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The Hard Way (Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers #5)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  136 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Three hot bank robbers all to herself: check
A fabulous Italian holiday: check
Enemies long gone: check
Amazing food, clothes, and sex: check, check, and f&*king check!

The gang is in full vacation mode, and Isis has never been happier…until tragedy strikes the farm she had to leave behind.
People are dying. The farm is in trouble. Her sister might be sent to prison for som
Published March 14th 2017 by Annika Martin
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4.5 so effing kinky stars

This series is really a guilty pleasure, but unlike most guilty pleasures of mine, it actually has an awesome storyline.

I won't lie to you, sometimes, the plot of this series gets blurred in my head, since the books are so spaced apart, but this one stood out. I noticed a pattern: we started with Isis, and then focused on Thor in the second book, and then it was Zeus, and I was so excited to know this one would focus on Odin!

Because ODIN!

Out of all my hunky bank robbers,
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-menage
4.5 stars!
Book-Bosomed  blog
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.75 Stars

The god pack is back for another installment in the Kinky Bank Robbers series. If you aren’t familiar with this series then it’s best to start at book one when three hot criminal masterminds take a not helpless at all teller voluntarily hostage and the rest is lust, love, and romance history. Now two years later, the foursome is married, but they aren’t any less badass.

“‘We sweep in and out. Like fucking-g ghosts with the hammer of justice in our fucking-g fists.’”—Odin

They’re still lo
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
If you haven't read about these four, you should start at the beginning of the series. I do think you don't need to start there; I read the first three books quite a while back, but had no problem following along here. The first three are a serial, but now they are more check-ins and continuing stories of th same characters. The back story elements are explained, and this is a moving forward, not looking back, story

In case you didn't figure it out, I loved the book, hint, the 5 stars!! These cha
Eve Dangerfield
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
God I could hang out with these guys all day...
Rae Kahaiali'I
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: annika-martin
"The Hard Way" is Book 5 of the KBR Taken Hostage Series. if you have not read Books 1-4? NOW...... Would be a good time to start!

Be prepared to take a ride to a place beyond imagination and thrown into situations impossible to escape. This Series brings to life myriads of emotions not only in its Characters, but within Yourself. You fall in love with The Series and the "God Pack" for more reasons than one.

After all they have been through, Book 5 "The Hard Way" finds the "God Pack" in Europe hi
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, erotica, menage, 2017
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Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I just say...........I LOVE the God Pack!! What a great look into Isis' former life and the little of Odin's. He's still tall, dark and mysterious but it was nice to see that small crack in the hard outer shell. The love and devotion between the four of them is amazing. What a great book! I hope there is more to come from everyone's favorite kinky bank robbers.
Courtenay Bennett
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me just start by saying that I absolutely adore the Kinky Bank Robbers. Like, will re-read any day of the week. They can do no wrong. It excites me to no end when I know there's a new one coming. And I think this one is the best so far.

I laughed out loud so many times reading The Hard Way. I'm still laughing about some of the situations now. And can you say holy hotness? Some of those *ahem* "action" scenes? Cold shower territory. But there's so much more to this gang than hot sex and crazy
Leanne Bryson
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I own them all.... I love this series, what's not to love about Kinky Bank Robbers??!!? Annika Martin is one of my favorite authors. The God Pack made up of Odin, Zeus, Thor, and Isis are sizzling, sexy, funny, damaged, and so passionate about each other. I kind of don't want this series to end...EVER!!
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!
I didn't realize I missed the god pack so much! I need more!
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
NOTE: Although each story in the Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers is standalone, the romance of the four main characters has developed over the course of the series, with deeply emotional roots and revelations along the way. Additionally, the events in prior books impact the events in this book. For these reasons, I do not suggest starting the series with The Hard Way. The first book in the series, The Hostage Bargain is currenly free!

The story opens with the God Pack h
Heather Miller
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I did receive a free ARC cope of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is book 5 in the series. No, I have not read the previous 4 books. This does seem as though you could read it as a standalone as the characters are explained throughout the book. I did feel a little lost when they were talking about other cities they have been in and some other activities they have done that I don't know about. But I didn't feel as though I had to read the other books in order to understand what was
KnottyGirl Reviews
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I have to say is that I absolutely LOVE this series! I've been following it since book one, The Hostage Bargain. It was in an anthology, Make Me:12 Tales of Dark Desire, and I fell in love immediately. So I've been following the tales of Zeus, Odin, Thor and Isis, now through 5 books.

In book 5, the gang is on their honeymoon in Rome. They are having a grand old time celebrating married life and having lots of kinkalicious sex. But Odin's nightmare's are getting worse again, as Is
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Martin has explored Thor in Book 2, Zeus in Books 4, now it's Isis's and Odin's turn. We return to Isis's home town because her sisters are in trouble. The poor sheep farmers are being framed. It's up to the hot bank robbing, sleuthing quartet to find the real culprits to prevent Isis's sister from going to jail. We learn more about Odin's tragic background; we find out what makes him so good at the psy-ops. We find out why Odin needs to break every rule he is given which is sort of alluded ...more
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A More Serious Side...

