Love, Lies and Scandal [NOOK Book]

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It's no wonder Angela Rivers feels satisfied—maybe a little too satisfied—with her life. Married to handsome congressman Will, with a successful career as an investigative reporter turned talk-show host, Angela has everything under control. Then a tape surfaces of Will having sex with an underage girl. Suddenly, Will is in jail, Angela is broke and jobless, and their marriage is over.

Humiliated to be in the middle of a media firestorm ...
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Love, Lies and Scandal

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Overview



It's no wonder Angela Rivers feels satisfied—maybe a little too satisfied—with her life. Married to handsome congressman Will, with a successful career as an investigative reporter turned talk-show host, Angela has everything under control. Then a tape surfaces of Will having sex with an underage girl. Suddenly, Will is in jail, Angela is broke and jobless, and their marriage is over.

Humiliated to be in the middle of a media firestorm after turning the spotlight on others for so long, Angela flees California for Chicago. There, with the support of her friend Regina, she begins to get her career back on track. Dating is the furthest thing from her mind—until she meets marathon coach Jesse, who's also piecing his life together after a breakup. In spite of their wariness, and the problems caused by Jesse's teenage daughter, the attraction blossoms. And when Will returns, vengeful after losing everything, Angela must find a way to defend her good name, her reputation and the unexpected love that has come to mean so much.…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426823855
  • Publisher: Kimani Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Series: Kimani Sepia Series
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,247,368
  • File size: 223 KB

Meet the Author

Earl Sewell attended Columbia College in Chicago where he studied screen and fiction writing. Earl’s YA novels in his Keysha and Friends series have made him a librarian and teen fan favorite. He currently resides in South Holland, Illinois, and is working on his next novel.

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WILL

Will admittedly looked debonair in his tailored Versace suit. He was handsome, charming and sexy all rolled into a nice package. He stood in front of the bathroom mirror making sure that his cuff links were securely fastened.

Anyone with any sense of style could tell that he was most certainly a man who was serious about his appearance. He paid handsomely for his wardrobe. The black suit had cost $1,695. The Versace striped shirt hit him for $300. He smiled at himself because he knew that women would be adding him up the moment they saw him. It wouldn't even matter that DaNikka was accompanying him. A well-dressed and handsome man has the power to drive a woman crazy, there is no doubt about it, he told his reflection.

He adjusted the strap on his Movado timepiece before picking up his bottle of Unforgivable cologne. He tilted his neck to the right and depressed the pump once before switching to the other side and repeating the process. As he rubbed away the wet spot on his neck with his fingertips, he saw an imperfection that annoyed him—his wedding ring. He smirked. I won't need this tonight. Especially since I plan on being a very bad boy. He removed the inconvenient reminder and placed it in his black Gucci travel bag on the countertop.

"Just like Justin Timberlake said, I'm bringing sexy back." Will laughed to himself as he studied his flawless chocolate skin and well-groomed mustache. "You're a suave brother who has it all. Money, power, a wife at home and freak on the side. Now, let's go make your forty-third birthday a memorable one," he said aloud, popping his collar and winking at himself before exiting the bathroom.

He was inPhiladelphia, staying at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel. He'd paid good money for a penthouse suite that could be accessed only via a private elevator. His nineteen-hundred-square-foot suite had two bedrooms with super-king-size beds, two and half baths, a living room, dining room, a den, full kitchen and an incomparable panoramic city view. Will poured himself a glass of wine before he moved toward the window, drew back the drapes and took in the beauty of the city. He exhaled as he stuffed one hand in his pocket and shifted his weight from one foot to the other.

"DaNikka, how much longer are you going to be?" He spoke loud enough for her to hear him. She was still in her private bathroom getting ready for their evening together.

"Not much longer," she answered him.

"You'd better not be," Will threatened as he took a sip of wine. "I want tonight to be perfect." Will loathed having to wait for her but since a lot of what he was showing his young and naive mistress was new to her, he was patient. After all, this trip marked the very first time that she'd ever been outside of Pittsburg, California.

He glanced down at his almost empty wineglass and laughed a little as he thought about the craziness of his secret life. Living a double life was an exciting adventure to him. He enjoyed entertaining the more primal side of his nature. He enjoyed the freedom it afforded him. The women, the secret rendezvous, the private clubs and secret societies he was a part of were all designed for men like him. Men of wealth, power and social status who needed to be discreet.

"I'm almost ready." DaNikka updated Will on her progress. "I'll be out in a moment."

