Caught between desire and loyalty…
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.
As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…
OK, I am going to have to say that Derek DiMarzio is by far my favorite so far. Laura came right out of left field with this one folks; I was not expecting him to be the absolute dirty talker that he was. I was shocked and turned on at the same time, I always the dirtier the better. As always, one of my favorite parts of this series is Jeremy’s t-shirts, it always makes me laugh out loud.
This time we get to read about Derek and Emilie’s story. It was a union that is one that is wasn’t supposed to happen because Emilie Garza was the sister of one the person’s involved in the guy’s ultimate demise. But as I always say, the heart want s what the heart wants and when Derek felt that flutter he had no chose but to not ignore it even though it meant that she would end up not trusting him in the end. Laura gave us the suspenseful that we love so much from the other books. This time around is in full force, I swear at one point my heart would explode in my chest. I thought I was witnessing an action out play in my mind. Then I got the hot, steamy sex scenes that I really wasn’t expecting at all, Derek was my dirty talking king I tell you and I loved every single minute of it. Thanks Laura. I also love the scene where Charlie was comforting Jeremy, I really do hope they will be getting their own book, maybe a novella, also. I laughed a lot also, Derek was hilarious, the part where he’s singing Whitney Houston, I almost died I tell you. Thank you so much Laura for sharing Derek and Emilie’s story with us, I cannot wait to read the rest of the stories in the “Hard Ink’ series.
~About the Author~
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.