Welcome to the Pre-Squee, a weekly feature here at The Book Swarm and the fabulous Bewitched Bookworms. Some books, though they might not be coming out for a few months, need an early squee — we just can’t hold in our excitement about them! Sure, we’ll do full reviews closer to the release date but this feature gives us a chance to share a little bit of our love, whether it be for the story, cover, characters, or whatever. We’re quite flexible in our book love.
Today, I’m pre-squeeing for HARD TO COME BY, the third book in the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye. I am so enjoying this series! Though each featured couple gets their story in each book, there’s a continuing story arc that binds all the men together as they try to figure out what really happened to them and how they got dishonorably discharged from the military. This particular story focuses on strong and capable Derek and the lovely Emilie, whose brother is also wrapped up in the whole mess. Steamy and smexy, the romance between Derek and Emilie definitely lives up to its promise as the men of Hard Ink inch a bit closer to uncovering their true enemies and motives.
Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.
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 sibling 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 their desire 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 it slip away . . .