Two damaged men.
One dangerous mission.
One healing love.
These are the men of Hard Ink.
Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother's stateside fight against the enemies that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year ago. Now Jeremy's whole world has been turned upside down by the chaos - and by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts him to settle down for the first time ever.
Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than with people, so when he's drawn into the SF team's investigation of his army colonel father's corruption, he's surprised to find acceptance and friendship - especially since his father never accepted who he was. Even more surprising is the heated tension he feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie's opposite in almost every way.
With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can't help but wonder why they're trying so hard to be good.
©2015 Laura Kaye (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By vicki on 12-02-16

great novella

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes as long as it doesn't bother them that its m/m

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hard to Be Good?

Charlie goes after what he wants

Have you listened to any of Jack Dupont’s other performances? How does this one compare?

not sure if i have

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

i suppose so

Any additional comments?

great book love the hard ink novels

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4 out of 5 stars
By LilleyLoohLah on 22-10-15

4.5 Stars

This novella follows on directly from book 3. I've got to say I'm really enjoying this series. No action in this novella, not Special Forces action I mean, plenty of hot m/m action though. The gang are just regrouping following the attack on their building. This story centres around Jeremy and Charlie, both of them feel guilty over recent events and both managing to open up to each other about that guilt. Their friendship is already strong, and as they move into relationship territory, Charlie struggles with being openly in a relationship with Jeremy. With Jeremy's help Charlie learns to overcome his fear. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, my one gripe would be that I would have liked to have explored both Jeremy and Charlie more and had it extended to a full length novel.

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4 out of 5 stars
By V from Kansas on 12-06-16

I love this series

I'll be honest, being a heterosexual female, I wasn't sure how this novella would make me feel. I've only listened/read one other m/m book, the Black Dagger brotherhood, and because of the long relationship of those two characters, it wasn't wierd at all. I have always been perfectly open with anyone's choice of sexual preference, what I was unsure about was being privy to m/m sexual interactions. Silly? Yeah, it was. I think it was because it was an experience that I couldn't personally relate to. I know now that the specifics of the act itself doesn't even matter, it's the emotional closeness that really tells the story. That point is made very clear, in this novella and anyone who loves a romance will enjoy this tale.
- V from Kansas

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4 out of 5 stars
By jodiod on 30-08-15


Glad that Jeremy and Charlie got their own story. They are perfect for each other though quite different.

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