The books I’ve read this month are:
Anne Bishop – Vision in silver
Patricia Briggs – Dead Heat
Grace Draven – The light within & The lightning god’s wife
J.D. Robb – Festive in death
Nalini Singh – Rock Hard
Annie West – Girl in the Bedouin tent & The sheikh's princess bride
It was hard to choose a favorite. I was very lucky with my choice of books. All these writers were at the top of their game. I loved the little stories by Grace Draven in the Master of Crows universe. So because Karin has already did a great review of Vision in Silver and Dead heat, and Aurian did Festive in death, and I’ve already did several glowing recommendations for Annie West, I’ve chosen Rock Hard by Nalini Singh to recommend.
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.
Another reason why I choose this book is that I really, really loved it. It’s the third and my favorite in her contemporary romance “Rock kiss” series, but can be read as a stand-alone. The main characters are not from the band, but Charlotte/Charlie Baird aka The Mouse, the best friend of Molly from the first book and the hero is her new boss, Gabriel Bishop aka T-Rex.
Charlie had a very bad experience with her ex-boyfriend and shies away from men. But Gabriel sees her and falls for her immediately. I love how this alpha male, ex-rugby player turned CEO, took the time and patience to help Charlie get over her past.
The whole story is about the two of them getting to know each other and getting over their fears and hang-ups (yes, even T-Rex has some!). It takes time and it is a two way street. Beautifully done.
It has some dark issues, but most of it is light reading. I loved the banter and exchange of wit. Especially at the last chapters, the “prenup”. Another nice little thing are the titles of the chapters. They are funny and set the scene. And I adored Gabriel’s family, Nalini makes me want to look up hot rugby players! I hope Gabriel’s brothers will be in the next books.
I will be buying and reading this series as Nalini stays on my autobuy whatever she writes!
Aurian: Thanks for the recommendation Freya! There is a reason we are such good friends, as we all like the same books! I will have to read this Nalini Singh series soon, as you make it sound at least 9 stars.
How about you reader, have you read these yet? Do you like or prefer her paranormal romances?
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