Book Review: Hardcore Volume 1 (Hardcore #1) by Staci Hart


Cory James has never known a life where she wasn’t running. Running from the cops, her home, her past. Running from love. The only time she’s free is when she throws on her hood and takes to the roofs to become a part of New York, to climb to a place in the city where she doesn’t feel alone. 

Stealing is nothing, lying inevitable, byproducts of survival. A way for Cory to provide for herself and for her younger sister, Jill, give her the life Cory couldn’t have. For five years, Cory set up a long line of teetering dominos, one by one, choice by choice. 

Meeting Van is the first domino to fall, and once they crash into each other, it’s only a matter of time before her whole world is in danger of falling apart. She can tell herself over and again that she doesn’t care, but it’s a lie. She knows it from the first time she says his name, but she can’t let him in, not when she has a job to do, a job that could rip her life apart at the seams. One that she’ll have to betray Van to finish.

He’ll follow however high she can climb, but she can only run for so long before she has to choose.

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Cory James is a girl always running. She steals to provide for not just herself but to help pay for her sister Jill’s school so Jill can have a better life that Cory has. Cory loves to put on a hood and take to the roof where she climbs and runs feeling free.
Cory meets Van and things start to change. Cory says she doesn’t care but its a lie. She wants him but can’t let him in at the same time. Van is willing to climb the highest building and run to the end of the earth for Cory. What will he do when she chooses?

Now she stuck doing a job that she doesn’t want to do because to do it she must betray Van in order to complete to job. What will she do? What happens when someone pushes her hand and makes it impossible to not do the job but at the same time her heart is breaking to betray the one guy she might have gotten past her barrers and might just actually get into her heart?

This was a very good start to this story and I was hooked quickly because I wanted to find out what Cory will do. She is in a horrible situation where she has to do something she doesn’t want to do and it makes her extremely upset to have to betray Van. Cory and Van have amazing chemistry and its so hot! He is chasing her and she doesn’t want to get caught until she does get caught. Its hot! She thinks its a one time thing until he comes looking for her. I can’t wait to see what happens next. This is a great beginning to the first book in the serial. Go check this one out! 

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