Review: Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

Cover for Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

Title: Hard to Let Go

Author: Laura Kaye

Series: Hard Ink #4

Pages: 390

5 out of 5 stars
5 stars – I loved it!

Beckett Murda is determined to help bring down his enemies and clear their names. What he doesn’t expect is to find himself falling for the feisty Katherine Rixey, his best friend’s little sister. 

What an ending to the Hard Ink teams fight! Beckett and Kat have been snapping at each other since the first time they meet. Their relationship is one filled with communication issues, trauma, fear, and lots of emotion. I adored every minute of it. Beckett has been the strong silent type from the beginning and I love that we finally get to see the man hidden behind that mask. His struggle to speak his feelings and overcome his past was so powerful and heartbreaking. I just wanted to keep giving him a hug, especially considering his past. 

Kat was a sassy and smart woman who I instantly fell in love with. I loved that she didn’t let Beckett hide from her. She would keep pushing until he admitted what was wrong, which was what he needed. The situation that brought her to Hard Ink was one that was relatable and I could easily understand her anger and frustration at herself for the incident, as well as fear of what could happen in the future. Also, her acceptance of Beckett’s quietness was wonderful. She never pushed him to talk unless it was necessary. It was refreshing. 

The fight with Seneka has finally wrapped up and the real culprit was caught. It was a nonstop adventure in this book as they raced to gather evidence and clean up loose ends. There were times I was on the edge of my seat in suspense, was fearful for characters, and I wanted to cry. Overall this was a wonderful ending for this series and I am sad to see it end. These characters will forever live in my heart and I know I will reread this series again in the future. 

Trigger Warnings:

  • References to kidnapping, gangs, human trafficking, and abuse.
  • Beckett was abused as a child and suffers nightmares from it. 
  • Kat was being stalked and harassed by an ex-boyfriend. 

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

#1 Hard As It Gets
#2 Hard As You Can
#2.5 Hard to Hold On To
#3 Hard to Come By
#3.5 Hard to Be Good

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