Title: Hard as Steel
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #4.5; Raven Riders #0.5
When Jessica Jakes is targeted by the enemies of her employer, she finds herself seeking refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club with her coworker Ike Young.
These two were minor characters in the Hard Ink series but I am so glad we got their story. Jessica and Ike have a lot in common and have been friends for years. The attraction has always been there but they both have done a very good job at hiding it. Once they open up to each other and share their tragedies their bond of friendship quickly morphs into one of love.
These two have amazing chemistry and were so steamy! I really enjoyed their progression from friends to lovers. It wasn’t a gentle one but it worked wonderfully for these two. I also liked that this book introduced us to more of the Raven Riders and their headquarters. I especially enjoyed Bunny who sounds like a very cool grandma.
- References to gangs, kidnapping, and human trafficking.
- Descriptions of the violent death of a parent due to burglary.
- Descriptions of the violent death of a girlfriend and unborn baby.
- Survivors guilt
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
#4 Hard to Let Go