Good Evening (or I should say Good Night since it is 23:03 here in the UK) everyone! Welcome back to my reviews. Here's Audiobook Review #2.
Hard" by Nalini Singh.
Yes it is very late at night here in the UK and yes there is a theme to the first few Audiobook reviews I am doing, and the theme is Nalini Singh - but the types of books are
very different, so don't judge a book by its cover, or in this case, don't judge a book by its author.
What I'm showing you here is that not only is Nalini Singh a great author, but that the
various types of books that she has written are exactly the kinds of books that you can easily find yourself drawn to, time and again. So, here I am, sitting in front of my screen at silly o'clock at night with a late cup of decaff coffee to hand (because
who on earth drinks regular coffee at this time of night?) typing up my thoughts on "Rock Hard".
This was the first of a new, or I should say different series I'd heard by Nalini Singh so I wasn't
sure what to expect. I knew it would be good as I already knew of Nalini's other work, but still a different kind of series can always make things awkward.
There's huge differences between
the series, so if you choose to get hold of "Rock Hard" expecting it to be like the 'Psy-Changeling' series, you'd be wrong. This book features a hunky hulk of a rugby player (now there's a sport I could get behind watching) who has retired from the sport
due to injury, but has found his niche in business and in that role meets Charlie, the woman who wins his heart.
What makes me laugh from the start is the introduction that the characters first
have to each other. In the movies, this is referred to as a 'meet-cute'. This one is one of the funniest character meets I've had for a long time and even typing this out has made me chuckle as I hear the scene in my head again.
Spoiler alert - Charlie's worked late in the office to get things done as there is a new boss and things need to be done. What she doesn't know is that the new boss has also worked late, and on the phone to her friend, panics when she
hears a noise coming from the filing room. She arms herself with what she deems to be a suitable (ok, available, if not suitable) weapon and creeps over to see what the noise was. As is, she sees a person coming out of the filing room and promptly throws said
weapon at them! (Weapon of choice was a stapler). Not too funny yet? Maybe it is the way I'm telling it. Turns out the person she threw the stapler at was the new boss (cue hunky rugby player) who tells her that next time she ought to throw a hole punch as
it is heavier and likely to hurt more when it hits the person it is aimed at! (cue me laughing till I cry at the dry tone the line is delivered in) - you'll get used to my sense of very dry humor.
to say, the tone of the book is set. While yes, the book is primarily aimed at the ladies (Chick-lit is a really derogatory term), the plot of the book is a good mixture of the blossoming relationship between Charlie and the new boss as well as Charlie's back
story which is weaved in to help explain certain traits of Charlie's that you might otherwise dismiss. Add in the fact that Charlie refers to the boss as "T-Rex" and the funny chapter headings and the book is a treat.
"Rock Hard" is a part of a series of books and I have 3 of them. I honestly enjoy listening to them and I think you will too.
A 4 book score from me for this one.
Stay Safe, look after each other and I'll see you on the next one!
Keep Reading! x