Hard to Be Good

Hard to Be GoodHard Ink Tattoo Owner Jeremy Rixey Has Taken On His Brother S Stateside Fight Against The Forces That Nearly Killed Nick And His Special Forces Team A Year Before Now, Jeremy S Whole World Has Been Turned Upside Down Not The Least Of Which By A Brilliant, Quiet Blond Man Who Tempts Jeremy To Settle Down For The First Time EverRecent Kidnapping Victim Charlie Merritt Has Always Been Better With Computers Than People, So When He S Drawn Into The SF Team S Investigation Of His Army Colonel Father S Corruption, He S Surprised To Find Acceptance And Friendship Especially Since His Father Never Accepted Who Charlie Was Even Surprising Is The Heated Tension Charlie Feels With Sexy, Tattooed Jeremy, Charlie S Opposite In Almost Every WayWith Tragedy And Chaos All Around Them, Temptation Flashes Hot, And Jeremy And Charlie Can T Help But Wonder Why They Re Trying So Hard To Be Good 4 You re always good company, to me Stars Hard to Be Good is the fifth book novella in Laura Kaye s Hard Ink Series, this isof an interlude than anything, and doesn t offer a huge amount of development on the bigger issues that Nick Rixey and the rest of his remaining team are trying to investigate and solve in relation to their discharge from the Army This novella focuses on Jeremy Nick s brother and Charlie Merritt, the guy that basically started the ball rolling in book one, Har 4 You re always good company, to me Stars Hard to Be Good is the fifth book novella in Laura Kaye s Hard Ink Series, this isof an interlude than anything, and doesn t offer a huge amount of development on the bigger issues that Nick Rixey and the rest of his remaining team are trying to investigate and solve in relation to their discharge from the Army This novella focuses on Jeremy Nick s brother and Charlie Merritt, the guy that basically started the ball rolling in book one, Hard as It Gets, by being the victim of a kidnapping.I will admit that I am not a huge M M reader, it is not a genre I would actively seek out under normal circumstances, but Laura has interspersed the story and relationship development between Charlie and Jer, throughout the previous books in the series, and having followed their journey through all the thrills and spills in the previous installments, I was just as excited to read of them finally getting their happily ever after, just as much as everyone else in the crew Jer is quite an outgoing and vivacious character, being inked and pierced he is pretty much the opposite to shy and introverted Charlie, but their bond was built whilst Charlie was recovering from his ordeal, and their emotional connection strengthened by the time they have spent together in close quarters living and working above the Hard Ink Studio, not forgetting the attraction that has grown and been simmering between them as they spendandtime together I m real This what s happening between us is real I found this quite an emotional read, Jer has so muchto him than the ink and metal that is immediately visible, his sensitivity to the suffering of those around him and the loss of team members that he perceives to be his fault is something he tries to hide from the others, but Charlie sees past the jovial fa ade and jokey t shirts to the hurt and guilt ridden guy inside On the other side, Jer offers Charlie the things that he struggles with in the form of acceptance of who he is and how he wants to live.As I said you don t need to read this novella to keep up with the Hard Ink series as a whole, but Laura has given Jeremy and Charlie such a sweet, sexy a ten on the hotness scale for me and emotional coming together, that I would recommend you give it a try Now that I ve seen you cock, I m not going to be able to live without feeling it in my throat The humor is still there as well, and the interaction with the rest of the team as well as the inclusion of a one eyed cat, breaks it all up nicely with a few well placed giggles Beckett Murda and Kat Rixey are up next in the final sad face book in the Hard Ink series, Hard to Let Go is due in June, and the title says it all, because it will be extremely Hard to Let Go of this series and the characters in it, they have all been so easy to fall in love with.ARC generously provided by the publisher via Edelweiss, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review Review and rating removed Hard to Be Good is book 3.5 in Laura Kaye s Hard Ink series and her first foray into m m Laura Kaye is a go to het romance author for me and her Hearts in Darkness novella is one of my favorite sexy reads That being said, I was no less nervous for her crossing overand though it s being done muchsuccessfully these days by many authors, it s not a guaranteed home run.Thankfully, she completely stuck to what I love about her other books and remained really true to her style And it Hard to Be Good is book 3.5 in Laura Kaye s Hard Ink series and her first foray into m m Laura Kaye is a go to het romance author for me and her Hearts in Darkness novella is one of my favorite sexy reads That being said, I was no less nervous for her crossing overand though it s being done muchsuccessfully these days by many authors, it s not a guaranteed home run.Thankfully, she completely stuck to what I love about her other books and remained really true to her style And it worked.First, this bookwell, I m gonna say it though I m not sure if this is the official lineit really CANNOT be read as a standalone I think the author tries to do some backtelling of the stories that lead up to Jeremy and Charlie falling for each other But those summary statements really fall short And frankly, they make the book weakermuddied I personally would have preferred a lot less review of the lead up andof the story itself Though I ve read the entire series, I will say that you