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Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited.

After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.

As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to
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ebook, 176 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Claire Robinson
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - Only. Always. Forever. Stars!

I have loved every book and novella in the Hard Ink series, the story-line and the couples it encompasses is quite simply Laura Kaye writing at her absolute best. As a reader I really could not have asked for more, and this novella to finish everything off was the icing on the wedding cake!



I don’t think I really need to write a long drawn out review for this one, it’s Laura giving the Hard Ink fans one final visit to the guys and their women, in the form of Bec
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Michelle
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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 photo fb155d601b571d97b36f0627a8ad2f_zpsskd2rcyu.gif “You saved me from becoming someone I didn’t recognize, and because of you I have a life worth living. But only if you’ll walk it with me.”

A sweet, sexy, beautiful Hard Ink Happily Ever After!!! This novella was able to weave friendship, love and of course suspense!!! What is a Hard Ink series without a little suspense thrown into the mix to set hearts racing and pumping!! After what Nick, Becca and the Hard Ink gang have been through,
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Jo
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, gr2016, mine

A wonderful ending to a great series.

It was so hard to say goodbye to the guys and girls of Hard Ink when the final book came out, so I was very happy when Laura Kaye announced a wedding novella.

And as always I loved spending time with all the characters that I've come to love, and enjoying a wedding, and some very special announcements at the end.

Of course it couldn't just be roses and rings, and a past enemy is back, intent on hurting them all.

A really wonderfully sweet, sexy, romantic and

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Jennifer
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

What happens when you wake up an hour before your alarm goes off, you read a book.

Love it. The one loose end from the series taken care of. Great conclusion to Nick and Becca HEA. I'm excited for Detective Kyler is going to get a story in this series too.
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
“Because hard is good.”


For the Hard Ink fans, this book is such a treat. The ending of the last book has been very moving and so beautiful it was so emotional that it was also bittersweet. To know that one of my loved series is ending and yet so happy that they had their happily ever after, and getting everything they deserved for what they’ve been through.

The Hard Ink boys, these men, I loved them. So fucking much that when the voting started of whom will get their happily ever after first,
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Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was fantastic! I am so happy right now. The Hard Ink series is a favorite of mine and I honestly didn't think it could get any better... but it did! Loved this so much!

Nick and Becca are so wonderful. They are such a passionate, loving, carrying couple. This was such a fun read. Sexy and playful! I loved catching up with them. Nick is so sweet, his proposal had me all teary eyed. I love how strong Becca is, even when there is a crisis. Laura Kaye writes a great, kick ass heroine! There is a
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Sarah
If you're a fan of Laura Kaye's Hard Ink series then you're going to love Hard Ever After. This novella is a perfect extended epilogue to the entire series and even though it's a continuation of Nick and Becca's love story it's very much a chance to drop in on all of the previous couples and see how they're getting on a few months down the line. After everything they've all been through they all thoroughly deserve their happily ever afters but before they can celebrate Nick and Becca's wedding t ...more
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
There are plenty of hard times to be had in this novella – both the good kind of hard and the stressful kind…but Nick and Becca aren’t about to let the past get in the way of their future, especially after everything they’ve been through.

This book is most definitely not for anyone who hasn’t connected with the characters in the prior novels. You need to have read at least one to understand the crowd you’re walking in on or you’re going to be totally confused – thankfully I have read them and LOV
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Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hard Ever After is the epilogue to the story of all the couples. It might be Nick and Becca centered, but we get the chance to see all the couples going back to their normal lives and living happily together. The ending chapter was perfect and I really want to go back to this novella and reread it even after a few days from the day I read it. The story is not only filled with the sweetness of the couples and preparations of Nick and Becca's wedding. It has also the action of the previous books s ...more
Stacie
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 "Thanks for the Hard Ink memories" Stars!

A very nice wrap up and reunion to the Hard Ink series. Now it's time for the Raven Riders!! Recommend to those that loved the series. Happy reading!
Keri
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a good wrap up to the series and kind of capped off everything and we also got hints of how the other couples were doing or where they were headed with their relationship. It was all sweet and I really appreciated LK taking the effort.
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hard Ever After (Hard Ink # 4.6) by Laura Kaye – 4.5 STARS

“Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited. 

