Craving - Helen Hardt

Craving

By Helen Hardt

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 510 Ratings

Description

Editorial Reviews

"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel."
- Booktopia

"Hardt delivers a brand-new series with rugged cowboys and scintillating sex. Talon and Jade’s instant chemistry heats up the pages..."
-RT Book Reviews

"This book is so raw and addictive! Hands down my new favorite series this year."
-Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"Ms. Hardt weaves magic with her keyboard and what remains is a beautifully written first installment about two people who are broken but not destroyed... How Hardt weaves the past with the present, while keeping the reader guessing about the secrets the brothers barricade from others, is flawless."
-Heroes & Heartbreakers

"This one totally ignited a flame inside me and tore me to SHREDS....buried secrets and harsh realities that test this couple will leave readers gripping the edge of their books and hoping and praying for a miracle... "
-Pretty Little Books

"Talon has hit my top five list... up there next to Jamie Fraser and Gideon Cross."
-Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author

"CRAVING is the jaw-dropping book, you NEED to read!"
-New York Time Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones

"Talon is a sexy, intriguing leading man and Jade, our lady left at the altar is a sweet and relatable girl you just want to hug. Together they build a steaming hot relationship you really root for from the first chapter!"
-CD Reiss New York Times Bestselling Author

Synopsis

After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.

Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.

Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.

Reviews

  • Very slow...

    2
    By *Kierra*
    I'm not crazy about the language in this book. I almost can't enjoy it for mentally bleeping out certain words. Also, I feel like the plot is very SLOW to develop. You read the first, and pretty much all of the second before you figure out what's going on. I feel like the whole book you read and read and read....and you never figure figure what's going on? Good love story that holds your attention but the only thing. Not one of my favorites.
  • Craving 👍😍👍

    5
    By 👍❤️😃👍❤️
    Great character development & mysterious, suspenseful storyline. Too bad it ends in a cliffhanger. Would love to continue this series but this authors' books are just too expensive for me. Sorry it's just not worth the big investment to keep reading these books. 😱🤑😟
  • Addicting to read

    4
    By Jdivine37
    Such a great series! Ive spent about two weeks and I'm on the fourth book. The books are fairly short, which is why it's quit to read, but addicting nonetheless! I do wish some of the books could be combined instead of turning it into a whole new book as it becomes costly in the long run....
  • Absolutely Awful

    1
    By FairyTalesAnon
    Whomever compared this book to 50 Shades has obviously never read that series. This is poorly written, boring, and predictable. I didn't even finish the book. A complete waste of $5.
  • Craving

    5
    By Shelle Belle KY
    This book and the whole series is a very good read! Your missing out if you pass these bye. I love the mystery, suspense, Romance, and the xxx, these books are for mature audience!
  • Amazing read!!

    5
    By Naughty nurse ❤️
    I absolutely love this book it's totally addicting I couldn't put it down, there are many layers of sadness, happiness, love and lots of sex!
  • Obsessed

    5
    By Napiermommy
    I am obsessed with this series. I read all four books in a week. I didn't hardly want to put the book down. It's a great read!!
  • Craving

    5
    By Cams C
    Omg this book is amazing
  • Love it!

    5
    By Alguera10
    Such an interesting story, I really could not put the book down!
  • Cliffhanger

    4
    By gbrieger3
    I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books. CRAVING is a dark, emotional story. Jade, an attorney decides to pack up and start her life over again in Colorado. Her best friend's family has a ranch there and she will stay with them until she finds a job. Jade finds herself drawn to Talon, her friends older brother, even though he confuses her. He is ruggedly good looking but he is not easy to get along with. Jade finds it impossible to resist Talon’s advances. When he kisses her she melts, but then, he walks away and pretends it never happened. Jade doesn't understand Talon’s actions or why she keeps letting him hurt her and push her away. Something about Jade calls to Talon but he keeps fighting his feelings for her. Talon continually argues with himself knowing he should stay away from Jade, but he can't seem to resist her. Talon has gone through some horrific events in his life that have left him emotionally scarred and he refuses to seek the help he needs. Talon and Jade have explosive chemistry but they never discuss their feelings. Talon finds it impossible to talk to anyone and keeps everything locked up inside. He is a mess but somehow Jade sees the good in him and is patient and understanding. Talon and Jade crave each other even though they fight against their feeling. They just can't seem to resist each other. They have a sizzling chemistry and a highly passionate affair, although they know it will not lead anywhere. Jade brings out something in Talon he has never felt before and even though it scares him, he keeps coming back for more. Talon knows she is too good for him, he knows he should leave her alone but he can't. Something happened years ago that changed him forever and he will never be whole again. Talon knows Jade deserves someone who will love her and he knows it is not him. I feel sorry for Talon; he is a mess. He has flashbacks from his childhood throughout the story and we slowly learn his secrets. This is a passionate, intense story with flawed yet likeable characters. It is the first book in the Steel Brothers Saga and ends in a cliffhanger.