Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1) by Nalini Singh

Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)

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...

Details Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)

TitleCherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherTKA Distribution
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)

  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    Perfectly executed sweet, light hearted and delightful.I really enjoyed Cherish Hard. It was a wonderfully sweet, approachable and relatable novel.For me what really stood out was Sailor Bishop. He shone like a beacon - OMG, he was sooooo amazing!!! Swoony, and just a real fantastic guy. I loved him. The way that he treated Ísa was wonderful.Even so they met for such a short time years ago at a college party, the moment was imprinted on him. Sai...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    So, so sweet! I enjoy Nalini Singh's contemporary romances so much. I can't wait for the rest of the Bishop boys' books! Review to come!Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
  • Marta Cox
    If like me you've already read Rock Hard then you will be well aware that the men of the Bishop clan are pretty awesome. If you haven't yet discovered just how yummy they are then allow me to introduce Sailor Bishop! He might not be the roughest guy in town but this quietly determined gardener knows exactly what he wants from life . So what will he do when he finally catches up with the girl of his dreams? A girl that seems to just want to keep r...
  • Dísir
    ‘Cherish Hard’ is my first venture into Nalini Singh contemporary romance and I hadn’t known at all what to expect, being familiar as I am only with her psy-changeling series. Having also not read ‘Rock Hard’, of which ‘Cherish Hard’ is an off-shoot or spin-off or at least a prequel to Gabriel Bishop’s story, Sailor’s and Ísa’s story is nevertheless a standalone, which takes place a few years prior Gabe’s book.What I hadn...
  • Kate Douglas
    I am so glad that I know Nalini well enough to beg her for her next book without any shame whatsoever, and damn it all but this one is well worth the groveling. Nalini has a voice that is so unique, so totally hers, that I get lost in the cadence and the rhythm and the characters as she brings them to life, peoples their world with beautifully developed friends, and draws the reader into a sweet and sexy romance that just leaves you smiling.Nalin...
  • Gretchen (About That Story)
    This was so fun and charming. It had a light vibe that I found totally entertaining with really likable, wonderful characters. I had a blast reading this!Full review to come.Complimentary copy received for honest review. ​This was so fun and charming. It had a light vibe that I found totally entertaining with really likable, wonderful characters. I had a blast reading this!Full review to come.Complimentary copy received for honest review. ...
  • Kahea
    ***5 ‘Spitfire and Demon’ Stars*** Ever since meeting the Bishop/Esera clan in Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2 ~ which is my absolute fav of the series) I adored them and wanted to spend more time with them. I didn’t care if it was through the shorts that Ms. Singh generously sends out in her newsletters or a novella, I just wanted MORE. So when she announced that they would get their own series I squeed (in my head), did a happy dance (also in my ...
  • Megan
    This book was SO SWEET! It was fun, and funny, and sexy too, but SO SWEET. I loved it. 4.5 Stars. It's a spin-off from book 2 in the Rock Kiss series, Rock Hard. This series will star Gabriel Bishop's 3 younger brothers. Though this book is a prequel to Rock Hard, as the events take place several years beforehand.Sailor Bishop is a landscape gardener, and he works hard for a living. He has a big business plan for the next few years, and he will b...
  • Kodie Mackay
    Nalini Singh is well know for her in-depth crazy descriptive plots and characters. she has a way of building these crazy complex world's that at times can be an overwhelmingly large amount of information to take in but she does that and makes you pay attention, even crave for more. The story starts off with a young Sailor getting himself into a college party at the tender age of 16. his first encounter meeting Isa was not a pleasant one for her b...
  • Lady Lioness
    If you’ve read Rock Hard, you’ve already been hopelessly spoiled for Cherish Hard, but you should read it anyway. Sailor is head over heels nuts for Isa. It’s a little insta-love, but his references to her appearance slowly get replaced by references to her mind or her heart or her generosity as he falls for her. Isa isn’t as well developed because we mainly see her in relation to other characters, but it’s clear she will be the perfect...
  • Despina
    I received a copy of this book from the author for a honest review.I am always caught by surprise when I read a contemporary story written by Nalini Singh, it's never what I expect it to be so it takes me a few chapters to get into the flow of the story. This story is Sailor's (brother to Gabe in Rock Hard) and an interesting woman by the name of Isa Rain. Overall this a good feeling story of two people who are made for each other and even though...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    Cherish Hard brought me some very down-to-earth characters, they were fiercely loyal, had strong hearts, and were willing to take a big chance in order to have love in their lives.
  • Aimee
