Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HARD TO LET GO (A Hard Ink Novel) by Laura Kaye: Review and Excerpt Tour with Giveaway

HTLG Tour Banner 2We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye's HARD TO LET GO! HARD TO LET GO is the 4th novel in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance! It is being released on June 30, 2015!! Pre-order before or on June 29, fill out the form, and get awesome bonus content!

Hard to Let Go - cover
Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

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Hard To Let Go Review and Excerpt Tour
June 22
She Hearts Books-Review & Excerpt
Deluged With Books Café-Review & Excerpt
Hot Guys in Books-Review & Excerpt
Read, Write, Ripley-Review
Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads-Review & Excerpt
June 23
Reads All The Books-Review &; Excerpt
Always YA At Heart-Review & Excerpt
Mignon Mykel-Review & Excerpt
Inner Goddess-Review & Excerpt
Shameless Book Club-Review & Excerpt
June 24
Cocktails and Books-Review & Excerpt
My Book Snack-Review & Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews-Review & Excerpt
NC 2 DC-Review & Excerpt
June 25
JB’s Book Obsession Blog-Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads-Review & Excerpt
Book Starlets-Excerpt
Viviana, Enchantress Of Books-Review & Excerpt
DayReader Reviews-Review & Excerpt
June 26
Love Affair With an E-Reader-Review & Excerpt
Wicked Cool Flight-Review & Excerpt
Sofia Loves Books-Review & Excerpt
June 27
Made for You Book Reviews-Review
Jodie’s W.I.N.E List-Review & Excerpt
Sweet Reads-Review & Excerpt
Babu’s Bookshelf-Review & Excerpt
June 28
The Book Hammock-Review
The Bookworms Obsession-Review & Excerpt
Kelsey’s Corner Time-Review & Excerpt
June 29
Untamed Bibliophiles-Review & Excerpt
The Book Whisperer-Review
Eden Ashe-Review & Excerpt
June 30
Reading in Pajamas-Review & Excerpt
What I’m Reading-Review & Excerpt
Typical Distractions-Review & Excerpt
July 1
July 2
The Book Junkie-Review & Excerpt
Becky on Books-Review & Excerpt
Ever After Book Reviews-Review & Excerpt
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance-Review & Excerpt
July 3
Books Need TLC-Review
Talking Books Blog-Review & Excerpt
Book Nook Nuts-Review & Excerpt
Red Cheeks Reads-Excerpt
July 4
RhiReading-Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book-Review & Excerpt
Sexy Bibliophiles-Review & Excerpt
Summer’s Book Blog-Review
Reading Between the Wines-Excerpt

Hard Ink Series Trailer:

Link: https://youtu.be/qM45fjLJXXk

Praise for HARD TO LET GO:
“Kaye wraps up her bestselling series with this action-packed story, highlighting her talent for alpha military heroes, hot romance, and an ensemble cast of characters who are unique and engaging. A super sexy, high-octane romantic suspense novel that concludes the popular Hard Ink series in a completely satisfying way.” ~Kirkus Reviews

“TOP PICK! Kaye brings her Hard Ink series to a spectacular conclusion that successfully wraps up the overarching mystery and brings closure to her compelling characters. Kaye really nails it with this awesome book and series!” ~RT Book Reviews

“HARD TO LET GO will blow you away! Anyone who has been following Laura Kaye’s fantastic Hard Ink series will expect something great for the last book in the series, and to say HARD TO LET GO does not disappoint would be the understatement of the year! Ms. Kaye writes sex scenes like it’s nobody’s business, and the blistering chemistry between Kat and Becket will leave you panting and begging for more! If you expected world-class action in HARD TO LET GO, think again and multiply that by ten! HARD TO LET GO has to be the most explosive conclusion to a series ever! Do not miss it at any cost!” ~Fresh Fiction