probably can just read book 3, Hard to Come By, and have a good grasp of what s going on.Jeremy is the owner of a tattoo shop and Charlie is a computer expertand they have family ties to many of the characters introduced in earlier books Jeremy is bi sexual, outgoing, and sexy as fuck Charlie is a bit shyer, has gone through hell and back, and warms my heart The two of them together make SUCH a sweet couple, I wanted to jump for joy that it was finally happening.Laura Kaye knows how to write sexynot just sexbut sexy Every interaction between the two was FILLED with sexual tension and it was HOT and also SWEET and at times FUNNY The connection and pull of attraction between Jeremy and Charlie was so strong, I felt RIGHT THERE the whole time I was reading Like I was some tattood biker chick voyeur in the background creepy And it was also great seeing some of my favorite characters from previous books play heavily into the story.This novella is not as gritty or dark as the books that lead up to it, but no less a part of the continuing storyline A bit of a breather in between all the tough action.So, I highly recommend reading thisif you re a Hard Ink fan And if you re just curious about Laura Kaye writing m m, you probably could read it on it s own, but it just wouldn t be as satisfying.Looking forward, I hope, tocrossing over from this author Squeeeeeeee Finally starting Jeremy and Charlie s story And yummmmmmy on the cover Niiiiiiiiice I would like to state something first I really think that Hard to be Good cannot be read as stand alone This novella happens right after the event in book 3 and while it might lack in actions the tone is similar to the other novella, Easy s story, sort of like taking a breather in between theserious plot but the big casts surrounding Jeremy and Charlie as the main characters might confuse M M readers who only want to read this installment Ms Kaye might try to give short recaps her I would like to state something first I really think that Hard to be Good cannot be read as stand alone This novella happens right after the event in book 3 and while it might lack in actions the tone is similar to the other novella, Easy s story, sort of like taking a breather in between theserious plot but the big casts surrounding Jeremy and Charlie as the main characters might confuse M M readers who only want to read this installment Ms Kaye might try to give short recaps here and there but I truly think the experience of reading will be different.In addition, the story happens within the span of a couple of days For those who are not with Jeremy and Charlie since the beginning might think that it happens too fast for both men to say that they love one another When in actuality, it is practically the culmination of friendship and some sexual tensions that happened for a couple of weeks, ever since Charlie was saved by Nick and his brothers in arms then being brought to Jeremy s place.As someone who read all three books and one novella of this series prior to this one, Jeremy and Charlie s being together is one thing I have been excited about I love Jeremy Rixey this bisexual tattoo artist is one of my favorite characters in the series aside from Marz I think his sunny disposition always makes everything a little brighter Despite being a civilian, Jeremy has as important role as the rest He opens his house to shelter his brother s friends and their loved ones Jeremy s funny and can bring smile to everyone s face and that makes him pretty sexy for me Meanwhile, Charlie Merritt is a little bit shy and quieter compared to Jeremy He iscomfortable with computers rather than with other people This is the first time that Charlie gets his own chapters and I loved finding outabout him The rejection of his own father makes Charlie not as confident as he wants to be He s worried if Nick and the rest of the men don t approve of his sexuality as well and it will hurt him if it happens especially since Charlie owes his life to them So he approaches the relationship with Jeremy rather tentatively.I really thought they were really sweet together Since Jeremy and Charlie spend time together slightly longer than the rest of the heterosexual couple, I thought they had stronger connection There were enough sexy moments, tender moments, and at times funny and light moments mostly courtesy of Jeremy s lol that made me really happy All in all, this novella is my FAVORITE story from the series Did I wish I getpages Yes, I did But either way, I m quite satisfied with how Ms Kaye writes Jeremy and Charlie s I do have a HUGE complain about the cover though Seriously, Avon doesn t have any money to hire the RIGHT models for the cover They do nicely for the NOVELS but for this novella, it s not like they re even trying Only use stock photo that doesn t even match the character physical traits Look, I don t usually raise a ruckus over models on book covers because I m NOT a visual person and usually have hard time imagining what characters look like However, Jeremy has number of facial piercings and Charlie has long strands of BLOND HAIR Can you see any of THAT description from the two men in the cover Jeez.PS We have additional family members to the team A one eyed orange tabby that named Cy after Cyclops I would love to see the cat getsscenes in the final book alongside Eileen, the three legged German puppy First off, BRAVO, Laura Kaye And thumbs up to the powers that be at Avon publishing that gave her the go ahead to publish an M M novella in the midst of a M F military suspense series I m SO HAPPY From book 1, I knew Jeremy needed his own story He IS charisma Fun, smart, sarcastic, sexy, artistic and possessing a heart that s wide open If I were in this warehouse with these guys, I would gravitate toward Jeremy Getting little glimpses of Jeremy isthan