I've heard a lot of good things about Ms. Reiss's books, and so I just had to read one for myself, and I've got to say that I really enjoyed this first book of her Hollywood A-List series. The way this story started had me empathizing with the hero's little girl, as she's been placed with a father she's never even met after having just recently lost her mother. How is a girl so young supposed to deal with such lose? Will anyone be able to help Brad's daughter? However, it was from the moment that the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time in this story that I loved, as Brad is used to getting everything his own way and he wants Cara as his daughter's nanny.
Both the main characters kept me entertained from start to finish due to their back stories, their growing relationship, all they go through within this story and how they interact with the hero's little girl. She's adorable and so easy to love that I could understand why Cara finds it hard to walk away from her, even though she knows it's in her best interest to do so, because celebrity fathers as gorgeous as Brad Sinclair are trouble with a capital T. Moreover, I could sympathize with all Cara's been through in her past and could understand her reasons for becoming a nanny. It gives her the chance to share her big heart and kind nature with children, even though it's hard for her not to get attached and hard not to be reminded of all that she's lost. But what I liked most of all about the heroine is that she wasn't afraid to challenge Brad by saying whatever was on her mind when it came to his parenting and how he should handle things differently now that he has a child in his life. No way can he continue the celebrity life -- the parties and his womanizing ways. He needs to set a good example for his daughter and be able to put her first.
While Brad, he's cocky and confident; typical Hollywood type with his attitude and behavior. Not that all celebrities are as much of a womanizer as Brad is or into the parties like he is. Still, I must admit I liked how much the hero grows throughout this story, and how he proves he can be a good father by the tough decisions he has to make for his career. I also liked that he didn't give up on his pursuit of Cara, because they had something special. Of which, their sizzling chemistry shows that, especially once it spills over onto the pages in very steamy sex scenes that do justice to their chemistry.
Overall, Ms. Reiss has penned a really good read in this book where the dirty talk ups the sexual tension and didn't bother me like it sometimes does. The way this story ended had me concerned for Brad's daughter, but I liked how things worked out for all in the end. The hero needed to put his daughter first and he certainly does that with the decision he makes concerning his career. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped things up perfectly, because of the double surprise Brad had for Cara. I would recommend Bombshell by CD Reiss, if you enjoy Hollywood Romances or books by authors Alessandra Torre, JT Geissinger, Karina Halle or Katy Evans.
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…