Monday, September 28, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Hold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips

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Series: Grayson Brothers #2
Publication Date: September 28, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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 isstrictly 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...
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Later that afternoon Paris abandoned her tablet, where she’d been checking her Facebook account, and peered through her bedroom window. After a huge lunch, Cooper had managed to persuade her brother to give him a hand in clearing the back yard. He’d found a surprising variety of tools in the old garden shed, and Scott’s horrified protests at getting his hands dirty hadn’t cut it with Cooper.

It was amazing how much better the yard looked now that it wasn’t a jungle of weeds. She repeated that thought a couple of times as an excuse to keep on peeking out through the window, behind the cover of the drapes. But the truth was the sight of Cooper wearing nothing but boots, jeans and a battered old cowboy hat was mesmeric. Is it hot in here or what?

She took a deep breath. She’d never spied on a guy like this before. Maybe she’d take them out a cold drink. She went to the kitchen and grabbed a beer and a couple of cans from the fridge.

Cooper took the bottle of beer from her with a grin that sent her stomach into a free fall. Scott scowled at the can of soda she offered him. “What the hell?”

“You’ve had enough,” she said, trying not to stare at the way Cooper’s muscles rippled as he tipped his head back and swallowed his beer. “You’re driving later.”

Scott muttered something under his breath, but took the soda. That was one thing she’d say for her brother. He never argued with her when it came to alcohol. She guessed her problems when she was younger had affected him more than he’d admit. “You could invite me to stay over.”

She popped the tab on her own soda. “You want to sleep with Cooper tonight? Be my guest.” Then she took a quick drink so her brother wouldn’t guess where her thoughts had instantly leaped.

Sleeping with Cooper wasn’t going to happen.

“I don’t share my bed with anyone.” Cooper wiped his mouth with the back of his hand and appeared to be avoiding looking her way. “Not even you, Scott.”

“When you spend the whole night with someone let me know, and we’ll get wasted to celebrate.” Scott turned to her. “You’re a girl,” he said, which was amazingly observant of him. “Would you give a guy a second chance if he loved you and left you as soon as he could?”

She had the crazy urge to giggle. She coughed and mock frowned at Cooper, who looked as though he’d like to break Scott’s neck. “Is that what you do, then?”

“No.” He ground the word between his teeth.

“Don’t give me that bullshit.” Scott punched him on the arm. “This is only Paris.”

This is only Paris. That kind of annoyed her. “I don’t know why you want my opinion. You seem pretty sure you know what girls like. You’re such a man whore.”

Scott toasted her with his soda. He obviously took her insult as a compliment. “I never leave before morning—and the ladies love it.”

She made a gagging sound. “You’re disgusting.”

“He’s always been disgusting,” Cooper said. “You’ve only just noticed?”

“Don’t change the subject,” Scott said. “We were talking about you and the service you offer.”

“I’ve never had any complaints.”

She really didn’t mean to, but couldn’t help glancing at him. Their gazes clashed.

What would Scott do if she backed up Cooper’s claim?

She hastily tore her gaze from him and took a long drink to cool herself down. She had no idea what Scott would do, and it didn’t matter because he was never going to find out that she, at least, would give him a five star rating when it came to being serviced by Cooper.

“You haven’t had any complaints because you don’t hang around long enough afterwards to hear any.”

“That’s not the reason I don’t get complaints.”

Too right it wasn’t. Although, now that she came to think about it, his reaction afterwards had kind of sucked. Maybe that’s what Scott was getting at. Not that she was going to agree with him.

Or maybe it’s only with me that he acted so weird? If she hadn’t thrown herself in his arms and practically begged for it, would he even have kissed her?

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Synopsis: 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?
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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. 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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