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Bombshell by CD Reiss
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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…
The front door opened. I expected a housekeeper or butler, but it was the actor himself.
I hadn’t forgotten how beautiful he was; I’d just chosen not to think about it.
“Ma’am,” he said. Southern boy. Parents together. Christian elementary. Public secondary. Two years at USC Drama. Dates his costars for a month after the wrap party, then moves on. Poring through the trades and making calls, I’d discovered he’d spend at least eight of the next twelve months overseas doing action movies, but most had postproduction in town.
“Mr. Sinclair,” I said, holding my hand out. “Nice to see you outside a bathroom.”
He shook my hand.
I’d shaken plenty of famous hands attached to gorgeous men, but my imagination was sparked by the way his fingers slid against mine to grasp them and the way our palms pressed together. My mind clouded over with ripped sheets, hard muscles, and soft skin.
“Pleasure’s mine,” he said and my brain skipped like a trip on a cracked sidewalk over the word pleasure.
He didn’t give me the oversincere hand-over-clasp to show me how damn happy he was to see me, but there was something intimate about that half a second.
Just a consultation.
I followed him into the house. Dora Donovan had designed it. Looked like her with her faux-midcentury white couch and shag rug. That wasn’t going to work with playdates unless he wanted to keep an upholsterer on staff.
We went through the living room to a smaller room with a pool table smack in the middle. It had a stained glass Budweiser lamp over it and was racked for nine-ball. Dora Donovan had nothing to do with this room, for sure.
“Wanna sit?” He held a chair out for me. The glass-topped table was just inside the open patio doors and was set with iced tea.
“I’m not a date,” I said kindly, indicating the iced tea setup. “Just so you know. You don’t have to do things like hold the chair for me.”
“Habit, I guess.”
He sat opposite me.
“Chivalry is nice. But with the nanny, whomever you hire, it can be misconstrued.”
He smirked a little, as if misconstruing his own thoughts. I cleared my throat and pulled my jacket closed.
I have a mad author crush on Christine. I have since her Submission Series, and it only grows with each subsequent book.
If you’ve read Shuttergirl, then you’ve already gotten a tiny little taste of Brad Sinclair. If you haven’t, then prepare yourself for the newest, juiciest DILF in Hollywood. He’s a A-list actor who is used to getting what he wants and who he wants, when he want’s it. Being an insta-daddy wasn’t part of that plan.
Cara is the consummate Hollywood nanny. She’s smart, professional, has zero aspirations of being a star. Working for an elite nanny agency, her one rule: No celebrities.
Nicole is an absolute peach. She’s smart, articulate and for having just had her world turned upside down, she’s handling it like a champ. I seriously love this little girl. Nicole could be your daughter. She’s real, written so very well. She’s not perfect. She throws tantrums and is a tad manipulative, but show me a five-year old who isn’t. And the dedication at the beginning of the book by Christine had me in tears.
Brad and Cara are so wonderful together and for each other. Each has things they are hiding; secrets that they are ashamed of. The more Cara fights to distance herself, the more Brad pulls her in. There is a lot of give and take in this story, with each character learning not only about each other, but about themselves.
This book isn’t all sweetness and light. You will go from loving Brad to hating Brad, to loving him again. Cara will frustrate you with her stubbornness. But through it all, at the end, you’ll close the book and think to yourself, “That’s exactly the way it should be.”
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About the Author
CD 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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