Hold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips

Hold Me Until Morning

byChristina Phillips

Kobo ebook | September 28, 2015

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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...

Title:Hold Me Until MorningFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 28, 2015Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1633754057

ISBN - 13:9781633754058

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary People Caught Up in an Ordinary Life Cooper Grayson lets his best friend, Scott, talk him into a week long job. This isn't just any job. He has to spend a week guarding Hollywood's "It" girl, Paris O'Connell, in a secluded cabin. Christina Phillips does it again with the tale of Cooper and Paris. The steam heats up the pages from the very beginning. I love how Phillips effortlessly describes the best kind of sexual tension, mutual. The couple tries to fight the amazing chemistry they have while tucked away in the wilderness, but the obstacles that prevent their consummation don't seem unsurmountable for long. I laughed my way through Paris and her little quirks, swooned when Cooper said the very best things, and cried when it almost fell apart. The road to love always has a few bumps, but Phillips gives us a few unexpected twists and turns before giving us a taste of the happily ever after. Hold Me Until Morning is a sinful dose of what life is like for extraordinary people to get caught up in an ordinary life. Thank you to Christina Phillips and Entangled Publishing for gifting me with a copy of Hold Me Until Morning in exchange for an honest review. I can't wait to hear what Phillips has in store for the oldest Grayson, Alex, in the next installment of the series.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The actress and the bodyguard 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. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sexy best friend's sister story! The best friend's little sister trope is in play here as Cooper is tasked with protecting his friend Scott's sister Paris at his remote cabin. She's a Hollywood superstar, and needs a place to hide from the paparazzi while she makes some important life decisions. Cooper's known Paris since they were kids, but she's all grown up now, and he can't help but notice. When the sexual attraction takes on a life of its own, suddenly his quick and easy job turns into something much more complicated. Can a sexy starlet and a down to earth regular guy have a future together? At the beginning of this story I wasn't sure whether I liked Paris's character. She comes across as pretty immature and naive - but in fact, those parts of her are the parts that are real. She's used to playing a sexpot on tv, having been in a soap opera since a very young age, but because of this facade, her actual experience is much less and I actually came to appreciate her difficulties in having a normal dating life when under the thumb of her very controlling mother. She grew on me and I found that she became more likable as she started standing up for herself. Cooper was a fairly typical alpha male character, and thankfully didn't dwell incessantly on the whole ' I can't sleep with my best friend's sister' idea. It pops up here and there, but never so much as to be annoying. And it doesn't stop him from giving in to his attraction to Paris quite early in the story, leading to some steamy scenes between them. I quite liked them together, though I wish they had done a better job of communicating from the start. Of course, that's the basis of their conflict, that they don't share as much as they should, and as a result both are left with doubts about where the relationship could go in the future. But by the end they've happily sorted all that out, and the result is a satisfying happy ending. I'm definitely intrigued to read more of this series, with Cooper's brothers being very interesting secondary characters. 3.5 stars.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent read I thought this was an excellent read. A super sexy opposites attracts story that I read straight through. Nice writing style and great characters make this one you will want to read. Cooper Grayson remembers the Paris from childhood. The woman he is helping hide out from the paparazzi is far different from that memory though. She's incredibly sexy and all woman and if he's not careful, she could crash down the walls he's carefully constructed around his heart. Paris O'Connell is tired of the Hollywood life but with her pushy mother getting away from it is impossible. For one glorious week though, she is living with Cooper Grayson. Unbelievably handsome and made for sin, he will be her toughest challenge yet! This is one I highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seductive story... It's been done before. Many times. Even so I never get tired of friends to lover romances. If done right they can be the most sweet, romantic and revealing reads. Paris' career has given her everything she wants. In spite of all she has there is still an emptiness in her life. Cooper is surprised to see his best friend's sister all grown up. But knows her high profile career and his friendship with her brother makes her off limits. These two people had steam coming out of their ears when together. I have to be honest I think there was some subtle matchmaking afoot. Hold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips is a seductive story that was told in the right way, by the right person. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful! What a story and a half! This novel is lighthearted and comical, but also an intriguing commentary on the lives and perceptions of those perpetually in the media spotlight. Phillips combines chemistry and emotion, sex and life in a manner that was absolutely captivating. She brings her world and characters to life in a realistic yet unforgettable manner. Paris was such an intriguing character. She’d been through so much, yet at the same time had so much. It was a paradox that many of us never think of, yet was so apparent in the way that Phillips developed it. Cooper was one of the best romance heroes I’ve read about in a very long while. He was romantic & caring sides were highlighted by his strong, alpha-esque nature. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. OMG! I hate Paris’ conniving Mom! I feel as if she was inadvertently the driving force behind the entire tale. In more ways than one she shaped the lives and decisions of many of the major players in the tale. Phillips never fails to enchant and excite me with her writing. This novel was no exception. I read it from cover to cover in a single sitting. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful! What a story and a half! This novel is lighthearted and comical, but also an intriguing commentary on the lives and perceptions of those perpetually in the media spotlight. Phillips combines chemistry and emotion, sex and life in a manner that was absolutely captivating. She brings her world and characters to life in a realistic yet unforgettable manner. Paris was such an intriguing character. She’d been through so much, yet at the same time had so much. It was a paradox that many of us never think of, yet was so apparent in the way that Phillips developed it. Cooper was one of the best romance heroes I’ve read about in a very long while. He was romantic & caring sides were highlighted by his strong, alpha-esque nature. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. OMG! I hate Paris’ conniving Mom! I feel as if she was inadvertently the driving force behind the entire tale. In more ways than one she shaped the lives and decisions of many of the major players in the tale. Phillips never fails to enchant and excite me with her writing. This novel was no exception. I read it from cover to cover in a single sitting. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-09-21