Hold Me Until Midnight by Christina Phillips
Series: Grayson Brothers #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on June 9th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Every good girl loves a very bad boy...
Scarlett Ashford needs a date for her father's wedding. Only she doesn't just need a guy in a suit-she needs a bodyguard. The only problem is that Jackson Grayson is big and gorgeous and way too sexy. So much so that Scarlett's tempted to let this hot bad boy ruin her oh-so-good reputation...
Jackson doesn't do relationships and he certainly doesn't sleep with clients. Yet he can't fight their inconvenient attraction, or how badly he wants Scarlett's warm and wicked curves against his body. He wants her. Now. Even if it's just for one night, and even if walking away the next morning isn't as easy as he thought.
Besides, one hot and incredibly intense night between a bad boy and a pampered princess could never turn into something real...could it?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This was a very nice and at times pretty steamy read. Jackson was a seriously hot security expert, hired to offer protection during a society wedding to Scarlett, the groom’s adult daughter and heiress to his media empire.
It turns out it’s not the “usual” protection that Scarlett needs (as in bodyguard) but a hot, intimidating and irreverent date who could put her brand-new-step-mother’s cousin in his place… as being told repeatedly that she isn’t interested in him is apparently not getting through to the douche.
Unexpectedly and inconveniently attracted to each other, they decide to share a night of passion… something Scarlett has never done before, but something that Jackson is well used to.
But he will soon realize that Scarlett is not like every other woman, and not even close to how he expected her to be, and he’s reluctant to let her go. And this is where they decide to have a let’s-have-fun-while-it-lasts affair… that may well turn into nothing or happily ever after… if the people that keep getting in the way will only let it.
I have to say that Scarlett’s apparent spinelessness was not my favorite part of the book… not even close. I get being nice, polite and not wanting to cause a scene, or upset a loved one, but really! Woman, if a guy doesn’t get the hint by the third time you tell him in no uncertain terms to leave you alone, you knee him, don’t just think about it.
Jackson had a bit of I-have-asshole-genes-from-my-daddy-so-I’m-not-good-for-anyone-least-of-all-you-as-a-boyfriend issues… and I’m not much of a fan of that either.
Still, I really enjoyed the story, the writing was fluent and well-paced, their chemistry was hot and I’m surely going to be reading more from Ms. Phillips.
Rating: 3 stars
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