Audio Review: Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

Posted February 14, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 6 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of one or more of the following: sexual abuse, violence against women/children, drug use, trigger issues such as rape or simulated rape.
Audio Review: Hard As It Gets by Laura KayeHard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #1
Narrator: Seraphine Valentine
Published by HarperCollins on 11-26-2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 368
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
Source: Purchased
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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...

First Impression:

Hot romance with the right amount of suspense.

The Narration:

Seraphine Valentine does a good job with the reading and Becca’s voice. But like many female narrators her male voices were just ok. Other than that she did a good job with the over all narration of Hard As It Gets.

I had a little problem with the production of part 2 of the audio. There was some choppy parts where it sounded like they may have went back and re-record a few scenes and they didn’t edit the recordings together well. It sounds like a few words were cut. It was a stop and start recording that sounded like when your cable or satellite skips when there’s a storm. It bugged me but it didn’t last too long so I stuck with the audio.

What I liked:

I’m enjoying dipping my toe into romancing with military men and suspense. Laura Kaye did a great job with balancing the thrilling elements with the romance. The leading characters were interesting and there was some great secondary characters that I can’t wait to read more of.

What I didn’t like:

Nothing really. Like some series the 1st couple is good but might not be my favorite.

Will I continue this series:

Yes. I already have book 2, Hard As You Can downloaded from Edelweiss on my Nook to read.



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About Laura Kaye

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.

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6 responses to “Audio Review: Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

  1. I’m interested in this one, but I do think I’ll skip the audio. Bad editing grates on my nerves for some reason.

  2. I’m glad to hear that you liked this one. I might skip the audio since I already have the paperback but now I can’t wait to read it. A lot of people are saying good things.

    Thanks for the great review!