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Hard to Serve

(Blasphemy #0.5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,424 ratings  ·  266 reviews
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is g
Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #43 , 120 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it

Kyler Vance is a man who thrives on domination. With his career stalling due to injury, and an ongoing investigation surrounding how he sustained it, the Baltimore Police Detective's need for control burns greater than ever.

With her career on an upward trajectory, Mia Breslin deems it time to focus on her social life. Being a submissive is not a new discovery for Mia, but what she does want is find is she is a Dom who can cater to her particular tastes.

Their outlet is Blasphemy, one of the citi
Claire Robinson
Jan 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3 - This one was trouble. Of the best and worst kind... Stars!

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Laura Kaye, starts another new series that is an off-shoot of her original Hard Ink books with, Hard to Serve.

We met and got to know Kyler Vance through that story as he was the Police Detective involved with the case that the boys at the Hard Ink Tattoo Studio were working on themselves, and you do get to spend a
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Laura Kaye serves up a sexy, steamy, and erotic romance novella that will have readers begging Ms. Kaye to continue serving this sinful delight. Hard To Serve was just what I needed. It was short, sexy, and oh so addicting. This novella serves up a hot sensual storyline while incorporating romance, a little angst, and of course lots of sexual kink that pertains to the BDSM world.


Detective Kyler Vance has been out of commission in th
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Hard to Serve was the prequel in the Blasphemy series by Laura Kaye. It was a short novella.

Kyler Vance was a detective by day and a Master Dominant at Blasphemy by night. Mia Breslin was an artist and gallery manager in Baltimore. She had the success she always dreamed of and was happy in every area of her life, except one. She was a submissive and wanted her dream Dominant man to share her life. Enter Blasphemy, the exclusive BDSM Club she had finally gotten the golden ticket to enter.

As a nov
Kat Valentine
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love laura Kaye's hard ink series and this introduction into her new spin off series blasphemy is so good!!! I admit that I'm very picky about bdsm reads,it has to have a great storyline and awesome characters to hold my attention. Laura Kaye is a great storyteller and her books are so good!!! If you love hot take charge kind of guys who know how to make a girl feel real good check out this book and all the other great reads by this talented writer!!!! 5 WET PANTIE STARS!!
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe

“She needed the incredible release of submission, and she needed someone strong enough to truly give it to her.”

I was so so super excited when I’ve read that Detective Kyler Vance will have his own book, and to know that he’s kinky? Well, fuck me senseless. It’s a chance for me being a Hard Ink fan to take a sneak peek of what’s been going on with my favorite men and to know what’s happened with the people who helped them with their crusade.

“Brown hair. Blue eyes. Dominan
O-M-G! I just finished this last night and I was just SO freaking giddy afterwards. I even sent a message to Laura telling her how AMAZING it was and how it was EASILY one of my favorites of hers. If you haven't read anything by Laura Kaye yet....MY this baby now! It will turn you into a Laura Kaye stalker FOR SURE!!!

I pretty much had butterflies in my stomach the whole time I was reading this. Sexy, sweet, intense, passionate, sensual, erotic as HELL!

"Feel how you take me," Kyler
Yup, this one was dirty fun and I was all in.
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved Kyler when we met him in the Hard Ink series so of course I was excited when I found out that we were finally getting his story. Then I heard that Hard to Serve would also be an introduction into a whole new spin off series, a series about a group of Doms who run a BDSM club and my excitement levels went through the roof. Anyone who has read a Laura Kaye story will already know she has a knack for creating brilliant characters that are easy to root for as well as great romances with plen ...more
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4.5 stars

Author Laura Kaye's latest offering from 1,001 Dark Nights bridges her wildly popular Hard Ink series with her upcoming new series Blasphemy series and it is done in supremely sexy style. Hard To Serve is a tantalizing look inside the BDSM club Blasphemy as we meet several of the owners and masters including Detective Kyler Vance who lost his Godfather while they helped the Hard Ink brother's in arms deal with the Church Gang. This b
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay let’s face it - Hard to Serve was HOT HOT HOT!!!! For a novella, this is a 5 star read for me. Laura sure knows how to deliver a sexy, passionate, erotic romance and with substance. She has a nice sweet storyline in addition to all the passionate BDSM/love making.

