Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hard Ever After by Laura Kaye - Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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I am over the moon excited to help bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye’s HARD EVER AFTER, a novella in Laura’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series releasing 

February 2, 2016

Grab your copy of the amazing final book in the Hard Ink Series today!

    Hard Ever After - cover

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Author: Laura Kaye
Publication Date:  2 February, 2016
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Series:  Hard Ink, book 4.6
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, military based
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~  

Book Description:

 Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited. After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending. As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs and their upcoming nuptials, an old menace they thought long gone reemerges, threatening the peace they’ve only just found. Now, for one last time, Nick and Becca must fight for their always and forever, because they know that when true love overcomes all the odds it lasts hard ever after.  

  HEA Teaser 3   

My Review:

It's so hard to let go of the Hard Ink crowd, I feel like I have known them all my life, like they are good friends and members of my family.  Thankfully Laura Kaye is letting us all down gently (or maybe not so gently, this was a bit of a wild ride...as you would expect with a Hard Ink novel.  

This is the perfect end to this series because it is the beginning of everything for our favorite couples, the beginning of the rest of their lives.  They have fought so hard to come back from tragedy and pain.  They are rebuilding their lives as a team and finding happiness.  Of course as any Hard Ink story must go there is suspense, nothing but love comes easy for this crew but they always fight their way through and they do it by believing in each other. One of my favorite things about Laura's characters is how much they stay true to themselves and even after coming out of this 'battle'  they have come out the same people we fell in love with.  

Oh and Charlie!  Charlie you made this entire book for me.  That one sentence, was EVERYTHING...I loved seeing him relax with in the strong bonds of the group, I love knowing that he has found his 'home' and that he is accepted for being exactly who he is!   

There are as always many moments of laughter, love, and of course some heartache.  Get ready to laugh, swoon, tear-up, but most importantly feel totally complete as this book comes to a close. That isn't to say I wouldn't be OVERJOYED if Laura decided to bring theses guys, gals, and their new venture back, hint hint.  

This is a FANTASTIC read for Contemporary Romance fans, it is one of my favorite series. Do NOT pick up this book and read it if you haven't read the rest of the story, this is not a standalone....but you won't regret picking up the rest of the series!   Laura Kaye you were a favorite author of mine already but the way you took these characters, gave them love, hope, happiness, and their own special HARD HAPPILY EVER AFTER's cements you there.  


  HEA Teaser 1    

Hard Ever After Excerpt, Dress Shop Scene

“I think we’re all pretty guaranteed to get laid at Becca’s wedding,” Kat said with a mischievous grin.

They all burst into laughter. “When do you not get laid, Kat?” Emilie asked with an arched eyebrow.

“Aw, don’t even talk to me, Miss Garza, because you and Marz are loud as hell. Not that I mind, because, dude, does he have a mouth on him,” Kat said with a big grin.

“Oh, my God,” Sara said, her cheeks turning bright pink but her smile saying she was enjoying the teasing.

“He really does.” Grinning, Emilie shrugged. “The hazards of sharing an unfinished apartment. Can’t be helped.” Kat and Beckett had been staying in the room Nick and Jeremy reserved for her in their apartment until one particularly loud session of lovemaking had apparently caught Jer’s ear. His teasing had been relentless. Finally, Kat and Beckett relocated to an empty room upstairs. As much as they all enjoyed each other’s company, everyone was going to be thrilled when the new building was done, that was for sure.

Becca could only laugh as the good-natured ribbing went on. “Well, I know I’m getting laid. The rest of you are on your own.” By the time they’d all been fitted and had paid for their gowns, Becca was pretty sure they were on the verge of getting thrown out of the store.

They spilled out onto the street, laughing and hungry for lunch. Becca fell behind while she fished for her cell phone in her purse and paused to shoot off a quick text to Nick.

All done dress shopping! I’m gonna knock your socks off! ;) 

Nick responded immediately. Sunshine, you already do.

Grinning, she glanced down the block—and nearly gasped out loud. Tyrell Woodson, the man who’d attempted to abduct her months ago, stood at the corner, glaring at her.

“Hey, Becca, come on,” Kat called. 

Becca blinked and the man was gone. Vanished. A figment of her imagination. Not that her body seemed to know the difference. Heart racing, she caught up with the group as they made their way to an Italian place they’d agreed on earlier.

“You okay?” Kat asked.

“Yeah. Great.” Her voice sounded flat to her own ears. She glanced back over her shoulder. Woodson wasn’t there. Of course he wasn’t. She let out a long breath. Clearly, her subconscious wasn’t done worrying about Woodson, though, however unnecessary—and unfounded—that worrying was.

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, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. 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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Laura Kaye’s HARD EVER AFTER – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
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January 26th
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  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

    1. So welcome...I love Laura Kaye, I am so happy I could be a part of this! Thank you!