They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain.
When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable.
And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.
And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.
I admit, I had forgotten how intense this series was, how it would get me so pissed off one minute, on edge the next, and the one after that an entirely different emotion. Now repeat that cycle over and over again and you will feel like I did while reading Scandalous. Now I guess technically this could be read as a standalone but honestly I think you will truly get that entire picture of all the characters if you read the previous books because they are just as intense, trust me. If you love an asshole hero then ding ding ding you have found more than one in this series, but guess what I love the asshole heroes.
Trent Rexworth. I have wanted his book since the very start. He may not talk much but when he does it’s usually not anything nice that comes out of his mouth unless it is to his daughter, who he loves more than anything. While he may be nicknamed the mute, he takes in everything, notices everything and is more calculated than any of the other guys combined. Luna, Trent’s daughter is nonverbal, he wants her to talk but doesn’t always go about it the right way, I sympathized because while my son wasn’t totally nonverbal up until late last year it was extremely hard, stressful and at times emotionally draining to figure out what he wanted.
Edie, I have to admit it took me a long time to really warm up to her. Her immaturity showed a lot but at the same time you knew there was more behind it. Once you find out what that is, you understand why she is the way she is, why she does what she does even at the risk of getting herself hurt in the process. I loved the way she was with Luna, the way she treated her like any other kid, which was perfect. While I may have had my doubts about her in the beginning, in the end she was the perfect fit for Trent and Luna. You will also want to kill her dad more than once in this book, because he even puts the hotholes to shame.
God I am so not ready to let this series go. L.J. Shen is an amazing author who knows how to completely enthrall you into her books, destroy you and put you back together again. This is a must read author and a must read series! Scandalous still has me in a book hangover!
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