Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bombshell ~CD Reiss ~ Blog Tour


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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…


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 sat. “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. SBPR-CDR-B-ANfreewKU

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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. _21A6258_pp-fb

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Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

This is a book that makes me wish ratings were like figure skating results....
The premise and general story would be 4 stars.
I liked the idea that a young Hollywood star gets a wake up call when the daughter he didn't know about suddenly needs him and that through that life change he meets the woman who makes him want to be a better man/father. I liked Brad's evolution from an entitled jerk to a Dad his little girl could be proud of and someone to be admired.
Nicole was a hoot of a little girl - couldn't help but like her.
Cara was a character that I liked too - I appreciated the fact that she didn't want to be "that" nanny and was also using the nanny jobs as a way to fill an emotional need in herself.
I struggled with the execution of the idea - and that's what knocked the book down for me. I felt like there was unnecessary drama for the sake of drama. I'm not going to list all of the things that I had trouble with because I think some of them are strictly personal preference, but I will say that I never really understood why Cara and Brad being together had to be such a big deal. Yes, there was the awkwardness of her working for him and I could understand some of her initial resistance, but I didn't understand why it continued after she saw that his intentions were for more than just a fling. There were several things about the book that I didn't understand how they fit or really impacted the story and there were other things that I felt could have been played up a little more and made more impactful.
Overall, this was an average read for me. I enjoyed it, but felt like it didnt really live up to it's potential.

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