We are so, so excited to bring you guy the Release Week Blitz for Laura Kaye's HARD TO BE GOOD!! HARD TO BE GOOD is a novella in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance. We absolutely love Laura's Hard Ink men and are so excited to see Jeremy and Charlie get their HEA!!
About HARD TO BE GOOD:
Hard 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 ever.
Recent 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 more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.
With 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...
I loved this book. I am so into reading about gay love so I was super excited when I was offered the chance to read and review Hard to be Good.
Jeremy froze when the building collapsed and now some of his brother’s teammates are dead. He knows the danger their in and he’s doing everything he can to make sure he never messes up again. After everything that’s happened he never expected to find happiness with his best friend Charlie, or someone he would love to settle down with. The only thing is he doesn’t know where Charlie stands with him until he almost kisses him. Now Jeremy will stop at nothing until he has Charlie forever.
Charlie is recovering from his time after being kidnapped and doesn’t know how he ended up almost kissing Jeremy except he wants to be with him more than anything. He tries to be only friends with him though since he doesn’t want to lose his best and only friend.
Ah I freaking loved this book so much you have no idea. Charlie and Jeremy were both ubber sexy and I loved every minute of this story with them.
Charlie is a shy computer hacker who’s father wouldn’t accept him as gay and so he has a hard time believing anyone would accept him. He’s really sweet and loving to everyone around him. He does have some insecurities, but they don’t get in the way too much between his love story with Jeremy.
Jeremy is definitely one of the most hilarious characters ever. He has a dirty sense of humor and is quick witted and was just an enjoyable character to read about. I loved how he wasn’t going to let Charlie get away from him once he realized they felt the same way about each other. Jeremy is definitely an adorably sweet character.
So happy both of these sexy boys got their love story and I loved reading their sexy scenes over and over and over again because DAANG they were hot!
“You should be inside celebrating,” Jeremy said, his voice a raw scrape. “You and Marz did an amazing thing this morning.” An hour ago, Marz and Charlie had cracked open a heavily encrypted microchip that contained a wealth of information that not only seemed likely to help the team clear its name, but proved that Charlie’s father hadn’t been dirty, like they’d all thought. “And I’m so happy for you about your dad.”
A wounded darkness passed through Charlie’s gaze, but he finally nodded. “Didn’t feel right without you there.” Pink filtered into his cheeks, and damn if that wasn’t as cute as it was sexy. Jeremy wasn’t sure anything had ever made him blush.
“I’m just not—” Jeremy shrugged and looked down at Charlie’s chest again. Having seen the guy dress more than once, he knew that shirt covered lean muscle that ran from strong shoulders down to his narrow hips. Jeremy fisted his hands against the urge to burrow them under the hem of the tee. After weeks of looking, and wanting, he was dying to touch. Jeremy found Charlie hard to read though, and hadn’t wanted to do anything to scare him off. “—very good company right now. I’m sorry if that—”
Charlie nudged Jeremy’s chin up with his hand, his fingers just barely touching Jer’s stubble-covered skin. But then his thumb landed softly against his lips.
Jeremy’s heartbeat kicked up and his lips fell open. Slowly, oh so tentatively, Charlie stroked the soft pad of his thumb back and forth across them.
“Charlie,” Jeremy whispered as arousal surged through his body, spiking his pulse, tensing his muscles, hardening his dick.
Uncertainty poured off Charlie as the man’s hand trembled where it touched him, but those blue eyes absolutely blazed desire. No way was Jeremy imagining that.
“You’re always good company, to me,” Charlie said in a low voice, his gaze dropping to Jeremy’s lips. Charlie leaned in closer, and closer still, and Jeremy could hardly believe the other man was the one to initiate this. But he was fucking thrilled.
Jeremy swallowed, his lips anticipating that first soft brush. Charlie was so close his shaky breath caressed Jeremy’s lips. His pace was maddening but so damn sexy Jer could barely breathe. And then Charlie’s eyelids fluttered closed and he was right there…
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Praise for the HARD INK SERIES:
"TOP PICK! If you're looking for danger, gritty action, and sizzling passion, then Kaye has just the book and the series for you." ~RT Book Reviews Magazine
About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. 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.