Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye

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Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye

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Every time I read a Laura Kaye novella, I am amazed as to how much story she can fill in a few short pages. I'm thrilled Jeremy and Charlie got their story in Hard to Be Good. Laura peels back the layers and we see the vulnerability in their relationship. ~ Nelle [April 2015]

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Every time I read a Laura Kaye novella, I am amazed as to how much story she can fill in a few short pages.

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“Your dick is a thing of fucking beauty. Gonna take two hands to stroke you right.”
He gave Charlie a long, deep, wet kiss. “Sorry. Just needed a taste. To tide me over.”
“Tide you over?” Charlie asked in a breathy voice.
“Till next time,” Jeremy said. “Because now that I’ve seen your cock, I’m not going to be able to live without feeling it in my throat.”
“I want you in my mouth, Charlie. I want you hungry and needy and desperate to come down my throat. Can I have you?”
And then Jeremy’s orgasm nailed him in the back, stole his breath, and roared through him. And it was like he’d never come before, because being filled so completely added a whole other level of intensity to his release. Charlie stroked him through it and he came so long and so hard that he got light-headed.

Hard Ink Series Reading Order

  1. Hard As It Gets
  2. Hard As You Can
    2.5. Hard to Hold On To
  3. Hard to Come By
    3.5 Hard to Be Good
  4. Hard to Let Go (Preorder)
    4.5 Hard as Steel (Preorder)



“You know,” Jeremy said with a smirk, “if you find yourself feeling the urge to kiss me, that’s good, too.”

Charlie gave a small laugh, all of his tension draining away. “I might be feeling that urge right now.”

Jeremy’s thumb stroked over the side of Charlie’s neck and his gaze narrowed. “Are you, now?”

Nodding, Charlie decided to put his tattoo into practice. He leaned in, flicked his tongue against Jeremy’s lip piercings, and kissed him. Threading his
hands into Jeremy’s hair, he pushed his tongue deep in the other man’s mouth, tasting, exploring, stroking.

Jeremy gave as good as he got, and soon they were breathing hard, and clutching tight, and grinding against one another until Charlie had to gasp for air.

“Lay down with me?” Jeremy whispered.

“Yes,” Charlie said, letting Jeremy lead him to the big queen-sized bed. They stretched out on the soft flannel plaid comforter.

Jeremy pushed Charlie onto his back and climbed up over him. The other man’s weight felt phenomenal as it pressed him into the soft bedding. “I like the
look of you here. In my bed,” Jeremy said.

“Yeah?” Heat filled Charlie’s cheeks at the comment, but only because he loved it so much.

Jeremy nodded. “Me on top of you—is that hurting your side?” Charlie had taken the bandage off at Jer’s instructions hours before, but the tattoo would
take upwards of two weeks to heal, apparently.

“No,” Charlie said, quickly sliding his hands up to Jeremy’s back to encourage him to stay right where he was. Because Charlie would’ve endured just about
anything to keep him there forever. “Kiss me, Jeremy.”

“Gladly,” Jeremy said, sucking Charlie’s lower lip into his mouth. Slow, deep kisses quickly escalated to fast and frantic. Their bodies shifted and
pressed. Their hands grasped and tugged. Their hard cocks rubbed together through their jeans until Charlie was suddenly sure of one thing.

“I don’t want to come like this,” he rasped, his brain scrambling to figure out exactly what he did want. And how to find the courage to voice it.

Jeremy pulled back, that pale green gaze absolutely on fire. “Then how?”

Charlie swallowed hard and his pulse raced even faster. Because his body, heart, and head were all in agreement, and he knew what he wanted—from Jeremy, with Jeremy.


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Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.

Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was. Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.

With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder why they’re trying so hard to be good...



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About The Author
Nelle is a quiet, unassuming, yet bossy bitch who works in downtown Manhattan. Her hobbies include smut reading and recommending, luxury travel, celebrity gossip, deal hunting and keeping up with Real Housewives' shenanigans. She also enjoys fussing over her dog and her condo. She's always on the search for the Best Book Ever. The Best Book Ever will have her Trifecta (heat/heart/humor) and she doesn't mind a dose of danger or suspense.