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Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink #4)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  4,211 Ratings  ·  537 Reviews
Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

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 the biggest complicatio
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Avon
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Claire Robinson
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "I've never been the kind of man who believed in dreams... That wasn't the hand I got dealt." Stars!

IT's LIVE!!!

This book, as well as the series as a whole is another outstanding example of why I love Laura Kaye’s work. It is hard to believe that the whole series encompasses approximately one month in the lives of the characters it involves. Beckett and Katherine’s story is told around the climax of the whole Church Gang / Seneka Worldwide Security investigation, as well as Nick, Marz, Sha
Beanbag Love
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is more of a 4.5 but I'm rounding up because it's the culmination of a very enjoyable series.

Beckett Murda is a damaged veteran who blames himself for his best friend's disability (amputation of the lower leg). He's a member of a group of five special forces soldiers who were wrongfully disgraced and drummed out of the military. They've all come back together to try to figure out why they were targeted, who did it and to clear their names.

Kat Rixey is a lawyer with the Department of Justi
Shannon Gorilla McGee Winston
This was the BEST and the HOTTEST and most INTENSE book of the series. What a way to end it!! Brava, Laura Kaye. I was crying while reading several different emotional scenes and fanning myself during some of the sexy scenes and still laughing at the T-shirts!

I feel like a re-read of this series is in order--to read them back to back as if they were happening in real time. I always have to remind myself that even though I've been following this series for a couple of years (year and a half??), f
The Hard Ink series just got better and better with every book and I think this final instalment was my favourite. Fans have been waiting a long time to find out if the guys would manage to figure out exactly who was behind the ambush that killed several of their team members and we've all been hoping to see them clear their names but they've had quite a fight on their hands and I wasn't quite sure if they'd all manage to survive the final battle. I'm not going to answer any of those questions f ...more
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great "end" to this series. Beckett and Kat had sparks flying every where. All loose ends tied up and bad guys taken care of. LOVED the epilogue.

And it's great cause there's another novella with Jess and Ike. Plus I saw on Amazon there's another book, Hard Ever After, but not until January.
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe

So, I have to admit, I totally missed the release of this book. I mean, how could I? I was so waiting for it after reading Hard to Be Good but oh man!

“But meeting you . . .if I could’ve dreamed, if I’d have even known what to dream of, it would’ve been of you.”

Beckett and Katherine met the first time when the latter arrived at Hard Ink in Hard to Come By, and it was something hilarious and fucking epic. I mean yeah, go meet a girl by pointing a gun at point blank range. Great!

So fast forward
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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HOLY FUCK, COULD MURDA GET ANY HOTTER?!?! **wiping drool** He's my kind of broken and I love it. And Kat, what a KICK ASS, TAKE NO PRISIONERS KIND OF WOMAN. She was PERFECT!!!!!
Wow, I'm kinda speechless right now. I want to scream and cry from the relief I feel for the team and the sadness of knowing this series is over. I HATE THAT!!!! I love this entire series and am heartbroken to see it go. Although Hard as Steel will be here soon, so I guess I have to wait for that tasty little morsel.

Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC Review

Originally posted at Love Affair with an E-Reader

I went into this book with a bit of wistfulness. This is the last of the Hard Ink series for the original characters introduced in book one. It says a lot about Laura Kaye's writing that I have become so attached to these characters and this storyline. And I'll say this up front, I loved the ending. It is fitting and poignant.

This book features the stories of Becket Murda and Katherine Rixey. Becket is the stoic one of the Hard Ink crew
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard to Let Go is the final novel from Laura Kaye's Hard Ink series. It wraps up the weeks of investigation conducted by the disgraced Special Forces men in order to clear their names. As a closure of this series, I will say that this book delivered. In fact, this might be my favorite of the series alongside the M/M novella Hard to Be Good.

The key of this is definitely due to the couple: Beckett Murda and the younger Rixey, Katherine and their intense chemistry. Sure, just like previous books,
☕ Kimberly
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
From the previous novels, I knew seeing Kathrine and Beckett's tango was going to fun and intense. These two have bickered since Beckett pulled a gun on her and the banter has been off the charts, so of course, I knew the heat would be too, and Kaye did not disappoint.

We finally learn why Katherine showed up on her brother’s doorstep and I give her credit for the way she handled it. The thread was interesting both in the relationship department and in the danger, it represented.

We already know g
A story of corruption, redemption, and love - Hard To Let Go by Laura Kaye was everything I could have hoped for in a series ender. It feels like forever that I have been waiting for Beckett's story, and Ms. Kaye delivered on every single level, giving him the happily ever after that he so deserves. Book 4 in the amazing, heart-pounding, sexy Hard Ink series was not only Beckett and Kat's HEA, it was everyone's Happily Ever After. The tough, intense, and suspenseful journey these characters have ...more
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Meh I don't think I'll ever read this author again after finishing this series !
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed-books, owned
review to come.
~Steph K~

Kat and Beckett were the perfect couple to wrap up this series,
about five soldiers trying to clear their name and figure out what happened
along the way.

Kat, who is Nic and Jeremy's sister, had her own personal issues with an ex that she was trying
to handle on her own - and when she came to see her brothers, she realized what
him and his friends were going through was so much more important than her troubles.  So,  she put aside her problems, and dove head
first into helping them o
Hard to Let Go is an incredible, action filled, hot and steamy, special forces romance experience.

