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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

“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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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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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 01-12-18

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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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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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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