Scandalous

Scandalous

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by H.M. Ward
     
 
~NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER~
~USA TODAY BESTSELLER~

"I see it, Jack. Your muse is back. The thing that gave you passion, tormented you, and haunted you is back. You're reeling in ecstasy and dread. It's something you want, but can't ever have. And the one that brings the pain is pure, white as snow... and standing in front of you."

One kiss could

Overview

~NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER~
~USA TODAY BESTSELLER~

"I see it, Jack. Your muse is back. The thing that gave you passion, tormented you, and haunted you is back. You're reeling in ecstasy and dread. It's something you want, but can't ever have. And the one that brings the pain is pure, white as snow... and standing in front of you."

One kiss could have changed Abby's life, but when it didn't happen, she ran. Jack was everything to her and when he didn't respond, Abby couldn't bear it. Everything about that night--leaning in close to his face, feeling the night breeze teasing her hair, the way his scent filled her head--was burned vividly into her mind, including the moment when Jack pulled away. There was no kiss. Abby was wrong. She was wrong about him, wrong about them.

Maybe she didn't have to go to college two thousand miles away, but she did. She had to forget about him. Abby threw herself off the grid, disappearing completely from the life she knew. After completing her undergraduate degree, she enrolled in seminary. All contact with her old life was severed and she never looked back, until she was forced to.

When Abby puts idealism into practice, her congregation throws her out. If she can survive a year on her own, they'll take her back, and continue to pay off her student loans--but if she fails, Abby is on her own with enough debt to fund a small town. Seminary wasn't cheap. With no place left to go, Abby returns to New York and her best friend takes her in.

Desperate to make it on her own and prove she was right, Abby follows a job lead to an art studio on Long Island. It isn't until she hears Jack's voice that she freezes. The hairs on the back of her neck prickle as she turns to see Jack, ten years later, looking even more tempting than before.

Fate is cruel. Abby left this life behind, but she's thrown back into it, head first. It's like someone hit rewind on her life and its ten years earlier. She's the cotton-mouthed girl that she always was around Jack, and now her future relies on the man who rejected her.

*Warning: This book contains sexually explicit content.*
Genre: Romance
SCANDALOUS 2 will be released on Feb, 14, 2013

Editorial Reviews

GR - Faithima A
"Steamy, sexy read... One of my favorite couples."
GR - Tessa Mari
"5 huge sinfully scandalous stars! Beautifully erotic. I cannot recommend it enough."
Leslie L
"This might be the sexiest book I have ever read! Sooooo freaking sexy!"
GR - Leslie LL
"This might be the sexiest book I have ever read! Sooooo freaking sexy!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014488273
Publisher:
Laree Bailey Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Series:
H.M. Ward's Scandalous Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
70,345
File size:
602 KB

Meet the Author

H.M. Ward is the #1 bestselling New Adult author in the world, having sold over 2 million books in 2013. This NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon #1 bestselling writer's series include: THE FERRO FAMILY: DAMAGED, THE ARRANGEMENT, and STRIPPED; as well as SCANDALOUS, TRYSTAN SCOTT, and SECRETS. Ward was recently featured in FORBES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and the WASHINGTON POST.

You can interact with this bestselling author at: www.facebook.com/AuthorHMWard. Don't want to miss a release date: Text AWESOMEBOOKS to 22828 and get an email reminder on release dates.

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Scandalous 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 163 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok...I was not so sure I was going to like this book when I bought it...but OMG!!! I love it! I think this is one of my favorites now! I would definitely recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book especially a good read after reading 50 shades. Looking forward to more stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has an unexpected twist...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! With so many romance books out there with the same basic storyline this book was refreshing. A fun, sexy, read with a little mystery. My only complaint is that the ending seemed a liitle rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was something expected yet still shocking. who knew it could be so....... SCANDALOUS!! lol wonders how this will keep getting any more steamy ^.^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a sexy read.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this book. I couldnt put it down. Can't wait to read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow finally a hot read with a great plot. I will reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, story was fast paced. Fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesn't make sense. Good story, though.
Smcfarland13 More than 1 year ago
I found this series by mistake and I am so glad that I did. Abby has to head back home after she has some issues with her congregation. When she takes a new job, she finds that she is working for an old childhood friend, Jack. There is some tension between these two, because Abby had feelings for Jack but felt rejected when she showed him how she felt and her feelings were not reciprocated. Move forward to present day. We have suspense, sexy scenes, and some action. A great book that makes you wanting more. Can not wait for Book 2!!!.
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Christon-Benford More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful!!! I don't know how Holly does it, but she did it again. H.M. Ward is one of the most brilliant and talented writers that I've had the pleasure of enjoying. This story was beautiful and amazing. Jack and Abby are great together. Holly has a way of creating characters that you'll fall for and not forget. Her stories are mesmerizing. And I'll tell you, that Jack Gray must be one hell of a man. To win the heart of a woman and make her toss aside her vows! Wow! But then again, it seems that he always had her heart and just never realized it. If you haven't read Scandalous or any of Ward's other books, you should. You will not be disappointed. I'm sure you'll want more, just like me. Time to read Scandalous 2!
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HollyMichelleMorales More than 1 year ago
I read this book a while ago (I am trying to catch up on my reviews that I have been slacking on) When I first started reading this book I was like wait a minute! He does what? This entire book was shocking to say the least. I loved it from start until finish and couldn't wait for the next one. Scandalous is different that is for sure. While the story line flows very smoothly its a wild ride so hold on tight. You will want to read it all in one night so make sure you have time.
loves_passion More than 1 year ago
I love the story and felt the passion of the characters.
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For this being a short story it took me a while to read it, I just couldn't get into the story. I did not care for the whole minister bit & the reasons for why she left the church.....goofy reason I thought. This book didn't get good until almost 2/3 of the book. Glad I only paid $.99 for it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story but I felt like it was way too rushed which is the total opposite of Miss Ward's "The Arrangement" series which is way too drawn out. She should stick with formats like she used for "Damaged" and "Stripped" both of which seem to have a much better flow to their story lines.
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