Title: Rock Hard
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #2
Date Published: March 10, 2015
♥ ∼ ♥ My Review ♥ ∼ ♥
I have been waiting to read the story between Gabriel aka T-Rex and Charlie aka Mouse since I’ve read about them in Rock Addiction. I’m quite certain I mentioned in my review for that book how these two stole the spotlight for me. To say that my expectations were quite high would be a major understatement. But Nalini Singh delivered and I couldn’t be happier. Gabriel is the perfect T-Rex to Charlie’s mouse and like what my friend Kristen said, this book is a reminder of why I love to read romance.
Rock Hard runs parallel to the events of book one. Gabriel Bishop just got hired to help an ailing company where he met Charlie. Charlie-mouse is painfully shy while T-Rex is forceful and used to getting what he wants. But there was something about Charlie that drew Gabriel to her. He wanted her but because she was so shy and jumpy, he needed to draw her out without her getting suspicious. And thus, their delicious dance began. And this part of the book was…
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Gabriel is best example of what an alpha hero should be, in my opinion. He knows what he wants and he goes after it. Sure, he’s possessive but he’s also caring, sweet, loyal and very, very, patient. He’s just perfect in every way.
And Charlie is no slouch either. She’s shy and scared because of what happened to her but despite that, she never lost her inner strength. She surprised me at every turn. And Gabe being the patient and caring alpha that he is just brought out the best in Charlie and vice versa. Their interaction throughout the book had me swooning.
I am so glad that I stuck with this series because it definitely got better with each book. Nalini Singh’s talent just shined through and her lush characterizations made Gabe and Charlie came alive for me. I felt every emotion conveyed by the author and I finished this book being reminded once again why I love this genre so much.
For those asking, yes, this is part of her Rock Kiss series and yes, this can be read as a standalone. So for anyone who is looking a book that is heavy on the romance and low on the angst, then this book is definitely for you.
***ARC courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT Nalini Singh
NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about hot and wickedly tempting rock stars (and one gorgeous ex-rugby player). If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.
Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Also, don’t forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.