Hold Me Until Midnight

Hold Me Until Midnight

by Christina Phillips

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The first book in the sexy new Grayson Brothers series by Christina Phillips!

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943336371
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 872,574
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Hold Me Until Midnight (Entangled Brazen) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## fantastic read
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
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 the details. Scarlett was the kind of woman who pulls no punches. She knew what she was looking for when she walked into Jackson's office and she made it clear without holding back slightly. "And kissing? Will that be cheek contact only, a brief touch of the lips, or major tongue penetration?" Grayson 1, Ashford 0. "Major tongue penetration might be required. Does your standard fee cover it, or would that incur hazard pay?" He gave her a slow grin, not bothering to hide his interest. She'd thrown down the gauntlet. Grayson 1, Ashford 1 While Jackson isn't allowed to do anything with Scarlett since she's a client, the temptation is there, and neither one of them can avoid it when they have to fake a relationship. Once they cross that line, oh boy does it get steamy! Of course, social standing is in the way of their pseudo-relationship. He's middle class, she's wealthy. He doesn't think he'll ever be the kind of man she would choose in the end. Hold Me Until Midnight was entertaining, sweet, and sexy. The dynamic between Jackson and Scarlett is hot--not just physically, but also in every other aspect. There's no denying the depth of their feelings. I enjoyed Scarlett's determination to get what she wants. There should be more female characters like her out there! Christina Phillips really brought it with this story. My Rating: Very Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this one as I’ve had mixed results with the Entangled: Brazen line of novels. The chemistry between these two was fantastic and I really enjoyed watching the sparks fly. I loved Scarlett and how real and genuine she is. She might have grown up in a life of privilege but she gives back, treats everyone with respect, and has a quiet dignity. Her compassion toward Jackson’s past was really sweet and she never doubts that her and Jackson are meant for each other regardless of their different life styles. Jackson was a perfect growly, alpha male who can take charge but also respect the woman he’s with. For me, he’s just the right amount of alpha without being overbearing. He’s initially just in lust with Scarlett but slowly his feelings change the more he spends with her, especially when he begins to see the real Scarlett. There were a few times where Jackson thinks about something that used to annoy him but it doesn’t with Scarlett. It happens a few times and it’s just a small pet peeve for me in romance novels. Obviously when feelings are involved you feel differently about things but some of them were really early in their time together and seemed out of character for a guy who’s used to one night stands and keeping people at a distance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the storyline
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but rushed. C
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scarlett and Jackson's story is tremendous. Well written, interesting, a great love story. Life can sometimes catch up with you when you least expect it. Especially love and friendship. Linda-Rose
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was just ok. I did't feel a lot of chemistry between the main characters!
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niterayvyn More than 1 year ago
another great book from christina phillips. Jackson and Scarlett are perfect for one another. i mean seriously whats not to love about a girl named scarlett. she needs a date and a bodyguard and whats better than a twofer. jackson is HOTT. all sorts of fun and sparks ensue. *arc given by publisher for honest review
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Scarlett needs a date for her father's wedding, so she hires Jackson as a bodyguard, date. The one thing though, Jackson does not sleep with his clients. Can they fight off this definite hot attraction between them. Loved how opposites find their love. A fun sexy read. A new author for me, and won't be the last. I received this book from netgalley for an honest review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Jackson Grayson and his brothers had a rough childhood. Their father was violent and abusive. The boys have worked hard to become the honorable men they are today. When Jackson is hired by Scarlett Ashford to be her date at her father's wedding, he's attracted and intrigued. That one night leads to a passionate relationship with this beautiful lady. Does love stand a chance? Jackson is a powerful Alpha male who is strongly attracted to Scarlett, but he feels that he doesn't belong in her world. He won't go where he's not wanted. Scarlett is protective of her father. She's sad that he only sees her late mother when he looks at her. She wants to break free and become her own person. The chemistry between the bad boy and the good girl is amazing. Their romance is passionate and sensual. I liked seeing them get to know each other and grow close. I was frustrated when her father interfered and I cheered when she stood up to him and told him to back off. Christina Phillips wrote lovers that I cared about, a fabulous setting that made me envious and a romance that kept me hooked. I can't wait to learn how the other Grayson Brothers find their perfect mate. I couldn't put down Hold Me Until Midnight.
