Hard to Come By

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Hard to Come By

A Hard Ink Novel

I'm really enjoying this series that centers around a group of special ops soldiers who have been dishonorably discharged. Each book is connected by the running back story surrounding the mystery of what happened that led to their discharge. Do not, in my opinion, try to start this series in the middle.

Marz is the computer guy of the group and has suffered possibly the most devastating physical injury of the group; he lost the bottom of his leg saving his team mate. This is now an elephant in the room when it comes to Marz's interactions with other members of the team and of course has left deep impressions on Marz's psyche. Marz encounters Emilie in his pursuit of information and he quickly recognizes her as his, just like his team mates before him with their respective love interests. Emilie is a trained psychologist who has recently emerged from a deceitful marriage and is learning to live again. Dealing with her family issues, especially her PTSD former special ops brother, is taxing her to the limit. Marz is like a breath of fresh air and she feels he might be what she's needed all along. Until reality rears it's ugly head.

Wow, this was a fast moving addition to the series, with lots of violence, guns blazing and small advances being made in the mystery of what happened to end the mens' military careers. Just as the women who met their mates before her, Emilie has skills that the collective group needs. Her relationship with Marz moves at warp speed, but then so is the world around them. They lived weeks of normal encounters in just a few days, not to mention the abnormal ones. I have no idea where the author is going with the mystery although she has dropped some major bombs in this book. The romance between Marz and Emilie is more sweet than hot, although they generate some steam when they get going. A series I will continue to follow.

Book Blurb for Hard to Come By

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...

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2014 4.00