Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is available now!
Bombshell by CD Reiss Publication Date: May 1st, 2017 Publisher: Montlake 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…
First, let's talk about the 5 year old. You know she is going to be in the book from the blurb, but what you don't know is just how wonderful she is. Writing an adult you believe is difficult, writing a 5 year old who feels real, who steals the story, and is just plain adorable can't be easy. But, CD Reiss makes it look like the easiest thing ever.
Brad and Cara. Sigh. I was not sure what I was going to think of Brad, as the "Hollywood star" hero lost a lot of it's appeal the first time I got stuck in traffic on the way home due to filming (so, about my 2nd day living in Los Angeles, LOL). Well, I love Brad. I love how he really is trying to be the good guy, but how scared he is of losing the things that he really isn't sure how he ended up with in the first place. I love that he wants to do the right thing, that he wants those around him to be happy. And, most of all, I love that he was not perfect.
Cara is someone I would want to be friends with. You admire who she is, and I found myself really drawn to how true she is to herself, to what she wants, to what is important to her, and how willing she is to stand up for, and with, those people she loves.
They were perfect together. Add in a little girl that they both grow to love, and find themselves willing to sacrifice for, and you have a great story. I did have a small issue with the reveal of Brad's bombshell...I totally understand why it took place where it did, but I didn't feel like I had quite enough story to get over it and back to adoring him. I was close, and it by no means ruined it for me, and I am not even sure it would have worked earlier, as I needed to like him as much as I did to get over it, but it was the one thing that wasn't perfect.
CD Reiss is a go to author for me. When an author writes characters you believe in, who act in ways that make you angry at them, even though they are just people on a page, you know this is an author you need to follow.
I absolutely recommend this book.
I sometimes worry about books that have children as such a focal point of the story-because not every author can portray children as well as they can adults. Of course, this is not a problem for C.D. Reiss. I fell in love with Nicole instantly. Her thought pattern, her speech, her wants/needs are all on par for a child her age. I honestly wanted to hug her.
Cara was what I expected...yet not. I loved her protectiveness towards the children in her care. I love that she always had their best interests in mind. She isn't afraid to speak her mind and stand up for herself-rare traits in the Hollywood environment that she finds herself in.
I can't lie-it took me a little while to warm up to Brad. I wanted to love him right away and I just couldn't at first...but once I DID fall? I fell hard. He has the world at his feet and just doesn't even know what to do with it. There were some moments of frustration but watching him push and grow through them was satisfying.
Oh the slow burn. The ache for these two to be together was intense. Once they finally came together? Holy fireworks. C.D. Reiss knows how to write sex that is steamy, hot, and sexy and that shows in this book.
This book had some laughs in it for me as well, as any book involving a child will. They do tend to pop up and say things at the most inopportune times. Watching them all figure out the dynamics they were now dealing with was interesting. I liked how realistic that was; these three characters (Nicole totally counts) figuring out what to do with one another and dealing with their growing pains.
Bombshell was an enjoyable-and more emotional than I expected- read for me and I would absolutely recommend it. I look forward to seeing what Ms. Reiss has in store for us next!
(Free in Kindle Unlimited)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2oyQhoz
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/jzo7dly
Add to Goodreads: http://tinyurl.com/zhgfx32
About the Author
Connect with CD Reiss: