SCANDALOUS BOOK BLOG #CausingAScandal: May 2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


The #1 New York Times Bestselling author Vi Keeland is back with a brand new standalone, Beautiful Mistake releasing on July 17th and we have the amazing cover for you today!

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Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass. You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend--smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married. He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done. Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant. Only it turned out, the man I'd just told off wasn't the right guy. Oops.  My mistake.  Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology. I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right? That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning. Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant. I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking. Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West. This was going to be interesting… ADD TO GOODREADS    

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    author-photo  Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than 1.5 million books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in sixteen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


Title: Sexy Motherpucker
A Bad Motherpuckers Novel
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy/Hockey Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017

When the family dog trots in with my diaphragm in its mouth—in front of my date, his parents, and his adorable little girl—you would think I’d hit rock bottom.


Let’s back this up a sec…

Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger’s NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend…until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was “stepmom” material.

A.K.A, not me, apparently.

The problem? I’m crazy in love with him and his daughter. So when he asks me to be his pretend girlfriend for a long weekend with his former in-laws, I say yes. We’re still friends, after all, and friends don’t let friends fake it alone.


Laura Collins is the last woman I should be thinking about taking in the back seat of my car, in the woods behind my in-laws’ house, or in a hotel room where we’re sharing one very small, very squeaky bed.

I need a steady, stable influence for my daughter, not a fling with this too wild, too young, too impulsive red head. So what if she’s beautiful and intense and passionate and has the biggest heart I’ve ever known?

I don’t want to fall in love. I really don’t. The whole “pretend girlfriend” thing was supposed to solve my problems, buy me a little more time.

But when it comes to Laura?

Hell, maybe I’m just not cut out for faking it.

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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

This is Laura and Brendan's story and I don't even know where to start. 
This couple have everything, chemistry, sparks, and they are the perfect fit for one another.
I loved the pace of this book, what starts off as slow burning soon turns into a love story thats hard to deny.

Brendan is a single dad, broody and very protective. 
Laura is quirky, loving and very endearing.

Laura works PR for Brendan's hockey team. There is alot of sexual tension between them. After a weekend fling this couple went back to a professional relationship. Everything looks great on the outside but they both harbor secret feelings for one another.

When Brendan's in laws start making demands he calls on Laura to help him prove that his daughter is best with him.

What starts off as pretend soon becomes very intense and their feelings are harder to hide.

It is very apparent that this is not just 2 people fooling around, but will they go the distance?
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Author Bio

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts. 

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Title: Fast
Series: Not Like the Movies
Author: Lauren K. McKellar
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 25, 2017


Quinn Hamilton had it all—A grades, a loving family, and a spot on the waitlist for the latest Hermes handbag. The one item left unchecked on her to-do list was her brother’s best friend, Liam, and that was only because Braden was overprotective when it came to his mates. 

When tragedy struck, Quinn was left with nothing. Not even the handbag made it. 

Three years later, Quinn’s focused on the things that count—getting a steady job, looking after her mother, and playing it safe. Her dreams of working for a fashion magazine haven’t just left the building—they’ve dived into the gutter, never to be touched again.

But when completing a two-week internship in the city, Quinn meets someone who makes her do the one thing she’s been trying desperately to avoid—feel. Will this sexy man who knows so much of her history help her go after what she wants? Or is their brand of passion as outdated as last season’s trends?

She’s running from her past, but her past is running faster.

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Lauren's Review 
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Lauren / Scandalous Book Blog***

Quinn spent her childhood growing up with her brother Braden and his best friend Liam who just happened to be super hot, she couldn’t ask for any more. At the age of 18 her world is crushed when a tragedy strikes and Quinn looses one of the most important people in her life and is left with a permanent reminder of that day for everyone to see. 
Fast forward 3 years, with encouragement from her mum Quinn is heading off to the city for a internship in a fashion magazine, making new friends and enemies on her first day. She can do this job easily but how could she can she leave home, her mum and her especially her memories. Unexpectedly Quinn runs in to a blast from her past, Liam! Feelings she once buried quickly resurface but can Quinn forgive and forget or will the past come back to haunt her.
Fast really is a sweet and endearing love story. I really enjoyed it. Lauren K Mckellar kept me engrossed from start to finish so much so that I read this book in one sitting! 
I loved the characters in this book, Quinn is an intelligent young woman trying to push herself in the fickle word of fashion where looks and style mean everything. 
Liam is of course gorgeous but has a passion for life which he sees with a different perspective. Desperate to follow his dreams but never finding a break, Liam’s given up. Can his chance meeting with Quinn change that, can he convince her that he’s not the same person who walked away from her all those years ago or are some things to difficult to move on from. 
This book is funny, witty, emotional and heart warming the only downside was that it was too short,  I definitely wanted more. If your looking for a second chance love story then I strongly recommend this one for you. 

Author Bio

Lauren K. McKellar is a writer of contemporary romance reads that make you feel. This hybrid-published best-selling author loves writing books with stunning local settings, heart-throb heroes, and leading ladies who overcome great hardships in their lives.

In addition to writing, Lauren loves to read, and you can often find her up at all hours of the night with a glass of wine, some chocolate, and a good book. She lives by the beach in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband, infant son, and their two dogs. Most of the time, all four of them are well behaved.

