The Skulls, 12
Ten years ago Hardy made a mistake, and it nearly cost him Rose. Instead of facing the harsh reality of what he did, Hardy pretended it didn’t happen at all. Now, Rose has left him once again, but this time she’s not coming back. He can’t live without her. She is his reason for living, and with her being pregnant, he has to find a way of winning her back.
For too long Rose has made all the changes in her marriage. She’s done with fearing what might happen with Hardy. The baby growing inside her is all she needs. What Rose didn’t plan on was for Hardy to completely change, becoming the man she always wanted in her life.
Can their marriage heal from old wounds? Can Hardy prove to Rose that she has nothing to fear? Will she stick around to see how good it could actually be for them? How far will Hardy go to win the woman who owns his heart?
“Not tonight, not yet. When I fuck you, Rose, you’re going to have my ring back on your finger, and you’re going to let me back in here.” He pressed his hand over her heart. “I’m not going to accept anything less.” Hardy leaned in close so his nose was against her throat. “It doesn’t mean I can’t play, and give you what you need.”
“I need you, Hardy.”
He caressed down her body going to the front of her ratty old shirt. The shirt went to mid-thigh. She couldn’t look away from him as he teased his fingers slid up the inside of her left thigh. Gasping, Rose would have fallen if it hadn’t been for Hardy’s hands holding her up. He cupped her pussy, slipping his fingers beneath the fabric of her panties, sliding over her slit, up to her clit. Hardy circled the bud then slid down to her cunt.
“You’re wet for me, baby. Tell me what you want me to do.”
“I want you, Hardy. I want you pushing me against the bed and fucking me so hard that I’m screaming for it.”
“I want to suck your cock until you’re hard for me, then I want to push you to the bed, and climb on top. I know you love it when I ride you.”
“Fuck, baby, you know how to get a man hot for you.” He sucked on her neck, and she moaned as his tongue flicked across her pulse. She was hyper aware, and no one could stop or tame her need in that moment.
Hardy went from fucking her with his fingers to stroking over her clit. Each touch heightened her arousal a little more. It had been too long since he’d touched her. Before she was pregnant they’d been using each other.
Wrong. You’d been using him.
You selfish bitch.
You need to stop.
She cut off all thought and focused on Hardy’s touch.
“When you’re ready for me, Rose, I’m going to fuck you so damn hard you’re not going to remember your fucking name.”
“Yes,” she said, begging him for more.
He flicked her clit, pinching, and caressing.
She couldn’t hold off her orgasm anymore, and she came, screaming his name.
Hardy held her throughout giving her the comfort, and the support that only he could.
This is your man. The love of your life.
He picked her up in his arms, carrying her to her bed. Hardy settled her inside, cupping her cheek.
“You can stay,” she said.
“Not until you’re ready for me. I told you, Rose, I’m not going to take your for granted. I’m going to earn my place in your life, and in your heart.”
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Posted by Shannon on 18th Jan 2016
They married way too young and made plenty of mistakes along the way. They both love each other, but is it too late to heal from the wounds that run deep? Or will they be able to prove their love and commitment for a lifetime?
Ten years ago, Hardy made the biggest mistake of his life and it almost cost him his wife. Instead of owning up to it, he pushed it aside and pretended like it didn’t happen. Now Rose has left him again and this time she wants a divorce. Rose is his whole world and loving her is just like breathing. Now that they have a baby on the way, Hardy is willing to change to prove his love.
Rose is tired of always being the one to bend to Hardy’s will. Ever since he swept her off of her feet, she has been the one to handle the responsibilities while Hardy was off doing club business. It’s time for Rose to do what’s best for her. What she didn’t count on was Hardy’s desire to become the man she has always wanted in her life.
Once again, the wildly popular and talented author Sam Crescent gives reader a wild ride — an emotional roller coaster full of twists, turns and plenty of tumbles to leave the reader feeling like they are holding on for dear life. Ms. Crescent gives a realistic and often harsh portrayal of Hardy and Rose, leading the reader through their relationship coupled with Hardy’s commitment to Rose really seems to hasten the emotional involvement of the reader. Ms. Crescent has the touch for creating strong heroines, sexy alpha heroes, and plenty of action and passion to ignite the pages.
