw they have to one another.

This is the story where the reader gets closure.  The gang over at Hard Ink is closing in on finding their enemies while also finding some help in unlikely places.  Of course, things don’t always go to plan.  But this group is amazing at improvisation so you know they’ll make it through.  The question is, how intact will they be at the end?  It’s a fun and intense ride, as it has been all throughout the other stories.  Getting Beckett’s story on top of the closure is icing on the cake.

I’m obviously being vague and that’s so I don’t ruin it for anyone else. There’s a bit at the end that seems a bit rushed after the build up, but in hindsight I felt differently.  After all, this whole series takes place in about a month span, so everything moves quickly.  From the characters who fall in love, to new characters popping up, to the way things conclude.

I’m very happy I found this author and I’m looking forward to reading more from her in the future.  I believe I’ll start looking for her Raven Riders series next since it seems to be a spin off of this series.

4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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