half of the reason I ve read First off, BRAVO, Laura Kaye And thumbs up to the powers that be at Avon publishing that gave her the go ahead to publish an M M novella in the midst of a M F military suspense series I m SO HAPPY From book 1, I knew Jeremy needed his own story He IS charisma Fun, smart, sarcastic, sexy, artistic and possessing a heart that s wide open If I were in this warehouse with these guys, I would gravitate toward Jeremy Getting little glimpses of Jeremy isthan half of the reason I ve read each book in the series I need to know what shirt he s wearing, I need to see if there s any longing glances shared with Charlie I need to see him jump into the dangerous fray with the rest of the soldiers even though he s not part of Nick s unit of men I just love Jeremy.But guess what Charlie stole this show, baby Charlie has been on the fringes of this series as a character we just can t really know because he s shy prone to blushes and introspection we haven t been in his head AT ALL until now And I m so glad we are.Charlie breaks my heart with his love for Jeremy and his desire to overcome his fears His vulnerability was something that twisted my heart all up.Surprise curled through Charlie s gut both at being included and at how good being included felt He spent so much time alone in front of a computer that he d nearly forgotten how being with others chased the cold loneliness away and filled him with warmth He hadn t had that in so long.There s no need to worry about Charlie s vulnerability when Jeremy s around He s the last person to treat anybody in a careless way, least of all Charlie And these two come together so easily and in such a sweet and HOT so very hot way For those of you out there who choose not to read this novella because M M isn t your thing, the good news is that not much of the overall storyline was progressed here I can sum up some of the things that might be of interest for the next book view spoiler Jeremy has adopted a one eyed stray cat that Charlie has named Cyclops Jess, Jeremy s employee, has had a scare her apartment was ransacked and Ike Jeremy s other employee the M C guy has brought her to Hard Ink to explain Seems she s hooked up with one of the bad guys a few days earlier They have proof now, thanks to surveillance and Jess I.D.ing the guy, that Seneca employees are behind the attack Now Ike has taken her to one of his safe houses The guys are using another abandoned building nearby for a lookout hide spoiler So, it s not completely necessary to read this installment, but I can t imagine why anyone would want to miss out on being in the heads of Jeremy and Charlie I LOVE these guys and their lovemaking is so smokin hot this is most definitely THE HOTTEST of this series When I ve learned that Jeremy and Charlie will have their own story, I was likeOh goodieWell, I already like Jeremy so much and I m not really sure of who will be his love interest yeah, I know, I had my suspicions but he s a bi, you know I was thinking, maybe another one into the mixbut learning that it was Charlie Things have just gotten interesting.Me And holy Fucking Hell.Charlie was hung.He had a good ten inches of long, hard, hot cock.It was like learning that unicorns When I ve learned that Jeremy and Charlie will have their own story, I was likeOh goodieWell, I already like Jeremy so much and I m not really sure of who will be his love interest yeah, I know, I had my suspicions but he s a bi, you know I was thinking, maybe another one into the mixbut learning that it was Charlie Things have just gotten interesting.Me And holy Fucking Hell.Charlie was hung.He had a good ten inches of long, hard, hot cock.It was like learning that unicorns were real Okay, where do I sign up to get my own unicornA Prince Albert Well, two of them Wait What Oh Oh Butthan the hot men, passion, and the sex, well, wait my brain is just getting out of the fog I wanted to remind myself to live life looking forward, not second guessing every decision I ve made and step I ve taken Conquering fear didn t mean not being afraid, it meant being afraid of something and doing it anyway It meant saying no to fear no you can t rule me, no you can t hold me back, no you can t keep me from the things I want the most Aside from the sex, let it be known that the humor have not been forgotten Finding a stray cat, the naming game, and of course, Jeremy s vast collection of innuendo filled statement shirts But yeah, what s a good story without it hurting me I know, I m a sucker for it His heart hurt, like it was suddenly and violently empty A short, hot story of Jeremy and Charlie It was a good and fun read, I ve enjoyed it a lot Oh yeah I hope there sof them but what the heck, wantingis the exciting part of it Oh My Hotness I have been wanting a book for Jeremy since the very beginning of the Hark Ink series My only complaint is that it s way too short Don t get me wrong it s a nice sized novella that fills in some holes and even made me laugh a few times It gives readers a glimpse into both Charlie s and Jeremy s heads, which is both sweet and heartbreaking at the same time But, it was over way too soon I was loving my time with this new couple so much, I was sad to see it end so quickly B Oh My Hotness I have been wanting a book for Jeremy since the very beginning of the Hark Ink series My only complaint is that it s way too short Don t get me wrong it s a nice sized novella that fills in some holes and even made me laugh a few times It gives readers a glimpse into both Charlie s and Jeremy s heads, which is both sweet and heartbreaking at the same time But, it was over way too soon I was loving my time with this new couple so much, I was sad to see it end so quickly Both Jeremy and Charlie are beaten down and guilt ridden over all the events that have happened in