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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy

Format: .mobi (purchased)
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Release Date: September 8, 2014

The wrong man never felt so right...

Ex-fighter Reed Miller has been secretly lusting over his best friend's girl for months, but he refuses to jeopardize a friendship over a woman--especially one who doesn't like him all that much. Now that Darcy's on the market again, it's even more imperative to stick to his strict hands-off policy. But the sizzling attraction between them is too powerful to ignore, and once he's had a taste of her...all bets are off.

Darcy Grant is tired of walking the straight and narrow path. She's on the hunt for passion, and there's no denying Reed is just the man to give it to her. Although she has no interest in dating a bad boy, and certainly not her ex's best friend, it's impossible not to melt beneath Reed's skillful touch. Now it's just a matter of setting a few ground rules--and hoping her rule-breaking, sweet-talking bad boy agrees to follow them. But if she lets Reed into her bed, does she stand a chance of keeping him out of her heart?

After hours indeed *fans self*

Bad boy and ex-fighter Reed Miller has been lusting after Darcy Grant for months. The only reason he never acted on it was because she was dating his best friend AJ. Now Darcy is single again but Reed has never been one to go after a friend’s ex-girlfriend.

Darcy is looking for something more than just “comfortable.” She and her ex parted ways as amicably because that’s all there was to their relationship, friendship. Darcy wants red hot passion, that all consuming need to be with someone, anyone but Reed the playboy. Unfortunately for Reed and Darcy, that all consuming passion can only be found with each other. Battling feelings of guilt and betrayal, they agree to a no strings fling that quickly starts to turn into something more.

One Night of Scandal has everything working for it, especially in the chemistry department. MMA fighters, boxers etc have never really appealed to me as a female. They’re right up there with athletes on the “No” list but damn Elle Kennedy makes it hard for me to remember why I said no in the first place! Reed is seriously smoking hot and I could totally see why Darcy couldn’t keep her hands off of him!

This is the second novella I’ve read by Kennedy and I have to say that I love the full length novel feel of them. I don’t feel short changed and the story doesn’t seem rushed. There’s enough back ground information about Reed and Darcy to give them depth but nothing over board as to weigh down the story. There's even time to check in on Gage and Skylar and get to know AJ, Reed's best friend and Darcy's ex. AJ's such a sweet, mellow guy that I can't picture a woman who could get him going. Which just means I'm totally anticipating his story.

Did I mention that Reed and Darcy have amazing chemistry? Yeah, best get those ice cubes ready. This is one book you don't want to miss!

Final Verdict: One Night of Scandal provides a quick but seriously sexy read by an author who sure knows how to heat up a story. Bring on AJ!

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  1. I need to pick these up. I've been reading on her rom-suspense series and just loving those.

  2. Great review. I have been eyeing this series.

  3. P.S. your blog looks amazing. Loving your banner.


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