Hard As You Can (Hard Ink Book 2) by: Laura Kaye
Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn’t want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can–and never let go.
5 out of 5 stars
I was completely blown away by everything in this book. After being introduced into the world of Hard Ink in the first book, I was not sure that I could fall more in love with these strong, sexy men. Shane proved me wrong! He is absolutely everything you could ever want in a man: sweet, southern charm and manners and a fierce protectiveness for his “family.” The interactions that go down between these men are so funny I literally could not breathe for minutes. The bond between these men is so strong that no matter what they go through, you mess with one and you mess with all. The female lead in this book had my admiration as well. Everything she has gone through and to still be as strong as she is. Laura Kaye did not give us a damsel in distress. She gave us a girl who was afraid, but she stepped up to do what needed to be done. I love the how the story started right where the first one left off with a little overlap for those of us with a lot of books running through our brains. This author is quickly becoming my all-time favorite woman in the world. I want to be in this world of unfairly dishonored soldiers and help them get the justice and peace they deserve.
I purchased this book for my own collection. I was not paid for this review and it is all based on my own opinion. To learn more about Laura Kaye or any of her books you can find her website by clicking on the image. The image and book description both came from Laura Kaye’s website.