the past few weeks Although their friends and family have found love and happiness among the devastation, these two guys are shouldering a lot of the blame for those that haven t made it They ve both tried to hide their mutual attraction for each other up until now, and it s like they both decided at the same time that it s their turn to try and find some comfort and happiness for a change They don t have an easy road Most of the reason why lies within Charlie His father has drilled into him how wrong it is to like men, and even though his dad is gone, his words and his actions have stuck with Charlie The others in their group especially Jeremy s and Charlie s family members have tried in subtle ways to let these two know that they would support them getting together and being open about it, old habits die hard, and Charlie has a difficult time getting past them.Thankfully, Jeremy is patient and willing to wait for something he wants so badly He s content with stealing some moments here and there with Charlie in private At least for a little while And those moments OMG The chemistry between Jer and Charlie was absolutely incredible They were so hot together Laura Kaye took this spark between two compelling and compassionate men and ignited it to bonfire proportions But, in addition to the ridiculously combustable sex, there was so much feeling in Jer and Charlie s relationship They ve both been through so much together Their shared joys and tragedies have only strengthened the connection between them.I read Hard to Be Good last night This morning, I started it again, because once was just not enough for me Hard to Be Good was a novella within Laura Kaye s Hard Ink series.Charlie Merritt was the brother to Becca Hard As It Gets, book one and had been kidnapped and tortured as a result of investigating parts of his father s death Although changed forever, he survived thanks to the former Navy Seal rescue team He had come clean to the world when he was nineteen that he was gay and had been living opening ever since.Jeremy was a successful tattoo artist, owned his own shop and was Nick s brother Hard to Be Good was a novella within Laura Kaye s Hard Ink series.Charlie Merritt was the brother to Becca Hard As It Gets, book one and had been kidnapped and tortured as a result of investigating parts of his father s death Although changed forever, he survived thanks to the former Navy Seal rescue team He had come clean to the world when he was nineteen that he was gay and had been living opening ever since.Jeremy was a successful tattoo artist, owned his own shop and was Nick s brother book one He was the happy go lucky one that wore these outrageously funny sexual innuendo t shirts He was openly bisexual, being equally attracted to both sexes.We knew Jeremy and Charlie were attracted to each other but nothing had come of it until now Hard to Be Good was a quick and sweet novella outlining their pursuit and acceptance.The main suspenseful storyline was a continuation from the previous books but as a novella, it was secondary and only highlighted what was to come in future books Kat and Beckett are next in Hard to Let Go I wanted to give this five stars, but the ending was a littleabrupt than I wanted and there were some conversations I wanted both characters to have with others Plus that timeline O_OThis is the m m romance of Jeremy and Charlie They re characters in Laura Kaye s excellent Romantic Suspense series, Hard Ink The last story ended up with a beautiful HEA amidst serious heartache and trauma I was thrilled to see that Jeremy and Charlie were going to get a story next and I did love t I wanted to give this five stars, but the ending was a littleabrupt than I wanted and there were some conversations I wanted both characters to have with others Plus that timeline O_OThis is the m m romance of Jeremy and Charlie They re characters in Laura Kaye s excellent Romantic Suspense series, Hard Ink The last story ended up with a beautiful HEA amidst serious heartache and trauma I was thrilled to see that Jeremy and Charlie were going to get a story next and I did love them They re a great couple.There are several things about this series that are fascinating Kaye is great at creating intriguing characters and pairing them with great love interests The chemistry is believable and the HEAs are satisfying The thing is the series timeline started two weeks ago And already five couples have emerged Soul mate couples It s instalove for sure At least Jeremy and Charlie met each other at the very beginning of this saga so they ve got a couple of weeks acquaintance, but that s not how it is for all of them.The nature of the suspense arc is what s keeping the timeline so compressed, I suppose It is a little distracting to me, though, as I can t help shaking my head that all this permanent hookup is happening in a half a month s time There wasn t really any action in this one The novellas don t seem to go there as, I assume they re not meant to add too much to the main arc But it would also have been nice to get the sense of how completely shell shocked they must have been after the events of the last book I wasn t getting that very much at all from them.Laura Kaye does a wonderful job with this series I did want just a touchfrom this story, but it s still easily 4.5 stars GR Bean wants half star access now Both of their doubts are real Their reactions to everything happening around them are organic and not contrived They re likable enough to have me wanting to see them again in the future I think, however, there s only one left in this series The offshoot MC series is coming soon as well Looking forward to all of it

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  • 101 pages
  • Hard to Be Good
  • Laura Kaye
  • English
  • 05 August 2019
  • 0062369490