ARC REVIEW: Hold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips (Grayson Brothers #2)


Hold Me Until Morning (Grayson Brothers #2)
Author: Christina Phillips
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: September 28th, 2015
Published By: Entangled Publishing, LLC. – Brazen
ISBN: 1633754057


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 fulfills 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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Hold Me Until Morning is the second novel in Christina Phillips, Grayson Brothers series. It is a full length standalone novel told from dual third-person POVs. This is the first novel I’ve read by Christina Phillips and I practically relished it. It is definitely a friends to lovers type of novel, but with a smidgen of second chance romance thrown in there. So, angst? It definitely has it! The writing itself is solid and the characters are developed.

You may be wondering lower rating, but it’s mainly that the book didn’t overwhelm me. It was actually a perfect middle of the road book. I don’t consider those bad reads. To me they are wonderfully engrossing, and generally short enough to take my whole attention while not making me lose my whole day.

Cooper sets out to do a job, and that’s keeping an eye on his childhood best friend’s younger sister. Sure, he was okay with that, and then she got out of the car. He hasn’t seen Paris in years, and while he was expecting gorgeous, he wasn’t expecting the instant attraction between them.

Paris (along with Cooper) tries pretty hard to fight the attraction, which is where some of the angst comes in. She wasn’t expecting him, and he’s landed back in her life when she’s trying to sort out what she wants. Like Cooper, she hadn’t set eyes on him in years and he hasn’t changed much since her childhood crush on him. The walls are up pretty high between them, but they do crash through them. I should also mention, these two are HOT together. Fan your face sizzling.

They eventually sort whats between them, but they aren’t prepared for the outside forces. People sticking fingers in where they don’t belong to get what they want, instead of whats good for the main couple. You do see some co-stars, which I actually thought was great because they seem just as complex. I’m hoping to read the next book in the series and I already know I’ll be going back to read the first one.

A very solid three star read, leaning toward 3.5. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.


3 star

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