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Hard To Regret

(Scarlet Bay #1)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Heiress Anna Wynn is hiding a secret – a secret that has blighted half her life and forced her to become an unfulfilled over-achiever. Even preparing for her wealthy family’s summer break in their idyllic New Zealand holiday house, Anna has to be all business and is strung tight as piano wire. Finding her bedroom appropriated by an over-muscled, overbearing, testosterone-s ...more
Published November 4th 2016 by Kris Pearson
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Lyndy Ann ♫
I was sent an ARC for Hard to Regret by the author herself. Back in 2012 I discovered this author by getting a free copy of The Boat Builder's Bed the first book in the Wicked in Wellington series and I devoured the series I loved them all.

I am sad to say that the last two books I have struggled with and the same with this one, can't put my finger on why the stories just don't grab my attention.

Hard to Regret is about Anna and Jason and their relationship. Anna is from a wealthy family who has c
N.N. Light
I'm a big fan of Kris Pearson and this is book one in a new series (I devoured her other two series). I loved it so much. The chemistry between Anna and Jason were off the charts, even though they hated each other at first. Steamy, delicious holiday romance that made me yearn for the coastline.

My Rating: 5+ stars
Mary Thompson
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful story from Kris Pearson! She creates amazing word pictures of the places featured in her stories. Her characters are always well developed; as if you could meet them on the street and feel like you have been friends forever! In Hard to Regret, offensive sparks fly between Jason Jones and Anna Wynn as they first meet. Those offensive sparks quickly turn to an undeniable sexual attraction that neither will ignore. Even though they come from opposite worlds economically, they soon ...more
Julia Bailey
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Yummy, yum, yum!” Hard to Regret offers more than an erotic love story. Beginning with the provocative opening scene, you know immediately that the annoying and angry sparks flying between Annaliese and Jason will morph into something quite amazing. I think it may well be the way he shares his sausage with her . . . the one he’s having for lunch. This is a smart beginning for any writer. Soon more smart writing reveals two finely-defined people whose emotional pain rooted in their childhood mak ...more
Elaine Bain
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is passionate, exciting and the characters are likeable. Well worth a read.
Casey Spelleken
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this very much, who doesn’t enjoy a good love story? :)
Hard to Regret is a steamy temporary holiday fling romance turned more between two opposites who couldn’t be more perfect for each other

Hard to Regret is a temporary holiday fling between two opposites, rich vs poor family backgrounds, who couldn’t be more perfect for each other. The book is set just before the Christmas period but not it’s not really Christmas themed so can be enjoyed at any time of year. Overall, this is a well written, fairly light-hearted romance that most contemporary roman
Jennie Fortna
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC copy for honest review with no compensation.

Jason, a sexy, handsome, humble man, from the wrong side of the tracks and Annalise (Anna) a beautiful, strong independent woman from the right side of the tracks (wealth, high society) who have a hot romance that develops quickly with oh so HOT nights….. and as they say….opposites do attract ! !

He is the contractor building her family’s summer home and she is there to go through all the furnishings of the old house before it’s demolished and deci
Cathy Geha
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My, my, my…what a wonderfully delightful romance this proved to be!

Jason Jones is perhaps one of my favorite book boyfriends to date – talk about having a way with words, confidence, swagger, capabilities and creativity (in and out of bed) and well…he’s gorgeous to boot…what’s not to fall in love with? And Annaliese Wynn – she was perfect for him. I loved the fact that she was a strong independent woman willing to state what she wanted and needed and willing to go after it, too. The fact is tha
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, LOVE this book!

A fantastic start to Kris Pearson's new series..... not a huge surprise as I have not read a bad one yet!

I fell completely for both Anna and Jason, they are quirky, defensive, traumatised, both carrying far more baggage than any one person should and are completely perfect for each other, if only they could avoid the judgement and censure of their parents. They both grow in confidence with support of the other and quickly realise they are far stronger and happier toget
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in return for a honest review. Another great book by Kris Pearson. She writes with such amazing descriptions that you can imagine the people & places. The story of Anna & Jason is no exception. Both characters have troubled pasts, Anna having her baby taken away at birth & Jason being abandoned by his Mother following an accident that killed his sister. When they meet they share an instant attraction that deepened throughout the book. Anna finally has the courage to ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I found as soon as I started to read Hard to Regret I could not put it down, as I wanted to know what was going to happen and how things were going to end. Some things are not what you expect. It is a very easy to read and a book you can just lose yourself in and believe you actually know these people, it lifts your spirits and makes you feel good. I can not wait form book two. I absolutely loved it, it was a shame when i came to the en
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Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is a classic cliche romance novel, I devoured it overnight and loved every steamy moment but if your looking for something with a little more depth, steer clear if this one, purely for those nights when you want to read something totally unrealistic and loveable.
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Only got to read part of this book. Like a preview. If it comes to KU, I'll definitely give the rest of it a read.
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Kris writes sizzling contemporary romance, pure and simple. Well, maybe not that pure! They're sexy stories about couples who fall in love, and into bed along the way, just like real people do.

And just for good measure, she's cloned herself! You'll now find some of her books in new, much sweeter editions under the author name of Kerri Peach.

Kris/Kerri is an advertising copywriter and a decor spec

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