Hard As Steel

Hard InkBook 4.5

ISBN: 978-1940887296

Available in eBook and Paperback

A Hard Ink / Raven Riders MC Crossover Novella

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.

Also available in audio book.

 

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Also available in the 1001 Dark Nights Bundle 7, with books by Shayla Black, Heather Graham, Lara Adrian, Skye Jordan, and C.D. Reiss!

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Reviews and Praise

“I loved every thing about this book. I loved the plot, the suspense, the building emotion, the attraction between these two headstrong and vulnerable characters. Off the charts smoking hot. Hands down, this is one of the hottest books from author Kaye and I loved every smoking hot second of it!” ~Read-Love-Blog

“HARD AS STEEL is so tightly packed with action, passionate romance and sizzling, super hot sex, that it feels like a full-length novel. Ike and Jess are an explosive combination; I think they are one of Laura Kaye’s best couples. HARD AS STEEL is absolutely fantastic and I could not recommend it highly enough! A definite must buy right now!” ~Color Me Read

“Ike and Jessica’s chemistry is like another character lurking in the background waiting to be introduced. And when it is…oh.my.god. There was one scene that I went back and read again. And then again. Because, fuck. That was hot.” ~Obsessed with Myshelf

“HARD AS STEEL is action-packed, twists and turns abound, even on an interpersonal level between Jess and Ike. HARD AS STEEL is raw, edgy, gritty, and the dialogues are amongst the best Laura Kaye has ever written. The sex is hotter than ever, Jess and Ike are yet another fantastic couple in this series, their passion is palpable, their chemistry is feverishly scorching. Jess and Ike are as real as it gets!” ~Fresh Fiction




Excerpt

They stared at each for a long moment. Jess went from feeling amused to awkward to observed…and that made her hot. Especially as she was standing there in nothing but a towel.

 

As if he could hear her thoughts, Ike’s gaze slowly ran down her neck to her chest. She wiped at something there and the wetness on the fingers told her it had been a droplet of water from her hair. Ike watched the movement of her hand openly, hungrily, and his desire made her bold, daring, hungry in return.

 

Without giving herself time to second guess the idea, she reached out and lightly dragged her wet fingers against his bottom lip.

 

And it was like she’d unleashed a beast.

 

Ike grabbed her wrist and hauled her to him. He was on her everywhere. His hands in her hair, on her back, grabbing her ass and lifting her up. His tongue licked the exact route that water droplet had taken, from chest to neck to ear. And then he was kissing her, fucking her mouth with his tongue, absolutely devouring her.

 

Jess held on like her life depended on it, and at some point she became aware of the breeze on her bare skin. She’d dropped the towel, which meant she was totally buck-ass naked in Ike’s big arms, and she couldn’t have cared less.

 

Ike licked her mouth, sucked her tongue, nipped at her lips. He turned and made for the stairs, and Jess thought she might die from sheer joy and anticipation. He tasted like strength and sin and sex, and she tightened her legs around his hips as he carried her to the loft, eager to see if all of him tasted so good—or even better.

 

When they reached the second floor, Ike growled low in his throat and his grip tightened on her on her ass, his fingers digging in. She moaned and—

 

Cool air from the ceiling fan washed over Jess as Ike dropped her onto the bed—and promptly turned around to leave. Jess was so stunned she couldn’t speak. Just as he hit the top of the steps, he said, “Don’t fucking tease me, Jessica. I’m trying to do right by you, but I’m still just a goddamned man.”