Review & Giveaway: Hard Ever After by Laura Kaye
We are over the moon excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye’s HARD EVER AFTER, a novella in Laura’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series releasing February 2, 2016! Grab your copy of the amazing final book in the Hard Ink Series today!
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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.
Hard Ever After Excerpt, Proposal Scene
Holy hell, had Nick ever been this nervous in his life? He’d faced down warlords, captured terrorists, survived IED explosions, and been shot on multiple occasions. Yet he’d never felt the kind of queasy, can’t-quite-manage-a-deep-breath nerves he felt just then.
He retrieved the little black box from the drawer where he’d hidden it, fisted it in his palm, and came to stand in front of Becca. He gave her a hand to stand up, then slowly sank to one knee.
“What are you—” Becca gasped. “Nick?”
“Becca.” Looking up at her beautiful face, he grasped her left hand. “When you walked through my door, you changed my whole life. You gave me purpose when I had none. You brought my family back together when I was so alone. You believed in me when no one else did, including myself. You fought for me and loved me and made me a better man.” Glassy, bright blue eyes stared down at him with so much love. “You shined light on places inside me I thought would never emerge from the dark, and you helped me reclaim my integrity, my honor, and my life.” A knot lodged in Nick’s throat. “You saved me from becoming someone I didn’t recognize, and because of you I have a life worth living. But only if you’ll walk it with me.”
“Nick,” she rasped, her voice thick with unshed tears.
He flipped open the box and pulled out the diamond and platinum round-cut ring. A halo of smaller stones surrounded the center stone, creating what to him looked like a sun. More accent stones lined the band, giving it a classic, vintage look. He’d known it was the right ring as soon as he’d seen it.
Slowly, he slid the diamond onto Becca’s ring finger. “I love you with everything that I am, and everything I want to be. Please do me the greatest honor of my life and say you’ll be my wife, my partner, my best friend, my companion. Becca Merritt, will you marry me?”
I can remember the first romance book I ever read, all I cared about was reading about the 'happy-ever-after' as I matured I found that I didn't always need that wedding at the end of the book. I was okay with the story ending with the hero and heroine just being together.
Now don't get me wrong, I still like a good wedding and like reading about my favorite characters getting married. I just don't need it all every story.
Of course sometimes you're really very happy to be able to read about their 'happy-ever-after' in this case I was thrilled.
I love the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye. In every book there are characters that you'll love and want to read more about. With so many authors writing great stories I know it's hard (like they play of words) to read them all, I have that same issue that's why I'm so picky, that's also why you have to listen to me and read this series. I know, I'm being bossy.
Becca and Nick started it all and it's only fitting that they are the couple that were picked to have their 'happy-ever-after' even though I didn't pick them. I personally wanted Derek and Emilie, shhh...don't tell anyone, I don't want to sound like I'm ungrateful for the story I got.
Now back to Becca and Nick's story. The one that other people picked *wink* After all the drama of the series it was good to enjoy a calm story about Becca and Nick's wedding. Or so you'd think. Ha! Nothing calm about Hard Ever After, as they are planning their wedding Becca's life is in danger. It's so gooood!!!! I know, I'm awful cheerful other a character being in danger. Not to worry, she has Nick on her side.
I must tell you that I would read the series in order to truly enjoy it. Even though each book ends with it's characters finding their HEA, there is a main theme throughout each book. But not to worry, it's such a great series you won't mine. Plus, you'll be ready for her next series, Raven Riders.
If you've read Hard Ever After or any other book by Laura Kaye I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. 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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