Hard Ink

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270 ratings

Hard As It Gets Publisher's 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 697
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 651

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait for the next book

    • By Leslie on 12-12-13

    Regular price: $31.93

  • 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 425
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399

    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
    • Outstanding performance for a wonderful book

    • By Pamela on 07-19-14

    Regular price: $31.93

  • 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 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    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
    • Easy Listening

    • By Mel on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $21.67

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    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
    • THE ABSOLUTE BEST SO FAR IN THE SERIES!

    • By BluBumbleB on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $28.51

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By V from Kansas on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $15.96

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    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 - seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • IT'LL BE HARD TO LET GO OF THIS SERIES

    • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 08-11-15

    Regular price: $28.51

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay.....

    • By Katie on 03-19-18
    • A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover - 1001 Dark Nights
    • By: Laura Kaye
    • Narrated by: Jack Dupont
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Release date: 05-31-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 118 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

  • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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
    • Sweet love for the whole group!

    • By Sharon on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $15.96

  • 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 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3.5 Hard to Serve Stars

    • By Listener on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95