Lynx Caine is no stranger to trouble. He’s found himself knee deep in it more times than he can count. But never has he found himself in the sort of hot water he’s in now. Lynx has been waiting what feels like a lifetime for Reagan Trevino to dump the loser she’s spent nearly a decade with. Now that she’s single, Lynx is free to make his move. And he fully intends to do so.
However, Reagan is not going to be easy to catch. She has some stipulations for the bad boy of Embers Ridge, and she has every intention of sticking to them. Or that was her plan. Unfortunately, her good intentions are thwarted when a mad man draws her right into the line of fire. When Lynx refuses to let her out of his sight, Reagan soon realizes the sexy country boy might be tattooed from neck to knuckles, but he’s got a heart as big as Texas and resisting him is a whole lot harder than she anticipated.
Lynx's chance at love
4.5 stars for - Hard To Handle - the conclusion to the Caine Cousins duet. You have to read book one - Hard To Hold - first in order to fully understand what is happening in this sleepy Texas town. When we last saw the Caine cousins Wolfe Caine was happily agreeing to cohabitation with both Amy and Rhys. With Amy moving out of her house Reagan is all by herself until Lynx takes it upon himself to stand guard every night.
Reagan Trevino is newly single after ten long years with the wrong man. She does not want to start anything with Lynx regardless of how he makes her feel. The more she tells him no the more ways he finds to show her he's the one she needs. Reagan only has so much will power when it comes to the tattooed bad boy...
Lynx Caine has been in love with Reagan for as long as he can remember and now that she is finally single nothing will stand in his way. He will prove to her that they are a perfect fit regardless of her fears. He has totally tamed his wild ways and has set out to make Reagan his once and for all...
Loved this ending to the Caine Cousins series - it had plenty of sexy to go along with all of Lynx's sweet southern charm. Then the danger and mystery come to an epic conclusion that you won't want to miss. Loved meeting new people that you just know have a story to tell. Then the added bonus of cameos of characters from previous series was nice too. Can't wait to see just what Edwards has in store for us next!
Seriously 1/2 stars need to be implemented, because Hard to Handle was a 4.5 star read for me!! I loved it!! Nicole Edwards did a great job concluding this sexy and suspenseful duet...if you have not read Hard to Hold, Caine Cousins Book 1,...Stop and Go Read It, because Hard to Handle picks up the story line began in Hard to Hold, which is Wolf, Amy, and Rhys' story. So, not only is Hard to Handle the conclusion to the Caine Cousins Duet, but it is also Lynx and Reagan's story, both of whom we met in Hard to Hold, and let me just say what a perfect pair these two are.
Lynx Caine, Wolf's cousin and business partner, is a sexy, tattooed, take charge, no holds barred, big-hearted country boy with a bad boy reputation, and Reagan Trevino, Rhys' little sister and owner or Reagan's bar, is a sassy, independent, sexy country girl, and that combination makes for some serious personality clashes between these two, as well as some seriously unexpected tender moments between them. I absolutely loved the dynamics between Lynx and Reagan. Despite being made for each other, these two have been running from each other for a decade!! Each one having preconceived notions about why they couldn't or shouldn't be with the other, but each needing the other to be fully complete. The push and pull between Lynx and Reagan was fun to read, and once they stopped fighting their feelings for each other, their love for each other was powerful and all consuming.
Hard to Handle pulled me right in from page go and kept me engrossed all the way until the end. I was sad it ended. Since Hard to Handle is the conclusion to the Caine Cousins Duet, not only are we reacquainted with all of the characters that we met in Hard to Hold, but we are pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a lot of characters from Nicole Edwards other books. I have to admit that I love when Nicole Edwards intersects her books and characters. It makes for an even more pleasurable reading experience. Nicole Edwards did a fantastic job crafting this story that not only deals with a particularly unpleasant topic, but also deals with the effect of that topic on the person and those around that person, especially that person's loved ones. I highly recommend the Caine Cousins Duet.