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Hard Time by Cara McKenna
Released on the 6th November by Piatkus
Find out more below including what I thought of this steamy novel!
‘Sweet, smoking hot, standout’ Beth Kery, New York Times bestselling author
‘Cara McKenna is my go-to author for gritty, hot love stories full of honest emotion’ Victoria Dahl, USA Today bestselling author
‘Gritty and compelling. McKenna is a master at capturing realistic situations and characters’ Maya Banks, #1 New York Times bestselling author
In this all-new novel from the author of After Hours and Unbound, a woman with a rocky past finds romance in the last place she'd ever expect . . .
Annie Goodhouse doesn't need to be warned about bad boys; good sense and an abusive ex have given her plenty of reasons to play it safe. But when she steps into her new role as outreach librarian for Cousins Correctional Facility, no amount of good sense can keep her mind - or eyes - off inmate Eric Collier.
Eric doesn't claim to be innocent of the crime that landed him in prison. In fact, he'd do it again if that's what it took to keep his family safe. Loyalty and force are what he knows. But meeting Annie makes him want to know more.
When Eric begins courting Annie through letters, they embark on a reckless, secret romance - a forbidden fantasy that neither imagines could ever be real... until early parole for Eric changes everything, and forces them both to face a past they can't forget, and a desire they can't deny.
So what did I think of Hard Time? Well it was a hot and steamy, an enjoyable read of forbidden attraction and a couple dealing with each others past, we have Annie a young librarian who works as an outreach librarian at a prison, a place that she feels extremely uncomfortable in, that is until she sets eyes upon the gorgeous Eric, unfortunately he is not a guard he is an inmate and most definitely off limits.
One of Annie's jobs at the prison is dealing with literacy issues and Eric is struggling to write and needs her help which she gladly gives, the attraction that they share is sizzling and even though it could lose her the job she loves Annie starts corresponding with Eric in a series of smoking hot letters.
But the obvious problem is the fact he is in prison, what crime did he commit to get there in the first place? This worries Annie, finding out he is due for parole, she finds herself unsure if she wants to continue on to a physical relationship with him especially after her past boyfriend hit her, she does not want to be hurt again both physically and mentally
So I'm not going to spoil the rest of the story for you, but the blossoming relationship between these two is both sweet as well as sexy, they have lots of hurdles to get past, the question is will they go the distance?
Hard Time is a great story, my only complaint would be it ended really quickly, I wanted a little more but all in all if you are looking for a new book boyfriend in your life you wont go wrong with the divine Eric.
Awarded 4 out of 5
Cara McKenna writes smart erotica - sexy stories with depth. A little dark, a little funny, always emotional. She also writes red-hot romance under the name Meg Maguire. She loves writing sexy, character-driven stories about strong-willed men and women who keep each other on their toes, and bring one another to their knees. Before becoming a purveyor of red-hot romance and smart erotica, Cara was a record store bitch, a lousy barista, a decent designer and an over-enthusiastic penguin handler. Cara now writes full-time and lives north of Boston with her bearded husband. When she's not trapped in her own head she can usually be found in the kitchen, the coffee shop or jogging around the nearest duck-filled pond.