Series: Hollywood A-List #1
Published by Montlake Romance on May 1st 2017
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…
I have read almost every book CD Reiss has written—the bulk of which is BDSM centered. While Bombshell is not her first venture from the dark side to the land of vanilla, it is my favorite lighthearted journey of hers so far.
I love how realistic Brad’s transformation is. He isn’t unlikable, but he is a very selfish Hollywood bad boy. It would have been so easy for CD to suddenly turn him into a responsible, devoted dad once his surprise daughter lands on his doorstep and he finds a competent nanny. Easy, yes, but it would make for a boring story.
Cara is the gold standard of nannies, but she’s only willing to commit to a 30-day “consultant” arrangement with Brad. She’s not afraid of bluntly schooling him in how to be a good single father. Cara has good reasons for wanting to avoid working for celebrity fathers. Unfortunately for her, she has a tendency to become attached to the children under her care, and it’s difficult to guard her heart against Brad’s daughter, Nicole. In addition, her attraction to Brad is both surprising and unwelcome.
Nicole is a sensitive five-year-old with good manners and a maturity that’s unexpected given her age. She really is adorable, but she also has a spoiled side. The fact that Brad and Cara have such trouble saying, “No,” to her becomes rather irritating, and yet I enjoyed the progression of Nicole’s relationship with them.
The slow burn of Brad and Cara’s romantic connection is oh so good. Cara puts up a good fight, but living under the same roof with such hotness is a futile effort. The story is charming and funny, but it also packs a ton of heat. Brad and Cara almost set my Kindle on fire with some seriously scorching sex scenes. There are other side stories and conflicts that add even more interest to the story.
A little bit sweet and a whole lot sexy, Bombshell delivers both with style.
Recommended for fans of:
Sing father romance
Lives of nannies
Lifestyle of the rich and famous
**ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**