Hard to Serve: Hard Ink 4.7

Laura Kaye
Hard to Serve: Hard Ink 4.7
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Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Release Date
June 2016
Book 1 of 1001 Dark Nights
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner's bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city's hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin's career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.

As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he's been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who's not so hard to serve.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 06, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
105 people found the following review helpful
This book features scenes of consensual non-consensual play and loads of breath play, so if these things are triggers, you may want to pass.

Baltimore Detective Kyler Vance has rules: Never get attached. Share and seek out only that personal information needed to determine a sub's needs, interests, and limits. Stop playing with a submissive showing signs of attachment. Never play outside the club. Never take a submissive home. Kyler knows that a relationship isn't in the cards for him, that his police work will ruin any chance of a HEA he has. Besides that, he's being investigated by Internal Affairs as part of an effort to eliminate police corruption. So when he meets submissive art gallery director Mia Breslin at his BDSM club Blasphemy, he's absolutely lost. Mia is unlike any woman he's ever met, the other side of his coin. But dammit, he has RULES! Plus, when he finds out who her father is, the shit will hit the fan. Is Mia worth the risk to his sanity...and his career?

HARD TO SERVE is book 4.7 in the Hard Ink series, and also a stand-alone addition to the innovative and fun 1001 Dark Nights series featuring sensual and erotic stories by a variety of popular authors inspired by the classic The Arabian Nights tale.

This book is a little outside of my comfort zone in terms of BDSM action – there's a LOT of choking and breath play – but I found myself strangely intrigued by it. Because this is a short read, the characters didn't have a ton of depth, but they were pretty well developed and interesting nonetheless. Kyler knows that a relationship isn't happening for him, but it doesn't stop him from wanting Mia with a ferocity that stuns him. Mia NEEDS the harder aspects of D/s that Kyler can offer, but she wants it on a permanent basis, not just for a night out at a club. The two had excellent chemistry, and I hope future stories in the Hard Ink and future Blasphemy series are just as potent!

Bottom Line: HARD TO SERVE is uber erotic, with loads of kinky sex and a delicious HEA.
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