Release Day ☆ Hard by Eve Jagger +ARC Review & Giveaway

Title: Hard
Series: Sexy Bastard #1
Author: Eve Jagger
 Release Date: April 30, 2015
Strong. Arrogant. Hard.

Ryder Cole is the King of Atlanta’s nightlife — and the one man who can erase my past.

I’m running from secrets that could destroy me and there’s no room in my life for someone like him: too damn cocky, and sexy as hell. I should keep my distance, but smart goes out the window the minute he looks my way. And when he puts his hands on me…

A girl could forget her own name. But what happens when the past catches up with me, and all the things I’m hiding from tear our lives apart again? I can’t keep running forever, and Ryder always wins.

Debut novels are either a hit or miss. Eve Jagger’s Hard is most definitely a HIT!

Ryder Cole, an ex-fighter turned businessman, runs numerous enterprises—some legal, some not so legal. His underground fighting ring falling under the latter. When he attempts to track down a guy who owes him a great deal of money, he ends up encountering the guy’s sister instead.
Cassie McEntire had no idea her return home would be so exhausting. Wanting to help out her brother, she strikes up a deal with Ryder that will allow her to pay back his debt by working as Ryder’s bar. 
These two have an undeniable attraction that gives way to a hot and heavy affair. Despite her hesitation and secrets, Cassie gives in to her desires. 

The mystery surrounding Cassie’s return to the States had me frantically flipping pages. I wanted to know what in the world happened between her and her ex that caused her to flee England. I was so invested in what was happening with her and Ryder that I didn’t even have the time to come up with theories. 

When it was all finally revealed, things took a turn for the worst. The climactic friction that ensued passed a bit too quickly for my liking. I would’ve liked to have had that bit dragged out a bit more to fully reach that “edge of my seat” feeling. The aftermath of it could’ve also been lengthened to come back down from the drama that had just occurred. 

The secondary characters were an excellent addition to the story. They added even more humor to the overall read, and they had just enough spotlighting moments to get me interested in their possible stories. 

The sex scenes were crazy hot, and the simmering connection Cassie and Ryder had was electrifying. Ryder had the typical alpha qualities who had the best of both worlds—successful businessman and the bad boy mixed in one. 

An enthralling writing and captivating characters, this book had me hooked from beginning to end. Fantastic debut for Eve Jagger! She’s laid out her writing skills and gained a new fan in me. I look forward to her next book!

Eve Jagger is a native of Georgia and is a true southern girl at heart. A stay at home mom to two kids, she's married to a sexy man who doesn’t mind being used as research for those naughty scenes.

Eve cut her teeth writing in high school and college, but it wasn’t until recently that she got the itch to write a full length novel. She loves complex, emotionally-charged characters and wild, sexy leading men. Hard: A Sexy Bastard Book releases at the end of April 2015 and she can’t wait for you to meet her characters that occupy her mind 24/7! 

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