Series: Hard Play #1
Published by Self-Published, Tantor Audio on November 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Borrowed, Library
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that’ll leave you smiling…
Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future – to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent… and kisses like pure sin.
Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.
And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.
As Ísa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose – play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn’t destroy her heart.
Romance isn’t dead! Sailor Bishop certainly proves that in this all-new contemporary romance series by Nalini Singh. Oh, how I wish more men like Sailor existed in the world. This guy is completely swoon-worthy and the romantic part of him is just one among many that I loved about this guy.
Most 23 years olds could barely figure out what they want in life but not Sailor. He had his eyes set on building his very own landscaping business independently from the ground up. It was as if nothing could deter him that is up until he caught glimpse of his spitfire – Isa Rain.
Isa Rain was just as driven as Sailor. She too had her life planned out and a man younger than she wasn’t any part of it. This wasn’t the only thing that was getting in the way of her plans -the family business, particularly her mother wanted so much more of her.
In Cherish Hard, we witness such an unlikely couple pursuing their dreams and aspirations and while at first, they were doing this on their own eventually they become an infallible team. What I loved most about this book was how important family was to both of them.
Ok so, I do have to admit that I was reluctant about the accents in audio. I didn’t know what to think but as the story evolved I realized that listening to Justine O Keef switching back and forth between them was another thing that made this book unique. I admire her sticking with it and can not wait to hear more books narrations by her.
Overall, I thought Cherish Hard was a fantastic book. Nalini Singh is truly something else… it doesn’t matter if she’s writing urban fantasy, paranormal or contemporary romance you are bound to fall in love with the characters and their stories.