New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Hard Play series with a sweet, sexy romance featuring big, fat, OTT weddings, a meddling grandma, and a too-serious hero who needs to be unbuttoned…
Nayna Sharma agreed to an arranged marriage in the hope it would heal the fractures in her beloved family… only to realize too late that a traditional marriage is her personal nightmare. Panicked, she throws caution to the winds, puts on the tiniest dress she can find, and ends up in the arms of a tall, rough-edged hunk of a man who has abs of steel—and who she manages to mortally insult between one kiss and the next.
Abandoned as a child, then adopted into a loving family, Raj Sen believes in tradition, in continuity. Some might call him stiff and old-fashioned, but he knows what he wants—and it’s a life defined by rules… yet he can’t stop thinking about the infuriating and sexy woman who kissed him in the moonlight then disappeared. When his parents spring an introduction on him, the last woman he expects is her. Beautiful. Maddening. A rulebreaker in the making.
He’s all wrong for her. She’s all wrong for him. And love is about to make rebels of them both.
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Hard Play #2
Review copy provided by publisher
Nalini Singh has been an auto-buy author since I read the very first Guild Hunter book many years ago. Her books pull me in from the very first page and I don't want to put them down until I've read the entire book. Rebel Hard was absolutely another winner from Ms. Singh.
I pretty much fell in love with Raj the moment he appeared on the page. Once I found out his family history, it just cemented my love for him. Nayna Sharma was equally as lovable in my eyes. I loved that while neither one of them really wanted to have an arranged marriage happen for them, they both stepped up to allow their parents to try to make one work, both due to different types of family obligations. Raj, being the older brother still being unmarried and Nayna being the younger daughter still unmarried after her older sister's disastrous first marriage. The fact they had actually met at a party before their parents introduced them absolutely had me laughing out loud.
While there was pretty much an instant attraction between Nayna and Raj, I loved they really did take their relationship pretty slowly overall. More love for Raj for seeing Nayna for who she really was and not pushing her into something that would cage her in, no matter how much pressure they received from both sets of parents. Nayna almost broke my heart giving up so many of her own dreams to try and be the perfect daughter for her parents. I was so glad that Raj actually saw all she was giving up for her family and had no issues backing her on each new idea and adventure she had in mind.
Rebel Hard was such a fun story to read. I laughed so much as I read this story and had all the happy sighs as well. This book was like crack from the moment I picked it up and I couldn't put it down. I literally read every single possible minute I had available until I finished Rebel Hard and then I wanted to re-read it all over again. I loved it so much; I can't wait to buy the audiobook so I can listen to it as soon as it is released. Fans of Nalini Singh will adore this book and while it is the second book in the Hard Play series, I believe readers could pick it up with no issues and read it first.
Rating: 4.5 Stars (B+)