HOLD ME UNTIL MORNING by Christina Phillips: Review

Posted October 2, 2015 in Reviews / 0 Comments

HOLD ME UNTIL MORNING by Christina Phillips: ReviewHold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips
Series: Grayson Brothers #2
Published by Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: September 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 194
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

She’s the one girl he should never touch…

Cooper Grayson is supposed to hole up in a mountain cabin and protect his best friend’s little sister from the paparazzi for a week. That’s it. But Paris O’Connell isn’t a kid anymore, and it’s hard to remember this is strictly business when she bats her big green eyes at him…then crashes through all his carefully placed boundaries.

Paris loves a challenge. And gorgeous Cooper Grayson is the most dangerous challenge she’s faced yet. He ignores the sizzling attraction that keeps her awake at nights, and he doesn’t care about her fame or her contacts, only seeing her. When they finally kiss, Cooper leaves her bare. Exposed. His for the taking. And take he does…

For one incredibly hot week, Cooper fulfils her every fantasy. But when the real world crashes in, so does reality. And reality tells them there’s no way a Hollywood star and a bad boy from the wrong side of town could ever have a future together?

 

Review

Cooper Grayson is helping out his best friend by providing protection to his sister while she takes a break from her grueling schedule. But she’s not just any ordinary person. She’s famous TV star Paris O’Connell and she’s not the kid Cooper knew growing up, she’s temptation personified and tests his limits like no other.

Paris O’Connell wants a chance to reassess her life and make some decisions without her mother breathing down her neck and her secret cabin is the perfect location. With Cooper providing protection, she won’t have to be looking over her shoulder for the paparazzi. She doesn’t count on him being a distraction but he’s one she’ll enjoy for the week they are hidden away.

HOLD ME UNTIL MORNING was an enjoyable read for the most part. I liked the characters, but I was not blown away by them. The family dynamics are understandable. For Paris, becoming an actress as a child and having her overambitious mother as manager made it difficult for her to stand up for herself. With Cooper, it’s the guilt about the past and its effect on their family that has limited him and the lack of faith his siblings had in him was sad.

While the trope is a familiar and interesting one, the characters have a certain naiveté that was initially likable but wore off after a while and the heavy dose of familial interference was very annoying. I enjoyed that both Paris and Cooper finally got it right all around but would have loved it if the passion had been dialed up a little bit more and the family drama kept to a minimum. 

 

 

 

About Christina Phillips

Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing paranormal, historical and contemporary romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees.

She is a triple finalist in the 2013 ARRA Awards for Favorite Erotic Romance, and finalist in the 2012 ARRA Awards for Favorite Paranormal Romance. She is published by Entangled, Ellora’s Cave and Berkley Heat and has dipped her toe in the indie pubbed waters. She is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, Romance Writers of America, the Dark Side Down Under Group blog and Historical Hearts Group blog. She helped establish the inaugural Professional Development for Authors program and has been a member of the editorial team for the RWA’s monthly newsletter, Hearts Talk. She loves hearing from her readers!

Christina is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.


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