Hard to Come By

Title: Hard To Come By,  Hard Ink Series Book 3
Author: Laura Kaye
Published: 11-15-14,  Harper Collins, purchased
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Military

5 Hearts

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


This is the 3rd novel and 4th story in the Hard Ink series.  I have to say, Marz probably is the front runner for me so far.  I had all kinds of feels for Easy and Jenna, but Marz--so much courage and a wonderful attitude on life-plays the Hero very well!  He falls so sweetly for Emilie, it takes him by surprise.  He isn't used to loving or being loved and can't quite label what he feels for Emilie.  I appreciate the author for writing characters and story lines that allow for the character to break down emotionally and have supports and encouragement so that the character can try to boost themselves back to "normal."

The series is romantic suspense and it follows the ongoing mystery about who set the Special Forces team up.  This story brings us closer to the resolution.  There are some tense moments and some graphic scenes. I am amazed that the whole story line has only encompassed a couple of weeks over all of these books.  The author does a great job fleshing out all of the characters.  Each novel is like revisiting old friends.  I am looking forward to the last two books.  Next up is Hard to Be Good, April 2015.

If you haven't read Laura Kaye before, this is a great series to get started on.  Be sure to check out her other work as well.     

About the Author

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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