Friday, May 5, 2017

REVIEW: Bombshell by C.D. Reiss

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Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is now LIVE!

OUR REVIEW:

Shel: Here's something I know to be true: when I go running to social media to share about a book I've just finished, I know it's a five star book for me because I'll feel a compulsion to tell everyone who follows us in our bookish bubble how much I want them to read it and love it as much as I did. I want to ohh and ahhh over it. Bombshell was one of those types of books. Court: It is. I cannot think of a single reason that you should not stop what you are doing (well...okay, read this review then stop) and get this book. Read this book. Love this book. 

Shel: Here's the thing, I haven't met a C.D. Reiss book I haven't liked. I've liked them all. I still remember the very first time I saw the cover and synopsis for Beg and how one wintery night I sat glued to my couch as blew through as much of that series as was released and impatiently waited for more. That being said, I've found that while the Drazens are my comfort C.D. Reiss reading (isn't that so weird, since they're so fucked up? I guess it's that I know going in they'll be fucked up that makes it okay? I don't know--a though for another day, I suppose), I really love when she writes something that is outside of their world. I loved ShutterGirl, Hard Ball, and now Bombshell, and the worlds she's created in these novels. All three of these novels put me in environments so foreign to my south Louisiana world and yet the emotions and relationship complications that run throughout the novels are easily recognizable and relatable.

Court: I really liked how original the idea was for this one though. Hollywood Heartthrob and the world of Nanny's and how fickle apparently that can be (and for sure - I guess it is true how these days a lot of Hollywoods hubby's have gotten dumped because they got with the nanny!) but this is not like that. This was fresh and at the same time like Shel said...we haven't met a C.D. Reiss book we did not enjoy. I like this world, and a continuation of ones we have been in before but only lightly so each one is a for sure standalone. 

Shel: So what was it about Bombshell that made it one of those novels that I could not put down? Maybe it was how much I liked Cara; I liked how real she was with herself--she didn't try to make her position any more than it was and she read the people around her so well that she rarely seemed to falter. I loved how much she loved what she did and that she always put the children first. I loved her professionalism and that it never seemed to make her cold, just aware of how tenuous her place in the world could be in certain circumstances? Or maybe it was Brad and how undouchey he actually was once I got to know him better. I so appreciated how honest he was about how he felt when it came to Nicole and Cara. I liked that he was a mess but he really never tried to run from it--or if he did, he never ran for long--and that he faced the fall out from decisions he made. I respected both of these characters so much. Or maybe it was being in the inner sanctum of a celebrity world and seeing how the "help" viewed things versus how the "star" viewed things. Perhaps, too, it was Brad's family and Cara's backstory, and how they sorta fought their desire but couldn't and how much fun it was to see them falling for each other. I don't know if any one of these things did it or if it was the collective that did me in, but boy did I fall hard for these characters and this story line and I am super hopeful that the next book in this series of stand alones is Blakely because I absolutely feel that there's a ton of story to tell there. Court: Each thing separately sucked us in, and then we saw this beautiful picture come together when we had alll of the information. Did that mean we were done with the book? Yes, but I enjoyed every single second of it. I think this is one that could for sure go on the read again list. It was escapist fun, and the plot, setting and characters were strong because C.D. Reiss is such a strong writer. There was excitement, some emotion (yeah, I teared up again...so what>) and really it would make our day if you try it and let us know what you think, too! 

Shel: Thanks for giving me such a great distraction from this crazy world we're in, C.D. Reiss; I can't wait to see what you distract me with next. Court: That's true...not much real world adulating gets done when I enter her book world and isn't that just the best! 

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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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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. _21A6258_pp-fb

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