Charlotte and Gabriel’s relationship is an uphill climb. The struggle not because they are trying not to be with each, but because what they ultimately want is together. Charlotte has a lot of inner demons she has to get through. At first when she meets Gabriel she is struck with fear. She is the tiny mouse and he is the T-rex about to gobble her whole.
Because of a relationship gone wrong Charlotte has panic attacks when Gabriel gets to close. It’s difficult for her because she really does want him close–until she doesn’t. Her whole body seizes up and she has to remember to breathe. Gabriel has unending patience with her. He can’t see himself with anyone else. Charlotte is it for him and if he has to go slow with her for the rest of their lives he’s prepared to do just that. To him Charlotte is worth everything.
This book pulled me in from the very beginning and I stayed up way to late reading it. I foolishly thought I’d just read a few chapters and go to bed–wrong. This is one of the best books Nalini Singh has written. I enjoyed the first book in this series for different reasons. It was hot and sexy with lots of sex to back it up.
Rock Hard was an emotional whirlwind of romance and so so moving. Every woman deserves a man willing to do whatever it takes to make sure she is comfortable in her own skin. Gabriel does that for Charlotte. His first and foremost concern is her and her needs (and I don’t necessarily mean in the sexual variety.)
I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It’s well worth the read.