Rock Hard by Nalini Singh

rock hardTitle:  Rock Hard

Series:  Rock Kiss #2

Author:  Nalini Singh

Genre:  Romance

Blurb:   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.

Thoughts:  This was my first time reading anything from Singh outside of her paranormal works, and I have to admit I was astounded at how much I enjoyed this book. I mean, I love Nalini Singh….I already knew that – I knew she was an amazing writer. I always have a bit of a ‘uh-oh’ moment when they shift genres on me – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. And I hate, hate, hate when it doesn’t. But that is so not the case here. This is OMG AMAZING! I had a hard time putting this one down….I loved the banter between the character, the sexual chemistry that just sizzled and sparked between them, and the patience Gabriel exuded in his pursuit of Charlotte.

This is one of those relationships that is so agonizingly slow to develop, but is oh-so-sweet in the drawing out of it that you almost can’t stand it….but you love just LOVE it and it makes the story. Not to mention the whole inner-office romance slant. The complexity of these characters is what really makes this story though, and I must say I am definitely reading the rest of this series – for sure! Can’t believe I missed the first book, Rock Addiction – and a novella (Rock Courtship)! I will definitely be remedying that immediately! This series is definitely addictive!

Rate:  A+

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