Mini-Review: Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh


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.4

Read an Excerpt here.

My thoughts

A good old-fashioned romance is what Cherish Hard is, but with everyday characters. 

Nalini Singh gives us a diverse sweet and hot romance to kick off the “Hard Play” series. I love the chemistry between Ísa and Sailor. He is a gardener, and she is a teacher and all they hope for is a happily-ever-after. Sailor, at first, thinks his happy ending is on the path to business success and then living and loving Ísa changes everything.

Ísa is one of those women who can have her cake and eat it too. She takes care of the emotional needs of her whole family and the most direct needs of her step-siblings. All she wants to do is teach, love her family, and hopefully one day fall in love.

Singh gives us body positivity with Ísa and Sailor. It is beyond hot. Then there is the diverse secondary cast from an amputee, to another character in a wheelchair, and one with a heart condition.

I love Singh’ romances. This one is no different. Cherish Hard is a great kick-off to the “Hard Play” series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Books in the “Hard Play” series.

Further Details:

Published by: TKA Distribution, November 14th 2017
Cover Design by: Jenn LeBlanc/Illustrated Romance Cover design by: Croco Designs
Narrated by: Justine O’Keefe
Series: Hard Play #1; Settings: Mount Eden, New Zealand
Pages: 374
Secondary Characters include: Hindu, Chinese and Samoan, disabled, heart problem, amputee


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