Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: January 27th 2015
Purchase: Amazon (Kindle)
*** Part 1 of a 3 part serial ***
Cory James has never known a life where she wasn’t running. Running from the cops, her home, her past. Running from love. The only time she’s free is when she throws on her hood and takes to the roofs to become a part of New York, to climb to a place in the city where she doesn’t feel alone.
Stealing is nothing, lying inevitable, byproducts of survival. A way for Cory to provide for herself and for her younger sister, Jill, give her the life Cory couldn’t have. For five years, Cory set up a long line of teetering dominos, one by one, choice by choice.
Meeting Van is the first domino to fall, and once they crash into each other, it’s only a matter of time before her whole world is in danger of falling apart. She can tell herself over and again that she doesn’t care, but it’s a lie. She knows it from the first time she says his name, but she can’t let him in, not when she has a job to do, a job that could rip her life apart at the seams. One that she’ll have to betray Van to finish.
He’ll follow however high she can climb, but she can only run for so long before she has to choose.
I don’t know much about parkour so I was a little hesitant to read the book. I feared I might not enjoy it because I don’t know much about what the kind of thing the characters like to do. But I said to myself there’s no harm in trying.
I am so glad to say that Staci Hart doesn’t disappoint. Hardcore delivers on its promises. Fast-paced scenes, steamy romance, compelling characters. With the erotic genre it is easy to get lost in the steamy scenes and leave the plot hanging but with Hardcore everything was just right. My biggest concern with this is that there might be too much sex and not enough of everything else but it’s nice that everything was in moderation.
There’s just one hiccup I don’t like which is the insta-love quality to it. Well, not really insta-love, it was more like insta-lust. Very strong insta-lust between Van and Cory. But I also think that with Hardcore’s genre, it’s unavoidable.
Hart sure knows how to tease the readers because the ending definitely left me hanging. The first book in this serial ended with a surprising twist and I want to know more about it in the next part of the serial. Gimme more Hardcore now!