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Book Review-Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh

by | Nov 10, 2017 | Book Reviews | 4 comments

Book Review-Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh

I received this book for free from Tka Distribution in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review-Cherish Hard by Nalini SinghCherish Hard by Nalini Singh
Also in this series: Love Hard
Series: Hard Play #1
Published by TKA Distribution on November 14 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Pages: 372
Format: eARC
Source: Tka Distribution
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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.

Cherish Hard is the first book in the latest contemporary series that is a off shoot of Rock Hard from the Rock Kiss series. Cherish Hard features Sailor Bishop, who is the brother of our hero Gabriel. So I adored Rock Hard like honestly, one of my favorite contemporary’s that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. would be Gabriel’s book which we are first introduced to this family of brothers and loving supportive parents. So to get more into Sailor was simply what I looked forward to the most in this book.

I will say first off, that it wasn’t as impacting as Rock Hard was for me however, it was pretty impressive and Sailor is HOT and one of the best book boyfriends I have ever made in romance reading. There was just something raw and vibrant about his character. I love what a good person Sailor is, like really, he has such a great heart, he is hard working, has dreams, and knows the woman that he wants to marry and  how devoted he is to his dreams and family.

Our heroine didn’t have the blessing of a tradional loving family. Her parents were more devoted to their career’s than their daughter. Isa refuses to have a family the way her parents have been contented with. Isa is protective of her younger siblings and dedicates her life to making sure they never feel unwanted or unloved. Her mother is trying to push Isa into following into her footsteps because Isa is intelligent and very cunning when it comes to business but Isa has other dreams. She wants to write poetry and she wants to teach children and to have a family.

Our story sets off with a college party. Sailor is appeasing to his folks about going out to a party, not that he really wants to. But then he spies a young woman he would do anything to have, she is beauty and class and he is drawn to her in a way he has never felt before.

Sexiest woman I’ve ever met. Heartbreaker curves and skin like moonlight.

But then she is dumped by her boyfriend cruelly and then diappears. Now its been a few years later, and Isa is teaching her class. After class is done, she spies sex on a stick working on the grounds outside and this introvert lady, that doesn’t do anything rash, goes out to talk to him and before she knows it kisses him. And thus begins a weird start off to a sexy relationship between Sailor and Isa. Isa isn’t sure how she feels about Sailor especially when she learns that he witnessed her greatest humiliation in college and he is younger than her. So Isa does struggle with a inner struggle, but she is highly attracted to Sailor and she knows that he is a loyal man that she is falling hard for. But the real conflict of the story deals with Sailor and his dreams. He has to make a choice that may make him lose Isa if he chooses to work more than being with his family to build his dreams.

I say we don’t run, we don’t hide. We try. I’m no poet, Isa. I can’t give you fancy words. But I know what we have is special. It’s worth a fight.

This romance was sexy and heart felt and gives the reader ALL THE FEELS, I mean honestly these two can make you cry and make you laugh and everything in between. Cherish Hard is a stunning and a sexy page turner that makes you fell all good inside.


About Nalini Singh

I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.


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  1. Lily B

    jeez this book is swoon worthy, now I want to meet Sailor… I did promise myself to read another book from her soon

  2. The Book Disciple

    I read one book in the Rock Hard series (can’t remember which one) but I liked it! And I LOVE her PNR books so I am really interested in this new series!

  3. Geybie's Book Blog

    Awesome review, as usual, my friend. Hmm, sounds like a insta-love. It’s kinda of a hit or miss for me. I’ve heard great things about this author though. Need to check out her Rock Hard. 😁❤️

  4. Quinn's Book Nook

    I cannot wait to read this! I loved Rock Hard so much, and I have gone back to it over and over. So glad to hear you liked this one!


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