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Review ❤️ Yours in Scandal by Lauren Layne

March 11, 2020
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Fresh off being named Citizen magazine’s Man of the Year, New York City’s youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides it’s time to strategize. Next move: a bid for the governor’s seat. In his way: an incumbent with a flawless reputation. He also has an Achilles’ heel: an estranged wild-child daughter with a past so scandalous it could be Robert’s ticket to victory. And a charm so irresistible it could be Robert’s downfall.

Rebellion is a thing of the past for Adeline Blake. As New York’s premier event planner, she’s all about reform and respectability. Then she’s approached by Robert to organize the party of the season. Curious, considering he’s her father’s most formidable opponent. And alarming, too. Because Addie can’t help but fall for the righteously popular candidate with the movie-star smile.

Now it’s Robert’s choice. Does he pursue a future that holds his legacy? Or the woman who holds his heart?


Release Date: Jan 10, 2019
Series: Love on Cue
Book: 2
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Imprint: Montlake
Price: $4.99


 

Ms. Layne just knows how to do rom-com. I know exactly what to expect with her books and they are my comfort reads.

Robert Davenport is ending his last term as NYC’s Mayor. He is going out on a high note as his celebrity status rises after Citizen Magazine name him Sexiest Man of the Year. He may be that but he is straight lace politician. His campaign manager is pushing for him to run as Governor but he needs some help. He has to take down the current Governor and what better way than to get close to his reputation disgraced daughter.

Adeline Blake worked hard to restore her good name. In fact, she changed her whole appearance and works as an event planner. She intends to stay on the right path and avoid the political spotlight as much as possible. She can’t resist as she is pursued by the current Mayor to help with his last party.

The story starts off very slow as Adeline is very wary and rightfully so. I kept wondering how she managed to stay out of the limelight. The hair color change and pulling it back is almost a poor hidden in plain sight excuse but easily minor to overlook. The constant shields she threw up is a bit tiresome as she even tried to hook him up with another character.

Robert knows he is going to get busted as his feelings start to mount for her. I wish he would have been honest immediately to see how she would have responded.

I love how he had to do some begging in the end. He is kind of a do-gooder and I like that Adeline shook it up despite her taking so long to warm up to him.

This had hints of a slow burn but Adeline and Robert gave me the unexpected heat with their love scenes.

There are a cast of characters that are introduced in the book. The diversity in romance is much needed and I appreciate the author bringing them in. I hope they get their own stories.

Yes, the story is predictable but it is expected and written so well that one can easily overlook that. The anticipation of the other shoe dropping kept the intrigue going if I’m totally honest. In the same breathe it is what held me back from a full five stars. There is no real angst or twist that came to shock me.

Overall, this is a quick, easy, and light-hearted romantic comedy that true romantics can read in a day.

~ Samantha

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