"Okay," Will answered as he felt the cellular phone vibrating in its holster. He looked to see who was calling him.

"Donna," he whispered to himself. "I've told you a million times that it's over and that you need to stop calling me. Women trip me out with wanting to end a relationship as friends. If I'm done with you, I don't want to be your damn friend. Just leave me the hell alone."

"Who are you talking to?" DaNikka finally exited the bathroom.

"No one. I'm just talking to myself," Will said as he put away his phone.

"So how do I look?" DaNikka struck a pose for him.

"Just the way I want you to," Will said, smiling at her lustfully. She had on a gray Diane von Furstenberg dress with a hemline that stopped well above her knees. The dress wrapped around her body, leaving a fair amount of her ample breasts exposed.

"What about my hair? Do you like the way it looks?" DaNikka asked as she twirled around and modeled the short, cute Halle Berry-style haircut.

Will sat down on a nearby straight-back chair and draped one leg over the other as he studied all of DaNikka's assets. She was blessed with the body of a goddess. She was tall like him, had curvaceous mahogany legs that he loved holding during the throes of passion. She had full hips, a full and voluptuous apple-shaped ass that he loved to spank and bite on. She had a set of luscious breasts, with round chocolate nipples that were the perfect size for teasing with his lips and tongue. Her succulent lips, alluring bedroom eyes and energetic youth rounded out her package. She was his showpiece, his personal playmate and the thing that made his ego purr. Physically, DaNikka was perfect in every way. However, when she opened her mouth, it was painfully obvious that her body was her only asset. It didn't matter; Will didn't need her to think or be smart. He already had an intelligent wife.

"Do you like my shoes?" asked DaNikka pointing out her Prada high-heeled shoes. Will brushed his tongue across his lips.

"Yeah, I like those a lot." Will smiled devilishly.

"You sure?" DaNikka asked again.

"I'm positive. I'm more interested in what you have on underneath that dress. Do you have on the lingerie I purchased for you?"

"Yes, I got them on." DaNikka positioned herself directly in front of him. Her love mound was at the right height for his lips to kiss. Will leaned forward and spread his legs open.

"Stand right here." He pointed between his legs. DaNikka did as he asked. "Now, turn around," Will directed her. Will lifted up her gray dress and exposed her perfectly fabulous chocolate ass, which was accented by the presence of the gray silk thong.

"Damn." Will massaged her big, spankable ass. He then began to place kisses all over it. DaNikka cooed and responded to him by leaning forward and resting her hands on her knees. She made her ass jiggle playfully for him because she knew how much he liked to see that.

"I am definitely an ass man. There is no doubt about it," Will uttered as he spanked her derriere once more before covering it back up.

At that moment Will's cellular phone rang again. He pulled it out of its holster.

"Is that her? Is that your wife again? Because I know that's who you were talking to when I came out of the bathroom."

"Calm down and get your emotions in check," Will said before answering his phone. "Hello," he greeted the caller. "Good, we'll be down in a moment," he said and then ended the call. "That was the limo driver."

"Oh," DaNikka said softly. "I just got a little twisted because I thought she was calling you."

"You need to put those childish emotions of yours away.

If you're going to be with me, you have to be a big girl, understood?" Will stood up and took her face in his hands. He wanted to taste her lips. He drew her to him and kissed her tenderly.

"You know that I'm your man, don't you?" Will whispered in her ear.

"Yes," DaNikka responded softly.

"And you will do what I ask," Will stated.

"I'll do anything for you. I've told you that before. I'm so lucky to have a man like you in my life, and I'll do anything to be with you and to make you happy."

"That's my girl. Come on, let's go. We have to be at Zanzibar Blue in fifteen minutes. I want to make sure that I don't miss Diana Krall's opening number."

A short while later, DaNikka and Will were sitting next to each other, enjoying a light dinner and listening to Diana sing the classic jazz tune "Fever."

"I've never heard this song before," DaNikka said as the melody finished.

"It's a hot little number, isn't it?" Will said, turning his attention away from the stage and back toward DaNikka.

"Yeah, I like it. I'm not that big on jazz music, but I like that song."

"See, that's what I'm talking about. I'm going to show you things that you've never seen before. I'm going to take you places you've never been. As long as you remain loyal to me, good things will happen."

"Well I appreciate you wanting to show me things and take me places, because it beats seating around the house all day wondering what's going to happen next. I can handle being sophisticated as long as you show me how." She gave him a bright smile.

"Tell me something that you like about me, DaNikka," Will demanded, taking her hand and placing it on his thigh. He focused on her breasts and felt his erection begin.

