Series: Hard Ink Series 4.5
(A Hard Ink / Raven Riders MC Crossover Novella)
Author's Name: Laura Kaye
Main Characters: Jess and Ike
Release Date: October 12, 2014
Reviewed by: Shonna
My Rating: 5
After identifying her employer’s dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn’t make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him–and always has.
Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he’s ever known, one he’s purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike’s not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself–or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.
Review: Being such a huge fan of the HARD INK Series, getting my hands on all that is written is a must. Already acquainted with the two main characters, Jess and Ike, I was super excited to get the scoop on who they really are but was pleasantly surprised about all the extras that Laura Kaye stuffed in this short story. While the heat between these two had smoldered silently for years, when circumstances cause a twist for extreme measures, the two are thrown together in hiding. That’s when the kindling starts to take off and burn. Within a very short amount of time,.... holy heck,... a scorching fiery inferno erupts. It’s a wonder I didn’t get blisters on my eyeballs while reading this. Introducing some new characters I look forward to the next installment, HARD EVER AFTER, and the coming journeys this awesome author has in store for her fans.