The Kinky Bank Robber series is a sexy, fun, and humorous series that follow Zeus, Odin, Thor, and Isis (the God Pack). The series can be highly romantic, as shown in the book more than the others.

In THW, very early we witness Odin and Ice forming a soul-connecting bond. Though Zeus and Ice were wondering 'what if it was just the two of us' in the previous book, it wasn't something on this level.

Odin is really struggling with his past, and the God Pack is worried about hi
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that this is the first book of the series I have read and I should have probably read the previous ones and why didn't I? But even like that I could perfectly follow.
Isis and her three husbands, Thor, Odin and Zeus, are finally getting a break and relaxing when trouble strikes for Isis' sisters..and obv they are on the move and will try to help.
I have to say I can’t just place this book in amy genre, or maybe is just me lol..but there is a bit of everything's fun
Keema Osborne
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I absolutely love the Kinky Bank Robbers. This just shows that they will go to hell and back for each other. I love how they took so much care of Odin and Isis throughout their struggles. Oddin's struggle to take the pain away from Isis lead on a whole new level that Thor and Zeus can't understand, but then again they are all on different levels when it comes to Isis and that is why she will always love them for the men they are. The same is also, true of Isis she will do what she can to ta ...more
Nick Imrie
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
I still love Isis and her guys, but this book needed more sex and less insurance fraud.
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.25 stars! This was another great addition to this fun, sexy series! The Kinky Bank Robbers and their wife are back! Isis, Odin, Thor, and Zeus are still on the run, traveling around the world. They find out that Isis's family dairy farm, run by her three sisters, is in danger of being shut down and sold after a salmonella outbreak. So the God Pack heads to Wisconsin, in disguise, to help save the farm!

I just love this series so much. I love all of the guys and Isis. They are a great team. Toge
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Great Stars! This is the fifth book in the Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers Series and can be read as a stand-alone novel. If you would like more background on the characters then it is best to read the whole series before this book. Isis wants to help her family when the farm is in trouble but her family thinks she is dead so it will be tricky situation. The group decides that they will rescue her family but they will have to do it secretively. Will they be able to help Isis's family and ...more
Jessica Kent
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I loved KBR The Hard Way definitely went further and in more detail of what's goin on. There are a lot of things happening to Ice's sisters which let me tell you isn't good!! This may be one of the best books so far. Had me crying at times, and wanting to fight also haha. Great job! Annika really did an amazing job! I hope we get another book that's how much I love this gang please give us more lol. (If you haven't picked up this AMAZING series then get your ass to it)
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4 1/2 Stars
So nice to have the gang back together, if you love this series you will definitely enjoy this book.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was fantastic!!! I really enjoyed reading it and I know you will too!! It felt like visiting with old friends and the story pulls you in from start to finish!! We join "the god pack" languishing it Rome doing dirty things and really enjoying themselves, but as the saying goes,"all good things must come to an end" and unfortunately it does, because Isis finds out her sisters are in trouble so she HAS to go and help out in any way she can, and as always her three loves accompan ...more
Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
4.5 Stars

What a great story of moving forward and forming that cohesive bond with the God Pack. Author Martin has once again done a fabulous job of writing the story and developing Odin's character in the 5th book of this series.

I am not going to give away the story in this review as the synopsis does a fine job of explaining what to expect but, I have to say this was a funny read of sorts and even after I have finished reading it and writing this review; I am still chuckling about some of the e
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
4* read

This is the fifth book in this series and another great addition. It can be read as a standalone although in my opinion you should read the others first in order to better understand the characters.

I found myself laughing and smiling like a crazy person to myself on the train whilst reading this. It was a book full of love and family and that added drama mixed in with everything else to.

Is this everyones cup of tea?, probably not but the blurb does a good job in explaining what its abou
Shahla's bookcorner
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, dirty-talker
I LOVED this book!! I read it in one sitting and was left in awe after reading it!! Everything from the characters to the story line is awesome

Smart. Sexy. Riveting. 
I LOVED how this book focused more on Odin. He has such a troubled past and it was great to crack open that armor and see more from him. Annika does not disappoint. Book 5 was everything I hoped it would be and more. In The Hard Way, we go back to Isis hometown. Not to give away any spoilers, but we get a nice ending to a problem started in the beginning of the series. I am such a fan of the bank robbers, and the God Pack. All we needed in the book was more hot tub. I missed the hot tub.

We get
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I’m a NYT bestselling author, lover of sexy stories, hot heroes, and big drama. I live in Minnesota with my husband and two cats. I’ve been writing all my life while working various jobs, from waitress at a zillion different restaurants to advertising writer. I’m into running and yoga and helping animals, and coveting other people’s gardens. I also write as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.
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Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers (5 books)
  • The Hostage Bargain (Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers, #1)
  • The Wrong Turn (Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers, #2)
  • The Deeper Game (Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers, #3)
  • The Most Wanted (Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers #4)