Book Review – Hard To Love You by Megan Smith

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Book Review - Hard To Love You by Megan Smith

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review – Hard To Love You by Megan Smith Title: Hard To Love You
Author: Megan Smith
Series: The Love Series, #3
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: November 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance
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Related Books In Series: Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You

Related Books: Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Finding Us

What do you do when the one you’ve always wanted becomes too Hard to Love?

Hailey Taylor's heart has always belonged to Mason Cahill, but one secret has changed everything.

Things on the baseball field come easy for Mason Cahill. Why can’t the rest of his life be simple? Mason's finally admitted he wants the one girl he can be himself around, but one secret destroyed that.

Their love isn't sweet and simple. It's hot, loud, and messy. But now, when he's finally all in, she’s folded. Sparks fly. Tempers flare. Hearts shatter. One thing is certain… everything has changed.

Who will be too Hard to Love?

Mature New Adult Novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up

This is still one of my all time favorite series. I have been so excited to get into Mason and Hailey’s story. Megan did not disappoint. I love this gang so much that I wish every time I read that they were real. I want to get in my car and drive the hour just so maybe I can be a part of them in real life. I know thats insane but I get invested in the books I love…sue me…lol. You meet Mason and Hailey is book 1 & 2 of the Love Series.

Mason is Kenzie’s brother. The baseball star. The flirt. The fiercely over protective but absolutely loyal member of a thick as thieves group of family and friends. Mason has been in love with Hailey for as long as he can remember.

Hailey is Kenzie’s best friend. She is broken but tries so hard to be tough. She is also fiercely protective of the group of friends she considers her family. Mason has been the love of her life for as long as she can remember.

These two…god how I love them. I have loved them since book one. They love so hard it hurts. The hate even harder. There is no in between with them. At the end of Easy To Love You…Mason and Hailey had decided to give their relationship a real shot. They truly love each other  but both have serious issues to work through before their relationship could really work. Mason needs to learn that it is ok to put yourself first. That his family is old enough to take care of themselves and deal with their own messes. Hailey, my beautiful broken soul, needs to learn to stand on her own. Her real family has done a number on her, giving her serious trust issues. She needs to come terms with that before she can move on with anyone.

I start turning her around, never giving her enough space to push away from me, afraid I’d lose our connection. “You’re the one for me, Hailey. I’m letting you go for now but know you will always be the one for me. You can hate me all you want.” I kiss her forehead. “You’re my mirror; you make me see things that no one else can, not even Coop. You challenge me, you tear me down, and you build me back up. Somewhere along the way you lost your mirror, me. When you’re ready to see it again you know where to find me.”

Sigh…beautiful. Will Mason and Hailey make it in the long run? You have to read and find out but its wonderful, emotional ride the whole way through. You will not be disappointed.

On a side note, Hard to Love You is part of series but this one can be read as a standalone. But I really do suggest you read book 1 and 2 first to truly appreciate the beauty of this story. For you Hunter **swoon** and Kenzie fans like myself, YOU NEED TO READ THIS…hehe. Megan is effin’ awesome and gives you very,very special scenes with them. I cried like a baby…so pretty.


“He’s not seeing anyone and he hasn’t done for a long time. Mason could never, ever hate you. He has been working on his house when he isn’t on the road. He’s waiting for you Hailey.”

Tears burn my eyes. I swallow hard.

“He loves you, Hailey. I think he loves you more now than he did before.”

“You’re damn right I do.” Startled at the voice, I jump and spin around.

The room grows quiet; you could hear a pin drop. The bag in my hand feels like a ticking time bomb. Mason takes a step closer to me and without apology plants his lips on mine. My heart stops completely, I stop breathing. Mason cups my face with his hands and tears fall from my closed eyes. I grip his shirt with one of my hands and hold on for dear life. I don’t ever want to be apart from this man again.

Mason places another kiss on my lips, more gently this time, and wipes the tears away with his thumbs. “I love you Hailey, don’t ever doubt that. You’ve always held a special place in my heart and always will.”

Sniffles echo in the bathroom and they aren’t from me. I giggle; I forgot MacKenzie was in the room with us. “I’m sorry.” She cries. MacKenzie stands up and hugs both Mason and me. “I love you two, now please get your shit together. I want my best friend back.” Mason places a kiss on my forehead. “And I need an answer to a question.” MacKenzie looks at me.

♥︎For My Hunter and CC Fans♥︎

“Hunter, I give you this ring, as a symbol of my love, and my choice to share my life and dreams with you. I give you this ring, with the pledge to love you, today, tomorrow, and always.”

A few more minutes and my best friend will finally be my wife. If he doesn’t hurry the hell up I’m going to say screw it and just kiss her. I can’t wait any longer. It’s been almost twenty-four hours since I had her lips on mine.

“MacKenzie and Hunter, you have committed yourselves to each other in marriage. Having pledged your faith and love to one another in the presence of God and these witnesses, by the exchange of your wedding vows and the giving and receiving of the rings.” Alright Dylan, enough, I want to kiss my wife. “It is with great joy and happiness, and by the power vested in me, that I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss your bride.”

I pull CC into my embrace; she slips her hands up my chest and places both her tiny hands on either side of my cheeks. I say, “I love you, wife.” While at the same time she says, “I love you, husband.”

I place a soft, gentle kiss on her lips. We never talked about our kiss so I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it. CC takes the lead, needing more; she licks the seam of my lips. We deepen the kiss and get lost in the moment, memorizing every single detail about our amazing day so far. It feels like our kiss is short but probably isn’t by the way all three of her brothers clear their throats.

We break apart and CC says, “I guess some things will never change.”

We both laugh. “Sucks they can’t do a damn thing about it now, wife.”

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About Megan Smith

USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm – and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith’s The Love Series introduces readers to MacKenzie Cahill – a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic love.
Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the Cahill’s world. Fans of The Love Series – Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You – are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith’s emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Let Me Love You – continuations of The Love Series, Finding Us (Finding Series) and a few top secret projects.