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Scandalous - H.M. Ward
Scandalous
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"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... show more
"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.  
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780615631271 (0615631274)
Publisher: Laree Bailey Press
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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The Book Lovers Codex
The Book Lovers Codex rated it
5.0
I was drawn to this book by it's cover. I was intrigued by the book blurb but slightly put off by the fact our leading lady - Abby - was a minister. I just couldn't see how we could have a nice sexy romance when our main character was sworn to God, but as I said I was intrigued and after reading a f...
Heather~Reading Haven~
Heather~Reading Haven~ rated it
4.0
Scandalous looks at an artist who paints nudes but who walks a fine line between art and pornography, and a preacher who is searching for a way to put her ideals into practice. Abby left town ten years ago and hasn't looked back. Her family was gone and all she wants is to start over. The boy she lo...
I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews
I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews rated it
2.0
SCANDALOUS started out with a bang, but fizzled out as the story continued while failing to progress at a satisfying rate.I really like the idea behind the story, but I had a really tough time relating to Abby’s character. There was something about the story that I can’t quite put my finger on that ...
Chris Book Blog Emporium
Chris Book Blog Emporium rated it
3.0
This is a Review Based on Both Scandalous and Scandalous 2 . I will post the same thing in Scandalous also . This was a Good series , Although I thought it was kinda fast paced , I did enjoy it . I think that certain areas could of been a little more detailed. There was alot of jumping from one orde...
The Romance Vault
The Romance Vault rated it
5.0
OK I fricken LOVED this book! I was finding myself trying to slow down so I didn't read it all in one sitting, I wanted it to last a bit longer. A great storyline, preacher girl V sexy artistic painter who paints nude models and I mean literally paints them. It's HOT to the point of imminent volc...
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