Book Review: Hard As You Can (Hard Ink #2) by Laura Kaye
*** This review is spoiler-free! Read on with confidence! ***
One of the great things about a Laura Kaye story is you can always count on intense emotion without over-used cliques or boring predictability. Hard As You Can is a standout contemporary romance that honors its ex-military special forces heroes, representing these men in a way that feels realistic, respectful, and grounded. They’re not super heroes and they’re not perfect; they each have subtle character nuances and fit together as a functional tactical unit. Crystal, in the fine tradition of many of Ms. Kaye’s other memorable heroines, brings an alluring mix of vulnerability and strength to the mix and is a great match for Southern boy Shane (who is, in his own right, incredibly hot).
I really enjoyed the action in this one and the unexpected moments of humor and camaraderie. I was glad to see the team starting to mend the rifts in their relationships with each other, and can’t wait to see whose swass and swalls we’ll get to read about next. 😉