We are over the moon excited to 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!
Title: Hard Ever After
Series: Hard Ink #4.6
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: February 2, 2016
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.
Holy hell, had Nick ever been this nervous in his life? He’d faced down warlords, captured terrorists, survived IED explosions, and been shot on multiple occasions. Yet he’d never felt the kind of queasy, can’t-quite-manage-a-deep-breath nerves he felt just then.
He retrieved the little black box from the drawer where he’d hidden it, fisted it in his palm, and came to stand in front of Becca. He gave her a hand to stand up, then slowly sank to one knee.
“What are you—” Becca gasped. “Nick?”
“Becca.” Looking up at her beautiful face, he grasped her left hand. “When you walked through my door, you changed my whole life. You gave me purpose when I had none. You brought my family back together when I was so alone. You believed in me when no one else did, including myself. You fought for me and loved me and made me a better man.” Glassy, bright blue eyes stared down at him with so much love. “You shined light on places inside me I thought would never emerge from the dark, and you helped me reclaim my integrity, my honor, and my life.” A knot lodged in Nick’s throat. “You saved me from becoming someone I didn’t recognize, and because of you I have a life worth living. But only if you’ll walk it with me.”
“Nick,” she rasped, her voice thick with unshed tears.
He flipped open the box and pulled out the diamond and platinum round-cut ring. A halo of smaller stones surrounded the center stone, creating what to him looked like a sun. More accent stones lined the band, giving it a classic, vintage look. He’d known it was the right ring as soon as he’d seen it.
Slowly, he slid the diamond onto Becca’s ring finger. “I love you with everything that I am, and everything I want to be. Please do me the greatest honor of my life and say you’ll be my wife, my partner, my best friend, my companion. Becca Merritt, will you marry me?”
I was so upset when I finished the Hard Ink Series. All the characters had their happy endings and there were no more books in the series. I was upset because I wanted more. Then I read about Laura Kaye's contest to see who would get their wedding and I was so excited. I didn't care who. I just cared that I would get to read more about the Hard Ink men and women.
It makes perfect sense that the wedding would be Nick and Becca's. They were the original Hard Ink characters and the first to fall in love. I fell in love, too, when reading their book, Hard as it Gets.
Everything was neatly resolved at the end of Hard to Let Go so I wasn't sure what kind of drama could be delivered in Hard Ever After but Laura Kaye proved once again that she knows how to write. This was a short novella (it is not a standalone and should be read as part of the Hard Ink Series). I read it in one afternoon (as soon as I got a copy). But even though it was very short it was sexy, heart wrenching, and wonderful.
Becca and Nick are ready to move on with their lives after everything they went through the past two months. They're going to get married. But Becca keeps seeing things (or more specifically, a person). After being almost kidnapped she fears that the man will be back for her. She thinks she sees him everywhere she goes. Nick is wonderful. He thinks it might just be PTSD, but he still takes her concerns to heart and checks everything out. A lot happens in this short book. I won't say more.
Becca and Nick (and all of the Hard Ink men and women) proved their love was real once again in this book. These characters are ones that truly do stay with you. They are all "real" people you can relate to. Once again a fantastic story. I give Hard Ever After FIVE STARS!
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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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