Review: Bombshell by C.D. Reiss

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Bombshell by CD Reiss
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

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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☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

My Thoughts:

Brad Sinclair is a rising star in the movie scene in Hollywood, and he is a notorious bad boy in the Hollywood social scene. This strikingly handsome young man seems to have it easy, but his life has been riddled by a few “bombshells”.

In ShutterGirl (released May 2015), Brad is introduced as the cavalier friend of Michael Greyson.  He is easy on eyes in person and on the big screen. He is party central—embodying the “work hard, play harder” philosophy—and when he’s not on set, he can usually be found with a babe on one side and a drink on the other. I have to say that I found it rather hard to like Brad through much of Bombshell, but you know what they say about walking in someone else’s shoes. Once I got to see the whole picture, it was hard not to fall for the guy. This southern boy’s mama raised him right. Speaking of his mama, she is a breath of fresh air. I loved every mama-ism that Brad repeated; each one reminded me of some of my favorite friends from the south.

Nicole, the latest bombshell in Brad’s life, is his surprise love child. You know how actors say you shouldn’t work with children or animals? It must be true because the precocious five year old stole every scene she was in. Whether she was dancing, drawing, or covered in excrement, she was an adorable girl suffering through a tragic loss and a major life change. I fell in love with this sweet little thing, and I fell in love with Brad falling for his daughter. It truly is the point where he becomes a handsome, desirable man instead of just famous eye-candy.

Unlike most bad-boy turned good guy stories, Ms. Reiss doesn’t rely on an insta-love situation. Yes, the professional nanny, Cara Dumont, and Brad both find one another attractive, but Cara keeps it professional. She is all about the kids. She has no interest in becoming embroiled in a dysfunctional Hollywood family, and she didn’t need her friend Blakey’s train-wreck of a situation to teach her that lesson. Cara is defined by her social and professional rules as well as by her expectations of good parenting. She keeps her heart and her reputation safe by choosing to push Brad to parent Nicole instead of succumbing to his sexy flirtations.

Bombshell by C.D. Reiss is a sweet, sexy read. It has just the right balance of scandal and humor. The leisurely slow-to-spark love is perfect for developing characters whom readers care about. Brad’s entourage provides just enough discord and angst to give readers something to worry about. I loved how professionally Cara and Blakely, handled those mind fields! Ms. Reiss writes with panache. Her characters are layered. Her plots are interesting. Her heroines always have the most enviable pet names (laughably, I’m a bit jealous that I’ve never been a Teacup, a Goddess or a Sweet Apple). Whether erotica, mystery or a sweet romance, her writing is evocative and intelligent.

 

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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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