Book Review: Hold Me Until Morning (A Grayson Brothers Novel) by Christina Phillips

Posted September 26, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Hold Me Until Morning (A Grayson Brothers Novel) by Christina PhillipsHold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips
Series: Grayson Brothers,
Published by Entangled: Brazen on September 28th 2015
Format: eARC
Source: Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 1633754057
ASIN: B013P2ETBU
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four-stars
four-flames

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

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...

The Good…:

Christina Phillip’s Hold Me Until Morning is the second book in her Grayson Brothers series. This novel centers around Cooper Grayson, who’s asked to look after his best friend’s little sister, Paris O’Connell. Paris is a popular soap opera actress who is being hounded by the paparazzi, and wants to get away from Hollywood for a while so she can decompress and figure out what to do with her career. Cooper knows Paris is strictly “hands off,” but she sure has changed from the little girl he used to know ten years ago.

I enjoyed this book, because I loved how Cooper and Paris knew each other as kids. In romance books the couple always gets together quickly, and I like when there’s a prior relationship, because then them falling in love seems more realistic to me. Add on to their possible relationship the fact she’s Cooper’s best friend’s little sister, and a Hollywood actress with an overbearing momager, and you have a recipe for one complicated relationship.

Paris and Cooper are both complicated characters, and their multi-dimensional development made me want to know more about them. Sadly, this is a Grayson Brothers series, so the next book will end up focusing on one of Cooper’s brothers. This isn’t a bad thing, but it means any new developments readers learn about Cooper and Paris will be told from someone else’s point of view. I’m hoping book #3 centers around Cooper’s brother Alex.

Do I Recommend?

I think this is a great book for anyone looking for a good romance with well-developed characters. I never read the first book in the series, Hold Me Until Midnight, but reading this book has made me want to go back and read it to get more of the backstory I might have missed. I really enjoyed the Hollywood actress meats bodyguard scenario, and loved the camaraderie between the brothers. The only thing I wished was that the resolution was more fleshed out. Like many of the romances I’ve read this summer, the ending seemed to get wrapped up a little too quickly for my tastes. Especially considering this book is a part of a series.

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Overall: 4.3

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.

@Angelized_1st

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