Harder by Robin York
My rating: 4/5
Series: Caroline & West #2
DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
In Robin York’s provocative new novel, two young ex-lovers find themselves together again in the shadow of tragedy—and an intense, undeniable attraction.
Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she’s back to reality: West is gone. And before he left, he broke her heart.
Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family—a family that’s already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she’s on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs.
They’re together again, but things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn’t fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still.
They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn’t be harder. (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
Harder is the continuation of a hard fought romance between West and Caroline. I absolutely loved Deeper and know Hared would not disappoint, and it didn’t. Robin York wrote characters that you really feel heartbroken for in this series, so much so it’s hurts in your chest.
This was not a breezy love story. It was much heavier and painful than Deeper, but no less awesome. West really went through some bad stuff here and Caro didn’t give up on him.
I think the writing was great, the use of dialogue spot on and the story flowed like a river. Great job to the author, I look forward to reading more from Robin York in the future, for sure.