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#ARCReview Love Hard (Hard Play #3) by Nalini Singh


Title: Love Hard

Series: Hard Play #3, Standalone

Author: Nalini Singh

Genres: Sports Romance, Rugby

Release Date: 10 March 2020



New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you the next sizzling story in her Hard Play contemporary romance series…

Jacob Esera, star rugby player and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after their daughter’s birth, all Jake wants is safety and stability. No risks. No wild chances. And especially no Juliet Nelisi, former classmate, scandal magnet, and a woman who is a thorn in his side.

As a lonely teenager, Juliet embraced her bad-girl reputation as a shield against loneliness and rejection. Years later, having kicked a cheating sports-star ex to the curb, she has a prestigious job and loyal friends—and wants nothing to do with sportsmen. The last thing she expects is the fire that ignites between her and the stuffed-shirt golden boy who once loved her best friend.

Straitlaced Jacob Esera versus wild-at-heart Juliet Nelisi? Place your bets.


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5 Stars

ARC Source: Publisher via NetGalley

And I’m officially back on the reviewing business!! Taking the time off reviewing, rekindled my flame for sharing my thoughts with anyone willing to listen!!

I couldn’t have picked a better book to get back into reviewing. “Love Hard” is my first book of March and definitely a favorite! I haven’t read any of the author’s books before, but I’m going to in the future.

I love love love both Jacob and Juliet and especially little Esme! Their story gave me all the feels. It has the perfect amounts of drama, passion and love. Jacob and Juliet may have started as enemies but sparks are flying and they can’t ignore them. Esme made the book that much better with all her antics; such a cutie!! I swooned with how Jacob was treating Juliet and I’m all for the Bishop-Esera clan having her back. It was so good to see Juliet finally having someone on her side!

A really amazing book, I totally recommend it, especially if you like sport romances. What I’m sure is that I want to get to know all the Bishop-Esera family; hopefully soon 😍



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I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.
I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).
So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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Any sports romance fans here? What are your favorites?

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Until next time..Demetra xx

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