Author: Eve Jagger
tl;dr recommendation: HARD is full of surprises, a bit of suspense and a hell of a lot of sex. #MustRead
Strong. Arrogant. Hard.
Ryder Cole is the King of Atlanta’s nightlife — and the one man who can erase my past.
I’m running from secrets that could destroy me and there’s no room in my life for someone like him: too damn cocky, and sexy as hell. I should keep my distance, but smart goes out the window the minute he looks my way. And when he puts his hands on me … A girl could forget her own name.
But what happens when the past catches up with me, and all the things I’m hiding from tear our lives apart again? I can’t keep running forever, and Ryder always wins.
He’s not the kind of guy to let me go gently, Ryder will give it to me Hard.
Hard is GREAT. I mean, really fucking great. Five Stars Great – #MUSTREAD GREAT. I was instantly drawn into the world of the sexy bastards and I never want to leave. This is fantastic writing that’s full of banter, innuendo, & delicious alpha men. It’s my favorite combination of all things: I am in book heaven.
Those sexy bastards swept me away with their hard exteriors, tattoos and big hearts. Eve drew me in with her playful and witty writing style that was like that perfect glass of water when you’re dying of thirst. I’m blown away that this is Eve’s debut novel and I’m so excited to see what’s next. Hard is so good (isn’t it always?) but really – the novel is too.
When Ryder goes to collect a debt, he doesn’t mess around. He hasn’t made his money by lying low and being soft, so when Jamie, Cassie’s brother, fails to pay the $10,000 debt that he’s racked up betting at Ryder’s bare knuckle fight nights, Ryder’s going to collect. However, when Cassie’s the one in Jamie’s bed, Ryder’s the one that’s surprised. Cassie knocks him out with her sassy mouth and tight body…and that’s just the beginning.
Cassie’s back from a two year stint in Europe and she’s desperately trying to make a new start in her life. Being woken up in the middle of the night by sexy as fuck Ryder and being caught up in trying to fix her baby brother’s wayward life wasn’t exactly what she envisioned for her homecoming, but you know, life happens. Cassie’s voice was the perfect blend of hard ass, snark and seductress. She’s not only witty, she’s also intellectually smart. Total Package. #Boom. LOVED HER. Of course, she’s also running away from something…someone…but she’s keeping those secrets locked up tight.
HARD is full of surprises, a bit of suspense and a hell of a lot of sex. Ryder is so goddamn perfect – this big, deliciously sexy man who can make a man go to his knees with just a look can’t stop himself from falling to his knees when it comes to Cassie. OH, and he’s on his knees A LOT. (Thanks, Eve). The dirty talk had me slipping right off my chair and I could practically hear Ryder growling in my ear. *swoon*
Give this a go. Now. For fucks’ sake. LOVED.