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Peek Inside Hold Me Until Midnight

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. Except that Jackson Grayson is big and gorgeous and waytoo sexy. So much so that Scarlett's tempted to let this hot bad boy ruin her oh-so-good reputation. 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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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?

Praise

"I laughed, I had fun, I felt hot, and on turning the last page I felt super satisfied!!" Lina's Reviews: A Book Blog

"This is another fast-paced, romantic read from Christina Phillips with many sizzling scenes, ranging from cheeky to romantic and downright sexy...a sweet and hot story of how two people from opposite sides of the tracks unexpectedly come together against all the odds!" A Reader's Review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633752733
Series: Grayson Brothers, Book 1
Release Date: Jun 15, 2015
Page Count: 218
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, law enforcement/firemen
Tropes: across the tracks, bodyguard/protector, fling

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By Claire June 05, 2015

4 - "I don't kiss ass, babe. I kick it." Stars!

I really enjoyed Hold Me Until Midnight, it is the first book in the Grayson Brother series, and the first I have read by the author.

”The Grayson’s rule… Never fuck clients.”

One thing that stood out from this book for me is that Christina Phillips kn... ...more

By Olga therebelreader August 02, 2015

"You want to dance?" ...
"Like Dirty Dancing you mean?" ... His jaw grazed the soft skin of her cheek.
"I can do dirty," he breathed the words against her ear. "I just don't do the dancing." ...
"I can do the dancing." Scarlett's whisper was husky. "Looks like we're evenly matched, Jackson."



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The sto... ...more

By Michelle June 01, 2015

ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review



Hold Me Until Midnight was one of those enjoyable sweet, sexy reads. Though the plot of the story is not very original, I did however found myself enjoying the relationship dynamics of a socialite falling in love with an average joe. Scarl... ...more

By ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ November 06, 2016

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4 ~ Growly Alpha ~ Stars!

I loved this one! Jackson was such a growly alpha! He was cocky, confident, and so sexy. The chemistry was instant, the sexual tension was palpable and the banter was sweet and steamy.

Scarlett was an awesome h, loved her. These two... ...more

By Janey June 09, 2015

ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..

4 Major tongue penetration stars.

Scarlett Ashford is about to attend her father’s wedding, not any wedding though. Only Marshall Ashford, head of the Ashford Communications Media. As a consequence, she feels her future stepmot... ...more

By Carmen September 29, 2015

I love these brazen books. They are the perfect mindless smut after an angsty book or a NA jag just to get my mind cleared. Although ordinarily they are pretty forgettable this one was awesome.

I seriously am burnt out on the poor naïve virgin and sexy billionaire that seems to be the norm so when... ...more

By Angie H. November 08, 2016

A dirty talking hunk ... very enjoyable read. ...more

By Jonel June 13, 2015

Once again, Phillips has crafted an interesting and heated novel. She combines sweet & sexy in a way that tugs at your heart. Phillips also works a number of touchy and heart wrenching subjects into the mix in a way that creates a much deeper tale.

Phillips works hot sex into her faced paced s... ...more

By Heather May 01, 2015

Jackson is a naughty boy, "she felt him smile against the soft skin below her ear. “I may be wearing a suit, but just so you know, I’ve still gone commando." He's a romantic guy, "you look great.” He pulled a lily from her hair and brushed the soft petals along her cheek. She wasn’t sure she beli... ...more

By Sheryl May 11, 2015

Well, I REALLY BLOODY ENJOYED THAT!!!! I can't wait for MORE Grayson brothers, Christina Phillips!!!!

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Entangled Publishing* ...more

By Nicola June 02, 2015

I very much liked the premise of this story; the heroine hiring a date/bodyguard for her father's wedding. And Scarlett and Jackson create quite some heat because from the start, this book is filled with sexy-time.

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There is more to this couple than the fact they are compatible in bed. Scarlett co... ...more

By Kassiah November 11, 2016

4-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.

This story is basically all hotness. You might think you're tired of the good girl falling for the bad boy, but this genre is popular for a reason. And Hold Me Until Midnight is the perfect example done right.

Scarlett hires Jackson to be... ...more

By Cathleen July 30, 2015

The best line: "You promised I would scream. And I didn't."
Phillips delivers again with a great read about Scarlett and Jackson. It's a simple storyline and it really works well. A hero from the wrong side of the tracks and a wealthy heroine. Her family don't want him but the heroine is strong en... ...more

By Lorraine Joy June 04, 2015

Ok if you are brand new to romance and have never ever read a girl meets bodyguard, needs bodyguard services, has hot monkey sex with bodyguard and falls in love with bodyguard story, this may be really fresh and exciting plot for you. For the rest of us, it’s a very familiar story. This is an ex... ...more

By April June 09, 2015

***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****

Scarlett Ashford is a heiress who needs a date to her father’s wedding and not just any date, someone who can protect her from harm. She finds and hires Jackson Grayson to be her date/bodyguard for her dad’s wedding.
Jackson se... ...more

By Jessica June 04, 2015

See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

I've never met an Entangled Brazen book I didn't like... From the start, this book had me reeled in. I couldn't remember the synopsis when I picked this one up, so it was nice to see how it developed without knowing all... ...more

By Anna June 16, 2015

This is exactly what I was looking for: sexy, easy read, low angst, low drama quotient. Probably wouldn’t be classified as a “classic” but sometimes you just want a fun, sexy read that doesn’t tax your mind.

HEA: (view spoiler)

Standalone: Yes although thi... ...more

By Brittany May 06, 2015

I received this from Netgalley/ Entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review. This was a really good read. I laughed and just could not out it down. I just needed the main girl character to be a little stronger. She just let to many people walk all over her. Other than that this was a gr... ...more

By Irene June 06, 2015

4 stars

Hold Me Until Midnight was a great read, I really enjoyed the storyline.
Couldn't put it down, read it in one sitting =)

I highly recommend this hot and steamy read.

Thank you Entangled Brazen via Netgalley for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts. ...more

By Paige November 21, 2016

4.5 Stars

I thought the author did a great job on this opposites attract love story.
I liked the storyline and the chemistry created was spot on.

Looking forward to more Grayson men! ...more

By Lina November 20, 2016

Scarlett hired a bodyguard for her father's wedding, so he could pretend to be her date and the last thing she expects is to wanting him as more. The chemistry between Scarlett and Jackson made the reading so pleasurable and since this is a drama free book it was exactly what I wanted to read. ...more

By Adria (Romance Reviews) September 24, 2015

Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.

Scarlett Ashford needs more than just a date for her father’s upcoming wedding; she needs someone intimidating, someone who isn’t afraid to stand up to... ...more

By Abixavia March 06, 2017

I really liked that it wasnt all long and drawn out. Short and sweet! ...more

By Eleanore May 27, 2015

What is it about a bad boy that gets a good girl's blood boiling?

Wealthy debutante Scarlett Ashford has been the good girl her entire life, trying to win her emotionally distant, politically influential father's approval. Hasn't worked so far. In fact, he seems determined to keep her under his th... ...more

By Tina May 20, 2015

Sassy and Romantic

Another scorching erotic contemporary romance from Christina Phillips! I just loved reading about what happened when ‘bad boy’ Jackson and socialite Scarlett fall hard for each other.

In an attempt to ward off potential scheming and matchmaking from her stepmother-to-be, Scarlett... ...more

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Christina Phillips

About the author

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. If you would like to know when her next book is available, sign up for her new release mailing list at her website - http://christinaphillips.com

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