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What-To-Read Wednesday: Hard Time

Happy Wednesday! This week’s what-to-read may not require introduction — have you bought it already? What are you waiting for? — but just in case, here’s the blurb —


Hard TimeIn 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.


That’s right! It’s Cara McKenna’s convict-meets-lady-librarian book, out at last! It’s so good, guys. Because Cara wrote it. And the hero is a convict. And I really don’t think it requires more words from me than that, but here I am reading from one of my favorite parts early on, where the heroine is at the prison teaching her literacy class and the hero asks her to help him write a letter. Gnughf.



Hard Time by Cara McKenna | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

8 thoughts on “What-To-Read Wednesday: Hard Time

  1. I love Cara Mckenna and her books, so I’ve got this as soon as it came out and read it. It is a wonderful book, I enjoyed it greatly, but I feel it ended too abruptly. Never the less, Cara McKenna is an autobuy for me, just like you, Ruthie <3

  2. I’ve had it on my list for ages it seems, was so happy to get it yesterday! I love everything Cara writes – I also bought her The Best Laid Plans novella, part of the Cosmo Red Hot Reads HQN which was released yesterday too 🙂

  3. Finished it yesterday and gave it a five star review! I loved it. I also read Her Best Laid Plans, and it was great too. My new go to author!!

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