Making Scandalby Kiru Taye
Sassy, successful Faith Brown has earned her place in the boardroom through hard work and sheer ambition. Making family is not on her agenda when there are businesses to develop and competitors to outdo. So when a casual affair with smooth and irresistible tycoon Mark Essien leads to an unplanned pregnancy, she's determined not to make the mistakes her mother made by living with a man just for the sake of her child.
For Mark, personal matters have no place in the boardroom. Spotting the perfect opportunity, he ruthlessly launches a takeover bid for Faith's Investment Brokerage firm. Finding out he'll soon be a father, he knows he can't let the indomitable and sexy Faith go through with her plans of single parenthood. All gloves are off. He'll seduce her by any tactic necessary if it means his child doesn't suffer the same stigma he did as a child.
With the media dogging their affairs in the boardroom and the bedroom, they find that making family is harder than making scandal.
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Good story. Faith and Mark loved each other from the very start of the seminar. Continue to be a strong woman for this man and children.
I found myself torn between liking and disliking the heroine After reading Keeping Secrets, I couldn’t wait for the second installment, Making Scandal, in the “Essien Trilogy” series. Although the story is full of passion, I found myself torn between liking and disliking the heroine, Faith Brown. Faith is fierce, headstrong, and independent which makes her a dangerous opponent in the corporate world; however, her personal life is rigid. Independence became priority when she realized the future her father expected: “a baby-making factory for a man who thinks that’s all I’m worth.” There were times when Faith’s determination clouded her thoughts, exposing weaknesses. During those awkward moments she would make remarks like “you know damn well I don’t need your taxi fare,” trying to leverage the outcome by her success in the boardroom. This is where I became irritated with the character and looked forward to her giving up the “I don’t need a man…I can do it by myself” façade, especially when comments and questions screamed loneliness, jealousy, and desire. Mark Essien is the epitome of sexy. Unlike his brother, Felix, who’s a fighter in the boxing ring, Mark is a fighter sparked with passion for the woman who has captured his heart, mind, and soul. After a year of waiting for Faith, he’s finally able to ignite the desire that resonated between them. The morning after spending their first evening together, Mark found himself defending a kind gesture: “instead of letting you sneak out of my bed and my apartment, I get up and pamper you with breakfast so that we can enjoy a little bit more time together, and you don’t like it.” Thankfully Mark is a man of patience. There are many scenes that will either have you cheering on the love birds or wanting to strangle Faith for her pigheadedness. Mark captured me from the first page but even more so when he stood toe to toe protecting his fiancé. I can’t get enough of the Essien men! -Reviewed by LaMona