HARD TO LET GO Excerpt: 
Kissing and more 
Time slowed and Kat’s heart raced as Beckett slowly leaned in.     
            By the time her mind shoved through the haze of surprise and lust to react, his lips were brushing hers.
            Just a brush of skin on skin, amazingly soft and tentative. So surprising given his size.
            The world froze for a long moment, but then that little bit of contact set off a flash fire in Kat’s blood. And apparently Beckett’s, too.
            Because the kiss turned instantly and blisteringly devouring. On a groan, his tongue invaded her mouth, and she sucked him in deep. Their hands pulled one another closer and their bodies collided. Their height differentiation was so great that Kat had to push onto her tiptoes and Beckett had to lean way down. Kat wasn’t sure if she pulled herself up or Beckett lifted her, but the next thing she knew her legs were wrapped around his hips and his hands gripped her ass.
            They stumbled into her room and Beckett kicked the door shut behind them. Kat moaned as her back came up against the wall and his erection ground against her core.
            With his tongue in her mouth and his hands roaming her body and his hips pressing maddeningly against the center of her need, Kat was possibly more overwhelmed than she’d ever been in her life. Beckett Murda was all she felt, saw, smelled, tasted. Her mind was on a repeating track of Wait … wait … omigod … what’s happening? But her body had totally left the station.
            Whatever small part of her wanted to pull back or slow down gave way to the more urgent need to let go. Let go of worrying about Cole. Let go of the fear she felt for her brothers. Let go of the horrible images she carried in her mind of the Hard Ink roof collapsing and Jeremy going down with it, which was the scariest thing she’d ever seen.
            Not to mention the conversation she needed to have, the one that would force her to break confidentialities and put her job at risk.
            So she did. Kat let it all go in favor of letting Beckett pull her under the waves with him.
            She plowed her fingers into his hair, which was just long enough to grip and tug, and squeezed her legs around his hips, bringing them closer. Creating more of that delicious friction. He groaned low in his throat, and the sound reverberated into her belly, causing her to grind her hips forward against him.
            Wait … wait … wait … turned into want … want … want …
            “Jesus, want you, too,” he growled. He kissed and licked at her jaw, her ear, her neck.
            “Beckett,” she rasped as he trailed little bites down the side of her throat. She bowed off the wall, thrusting against him. And, God, he was deliciously hard and thick between her legs.
            Suddenly, she wanted to know: Just. How. Thick.

My Review:  I have thoroughly enjoyed Laura Kaye's Hard Ink series and she did not disappoint with HARD TO LET GO, which is the final installment, and is Beckett Murda  and Katherine Rixey's story.  Beckett, along with his former Special Forces Team are investigating the events that led to their discharge from the Army.  A series of events that have taken place more than a year after the incident in question have given them hope and a reason to think that their honor can be restored.  As they dig deeper, they soon discover how much more intricate the web of deception that has been woven to cover up the truth really is.  As things get more intense while an end to their questions begins to come into sight, the action and danger once again intensify.  

Kat Rixey is Nick and Jeremy's little sister, and is just as feisty and headstrong as her brothers, especially Nick.  She is also a lawyer, and upon weighing her loyalties to her job and her family, well.....family definitely won out.  With her help, a light begins to become visible at the end of a very dark and trying tunnel.  What neither Kat or Beckett considered, was the fact that they would fall for each other, and fall hard.  Both of them have issues, Beckett's stemming back to childhood, and Kat's revolving around something more recent,  Because of his past, Beckett is very guarded and doesn't let people in.  That said, Kat Rixey just jumped on that wall and climbed it, and Beckett finds himself dealing with a hot, feisty, sassy, and determined Kat Rixey.  

The chemistry between these two is off the charts hot, and is something that is almost palpable, Something that Kat and Beckett can't deny, despite their attempts to convince themselves otherwise.  This, combined with the intense action packed drama that occurs as the story comes to a head, provides readers with a novel that will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can read them.  I loved the romance between these two, which was not only hot, but proved to be very entertaining as well.  I also loved how all the other characters from the previous novels play big parts in this installment, keeping you connected to them as well.  I loved how the book ended and where Laura Kaye concluded this series, while at the same time setting up her readers for what is coming next,  Contemporary romance fans, HARD TO LET GO and the entire Hard Ink series is a hot, action-packed, sexy read that you will most definitely want to add to your TBR list.  
4.5 Hearts

And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:
Hard as It gets

Hard as You Can

Hard To Hold On To

Hard To Come By Cover

Hard to Be Good - Cover

Praise for the Hard Ink Series:
"TOP PICK! If you're looking for danger, gritty action, and sizzling passion, then Kaye has just the book and the series for you." ~RT Book Reviews Magazine

Author PhotoAbout Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. 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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  1. This definitely looks like it was another wonderful addition to the series!


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