Best in the Series! Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye

Posted December 12, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

Best in the Series! Hard to Come By by Laura KayeHard to Come By by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #3
Narrator: Seraphine Valentine
Published by HarperAudio on 11-25-14
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
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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.


It just blows my mind that this series’ time line is just a couple of weeks. There is so much going on that it feels like it should be longer. This band of brothers are getting closer to taking down the bad guys and the plot thickens. Just when they think they know what they are up against new information comes to light. Laura Kaye has written a great romantic suspense series. She continues to hold my attention with fast plot lines and sexy romances.

Speaking of sexy romances, Marz. WTH?! I had no idea he was going to be my fave. WOW What a sweet heart and dirty talker. Marz it total swoon worthy. He is the heart of group. Anytime the mood needs to be lightened he is there. He is the first to laugh at himself.

Marz has a physical handicap if you could call it that. Sure he lost part of the his leg protecting one of his own but damn he is still bad ass and doesn’t let slow him down.

I love that Laura Kaye gave Marz a strong heroine like Emilie. They are a perfect match! Marz is soft and sweet with Emilie when she needs it and takes charge in the times she needs someone to lead her. Emilie completely accepts Marz for who he is and all his so-called limitations.

HARD TO COME BY is my favorite in the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye. It’s going to be hard to top Marz! Although I have a feeling that Jeremy and Charlie’s novella will be a winner too.

Fans of HOT romances with just the right amount of suspense should pick up a copy of HARD TO COME BY. You won’t be sorry.



Seraphine Valentine does a great job with the narration of HARD TO COME BY. She nails the feelings and has top-notch timing in her delivery. Even though Valentine’s male voices aren’t that deep she did Marz right. With Marz being a big flirty and joker she had a smile and cockiness in her voice when she was delivering Marz’s lines that had me smiling. This is my 3rd time listening to Valentine narrate this series and I will continue this series on audio.


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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3 responses to “Best in the Series! Hard to Come By by Laura Kaye

  1. I’ve only listened to the first, but I think I’m going to jump right to this one. Sounds good all around!
    Thanks Jennifer 🙂

    • I grabbed it through Edelwiess but when I saw the audio was on Scribd and I could listen to it for free via my trail membership I listened instead.