Detective Kyler is a sexy, alpha male and owner of an exclusive play club called Blasphemy. Mia is the director of the city’s hottest art gallery. She is a beautiful, talented, and independent person, but submissive in the bedroom.
Tarina Deaton
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I’ve made it fairly clear that I love the 1,001 Dark Nights novellas. AND I’m a HUGE fan of Laura Kaye’s. So the only way this could have been any better is if Joe Manganiello showed up at my door in nothing but his skivvies and offered to clean my house while I read Hard to Serve.

With George Takai reading over my shoulder saying, “Ohh, my!” every other chapter.

I’m what you might call a closet BDSM genre fan. I’m a little fascinated by the lifestyle. The ability to submit and give over that muc
BDSM isn't really my bag, so I struggled getting into this one, especially choking or breath play...not my thing at all. The entire Dom/sub scene doesn't do a thing for me. The writing was well done, just the content...blech.
4 Kyler and Mia Stars

Laura Kaye is fast becoming a favourite author of mine. This is a passionate story that had me turning the pages. I found both Kyler and Mia to be really interesting characters. These two have a searingly hot attraction between them. Kyler is a dominant and Mia is submissive, but really, she holds all the power as Kyler falls hard for her.
Good story with an interesting plot and really likeable characters.
HEA? Yes
Cheating? No
Dark Faerie Tales
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: The best erotic romance novella that I’ve read this year.

Opening Sentence: “You’re on restricted duty, pending medical clearance, Detective Vance,” Captain Mike Burkett said, his voice unusually formal as his gaze lifted from the file of paperwork.

The Review:

Hard to Serve is the best erotic romance novella that I have read so far this year. I absolutely loved this short story from beginning to end. It had everything for me, the warm and tingles,
Susan (susayq ~)
4.5 stars

I've been reading Laura Kaye's writing for a long while and I've loved everything I've ever read by her. This was no exception.

Detective Kyler Vance and Mia Breslin heat up the pages of this. They meet at a BDSM club called Blasphemy (let me stop here and squeal about the fact that this club will have a whole series devoted to it :) ). Mia isn't necessarily looking for anything long term, then she lays eyes on Master Kyler. The problem is Kyler definitely isn't looking for long term be
It's getting hotter and better!

Hard to Serve introduces you to Vance and Mia. Now these two had some hardcore chemistry. All of their smutty scenes were on constant fire. I think this actually might be my favorite book so far - at least novella speaking. Both characters were likable and they didn't seem to have too much drama between them. Yet, when they did I feel like things cooled down rather suddenly? It could just be me though.

In the end, really enjoyed this one and these two.
Well now Laura Kaye, I didn't know you had that in you but I am so very glad the you do!
This was EVERYTHING I wanted it to be and an amazing introduction to a new series that I am already in love with and we got to check in with our favorite family, the Hard Ink family!

Laura......GAH! I love you!

We thought we knew Kyler Vance from the Hard Ink series but we didn't know him at all it seems. Oh we knew he was an upstanding guy, we knew he takes care of business, we knew he would be there for th
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kyler Vance is quite the paradoxical man; he’s a detective who lives to serve and protect and feels honored to defend citizens from danger, but there’s also a part of him who lives to dominant…who gets off on taking women to the edge of pleasure and pain, getting them to submit to his every demand. Kyler is a natural Dom due to his profession and his personality, but he’s not looking for a permanent submissive because claiming any sub isn’t conducive to the hours and dangers he experiences as a ...more
Sheyla ✎
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it

Hard To Serve serves as a bridge between the Hard Ink books and the new BDSM series by Laura Kaye.

