Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is available now!
Bombshell by CD Reiss
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
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’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.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley for the Blog Tour *
~ 4 Teacup Stars ~
Bombshell is a story about a shocking surprise that turns a man’s life upside down and how he chooses to react and handle this “Bombshell”
This is the second book by CD Reiss that I have read and I am so thankful I gave this author another chance and chose to read this book. I truly enjoyed this book!! I have always enjoyed a story about a single father and also about a Hollywood A Lister. This story didn’t disappoint me at all!!
I found the characters to be interesting and relatable. I also found the storyline engaging, fun, sexy and even a little bit sweet. (thanks to Nicole) I couldn’t help getting lost in this book and these characters lives. There is something to CD Reiss’s writing that just sucks you into the story. I honestly felt like I was in Hollywood living these characters lives. Her words were descriptive and to the point. I thought the pace and flow of this story was spot on. I never felt that this story dragged but also don’t think anything was rushed either. Overall this was just a really well written book.
Bombshell is a standalone novel told in Dual POV. You could classify this book as a companion novel because we do meet Brad Sinclair in Shuttergirl (also a standalone novel). But you in no way need to read Shuttergirl before reading Bombshell. I didn’t even know Brad was a character that we met in another story until after I had read the book. We do also see the characters in Shuttergirl in this book, but as supporting characters. What that did was make me want to go out and read Shuttergirl now!!!
In this book we follow the life altering event that changes Brad Sinclair’s life and how he handles the changes he has to face. Brad is an A-List Hollywood Star who’s life is turned upside down when a 5 year old little girl named Nicole is dropped into his lap. He is determined to not have this change his life or his career. This is where Cara DuMont comes into the picture. Cara works for a nanny agency, but she is set against working with the Hollywood celebrity parents. So when she is helping her friend Blakely with an upset 5 year old in the bathroom, she is thrust into Brad’s life also. Nicole is an adorable 5 years old who has lost her mother and thrust into her father’s unknown life and has some trouble acclimating. She forms an instant bond to bathroom girl (Cara) Knowing this Brad is determined to have Cara as his nanny and won’t take NO for an answer. What we get after that meeting was an interesting and entertaining journey for three characters, all trying to figure out how to make this new situation work.
Will Brad win over Cara in the end?? Can Cara keep her feelings in check when it comes to Brad and Nicole?? What happens when secrets are revealed….will Brad and Cara come out together in the end??
Make sure you read this fun, and sexy single father romance story to get those answers!!!
If you are a fan of the A-List Hollywood celebrity love story or like a single father romance novel, then you need to read this one. I think it is one of my favorites in this style book.
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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.