Blog Tour – BOMBSHELL by CD Reiss



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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.



My Review


Even so I have read other nanny-employer books – Bombshell (Hollywood A-List #1) by C.D. Reiss tackled  the trope in a very refreshing way.

L.A., celebrities, nannies – the topic is as real as the book depicts it. Trust me I speak from experience. It’s as over the top, as extravagant and as ludicrous as described. I think that’s why I had SO MUCH FUN reading this book. Because it was so entirely true.

Bombshell had me cracking up!!!

I loved the unique approach, and the slow burn that slowly turned into an inferno. Cara DuMont took her job seriously but she also realized the attraction that she felt towards her employer wouldn’t just dissipate. And Brad Sinclair acknowledged that he liked the looks of his nanny but he didn’t intent to do anything about it. They both had genuinely good intention of not letting it grow into something complicated. And kept it professional until one fateful night.

I really liked that they fought their attraction and tried to keep it professional – until they buckled under the weight of their lust for each other and sexual frustration.

Brad Sinclair was wonderfully delicious, straight forward, a bit overwhelmed with his newest responsibility but also genuine in his feelings toward fatherhood.

Cara DuMont, a wonderful nanny and a level-headed, down to earth kind of women, told it how she saw it. She’s seen and heard everything by then, experienced all kinds of arrangements and situations that were a norm in celebrity families – nothing could faze her anymore.

I loved Brad and Cara’s genuine connection, it wasn’t all physical. They bonded over Brad’s daughter, presented an united front, and weathered ups and downs like grownups – ok plus a little drama. 😀

Bombshell was absolutely a ‘my kind’ of story.

I was grinning, chuckling and laughing out loud. I was shaking my head and grinning from ear to ear – all in all I had a fabulous time.

This novel was everything I could have hoped for in a book — a TOP FAVORITE and an immediate recommendation!!

Even so this book is the first book in a new series called Hollywood A-List – the characters from  ShutterGirl (The Hollywood Project, #1) made an appearance – and if you liked ShutterGirl as much as I did you will love Bombshell without a doubt.

I’m coming straight out and say I LOVE this series. And I can’t wait to read more about Hollywood A-List!! Bring it ON!!


4.5 stars




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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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About corina

I’m a blogger, photographer, and unapologetic book addict. I love strong female characters, major jerks, and Happily Ever Afters.

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