Friday, November 17, 2017

Blog Tour: Review + Excerpt- Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh





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…

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CHERISH HARD
A Hard Play Novel by Nalini Singh

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.

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Review-

I was beyond excited to start Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh. I love everything Nalini Singh writes and I basically a huge fan girl where her books are concerned. Cherish Hard marks the beginning of a new series in her contemporary romance series. I was so happy to finally see all the Bishop brothers together and I cannot wait for every single one of them to get their happy ever afters.

So this is the story of Sailor and Isa. Let's start with Sailor. Sailor was the star of the book. He is actually a gardener by profession and he dreams of doing big things. Sailor had a rough childhood with his father leaving them broke and abandoning them. Which makes him even determined to make something of himself. When Sailor meets Isa though he falls head over heels. I have to reiterate that I loved Sailor. He was the perfect alpha male with the right amount of possessiveness and protectiveness. He was a great brother and son.

Then we have Isa. Isa may be one of the sweetest heroines I've read till date. Isa is actually a teacher and she enjoys her job. Isa's mother on the other hand is the CEO of a large craft company and she wants Isa to take over. Isa was such a sweetheart. She was passionate about teaching and all she wanted in life was a steady family to love. She is wildly attracted to Sailor but she doesn't want to get in the way of his dreams.

Nalini Singh does a great job of not falling for cliches in this book. In fact reading about a curvy redhead heroine who is five years older than the hero was such a refreshing change. Sailor and Isa have amazing chemistry and what makes the book is their willingness to make their relationship work. Sailor and Isa were both very mature and two of my favourite characters.

What I love even more about Nalini Singh is how she writes about supporting characters. I adored Isa's bestie Nayna. Nayna and Raj's sub plot was super cute. I loved Sailor's siblings of course and I cannot wait for Jake and Danny's story. All in all if you enjoy contemporary romances I would highly recommend you give Cherish Hard a try. They are vastly different from her paranormals but just as amazing.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.



Excerpt from CHERISH HARD by
Nalini Singh

ÍSA WONDERED WHAT THE HELL she was doing.
Being a devil woman, she reminded herself. Having fun for a change. Not being a grandma at twenty-eight years of age.
Still, she couldn’t stop second-guessing herself as Sailor led her out of the house through a side entrance that opened out into a small, manicured garden. “I’ll have to take off my heels,” she whispered when she saw the pebbled path snaking through the garden.
“Want a piggyback ride?” A playful grin. “I promise not to molest your thighs.”
Goose bumps broke out over Ísa’s skin, her nipples tight. Reckless as she was feeling tonight, she might just have taken him up on his offer if she hadn’t been worried her damn dress would split in two. “Maybe when we’re naked,” she said instead, Devil Ísa in full flower.
Groaning, he doubled over as if she’d punched him.
Her lips twitching despite the melting sexual heat liquefying her bones, she leaned down to slip off her heels.
Sailor waited, his hand firm around hers, until she was done. Taking the heels from her, he carried them in his other hand as Ísa padded beside him on the grass that lay on this side of the pebbled path. The path ended at a weathered wooden gate, which, when opened, put them at the top of a narrow walkway that led down onto a beach Ísa couldn’t yet see but could hear.
Her heart crashed in time with the waves as they made their way down to the beach while the mansion behind them pulsed with light and music. But she didn’t turn and run away, she didn’t stop and talk herself out of it, she didn’t attempt to be a sensible adult. She followed a gorgeous, blue-eyed man down a dirt pathway to an effectively private beach.
The sand that had been tracked onto the path was gritty under her feet, the air coming off the sea cool but not cold.
“The water’s going to be icy, isn’t it?” she whispered to his broad back.
“Don’t worry, spitfire. I’ll keep you warm,” was the deep-voiced response. “Stop here.” Jumping down to the beach, he reached up to grab her by the waist, swinging her down as if she were a featherweight.
Something fluffy and mushy came to life inside Ísa. “Here?”
Shaking his head, he said, “Raj told me there’s like a little cove area—not a proper cove, but caused by— There.”
Ísa saw it at once. A huge tree had fallen into the water at some point and smashed up against some rocks where it appeared to be stuck. Between the jutting rocks on either side and the fallen trunk was a naturally created pool. The water within it was pretty calm, and it looked as if they could get to it by clambering over some rocks that didn’t appear too sharp or slippery.
Of course, she’d be walking over those rocks naked.
Ísa looked up at the moon. Imagined it shining on the stark white of her body. Gulped. “Will you close your eyes while I go in the water?” Even Devil Ísa wasn’t up for blinding him with her glow-in-the-dark form.
A glance back. “What’re you going to bribe me with?”
Ísa scowled. “Not pushing you into the water right now.” It was a toothless threat given his muscles and her lack of them.
Rubbing his jaw, he said, “Three tongue kisses. That’s my price, and I’m not budging.”
Ísa wanted to pounce on him all over again. “Two,” she countered.
“Nuh-uh. Three. Or I’m keeping both eyes wide open.” Leaning in, he pressed his nose to hers. “I really want to keep my eyes wide open.”
And Ísa really wanted to kiss him and run her hands all over that sculpted chest. “Three,” she whispered.

Copyright © 2017 by Nalini Singh


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 Author Information
 

Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing.

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