May 5, 2017 Blitz, Book Review 0 ★★★★

Bombshell by CD Reiss

Bombshell by C.D. Reiss
Series: Hollywood A-List #1
Also in this series: Bodyguard
Published by Montlake Romance on May 1, 2017
Pages: 366
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From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, a standalone romance about a nanny, a Hollywood star, and a love they never expected.
Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.
Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.
But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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Bombshell proved to be a great choice in what to read next! I quickly fell into the story as the heat between Brad and Cara began. This is a story built on hidden truths and an express introduction to family life. They discover they both have a reason for being in each other’s lives.  Their journey is one of self discovery with a lot of fun thrown in along the way!Visit Site

Brad Sinclair is the kind of guy Cara Dumont avoids at all costs. She’s a nanny and he’s a celebrity in need of someone to care for his 5 year old daughter Nicole. Recognising Cara was the perfect person to look after his daughter, all he had to do was convince her to break her rules and accept his offer of work.

Cara rapidly falls for Nicole. As each day that passes, she finds it harder and harder to turn her back on the young girl. Nicole is a polite but vocal young lady. Like most youngsters, she lets people around her know what she wants. Her lack of pretentiousness along with her interactions being consistent of a child for her age was refreshing. Too often in books and film, children are portrayed way beyond their peers and nothing ticks me off more!SBPR-CDR-B-Teaser14NA

As the lines blur between employer and employee, Cara’s resolve to remain indifferent falters. At the same time, Brad’s determination to not lose Cara for Nicole’s sake intensifies. It is a balancing act, weighing heavily on his heart. It doesn’t help that their undeniable chemistry causes them both to reconsider their choices on a daily basis.

There was a natural ambiance when all three were together but I have to admit to them being a little too comfortable at times! Call me old fashioned but there are some moments that made me want to remind Brad there was a time and a place for everything. Thankfully, the majority of the time I was caught up with them either playing families or getting a bit of steamy alone time. Any parent knows that you seize such freedom with knowledge it may not happen again anytime soon!

I didn’t recall Brad from Shuttergirl but there have been a few books in between! The good news is that as with Shuttergirl, familiar characters from other books crop up giving their world authenticity. There’s no need to have read the other books, it’s just a nice bonus if you have 🙂 When I did go back and check out where Brad featured in Shuttergirl, the penny dropped. How could I have forgotten!

Bombshell was a story that incorporated the life of the rich and famous as well as the average family. A page turner that slowed down a tad in places, but never for long. I loved the references to ‘Southern Manners’ and the humour it provided at just the right moments. My other appreciation is having a new shower scene to think of rather than the Hitchcock one. Trust me, this one will not have you freaking out next time you realise you’re not alone!

4 Irresistible Stars!



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About the Author

_21A6258_pp-fbCD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.


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