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Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she's given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice.
Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure...it's going to be a case they will never forget.
**Hard To Fight is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**
I absolutely adored Bella Jewel's "Hard to Fight." It really did come just at the right time. Some people crave chocolate. But me? I was craving a book that had a rugged, red blooded, hot as hell alpha that swept me off my feet and hallelujah because this author gave me just what I needed. Grace and Raide's story was just brilliant and had all the magical ingredients I love in a good book. It was light hearted and funny, it was swoon worthy and sexy and it had a healthy dose action and drama to keep me on the edge of my seat. But on the flip side, there was also an undercurrent of angst and heart break which came in to play during the second half of the book that definitely kept me on my toes. This really was an emotional rollercoaster ride of a story with soaring highs and plummeting lows and I loved every single bit of it.
He's thinking about me. My heart melts. Bad heart.
The synopsis kinda sums up what "Hard to Fight" was about but I think what really made this book stand out for me were the characters. Grace was one bad ass bounty hunter who was desperate to prove just how good she was at her job in a male dominated industry. People just didn't take her seriously. Her colleagues were waiting for her to fail and half her family thought she'd grow out of her desire to take down baddies and become a real woman... gggrrr. Boy did Grace's mother and sisters make me mad. I wanted to smack them upside the head and make them look at how strong and beautiful Grace really was. I loved her character. In fact I think it would be difficult not to. Grace was a fighter with a strength and determination that was second to none. And on top of that, she was kinda feisty and kick ass with a smart mouth that had me in stitches. Her quick retorts were hilarious. And Raide... boy oh boy was he just the complete package. He was rugged and grizzly and 100% all man. His alpha ways definitely made me go weak at the knees but it was his vulnerability and sensitive side that really made me stand up and take notice. He was a walking, talking contradiction but of the best sort.
"I like games. But there's only so long I play them before I take what I need."
"And what is it you need?" I ask, turning so our lips are millimetres apart.
"Lady," he growls low. "Not even you're that stupid."
Grace and Raide's relationship was a slow builder but then it would be, with the situation each of the characters found themselves in but this made "Hard to Fight" all the more an entertaining read. I loved the game of cat and mouse this couple played. It was sexy as hell and despite it being so wrong and forbidden, it was so damn right. Raide and Grace shared some beautiful, tender moments that I really wasn't expecting but then they also shared some smoking hot scenes that were just ... wow. I love a man that likes to take charge in the bedroom, that knows how to please a woman in the best possible ways and Raide was definitely that man... Grace was one lucky, lucky lady. What that man couldn't do in the bedroom wasn't worth knowing... lol !!! But this connection couldn't last... no way in hell and I couldn't wait for the showdown.
"You fuckin' lied to me. You betrayed me. You made me fuckin' care!"
The secondary characters equally played their parts in making this an enjoying, captivating read and I'm really hoping some of them get their own books. Benny maybe and definitely Kady... I could see her getting into all sorts of mischief.
So all in all, "Hard to Fight" was a fab introduction to what looks to be a great series with lead men to die for and hopefully, some more sassy heroines. If you love a book that's fast paced, with a fab and unique story line and with characters you will absolutely love, honestly, pick this one up. You won't be disappointed.
I rated "Hard to Fight" ❤️❤️❤️❤️
"What the fuck did I do to deserve you?" I grin.
"You skipped bail. "
He chuckles low and throaty.
"I won’t be doing that again, if they’ve got crazy stalkers like you as bounty hunters."