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Hard to Hold

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Anna Key Marshall is about to get what she's always wanted: a baby. Granted, it's through a sperm donor instead of her ex-husband, but you can't have everything. She has no idea why someone wants her dead, but she'll do whatever it takes to protect her unborn child—even if it means turning to her ex, the Black Ops specialist who broke her heart.

Five years ago, British Intelligence agent Nick Marshall slammed the door on the woman who betrayed him. But now Anna's back in his life with a vengeance, pregnant and full of attitude. He'd like nothing better than to walk away, but with her life on the line, he has no choice but to do what he does best—protect her at all costs.

As old wounds resurface, Nick begins to doubt his version of what went down with Anna so long ago. And he begins to believe they might have a second chance together. But with Anna's would-be killer on the loose—it will take the full force and fury of his protective instincts, fueled by a powerful love he can't leave behind, to hold on to the woman he still loves.

Each book in the Black Ops Heroes series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Hard to Hold
Book #2 Hard to Forget
Book #3 Hard to Protect

Customer Reviews

Fantastic story line!!!

I'm so sad that it's over. I wanted to stay in the world of Anna, Nick, and the Service a while longer.

Nick is one of a kind. He's a grade A jerk and he did it all in the name of protecting Anna. His attitude is extremely harsh but he was trying to escape a violent past that he didn't want to touch her. They divorced. Five years later, she ends up in the hospital and they call Nick because he's her "in case of emergency" call person, which she forgot to change. Someone is trying to kill her and at the same time, someone is sending her gifts. Oh yeah, she's also pregnant by AID, Artificial Insemination by Donor. He never wanted children and she did. Donors are supposed to be anonymous, right? Wait until they find out who the father of her unborn child is!

Fantastic story! I loved the constant pull between Nick and Anna. They still love each other but know they should not be together. His constant fight to keep her at arms length to protect her from himself. I just want to shake him and so does Anna. She loves him and all he does is get close and then push her away. Frustrating!!! Great story line. The best constant between book one and two is Will. He's great! I hope his story is going to be written. Incy Black has another 5-Star review written by this very satisfied reader.

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Hard to Hold
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  • Category: Romance
  • Published: Apr 28, 2014
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 268 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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