• Hard to Hold On To

  • A Hard Ink Novella
  • By: Laura Kaye
  • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
  • Series: Hard Ink, Book 2.5
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-19-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (206 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.
Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves - which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.
Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel - and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her stretch far beyond gratitude.
When the pair is thrust together and chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: The things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.
©2014 Laura Kaye (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mel on 08-24-14

Easy Listening

What made the experience of listening to Hard to Hold On To the most enjoyable?

Hard to Hold On To was a great listen all around. I enjoyed the story and the narration brought the characters to life. Seraphine differentiates between the voices of the characters extremely well, so I don't have to rewind every few minutes to figure out who's talking. Despite the brevity of the book (wish it had been full length instead of a novella!), the characters were well developed, and I liked that there wasn't insta-love between the leads. There was strong attraction, a bond, but the L-word wasn't tossed out after 35 minutes of knowing each other.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Definitely Easy. He was very easy to empathize with, he was well performed by the narrator, and I found myself very invested in the outcome of his story.

Which character – as performed by Seraphine Valentine – was your favorite?

It's a toss up for me between Jeremy and Marz. She brings so much personality to her performance of them, and I really enjoy whenever they come into the story. Too bad they were only in HtHOT for a few scenes!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh a bit, and I was very choked up during some of Easy's scenes, especially the one he shared with Shane.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next book in the series! I enjoyed this novella quite a bit, but I find I'm just as excited to get to the bottom of the mystery of the series as I am to get to know the rest of the guys better.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cassandra L W Brown on 04-13-16

A Vet Reading About a Vet

I have fallen in love with this Series.... but Easy so far is one of my favorites.... his story made me cry... read this book... read the series... fallen love with five American Heroes...they're a little tarnished but not broken...

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-21-15

fab book

Love the series xxx can't wait to get to the next book. xxx
Laura kaye is a great author and she doesn't just write the easy stuff either xxx

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5 out of 5 stars
By LilleyLoohLah on 10-19-15


I stupidly read this after book 3. It didn't take away from the enjoyment or ruin the book in any way though. This novella tells the story of Easy and Jenna, both have their demons and both feel the same irresistible pull to each other. Both suffer from guilt due to reasons out of their control, both are living with that guilt, Easy is not handling his guilt at all well and is suffering from ptsd, including suicidal thoughts. They find solace in each other, and both come to terms with their past, and their future. Wonderful read, thoroughly enjoyed.

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