Monday, November 13, 2017


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.

Release Date: November 14, 2017
TKA Distribution
Contemporary Romance
Hard Play #1
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Cherish Hard was another wonderful story from Nalini Singh. Ms. Singh became an autobuy author for me from the moment I read my very first book in Guild Hunter series. I found I've fallen in love with her contemporary romances every bit as much as I love her paranormal romances.

I adored both Sailor and Ísa from the moment we met them both. I loved that Ísa rebounds and becomes so much stronger after she is treated so badly by an ex-boyfriend. I also loved that Sailor wanted to beat up the jerk from the moment he was so very terrible to Isa. I thought it was so sweet that Sailor recognized Ísa as soon as he saw her again.

Ísa is such a special characters. She is way stronger than the sees herself and is truly the glue that holds her family together. I loved she became even stronger once Sailor was in her life and thought his influence only made her fight for what she wanted for herself and her siblings even more.

The chemistry between Ísa and Sailor was pretty strong from the moment she approached Sailor at her school. I loved the fact that she made the first move, even if it was because she didn't realize she would see Sailor again. The seemed to get each other really well even before they moved their working relationship to a more intimate one, and I really thought it helped them to be such a strong couple when there really could have been so many thing that could have kept them apart. 

Cherish Hard was a good start to the Hard Play series. I enjoyed the romance between Ísa and Sailor very much. I look forward to spending more time with Ísa, Sailor, and their friends and family in future books.

Rating: 4 stars (B+)

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