A HARD MAN TO LOVE by Delaney Diamond
A Hard Man to Love by Delaney Diamond
Hawthorne Family, Book 2
Reviewed by Nikita Steele
From the start, Eva Jacob enters a torrid affair with Derrick Hoffman with her eyes wide open. It is strictly a sex affair. So, why after many months did she have to go and fall in love with him? And to make matters even more complex, after Eva ends things with Derrick because she knows that he will never share her feelings, she discovers that she is pregnant with his child.
Derrick Hoffman is a ‘No-Strings-Attached’ type of guy. Continuous childhood family rejection issues have manifested themselves into his adult life to where he shows no emotions for fear it is a sign of weakness. That is until he learns that Eva Jacobs is having his baby. Yet, instead of admitting to his true feelings, Derrick bulldozes Eva into agreeing to what appears to be a loveless marriage.
A Hard Man to Love is a spectacular read! Just as Eva, I have a love/hate relationship with Derrick. One minute I despise him to no end because of his coldhearted actions and then, in the very next, I feel sorry for him because of his heartfelt emotional pain. I commend Eva for not allowing Derrick to walk all over her. But, when you think about it, it takes a special kind of woman of strength and determination to forever hold Derrick’s heart. It was a joy to see how Eva masterfully cracks Derrick’s protective shell forcing him to receive love, not only by her, but from his family as well. The passion showcased between Eva and Derrick is spicy hot and very naughty. Whew! I loved everything about this novel and I am excited to bestow Delaney Diamond’s A Hard Man to Love as a Joyfully Reviewed Recommend Read!
Note: A Hard Man to Love is book two in the Hawthorne series and can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.