Monday, May 1, 2017

Bombshell ~ C.D Reiss ~ New Release and Review


Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is now LIVE!


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…

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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 - Average Read

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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 didn't really live up to it's potential.

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