Title: Hard To Hold On To (Hard Ink Series # 2.5)
Author: Laura Kaye
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Military
Published: August 19, 2014
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Rating: ♨♨♨♨ ( A short romance with good characters dealing with very realistic issues, a good addition to a great series)
Hard To Hold On To follows where the last book ended, here we get to explore the simmering attraction between EC and Jenna. This being a novella, there was a lot of things that felt skipped but only if you fail to read the previous books. Fans of the series will find a satisfactory ending to EC and Jenna's own love story. This was more character development and dealing with a lot of psychological issues both for EC and Jenna, an aftermath of their PTSD. Ms. Kaye was able to write it in a way that wasn't too overwhelming and was in fact subtle considering how heavy the subject matter was. EC's resolution was excellently crafted and Jenna's own issue wasn't just shoved in a corner which was great. The romance was both sweet and steamy. The ending was more HFN which was very appropriate for the story.
Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.
As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.
Other Books in the Hard Ink Series:
Hard to Be Good ()
Did you know Laura is donating the proceeds of all the sales from the first two weeks to a national non-profit that assists wounded veterans?
Praise for the Hard Ink Series:
For Hard As You Can:
"TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!" ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine
"Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!" ~San Francisco Book Review
For Hard As It Gets:
"Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward
"Sizzling romance... The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna." ~Publishers Weekly Review
"Kaye's depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks' KGI and Julia Ann Walker's Black Knight's series." ~Booklist
About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. 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.