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Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
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.
Genre: Erotic Romance, Sports, NA/Adult, Erotica, Dirty Romance, Abuse, Contemporary.
I've been holding a candle to Nalini Singh for years, and intended to wait until after all of her Psy-Changeling books were out... but that didn't happen. It happened like this.
I was in between books on Friday, so I was trolling around online; stalking the usual book blogs and sites. On one of them, I saw a link to read this online. So I started reading, and was shocked at how good it was! I scrolled up to look at the author... and it was Nalini Singh! Since she's like on book freaking fourteen or something, I imagine it will be awhile.
Today is the start of my new Nalini Singh Crusade... starting with Rock Addiction, book one since I accidentally started with book two... *guilty look* I know, I know.
Anyway, into the book.
The writing style was Absolutely Incredible. On par with my favorites, Kristen Ashley and Ilona Andrews! The characters were so real, and the connection they had was undeniable. Both in friendliness, love and red-hot passion. The stark terror that Charlotte felt was horrifying, and the determination she held to get over it was humbling. Gabriel's hopelessness for Charlotte's internal battle was saddening, and the outrageous flirting those two (by two I mean Gabriel) exhibitied was fun to read!
In conclusion, I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Charlotte and Gabriel, the back-and-forth between the mouse and the T-Rex and highly recommend this awesome read!