Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Nick Rixey from As Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

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This week by book boyfriend is Nick Rixey from As Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye.  He's hot, all kinds of sexy, ex-military - special forces, tattooed, mysterious, and an all around great guy.
Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink #1)
by Laura Kaye
Published:  November 26, 2013
Publisher:  Avon
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.

Happiness wasn't something you found, happiness was something you made-by living in the moment, by cherishing the people in your life right now, by finding the courage to change those things you didn't like.

"I am wound too tight, Becca. Do you understand? In about ten seconds, I'm going to be all over you. And I'm not going to be able to go slow. It's gonna be hard and fast and rough."
He meant it as a warning, but Becca heard it as an engraved invitation on fine lined paper. That was a party she so wanted to attend

“Sometimes you plodded through life with nothing changing from one month to the next no matter how much you yearned for revolution to erupt beneath your feet.And sometimes your whole world imploded and rebuilt itself in matter of seconds.” 

And now his cock wanted back in the game. F**k.

Yes, please.

Jesus, when your brain started talking to your cock, you were on some f**king really thin ice.” 

“God, this kiss. It was the kind she'd remember forever, that would invade her dreams and haunt her in quiet moments. The kind her older self could look back on and know, once, she'd really lived. The kind that, no matter what, she could never, ever regret.” 

"Much as he'd told himself all the reasons to resist his attraction to her, facts were facts.  He needed to be there for her - to protect, comfort, support.  And he needed the redeeming light of her sunshine on his body, his heart, his soul.  Right or wrong."

Normal price $4.99 | Sale price $1.99
4.6 / 5 Rating on 201 reviews!
NOMINATED for Best Romantic Suspense of 2013 in the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards
"Edgy, sexy and full of suspense!  
A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward

Buy on Amazon or B&N


  1. I love that you take part in this meme every week Ellen, gives me a chance to drool over all the eye candy you post for it. ;)

    1. Thanks. I think it is one of the most fun meme's I participate in :)

  2. Replies
    1. He is isn't he :) Can't wait to read Shane's story.

  3. +JMJ+

    This isn't really the sort of Romance I go for, but I can see the appeal of Nick. =)

  4. Yummy cover and he sounds yummy too!


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