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Hard Hart

(The Harty Boys #1)

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It’ll take a tough woman to win this Hard Hart…
Krista Matthews, a hard-headed, hard-fighting rookie cop, is determined to prove herself on the force. It’s not just a man’s world anymore and she'll show them all she’s up to the challenge, even if it means putting up with the advances from her lecherous mentor, Myles Slade. However, Brock is even more stubborn than she is,
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Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published October 11th 2018
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Coco.V
Feb 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
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It’ll take a tough woman to win this Hard Hart…
Krista Matthews, a hard-headed, hard-fighting rookie cop, is determined to prove herself on the force. It’s not just a man’s world anymore and she'll show them all she’s up to the challenge, even if it means putting up with the advances from her lecherous mentor, Myles Slade. However, Brock is even more stubborn than she is, he’s all male, all alpha—and whether she likes it or not he’s made keeping her saf
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Once again Whitley Cox connects two unlikely characters into a love story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Krista and Brock may be instantly connected by one night of drunk passion but that does not stop the two very different people from making the most of their time together. Then throw in the danger that seems to follow Krista and makes the introvert Brock open not just his home but also his heart and you have an emotional read that had more twists and turns than a roller coaster. Thi ...more
Kylee
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever devoured a book and just wanted it to never end. Hard Hart is that book, you will fall in love with not only the characters but their story. This storyline will captivate you and will hold you locked to the words. This is a book that has it all from chemistry, passion, heat & steam, suspense, drama and lets not forget LOVE!!!!! Brock and Krista will make you laugh, cry, swoon and overall show you it is characters and stories like these that are the reason you love reading so much. ...more
Charlotte Isaac
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely loved this book. It had a lot of things going on but it sucked you in. I couldn't put book down once started.

I loved Brock and Krista together, they may of been banded together because of circumstances. But you could tell they had feelings together. Brock can be a difficult man but Krista helps.

I can't wait for more.
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Debra Richardson
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a book! It was an absolutely fantastic and enjoyable series starter! This story had me hooked from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. It is well written with a well-developed plot, moves along at a brisk pace and is quite the page turner. The violent suspense, action, witty banter, and talk of sexual abuse had my heart racing. The characters are amazing and perfect; the side characters also add to the high level of excitement. The intimacy between Br ...more
Cheri
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Brock & Krista

Two tough people who aren't ready for a relationship. A few too many drinks and surprise they are going to have to manage something. She is a cop still in training and he works for a security company. The oldest of four brothers, he has been the man of the house since he was twelve and his father died. Control is essential for both of them. Life together is gonna be each trying to put their foot forward stepping in front. Who's gonna win?

Protecting her is even more important when h
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Sharon Jones
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a big Whitley Cox fan. I don't care what she is writing about, all I know is that I want to read it.
She has an ability to write two completely different characters and mesh their lives together ending up with the perfect couple.
Brock and Krista should probably never have met, let alone become a couple. But even though what they have together is so very far from smooth sailing, I liked how they worked together to be with one another.
There is plenty going on in this story. I couldn't wait to
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Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
Get ready for this new series from Whitley Cox! This book was definitely different than the typical books I’ve read from Whitley, and a lot saucier, but I loved it! Krista is a rookie cop who has just found her passion for the law and being a cop, but is paired with a mentor cop that is bad news and using his power and authority the wrong way. Brock grew up as a cop’s son, and after the death of his father he assumed that role towards his younger brothers. After serving and returning home, he op ...more
melanie allen
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No matter what book Whitley Cox writes I love everyone of them. Once I read the first page I’m so engrossed in the story I can’t put it down till the end, and this book was no different. The Hart Brothers sexy, hot, mysterious and brooding the oldest Brock is so sexy but doesn’t interact well with people but when he meets the stunning red head cop Krista she settles something in him. A romantic funny intriguing story. A page turner.
lowkeyreader
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a well-written book. I finally got the time to read more of Whitley's books other than her Single Dads and Moms series. Krista and Brock got together on a one-night stand. Because of their hot chemistry, they got a lot closer together. I enjoyed the strong connection between these two. Even though it was fairly an easy read, it was still an emotional roller coaster, filled with drama, tension, and suspense.

