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Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

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Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey’s tattoo parlor. Becca Meritt is warm, sexy, wholesome – pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He’s left military 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.
With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn’t expecting to want him so much. As their investigating turned into an 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…
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I don’t know exactly what I was expecting with this novel, it was most definitely a quick read and was quite gripping. It kept me on the edge of suspense and I often found myself wincing when it came time for the bad guys to jump into the scene and hurt poor Becca.
I was quite sad with the ending. I think I expected more, a little bit more of the adventure and thrill with the crime plot and more with Becca and Nick’s relationship. I quickly came to like Becca and Nick however there were times when I’d throw the book down whenever he decided to play the hardass card and become a complete prick.
I’m hoping there’s more of their story to come but from reading the synopsis of the second book it doesn’t look like there will be. I was quite interested in her tattoo even if it wasn’t a permenant one. I will read the second novel and probably the third just to see the story continue since I love the plot so far. As far as being a contemporary romance novel, it sucked on my romance scale. Sure they had their moments but the novel was mostly tied up in the kidnapping aspects and Nick dealing with his issues over Becca’s father and bringing in his team and dealing and dealing with their issues with Becca and her deceased father. All in all it could have been a tad spicier.
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