Sunday, 3 July 2016

Review: Hard to Serve - Laura Kaye

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.

Blasphemy Series:
(This is a spin off from the Hard Ink Series)
Hard to Serve (Novella) (This is a Hard Ink crossover novella)
Bound to Submit

Hard Ink Series:
Hard as It Gets
Hard as You Can
Hard to Hold on to (Novella)
Hard to Come By
Hard to Be Good (Novella)
Hard to Let Go
Hard as Steel (Novella) (This is a Raven Riders MC crossover novella)
Hard Ever After (Novella)
Hard to Serve (Novella) (This is a Blasphemy crossover novella)

Raven Riders MC Series:
(This is a spin off from the Hard Ink Series)
Hard as Steel (Novella) (This is a Hard Ink crossover novella)
Ride Hard
Ride Rough (2017)

Visit Laura Kaye's website for more information

I loved Kyler when we met him in the Hard Ink series so of course I was excited when I found out that we were finally getting his story. Then I heard that Hard to Serve would also be an introduction into a whole new spin off series, a series about a group of Doms who run a BDSM club and my excitement levels went through the roof. Anyone who has read a Laura Kaye story will already know she has a knack for creating brilliant characters that are easy to root for as well as great romances with plenty of sexy times and she has only stepped that up a gear in this new series. If you thought the Hard Ink guys were hot you've not seen anything yet and Kyler outdoes them in every way possible!

Things have been going from bad to worse for Kyler since he was shot in the line of duty, not only has his injury left him dealing with a painful recovery period but it's also had him stuck behind a desk rather than out on the streets like he wants to be. Throw in an investigation by Internal Affairs and he's just about reached the end of his tether. The only thing keeping him sane is the thought of finding solace at Blasphemy, the BDSM club he helps to run. Mia has recently returned to the area and is loving her new job running a popular art gallery, it's her personal life that she's having more trouble with and she's hoping that her trial membership at Blasphemy might help her find the perfect Dom to set her world on fire. Kyler presses every button she's ever had and when they're in a scene together they couldn't possibly fit better but unfortunately he doesn't do relationships. Mia is risking heartbreak by spending time with him but pleasure this good is worth fighting for and she's never been one to walk away from what she wants.

So let's just put it all out there in one sentence: I loved this book! I'm pretty sure that Hard to Serve is Laura Kaye's hottest book yet and that's made me more eager than ever to get my hands on the rest of the series. I loved both of these main characters, Kyler is just the right amount of Dominant alpha and he's able to instinctively know just what Mia wants and needs from him. The chemistry these two have is off the charts hot and I can pretty much guarantee you're going to need a cold shower before you reach the end of it! I love that Mia knows exactly what she wants and is willing to fight for it, yes she's submissive but that doesn't make her a pushover and she has absolutely no embarrassment when it comes to talking about what she wants and needs. Unlike a lot of BDSM novels Kyler and Mia have a clear discussion about what they both enjoy before anything goes down between them and I loved how their kinks were treated as completely normal and talked about so openly.

This novella may be short but it is hot as hell and has a completely believable relationship develop between the main couple. I did find myself getting a little irritated with Kyler when he found out that Mia's father was his boss which stopped this from quite getting a 5 star rating but apart from that it was pretty much perfect. We had the chance to meet a couple of the other Blasphemy Masters too and I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on the sequel. I have very high hopes for this series and can't wait to find out whose book will be next.

Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

    1. Thanks for organising the tour Jessica :o)



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