Monday, February 10, 2014

Book Review: A Scandal So Sweet

Book Title: A Scandal So Sweet
Author:  Ann Major |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Harlequin Publishing
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: Mass Market, ebook
Cost: $4.99
Pages: 192
How I got it: Book Expo America 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
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Zach Torr's life changed the moment he saw Summer Wallace--and he's never forgotten the mockery she'd once made of their young love. The wealthy mogul has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make his former lover pay for her long-ago betrayal. So when she's swept into scandal, he seizes his chance. His deal is simple: Summer will be his for every weekend...until he says it's over. His rules do not allow for emotional entanglement, nor the fantasy of a happy ending. But the revelation of Summer's decades-old secret may change everything.

Where do I begin??  This book, oh this book?? I want any writer who thinks "Hey let's write about fake rape" to just STOP at the thought process, don't put your hands on a keyboard, don't actually write it down , Unless you plan to FLESH the story out. This was an abysmal attempt at making it ok.

This was just a bad way to write about this.There was nothing sweet about any of the 'scandal'. You become a movie star, with a huge platform and every time they discuss you they bring this scandal up and you NEVER clean it up??? You never once share that it was a mistake perpetrated on your behalf?? That it was never to come to this?? You let that shyt ride?? And then, he comes back and falls in love with you?? Personally I'm just not that forgiving, I see you coming after you and your family attempted to send me to jail I'm not stopping to spit on you if you were on fire, much less talk.

Ok granted they used to be in love, which is how he ended up in trouble in the first place. It's a huge thing that they overcame to fall in love, but they do so much wrong in the meantime, I mean I get it, love is messy, but the circumstances that gave them a chance to fall back in love was extremely contrived and rang false considering the way the characters were portrayed before that.  I do get why Zach (let's just say that name is not one of my favorites and really made it almost impossible to like the character) tried to get his revenge this way, but Sir really??? What is this the 1200s?? And Summer, really you become this awesome superstar and you still fell for this crap??? Nah I don't believe it. You're not a little girl anymore Summer, he doesn't have any rights and you could have set him straight then!!

I did however have a few moment when reading the book that made me warm to the characters a little, especially when we learn Summer's secret.  She paid a high price as well when her father did what he did to them.
I labelled this one of the worst books I read in 2013 and I'm sticking by that assessment.Have you read this title?? What'd you think?? Share in the comments and let's discuss.
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