The Hard to Love Series by W. Winters is a dark Adult Romance featuring the first four books: Longing to Hold (#0.5), Hard to Love (#1), Desperate to Touch (#2), and Tempted to Kiss (#3).
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
Longing to Hold (#0.5)
“Prelude to Hard to Love
From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes the prelude to the heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense Hard to Love.
There’s a moment when I forget he’s not mine. This small spell of time, when I let my thoughts carry me away.
He holds me. He kisses me. He makes all of this better.
That moment when I’m his and everything is all right, is gone in an instant. It’s quick and fleeting, moving so fast that it slips through my grasp. If I could catch it, I’d hold on to it forever.
I always thought this thing between us would only ever be just that. A passing moment, a pleasant dream that helped lull me to sleep at night.
If I’d known what was to come, maybe I would have thought twice.
I couldn’t have prepared for this.
Longing to Hold is a short prelude to the Hard to Love series.”
Hard to Love (#1)
“She was too good for this world. I was too much of a bastard to push her away.
I grew up in this life, and now I run these streets. Blood and violence taint everything I touch.
Everything but her. She was my constant through it all.
Just a touch would singe and soothe.
Just a look would tempt and torment.
She became my escape and my addiction.
I only survived because she was by my side.
I should’ve known better than to indulge.
I should’ve known better than to let her fall for me.
It was only a matter of time before the danger bled into what we had.
I was Laura’s downfall. Problem was, she was mine too”
Desperate to Touch (#2)
“From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense.
I ran from him, even though my heart knew better.
Love was one thing, but survival another.
He chose a life of crime. I never wanted any of it; I only wanted him. I left when the danger bled into my life, taking more than I was willing to sacrifice.
I should have known he’d come for me. Men like him always get what they want.
The temptation in his eyes, the heat of his touch . . . it’s all still there, but his gaze is harsher now and his grasp unrelenting.
He’s not the boy I fell in love with, although pieces of what we once had are still there. I can feel it.
I know what he wants from me, and I know it comes with a steep price. I’ll pay it though, if for no other reason than to touch him again. Just once more.
I’ll close my eyes and forget about the risks that come with this life and with him. I only hope he doesn’t do the same.
Desperate to Touch is book 2 in a series. Hard to Love must be read first.”
Tempted to Kiss (#3)
“From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes an emotionally-gripping, romantic suspense.
I fell for someone I shouldn’t have.
I’m not the only person to ever do such a thing. I know that. And I’m not an awful person for desiring his touch, his kiss, his everything… but I knew I shouldn’t have indulged.
There’s something about knowing it’s wrong that tempts me that much more. The seduction became a game with higher stakes than any before him. In fact, it was only ever him.
The thing is, I knew I shouldn’t. Now that the game is over and the pieces have fallen… I know I should have just walked away.
There’s no way out of the wreckage.
That doesn’t change the fact, that I wanted him more than anything. I still want him more than anything.
Tempted to Kiss is book 3 in a series. Hard to Love (book 1) and Desperate to Touch (book 2) must be read first.”
Please note that this is a series you should read in order!
If you are a fan of gut-wrenching, dark romances, you need to add this series to your TBR!
While I absolutely loved the first two books, the series as a whole is a solid one. From the plot twists to the unforgiving characters, we are thrown into this world that is ravished, loved, and seduced into our hearts.
Each installment dives further into this abyss of thrilling romance and lust that flies straight off the pages can’t be stopped!
I gave the first two books 5 out of 5 stars and the following two 4 stars each. I have high hopes for the next one releasing in only a week!
Published: 1 December 2019 / 20 August 2019 / 8 October 2019 / 7 January 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 50 / 244 / 227 / 196
How I Read It: eBooks from Candi Kane PR
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
The last book, Easy to Fall, will be releasing 24 March 2020, so stay tuned for the blog tour soon!
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