Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1) – Nalini Singh – BOOK REVIEW
Meet the Author:
Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives in New Zealand but travels as much as possible (the travel bug bit hard from when she escaped working as a lawyer to run away and teach English in Japan). Nalini loves to write, loves to read, and thinks chocolate is a food group.
Hard Play Series
Expected publication: November 14th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
Perfectly executed sweet, light hearted and delightful.
I really enjoyed Cherish Hard. It was a wonderfully sweet, approachable and relatable novel.
For me what really stood out was Sailor Bishop. He shone like a beacon – OMG, he was sooooo amazing!!! Swoony, and just a real fantastic guy. I loved him. The way that he treated Ísa was wonderful.
Even so they met for such a short time years ago at a college party, the moment was imprinted on him. Sailor couldn’t forget her, the red head that ran away from him. Now years later, he promised himself she would not run away again and that he would go to any length to ensure it.
Sailor was surprisingly possessive, not too overwhelming, just the right amount to call her his more often than not. I think my heart swooned every single time he called her HIS. Sailor’s dedication towards his goals, family and now Ísa was admirable and something I personally love in a man.
The story on its own was very well plotted. I enjoyed the execution of the arc, but especially the resolving of the biggest looming arc. I was sooooo proud of them. That particular storyline could have easily turned cliche. Both characters were incredibly mature in dealing with the situation. It was a pleasure to see their trust in each other, and going after what they wanted the most.
This book was a wonderful respite. Sweet, light-hearted and heart-warming. Everything I needed in a book.
So if you like something delightfully charming, enchanting and a book that made me happy, don’t hesitate in picking up this book. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.