After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.

As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs an
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Beth
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hard Ever After is a wonderful wrap it up story for all the couples we’ve encounter so far in the Hard Ink Series.

It’s the big wedding for Nick and Becca, but just when you thought it would be happily ever after a ghost from their past comes back to haunt them.

Seductively sexy, this series knows how to bring more than just steam. Action intense, witty and all around fabulous reads, the Hard Ink series shouldn’t be missed.

I receive this ARC copy of Hard Ever After from Avon in exchange for a hone
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Dina
3 1/2 stars

Only. Always. Forever.

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Shayna
A lovely, charming, sexy, and humorous addition to an all-around great series! The Hard Ink crew start to rebuild their lives after such tragedy. Nick, Becca, and the gang have been through so much together, and this happy occasion couldn't come at a better time. They need happiness after such devastation. They start to forge a new path together with the future looking bright as ever. You won't know how much you've missed these characters until you read HARD EVER AFTER. This is the icing on the ...more
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Such a great story but I'm so sad to see this series end. Love these characters so much especially Nick and Becca.
Michele
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So a quick review for a quick read:

Hard Ever After was a novella that tied up the loose ends after the last official Hard Ink book was released. Here we got to see all of the characters, their significant others, and have one last adventure--all while Becca and Nick were getting ready to head down the aisle.

I'm a sucker for a wedding novella and this one was done in true Laura Kaye style. There was all of the naughty sexiness you'd expect between Nick & Becca but there was still room for so
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GraceMyBookSnack
Review posted on My Book Snack on Jan. 25, 2016.

A wedding novella done the Hard Ink way!

Oh, the feels! I can’t even begin to describe all the lovely feels I got from reading Hard Ever After! First, the Hard Ink series is one of my favorite romantic suspense series. Reading each story in this series just pulls you into a wild ride with the team each and every single time. I loved the first book, Hard As It Gets! Hard As It Gets was the book when we were first introduced to Nick’s friends, and the
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Tifferz
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jd-read, favorites
4.5 stars, 3.5 flames
If you have been following the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye then you know that this love was a hard won battle. After everything Nick and Becca have been through you can't help but root for them to get their happily ever after. But since we know how Miss Kaye loves to tease us, we know they have one more hurdle to jump through before they can get it.
When a series embarks on a journey that involoves multiple couples, it can be hard to go back and read about the original lov
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Darcy
This little short was a good way to wrap up the series. The foe is vanquished, now they all are getting on with their lives. As each and every member found love while things were crap, it is nice to see them all happy. Although their happy didn't come without some bumps, but these bumps were easily taken care of by the group, leading to lots of happy announcements and a wedding.
Tammy
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buy, kaye-laura, romance
AMAZING...... That sums up this whole series. I loved all of the characters, but Nick Rixey, Ooh, and Becca will always be my favorites.

It was only fitting that they were the start of the Hard Ink family and that they ended the series with their Happily-Ever-After.
Kelly
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great ending to the series!!! :))))
Bette Hansen
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

Great story as Nick and Becca are finally about to the the knot. This wouldn't be a Hard Ink wedding of trouble didn't show up. I recommend you grab this one and find out what happens.
Ann
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
love this book with Becca and Nick's wedding Laura Kaye does a plus job with all her books
Lindsey
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good wrap up to the series. Liked that it had a little action.
CC
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful epilogue to the series! I will miss this series so hard.

Loved seeing Nick and Becca get their HEA.
Megan Ann
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say, I didn't really expect this guy to come back as the villian, but I loved that the hero to this novella was our brave little bride who was having none of this lol. A nice wrap to the Hard Ink family
Elizabeth Neal
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*cues up You Are My Sunshine to play softly in the background*

With their names finally cleared, the Hard Ink crew is adjusting to being free to live normal lives. They've all found their soul mates, have started their new business, and are looking forward to the future. It's a beautiful thing.

This story, while it includes all of our beloved characters, does mainly focus on Nick and Becca, the couple that started it all. After two months of always being within touching distance of each other, Bec
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