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
I love, Love, LOVE the Brazen books and this was another 5 star story!! Scarlett needs a date for her father's third marriage. Her soon to be stepmother wants her to date her nephew, but Scarlett has no desire and he won't take no for an answer. So she hires Jackson, a body guard, for the weekend. What starts out as a business arrangement, quickly turns into something more. Both are from different worlds, Scarlett's dad is a millionaire and Jackson was in the foster care system. So good, so hot, can't wait for the next Grayson brother book! *I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lindsey_Gray11 More than 1 year ago
Scarlet Ashford is not who she appears to be. To the world, she is portrayed as a pampered princess, when she is truly a down to earth woman with a kind and generous heart. She goes out of her comfort zone to hire a body guard to double as a date for her father's wedding. Enter Jackson Grayson. Sexy and hot as hell do not do the man justice. Jackson's muscle and good looks are just what Scarlet needs to fend off her new step-mother's creepy cousin. What neither Scarlet or Jackson expect is their instant and overwhelming attraction. Too bad the Grayson brothers have one golden rule. DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH A CLIENT. But one time couldn't hurt, right? One time turns into one night which would never be enough for either of them. Phillips combines a story of misconception of status and appearance with chemistry that sets the pages on fire. This is not only a passionate love story, but a lesson of how important it is to not judge a book by the cover. Once Scarlet and Jackson get unforeseen reactions out of each other, there is no way they won't make it work. Thanks so much to Christina Phillips for giving me fun and passionate adventure with Hold Me Until Midnight! Big thanks to Entangled Publishing for gifting me with a copy of Hold Me Until Midnight in exchange for an honest review. I can't wait to read more of the Grayson Brothers Series!
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed that his book had an actual story and not just the steaming romance it promised in its blurb. The characters were well developed and deep enough to feel with them. There was a lot of cliché added into the mix, but I guess it comes with the territory and it was ok in this case. The writing is flawless and the dialoges were good adding the real steamy romance I can fully recommend this book So enjoy… > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
IreneC More than 1 year ago
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.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Great Bodyguard romance...oh but so much more than that ***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 sees Scarlett and immediately there is a insta-chemistry and he is hooked. He wants her but he knows she is not something he can have-for she is a client. Scarlett is smitten with Jackson but knows nothing probably can come of it. There is so much attraction going on that they end up having a one night stand. And that one night stand led to something else between them, to which they did not know where it would be going.  Jackson and Scarlett feel so much for each other but are afraid to confess because they do know know how the other feels for each and do not want to say anything because if the other doesn’t feel the same, then it ends what they have and they have to stop seeing each other. There is so much going on that I could feel how they feel for each other. But they have to stop letting social structure get in the way and realize what they have is real . The two MC in this story are lovely people. Jackson is a definite ALPHA male. He wants to keep the people he loves safe from harm. Then you have Scarlett and she is a sweet woman who is full of fire and backbone yet sassy and sweet. Hold Me Until Midnight is very engaging and sexy. Sweet and Fulfilling. I couldn’t get enough of the brother Grayson. I loved how Jackson and Scarlett finally realized only they mattered. There were some things I had some trouble with –( for ex something happened one moment and then we were 3 weeks later in the story line ). Other than that, this was a good story and I cannot wait to read more about the brothers and their love lives.  I loved how Scarlett found who she really was inside and that she found her happiness with Jackson. I loved how Jackson let go of his fears and let Scarlett be his happiness and not let money/social structure rule him with love.  My rating: 4.0 stars ****
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
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? Review: There are a few different tropes going on in this story; falling for your bodyguard, hiring a date to a wedding to get another man off your back and falling for the boy from the wrong side of the track.  Sounds like a big whole cliche, right?  The Author I think did a great job of blending these ideas into a fun and enjoyable read.  Never did I get bored or not want to read anymore of the story.  The characters and story were fun and sexy and kept me entertained until the end.  It was a quick read, I started and finished in one afternoon.  I have never read this Author before and loved her style and she can write some great sexy scenes.  Jackson was my favorite part of the book, he was rugged, alpha and loved his sexy talk, he really steams up the story. Very enjoyable story!  Great for when you want a quick, sexy romance.  From what I read this the first book about Jackson and is brothers, so I cannot wait to see who gets the next story. 4Stars *Received a copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Um, WOW!  Jackson and Scarlett Johansson were sexy hot from start to end.  I am surprised neither them or myself spontaneously combusted after this one.  Goodness he brought out her inner vixen.  And in return, she made him even hotter.  So deliciously yummy.  I loved Scarlett's quick tongue and how she used her words very nicely in her defense.  And I thoroughly enjoyed Jackson's alpha possessive skills. This was a very quick, very hot read that was very enjoyable.  I hope we see more about these Grayson brothers!  I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved this book. The hero Jackson was super yummy. He has that Alpha bad boy thing going on for him. He also is dirty talker to go right along with it. What starts out as a business arrangement turns into something very personal. Instant lust for Jackson and Scarlett, but they are from different worlds. How can they make it work? Jackson doesn't do relationships, but there is just something about Scarlett that burrows deep in him. When they come together combustible heat ignites, but is that all they have? Or can they have a future? Will Jackson's past put up roadblocks they can't get over?