Kyler Vance was an important character in the Hard Ink series. He was the cop who was hurt during one of the many confrontations they had with the bad guys. After weeks of getting shot he still hasn't regained full capacity of his shoulder/arm and Internal Affairs is still over him. Frustrated to no end, he goes to the one place where he can have control: Blasphemy. Kyler is one of the 12 Doms w
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars, 4 Flames
Kyler Vance has been through hell the last few months. He had to identify his uncle’s body, been shot at during a funeral, and now he is being investigated by internal affairs which could mean the end of his police career. Mia Breslin is finally following her dream and could not be happier. Too bad she is so lonely and needed a Dom to fulfill her nights. Kyler is not the man for the job but he cannot let anyone else have her and Mia might be the only one who will bring him the p
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
This story picks up from what happened recently in the Hard Ink world: the bad guys have been eliminated, our heroes' are acknowledged, the Hard Ink gang are finally getting a peaceful life, Nick and Becca just got married, and Kyler Vance, the detective who aided the good guys and got shot in the last showdown is now recuperating and unfortunately due to his involvement in the whole thing, is also currently under investigation.

Kyler is frustrated with the whole situation but he couldn't disclo
I was a bit skeptical when I found out that Laura Kaye would be doing a BDSM novella, as I hadn’t found her other works all that erotic, even when they were supposed to be! However, I was extremely surprised by this story!

I liked seeing Detective Vance again, and his natural Dominant nature, and how he brought the story into Hard Ink again for another little mini update about our couples from that series. Mia was a great submissive and an impressive heroine in her own right! Vance has a couple o
Fiona Fog
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, bdsm

When Mia decides to checkout Club Blasphemy she’s not sure what to expect. The hope that she can find a Dom she connects with us at the top. She’s not a novice to the lifestyle but she’s never had a Dom full time either.

Kyler is one of the twelve Dom’s who owns Club Blasphemy. He’s not interested in a full time submissive, he’s only into one time play. Anything else smacks of commitment and with his job as a Detective and his families history of never having lasting relationships it’s
Gail Mitchell
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A quick and enjoyable read!!!
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book features scenes of consensual non-consensual play and loads of breath play, so if these things are triggers, you may want to pass.

Baltimore Detective Kyler Vance has rules: Never get attached. Share and seek out only that personal information needed to determine a sub's needs, interests, and limits. Stop playing with a submissive showing signs of attachment. Never play outside the club. Never take a submissive home. Kyler knows that a relationship isn't in the cards for him, that his
Book Reading Gals
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Kyler recurred in the Hard Ink series and played a huge role in helping our guys restore their reputations (If you haven't read this series you totally should!!) so he deserved his own HEA! (See one of my previous Hard Ink reviews here). What we hadn't seen was that dominate side of Kyler that was smoking HOT!!

And Mia was the perfect blend of submissive to Kyler! Her strength and willpower and desire to settle for nothing less than exactly what she wants were easy to relate to and aspi
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it

Hard to Serve, the latest 1001 Dark Nights book by Laura Kaye, gives a Hard Ink secondary character his own HEA and launches her new erotica / BDSM series Blasphemy. While I don’t typically read BDSM, or much erotica, seeing Kyler Vance get his HEA after all the events of the Hard Ink novels and Kaye’s master storytelling compelled me to give it a shot. I am still not a convert, but Kaye’s storytelling was right on. The focus was definitely on the characters and their emotions, not the sex-play,
T.M. Payne
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book: Hard to Serve (Hard Ink #4.7)
Author: Laura Kaye
Publication Date: 6/28/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars

We met Kyler in a previous book and wow what a story he has to share with us. Kyler has been on administrative leave since that blowup at Hard Ink and the cemetery. He is being investigated which is driving him to the brink. He finds solace however in his BDSM Club. One night there is a newbie and she catches his eye. Mia is not just any female thoug
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Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink, Raven Riders, Blasphemy, Heroes, and Hearts of the Anemoi series. Laura's hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her lif ...more

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