Bombshell by C.D. Reiss (Hollywood A-List #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Montlake Romance

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

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…

Wow. Simply wow.

I read Shuttergirl and had this obsession with Brad Sinclair. I really wanted to know who he was. He seemed like a good friend to Michael, yet, he seemed like he would be one of those guys who is a total dick. A playboy. A guy who got whatever he wanted and didn’t give a shit about anything.

Well, I finally got my story and damn it, if I didn’t fall in love with Brad Sinclair.

Brad Sinclair, Oscar nominated movie star was just enjoying life. Gorgeous, fun loving and now a single dad who is learning to deal with a daughter he knew nothing about. Nicole was thrust in his lap after the death of her mother. It was refreshing to hear Brad admit he had no idea what to do with her. He desperately thought both his old lifestyle and this new one, which included a five-year-old girl, could coincide.

“I was going to have to fake it until I made it. Act like I thought dads should act.”

Cara DuMont has worked as a nanny for years. She is down to earth and has no qualms about telling it like it is and plans to help with the transition Brad and Nicole will have to face. However, Cara’s desire for Brad was something unexpected. However bad she wanted him, she also didn’t want to destroy her reputation as she watched her friend, Blakely, do with one of her former employers. She took her job VERY seriously and would walk away if needed. But she couldn’t.

Something about Brad, and his daughter Nicole, just drew Cara in from the start and she was absolutely fooling herself if she thought that she could not be affected by the both of them.

The sexual frustration and attraction was almost instantaneous. Neither Cara nor Brad had any intention of letting it become anything more than a professional employer/employee relationship. But I’m so glad it did.

I love the fact that I got just about half way through the book before anything happened. It was a slow build up from the first-time Cara and Brad looked at each other just coming out of that bathroom with his daughter until when they finally succumb to their desire for each other.

There were so many unexpected moments, so many things I never thought were even possible in this book. At times, I was laughing at the banter between the two and the theatrics of a five-year-old little girl. The next moment, I was enjoying the dirty sex and then the world completely turned on its axis and the drama began. And by god, I never expected what I read. Not in a million years.

“There’s no one else I want to be better for. It’s you. I’m going to be better for you, and if you leave I’m afraid I’ll never have a reason to stop being a fuckup.”

The connection between Brad and Cara was so much more than a physical one, it became emotional as they connected over the love for a little girl. Absolutely brilliant.

All in all, to me this story is about growing up. Coming to terms with life and not running away but dealing with what is thrown your way head on. Making mistakes is part of life but you have to learn from them too.

Putting your #familyfirst

Making your priorities something that you never thought possible #Bradvsmydad

Becoming the best version of yourself that you can be #ImWithSinclair

I 100% loved this book. It is something that will stick with me for a long time to come. I look forward to more in the Hollywood A-List series.

I give Bombshell (Hollywood A-List #1) by CD Reiss 5++ stars!

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