The antagonizing relationship between Kate and Beckett is about to come to a head and so is the war between Hard Ink and the mastermind that destroyed their military careers. Both highly volatile situations; both making for marvelous reads; combine them you have a 5 star tale to inhale!

How apropos is this title, Hard to Let Go? It is truly a series I didn't want to see end.

Kaye masterfully wraps u
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent ending to a great series. I think Murda may very well be my favorite of the group. I'm really looking forward to the spin-off series about the Ravens now.
Great end to a great series!
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really love this one. Sorry I waited so long to read the final edition to the series.

Kat is a great heroine. Tough, smart, confident, loyal...

Beckett...sigh...who knew the big lug was such a softee at heart! He really is a big teddy bear.

There was push/pull. But not much. Like all the other guys, Beckett has "issues". His chemistry with Kat was off the charts.

The story had loads of action, and a great wrap up of the series.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye is a prefect ending to her Hard Ink series.

If you haven’t read Kaye’s Hard Ink series you should start with book 1, Hard As It Gets since the series focuses on the story arc of the guys clearing their name from an event that happened while they were in the army together. And with the series being a relative short one you can play catch up quickly.

We’ve followed the guys and gals of Hard Ink through action, danger and mystery to get
Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-2, arc
Here are a few things about me and the series:
It took me less than a book to fall in love with the guys.
Hard as You Can (book 2) is the first book in the series I read and it getting hooked up.
I don't have a favorite couple, because each one is unique and perfect, in its own way.
I love the way Beckett said I love you to Kat. It was cute, funny and not something you see often.
Hard Ink is one of the few Adult/New Adult books that had me more interesting with their plot rather than the romance.
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hard to Let Go is the final book of the Hard Ink Series by Laura Kaye and let me tell you the title alone of this book pretty much sums up my sentiments on this book. It is a bittersweet feeling to say goodbye to this unforgettable ensemble cast of characters that Ms. Kaye has introduced us to. In this final installment, Ms. Kaye does not disappoint her readers at all. She DELIVERED a book that was full of raw emotions, grit, and an action-packed thrilling suspense all the while weaving a buddy ...more
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

If this title doesn't say it all I don't know what does...from the first book in this series, Hard As It Gets, Laura Kaye drew me into her world of government conspiracy and injustice and I've loved every minute of it even though there have been moments that were hard to read it is very HARD TO LET Go of this series. This author made me care about these men whose lives were torn apart not only by a mission gone badly, but by the atrocities co
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
I have been DYING for this book. Ever since book one, when Beckett Murda showed up on the scene, I knew he'd be my favorite. I'm always a sucker for the strong, silent types. The ones who seem to shoulder everyone else's burdens before their own. The ones who have a hard time letting someone in. And, I like these guys the best because, when they meet that one person that makes them want to soften and help shoulder the load, the wait for that moment is so, SO sweet.

Beckett carries so many burden
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
After four full-length novellas and two novellas, the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye has finally come to an end and the title of the final book, Hard to Let Go, pretty much sums up my thoughts on saying goodbye to this unforgettable cast of characters I’ve gotten to know and love along the way. Like its predecessors, Hard to Let Go is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller, only now readers are finally getting answers to a number of questions as everything comes to a head with protagonists, Beckett ...more
Review also originally posted on My Book Snack

Romance, bromance and finally the truth!

When I first started reading Hard to Let Go, it was a little bittersweet for me. I have enjoyed this series from the very beginning. After three books and two novellas, the Hard Ink characters have consistently wormed their way into my heart. I had confidence that Laura Kaye would make the fourth and final full-length book special, and she truly pulled that off in an amazing way! Wow!

Katherine Rixey, younger si
Gretchen  (About That Story)
6 stars! My heart is exploding! I loved this so freaking much. So fantastic, from beginning to end. I was caught up with the drama and passion of the overall story and with Kat and Beckett’s story.

Kat and Beckett were awesome. They had that fight to them, like magnets that can't stay apart. I loved their bickering and attitude. Kat was so great. Laura Kaye writes the best female leads. I love that they are strong and passionate and really stand up for themselves. And Beckett, he was this strong
Pamela Lilley
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved all the books in this series so far, and book 4 does not disappoint. Beckett and Kat's story is an action packed drama that takes us on a rollercoaster ride of intrigue, suspense and romance. Kat is gutsy and not afraid of her feminine side, Beckett is hot, and territorial, and during all their encounters I love his alpha side, what a truly well matched stubborn couple. Together they, and the rest of the Hard Ink team battle the forces that were responsible for their dishonourable discharg ...more
Lynsey A
Overall, this was a really enjoyable series. The books weren't anything to knock you off your socks but each was enjoyable in its own way. I liked the dynamic between all of the characters and their significant others.

The loving was hot in this book, I think part of it because, in the beginning, it was all secretive.

Great end to this series and looking forward to the spin off series with the Ravens. Excited to read Dare's winter of 2016! Sheesh!

I gave the book 4 stars but it floated
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great ending to a fun series.

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“And it was like being torn apart and put back together, all at once. He hated her pain, but he adored that she wasn’t hiding herself from him, and that she was letting him be there for her.” 1 likes
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