The Cover: I like the vibe of the cover and the cover of the title with seahorse but I actually am not a fan of the cover model. He wasn’t what I envisioned when I imagined Trent but that’s just my personal opinion. Either way the cover is still great and gets a B+ from me.
Basics: Scandalous was released on September 21st 2017, book four of the Sinners of Saint series and is 315 pages long. Genre wise Scandalous belongs to standalone and contemporary romance.
Description: They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain. When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three. I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable. And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them. And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.
Overall thoughts: To be honest with you, I had a REALLY hard time getting into this series. Even reading several of these books as standalones I just couldn’t get into them! My first book was Vicious and honestly I hated it! I didn’t like the main guy at all and just felt really disgusted and disappointed throughout the entire book. However I am not a quitter when it comes to books people! So I gave this series another try and read Dean’s book, Ruckus Book Three of Sinners of Saint. I’m so glad I did because it made me want to pick up Scandalous and I’m so thankful I gave this series another chance.
I adored Scandalous! It was such a great read and I loved the story! Edie and Trent are one of my favorite couples of the year and I seriously have a small obsession with them. There is something well (pardon the pun) scandalous about a younger woman being with an older man, add a kid to that mix and well things always seem to get interesting. There were lots of moments where I had to stop reading because my heart wouldn’t stop going crazy over these two! It’s just one of the things where you are reading something and you know, YOU JUST KNOW something either wonderful amazing or excruciating embarrassing is going to happen to the characters and that’s how I felt when reading Scandalous. But in a very good way! I really loved this book and Edie and Trent are in the running for the hottest chemistry of the year.
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
Favorite Quotes: “Oh, I’m not your boyfriend sweetheart.” “Then what are you?” “Your undoing.”
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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