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.
As far as books go, you could write anything, set it in Virginia and I'm going to attempt to read it.
Not set in Virginia? No worries, just make one of your characters a Virginian, odds are I'll give that a try too.
You want to get me, I mean, really get me (fyi, me = crazy, book boyfriends are real and I will stalk them to them to the ends of the earth kind of chick)? Take a lesson from Laura Kaye.
Do you know what she did? She made Shane McCallan from Southern Virginia. Those two words had me. They are all I focused on the entire time I was reading the book. Because *squeeee* I'm from Southern Virginia too!
She could've written "Shane McCallan has muscles, ripped abs, tattoos and is from Southern Virginia" for 300 pages and I probably would've loved every minute. I know, I know, I'm a little off my rocker. So what?
Anyhow, lets do this thing, shall we.
I love these Hard Ink Boys. They are working hard to clear their names and to save innocent people in the process.
Shane has some leftover baggage from his childhood and yeesh, he carries some heavy duty guilt. Crystal, she has suffered so terribly because of her father and for the sake of her sister. I'm so glad these two found each other. They help each other in ways that they didn't know they needed. And they are so good together.
I really enjoy the fact that the heroines in this series are not the weak, woe is me, someone save me types. They are strong women who are doing what they need to do and will continue to do it with or without help. They get knocked down, they get back up and keep going. I absolutely love it.
And the sexy times? Woo! Hot! But, honestly, I would read this even without them (but I'm glad I don't have to). The suspense... so much suspense! I was holding my breath at certain points, almost afraid of what might happen.
Even more than that, I'm so curious to find out how deep this cover-up goes. And I have to know what was in those files at Confessions. This was so good, and I am going to be waiting very impatiently for the next one.
One last thing: For the record, I want to stab Bruno in the eyes with a fork.
*copy received from author in exchange for an honest review
About The Author:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. 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.