Craving - Helen Hardt


By Helen Hardt

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 3,367 Ratings


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


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.


  • Craving

    By Flying tat
    This was such a wonderful read , I’ll follow up with the next issue.
  • Pageturner

    By Margsnyc
    This book was sexy, intriguing, and fascinating. I could not stop reading. I’m excited to continue the series. Thank you for writing books that take you to another romantic level.
  • Intriguing

    By Kjanl7
    Really enjoyed the story and the added mystery going on. I definitely want to read more and see what happens next. New author for me. Hard time putting down my book at night.
  • Save your time

    By tasaero124
    All they do is have sex, the dialogue feels totally forced and cheesy and porny half the time, the male protagonist (if you can call him that) is a walking, borderline psychotic red flag with major anger issues, the heroine (if you can call her that) is wildly attracted to this dangerous bad boy because of a couple good times in bed and she’s convinced she can be his personal therapist and “fix him.” It’s a trope we’ve seen 10,000 times. And it ends on a cliff hanger so don’t expect resolution in the final chapter
  • Craving

    By Nicklestate
    That’s it ?
  • Sexual Assualt

    By FNE in Texas
    Why would you write about sexual assault of a child in fiction? Sick!
  • Gripping!!!!

    By yvettedp
    I haven’t read a book in 20 years. Not all the way through on a couple days. This was keeping me up at night reading, waiting to see where Jade and Talon are going to end up. I’m not much paying for books but I must read the next one in this series.
  • WARNING!!! You must spend almost $100 to get the whole story

    By Theswankyamy
    ALL of these books end in a cliff hanger. If I had known the author was so greedy she left every single book on a cliff hanger so you’d have to buy the next one, I’d skip it. It would cost me over $85 to read all of these books... all of which, according to reviews, end on cliff hangers. No! Absolutely not. That is just a greedy ploy for the author to trick you into paying an exorbitant amount of money for mediocre books. Book 2 was completely pointless, you could probably read two chapters of it and skip the rest of the book. If she had wrapped up at the end of book 3, then I would have rated these books a solid 3. The books are interesting, the writing and dialogue is subpar, awkward, and juvenile, but overall I would have enjoyed it... if it had actually wrapped up at some point. The fact is, these books are just mediocre. Book 3 had a crap cliff hanger ending and I’m ticked I invested what time I did to read something I will never finish.
  • It’s was ok

    By Diamondlolz
    Dragged but good
  • Waste of time

    By Annmric8
    The title Craving threw me. I thought it was a vampire book. It’s not a vampire story. It’s a romance set on a ranch in Colorado with Jade’s best friends brother. Talon was a thirty-five year old man who spent five of those years in the Marines and yet was still socially inept. Overall: Not every book is for every reader, sometimes an author writes a book that doesn’t work for a reader...this was that book for me. I didn’t technically not DNF this book, but I did skim this book...however I didn’t read it in its entirety. Here are the reasons why: Jade was friends with Marjorie staying at her ranch after being left at the alter. Jade was waiting for her bar results before looking to get a job as a lawyer. Jade had the intelligence to pass her exam, yet her skills with men could use some work. She went from being humiliated by one man to being degraded by another. Jade’s insecurities of being compared to her supermodel mother alluded to her bad choices in men by allowing these men to degrade her. I was disappointed that no proper explanation was given as to why Colin left her at the alter other than he was was scared. What a cop out. Talon was a character that expressed himself with anger and violence. He used sex as a means of communicating his frustrations. He used his body to punish others. Jade was d!ck whipped while Talon was nipple whipped. All she spoke about was his body regardless of the the derogatory words spoken towards her. For an educated woman she was dumb. Letting one man humiliate her and another abusing her with derogatory words. This was a sexually driven story with an unemotional man and a dense woman. She was an outlet for his sexual urges. This is book 1 in a long line of books. This book ends with no answers regarding Talon’s dark past. At this point I’m going to have forget I read this book.