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Take Me Hard

(Arizona Heat #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  49 reviews
"I won't let any man get between me and my dreams. Not even a drool-worthy one like Clay."

When I meet Clay Dale, he just makes me so mad. Telling me what to do. Making me stay at his place just because he accidentally hit me with his truck. Who does that?

His dominance does strange things to my body, and when he brings out the rope... all I want him to do is take me, hard.
Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published May 10th 2019 by Katie Douglas
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Kathy Heare Watts
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Once again, Ms. Katie Douglas has entertained me with a wonderful story, and I loved the chemistry between Clay and Kinsley. This is the third book in the Arizona Heat series, but it reads well as a stand-alone. It will have a few people from the first two books.

Eighteen-year-old Kinsley is hitchhiking from Alabama to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of being an actress. She has left her parents behind, and the only thing on her mind is making her dream come true. The trip
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Take Me Hard is the third book in the Arizona Heat series, but would read well as a stand alone. Kinsley has grand plans of becoming an actress in LA, but when Clay finds her hitchhiking, he takes her back to his ranch, trying to help her. Her impulsiveness and lying quickly lands her over his knee and soon they’re facing all the passion connection them. But when Kinsley is faced with her dreams, will she stay with the man she’s falling for, or will becoming an actress tear them apart?

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Jessica Alcazar
Since I seem to be getting my groove back with reading, I decided to binge this series last week. I’d already read the first book but had to skip the second because … life … so I just started from the beginning.

Holy hotness batkids! … I mean HOLY!!

True to their #cover representation, these three stories delivered in sexual goodness! That’s huge for me. I’m the girl who will hate on your book if the cover does not deliver and if you look at these covers, you should be expecting some dirty dirt
Isha Coleman
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Naughty takes a few unpredictable turns when emotions come out to play. Douglas spices up romance in the most sinful way. Take Me Hard keeps the senses on high alert, while putting the moves on the heart. No one does love like Katie Douglas. Sprinkled with sugar, heated with flames and full of wicked delight.
Books Laid Bare
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the Arizona Heat Series, and this is yet another of the books that I have to say has totally won me over, I loved Clay!
From the minute Clay literally ran into Kinsley on the highway there was something inexplicable pulling away at the pair of them and the author cleverly allowed the seeds of something more to hatch, ever so slowly!
Kinsley doesn’t know this guy from Adam so he is reticent about what she is willing to share with him and I sort of got why that niggled him but when he decides
Tara Peters
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another quick, easy read in the Arizona Heat series. Clay literally runs into Kinsley when she is hitchhiking her way to California. When she continuously lies to him, because she doesn't know him, he gets upset with her and takes her back to the Lemon Tree Ranch so she can rest. There is an immediate attraction, which unsettles him because she is so much younger than him. She is also stunned by Clay and his attitude, but still has her heart set on going to California to become an actress.
Amy [The Little Bookworm]
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
We’ve met Lawson, we’ve met Barrett, now it is time for Clay!

Kinsley and Clay literally ran into each other, well Clay mostly ran into Kinsley. After noticing her there was an instant attraction. Clay felt something about this girl and he knew he needed to take her back to Lemon Tree Ranch. These two are in for more than they bargained for.

Clay and Kinsley’s story is definitely the steamiest out of the series so far. Clay, oh that man is hot enough he will melt you kindle and the things he doe
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

Katie Douglas is back with the third standalone in this steamy series and OMG y'all! did Douglas crank up the heat and emotions in this fast little romance. I've really, really enjoyed this hot series so far and this one might just be my favorite yet.

Take Me Hard literally took me hard, fast, by surprise in moments, and super unexpectedly but in the best ways y'all. Clay and Kinsley lit up my kindle from the moment they stepped onto the page and stole a tiny piece of my heart by the time
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Take Me Hard is the third book in the Arizona Heat series by Katie Douglas and so far my favourite of the stories to date.

I liked Clay and Kinsley together and even though the 10 year age gap bothered him quite a bit I thought they worked well as a couple.

