Hard to Love

Hard to Love

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by Kendall Ryan
     
 

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** A New York Times Bestseller **

Cade’s always taken risks…

Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best--cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection

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** A New York Times Bestseller **

Cade’s always taken risks…

Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best--cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can’t get the pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she’s so far out of his league it should be illegal.

Alexa’s always played it safe…

Tired of being pigeonholed as the sweet, innocent one, hardworking nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her Goody Two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified. But then when Cade refuses her proposition, she finds herself pissed off and embarrassed. When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs at her heart, and suddenly it’s no longer just about losing her virginity, but about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might actually be falling for a porn star…

Editorial Reviews

The Bookish Babe - Andrea Thompson
"Hard to Love was such a fun story to read. From the beginning, hilarious and epically awkward, I fell for the characters, their stories, and I honestly could not read this story fast enough! With her fun, steamy stories that make me laugh and swoon, Kendall Ryan has quickly become a favorite author of mine. Hard to Love was EASY to fall in love with."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016100630
Publisher:
Kendall Ryan
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
35,598
File size:
156 KB

Meet the Author

Kendall Ryan is the author of UNRAVEL ME and MAKE ME YOURS, steamy contemporary romances. She’s shamelessly addicted to bad boys, kissing and romance reads brimming with dark, angsty tension. She currently lives in Minneapolis with an adorable husband and two naughty puppies.

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Hard to Love 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a well developed story line or character depth. Bummer. Very short, 129 pages in all.
Jacee More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this story - devoured it in 5 hours, staying up late to finish. So smexy, yet sweet at the same time. And the beginning is really funny. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books. If you want a sweet love story that will make your heart swell, make you cry, and in need of a cold shower than this is it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fresh idea + great story + sexy emotional roller coaster I enjoyed this story and would recommended it to anyone looking for an entertaining sexy read. This was definitely my favorite Kendall book so far.
BlueEyeBookReader More than 1 year ago
I haven't started reading yet, just wanted to point out that this story is only 129 pages. The product details says it has 226.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author. I wish the ending was more developed but it was still a great read.
Luvastory More than 1 year ago
This book had potential, but Alexa was so whiny and immature I couldn't like the story.  Loved Cade and lily but Alexa's expectations and actions were so childish I just wanted to put the book down.  I'm glad it was only 129 pages, I couldn't stand much more.  The beginning was pretty good, which is why I gave it two stars, but it went down hill as the story went on.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inexcusable that he filmed a pron film after having had sex with her. Disgusting, how easily she even forgave him. What happened to the grovelling????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a great read. Great story and characters. Hot and steamy....would recommend to anyone who likes a good romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't beleive I spent money onthis. Yes, the sex scenes are good, but it was difficult if even possible to connect with the characters. The plot was unbelievable, although he had good intentions for his baby sister, I think he should have moved on to find someone new because the main female character was whiney. I actually nodded off a couple times while reading it. This should have been one of those "FREE" books, it is good enough to read IF it was free, but not worth spending money on. Wish I could get my money back for this one.
survifam More than 1 year ago
Super sweet love story. Hope there is a Kenzie and Ian story to come. Stayed up way past bedtime to finish this!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started desent but by the end i wanted to smack Alexa! She had no self respect and what Cade does is unforgivable. This book wasva waste of money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever must read
RomanticReadingEscapes1 More than 1 year ago
He's a tattooed porn star, construction worker, former fighter, AND he's an all out hero. Yep, he is Cade and totally swoon worthy. Cade has lived a hard life, being thrust into adult responsibilities when he merely a teenager. He lived with and cared for his ailing grandparents until they died, and he took on the full custody of his three-year old sister, Lily, who suffers from spina bifida. He is all about Lily and will do anything to ensure her care. But, when the medical bills start piling up, he needs more than just his meager construction wages, so he takes the only offer on the table that will yield him enough money to secure Lily's healthcare....that of a porn star.  Alexa has just hit the big 2-1, but she hasn't experienced all life has to offer. As a girl of privilege, she has always been too busy to really date, and has remained a virgin, but on her 21st birthday, her best friend MacKenzie plans to make sure she is taken care of in that department and who better than a porn star? Enter Cade....aww but this isn't the first time Alexa has laid eyes on Cade. She had the [awkward] pleasure of seeing and tending to Cade at the hospital where she is a nursing student. But upon seeing him at a bar during her birthday celebration, MacKenzie is all too eager to offer Alexa's vagina on a platter to Cade. Like any hot blooded male who has developed a crush on his nurse, Cade offers his address for when Alexa is ready to attend the Cade School of Sex, so to speak, and it isn't helping matters that Alexa has already been crushing on this beautiful specimen of pure overloaded testosterone. When Alexa makes use of Cade's address, but for different reasons, she is not prepared for what she sees. She doesn't see porn star Cade. She gets a glimpse of the REAL Cade ... with Lily. "I couldn't help but compare how very different our lives were. My parents and I vacationed in Italy and spent Christmases at our ski lodge, and I never wanted for anything growing up--except for maybe more freedom. Cade was saddled with a special-needs child." ~ Alexa The story evolves from here in such a sweet and heartfelt manner, it is hard to put this book down. The slow romance between Alexa and Cade is truly endearing. The common element they both share that feeds their romance is none other than an adorable six year old named Lily. The bonds that are formed between Lily and Alexa are inspiring and act as the catalyst to Cade's affection toward Alexa. But Cade doesn't feel he is good enough for the innocent and privileged Alexa... "How could I be enough for you, baby? You deserve the world. My own parents didn't even want me..." ~ Cade ...but Alexa knows what she wants and needs - Cade.... "You might not have been who I ever pictured myself with, but you're exactly what I need..." ~ Alexa ...that is until her heart becomes at risk. Let the volley begin. Their romance suddenly is not just a risk of heartache for Cade and Alexa. Lily is fully invested in Alexa and that precious child's heart is also on the firing line with the push-away pull-together attraction these two feel for each other.  Kendall Ryan has written a heart warming love story of two polar opposites with a different type of humanity that we rarely see in our alpha males. The steam is scorching, yet not quite to the point of making me glisten in afterglow. The very first sentence had me laughing out loud, but the epilogue had me squeeing out loud, bringing the story full circle to the happy ever after I so badly wanted for these three characters. I really had a hard time putting this one down. This is a very fast read with a small degree of angst, but is very much worth reading. While I love the story, it didn't quite make the 5 star mark for me. There was just something missing in the evolution of the story keeping it at 3.5 to 4 stars in emotional reaction for me.
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Never read anything like it
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Good
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