Saturday, June 20, 2015

Review ~ HOLD ME UNTIL MIDNIGHT by Christina Phillips

Hold Me Until Midnight (Grayson Brothers, #1)
by: Christina Phillips
Series: Grayson Brothers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Source: Entangled Publishing

Every good girl loves a very bad boy...

Scarlett Ashford needs a date for her father's wedding. Only she doesn't just need a guy in a suit—she needs a bodyguard. The only problem is that Jackson Grayson is big and gorgeous and way too sexy. So much so that Scarlett's tempted to let this hot bad boy ruin her oh-so-good reputation...

Jackson doesn't do relationships and he certainly doesn't sleep with clients. Yet he can't fight their inconvenient attraction, or how badly he wants Scarlett's warm and wicked curves against his body. He wants her. Now. Even if it's just for one night, and even if walking away the next morning isn't as easy as he thought.

Besides, one hot and incredibly intense night between a bad boy and a pampered princess could never turn into something real...could it?

The premise of Hold Me Until Midnight had all the makings of being a really really good story.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s the first book in a new series about three brothers.  Thus, when I got the book, I was excited to read it.  

Unfortunately, I had some issues with the story.  I like the characters of Scarlett Ashford and Jackson Grayson.  Scarlett is more than the stuck up society girl the world sees.  But I’m a little tired of the high society girl slumming it with the lower class guy storyline.  And while I liked Jackson, halfway through the book, I still didn’t really know anything about him, his company, or what the company truly did.

Domestic violence plays a role in this book.  Not with the main characters, but with their backstories.  There is a scene that borders on domestic violence which society may not view that way but it is.  I think the author and the publisher for that matter has failed to truly show that it’s not acceptable.  I think it would have been appropriate to have information about getting help at the end of the book.

**Received a copy from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 2.5
(I thought the book was okay, but could have been better.)

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