Clay knows what he needs and wants from her, he’s worried that she’s too young and needs more from life than settling with him. Kinsley hasn’t had a good upbringing and in her mind, her only escape is to Hollywood where she can fulfill her am
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kinsley wants to be in actress and leaves to hitchhike her way to LA. Clay is driving down the highways when Kinsley jumps in front of him to stop him. Upset by what almost happened Clay forces her to come back to his ranch with him. Sparks fly between them and even though going to his ranch wasn't where she wanted to go originally Kinsley went with him. The longer they are together the more suspicious Clay becomes of Kinsley until he learns the truth. He can tells that she's a submissive and ta ...more
Rhonda Hicks
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Take Me Hard" is the third book in the "Arizona Heat" series by Katie Douglas and it's just as HOT as books one and two. Her stories take place on the Lemon Tree Ranch in Snake Eye, Arizona. While Clay was coming back from looking at buying a horse he sees a woman hitchhiking along the road. As he approaches closer, she jumps out in front of him to get him to stop. Now Clay was towing a horse trailer so it couldn't stop on a dime and wound up hitting her, not hard enough to break anything, but ...more
Amy Stephens
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Katie Douglas, you have me as a loyal fan!!

The first two stories in the Arizona Heat series were pretty dang good, but I have to say, Take Me Hard is probably my favorite. Kinsley and Clay's story was ALL THAT and then some!! I think what attracted me most to Kinsley's character was she was from Alabama and I am too. I felt that connection with her right off, but then when Clay entered the picture, by means of his truck, oh my. Such a hottie!!

Katie made Take Me Hard a fun and enjoyable story tha
Ashley Carr, LSoR
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I personally think this series just keeps getting better and better! Kinsley puts herself in Clay’s path literally and comes out with a sore leg. Clay is intrigued by this beautiful woman and has to think fast to keep the interaction going so he suggests to come back to his ranch to recuperate. Back on the ranch things heat up, the chemistry between Clay and Kinsley is explosive. Clay teaches Kinsley the art of BDSM and she is a natural submissive. But Kinsley wants to fulfill her dream of beco ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was another super addition to this series….
Although this is a slightly shortish story is in no way diminished by this fact as Katie Douglas does so very well is that she pulls you right into her stories with terrific characters and a simply magnificent plot.
Clay meets Kinsley when they literally run into each other, there is lots of push and pull between the characters and if I have one complaint it is how very, very difficult it is to put the book down even for a drink or loo break.
A word
Kathryn at CLiK Book Blog
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Take Me Hard- Arizona Heat Book #3 - Katie Douglas

Another brilliant book in the Arizona Heat series introduces us to Clay and his new found lady Kinsley.

When I say found, I really mean almost road kill as that’s how Clay and Kinsley cross paths.

Clay’s his usual laid back country boy but when he nearly runs down this sweet young woman while she’s hitchhiking, his protective instincts kick in and the lust levels amp up. Kinsley’s running from something, escaping to a fantasy in LA LA Land but he
Kari Hansen
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kinsley is 18 and dreams of the fame and fortune of LA and if that means she needs to hitchhike to get there, so be it. When Clay accidentally hits Kinsley with his truck he is determined to bring her back to Lemon Tree Ranch to make sure she is okay before she heads on her way.

The chemistry between them is electric however Clay doesn’t want to hold her back from her dreams and Kinsley doesn’t want to give up the future she planned. Will they realize that what they really dreamed of is standing
Kristine L.
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book of the Arizona Heat books. Each on has been different and really good. Kinsley is hitchhiking across county to LA. Kinsley wants to be an actress. She left home and didn't look back. Clay happens to be driving back from a horse buy but didn't buy the horse. Kinsley is hot and sticky and when she sees a truck coming down the highway she jumps in front of it so that it stops and she can get a ride. Clay hits her but didn't really hurt her and ends up talking her to the ranch ...more
Dana Busenbark
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We start out following Kinsley. Where is she from? Where is she going? What happens en route? Who is Clay and what do we find going on with him? What really stupid thing do we see Kinsley do? Oh my gosh! Seeing what happens for Kinsley during the course of the book had my heart breaking for her and then elated for her. You need to see how topsy-turvy her life gets in this book. I cannot wait to read more about Kinsley!

Patricia Hoffstaetter
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
I really enjoyed reading this splendid, steamy cowboy romance. The story-line flowed smoothly with a well-written & entertaining plot, one of the main characters displays a determination to succeed while another displays a need to protect & dominate.
There is: a young woman who wants to get to LA & become an actress (Kinsley), a cowboy who wants what his brother has (Clay), an accidentally on purpose encounter, some drama, deceit, determination, memories, punishment, spankings, longin
Kelly Graham
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
The 3 rd book in the arizona heat series and I enjoyed it just as much as the first 2 books.
These books aren't a long read and therefore the chemistry starts very quick.
Clay likes BDSM and Kinsley being just 18 and hitchhiking her way thru america to try and become an actress doesn't really know what she likes. Shes never been asked and always felt alone.
I enjoyed this book and also liked the fact you got a glimpse into how the relationships pf the couples from the previous 2 books were going,
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve read from Katie Douglas. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into but I found I couldn’t put it down.