"I like the fact that you're a powerful man. I like the fact that you buy me things, and I like the fact that you're teaching me things that I never knew about. I like how you make me feel sexy. I don't feel self-conscious with you. I feel desired."

"Touch me," Will commanded. "Stroke it for me."

"You want me to do it right here?" DaNikka whispered. "Right now?"

"Yes," Will answered. DaNikka unzipped his pants, removed his erect manhood from its confines and began stroking it.

"You are so hard," DaNikka said as she leaned toward him and kissed him. Will's erection tightened up even more once their lips met. "You want to do me bad, don't you?" DaNikka whispered in Will's ear.

"Just as bad as you want to do me," he answered, sliding his hand beneath her skirt and wiggling it up toward her womanhood, which was hot and wet.

"Oooh," DaNikka cooed aloud as Will's fingers touched her. "Can you tell that I'm moist?" Will was attempting to get around the fabric barrier of her thong, but DaNikka stopped him when she noticed their waiter returning.

"Would you like to see the dessert menu?" the waiter politely asked.

"I'm cool," said Will. "What about you, babe? You want anything?"

"No," DaNikka answered, laughing nervously because Will's fingers were still trying to crawl upward. It was clear by the expression on the waiter's face that he knew exactly what was going on. With a smirk, Will made eye contact with the waiter.

"I got this," he said just as his fingers slipped inside DaNikka.

"Oh, damn!" DaNikka buried her face in Will's shoulder.

"I see. Would you like me to take a picture of you this evening?" the waiter asked. Will knew that he was being sarcastic, but DaNikka took him seriously.

"Yes. Take a photo of us with my camera phone, please," DaNikka said.

"What?" Will was surprised by DaNikka's suggestion.

"Remove your hand, please," DaNikka whispered in his ear. "You can't get me all hot and bothered while I'm wearing this dress." She reached into her purse, set her phone and pointed out which button should be pressed in order to snap the photo. Will and DaNikka posed for their picture. The waiter returned DaNikka's phone and placed the bill for dinner on the table before them.

"I'll be back," the waiter said and left.

"Baby, I had to stop you. Your fingers were driving me crazy," DaNikka explained.

"Shhh, I'm just getting my dessert." Will licked her essence from his fingers. "That's what I'm talking about. Hot all of the damn time."

"Only for you, daddy," DaNikka purred.

"Are you ready for the rest of your surprise?" Will asked.

"Yes," DaNikka answered.

Will calmed his manhood down and placed it back inside his trousers. He called to make sure his limo driver was outside waiting before placing enough cash on the table to pay for dinner.

"Come on, it's time to go," Will said.

Will had the driver take them to Secrets, which was an exclusive nightspot that specifically catered to wealthy men and women who had an unshakable appetite for sexual exploration. The exclusive club was owned and operated by a woman named Jade who had clients from all around the world. The limousine pulled into a parking lot surrounded by brick buildings in the warehouse district. The driver parked the car and then unlatched the trunk. He got out and held open the door for Will and DaNikka.

"Wait for us," Will instructed as he stepped out.

"Yes, sir," the driver answered before going to the rear of the car and removing a black messenger bag. "Sir, I've picked up the items on your list." The driver handed Will the bag.

"Thank you." Will took the bag and moved toward the entrance.

"I'm nervous," DaNikka confessed as she looped her arm through Will's.

"Relax and go with the flow. You'll be fine," Will reassured her. DaNikka held on to Will a little tighter as they entered the building and moved down the dimly lit corridor, illuminated by candlelight. At the end of the corridor, a man dressed in black stood beside a big steel door.

"Do you have a reservation?" he asked.

"You should have a reservation for two under the name of Daddy Long Stroke." The man looked at his list and located the name.

"Take these masks, put them on and enjoy your evening," he said as he opened the steel door. Will and DaNikka put on their festive masks and entered the club, encountering a flood of the uninhibited and the bold. There were topless waitresses walking ready to serve clients. Other employees of the club were carrying trays of colorful drinks. The staff appeared very attentive to ensure that their every need and desire was met. Some patrons were fully clothed, others partially and others completely nude. But no one seemed to notice. It was as if being in a place like this was as normal as breathing air. Will took DaNikka by the hand and guided her through the crowd to an area where there was seating for two on a sofa.

"So, what do you think?" Will asked as they sat down.

