Review: Hard to Hold On To by Laura Kaye

Posted September 1, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 13 Comments

Review:  Hard to Hold On To by Laura Kaye
Hard To Hold On To by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #2.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military, Multicultural & Interracial
Published by Avon Impulse on August 19, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 200
Source: Edelweiss

Also in this series: Hard As It Gets, Hard As You Can, Hard to Come By
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
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 reach far beyond gratitude.

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

Reviewed by Lynn:
Edward “Easy” Cantrell is a protector to Jenna Dean when she needs one the most. He has an interesting tattoo and if you want to know what it is you’ll just have to get this book and find out. Jenna’s a little different from some characters that you may have read before. They seem to have a way of toning the stress down for each other. It’s also a story of older man and younger woman.

This author shows that even men and women can have a comfortable comradery with each other. And you wouldn’t believe that this is a novella because the author doesn’t short-change her readers in any way. This is a great read for those romantics that like military, tattoo, or multicultural (MC) reads – or if you are just someone that loves a hero. I felt that the story had an “Happy for Now” (HFN) ending because only you can decide if it’s “Happily Ever After” (HEA). But I also hope to see them again.

You could read this as a stand-alone but why would you. This is a great series and if you’re a fan of Laura’s you will want to read all about Hard Ink. Also, please make sure to read the Author’s Note and the Acknowledgements that follow the story. I have found that I can usually learn something and by reading until the end you can also sometimes find that there will be another book in the series. In this case, Hard To Come By will be coming out by the end of November.

Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) – Lynn’s Review

Hard As You Can (Hard Ink, #2) – Lynn’s Review

Hard to Hold on To (Hard Ink, #2.5)  – August 2014

Hard to Come By (Hard Ink, #3)  – November 2014

13 responses to “Review: Hard to Hold On To by Laura Kaye

  1. Linda Townsend

    I’m going to have to read this! It sounds great! I read Dare to Resist by Laura and LOVED it!

  2. Hmm.. I’m new to your blog. I don’t particularly understand the MC and HEA stuff. Makes it hard for me to really figure out what you mean.
    Sounds like a pretty good book.

    • Jeanette – Both are abbreviations for things typically encountered in romance novels. MC is short for multicultural (MC) romance and HEA is “Happily Ever After,” The HEA is what usually defines a Romance book. Some romances of today have a HFN or “Happy For Now” type ending. There is a great article at that discusses each and when each is seen in the romance genres. For example, very few sweet or historical romances will have a HFN; while erotic or “explicit: books will have a HFN.

      I’ve edited Lynn’s post to include all of the wording to help future readers.

      Hope that helps.

  3. Barrie

    I’m glad to hear that this novella is full as so many are lacking. Love Laura and this is another great book!

  4. Diane Sallans

    I haven’t read this series yet, but it’s gotten some very good comments – I’ll have to check it out!