Breath of Scandal

Breath of Scandal

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by Sandra Brown
     
 

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On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never

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On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never forgot their spoiled son, who, with his two friends, changed her life forever. Someday, somehow, she'd return, exact a just revenge — and free herself from fear, and the powerful family that could destroy her.

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"Expect to be entertained."—Rocky Mountain News"

A masterful storyteller, carefully crafting tales that keep readers on th edge of their seats."—USA Today

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jade Sperry's entire professonal life is dedicated to one purpose: revenge. As a pretty and intelligent high school senior she is raped by three classmates, an attack instigated by Neal Patchett, the son of the most powerful man in Palmetto, S.C. No one, not even her own mother, believes Jade's tale, and her boyfriend, led to think she cheated on him, commits suicide. Jade vows to destroy all three boys, especially Neal. She has become pregnant from the attack, but she wins a full scholarship to college and takes her baby son with her. Even after she achieves professional success, her violent past will not allow her to enjoy healthy relationships with men--until she meets Dillon Burke, whom she hires to build the construction project in Palmetto that will spell financial ruin to Neal Patchett and his father. A heroine with a one-track mind can be tedious, but Brown's ( Mirror Image ) portrayal of Dillon as a well-rounded character in his own right adds depth to a fast-paced drama. Doubleday Book Club selection. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455529841
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
03/31/2015
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
110,911
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-three New York Times bestsellers, including most recently Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, Rainwater, and Tough Customer. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. In 2008, the International Thriller Writers Association named Brown its Thriller Master, the organization’s highest honor. She has served as president of Mystery Writers of America and holds an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Texas Christian University. She lives in Texas.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Arlington, TX
Date of Birth:
March 12, 1948
Place of Birth:
Waco, Texas
Education:
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008
Website:
http://www.sandrabrown.net/

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Breath of Scandal 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 171 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big fan of Sandra Brown and this one is no exception. just wish that Barnes and Noble would put the original publishing date in the detail section. I appreciate that this may be a new release in e-book format, but it is misleading to list it as a 3/13 new release when its been out since 2006. I have wasted too much money on "new releases" only to discover a book is 10 years old!!!!
sueLT More than 1 year ago
It really makes me mad that i bought this book thinking it was a new release. .  i just wasteed my money .,,,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 400 page book is not one of Sandra Brown's best works. I read this many years ago and had forgotten about it. So I rebought it. I can see a lot of this book as realistic, but a lot of it is not and there in lies my problem. There is a lot of violence, rape, abuse, illness, accidents, mental abuse, police corruption, cursing, sex, revenge and plain, old fashioned meaness in this book. It is well edited. For readers 18 and up. AD
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Sandra Brown novel. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I cried along with Jade in her sorrow, pain and betrayal. It was only fitting that it took a man who had also experienced pain and loss to open her up once again to love. The passion they shared was so intense it took my breath away. Don't start this book if you don't have time to read it in one sitting, you will not be able to put it down. This story shows that Payback is not necessary when fate takes over. You will not regret the time you spend reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! Seriously.. people dont look at the reviews for spoiler alerts. I was considering reading this book but some user decides to say what happens so whats the point. thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too sexually graphic for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read! Also love Too Crazy to Live Too Beautiful To Die
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very compelling story. Got a little sexually graphic for my taste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot. Language was difficult to take after a very short while. I got the point early what kind of characters the boys were after they first spoke. Didn't need to read it forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not even going to bother buying this after the ending was revealed by other B&N reviewers!!! Why would anyone leave a review so that they spoil it for others? How selfish and pointless to even bother rating it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read; fast pace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Sandra Brown's books. This was the best one yet. I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Kept me entertained from cover to cover. Highly recommend.
MegKMK More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy reading this book. A high school senior is raped by three of her classmates. One young man is the son of the sheriff another is the son of the riches most powerful man in the community. This young woman was humiliated and her reputation was destroyed. For years she plans her revenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Brown is an outstanding writer. This book will bring out all your emotions, anger, rage, frustrations, tears. But in the end the revenge willl be just as sweet to the reader as it was to Jade. I strongly recommend reading this book. It is one of the best written books I have read in a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Sandra Brown Book. I read it during one of my extensive travels i admit that i was suprise to read a different side of romance from her. Not intended to be a typical romance book, but still it goes straight to the heart. This book is filled with suspense and intrigue, definelty should be kept in one's bookshelf!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading - the story-line was fascinating--all the characters managed to evoke strong feelings of either anger or sympathy and anything else in between! It certainly had an open ending--can Ms. Brown follow up with a sequel pls.
BuriedUnderBooks 3 months ago
Revenge is the driving force in Breath of Scandal but the core of the story really is the obsession that grows within a damaged girl, obsession that can only be soothed by Jade seeing her enemy brought to his knees at her hands, even if it's not a physical payback. In fact, payback is the end goal for everything that Jade does in the years following the terrible event in her youth. Sandra Brown is a pro at this kind of suspense but I did think this one fell just a little short, mainly because obsession itself can become tiresome at times. I also felt the romance with Dillon, although a nice foil to the insecurities in Jade's personality, led to scenes that are more graphic than suits my taste (but that's strictly a personal thing and I'm quite sure others will relish this relationship). Longtime readers of Ms. Brown's books should take note that, while this ebook was released in 2013, it is not a new book. The original edition came out in 1991 and I think this is why I didn't feel this one quite came up to snuff; her later books are much better written, as they should be. Still, I've read a number of other books by Ms. Brown and will continue to do so despite not being entirely enthralled this time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first book by Sandra Brown and it was excellent. Twists & turns that held my interest from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the twist and turns, as I read Sandra Browns books. It seems once you start the book, you can't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me angry, sad, and laughing. I could not put it down, and when I thought I had the story figured out it changed. I am looking forward to reading more book from this author.
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