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Hard to Love

(Hard to Love #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  20,950 ratings  ·  1,399 reviews
Cade’s always taken risks…

Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best--cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the
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Published January 8th 2013
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Taking Risks
Taking care of a younger sibling at 22yrs old can be a handful especially if said child has special needs like Lily does. This is the dilemma Cade faces... He is doing everything from cage fighting to construction work in order to make ends meet. However its his latest earn quick cash idea that has him at the ER sporting an erection that has no plans of going down. After taking the pill the director gave him he nev
Aestas Book Blog
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it

Almost 4 stars.

Opening line: “Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal.”

Lol. Ok, can you see why I wanted to read it?

This was another of those books that grabbed me as soon as I read the blurb. I mean, c’mon! This was a book about a cage fighting bad boy who turned to porn to bring in money to pay the medical bills for his little sister left in his custody by his dead beat druggie parents. I was sold right there!

Oh, and then, to make things even better, in the opening scene he meet
Jenny Levine
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it

Okay, so the blurb got me interested.
The first line got me hooked. --> "Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal."
And then overall, I fell in love with the story.


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She is rich.
He is poor.

She leads a decent life.
He works a rather indecent job to support her sister.

She has a fantastic life.
He has a lot on his plate.

She is a virgin.
He is experienced.

She wants him.
He wants her, but he is out of her lea
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Cade’s always taken risks…

Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best--cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can’t get the pretty little nurse who
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I rolled the dice on Hard To Love after immediately running to the porny library’s website in search of The Room Mate after reading Courtney’s review, only to discover that selection not available (don’t start slipping, Porny Librarian, you don’t want me to go into withdrawals for lack of porn). I’d never heard of Kendall Ryan before, but boy she puts covers on her stuff that really makes you want to sploosh your drawers read them stat
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cade had me at "Damnit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn't normal."

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I was hooked right then. I mean come on..that was the first line in the book.

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Cade and Alexa meet late one night in the ER. Alexa is a nursing student and Cade is a construction worker, cage fighter and the newest porn star. His director gives him a pill to help him with his scene and lands him in the ER with a HUGE erection.

Alexa is as sweet and innocent as they come and a virgin. She is so embarrassed and Cade is like
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Sizzling Stars!

Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal.
Yes.. .this is the opening line :D Love it.

Cade and Alexa meet in the ER in the middle of the night. Alexa is a nursing student, and the reason Cade is there... well, you can see from the quote above.

Cade- Hard to love
Cade is a construction worker/MMA fighter, who is supporting his six year old special needs sister. Cade decides to do a porn gig to make some extra cash to help pay his sisters medical bills. When the director gives
Kellie Maddox-Ward

The opening line contained 9 words.
That's all it took for me to be hooked.
“Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal.”


'nuff said.
It was like an episode of Days of Our Lives.

It started good. I liked Cade from the get go. I don't condone his choices, but at least he did it for the good reasons. Even though she, Lex, didn't like what he did for a living, she understood why he did what he did. I though it's going to be an interesting story, but it fell apart halfway through.

I would like to not to give too much away, for those who are considering reading this book, but there is so much I want to get off my chest, so... there m
Isabella Francesca
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Clearly, I devoured the book! It was just AHHHH-MAZING.

So here's my thoughts:
Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal.

It was funny.
I felt like a real asshole, sitting here sporting wood and staring at the nurse’s tits. Classy. It was as if my dick thought we were here to pick up a willing participant to ease his discomfort. Sadly, no, little man. I felt his pain. I cleared my throat and looked down.

Then it got hot.
It was just sex. I could do this. It was the on
~ Becs ~
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal.

Is that possibly one of the greatest first lines ever? Had me giggling right from the beginning!

Poor od Cade – he needs to make a fast buck to pay for his little sister’s medical bills. She has spina bifida and they are struggling on the breadline. He decides that porn is a quick way to make some serious bucks but finds that his heart and, more importantly, his dick is not up for it. 2 little blue pills later and Cade has the erection to end
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Very Very interesting start! LOL
“Dammit.. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal.”

Seems like Cade's 4hour erection wasn't willing to part with him after he took 2 tiny lil blue pills :O
So He goes to the ER, Meets our pretty little nurse Alexa!

Alexa.. sweet, innocent, petit little pretty virgin.

Caden, Hot hot hot loving caring protective hottie! A bit of a porn star and a fighter and a construction worker.
He was undeniably attractive, and that was even before I saw the python he was packi
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-story, got-kids, 4
4 stars
”If you want to make love, you go see your country-club boy, if you want to be properly fucked, you come to me.”

I love LOVED loved Cade, ”two-ten”…”six-one”
, yummy construction worker / cage fighter / porn star. He was nothing like I was expecting and I completely fell in love with him when I saw how he cared for Lily, ”the little girl who owned his heart.”

Alexa comes into his, after a four-hour erection and a drunken proposition, and doesn't quite want to leave. ”If by some mirac
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Another great book by Kendall Ryan. Love it!!!
Kim Person
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Yes, another one from Kendall that I loved!!! Review to come

MC The Bookaholic ♡
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Jan 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
When I read the synopsis of this book, I went and bought it immediately. It had such huge potential, so I really hate to say that I was a little bit disapointed.
This book is a perfect example of why I prefer to read books that are a minimum of three hundred pages. Anything less tends to leave me dissatisfied, like this book did. So maybe that's just my fault.

