"Too much of the fiction aimed at teens is trite and unimaginative or melodramatic. Hard Love is none of these. Instead, Ellen Wittlinger treats us to a story of unrequited love in which the characters are three-dimensional." --
"Hard to Love" is a song recorded by American artist . It was released in May 14, 2012 as the second single from Brice's album . The song was written by , John Ozier and Ben Glover. It involves the singer asking his lover why she puts up with him despite his misgivings at romance.
"Every so often you'll come across a YA novel that will make you glad you get to review this genre....HARD LOVE is that kind of book." --Jordan Baker,
The song received positive reviews from critics who praised Brice's performance of someone else's lyrics. "Hard to Love" gave Brice his second number-one country hit on the chart. It also peaked at numbers 4 and 27 on the and charts respectively. It received minor chart success in Canada, peaking at number 51 on the . The song was certified by both the (RIAA) and for selling over an amount of units from their respective countries.