Hard to Be Good

Hard Ink, Book #3.5

By Laura Kaye

ISBN# 9780062369499

Author’s Website:  http://laurakayeauthor.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

hard-to-be-goodCharlie has had it pretty rough the last few weeks being kidnapped and tortured for information he didn’t even possess.  But when his sister and her boyfriend (along with his friends) saved him, he woke up to an angel at his bedside.  A handsome bisexual angel named Jeremy:)  Charlie has been crushing on Jeremy ever since!  But with Jeremy’s close call with mortality, Charlie realizes just how short life is and how important it is to go for what you want!  But will his play for Jeremy be well-received?  Or is it a rejection waiting to happen?

For anybody who has been reading this series, it was obvious there was something brewing between Charlie and Jeremy so now we finally get to see it all unfold in this short novella.   It was a nice break from the main storyline, and not nearly as serious as the previous books.

I have loved Jeremy since he was introduced along with his wardrobe chock full of funny sexual innuendo shirts.  He or his shirts can always get a chuckle out of me!

“I’m trying to give up SEXUAL INNUENDOS. But it’s hard . . . SO HARD!”

He just oozes confidence and fun.  Which is the polar opposite of Charlie who has lived his life up to this point behind a computer, a hermit of his own making.  His social skills are nearly non-existent.  Not to mention having a father that didn’t accept his sexual orientation, Charlie has never really felt comfortable in his own skin.

I’ve known for a while this duo would be getting together, but honestly this isn’t a match I’ve been that crazy about.  Namely because I think Jeremy is way too cool for Charlie.  But this is fiction after all so it ends up working out.

“Does this have anything to do with Charlie walk-of-shaming it outta your room this morning at oh–dark-hundred?”

I did end up enjoying the story, despite the conflict between the couple being wrapped up a little too quick and neat.  This story was fun and left me with a silly grin on my face!

“It was like learning unicorns were real.”