    I need to preface this review by stating that I am a long time Nalini Singh reader and fan. I've read all of her Psy-Changeling books, all the Archangel books, the accompanying short storie collections, her Rock series, her collaborations with other authors, and the bits and bobs she sends out in her newsletters. I've read what I think is her best and some of her not as strong work but I keep coming back every time. It's safe to say I was primed ...
  • Ora
    As always, Nalini Singh does a wonderful job in delivering a great story. I loved Gabe’s book and was so happy when she said she was writing his brother’s stories.Sailor and Isa’s story is about two people having to overcome their childhood demons. It’s amazing how some moments in life shape a person regardless of how much love they receive afterwards. Sailor is determine not to be like his biological father and works very hard not to use...
  • Eva
    Mrs. Singh has the gift to write books in which one would like to become a part of the story itself. No matter how often and how long you read her books, you always have the feeling that you want "more" at the end of a book. This is also how I felt about Cherish Hard. Isa - the runaway girl - and Sailor - the "Younger than you. You be my cougar, I`ll be your boy toy." are perfect for each other. Both have to struggle against their inner demons in...
  • Maksida
    If I could give this book 10 million stars I would. Oh my world it was such a delight to read this story. I can't remember last time I loved two main characters so much. Sailor and Isalind were just perfect. I don't like going into the whole story in my reviews because you can read the blurb to find out what the book is all about. So I'll only tell you that if you are like me and enjoy your romance where a guy is head over heals for the girl, he ...
  • Alex (HEAbooknerd)
    SERIES: Hard Play #1ROMANCE: Dramatic but Sweet Throat thick, she whispered, "Please don't break my heart, Sailor" while knowing that to be an inevitability. OVERALL THOUGHTSI really struggled with the rating for this one because I am a long time fan of Nalini Singh's books, but in the end I had to go with 3 stars. There was so much of this that felt like a Harlequin series novel, which I loved once upon a time, but now I want a bit more grit and...
  • Holly Storm
    I was lucky ebough to be sent this by the lovely Nalini herself!I adore this other side of Nalini Singh's creations. We have had a few allusions to Sailor Bishop in Gabriel's book and I wasn't sure how how i felt about him to start with. ìsalind also took a while to grow on me as well as a style of book we aren't used to seeing from this author. Sailor Bishop has big dreams of his own for a young man and Ìsalind Rain is the heir to a large corp...
  • ❥ Azzurra
    I waited sooo long for this book! And the wait? It was so worth it! *_*After I read Grabiel and Charlie's book (Rock Hard) I started hoping for the other Bishop/Esera brothers' books. So when Nalini announced she was going to write them and that Sailor was going to come first, I was so happy that I started to build big expectations around it. Also because we already knew about him, Ísa, and Emmaline there was more pressure for it to be just righ...
  • Alison
    Very enjoyable read, I found it difficult to resist reading at every opportunity.This is only my second Nalina Singh book and the first contemporary romance from her I've had a chance to read but it won't be the last. Main characters Sailor and Isa are extremely likeable and from pretty much the first page the chemistry between them had steam rising from my kindle. Both are troubled by events from their childhood, Isa pretty much ignored by her f...
  • Nikki
    This story was absolutely amazing!! Isa comes from cutthroat business minded parents who had no time for their daughter. She is determined to never allow her younger sister or step brother to feel as neglected as she was growing up. Isa wants to teach poetry and is getting ready for her night class that she has signed up to teach at a local prestigious school when she is wonderfully distracted by a gorgeous shirtless gardener. Sailor is working h...
  • Sarah
    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI am officially in love with Sailor Bishop! Why oh why can't I meet man like him?! He's even a kiwi like me! I love Sailor's drive and ambition, he's determination to overcome his past, and his passion for his family. And Isa... oh if I was ever going to have a girl crush it would be on someone like her - strong, fierce and loving, even though she isn't aware of it all the t...
  • Karen Roma
    Nalini Singh has talent! And her new series only cements that knowledge more firmly than ever. With a voice that demands to be heard, Ms Singh’s unique writing style and smooth cadence always deliver a masterful read.CHERISH HARD is the first in what is essentially a spin-off from the Rock Kiss series. In this book, readers get to meet the first of Gabriel Bishop’s younger brothers, Sailor; and if you had any doubts about the strength and det...
  • Dannielle
    We get to go back a little bit in time for this story, having met Sailor and Isa in Rock Hard well after they’re already married. Sailor and Isa are immediately attracted to one another, but Isa makes assumptions about Sailor because of his age. Those assumptions and her own life experiences haunt her the whole story. While they’re great together and seeing them experience meeting the “in-laws” is a lot of fun, Isa gets repetitive in her ...
  • Heather andrews
    Sailor doesn't beat around the bush, “nope. You want to go in my bedroom? The sheets are still messy from this morning,” he said in deliberate provocation. “Hot dreams about a hot redhead.” Sailor likes that his womn looks out for him, "...she discovered he’d just grabbed a single sandwich for lunch. “Good grief, Sailor, muscles like that can’t survive on a sandwich alone. And you know I’m just here for the muscles.” I really li...