From Goodreads: In this all-new novel from the author of Unbound, a woman with a rocky past finds romance in the last place she’d ever expect...
Annie Goodhouse doesn’t need to be warned about bad boys; good sense and an abusive ex have given her plenty of reasons to play it safe. But when she steps into her new role as outreach librarian for Cousins Correctional Facility, no amount of good sense can keep her mind—or eyes—off inmate Eric Collier.
Eric doesn’t claim to be innocent of the crime that landed him in prison. In fact, he’d do it again if that’s what it took to keep his family safe. Loyalty and force are what he knows. But meeting Annie makes him want to know more.
When Eric begins courting Annie through letters, they embark on a reckless, secret romance—a forbidden fantasy that neither imagines could ever be real…until early parole for Eric changes everything, and forces them both to face a past they can’t forget, and a desire they can’t deny.
I really enjoyed Hard Time! I was in the mood for an adult romance (with some sexy times!) so this proved perfect.
I really liked the characters and how they met - it was something a bit different for me. Annie is really sweet and I found her very easy to relate to - I liked that she is a librarian! And Eric is awesome. Yes their relationship is a bit insta-love - in a roll my eyes but secretly love it kind of way- so that's not a bad thing. And really liked those letters! I REALLY liked those letters! Usually I find there a thin line between a book being a great romance with some of those sexy times I was talking about or simple erotic fiction and I found Cara Mckenna did a great job of balancing it all - giving me just the right amount of each.
As I said, I really liked Eric and I enjoyed having his story unfold - the way you know he did something that he was in prison for - that he admits he deserved to go to prison for - but the reason behind it? Kind of made me like him even more... Plus him and Annie have seriously good chemistry!
I can't wait to read more of Mckenna's books - I've already bought myself a copy of Unbound!
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