Thursday, November 20, 2014

SUNNY - BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, AND GIVEAWAY: "Hard to Come By" by Laura Kaye

Hard Ink is back with Hard to Come By. We are so excited you are joining us for a review and giveaway of Derek and Emilie's story. 

Hard to Come By
by Laura Kaye

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…

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Derek DiMarzio
Emilie Garza

All the men of the Hard Ink came back from their tour of the Middle East damaged.  Physically and mentally they are hurting.  Derek, perhaps more than the other, is the most physically damaged; he lost his leg. Yet, his attitude, easy humor, computer smarts, and pure grit make him one of the most attractive characters in the series. Plus, he has that dark sexy side.  I love man who enjoys dirty talk!

There is no formula for what makes an attractive alpha.  I recently wrote a review where the hero was so over-the-top alpha (protective, controlling, etc), that I found him unlikeable.  Whatever the alpha to sweetness ratio is, Laura Kaye has got it down. Derek is a hardcore hard ass, but he also has a genuine sweetness and vulnerability born of his upbringing:

“Truth be told, he craved belonging somewhere and with someone.  He hadn’t had it as a child.”

His relationship with Emilie works because of his honesty.  He is honest with himself, his team, and ultimately, with her.  He is honorable – and that is his most attractive trait (well, that and a certain tattoo in a place that I didn’t even know you could tattoo.)

As for the story…
I really like where Laura Kaye is taking this story.  There are some revelations that are not so startling and others that will knock your socks off.  I’m keen to see how she resolves this mystery. 

And the writing…
One of the things I like most about this story is the timeframe.  Each story runs almost concurrently with the last. So even if it has been months since you’ve read the last book, you jump right back into the action.  It is easy to pick up where the story leaves off.

A fantastic addition to the Hard Ink series, the story will satisfy you and make you begging for more….Begging, something I think Derek would appreciate.

And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:

About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She 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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  1. Should be a fun book launch. Good luck to everyone. I am waiting for my copy to come. Even got permission to do a review on the site I review for.

    1. What site do you write for? I'd love to read your review!

  2. I love this series. It's full of hot romance, action and suspense. All that makes a really great book. I'm anxious to read Hard to Come By.

    1. Sonia, I don't think you will be disappointed. This may be my favorite so far.