ARC Review: Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye

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ARC Review: Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye
Hard to Hold on To
Book Info

Released: August 19th 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Hard Ink #2.5

Hard Ink has become one of my favorite Romantic Suspense series” ~ Under the Covers

I’m a bit torn about this book. It’s not my favorite of the series only because of my personal expectations. Please note that I love Ms Kaye’s work and because of that I have come to expect certain things from her books. Unfortunately, it didn’t have the flare and excitement as I expected.  First is the action and suspense her full length books usually has. This book didn’t have that.  Since, this took off shortly after Jenna’s rescue; any action was at a halt.  It was time to recoup and relax.  Also, Kaye’s books occasionally comes with a slight insta-love but easily overlooked as it usually works with the storyline.  Easy and Jenna gravitated to each other possibly because they both have really bad issues.  I wish there was more in their relationship besides wanting to just save each other from tragedy.  I guess, I can say it worked that the two have found their sense of purpose to survive.  But, I really wish there was more.

I do however, had enjoyed the rest of the book especially the camaraderie of the men at Hard Ink. They have really come together again and truly show how much they have each other’s back. I am most intrigued with Jeremy.  He is such a flirt and his shirt just speaks volume. His book will be a most anticipated read from this series.  I have no complains with Ms. Kaye’s writing, in this, she has always been consistent. Hard Ink has become one of my favorite Romantic Suspense series which I plan to read more of and any of Ms. Kaye’s future work for that matter.

*ARC provided by publisher

Hard As it gets
Book 1
Hard as You Can
Book 2
HardToHoldOnTo hires
Book 3
HardToComeBy cvr
Book 4

Hard As It Gets: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Hard As You Can: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Hard To Hold On To: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
Hard To Come By (Pre Order): Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


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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  1. I haven’t read these yet though they are on the TBR pile. I love her PNR series.

    Sorry this was a disappoint. Sounds like it needed more page time to develop an engaging plot and do some romance development.

  2. I’ve loved the Hard Ink books thus far and am a huge fan of Laura’s. It’ sounds like I’m going to want this one to be longer as well. Thanks for the prep as I’ll be waiting with the paper copy to arrive.

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