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Cherish Hard

Hard Play Series, Book 1
Lu par : Justine O. Keef
Durée : 9 h et 50 min
Prix : 26,85 €
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Description

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.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Nalini Singh (P)2018 Tantor

Critiques

“It is always a delight to pick up a Singh book, and she once again proves why with her latest contemporary romance…. There is such a sexy sweetness and tenderness to this story that it is sure to melt readers' hearts! If you need an emotional lift, then snap up this book ASAP!” ( RT Book Reviews [Top Pick])

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • jw
  • 16/02/2018

“not a normal Singh book, try the sample first”

Let me start by saying what a huge fan I am of Nalini Singh. However, this one is nothing like her others. I’ve read & listened twice to each of her Psy/Changeling & Guild Hunter series, loved them. This one was honestly a little boring, no intrigue or excitement. No description of the country except the camping trip. I enjoyed the international characters & I even somewhat enjoyed the narration. The chapter titles threw me each time, I’m sure it would have been funny if I was reading it. I almost stopped twice but didn’t have another book downloaded so I continued. Can’t recommend except that you must try the sample first to get a little idea of where she went here.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Stephanne
  • 16/01/2018

Sweet story with great narration

I adored this book. The main female character, Ísa, is kind and gentle-hearted which is a great amount of love to give, despite never being shown love and attention by her two estranged parents. Instead, she grew up to be the rock for her younger siblings but at the cost of never feeling like the priority to anyone. The main male character, Sailor, is a charming and determined man who saw Ísa when they were younger and it was love at first sight. Both characters are romantics who fall deeply for each other. Add in some quirky supporting characters, such as a best friend who is trying to please her Indian parents by entering into an arranged marriage, or a little sister full of fire who does not let the loss of her legs the defining moment in your life; you have a sweet story full of characters that you care about and want all of them to succeed, be happy, and find their own Happily Ever After.

Listen to a sample of this book before purchasing to see if you like the narrator's voice. It took some getting used to; being that the heroine of the book has an Icelandic accent and the remainder of the characters are New Zealand accents. The narrator flawlessly could move from one accent to the other and deliver both the dialogue and inner thoughts of the character without any confusion. I will certainly listen to more books narrated by Justine O. Keef.

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  • Maxie343
  • 11/01/2018

and easy slightly slow listen

I'd say this book was okay. Not much angst. Great hero okay heroin. I wasn't thoroughly caught up in the book. I wouldn't say it was not bad it was just a little slow and different.

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 12/01/2018

SADLY I JUST COULDN’T FINISH IT

I was so looking forward to this new series as I’m a huge fan of all things Nalini Singh but sadly this wasn’t for me and I only made it to chapter 16 because I just couldn’t take the choppy chapters, the internal monologues and the strange accents any longer. I lost interest in the characters and their storyline. I didn’t know if the characters were British, Australian or what.. it was actually set in New Zealand but the higher inflection at the end of sentences was annoying.

Worth a credit? Now I totally lack the skills necessary to write a Novella let alone a nine and a half hour book.. and maybe the storyline could be redeemed by a different style of narration.. but it is what it is.. and that sadly is a NO not, IMO, a creditworthy book. Maybe you’ll love it, maybe you’ll persevere where I wimped out or maybe you’ll think it’s worth a credit.. but I recommend you listen to the sample first.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01/01/2019

loved it.

Loved the book and the reading was just right. What a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

  • Global
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  • Roberta Chesler
  • 21/11/2018

Narration almost killed it

Why on earth this narrator would be chosen to read this book with this accent is beyond me. I almost didn’t finish but went back and gritted my teeth throughout.

A sweet story without a lot of drama or suspense - it just ambles along.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 10/07/2018

very sweetly emotionally intelligent

Read this after the Rock Kiss series, as it relates to Sailor Bishop, brother to Gabriel Bishop from book 2.
Charming and funny, we get to enjoy Sailor and Isa’s unconventional meeting and courtship.
If you want your sweetness with emotional intelligence, then this book is for you.
Keef does a very good job with narration.
Recommend!

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  • Jasmine L. Lammers
  • 11/05/2018

Love the book, but the accents are beyond horrid

I love Nalini Singh, i liked this book a lot but the performance was almost unbearable. I am Australian and the accents which i am sure were meant to be Kiwi accents, were so bad it was almost unbearable. They were not new Zealand accents, sometimes it sounded like a bad Aussie accent, sometimes Indian, but always completely cringe worth. I am sorry, i have liked all of Justine's other narrations but this one..yikes.

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  • K
  • 23/01/2018

Did anyone Listen to this?

Prior to release????

I am sorry but the accents in this story telling are awful! New Zealanders do not have an accent anything like these. They were kind of a cross between Australian and English, and the narrator didn't even attempt to get the Icelandic accent.

I love Nalini's books but this time I wish I had of bought the hard copy instead of the audio.

As as for a kiwi accent sounding like an aussie accent? Well that is the same as saying an american accent is canadian..

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  • Sally
  • 12/01/2018

Narrator detracts from the story

I'm a major fan of Nalini's books, and always buy the audio format as it usually adds depth to the book. However in this case I wish I'd just read the book. The narrator did men well, and her descriptive narration voice was good, but her female character voices, particularly Isa and Katie, were terrible and distracted from the storyline. Isa's voice; the accent, inflection, and the high pitch made her sound weak and unappealing. I wouldn't have minded the "Icelandic" accent as much if Isa's voice hadn't been so high pitched and with inflection that frequently ended in a questioning upward note, making Isa sound more insecure than needed. Katie's voice was sometimes pitched so high it was like a small child's voice (poorly done) instead of a teen. I like that the story includes characters with physical challenges and emphasizes universal access and inclusion. I like that the lead characters both have emotional issues to face and overcome, and must both risk being vulnerable in order to have the possibility of an HEA. I like that those characters also respect not only their own needs, but also those of their partner, and ultimately work together toward a common goal. I usually listen to Nalini's books multiple times, but next time I go for this book I'll read it instead of listening.

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  • glauka
  • 07/02/2018

Justine O. Keefe machte das Buch lebendig

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von Cherish Hard besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

Die verschiedenen Tonhöhen und der umwerfende neuseeländischer Akzent machten das Buch um so lebendiger

Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

Sailor...Seine Stimme wurde toll tief und einfühlsam gesprochen...Man konnte das Lächeln in der Stimme hören.

Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

Das Hörbuch hat mich emotional stark bewegt, da es einfach super geschrieben ist. Die Vorlage ist also schon mal super...und dann noch diese schöne tiefe Stimme von Justine O. Keef. Ich musste oft lachen und manchmal tat mir mein Hals vor lauter unvergessener Tränen weh.

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