Hard As Steel: A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover book 0.5 by Laura Kaye
After identifying her employer’s dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn’t make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him–and always has. Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he’s ever known, one he’s purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike’s not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself–or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.
Raven Riders Series
Hard as steel 0.5
Ride Hard 1
Ride Rough 2
Ride Wild 3
Ink, Steel & Forever 3.1
Ride Dirty 4
Ride Deep 4.5
Publication date 16/9/2016
Jess/Jessica Jakes has had a crush on Ike forever, they banter, they flirt, but they’ve never crossed the line, not that Jess wouldn’t be on him in a heartbeat! But he doesn’t take the hint, what’s a girl to do?
Ike Young knows how it feels to love someone you love, he lost his pregnant girlfriend in a fight gone wrong. His job in the club is debt collector, bet runner for The Ravens and tattooist for Hard Ink, he’d moved to Baltimore for the tattooing job, but he was a Raven Rider through and through.
Jess is hiding from a gang that have been a constant pain to both the Hard Ink gang and the MC Raven Riders. She identified them after an attempt at blowing up the ink parlour that both Jess and Ike work at.
This book combines both Hard Ink (a series I’ve not read) with Raven Riders (a series I’m reading at the moment)
A short story/novella. You don’t have to read in order, but there is definitely history between these two (and I always hate half a story😉)
Piercer for Hard Ink Jess was already established, she saw Ike and fell for him. So this is set years down the line, neither have them given in to the temptation. Ike tries to look at Jess as a work colleague, yeah that’s not working.
And when Jess’s life is put in danger, Ike needs to realise that she’s more than just a friend.
Ike brought Jess to the Raven’s compound, it’s safer there, but trouble seems to follow her…..
I loved Jess, such a tale charge chick, except when it comes to that bad ass tattoo artist Ike.
They both have had hard pasts, they both know what it’s like to have loved and to have lost someone close, but Jess just can’t get past that last wall of his!
A short but intense story, passionate but fun. A good intro to the Raven Riders series.
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