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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CD Reiss weaves a beautiful story about Brad Sinclair, a Hollywood actor who discovers he has a five year old daughter. Cara is a nanny who works for the rich and famous. She is good at what she does and Brad insists she work for him and Cara reluctantly agrees.
I love the way C. D. Reiss portrays Brad. He is a gorgeous, talented, fun loving party boy but still has his small town values. He pretends he doesn't care what people think but deep down he does. He is a mess, but he is a lovable mess. His family is not impressed with his movie star status and treat him the same as they always have and that keeps him grounded. Brad isn't sure what to do with the little girl who has just lost her mom. He wants his wild bachelor days back and keeps fighting his new restricted life. Cara has to keep reminding Brad and yes, sometimes yelling at him to try to keep him in line. Brad is afraid of messing up and he finds himself drawn to the fearless nanny. Brad struggles with being a father and admires Cara’s intuitive way with kids.
Cara had an unstable childhood living as a military brat. She loves children and loves being a nanny and she knows better than to get involved with a dad of one of her charges. She knows it will only ruin her reputation and no one will want to hire her. She doesn't want to get involved with Brad but yet she finds it impossible to resist him. I admire how strong Cara is and how hard she works to be the best at what she does.
Brad and Cara are good together and help each other with their issues and they learn they trust each other. Brad's daughter is delightful. She is cute and sweet and adds another dimension to the story and I also enjoyed all the secondary characters. This is the first book in the Hollywood A-list series and I can't wait to read more. It is a charming, feel good story with an interesting plot and I never wanted it to end.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
4 Crazy Stars!
What a crazy ride! You know those books that start off in crazy town and you wonder what the heck you are reading? The more you read, the more you're thinking to yourself that maybe this just isn't the story for me. Yet I just can't stop reading it, I gotta see where this is going. It always amazes me how an author can turn a book around. It's happened before, yet it still shocks me when it happens again. This is one of those books! It's the reason I try not to give up on them. I absolutely loved how C.D. Reiss turned this around for me. By the end of the book she got me hook, line and sinker.
The book started out with crazy behavior by spoiled, entitled actors and one sane nanny. I wasn't much of a fan of Brad until almost the end of the book. Coming from a small town with normal folks, I was surprised by his behavior until things started to finally get real. I finally started to relate to him when he started to grow as a father and that's when the author had me. The end was beautiful and I loved the epilogue!
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