Wednesday, July 29

Book Review: Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh

Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)
Author: Nalini Singh
Title: Cherish Hard
(Hard Play #1)
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Format: ebook
Pages: 374 
Published: November 14th 2017 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Summary: 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.

A friend recommended this (*cough* Blodeuedd *cough*) and it was freeeeeeeeeeeeeee on Amazon so I grabbed it. Plus I've been wanting to read more by this author. 

The story follows Isa and Sailor. Sailor has only one goal for his future - to create a successful landscaping business. Isa craves a man who will cherish her and love her. She had cold parents and she wants a future where she and her children will never feel that coldness.

This was for sure insta-lust from the moment they meet. I loved how they did meet as adults (spoiler - no spoiler - they had seen each other in their youths at a party). I laughed out loud and applauded Isa. GET IT GIRL!

Yes, the lust was there. The love happened fairly quickly too, but it took a while for them to really realize it...especially Isa. She had a lot of doubts.

I LOVED SAILOR! He is adorable!!!!!!! He was soooo sweet even when they were just in the lust phase of their relationship. So very sweet. Isa was fun too and I really connected with her. I am so happy for her. 

Loved Isa's friend. I hope she gets a book (no I didn't look yet so she might).

My only issue was how unrealistic some of the issues of Isa's life were. A little over-the-top sometimes, but it didn't bug me too much. I just wanted her to find her own happiness and not have to take care of everyone.

But yes - I enjoyed this overall. It was fun and a cute romance between two great people who need it. I want to read book 2! I'll give this 4 stars. 


Jen Twimom said...

This is a wonderful contemporary series. I hope you check out more!

Melliane said...

I only tried her PNR novels but I should try more

Blodeuedd said...

Nalini Singh rocks!

Carole Rae said...

Jen, yess I am curious about more

Melliane, she is good at both I feel

B, she does!