Title:  Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink #1)

Author: Laura Kaye

Website: http://www.laurakayeauthor.com/HardInk/index.html

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: November 26, 2013

ISBN-10: 0062267884

ISBN-13: 978-0062267887

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

 Tall, dark, and lethal…

 Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey’s tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome–pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He’s left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander’s daughter. Loyalty won’t let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn’t expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge…

My Thoughts:

Holy Smokes! This book is sizzling!! Who knew a simple description of a dragon tattoo could make me so hot and bothered?  Who am I kidding… there is nothing simple about this book. And there is A LOT more than that to get you hot and bothered!  This book is a literary orgasm poised on the precipice of exquisiteness. I can only assume its’ successors will leave me quivering and begging for more and I CAN’T WAIT.

Becca is at a loss- she’s lost her mom, her older brother, and her dad. Her younger, hacker brother thinks he’s uncovered something fishy about their dad, and has now gone missing. He leaves a cryptic note to find Rixey at Hard Ink Tattoo. Nick Rixey is, as it says- tall, dark, and lethal and he’s got some hot-as-hell ink that tops it all off. He’s also got a major grudge against Becca’s dad for causing the death of six of his SF teammates and impugning the honor of the remaining five, and he’s not allowed to tell her any of it.  Thus begins the whirlwind quest to find her brother, figure out what he knows and how it relates to the Afghan ambush and hopefully reverse the less than honorable discharges given to the remaining team members.

Nick and Becca know they should focus on the mission, but can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. (Thank goodness!) They are explosive together and the imagery perfected the imagination. She is the tenderness to his hard edge, the light to his darkness, the yin to his yang. They complete each other. I can’t wait to see what (and who) is in store for the rest of the team in each of their books. Definitely pick this one up! You won’t regret it!

Rating: 4.5

HEAT Rating: Fiery Hot

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More