Friday, May 6, 2016

Craving by Helen Hardt- Release Event with Review!

Craving (Steel Brothers Saga #1)
by Helen Hardt
(Release Date 3rd May 2016)
Genre: Contemporary Romance


After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.

My Review:

Craving (Steel Brothers Saga Book 1)Craving by Helen Hardt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jade was left at the altar and has gone to stay with her best friend in Colorado, where she hopes to live and work as an attorney after getting her bar exam results. She meets Talon, one of her best friend's brothers, and is very attracted to him despite his cold demeanor. Talon has been through a serious trauma in his childhood and has not dealt with it at all. He hasn't wanted to get close to anyone outside his family since he was young, but now he finds himself wanting Jade. Their chemistry is very hot, but Talon is determined not to let anyone get close to him.

My issues with this book had to to with the sometimes choppy dialogue, and the fact that I felt from the beginning that I was just being told what the story was rather than getting to experience it through the characters. That said, I was intrigued by the challenging relationship forming between Jade and Talon, and I was interested as it became clear that there were some mysterious things going on with the Steel family. Jade was a likable character, and while I would have liked for all of the characters to be a little more fully developed, I was hoping for the best for both her and Talon. There was no denying that their physical chemistry was hot, and it did seem that they could be good for one another if Talon could learn to open up. Through everything I was hoping that both of them would find happiness in one another. There is a bit of a cliff-hanger ending and I am curious to know what is going on with the Steel family, and where things will go between Jade and Talon.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

Meet The Author
Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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