By: Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #3
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
The BookWhisperer's Rating:
Caught between desire and loyalty…
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.
As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…
To me, this was the best book in the series so far. Two thumbs up to Laura who kicked some butt writing Derek and Emilie’s story.
We all know that I am a huge fan of the Hard Ink series so I kind of gobble up the stories when they become available, so when I say that I read this book in less than 24 hours…I mean it. It became a live and breathe kind of book that I could not put down.
Derek’s character was amazing! There was just something about him that kind of made me love him more than the rest of the Hard Ink guys *gasp, I shouldn’t say that.* I think he was more of a person to me than a character. Maybe I just read more into him than I did with the past characters, but he seemed real. There is also the fact that once he saw Emilie, he knew that he wanted her and he would fight for her until his death.
Emilie’s character was amazing as well! She wasn’t the kind of girl that broke down; she really did keep wonderfully strong through all of the action and drama. Emilie also had some major guts to be able to try to take care of her brother when she knew something was off and have a trust in Derek even though she basically just met him.
Their story was wonderful and the big reveal that Laura gave us redefined the entire series and left the next book open for a lot more answers.