Book 1, Hard Play
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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.
Amazing New Series!
I have not read a Nalini Singh book before but after this one, I will be! Sail and Isa's story is just everything! There were some times where the story was a little slow but I loved it overall.
Sailor aka Sail has always been captivated by the red-haired goddess he saw at a party years ago. She's always in the back of his mind. So it's a pleasant surprise when she's working at the same place he is.
Isa is so used to doing what's expected of her and being the mother figure for her siblings that when she sees the hotness of Sail, Devil Isa takes over. Although Devil Isa should just be named Isa who does things for herself.
I can't wait to read more of the Bishops stories!!
So Fun, Sweet & Sexy!!
Oh, how I Love Nalini Singh’s style, she always pulls me in, and CHERISH HARD was another fantastic read. I loved everything about it, from the fantastic, interesting characters and their interactions, that were full of light, fun, sweetness and a sizzling chemistry, that is so real it jumped off the page right at me. There were so many fantastic moments between them I couldn’t get enough and never wanted this story to end.
O.M.G. Absolutely fell in love with Sailor Bishop, his sexy sweetness and tenderness melted my heart. Loved, how from the very first scene of them connecting you could tell he was such a genuinely, great guy. So sweet, selfless and sexy. It was simply wonderful how he was there for Isa. The way that he takes care of her, understands her, and gives so much to Isa, he is Sooo! Swoon-Worthy!!
There is definitely more to Isa than meets the eye and I loved her story. She is such a survivor, so giving and caring to everyone around her. But strong, intelligent and independent with a fine business mind. But all she wants and needs, is to find a man, that will love and cherish her, putting her and their family first, always. Is that to much to ask for? Will she find it?
I totally enjoyed the build as everything played out. I adored the fact that it was written in dual POV and I really got to know both of them and feel what they were feeling. These main characters bring out all the feels and I fell in love alongside them. A passionate, lyrical romance that makes your heart soar and that takes your breath away. It really has it all. Grab your copy today and be prepared to fall in love!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Witty banter, beautifully romantic
Cherish Hard might be my new favorite Nalini Singh book. It had me smiling from start to finish!
Even as serious as Ísa is, always focused on providing love and stability for her younger siblings, she can’t fight the pull of her more mischievous side (Devil Ísa).
“No, Ísa,” she ordered herself. “No playing this game. He’s too young, and you have a plan.” To find a man who was ready to settle down and create the kind of family foundation she’d always lacked.” ...
“She could almost taste it, she wanted that dream so much.”
Sailor was drawn to Ísa when he first saw her years ago and he is determined not to allow her to again be the one that got away. Sailor’s efforts to charm and woo Ísa had me swooning all over the place!!!
“Are you saying I set you up by taking off my shirt? That you were rendered helpless by my manly physique? If so…” A slow smile. “I’ll take it.”
From the cute chapter titles to the adorably witty banter, I fell in love with this book and this couple. I read this book as slow as I possibly could, rereading passages and just enjoying every moment of this feel good and beautifully romantic story!
“Something steely hot poked her stomach. “Is that your phone?” she asked, pressing closer instead of jerking away. “I hope it’s in a waterproof case.”