Monday, June 30, 2014

Book Review: Hard as Stone by Sarah O'Rourke - Empress DJ

Title: Hard as Stone

Author: Sarah O’Rourke

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

 Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the beautiful town of Paradise is the perfect place to raise a family, have dinner at the local diner...and chase a ruthless killer.

Jacob Stone is an undercover DEA Agent dead-set on getting vengeance for his sister’s death. When his sources tell him that the drug dealer he’s been searching for will soon be setting up a distribution center in the seemingly innocent town of Paradise, he moves in for the kill.

What Jake wasn’t counting on, however, was falling in love with gorgeous Harmony McKinnon – the ex-wife of the man he was determined to eliminate.

Harmony McKinnon never believed she’d find love again....not after the horrors she lived through with her ex-husband. When she meets secretive Jacob Stone and soon falls in love, she never expected that her life would be in danger again...or that the man she’d come to trust would betray her. 

Can Jake make Harmony understand his motives? Can Harmony trust him in spite of the past? Will they have their happily ever after? 

Not everything is as it seems in the sleepy, little town of Paradise, Tennessee!

Hard as Stone is the second book in the Passion in Paradise: The Men of the McKinnon Sisters Series, but is a stand-alone novel (165,000 words) that can be easily read without reading the first book

My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


“Have you seen the ass on that man?  You could bounce a quarter off him and make yourself fifty cents!”

“Jacob Stone was YUMMY with extra emphasis place on the YUM.  Completely freaking edible, her libido sang joyously as her girly parts did a happy little dance beneath her dress.”

“Still spry at 71, her aunt could still do many things, but coordinating an outfit wasn’t among them.  Eying the old woman’s orange skirt and purple shirt only reinforced what she already knew.  If she wasn’t careful, she was gonna walk out of this room dressed like a clown on crack.”

“That woman could remove a man’s jewels with a butter knife and a can-do attitude.”

My Review:


If you read and enjoyed Cain’s Salvation, you will find Hard as Stone as much the same but even more… more intense, more stories, more family history, more sex, more passion, more humor, more of everything - and all so good!  Holy hotness!  Well done ladies – you have turned me into a rabid fan - I cannot wait to see what you do next.    

Empress DJ