Hard As Steel: A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Novella
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Published: September 22, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
Great, fun read! If you are a fan of the Hard Ink series or the Raven Riders, you'll enjoy the crossover. There is suspense, sexual tension, and lots of alpha male with Ike that leads to his own brand of romance. He's hot and makes Jessica's temperature rise in more ways than one. I loved the banter going back and forth between the two of them throughout the book, but Jessica gives him a run for his money.
Ike is used to giving orders and having them followed, but Jessica is not a wall flower, nor is she a woman to accept directions without knowing there is a purpose behind them. She's stubborn as a mule and he isn't exactly sure what to do with her. He knows what he'd like to do with her, but he's promised himself he would be hands off when it came to protecting her from those who would destroy the club, the tattoo shop and their version of a family.
Hot story and even hotter biker! The stories included in the 1001 Dark Nights series are a temptation that are hard to resist.