"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel."
"Hardt delivers a brand-new series with rugged cowboys and scintillating sex. Talon and Jade’s instant chemistry heats up the pages..."
-RT Book Reviews
"This book is so raw and addictive! Hands down my new favorite series this year."
-Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
"Ms. Hardt weaves magic with her keyboard and what remains is a beautifully written first installment about two people who are broken but not destroyed... How Hardt weaves the past with the present, while keeping the reader guessing about the secrets the brothers barricade from others, is flawless."
-Heroes & Heartbreakers
"This one totally ignited a flame inside me and tore me to SHREDS....buried secrets and harsh realities that test this couple will leave readers gripping the edge of their books and hoping and praying for a miracle... "
-Pretty Little Books
"Talon has hit my top five list... up there next to Jamie Fraser and Gideon Cross."
-Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author
"CRAVING is the jaw-dropping book, you NEED to read!"
-New York Time Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones
"Talon is a sexy, intriguing leading man and Jade, our lady left at the altar is a sweet and relatable girl you just want to hug. Together they build a steaming hot relationship you really root for from the first chapter!"
-CD Reiss New York Times Bestselling Author
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.
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Waste of time
The title Craving threw me. I thought it was a vampire book. It’s not a vampire story. It’s a romance set on a ranch in Colorado with Jade’s best friends brother. Talon was a thirty-five year old man who spent five of those years in the Marines and yet was still socially inept.
Not every book is for every reader, sometimes an author writes a book that doesn’t work for a reader...this was that book for me.
I didn’t technically not DNF this book, but I did skim this book...however I didn’t read it in its entirety.
Here are the reasons why:
Jade was friends with Marjorie staying at her ranch after being left at the alter. Jade was waiting for her bar results before looking to get a job as a lawyer. Jade had the intelligence to pass her exam, yet her skills with men could use some work. She went from being humiliated by one man to being degraded by another.
Jade’s insecurities of being compared to her supermodel mother alluded to her bad choices in men by allowing these men to degrade her.
I was disappointed that no proper explanation was given as to why Colin left her at the alter other than he was was scared. What a cop out.
Talon was a character that expressed himself with anger and violence. He used sex as a means of communicating his frustrations. He used his body to punish others.
Jade was d!ck whipped while Talon was nipple whipped. All she spoke about was his body regardless of the the derogatory words spoken towards her. For an educated woman she was dumb. Letting one man humiliate her and another abusing her with derogatory words.
This was a sexually driven story with an unemotional man and a dense woman. She was an outlet for his sexual urges.
This is book 1 in a long line of books. This book ends with no answers regarding Talon’s dark past. At this point I’m going to have forget I read this book.
Over the edage
Great read leaves you wanting to continue to read. It's suspenseful, erotic and mind boggling. Purchased the next one I need to know what happened to Talon.
Loved this book
Everyone has a past. Some people have a good one and then some have one that is so traumatic that they cannot cope from it. Talon shows you the best way he knows how to cope with his traumatic past and you cannot help but love him for it. But once he meets HER things start to change and change isn’t always for the best. She’s running from an ex and he’s looking for a way to escape his past. Will they overcome all the obstacles they face? Or will they fold and never live their truths? This book will make you cry. It will make you question everything and nothing all at the same time. But it will also make you wish them the best on their endeavors. Because no one is more deserving of a happy ending than Talon.