18 years old and heading to the bright lights and fame of LA. Kinsley was hitchhiking her way across the country when Clay ran into her! Immediate something grabs Clay and his protective streak comes out. Taking Kinsley back to Lemon Tree Ranch could have bigger consequences than either thought

Clay knows to keep her he has to let her fly. She has dreams and has mistakes a
Ellen Shannon
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic story! I love reading about everyone at the Lemon Tree Ranch. I was excited to read Clay's story. I highly recommend this book and this series!

Kinsley has had a rough childhood and she is on her way to Hollywood to become an actress. She thinks that is her way to get a better life. While hitchhiking, she runs into Clay or rather Clay runs into her. Clay takes her back to his ranch to recover. They are attracted to each other and decide to play before she leaves. When her fam
Jennifer Pierson
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Take Me Hard, the awesome Katie Douglas gives us another super hot short(ish) story that needs a cold drink in hand while reading. Clay meets Kinsley when he literally runs into her with his truck, and forces her to go back Lemon Tree Ranch with him. And while this pisses Kinsley off, it also secretly turns her on. So there's this sexy push & pull that kept me on the edge of my seat, but not in a frustratingly way to where I wanted to pull my hair while cussing up a storm. Their sexy time ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kinsley is determined to make it BIG. She will do anything, including hitchhike her way out of her sorry little town and life, to make her dreams come true. And that includes literally throwing herself in front of an oncoming truck. But what she doesn’t expect is the sexy cowboy that emerges from that truck, or the chemistry they have between them. Kinsley is young, but she’s not timid. This book is chock full of sexy sizzle, growly cowboys, sassy women, drama, and plenty of advice from Hollywoo ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Take Me Hard by Katie Douglas is book Three in the Arizona Heat Series. This is the story of Clay and Kinsley. I haven't yet read the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book. Kinsley is hitchhiking to LA with the dream of becoming an actress. Clay accidentally runs into Kinsley and takes her to Lemon Tree Ranch. Clay knows the feelings he have so instantly for Kinsley needs to be explored further but Kinsley is a slippery women but then something else happens to slow his progress of ...more
Pamela Lunder
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying this series. Clay is a very dominant male who accidentally hits Kinsley with his truck. He demands control in all things and he knows he should stay away from Kinsley but he just can't. Kinsley just wants to get to LA to become an actress. As she is hitching across the country, she runs into to Clay. These two have an immediate connection but Kinsley doesn't want a man to stop her from her dreams. This book has some very intense scenes, lots of heat, some years and love! I loved ca ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great short story, the best out of the three in my opinion.
Kinsley just wanted to be an actress. Leaving home she was hitch hiking to L.A. Clay is on his way on from looking at a horse they wanted to buy for the ranch when Kinsley steps out in front of his truck. He takes her home with him and she gets a spanked backside, but Kinsley loves the pain and pleasure Clay gives her, she loves how he makes her feel safe, the only thing is she has to try at her acting Career. She must leave before she
Jackie Ziegler
May 01, 2019 rated it liked it
If you like BDSM this book is for you.

Well written, good story. Kinsley is 18 and leaving home heading to LA for an acting career.. She has no clue what she is in for and hitchhiking across the country is not going to well for her.. When she meets Clay in Arizona he offers her a ride to his ranch to get some rest and food.. She is tired and hungry so she agrees.. What she never expected to find was a man who sparked her interests in ways she never imaged.. Could she give up her dream to be his s
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Naughty and Fun. I loved this enjoyable read. I thought that the chemistry between Clay and Kinsley was insane. These two generated so many sparks and heat that I'm amazed that my e-reader didn't melt. Clay is a great guy, with a strong protective streak and dominate tendencies. Kinsley is sassy & determined. I felt that she had a iron backbone but a marshmallow heart. The scenes really sizzle but there is balanced out with strong emotions. A very good read! This is my sincere, voluntary rev ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in Arizona Heat.
The plot is great and revolves around Clay and Kinsley.
How they met and how there relationship.
There some BDSM scenes that seem to pull this hole book
together. So if this is your genre grab this one and the books before this one.
All around it was a great read that kept me glued to the pages from the first
to the last.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
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USA-today and worldwide number 1 bestselling author Katie Douglas is the sort of incorrigible British girl you'd find at St Trinian's. She recently quit her job as a school librarian in China to write full-time. She is also a webcomic artist and has degrees in archaeology, computer science and chemistry education, which explains why she mostly writes Scottish and Victorian historical romance or sc ...more

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