Review: Hard Core by Tess Oliver

Posted September 17, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Hard Core by Tess OliverHard Core by Tess Oliver
on June 20th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Sometimes one good dose of trouble could turn your life around, put you on the right path. But I'd taken the opposite side of the forked road and headed off looking for even more trouble, like a junkie constantly searching for the next high. Never would I have guessed that turn would lead me to her.

I couldn't stop thinking about her. She was an angel, a hard core, bone-fide angel and in her short life, she'd already had a taste of hell.

Despair. Heartbreak. Silence. That was all I'd grown to know, until he showed up next door.

The handsome, tattooed stranger had the kind of eyes that were hard to look away from, and he gazed at me as if we'd been friends or even lovers in a different life. He looked at me as if he knew me, and suddenly I had this flash of feeling as if I was right where I was supposed to be.

Dorsey’s Review


3.5 Stars!!

I loved the idea of this book, but I didn’t feel the overwhelming powerful connection between Ledger and Jacy that I love to have in my heroes and heroines.

Jacy’s picking up the pieces of her life after getting out of an abusive marriage. Ledger was always in trouble growing up until one day he went a bit too far and ended up in jail.

Ledger and Jacy are both trying to live their lives and find comfort in one another…but Ledger is keeping a secret, one that can destroy the fragile relationship their building. Honestly, I can understand why Ledger hesitated to tell Jacy the truth since Jacy was so closed off emotionally, she was scarred and not looking for a relationship.

I loved Ledger, he is such a sweet man. He cares deeply for Jacy and you could tell he would do anything he could to make her happy. With what both Ledger and Jacy endured in their past, they both deserved some happiness.

“I never wanted her to be scared of me, or scared of anything again. She’d already lived through the worst life had to offer. She earned that right, the right to never be terrified again”.

All-in-all, I found this read to be pretty predictable at times. I guessed Ledger’s secret very quickly and felt that it dragged out a bit too long. Plus, there really, really should have been an epilogue!!


About Tess Oliver

Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Freefall.

She is a former teacher, who now dedicates her morning caffeine rush to writing romance instead of teaching math and reading. Tess lives in California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and five dogs. She is a longtime romance junkie, who likes her hero to be an alpha with a twist of compassion and if he has long hair and rides a horse or a motorcycle all the better. She writes young adult, new adult and adult romance in both contemporary and historical settings. When she’s not reading or writing romance, she can be found hiking, vacuuming up dog hair or baking goodies for her family.

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