Monday, April 25, 2016

Scandal Series by Alison Foster (*Spoilers*)

An unlikely assignment throws recent graduate Ella Wade directly into the frenzy of a deadly scandal and the burn-your-fingers-hot male model at its heart, Jaxson Cole.

*This collection includes all three books in the romantic suspense series SCANDAL and it is the complete story of Ella Wade and Jaxson Cole.*

Ella Wade knew working at a website called The Daily Scandal might lead to an interesting summer job after graduating college. She did not know that one big mistake would pull her into the heart of a sleazy world of publicity where truths are worse than lies and a murderer is on the loose.

When Ella gives into temptation and sleeps with her stepsister Madison's ex, her world flips upside down. It doesn't matter that Madison is dead or that Jaxson Cole wasn't, in fact, her boyfriend but a publicist's stunt to link two of the hottest catwalk models romantically in order to feed tabloid curiosity. The damage is done and with deadly consequences.

Even worse, Jax definitely knows things he won't say. Falling for his epic hotness could mean one good screw will screw Ella for a lifetime.
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First line:

Imagine a day that begins as a tedious repetition of any day from the previous three weeks at a new job, a day that would so completely spin off its axis that it would bring about the two most defining moments in your life.
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Source:
Review copy
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Rating:

3 scandals out of 5
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SPOILERS

So, I wanted to like this book a lot. But I just couldn't. Jax kind of creeps me out. He has basically stalking the girl he was in love with at ten years old. And he doesn't tell her they used to know each other. And we're supposed to think it's romantic because he was protecting her from his family and her father. No. He was stalking her. If her life is in danger, tell her. Don't dilly around and pretend you need to protect her from the truth. Because she needed to know. 

Okay, rant over. I love Ella. She is spunky and determined to figure out what happened to her ex-step-sister. I loved that she would not back down and held her ground on most things. I also liked that she had a great relationship with her mom and that relationship was very visible throughout the novel.

I am super glad that I had all three books in one, because I think I might have gone crazy or never finished the series if they weren't all there. So, I would definitely recommend buying the trilogy rather than separately, even if you just want to see if you're interested by reading the first book. Having the whole trilogy increased my likelihood of finishing the whole series.

Scandal is for you if you like long lost loves, semi-stalker boyfriends, and spunky heroines.

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