I can't wait for more of the series!
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Ashton
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
* * I HAD BEEN GIVEN AN ADVANCED READERS COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW * *

What I love about Whitley Cox books is that they are soft steamy and exciting all at the same time.

She finds that balance yet again with a dark silent brooding man and his not so secret love for a woman who was suppose to be a one off but came back to shake up the stability that he tried to maintain, even with his work life.

You have this strong loud and fiery red head who is use to being in complete control. That
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Jenny Hockings
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG !! GIVE ME A MAN LIKE BROCK HART !!! HE IS THE PERFECT ALPHA AND HE HAS HIS SIGHT ON PROTECTING KRISTA, A ROOKIE COP WHO IS OUT TO PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT SHE CAN HANDLE THE JOB. BUT AS ALWAYS SOME ONE IS OUT TO MAKE SURE SHE FAILS, AND THAT WOULD BE A LECHEROUS COP WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE HER MENTOR .... MYLES SLADE IS AFTER SOMETHING ELSE ..... BEWARE KRISTA, NOT ALL BAD GUYS ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW. THE STORY LINE IS OUTSTANDING AND THE CHARACTERS ARE FASCINATING AS THEY PULL ME IN ...more
Michelle Krystel
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. I really enjoyed getting to know The sexy Hart Brothers. They are all four unique and sexy in there own ways. I adore them. And can't wait for each of there story's. Brock was not just demanding and sexy, he was basically a brute but with very good intentions. Mind you may not have acted right all the time or said the right things. But he's a mans man and takes care of what he needs to. Krista ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st in a new series and what an emotionally charged story Brock and Krista’s journey is. Krista is a rookie cop who is determined to prove herself, and from the moment bodyguard and retired special operative Brock meets her when she pulls him over, the attraction has been intense. After one drunken night together introvert Brock’s quiet life is changed forever, and when Krista is in danger, he is determined to protect her, but she is as determined that she can protect herself. These ...more
M Hurford
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story and the characters. Both strong and have dangerous professions. Once I started reading I couldn't stop reading I was that into it. Perfect and sensitive ending. Highly recommend. I am volunteering to leave a review of this ARC book. ...more
World Of Books 65
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Whitley Cox has proved that no matter what she writes she delivers the goods. The first book in her new series is different from her single winning dads in settle series, it is edgy gritter still with great one-liners but if possible even hotter add in a really great storyline and we have a must-read book and series by Ms. Cox

If you like your men the strong and silent type and you women strong and sassy then you will love brock and Krista.
Donna Smith
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Cox has outdone herself this time. Her books have always been great, don't get me wrong. But this one has a bit of everything. A one night stand that leads to an unexpected surprise, kink in the bedroom, a strong heroine that knows what she wants and won't settle for second choice, a hard man to get to know hidden behind armor so thick it doesn't seem like anyone will penetrate it, intrigue in the office, a shoot out, failed brakes on an icy road, and three more Hart brothers to drool over. ...more
Andi
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I knew I was going to love Hard Hart by Whitley Cox when on the first page she managed to work in a double entendres from a 90 year old landlord jumping a dead car. It just gets better from there.

Krista is a strong and beautiful woman, who like so many of us, that’s at times self depreciating and venerable. After a day of putting up with Myles Slade, who has a serial killer smile and is a predator, and a fatal car accident, all she wants is to forget with tequila. Finding Brock Hart was just a
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Leslee
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Constable Krista Matthews isn't looking for love, she is trying to make something of her life. As a rookie cop, she has seen domestic violence and tragic car wrecks not to mention dealing with a sleazy mentor who keeps trying to get in her pants. Pulling over a big handsome grouch for speeding isn't a hardship. Brock Hart is always pissed and closed off. That is how he goes through his days, it never lets up until he is pulled over by a red-headed sprite constable for speeding. When they run int ...more
Reva Parks
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Whitley Cox's published books and every one of them is a fantastic read including this one about Brock, the oldest of the four Hart brothers and the first to get his story out. He was only 12 when his ex-Navy policeman father was killed in his patrol car by a drunk driver. Brock immediately took on the role of man-of-the-house as his mother, Joy, finished her Master's degree working nights and got her PhD to become a Family (sex) Therapist. Now all four bachelor brothers have ...more
Sharon
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.75 stars
Emotionally charged, strong characters and a storyline that has something for all is what Ms. Cox has delivered with this latest release. Krista is a rookie constable who is working hard to prove that she has what it takes. It is not easy as her training officer is a corrupt and immoral individual who is constantly trying to get into her pants. It gives the reader pause to figure out how the heck this person attained his position. After a particularly tumultuous day, Krista winds up at
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Whitley Cox from the very first book I read by her, so she's on my go to author list & I'm always super excited when I get to read another new book. I realize that Hard Hart came out a cool minute in the past but it's new to me. Krista is a rookie cop, and we all know that the blue can be a good old boys club, but she's determined to shatter glass ceilings, however, the man who is supposed to mentor her is truly a scumbag so things get dicey because of his actions. She & Brock ...more
Kelly Mentzer
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Whitley Fox's books and this one is another fantastic read and a great start to a series that will follow some sexy brothers. This book is about Brock. He is an ex special forces guys and has the distant, closed up personality too. He has no intention of finding a girl to stick around in his life, but after a one night stand, he gets more than he possibly planned.

