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Craving

(Steel Brothers Saga #1)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  34,113 ratings  ·  2,625 reviews
Your Escape Into A World of Dark Mysteries & Spicy Romance.

After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend’s ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend’s reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.

Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully heal
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published May 18th 2016 (first published May 3rd 2016)
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Amanda Just take advantage of sales.
Cindy Costello The main characters basically focused on their sexual attractions that never really were interesting. If the book was more complete and some situation…moreThe main characters basically focused on their sexual attractions that never really were interesting. If the book was more complete and some situations resolved it may have been interesting. Amazon may have read the following books but I felt that this book didn't end very well or spurn my interest to read the following series.
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Jessica Ann
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An seat gripping, emotional masterpiece!

Helen has stolen my heart with this epic story of 2 broken souls. I opened this ARC with the intention of it lasting a couple of evenings of after work reading. Wow was I wrong, I started and finished this book in 4 hours. I didn't even stop for a break, I couldn't. I was drawn in from the very first chapter. I can not wait for more of the Steel Brothers.

I was blown away with the story that is Talon and Jade. They both have walls built, they both have bee
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Elyse Kelly
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The angst is so frustrating it’s perfect!

This is my first Helen Hardt book and I LOVED IT!! I didn’t expect it to go so deep just from the description but Jade and Talon take you down quite a rabbit hole that leaves you wanting more and dying for the next book!

Poor sweet Jade has just been left at the alter after seven years with her boyfriend turned fiancé. With no where to go, she moves in with her college roommate while she rebuilds her life and wait for the result from her bar exam. Talon is
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Craving 'Craving' by Helen Hardt is book One in the "Steel Brothers" Saga. This is the story of Talon and Jade. There is a cliffhanger to this book so please make note of that. I will say that even though I am not a fan of cliffhangers I understand how much another book was needed when dealing with Talon and Jade's story. In addition, please note I thought this was shadowing on a Dark Romance type theme. Not so much heart and flowers of traditional romances. Jade is uprooting herself from her ho ...more
Elle G. Reads
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Cliffhanger: Yes. But book 2 is available now!

:: 5 Pretty Little Stars ::

WOAH. I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. After all, it does end in the dreaded cliffhanger that many readers are opposed to. And in all honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect because I haven’t read any of the authors previous books. However, this one totally ignited a flame inside me and tore me to SHREDS. It’s emotional (there are hints of sexual a
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Kristin
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by Helen Hardt and it will not be my last. This story of a man- Talon Steel- with a tortured soul trying to find his way back to the living after Jade Roberts comes colliding into his life. Jade - fresh from disaster that is her love life- takes the offer of a place for a fresh start from her best friend, Marj Steel. The tension and sparks are there from the moment that Talon and Jade met and just get stronger as time goes on. However, Talon cant let got of his past so he ...more
Erin Daniels
Mar 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
How do I describe how bad a book is without sounding like I'm exaggerating? I haven't figured that one out so screw it - here's my review.

This book was hands down one of the worst books I've ever downloaded from Audible in my life. So many of the passages were so horribly written that cringing became a game of diminishing returns and I had to start flinching. I seldom talk back to a recording but this seven hour tour was peppered with so many "wth's" and "are you kidding me's" that it might as w
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Celina Summers
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This isn't your everyday erotic romance. Helen Hardt has created deeply flawed characters with recognizable demons, and turned them into masterpieces of character development. Although the erotic elements are...well...uber HOT, they are not the heart and soul of this story. What this book lives and dies on is the relationship between Jade, who just suffered the humiliation of being left at the altar, and Talon, a man whose tortured past exceeds anything you could possibly imagine. What makes the ...more
TheSassyNerdBlog
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How can I put into words just how amazing this book is? Craving is book 1 in the Steel Brothers series and it focuses on the Steel family. Book 1 is the start of Talon and Jade's intense, beautiful, broken, addictive, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and all-consuming love story.

I'll admit, at first I struggled to get into this, not much but enough to think "Well maybe this isn't for me"... Oh, how wrong was I? I am so so so glad I kept reading. At that moment, I thanked myself for being stubborn.
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Craving' by Helen Hardt is book One in the "Steel Brothers" Saga. This is the story of Talon and Jade.
There is a cliffhanger to this book so please make note of that. I will say that even though I am not a fan of cliffhangers I understand how much another book was needed when dealing with Talon and Jade's story. In addition, please note I thought this was shadowing on a Dark Romance type theme. Not so much heart and flowers of traditional romances.
Jade is uprooting herself from her hometown a
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~Mandi~
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Craving
Steel Brothers #1
Helen Hardt
5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Excellent story!! Loved this one from the beginning to the end. And of course it left me craving for more. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend’s ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend’s reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.

Talon Steel is broken. Hav
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
OMG so hot! AND ends on a cliffhanger... UGH
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Sometimes you pick up a book that you know is going to be a winner from the very first page. This book is one of those.

Where to even start? The character of Talon is a deep conflicted hurting man who is desperate for release from his anguish. We get hints along the way of the depths of his issues and the only one that seems to be able to take the edge off is Jade.

Talon is afraid of hur
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Jessica Morales-Lafaille
This book was on Meredith Wild list to read for the summer. I can't wait to get my hands on it. So happy our book club picked this one as the first book. Wondering now what took me so long to read this. I hate that it ending on a cliffhanger now I'm need like a drug the next book.

Warning if you don't like books that deal with abuse this isn't for you. Slowly we are learning that Talon was abused as a child. This family is hiding a lot of secrets that affect him.

I was instantly hooked within a f
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Jen
I found this read through an ad on FB, and it basically stated that this was a series to read after Fifty Shades. I'll admit, I am one of those people that really enjoyed the Fifty Shades trilogy (I won't even discuss the book that came after the trilogy..cough...cough..."Grey" ) Anyway, I was excited to see that maybe this would be just as good; if not better...I have to be honest and say that this was just an ok read for me. It had great potential, and I am going to remain positive and hope th ...more
Lissa
Have you ever agreed to buddy read a trilogy (which I just discovered has now morphed into at least a six book series) with a friend who swears up and down that you will absolutely love a book, and then you get halfway through said book and you are about to beat your head against the wall and wonder why in the hell you ever agreed to buddy read this?

Please tell me I'm not the only one to make this mistake.

And I can't really blame my friend, because she does know that I love messed up books (the
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MadLoveBookBlog
My apologies in advance.

I have found this book on my Facebook page. A PR company promoting this book as the best thing after Fifty Shades of Grey.

First of, I would like marketing/PR/publicist and small promotion companies to stop trying to get attention through FSoG. It is just not right in so many levels....especially, if you are trying to market this book appropriately. It doesn't feel right to me when others want to take advantage. It is like "Really, is this the best marketing strategy you
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☣ Jessica ☣
Jesus. This is one of those books that leaves you in a fog after you're done. I need to get to the conclusion and have Talon finally be at peace. I definitely didn't know that this was a cliffhanger. I'd just seen it, randomly decided to read it and was sucked in. It's so well written, I was essentially forced to read it in one sitting. Now I have to pray that the next one's already been published. If not, I'll just keep sitting here in my book haze. ...more
Rebecca Whaley
I can honestly say I didn't like it. I didn't care for the characters who just seemed focused on sex and not much else. There was no depth to them. The mystery of what happened when the hero was 10 was intriguing but not enough for it to save the story.
I've been hearing about this book for quite some time so I decided to try it but it just didn't live up to expectations.
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Ro
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is great. The writing not so much. Author used such repetitive phrasing I became annoyed halfway through. It's like she didn't know any other way to describe anything.

What I disliked most is that there seemed to be no buildup. I know this is a story but everything just happened so fast it was just ridiculous.

Jade is left at the altar, literally, and it was like she hardly cared. Oh yeah, she knew that maybe she wasn't as in love as she thought but she hardly gives the whole thing a s
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Angel Payne
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I REALLY loved this book! After the Book 1 world building was done, it really took off for me. The character development is evocative of Gabaldon's mastery, and the settings were all so vivid. I want to move to Colorado now! The best aspect of this story, however, HAS to be the hero, Talon Steel. I love them dark and tormented, and--GAH--Talon has hit my top five list in that regard, up there next to Jamie Fraser and Gideon Cross. VERY well done! I am now into Book 2 of the series, Obsession, an ...more
Shel
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adult readers
Recommended to Shel by: Meredith Wild, Martha Frantz and Helen Hardt
Craving is an intense drama/romance. This story is not for all but it pulled me in and kept me enthralled. Talon is fighting demons within himself that he has dealt with since he was 10 years old. Nightmares no one should have to face or live through. His brothers Jonas and Ryan are dealing with guilt from the experience Talon went through, each in their own way. Marjorie their sister and the youngest of the Steel's knows nothing of her brothers' pains and guilt. Jade, Marjorie's long time frien ...more
Erin
Mar 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In this book the love interest, Talon Steel, almost rapes the main character twice. At least. And the book seems really determined to make you believe that this is all "swoon worthy" and "romantic" but it's not. Rape will never ever EVER be romantic. It doesn't matter that Talon felt kind of sorry afterwards. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW HE FELT AFTER THE FACT.

Besides the almost rape, the relationship between Talon and Jade is just straight up abusive. I don't care that he suffered a horrific childhood
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Syndi
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh wow! This book is awesome! It is FSOG in a different level. The sex is super hot. The story of Talon, who had a traumatic past experience causing him to be reclusive and rude. He pushes everyone away until he met Jade. Somehow Jade invokes something inside of him. They have this super hot intense insta lust.

Because Talon is so lost he does not know what to make out of his attraction to Jade. My heart break for Talon. He is such intense, sexy hero. So broken with his PTSD. So lost in his own
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Corinne Akers
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!! This book is about Talon Steel and Jade! It was such and intense read, before I knew it I was done reading! So many feels throughout this book for Talon as he confronts his past and we learn about his history! Broken heroes seem to be my favorite because they have the most emotional growth throughout the book/series!! This is the first book of what turns out to have been an amazing series! See I went back to check my review on this book and I only wrote that I loved it!! Well I did, b ...more
Alice-Elizabeth (Prolific Reader Alice)
DNF @ 52%

Craving is the first book in the Steel Brothers Saga and follows a woman called Jade who ends up being dumped at the alter on her wedding day and moving to a ranch which is owned by her best friend. There, she meets the Steel brothers with one of them called Talon becoming instantly attracted towards her. The novel follows their relationship as well as their struggles with personal issues and feelings that they've kept hidden away from others. I purchased this on a whim during a free Ki
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Arlena
Title: Craving
Author: Helen Hardt
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Series: Steel Brother Saga # 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Craving" by Helen Hardt

My Thoughts....

Interesting series 'Steel Brothers Saga # 1' that features Talon Steel and Jade Roberts who were definitely two broken souls. This author gives the reader quite a good story and be warned it end on a cliffhanger where you will have to get the rest of the story in later series. Be ready for quite a emotional roller coaster ride
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Heather Bass
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an emotional roller coaster that I could not get off.

This is an epic story about two broken souls that try to heal one another. I read this book in two days. I could not put it down. I can not wait for the next book of this emotional love story.

The two main characters are Jade and Talon. Jade was left at the alter on her wedding day. In order to try to start an new beginning she moves in with her best friend at the Steele brothers ranch. Jade grew up with all the brother except one Tal
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Heather Martin ogden
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn't fall for Talon first, read a arc of Ryan's story Shattered first but after reading it.... I needed to know his and Jade's story. In the first book Helen gaves us everything we crave in a great series, the drama and heat. It's no wonder why so many are falling for this series and Helen's words. She brings hard topics that so many of us feel for and want to know about. ...more
Jane
Dec 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
88 page or 9 chapters is all I can take. I wish I hadn't grabbed it from the library without really reading the first chapter or so, because this one isn't really for me. I guess there are people who enjoy reading about a girl whose nipples stand at attention and whose nether regions start dripping at the sight of a certain damaged man whose nether region gets painfully hard at the sight of the aforementioned girl. I guess there are people who enjoy reading about a guy telling a girl repeatedly ...more
Helen Hardt
Jul 11, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)
Work has been really crazy for me, so I've been on the hunt for quick, mindless romances to read. I remember seeing this series all over the place—on social media, advertisements on prominent bloggers' websites. I thought with so many popular bloggers essentially endorsing this author's work with their ad space and posts, that this would be a promising pick. There was so much about this book that was eyeroll-worthy and nauseating.  I've learned my lesson to not take book bloggers' ads as anythin ...more
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#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Helen Hardt's passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, an attorney, a black belt in Taekwondo, a gram ...more

Other books in the series

Steel Brothers Saga (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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  • Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3)
  • Melt (Steel Brothers Saga, #4)
  • Burn (Steel Brothers Saga, #5)
  • Surrender (Steel Brothers Saga, #6)
  • Shattered (Steel Brothers Saga, #7)
  • Twisted (Steel Brothers Saga, #8)
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