Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

June 30th, 2015 Kimberly Review 50 Comments

30th Jun
Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye
Hard to Let Go
by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #4
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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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 the biggest complication yet—seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey. A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo 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 criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights—and 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.

Hard to Let Go is the final full-length novel in the Hark Ink series by Laura Kaye. It was action packed as our team wraps up their investigations; Hard to Let Go delivered everything a fan would want. Beckett Murda goes head to head with feisty Katherine Rixey and the dance was delicious, sweet and filled with heat.

From the previous novels, I knew seeing Kathrine and Beckett’s tango was going to fun and intense. These two have bickered since Beckett pulled a gun on her and the banter has been off the charts, so of course, I knew the heat would be too, and Kaye did not disappoint.

We finally learn why Katherine showed up on her brother’s doorstep and I give her credit for the way she handled it. The thread was interesting both in the relationship department and in the danger, it represented.

We already know going into this story that Beckett has some issues but learning his backstory had me wanting to snuggle with him. OK! Sheesh, you got me that was not my only reason for wanted to snuggle with Beckett. The man is F-I-N-E fine. I loved seeing him and Kat together; the initial tension and banter gave way to this incredible heat, coupled with some downright tender moments that had me wiping the corner of my eyes.

Of course, the gang is all present working to clear their names and restore their honor. Kaye took us on one hellacious ride as we finally get answers and work our way through some intense action scenes, near deaths and tears before bringing us a conclusion that satisfied and dare I say left room for the possibility of a revisit. It looks like there will be a spin-off series with the bikers who aided them and I am looking forward to beginning them.

While each book in the Hard Ink series features one couple, the overall ARC has me warning you to read them in order. Hard to Let Go was one heck of a conclusion with perhaps my favorite romance of the series.


About Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Laura’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura 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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50 Responses to “Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye”

  1. Tanya

    I have GOT to get caught up on this series! This couple sounds like so much fun!

  2. Tiffany

    Great review! OMG, I’m so excited for this one, and downloaded it last night! It’ll have to wait, though, because I’m still on Hard to Come By…. *squee*

  3. Cyn

    Yay! Happy to see the last book in the series is a gooder! Will definitely be picking this one up soon. I love a good bickering couple!
    Also, can’t wait for the spin off too! Great review, Kim!
    PS. Love that you’ve added “steamy” rating!

  4. Heather B

    I read this book in one sitting yesterday after work. I loved this series so much! I’m so sad to see it end.

  5. Lisa

    It seems like I’ve been hearing a lot about Laura Kaye lately. Perhaps this is an author I should check out. This book DOES sound pretty fabulous. I’ll have to check out book 1 and see if it’s something I would like. 🙂

  6. Liz

    I love this series! I fell out of the loop on it a bit ago because of timing with other tours and such, but I definitely haven’t forgotten it. I can’t wait to jump back in 🙂 You did a great job with the review, and I can’t wait to read about Beckett…. oh yeah, and Kat 😉

  7. Kristin

    I loved the arc of the story from the first book but some stupid reason I just never picked up the rest of the series (umm, other books distracted me). I LOVE that it really is a shorter series so I can pick it up and see an end in sight so I will be getting back to it. Kat and Beckett sound like a perfect couple for the ending – nothing like a sister to throw in the mix!!!

  8. Dreams

    I actually just met this author yesterday! I picked up book one of this series and I am super excited to start this book. I haven’t seen these books before the event, so seeing those 4.5 coffee cups up there is a great sign. Great review!

  9. Lindy

    I had to skim your review, because I’m reading this one right now, but I’m glad to see how much you loved it! I wish I had read this one in order. I feel a bit lost, but am enjoying this one nonetheless. I’m looking forward to Kaye’s biker spin-off as well.

  10. Ramona

    You know what? I absolutely believe you that the man is FINE! Goodness gracious, just look at that cover! *fans herself* The story sounds good too, but oh, that man… *more fanning*

  11. Lanie

    That’s funny, my friend is reading this same book at the moment and keeps trying to get me to read it. Im glad your lovin it, it sounds like. I think the differences in characters are gonna make this one wild ride:)

  12. ShootingStarsMag

    Thanks for sharing – sounds like a really awesome addition the series, not that I’ve read any of them. I’m really glad you liked it, and if there is a spin-off, hopefully those are just as good.

  13. Aubrey Wynne

    So glad to hear you liked this series. I’ve been thinking of reading it over the summer. Laura is soooo good.

  14. Jenny

    I really need to read this series Kim! Good to know I should read them in order though, with series like this where each book is a new couple I tend to bounce around. I’ll be sure and start at the beginning here:)

  15. tonyalee

    I am so happy to hear this! I have been nervous on how she will end the series (and hello, didn’t know about the spinoff!)

  16. Silvia

    I still have to try her books, but I’m SO curious about each title! Glad this one worked great for you, and I’m definitely determined to read this series!

  17. Nick

    That’s awesome that this was another winner for you in the series, Kim! I have a few books in the series and I’m determined to get to it. Glad that you got answers! 🙂