"This is straight-up wild, that's all I have to say right now." DaNikka scanned the room, taking in every detail. To her right, there was a dance floor with a stripper's pole. A full-figured and voluptuous woman had an audience of men surrounding her as she worked the pole wearing nothing but red high-heeled shoes. Directly in front of DaNikka were several pool tables. Wall-mounted television screens were showing X-rated films. To her left, several other sofas held folks sitting and talking while others allowed their passions to rule their behavior. One activity in particular caught DaNikka's eye.

"Damn, those guys are all over that woman. She looks like she's about to lose her mind." DaNikka tilted her head in the direction of a woman who was being pleasured by two men. The woman was reclining comfortably on the sofa. One man was between her thighs, circling his tongue around her clit as well as using his fingers to play with her honey pot. The other man was sucking on her breasts. It was clear by the sounds of the woman's moans that she was experiencing exquisite pleasure.

"Does watching them turn you on?" Will asked.

"I'm just surprised that they aren't nervous about doing it out in the open where everyone can see." At that moment, the woman began trembling uncontrollably and screamed out as she rode the wave of an intense orgasm. She tried to push her lovers away from her but they wouldn't move. The fun wasn't over yet.

"Being self-conscious is the last thing on their minds. This place is all about fantasy and pleasure. And tonight it's about you fulfilling one of my many fantasies." Will captured the attention of a waitress and ordered drinks.

"Look at what I have for us." Will unzipped the bag he'd taken from the limousine driver. He removed a vibrator with a rotating head, cock rings, edible panties and handcuffs.

"You're going to have to show me how to use some of that stuff," DaNikka said nervously.

"Don't worry," Will said. "I plan to." At that moment their topless waitress returned with their drinks.

"Is it okay if he spanks my ass?" the waitress asked DaNikka. "I like having my ass spanked."

"It's okay with me. It's his birthday and I want to make it perfect for him," DaNikka said as Will spanked the woman's ass several times. She then handed them their drinks.

"As soon as you're done with your drink, I want you to get undressed," Will informed DaNikka as he caught the attention of a male employee.

"Good evening, sir. How may I serve you?" asked the man.

"We're going to be getting undressed in a moment or two. Take care of our clothes for us, will you?"

"My pleasure, sir," said the employee.

"Oh, and turn around and let her spank your ass," Will ordered the man. DaNikka laughed as the man offered his derriere to her. She spanked him lightly and sped him on his way.

"Okay, I may need two or three drinks before I can comfortably get undressed in this place," DaNikka said, smiling at Will.

When DaNikka was ready, they both got completely undressed and left their clothing in the care of the male employee.

"Come on. Follow me," Will said seductively, as he grabbed DaNikka and the bag of toys.

"Where are we going?" DaNikka asked, apprehension clear in her voice.

"The oral sex room," Will said plainly.

"What do they do in there? I mean, I know they have oral sex, but is there something more?"

"You'll just have to wait and see now, won't you?" Will chuckled.

"Come on, tell me! How freaky do they get?" DaNikka asked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2010

    GREAT READ

    Awesome book. I read this book in one day!!!!!!! i can't believe i slept on this author!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2008

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    AMAZING!

    Earl Sewell KUDOS to you!!! Love, Lies and Scandal is another GREAT book. I was soooo entertained with this book. The drama that goes on in this book is ¿drama at its best!¿. Mr. Sewell knows how to get you into every character and allows you to remember each character and not forgot them. I read on the train on my way to work and going home and every day I am rushing to not miss my stop because the story has you soo engrossed in the characters and wanting to know what happens next that I forget my surrounding and lock everybody out my world. One day I was laughing soo hard on the train reading this book that I had to catch myself. This is Earl Sewell¿s nitch, creating believable drama and making you laugh and be entertained as well. You will truly enjoy the characters (Will, Angela, Jesse, Joann and last but not least my favorite character SMOKEY!). Smokey is too hilarious, I am not going to give his character away but he is too funny and added the right amount of spice to the story. As I read his part I have a nephew just like Smokey soo it was very believable. Will was another character that blew me away and I know there are PLENTY Will¿s out there. Mr. Sewell has written plenty of books including his young adult series (Keysha¿s Drama) that I enjoyed immensely as well and can¿t wait for the 3rd book of the series to come out. Can¿t wait for the next adult book because I will waiting for that one! Just buy the book you will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Earl Sewell is one of the BEST!

    This book along with any other titles that are associated with Earl Sewell are GREAT! He is an extremely talented writer and his books are very easy reads, you can relate to each story he tells and you get captured in each character. You are guaranteed to laugh in every book he writes and learn something as well. Without hesitation I would say go purchase all of his books!

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