I was signed up to the ARC review of this title but boo hoo, it didn’t download to my Kindle (yes, I have one of those evil things as well as the Sony). So I did what anyone else would do – sulk for five minutes then downloaded a copy to the Sony. I stash-watch for stitching stuff, not eBooks! Besides, Nalini’s are in my must-buy list anyways….
This is the sequel (altho it runs concurrently) with Rock Kiss, the first title in the Contempory Romance series. I enjoy Nalini’s books as there is also a sense of humour running through them (sometimes you just KNOW that she has been sniggering while writing; Ashwini, you must have one of the coolest jobs) but the bonus here is that it’s set in my hometown, Auckland. Apart from the bistro (I didn’t recognise that one), I’ve been to every one of the locations, including hiding in the upstairs coffee bar where G meets his mum, and I worked on the same street in town for over six years.
I devoured this last night/this morning, alternatively laughing and sighing. I’m easy like that. I liked most of the character evolution, and the side characters were also well filled in & moved the plot along. I liked the glimpses back into Rock Kiss so much so that I’ve opened that up again. Hopefully there’ll be more in this series set in Auckland – after all, Schoolboy Choir did take a month off…
Here’s the blurb from the author’s website:
Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.
And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.
Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.
If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.
Lastly there’s an entry in Best Chapter Heading Ever.
12 thoughts on “REVIEW Rock Hard by Nalini Singh”
*waving* Hello, there! I followed the breadcrumbs from Nalini’s blog.
I certainly hope she will write more books set in New Zealand–hmmm has she ever mentioned any Changeling packs there?
I absolutely love Rock Hard. Someone else said that he’s a perfect hero to fall for, and I agree. I don’t think we–those who have liked the book so far–are easily satisfied, though. These characters are adults, facing adult problems and resolving them in appropriately adult ways.
For example, when they fight? Neither of them sulk, or flounce off. They talk. They may still disagree, but they talk. To each other.
Which is absolutely fantastic, IMO.
I don’t think she has, but that’s as good an excuse as any for a re-read! Thanks for reading and even more for commenting 🙂
I feel a suggestion drive for Ms Nalini coming on… 😀
I just told her I was making up the chapter headings for her revision of Kiss.
We’ve met IRL. She knows I’m crazy mad.
Now I want to read this solely for the chapter title–writers like that usually have such a biting sense of humor. I won’t be disappointed will I?
Shouldn’t think so! Nalini doesn’t write serious stuff, she’s not going for the Man Booker but it’s consistent & series are good
Pingback: REVIEW Slave to Sensation | sewscrapmuse
Pingback: Book Review: Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh | sewscrapmuse
Pingback: REVIEW: Just In New Zealand series – Rosalind James | sewscrapmuse
Pingback: COVER REVEAL: Cherish Hard By Nalini Singh | sewscrapmuse