My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Warning: Hard Sell contains numerous descriptions of delicious food. Do NOT read if you are hungry or you’ll be sad that you can’t stuff your face with the yummy dishes the characters eat.
Now that I’ve gotten the disclaimer out of the way. let’s get to the meat (haha) of my review.
Danny is the epitome of high powered, corporate businessman at the beginning of Hard Sell, and I wondered how this prickly character would win me and Tobin, his love interest, over. Of course, Tobin is the perfect match for Danny. Yes, Danny and Tobin have lots of history going way back, but it’s their connection as adults that makes a sweet romance.
I loved the focus on family–bio and found–and Asian culture. I’m always eager for books featuring non-white characters, and both main characters are. Danny’s struggle with having a romantic relationship with Tobin due to his bond with Tobin’s family and his dedication to his job some together to create of perfect storm of conflict for Danny and Tobin. I couldn’t help but ache for and empathize with both of them.
Tobin brings lightness and joy into Danny’s life and, while their age gap is apparent, they fit so well together.
***Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.***