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A Hard Man to Love

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Montana Blackstone has big plans for the deluxe spa resort she's building at Black Creek Ranch. They don't include letting her know-it-all new foreman take the reins, even if tall, broad-shouldered Steele Hardt looks mighty capable of showing her how blissful it can be to surrender control -- in and out of the bedroom. As the sizzling chemistry between them erupts in one m ...more
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Gallery Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Colleen (NerdyWoman) Kayter
I picked up A Hard Man to Love after reading the sequel, Wicked Night Games. Strange compulsion, needing to read related stories even when the first was only worth 3 stars.

The storyline is good, the execution is not on par with other authors writing in the erotic romance genre. Lawless makes a few too many 'leaps in logic,' leaving the reader to wonder how the characters draw the conclusions they do about one another's attitudes and motivations.

As for the sex, it's frequent and thoroughly descri
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♡Karlyn P♡
So here is what you get when you read this book. A heroine who plays that "I am in control ALWAYS!" bit to the hilt, plus the "I hate you but lets have hot sex day and night!" Cliche? Yeah, I thought so too. The hero is a sex stud who has no self-esteam issues what so ever. He knows he's a hot sex partner, and is turned on by the heroines willingness to match his desires. The sex scenes are hot, but don't expect love and passion to be part of it. It's all lust and body contact sport. And there i ...more
Shawna
2 stars - Contemporary/Western Romance/Erotica

Okay, this is one of those books with a super sexy cover that doesn’t fit the character or the story, which is a real shame because the cowboy on the cover of A Hard Man to Love certainly deserves his story told. The male lead character name Steele Hardt (yes, you read that right) fits, but that’s about it because his persona doesn’t match the stud on the cover at all. The heroine Montana Blackstone, named by her hippie parents for where she was conc
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MissyLynne
Sep 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, erotica
Lots of sex. Usual just meet and end up having sex.


*Auction $1.00
Sandy M
Aug 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I’ve once again done that “pick up a book from anywhere around the house and see what happens” thing. This time worked out a little better than the last couple, but I still had a problem or two with it. First, the title should actually be “A Hard Woman to Love”. Yeah, I know, it’s not quite the same, but it sure does describe this book much better than its current title.

I realize that Montana has reasons for being so fierce about her independence, wanting to succeed and make it on her own. But t
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ceecee
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was more about the sex then about a story. I tend to like books with a strong female lead and this book didn't have it. The book begins with the reader believing that the main character (a woman) is strong and capable because of her ambition to revitalize a crumbling business that her late husband left behind. As you read along the woman seems break her rules every time she's confronted by this man. She sleeps with him upon meeting him and does the same every time she's with him. She e ...more
Montana Campbell
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My all time favorite romance novel! A hard man to love had me sold just from the tagline, and it's now a phrase I try very hard to incorporate into my everyday life.
Nothing gets me hotter than a hardworking salt of the earth type man and sex in places I would never have sex due to my fear of dying during sex. This book has brought all my fantasies together and it is still my go to book when I want something sexy, despite the fact I read it some 8 or so years ago.
I would recommend this book to a
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Gayle
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Typical woman in financial trouble, investors send in a guy to investigate, wham bam and they fall in love and everything is magically alright. I've read numerous story lines such as this and was expecting more. The sex scenes are rather far fetched as timing and locations. Decent read but wanted more.
elstaffe
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: what-i-got
I need to stop accidentally picking up erotic romances where the plot points require more suspension of disbelief than the sex scenes.
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