Review: Hard To Come By (ARC) by Laura Kaye


Hard To Come By

Laura Kaye

Hard Ink Series, book 3

Published November 25th 2014 by Avon


Caught between desire and loyalty…

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he’s become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.

As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…


review5 Stars


Intense in action, intense in romance.

Emile had to make choices that would tear anyone apart.  Standing her ground, doing the right thing, changed the game for more than a few people. In turn changing her life forever, both good and bad. A sweet woman who has been burned, Emile’s trust has been shattered. Life has thrown her one hell of a curve ball, that has that fear all over it.

Derick is my favorite of the dishonored Heroes of the Hard Ink series. An easy going, light hearted, caring, gonna make you smile kind of man.  Not to mention incredibly sexy. He is the embodiment of strength. He has not let his disability get him down. Struggling through the pain and fighting to move forward, Derek is the kind of person that will always see the glass half full that. For as strong as Derek is, even loneliness it’s at eats at his soul.

Connection, chemistry and passion.  I think this may be Laura Kaye’s best book yet! Intense is almost to light a word for Hard To Come By.  I got chills as I was reading because it was too real!  Action is around every corner, more questions are asked while discovering the truth from a lie.  Emotions bleed from the pages, that in turn made me really care for these fictional characters. Not only care, want to just in and join their fight. Ms. Kaye caught my attention with the first book in the series, Hard As It Gets, with Hard To Come By she has 100% captivated me. If you want compelling characters, steamy romance, and a book that, is in my opinion is written with a lot of heart and soul, you have all that right here. A damn fine read.


Readers note:  Hard To Come By is the third book of the Hard Ink series. It could be read as a stand alone, I do feel reading the previous books will enhance and give a lot of understanding as to what is going on.

A review copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review.



Posted on November 26, 2014, in reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I couldn’t agree more! I agree one of her best if not her best work to date!

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