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Scandalous
     

Scandalous

4.2 173
by H.M. Ward
 

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~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

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

Product Details

BN ID:
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:
2,174
File size:
619 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. 173 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 21 days ago
Enjoyable read
Anonymous 4 months ago
Nice story
Anonymous 11 months ago
Emotional love the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writer keep me reading till the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HM Ward has written a compelling story of love, sacrifice and triumph featuring two likable characters. She has written sensual scenes in a mature fashion with no recourse to crude synonyms. It was well paced and hard to put down once I began. However, the too frequent use of f-bombs degraded the characters as well as her writing. Without the vulgarity it could easily stand as a great tale and I would have given it five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story! I felt Abby's character was not given enough credibility. She was so much more intelligent and spiritual than what we were led to believe. Brilliant storyline!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did anyone else think it funny that Jack Gray's lawyer was Mr. Green?? The story was not entirely believable but this is fiction right? And it was enjoyable none the less. Enough steam to keep it interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all the negative reviews and believe; one star is one too many.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kate and Jack's story was very hot. The sexual nature of the paintings was very Scandulous. Jack was a totally hot artist and with Kate as his very hot model the art came to life in my head. Loved it.
ENA1 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago