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Hard as Steel: Book four ("Surviving Series")

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In the dark where monsters live, a dark story flourishes to life, born of wicked intent and evil power.
A warning of sorts, sinister actions threaten the innocent and rob them of their virtue.


Steel Archer, with his commanding charisma and keen focus captivated his platoon. He had been to battle and tasted the sand of the desert war. No one understood, how could they? Th
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Published August 30th 2018
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E.A.
Hard as Steel: Book four ("Surviving Series") by Virginia Wine was a intense, gripping read, that had me hooked.

My first read by this author and for this series, yes again I have not followed a series from the start, and I will say, that though this reads as a standalone, there was missing background info that made me feel like this was more of a connecting storyline, then a actual standalone. There seems to be overlapping characters that I lost out on, and there are some things I didn't quite
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Angela
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 and a half Stars

Hard as Steel is the fourth book in the Surviving series by Virginia Wine. This is my first read by Ms. Wine, but when I read the blurb I was immediately hooked and needed to find out what happens. I realise now that this being book four in a series, I would have been better reading the other three books before starting this one, as I feel that there was backstory and character information that I was missing, and that detracted somewhat from my enjoyment of this book.
I love the
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Liz
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel as if I must preface this review with a bit of a warning, I have not read Virginia Wine’s works before or the other previous books in the Surviving Series yet. I wish that I had before I had jumped into this one head first. Unfortunately, this was just how it happened to work out for me this time. However, it wasn’t a total disappointment. I did enjoy the novel. It was a well-developed plot line and I did enjoy the characters that were played throughout. I feel as if I would have been abl ...more
Ashleigh
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Hard as Steel by Virginia Wine is the fourth book in her Surviving Series and what a great read this turned out to be. Following the story of Steel Archer, who is a strong independent man who will do anything for the people the he loves. While this story is a dark and twisted, it does have some elements of romance and suspense. Getting hooked from the first page I couldn’t put this book down until I knew how it was going to end. Seeing a man like Steel fall for Nicole Lancaster, who is an FBI ag ...more
Chantelle Smith
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel is Book 4 in the Surviving Series from author Virginia Wine. This book has romance, suspense and mystery from the start. I was captivated and thoroughly enjoyed this read from the start.
Even though these reads can be read as a stand-alone personally I did find that I felt I was missing bits of information that I could have got if I had read the previous three in this series, but nevertheless this book has given me a brilliant introduction into Virginia Wine’s writing style, plots
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Angela Shirley
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Hard as Steel by Virginia Wine is the fourth book in the Surviving Series and follows the story of the elite PI Securities.

Nicole Lancaster is an FBI agent who is in the boys club, always dedicated to her job wanting to progress further within the FBI. Until a case comes across her desk which has her being more invested than usual, this women is broken and can she help her with out putting her career in jeopardy.

Steel Archer is ex military, hard as nails and working for a PI Securities but with
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Jana
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel is the fourth book in Virginia Wine’s Surviving series. This is my first encounter with the writer and I have to confess that I fell for her, hook, line, and sinker from page 1! The way she pulls you in … the way she paints the picture in your head … I had chills going down my arms! I know I should have read the first books before picking up this one but heck, I can do it now (they are all on KU so I will be utilizing it to its fullest this month!)!
This is the story of Steel Archer
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Michelle Austin
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Hard as Steel was a great 5 star read and book four in the Surviving Series.

I was pulled in right from the beginning, my heart when out to the poor girl that Steel finds. He calls in Nick to help. They call the mystery girl Grace for now until they can find out who she is.
The things this poor girl endured just breaks your heart.

What story could be told from my injuries, in some twisted way the cuts and bruises may indeed be my salvation.

Steel works for PI Securities and is ex military. Nichole
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Maura
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by the author and I really wish I had read the others in the series first. I was a little frustrated at first trying to figure out who was who and how they connected. It was like opening a book to the middle with no introduction. Once I figured stuff out, I was ready.

Nichole and Steel have a past, their characters have developed over time and they seem to have a trust and inner language that each other understands. They surround themselves with people they can tr
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Laura Furuta
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hard as Steel: Book four ("Surviving Series")
By: Virginia Wine
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hard as Steel: Book four ("Surviving Series") by Virginia Wine is a romantic suspense book. This is a story that hooks you in from the first chapter and doesn’t let go until you have read the final page. It is a story with enough suspense that you wonder what is going to happen next. It is a page-turner. I loved reading about the character of Steel Archer. He is a man that is strong, independent in his action
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Karyn Taylor
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hard As Steel is the 4th instalment in the awesome Surviving series by Virginia Wine. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. As characters from previous books make an appearance in subsequent books and the fact that this series is so damn good, I would recommend that you read all the books in the series, and in order, to get the most enjoyment from the series.
In Hard As Steel we get the story of ex-army, now member of PI Securities Steel Archer and FBI agent Nichole Lancaster. We are introduced
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Katie
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel (Surviving Series Book 4)
By Virginia Wine
4 stars

This is the first book that I have read by this author so obviously I read this as a standalone – I definitely think I would have benefited from reading the previous books in the series however I quickly read through the reviews so I kind of had an idea of what had happened previously. I enjoyed the story, I thought the characters were complex which meant I had to work a little harder to understand them, so it wasn’t a particularly ea
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Michele McMullen
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Steel & Nicole
Hard as Steel is certainly another hit in this series by Virginia. We had become very aquatinted with Steel in previous books. He is an enigma, a leader, street smart, ex military and now running his own PI service. He is very careful to hide his emotions and keep his outward appearance stoic. He is as of yet found a woman to keep his interest until her. She is captivating and he is enthralled by her. How can he make this work, does he even know how too.

Nicole is an intelligen
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Angelina Frazzini
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel by Virginia Wine is book four of the Surviving series. This series should be read in order to get the full story. Many of the characters are ongoing and overlap from previous books. This book is intended for readers 18+ due to some content. This book has quite a bit of suspense, I found myself reading quicker just to see what would happen.

Steel Archer is like the ultimate alpha. He protects what matters to him and those he cares for. He’s the strong, silent, independent type. Stee
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Jenni Bishop
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel: Book four ("Surviving Series") by Virginia Wine is a romance suspense story and a page turner. I enjoyed this complex and layered tale and liked the characters but wished I had started at the beginning of the series with book one. I felt like I was missing out on very important background information in relation to the characters and their worlds. The plus is that the story is told in multiple POV’s which does give you that much more insight to the characters and who they are and ...more
Elena
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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3 and a half stars for this one.When I read the blurb I was convinced the story is about Steel and Nikki. How Steel is such an alpha male obsessed with his job when Nikki comes along but tries to keep her away as she can be a distraction. I was expecting that pull, the banter, his inner struggle but we got none of that. However I found myself more interested in Grace's story and her past and what's going on with Flynn. Those parts had the premises of a good psychological thriller that I didn't e ...more
Lisa Stinson
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic continuation of this series. Steel and Nichole are just perfect for each other. This book is the perfect mix of hot romance and mystery/suspense.

Steel and Nichole have that wonderful connection with each other. They are both so dedicated to their job but they both long for that love that has been missing.

They do their best to help Grace, a young lady that Steel found one cold night. She has hardly any clothing on and not much memory of what happened to her and where she cam
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Gail Guerrero
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel Surviving Series Book 4 By Virginia Wine
Four Stars
Holy smokes Batman. This story was intense. Steel is a hard man but an honest and trustworthy person. He has a gift for helping others and it shows with this story. I’m sure I’m not the only one who makes the characters into couples as the story goes on. For me Steel and Grace seemed like a better fit. But too each their own. I really enjoyed this story though. The author held you in suspense with every chapter. This predator out to
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Heather
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Virginia Wine's Hard as Steel is book four in the Surviving Series. This contemporary romantic suspense is Steel Archer's story. The opening scenes in the first chapter(s) immediately captured my attention. The characters each stood distinctly apart and made me inquisitive on each of them - to include who they are, what they are doing and their pasts. These are not simple, one-dimensional characters. This story is suspenseful along with the romantic elements that are tied in. There are emotional ...more
Katie Kearney
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hard as Steel: Book four ("Surviving Series") By Virginia Wine. This story is beyond amazing. From the first few pages I was completely hooked and couldn’t put it down! The author writes with such incredible emotion and attention to details. And the characters are out of this world good, you connect with each one so wholeheartedly that you forget you’re reading a book. Steel and Nicole have this compatibility that draws you into their story and refuses to let you go. This story has a bit of ever ...more
Kristan Anderson
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel by Virginia Wine is book four in the Surviving Series. This is the first book I have read by this author and though it read alright as a stand alone, I would have like to have read the others as there were many characters that Steel seemed to have know for years. The characters are incredibly complex, like Nicole for example. She doesn’t talk much about anything when it comes to feelings. She’s very head strong and concerned with her work, it’s important to her. Romance isn’t exact ...more
Erica Fish
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Content warning: Contains adult content, language, and scenes that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Hard as Steel is the book four in the Surviving Series by Virginia Wine and this book is not a read alone story as the characters do carry from the previous books. I love the way Ms. Wine writes her characters as if they are my friends in real life. I was pulled into this story from the first paragraph until the last word. Hard as Steel has some adult content that may not be for everyone and
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Shannon
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hard as Steel is book four in the Surviving series. This story can be read as a standalone. After reading the first 3 books in this series, I can say that this story takes a darker twist than the others. There are a few characters in this story along with different situations for each person. The situation Grace finds herself in could be triggers for some readers. Flynn’s protectiveness is greater than anything. While Nic and Steel have a working relationship, a respect for each other, and an at ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hard as Steel (Surviving Series Book 4) by Virginia Wine

5-stars

Hard as Steel is a truly phenomenal read! It’s the fourth book in the Surviving Series by Virginia Wine and my favorite of the series so far. I would suggest reading this series in order and not as a standalone. Form the very beginning Steel was my favorite, he was mysterious, powerful, successful and always brooding and I couldn’t wait to dive into his story!

Steel’s story is intense, action-packed, twisted, emotional and heart wren
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Tracy Wilkin
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel is book four in the Surviving Series by Virginia Wine. This is the first book O have read by this author and would have benefited by reading the other books in the series, just to get a better handle on the characters. The way this author writes a story is well thought out, detailed and emotional.

Steel’s job as a private investigator keeps him too busy for a relationship. But that comes to an abrupt end when he meets an unforgettable woman. It is a delicate battle of wills and den
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Robin Rankin
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel is the fourth book in the Surviving Series by Virginia Wine. The love and suspense start off at the beginning and don't stop.

This was one of those books I had a very hard time putting down. I even laid in bed reading it with a migraine just to avoid putting it down.

I've had a crush on Steel since we first met him in the second book and the crush has grown to point that I might be in love. He is a take control guy who knows what he wants. Totally swoon worthy.

This was just a great s
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Krystal gaston
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel Book 4 in the Surviving Series written by Virginia Wine. I really this as a standalone. Steel Archer is a difficult yet loyal man. He and his team have accomplished a lot and been through a lot. The chemistry between the characters is hot and cold, as Steel and Nichole figure out what’s going on in their lives as a couple while still maintaining their careers. As FBI Nichole has a lot on her plate and she doesn’t want all of her hard work to go to the back burner. Then there’s Stee ...more
Susan Lister
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of those series that seriously consume me! From the very first book, this series is one that everyone needs to one click right away!

I loved Steel Archer! He's one of those male characters that will do anything and everything for those he loves! Then we have Nicole Lancaster who is an FBI agent and used to men in the world of her work. The chemistry is intense between these two and the story is UN FREAKING BELIEVABLE!!!

This story is definitely dark and has its twists and turns. I love
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Kerry Baker
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard As Steel by Virginia Wine is the fourth book in her Surviving Series. This book can be read as a stand-alone.
This book was a great read. The story I found to be full of twists and turns. I was constantly trying to guess as to who was behind it all. I was wrong every time. The book draws you in straight away and keeps you hooked.
The characters work really well together. I could feel the alpha male vibe coming from Steel from the moment I read the blurb. This book was very enjoyable and I wi
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Lisa
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hard as Steel may be book four in a series, but I was able to read it as a stand alone. Steel and Nichole are falling for one another, while working on a disturbing case. The love story part of this is easy, but the real interest lies in the mystery girl who has to recover her memories. Those parts were my favorite. The action and suspense really pick up near the end, and I could see myself reading the next book. The only thing that kept this from 5 stars was that the writing and grammar were ch ...more
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Virginia Wine’s love for books all began as a book-blogger, dedicating her time and passion to talented authors, assisting and reviewing the world’s top writers.

A voracious reader herself, and insatiable appreciation for the book world. She soon discovered her own passion for writing, and knack for storytelling. Writing what she loves to read, the romantic suspense genre was a perfect fit.

Dreami
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