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Title: Tough Love
Author: Max Henry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017


Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried …

Eight years ago, Amelia Harris had her life ripped out from underneath her. Being the centre of the town gossip was hard enough, but when the boy who promised her forever left without so much as a goodbye, he took her ability to love with him. 

After family tragedy brings Evan North back into her life, the secrets of her past have never felt as close as they do now. When the same scandal that tore them apart rears its ugly head, will history be doomed to repeat itself?

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“I miss him.”
“I know.”
“He knew everything already, you know? It was easy to be myself around him.” I reach out and take my drink.
“But that’s not all, is it?” Jess challenges before sipping her wine. “The fact he knows what happened to you in school isn’t the only reason you miss him, is it?” She lowers her chin, levelling me with her gaze.
I don’t even know how to describe it, that soulful connection you get with another. When I’m around him, nothing else bothers me. My world narrows when he’s in view, and I like how it feels to have those blinders on. It’s as though I’m focussing on the only things that matter: the people close to me.
“What if I misread him?” I ask. “What if he wasn’t that into me?”
“How many nights did he come over to see you at Kath’s?”
“Most of them.”
“How many times did he message you?”
“Every day.”
Jess glares, her lips curling up on one side. “Yeah, he wasn’t into you at all.”

Lauren's Review
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Lauren / Scandalous Book Blog***

Oh my god! This book is packed full of emotions. It had me right from the start and held me all the way to the last page. Tough love is a story of physical and mental abuse, estranged siblings, guilt and bitterness but at the same time surrounded by love old and new, forgiveness, passion and bonds that can never be broken. This book made me feel that even in the darkest of times, light and happiness will always fine a way to shine through. 
Amelia is a high flying independent woman, perfect job, perfect house, perfect life right? Not even close. Amelia’s teenage years were full of bullying and abuse that she couldn’t find away out of. That was until she met Evan who she gave her heart to at the age of 16. One day Evan just left town with no explanation, no contact at all. Could Amelia’s life become any worse! Well yes it could, with her life in danger from her abuser she turns to her family who take the wrong side causing Amelia to take her life back and start again on her own. But 8 years later a family tragedy forces them back together revealing secrets that have devastating effects. Amelia’s life is changed beyond recognition in the blink of an eye and her life will never be the same again. 
Evan left this town a boy but he definitely returned a man! Thrown back into Amelia’s life unexpectedly he finds himself still in love with her. But Amelia wont let him back in that easy he might as well have ripped out her heart and stood on it 8 years ago as far as she is concerned! Will he find away to win her over or have his past actions pushed her away forever.
In my opinion Max Henry has written a fantastic story packed full of emotions. I can’t remember the last time I cried so much whilst reading a book but loving it at the same time. Amelia and Evan are the perfect characters, you love them both but they annoy the hell out of you at different times for different reasons. 
Tough love really pulls at the heart strings and I loved it. I can’t wait to read my next Max Henry book.

Author Bio

Born and bred in Canterbury, New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia. 

Life with two young children can be hectic at times, and although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn’t change a thing. 

In her down time, Max can be found at her local gym, brain-storming through a session with the weights. If not, she’s probably out drooling over one of many classic cars on show that she wishes she owned.

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My best friend is married. 

 Everyone I know is married. It doesn’t bother me.

 I like my life the way it is. Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband finally decide to go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.

  Of course I say yes. 

 What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone.

  Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.

  Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought—other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbecue because, like I said, he’s a jerk. 

 He always has to be the life of the party. 

 He’s also arrogant.


  And a playboy.

  I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.

  Yet somehow before I know it, this manwhore and I are co-parenting. Living under the same roof. Eating meals together and yes, talking. 

 Don’t look at me like that—it’s not like I had a choice.

 Even though I knew every minute would be hell, I had to say yes.

  But after two weeks what I didn’t expect is that I’d been wrong about him.

  That under his smart-ass exterior, he’s quite charming.

  That his arrogance is actually confidence.

  And that the sight of his naked body would do really bad things to me. 

 So yes, I’ve misjudged him. And yes, I like him. Really like him. Although there are times I still think he’s a jerk…I now think he’s a sexy jerk.

  And I want more of him. 

 The question is—does he want more of me?

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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog*** 

This book was fun and fast paced. The characters were easy to connect with.
Kim Karr has once again provided us with another great read that will that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. 

Tess and Nick know each other as their best friends are married to one another. Looking at going on holiday they ask Tess to look after their son Max.
But before they leave Tess shows up in town after breaking up with her boyfriend and is a little out of sorts.
Apprehensive to leave Tess on her own with Max, Ethan ropes Nick into joining her for 2 weeks to lend a hand.

What could possibly go wrong...

Tess knows that its going to be hard work and at the same time she is looking for the right place to open her own cafe.
Having Nick there just adds more drama to the mix. 

But they work well together, getting a routine ironed out that suits them all was the easy part. Opening up to one another has them seeing each other in very different lights. Tess has found the perfect building to follow her dreams but then she is put in danger and Nick steps in to help. This couple are obviously attracted to one another and the sexual tension jumps off the pages. 

One night was all it took and these two are hooked!!!

What will happen when their friends come home?
Will Tess get the Cafe up and running?
Will Ethan and Tess get a HEA???

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Kim Karr is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.
She grew up in Rochester, NY and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions--writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim's oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn't need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented--a Kindle.

Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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