Friday, August 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Hard To Hold On To (Hard Ink #2.5) by Laura Kaye with Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hard To Hold On To, book #2.5 in the Hard Ink Series by Laura Kaye from Avon Impulse.  The tour is sponsored by Inkslinger PR and you can see the entire tour schedule below.  In addition to my review, you can also enter the great tour-wide giveaway below.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

About Hard To Hold On To:

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight.  He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. 

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. 

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Other Books in the Hard Ink Series:
Hard to Come By (11/25/14)
Hard to Be Good (3/10/15)
Untitled (7/28/15)

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

My Review:  I've thoroughly enjoyed Laura Kaye's Hard Ink Series and Hard to Hold Onto is book #2.5 in the series, and is Easy and Jenna's story.  We originally met Easy in book #1, Hard As It Gets, and got to see more of him and also meet Jenna in Hard As You Can.  He was a bit of an enigma, so I have been looking forward to getting to know him better.  Hard to Hold Onto is a Novella and picks up right after the events that occurred in Hard As You Can.  Both of the previous full length novels not only focused on the romance between the main characters, but also had a lot of suspense and action that occurred as well.  Hard to Hold Onto mainly focuses on the Easy and Jenna's relationship and how their feelings for each other develops after the the events at the end of Hard As You Can.  Easy's past hurts, the tragedy that has made him the way he is, and how he deals with all of this is revealed.  While we met Jenna in and got to know a good bit about her history in Hard As You Can, we get to know "her" in Hard To Hold Onto.  

The other characters from the previous novels also are a part of this novel and I enjoyed being able to have a glimpse into what was going on with them as well.  The romantic relationship between Easy and Jenna is hot and intense, and I was very pleased to see where things went with them.  Hard To Hold Onto is a great addition to the Hard Ink Series and I can't wait to read the next installment in this action packed series.  

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.


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Blog Tour Schedule:
August 18
The Indie Bookshelf-Excerpt
The Book Junkie-Review Only
Addicted to Books-Character Interview
August 19
August 20
August 21
Make My Day Book Club-Review Only
What I’m Reading-Review Only
Sweet Spot Book Blog-Character Interview
August 22
True Story Book Blog-Excerpt
Turn the Page-Review Only
Sofia Loves Books-Review Only
August 25
August 26
August 27
August 28
August 29
September 1
Jodie’s W.I.N.E List-Review Only
Perusing Princesses-Excerpt
Urban Girl Reader-Review Only
Talking Books Blog-Author Interview
September 2
September 3
Biblio Belles-Review Only
The To Be Read List-Review Only
Mommy’s A Book Whore-Review Only
September 4
Nose Stuck in a Book-Guest Post
Reading Between the Wines-Author Interview
Book-A-Holic Anon-Review Only
September 5


  1. So glad this was another great book in the series. I really do need to start this soon.
    Great review and I hope you have a wonderful long weekend Ellen!

  2. Sounds like a good one for sure. Great review.

  3. Another great review; can't wait to read it. I've loved all the books so far!


  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this, I've only read the first book in the series and quite liked it.

    A great review Ellen.

    PS. Sorry for my lack of comments lately, I've had problems commenting on blogger blogs for some reason.


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