My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hard Ever After (Hard Ink # 4.6) by Laura Kaye – 4.5 STARS
“Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited.
After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.
As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs and their upcoming nuptials, an old menace they thought long gone reemerges, threatening the peace they’ve only just found.
Now, for one last time, Nick and Becca must fight for their always and forever, because they know that when true love overcomes all the odds it lasts hard ever after.”
*** This book is a novella. Part of the Hard Ink series.
I did not read the Hard Ink series but for me this book can be read as a standalone. I was first introduced to author Laura Kaye from the novel Hearts in the Darkness and Love in the Light – I just fell in love with her writing and her stories. So I decided to read Hard Ever After. This novella is about Nick and Becca HEA. Without knowing too much of the Nick and Becca’s history I understand that they have been through quite the ordeal and have been taking some time off to relax and heal. Soon after Nick and Becca got back to normal life, Nick proposed * swoon worthy * and Becca was elated. The couple was excited and planning for their big day. But not so fast!!! Someone from their past came back for some unfinished business and revenge. Heart pounding moments and a few gruesome details? – you got it! This novella actually has a little bit of everything – suspense, drama but also sexy, sweet and sizzling all packed in one.
I think that if you followed the series this book features the perfect ending to Nick and Becca’s journey – a long prologue if you will. The author also gave all the secondary characters a nice fair well – Charlie and Jeremy, Kat and Beckett, and others… I enjoyed Laura’ writing – descriptive, smooth, captivating. I wished I had read the series first to know the full history behind Nick and Becca but I enjoyed this novella all the same.
Only. Always. Forever.
I was blessed with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.