REVIEW: Hard Sexy Bastard

Hard: Sexy Bastard By Eve Jagger

by Eve Jagger


This is the first book in the Sexy Bastard series of standalone stories with interconnected characters. 

Promise me one more thing,’ he says. His lips almost brush my ear, the proximity a tease, like a ghost of a kiss. ‘That the next time you try to suffocate me, you’ll use your thighs instead of a pillow. It’d be a much more pleasant experience for us both. 

Ryder Cole is one sexy bastard! He’s a badass former underground boxer turned fight night commissioner and nightclub owner. In his world, respect is essential. He earned respect fighting undefeated in the ring, and has no problem gaining respect the hard way if you disrespect him in business.

Cassie McEntire has recently returned for her life in England, only to learn that her pain in the ass brother has a gambling debt of over ten-thousand dollars. In order to save her brother and her house Cassie agrees to work as Ryer’s bookkeeper...for free.

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He’s tall, whoever he is, or maybe it’s the way his blue suit jacket drapes over his wide shoulders that makes him seem big. Button-up shirt, with enough buttons undone to imply a well-toned chest.

I love this story! I love the conflict. I love the dialogue. And, I love Ryder! The dynamic between Ryder and Cassie is explosive from their first encounter. Their dialogue and sexually charged banter is entertaining and captivating. She’s got secrets and he’s got jokes, and that equals an engrossing story.

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I lean close to her. ‘I want you to go home with the guy that brought you and f#@k his brains out like a good girl,’ I say. ‘But you can think about me while you’re doing it.’

I fell in love with Ryder right away. He earned my respect the moment he turned away the woman in the too tight dress, just on principal. He is strong, he is stylish and he doesn’t play games. Even still, he doesn’t hide his soft spot. He is open and honest about the ex-girlfriend that broke his heart, and is unapologetic about his resulting dispassionate approach to women.

Hard: A Sexy Bastard Novel is author Eve Jagger’s first full length novel, and bravo. I truly recommend this book if for no other reason than it's a good story. I’m already a fan of Cash, and can’t wait to see what he gets into in the next book, Cash: A Sexy Bastard Novel.