Cherish Hard- Nalini Singh
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Warning: Possible Spoilers Ahead!
Synopsis: 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.
Isa Rain knows exactly what she wants from life: a loving husband, a happy home, and a job she enjoys- the opposite of her life growing up. No hot gardeners who are married to their business need apply. Unfortunately the hot gardener in question, Sailor Bishop, keeps popping up and flirting with her. There may be some serious chemistry between them, and Isa may be falling more in love with Sailor every day, but is she ready for the inevitable time when he choses business over her?
Cherish Hard brings us back to the Bishop-Esera family that Nalini Singh readers first fell in love with in Rock Hard, Gabriel Bishop's story and one of my most favorite books of all times. Cherish therefore had a pretty high bar to reach and I was thrilled that it lived up to my every expectation. Gabriel's younger brother Sailor is working hard to make his dream landscaping company a reality. He's also working to prove to himself that he is nothing like the pathetic excuse for a man who fathered him. Isa Rain wants to live a quiet life as an English teacher writing poetry and supporting her younger brother and sister. But she's fought every step of the way by her mother, a shark of a CEO who plans for Isa to take an active interest in her company. Both spend the book fighting their own preconceived notions about themselves and their futures, their plans and where they are willing to be flexible. I especially loved Isa- a smart, creative, and caring woman who refuses to give in to the cold corporate example her parents have set. Instead of believing she is undeserving of love, Isa has vowed that she will come first in her husband's life. She's willing to fight for what she wants and brave enough to take risks with her heart.
Cherish Hard is beautifully written, full of heart, humor, and heat. Sailor and Isa have incredible chemistry on every page, but are just as compelling in scenes with family or friends. Now we just have to wait for the other Bishop boys to grow up a little so they can have their own stories!
A must read for Singh fans and a great book for new readers!