Hard Ink

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 145 ratings

Hard As It Gets Summary

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome, pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge . . .

©2013 Laura Kaye (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Hard As It Gets

    • A Hard Ink Novel, Book 1
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome, pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too. With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sooooo good

    • By LilleyLoohLah on 18-10-15

    Regular price: £30.99

  • Book 2

    • Hard as You Can

    • A Hard Ink Novel, Book 2
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One last mission. These are the men of Hard Ink. Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he's shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister's sake, Crystal can't get too close. Until her job and Shane's mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By LilleyLoohLah on 18-10-15

    Regular price: £30.99

  • Book 2.5

    • Hard to Hold On To

    • A Hard Ink Novella
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves - which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel - and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her stretch far beyond gratitude.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fab book

    • By Debby on 21-10-15

    Regular price: £20.39

  • Book 3

    • Hard to Come By

    • Hard Ink, Book 3
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the sibling 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 their desire and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn't trust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved

    • By LilleyLoohLah on 18-10-15

    Regular price: £27.69

  • Book 3.5

    • Hard to Be Good

    • A Hard Ink Novella
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Jack Dupont
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother's stateside fight against the enemies that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year ago. Now Jeremy's whole world has been turned upside down by the chaos - and by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts him to settle down for the first time ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great novella

    • By vicki on 12-02-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3.6

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  • Book 4

    • Hard to Let Go

    • A Hard Ink Novel
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet - a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic End to a Fantastic Series

    • By LilleyLoohLah on 25-08-16

    Regular price: £27.69

  • Book 4.5

    • Hard as Steel

    • A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover - 1001 Dark Nights
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Jack Dupont
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant standalone/crossover

    • By LilleyLoohLah on 14-02-17
    • A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover - 1001 Dark Nights
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Jack Dupont
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Release date: 31-05-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 4.6

    • Hard Ever After

    • A Hard Ink Novella
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Seraphina Valentine
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own - Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt - whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending. As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it

    • By vicki on 12-02-16

    Regular price: £15.49

  • Book 4.7

    • Hard to Serve

    • A Hard Ink Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Seraphina Valentine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    To protect and serve is all detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner's bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction....

    Regular price: £19.39