Krista is a tough girl who is new to the local police force. She is trying to prove to her peers and family that she can do any
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Dimple
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Whitley Cox continues to deliver mega hot alpha guys and the badass women that fall for them in Hard Hart. This book is the first in a new series from Cox and I cannot wait for more!

Brock felt an instant spark for Krista from the moment the rookie cop pulled him over. Then she was ballsy and brazen and all sass when she walked into the bar but he could also tell there was something going on behind her tequila shooting mood. By tacit agreement, neither of them delve too deep into emotional water
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Whitley Cox continues to deliver mega hot alpha guys and the badass women that fall for them in Hard Hart. This book is the first in a new series from Cox and I cannot wait for more!

Brock felt an instant spark for Krista from the moment the rookie cop pulled him over. Then she was ballsy and brazen and all sass when she walked into the bar, but he could also tell there was something going on behind her tequila shooting mood. By tacit agreement, neither of them delve too deep into emotiona
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LMR
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers 18+ Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Whitley Cox & Booksprout
Will He Let His "Hard Hart" Thaw Before He Loses Everything He Holds Dear!!
To say he's HARD would be an understatement...
That's Right, He's the "Hard Hart" Brother!
After his Father died, he held his Family together, held his feelings inside, & solved Problems...
But... Now it looks like he's got the problem, or at least a bit of a 9-month dilemma...
Which, incidentally is coming inside a Smokin' HOT S€X¥ Momma he's dying to keep Spread Out in his BED...
Only she's all about getting to know you & ex
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Misty Goan
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing start of a new series. Brock taking care if his 4 brothers since he was twelve when his father died has created an amazing surly angry nurturing teddy bear character. Krista trying to prove herself in a mans world of a rookie police officer and trying to fight off a slimy handsy partner. When Krista pulls Brook over threatening a ticket fireworks fly in alot of ways. When later he sees her in his bar he is co owner with, shooting tequila shots back sparks the chemisty and soothes earl ...more
Kari Hansen
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Krista is a rookie cop who is determined to make it in a man’s world. She will prove to everyone that she is just as good if not better than any other cop and that includes her womanizing supervisor.

Brock is ex-Special Forces who n ow works for a security company with his brothers and is a part owner of a bar. The last thing he needs is to get pulled over for a traffic violation by Krista no matter how sexy she is.

After a challenging day at work she decides to stop in and have a drink when she c
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Kelly
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an emotional read that had more twists and turns than a roller coaster. Constable Krista Matthews isn't looking for love, she is trying to make something of her life. As a rookie cop, she has seen domestic violence and tragic car wrecks not to mention dealing with a sleazy mentor who keeps trying to get in her pants. Pulling over a big handsome grouch for speeding isn't a hardship. Brock Hart is always pissed and closed off. That is how he goes through his days, it never lets up until he ...more
Sonja Netkovska
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my God! One of my favorite books!!! But why it had to end?
I want more of Krista and Brock's story, they are perfect, strong and loving characters. Beautiful story line with all those turns and twists, little drama and suspense, love and passion, all in all this book is what you really need. It will take you breath away and you'll find yourself lost in this beautiful book till the end. Literally you'll read it in one breath.
Luckily we have three more books from this Harty Boys Series to come
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