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Sara's Review: Hard Case (Hard As Nails Book 2) by Hope Conrad

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Publisher: Self-Published

Released: May 24, 2016

Genre: Urban, Erotica

Length: 147 Pages

Format: eBook

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Rich, smooth, and powerful. Slate Rawlings keeps mobsters out of prison, but now he’s tasked with defending an innocent women who makes him imagine all the naughty things he can do to her… Slate battled his way to the top and now he’s the most successful lawyer in the city. His clients have pasts even darker than his, so he avoids honest, decent women. The moment he sees kindergarten teacher Rose, however, he’s overcome by desire. She has blue eyes, pale skin and legs made to wrap around his hips. He wants to push her sweet body against the wall and f**k her until she cries out in complete surrender, but she deserves better than the monster hiding inside him. Only Slate can’t leave Rose alone because he’s the only one who can save her. And eventually he knows he won’t be able to resist temptation. Blackened soul or not, he’s going to make Rose his in every way imaginable.

Three Boundless Stars

I was provided a copy as Hard Case in exchange for an Honest review. I liked this story better than the first. however, it felt forced. If Conrad had made the book longer, I think there could have been more of a natural progression for Rose and Slate to get together. The way it happened, just felt wrong. I don’t want to spoil anything but I was shaking my head thinking WTF?!. The only redeeming factor, was Rose was doing the same.

The back story started in Hard Time #1; yet we get enough information, that you can read Hard Case as a standalone. The way it looks, is each book in the series is going to be about one of the members in Nailed MC; with a bigger backstory going on between all the books. I was disappointed because I thought the hard working sister Dee, from book one was going to get a HEA. Oh well. Maybe if I keep reading the series?

Hard Case has a mix of suspense and mystery. Along with some pretty hot and intense love scenes between Rose and Slate. But some of the descriptions! OMG I laughed. “Rock hard flesh rod” That one brought me to a fit of giggles!

Overall the story was good and I enjoyed it.

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