Series: Grayson Brothers

Hold Me Until Forever by Christina Phillips

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Hold Me Until Forever by Christina Phillips

I read the second book in this series, and liked it, so it was an easy choice for me to pick up this book. This book apparently has a bit more of BDSM element to it, after all our hero owns a BDSM club, so I was mildly concerned. My big issue with these kinds of books is that they are often done quite poorly, but in this book I would call BDSM-lite. While Alex is a bit of a control freak, and they use some of the lingo, there is very little actually BDSM in this book. So if that’s a hang up for you, fear not, this book is safe. More about our hero, Alex. Alex has a tragic past, his father was abusive, and one night when he was quite young, he killed his father while his father was basically in the middle of trying to kill his brothers. I think its safe to say that anyone would be affecting by having something like that in their past. And it has resulted in Alex being unable to trust himself or others, and through this has spent his life trying to control every single aspect of life, all the time. He likes Ella, our heroine, but he doesn’t trust himself with her, so he avoids her. I feel bad for him, clearly he is messed up from his past, and while there are occasions in the book where he comes off as being commitment-phobic, the reality is he […]

Hold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips

Posted September 28, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips

So I am a sucker for romances that involve a guy falling for his best friends younger sister. I love the whole inherently forbidden aspect of it, because nine times out of ten the couple in questions hides the relationship from everyone and it just makes it all the more exciting. The characters in this book definitely kept their relationship under wraps, but that had more to do with the fact that Paris is a Hollywood actress and she’s trying to escape from that world for a while. Sounded like to me that this book had all the right elements for me to enjoy it. Paris, our heroine, has been working on the same prime time soap since she was a young teenager, and at this point she has had enough. You can’t blame her for wanting a life outside of the glitz and glammer of it all, especially since there have been some real after effects from this way of life. I felt kind of sorry for Paris while reading this book, she has no idea who she can trust, she’s very isolated (even though she is surrounded by people all the time), and her mother has created an environment for her that is based on only letting people around her that can do something for her. Paris just wants to be normal, she just wants to have people in her life she can talk to. She was in no way expecting to be attracted to the guy her […]