Book Review: Hard to Let Go (A Hard Ink Novel) by Laura Kaye

Posted July 10, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments

Book Review: Hard to Let Go (A Hard Ink Novel) by Laura KayeHard to Let Go by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink,
Published by HarperCollins on June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, War & Military, Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
ISBN: 9780062267948
ASIN: B00OP06D34
Buy on: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks

Five dishonored soldiers.

Former Special Forces.

One last mission.

These are the men of Hard Ink.

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.

The Good…:

Laura Kaye wraps up her Hard Ink series with the fourth and final book, Hard To Let Go. In the novel, stoic and intimidating Beckett Murda meets his match when he falls for Katherine Rixey. The feisty, diminutive lawyer has had it out for Murda ever since he pulled a gun on her when they first met, instead of properly introducing himself. Still, Katherine is one of the few people not intimidated by Beckett, and she gives as good as she gets.

Beckett and Katherine are one of my favorite couples in the series. Mostly because I enjoy their snarky banter, but also because I loved how their relationship grew from sexual attraction into something more. Like may romances, their relationship suffered some difficulties, but that’s what made it fun to read. Especially when one of their difficulties was coming clean about their relationship to Beckett’s friend, and Katherine’s big brother Nick. Aside from the main romance, I also loved how many of the other characters got lots of play. This allowed fans to find out how the other relationships were faring after their respective books ended.

Lastly, I loved how Kaye wrapped up the overarching plot of how the men were dishonorably discharged from the Army, why, and by whom. This was well-written, and the ending made a nice bridge to the spin-off series, Raven Riders MC, with the possibility of crossovers from the Hard Ink crew.

The Bad…:

I loved this series so much, that I’m sad it’s over ;( At least I have the spin-off to look forward to!

Do I Recommend?

If you can’t tell from my reviews of the other books in this series, yes! I went looking for a gritty romance series, and that’s what I got. Hard To Let Go is action-packed, funny, and filled with loads of steamy Beckett/Kat action. In fact, I think the novels get steamier as the series progressed. This series makes a great beach read, or any other place you decide to vacation this summer. If you are looking for something fun, quick and easy to read, and loaded with great characters, then you should definitely check this series out!

Rating Report
Overall: 4.3

About Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink, Heroes, and Hearts of the Anemoi series. Laura’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura 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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