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Review: Rebel Hard (Hard Play Book 2) by Nalini Singh




Book Blurb

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Hard Play series with a sweet, sexy romance featuring big, fat, OTT weddings, a meddling grandma, and a too-serious hero who needs to be unbuttoned…

Nayna Sharma agreed to an arranged marriage in the hope it would heal the fractures in her beloved family… only to realize too late that a traditional marriage is her personal nightmare. Panicked, she throws caution to the winds, puts on the tiniest dress she can find, and ends up in the arms of a tall, rough-edged hunk of a man who has abs of steel—and who she manages to mortally insult between one kiss and the next.

Abandoned as a child, then adopted into a loving family, Raj Sen believes in tradition, in continuity. Some might call him stiff and old-fashioned, but he knows what he wants—and it’s a life defined by rules… yet he can’t stop thinking about the infuriating and sexy woman who kissed him in the moonlight then disappeared. When his parents spring an introduction on him, the last woman he expects is her. Beautiful. Maddening. A rule breaker in the making.

He’s all wrong for her. She’s all wrong for him. And love is about to make rebels of them both.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

This is a Hard Play novel and really centers around traditional Indian customs.  Nayna, the main character, is allowing her parents to find her a husband.  She has worked hard to be the perfect child, especially after her sister shamed the family with her elopement.  Nayna has given up her life and basically lives in a cage.  So, the story evolves as she realizes she doesn’t want to be forced into a traditional marriage.
Raj is someone she meets unexpectedly one night when she chooses to be a bad girl.  I love how they meet, and I also love it when they see each other in reality.  Raj wants a traditional marriage and is allowing his parents to find him a wife.
Nayna spends a lot of the book torn.  She wants Raj but not the type of marriage he wants.  It is fascinating to watch her try and balance her family and the expectations they have for her and what she wants for herself.  She wants the excitement and the adventure she has missed out on so far.  She has to figure out what she really wants and if Raj is enough.

Raj, on the other hand, finds that Nayna is what he wants, and he has to figure out how to show her things could work.  There is a lot of family issues and traditions to work through.  It was a great story and I liked it tremendously.  I give it a 4.5 out of 5.





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