I loved how the book started, with poor Cade in the ER with an erection from hell. It was hilarious. I loved that Cade was trying so ha
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

How should I start this review?

"Kendall Ryan does it AGAIN!"

"Another ah-maze-balls novel by Kendall Ryan."

"Hard to Love is hilarious and sexy and everything you could ever want in a novel."

Well...duh! Come on people. What did you expect? Kendall Ryan is one of my favorite adult authors for a reason. She is amazing! Her stories are fresh, unique, and exciting. Every single one of her stories has an original, d
Ash Wednesday
This book had me at "... starring in adult movies". Who could resist THAT?! I've always been curious how such a story would go in a romantic setting without being hampered by depressing issues of infidelity, drugs, HIV, EMOTIONS... Sometimes, I just want to see some fluffilicious McLovin for the porn star with the heart of gold (in this case, with a cute sickly sister). This one has that in spades.

I loved Caden's character. Admittedly the cage-fighter slash adult entertainer slash CONSTRUCTION W
Lise *friends don't flag*
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 starry cupcakes for that 'Oh so yummy, Cade'


What a sweet fast hot read this was. I love the way Kendall Ryan writes her male characters; they are always so damn yummy.

Ms. Ryan, you are three for three, baby! Sitting on the edge of my iPad waiting to meet another!
Monica Murphy
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book. The fact that Kendall Ryan could make me fall for a porn star (fine a part time porn star with a heart of gold) is major. Cade is awesome.

Buy it. Read it.
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a short, sweet and sexy read that all begins with a small (or possibly large?) problem…

“Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn’t normal.”

Cade comes into the Emergency Room after taking two little blue pills. It’s his first day on the job as an adult film star, and things haven’t gone exactly to plan, but at least he caught the eye of his sweet, innocent looking student nurse, Alexa.

Alexa is looking to break out of her ‘good girl’ mould and live a little, and who better to do that
Mar 08, 2013 rated it liked it
3,5 contains spoiler

It started out really nice.. But then.. Well let's say it felt rushed and a bit disjoint.. Although i loved the epilogue..
The first line had me hooked and it kept getting better but..
I guess i'm too romantic.. They finally have sex he is her one and only and the first thing he does the next morning is.. getting ready to go to his job..

Now that was a lot.. What made me though freak completly and utterly out was the second video.. This image of Cade with someone else aft
Annie Brewer
Nov 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
Okay this book sounds H*O* it out yet? I totally wanna sink my teeth into this shit. Just sayin.....
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
"Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn't normal."

Way to suck a reader in- pun intended. This is the cute love story of Cade, 22-year old son of incarcerated Meth dealers raising special needs sister Lilly. After taking two little blue pills for "performance anxiety" during his first taping of a porn flick, his woody painfully would not go down. Finally deciding to hit the after hours clinic, he's unfortunately the patient of a cute little virginal nursing student Alexa. Are ya kidding me? Why
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dammit. I knew a four-hour erection wasn't normal

Hard to Love was a funny and very sexy read, just what I needed after reading a very hard book... I needed something funny, fresh and sexy as hell and I just got it!

Lex is a nurse and Cade is her patient because he had a problem with some pills... yeah, penis pills!

Ok, let's be honest, how many of you saw the penis of your boyfriend before kissing him? I mean kissing his mouth, not his penis! Pervs!!!

And Cade's penis is... let's say it's not smal
How can you make a relationship work when you come from diffrerent sides of the track..........

A trainee nurse (lexi) working in the er encounters a hot man (cade) with a problem 'his had an erection for 4 hours' he needs help and is in pain. To make it worse his a porn star, and it's obvious to see why.

When she encounters super sexy hot Cade again in a bar by accident while very drunk, her friend suggests he pops her cherry, he very gentlemanly declines giving her an address suggesting she call
Sweet Sweet Cade....DAMN!


I loved this much that I wish it had been longer. I will admit right now, I burst into tears when the book first showed the relationship between Cade and Lily. That completely squeezed my heart...and then to show Alexa and the way she handled her, took her out, spent time with her, it was the sweetest EVER!!

And the dirty talk and sex scenes....Hellooooo Porn Star :).

“I didn’t explain it was the romantic, softer stuff… because frankly, none of that mattered.
Kenya Wright
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
His finger stilled inside me. "No, I mean fuck. If you want to make love, you go see your country-club boy, if you want to be properly fucked, you come to me." His voice was rough. "But not until you're ready. Not until you ask me."

The only problem with this line is that Cade isn't talking to me!!

Why not Cade?

Do you not like black women or something?


*shakes head back into reality

I really enjoyed this book. I mean it starts off with a porn star wielding a hard huge penis in the emergency room
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
This was an enjoyable little book. I couldn't help but to picture Channing Tatum as Cade. I like that he was taking care of his little sister with spina bifida, doing whatever he needed to survive. I liked the heroine too. She was sensual, virginal and plucky.
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Tod ...more

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