I have to admit, like I am sure a lot of readers who have read this series, I had my doubts about Hardy and Rose’s story but I thought if any author out there could pull it off it would be Ms. Crescent. I was all set to hate Hardy, with thoughts of maiming him for life running though my head after what he has put Rose through over the years. Yet time and time again, Ms. Crescent expresses to the reader that a relationship takes two and some blame lies on Rose’s shoulders as well. Using years of her diary entries as a way for Hardy to reach into the very heart and soul of Rose in order to be the man she needs and has always wanted is pure genius. Scene after scene, watching Hardy and Rose fall in love all over again as they learn to believe in their love and the commitment to it will have the reader shedding a tear or two.
Fans of this series have come to expect the danger as the Skulls battle their enemies to protect what is theirs. In Hardy, the focus is more on Hardy and Rose’s relationship as well as the members of the Skulls and their families, portraying the MC as a family not of blood but of friendship. Like always, the author tempts and teases the reader with new characters to come and it sure sounds like things aren’t going to be so quiet for the Skulls.
Posted by Debra Taylor on 3rd Sep 2015
Oh Yes, I loved it! It is a testament to Sam Crescent's talented writing that she could make me like someone who cheated, so it means something when I say how much I enjoyed every page.
Anyone who has read the Skulls will be familiar with Hardy and Rose and their wild times. We learned in an earlier book about Hardy's cheating, Rose's heartache, and the tragedy that came out of the situation. I was curious about what kind of pain they carried and how it got them to the point of no return and most especially if Hardy could be redeemed. As this latest story opens they are in the process of divorcing when they find out that Rose is pregnant and Hardy is determined to keep his woman. Now to be quite honest I wasn't sure if I could get past his cheating to give him a chance. I stuck with it out because clearly he loved Rose. I wondered what it was that made him do it, and most importantly, could the writer pull it off for me. The answer was yes, and she did an amazingly vivid job of it too.
Hardy and Rose had a rough journey together, so their story was emotionally raw at times. They both made mistakes and each one ended up with their own set of regrets because they simply did not fight for what they wanted. So much wasted time and so much delicious heartache. In the end they both did a lot of changing together, and Hardy worked extra hard to be the man that Rose deserved. What a fabulous read this book was for me!
I was surprised at how well-crafted and perfectly layered this book was in the end. The Skulls is a complicated series and this book had the most intricate plot yet. It had snippets from my old favorites and even an intriguing and in-depth peek into Gash and what may be in store for his character. I can't wait for his book because I know it's going to be something special. I have only good things to say about this book. I loved it!
Posted by Ive on 18th Aug 2015
It's a book about a man who finally decided to became a perfect man for his woman! It was sweet story :)
Can't wait for Gash's book! That epilogue intrigued me.
Posted by Rachel Tigani on 18th Aug 2015
Love the Skulls! Nice to see Hardy and Rose getting it together. I want more Skulls!!
Posted by CYNDIE MELLO on 18th Aug 2015
Great reading love the skulls
Posted by Donna Briody Buccella on 18th Aug 2015
Finally. ...yes Hardy was an as@, he screwed up, but for Rose to hold it over his head for 10 years was selfish if you ask me. I don't condone what he did, but she needed to stand up and either say we're done and move on or forgive him. I love Hardy, and he turned into a real man, an honorable man, vowing to be the man that Rose deserved. He proved over and over how much he loved and adored her, and for that, I'm glad he got back what he lost and more....
This was fantastic
This series is fantastic
Posted by Maddie Bookaholic on 18th Aug 2015
Hardy and Rose I liked them and always felt they had a open relationship as Rose was always around the club and stuff then they split and it was that hardy cheated 10 yrs ago and she couldn't let it go for that long I felt she lead him on a bit as she didn't leave straight away she changed what she was like and continued to be with him.
Then she left 10 yrs later and he showed aside of him that was really lovely and I was disappointed in Rose I know they was young but having this grudge for 10yrs that was not good for them and I just wanted to shake her.
I love we got bits from the other characters ( Not giving anything away) and now I'm looking forward to the next book.
It's always a pleasure to have the skulls and chaos bleeds together. :D
Another Outstanding read and highly recommend.
Posted by Karen on 13th Aug 2015
I am very happy with the ending of Rose and Hardy. It shows that a person can change for the one they love, and Hardy proved to be a man full a regrets and knew when he did the wrong thing and knew it was on him to finally be the one to make the change. It also allowed us to look deeply into Rose and it made you love her even more.
Posted by avid reader on 12th Aug 2015
Hardy and Rose getting back together was well worth the wait. His willingness to change for her was beautiful. The whole story was beautiful. Sam Crescent never disappoints. And I am looking forward to more of her work.
Posted by Angeluscris on 12th Aug 2015
I was cautious at the beginning with that one...but in the end, I love Hardy, and I love him because of the strength of Rose.
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