Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
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.
As the team's investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let it slip away . . .
Rough sex and explosive fights power Kaye's third Hard Ink novel (after Hard as You Can), a thrilling adventure that feels more like an action movie with a romantic subplot than a typical contemporary romance. Derek "Marz" DiMarzio may have been discharged from the Army, but he's still on a private mission to find the person responsible for the ambush in Afghanistan that killed seven members of his team and destroyed his leg. He's joined by friends who run a tattoo parlor and collaborate on covert operations. His inquiries lead him to fellow former soldier Manny Garza and Manny's sister, Emilie. She's all too eager to answer Marz's questions, hoping to understand why war changed Manny so much. Marz and Emilie sizzle right from their first meeting, and every sex scene is hotter than the last, balanced by tender moments where Marz just holds Emilie and helps her feel safe as Manny becomes ever more dangerous. New readers will head straight for Kaye's backlist after powering through this installment.