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Books Reviewed in 2019

Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 93 books this year.

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Moon Called  by Patricia BriggsPolaris Rising by Jessie MihalikTaking Shots by Toni AleoGladiator by Anna HackettCruel Prince by Ashley JadeKill the Queen  by Jennifer EstepThe Judgment of Paris by Fall by McKayla BoxJaguar Hunt by Terry SpearDirty Rich Secrets: Part Two by Lisa Renee JonesThe Bride Test  by Helen HoangDark Desire  by Christine FeehanFirelight by Kristen CallihanDark Skye by Kresley ColeDirty Rich Secrets: Part One by Lisa Renee Jones
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ARC Review: ‘Hard to Be Good’ by Laura Kaye

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Hard to Be Good’ by Laura Kaye

Hard to Be Good

by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #3.5
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on April 14th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 101
Source: publisher
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four-stars

Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.
Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was. Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.
With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder why they’re trying so hard to be good...

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ARC Review: ‘Hard to Come By’ by Laura Kaye

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Hard to Come By’ by Laura Kaye

Hard to Come By

by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #3
Published by Avon on November 25, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
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four-half-stars

Caught between desire and loyalty…
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.
As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…

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ARC Review: ‘Hard to Hold On to’ by Laura Kaye

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher, Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Hard to Hold On to’ by Laura Kaye

Hard to Hold on To

by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #2.5
Published by Avon Impulse on August 19, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 208
Format: eArc
Source: publisher, Edelweiss
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four-stars

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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ARC Review: ‘Hard as You Can’ by Laura Kaye

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ARC Review: ‘Hard as You Can’ by Laura Kaye

Hard as You Can

by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #2
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on February 25, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eArc
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four-stars

Five dishonored soldiers.Former Special Forces.One last mission.These are the men of Hard Ink.
Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed.
Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can—and never let go.

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ARC Review: ‘Hard as it Gets’ by Laura Kaye

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Edelweiss, publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Hard as it Gets’ by Laura Kaye

Hard as It Gets

by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #1
Published by Avon on November 26, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 368
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Tall, dark, and lethal...
Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome — pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.
With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.
Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge...

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