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Kim 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.)
JaneyC More than 1 year ago
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 stepmother is intent on finding her the ideal chaperone, and Scarlett has had enough of her match making. Her idea is to hire not only a feasible date, but a bodyguard…and she knows just the firm. Jackson Grayson finds himself dazed when Scarlett approaches his business. He’s up for what she proposes, but he is severely doubting his cardinal rule. The ensuing chemistry between these two characters was exceptional. From their cheeky dialogue, through to their sensual melding, was enchanting.  I was able to easily adore both characters very quickly. Scarlett for her reluctance to be the stereotypical socialite, and immediate attraction to the Thor like Jackson. Jackson was a special character, who so wanted to relinquish the chains of his past, but felt slightly insecure about any future with Scarlett given their social and economical diversity. However, he more than made his presence known through his bold one liners, and obvious adoration for Scarlett. This was my first read from this author, and I will definitely keep an eye out for her in the future. A most enjoyable, engaging read. ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Excellent read! Loved the characters of Scarlett and Jackson, and even though the opposites attract storyline isn't anything new, I thought the author did a great job of bringing new life to it! Scarlett needs a date to her father's wedding to avoid being set up with every money hungry bachelor around. She hires Jackson Grayson as a bodyguard/escort to take her to the event. What she didn't bargain on was the intense attraction or the amazing passion they shared during their one night together. Can they find common ground to build on?? You will want to grab a copy of this one and find out. I highly recommend it!
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Hold Me Until Midnight by Christina Phillips is a hot and sexy read. The main characters are well-defined and I liked them both from the moment they were first introduced. This is the love story between Scarlett Ashford, a beautiful and rich socialite with a heart of gold, and Jackson Grayson, a gorgeous man who became a success in the security business, despite his horrific upbringing. They are opposites in almost every way, yet they find love while overcoming the obstacles that barricade their road to happiness. The story opens with Scarlett needing a combination date/bodyguard for her father's third wedding. So she hires Jackson for the evening. Scarlett is not a terribly assertive woman, and one of the guests, a sleazeball who also happens to have his nose up her father's very rich butt, constantly harasses her for affection. She hopes that Jackson's presence will be a deterrent, and in the long run it is. Scarlett and Jackson have instant chemistry and they cannot keep their hands off of each other. They have developed real feelings for one another and as result, Jackson returns Scarlet's check for his security services. Over the course of the book, we understand what makes both Scarlett and Jackson tick, as they learn about each other and evolve their sort-of relationship into much more. Jackson's childhood was scary and Ms. Phillips does a nice job of vividly describing the various happenings that evolved Jackson into the success he is today. Scarlett is full of surprises, from her sexual appetite to her need to be independent and help others. Overall, Scarlet and Jackson are wonderful together, and they challenge each other without even knowing it. This is a nicely-written book that kept me engaged from beginning to end. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Entangled is synopsis for steamy entertainment. In a nutshell Hold Me until Midnight fits all that criteria. Alpha male meets an equally take charge female who recruits him as her date/bodyguard for a family wedding. Neither expects that their flirty, tension filled relationship will end up flaming out of control. DUH!!!. Very sensual, highly entertaining but not very original. All the ingredients for a great book. Received an ARC for an honest review.