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A Night of Scandal (Bad Blood/The Notorious Wolfes #1)

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Nathaniel... Icon. Celebrity. Heartthrob.


But underneath his movie-star good looks, he's battling with the demons of his past. No one knows the real Nathaniel, they only see the pinup, the illusion he pretends to be.

Then one night he is forced to rely on Katie Field, an ordinary young woman from a very different world. She may be starstruck but she isn't blinded by the b

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Tammy Walton Grant
Apr 11, 2012 Tammy Walton Grant rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves the "regular girl gets the movie star" fairy tale
I have no idea how I even heard of this book. I'm usually too embarrassed to pick anything up that has a cover like this:



And the title: Seriously? I cringe even typing it. This book was released under a different title at one point: A Night of Scandal. Besides having nothing to do with anything in the story, it probably wasn't nearly sexy enough for the rest of the series.

Here's the premise for the series: Eight (count 'em, EIGHT) siblings. Some full, some step, some half, all obscenely wealthy...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Sarah Morgan has written a book that is both very funny and quite sad and poignant at the same time. She used the overlying theme of Nathaniel being an actor and built a whole story around it, including a lot of symbolism and motifs related to acting/playing roles to enrich this novel.

You see, Nathaniel is not an accoladed, successful actor for no reason. Playing roles was a way to escape from his terrible childhood, in which he was treated in a way no child should have to experience by his pare...more
Booklover
Absolutely loved the book,Nathaniel-Katie such strong adorable lonely people who have so many secrets fears and securities,both are quiet opposite of each other in every way but the only similar thing is both hide their real self-Nathaniel hides in his characters and Katie hides by sketches and designing ,both have suffered so much both ways physically and emotionally,Nathaniel prefers solitute and Katie is talkative(loved one funny moment where in Katie is so lonely that she is now talking to l...more
Ana
A good start to the Bad Blood Collection.

Nathaniel is a good, and as the title say, tortured hero. His childhood was horrible, and his father was a real monster. Now, he's an successful actor, voted many times as the Sexiest Man Alive. But he spends all of his time acting, playing the role of Nathaniel Wolfe, the famous actor, and not being the man. He mostly manages to fool people, but Katie is much harder to deceive.

Katie is a costume designer, and gets involved with Nathaniel accidentally. Sh...more
Saly
Tortured Rake is the first book about the Wolfe family. The family comprises of 8 siblings(not all share the same mother). The father Williams was psychotic, he beat his children, abused them and nearly killed his daughter. Protecting all the siblings was the eldest brother Jacob, who killed the father and then disappeared for 20 years. To say the Wolfe family is dysfunctional would be an understatement.
Our hero Nathaniel is a Hollywood super-star who feels more comfortable as an actor than as N...more
Gordon
So because I have bought a kindle for Ilona, a kindle for my grandmother who must be close to 90 now, a kindle fire for Ilona and a kindle fire for kid 2, I get an email every time a book is purchased on any one of the aforementioned devices. Several months ago, somebody bought "Water for Elephants," and I was ready to make terrible fun until I talked to Me-maw and figured out it was her. She saw the commercials and while she will not go and see the film, she is an avid reader and bought the boo...more
Kate
A very strong start to the Bad Blood/Notorious Wolfes series.

I love HPs that have real dialogue, and the way the characters in this book talk is very natural (including the heroine's nervous non-stop talking). And finally, a heroine who is supposed to be curvy and body conscious doesn't just slip on the skimpy bikini the hero had ordered for her on their way to their island paradise.

The book provides a great intro to the Wolfe siblings (and horrid upbringing) -- I can't wait to read more about t...more
Ridley
All Harlequin Presents are over the top. I mean, that's why I read them in the first place. This one, though, soared to exciting new heights of melodrama and silliness, not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Ruth
This was my first book by Sarah Morgan, and I really enjoyed it. I received it through netgalley.

It had some great things going for it that really held my attention. It's not a particularly long book, although the length is, in my opinion, absolutely perfect for the story.

What I really liked about this one:

- The writing is great. Nicely descriptive, not too many words, not too few, grammar and spelling is good (I know, I know, I'm being a bit anal here, but I hate it when spelling and grammar ar...more
Crystal
I love Susan Morgan’s books for many reason. Like any good book they have solid plot, good pacing, great conflict, and are packed with emotion. But what I continue to be most impressed with is how easily and strongly I connect with and relate to her female characters.

In her most recent release, A Night Of Scandal, her main character is a gem. Katie Field, in a sense, is every woman I know. Someone who likes herself, is happy with her life, and is working hard to reach her dreams. But put her in...more
Carrie
I like Sarah Morgan's writing, but I couldn't get "lost" in this story. I always felt like I was reading a book instead of feeling immersed. Katie is a likeable enough heroine, but I'm tired of women who think that having a figure means they're "fat." Nathaniel thinks about her "long, slim legs" so she can't exactly be pudgy. She feels she's unattractive because she's "padded," which in this case simply meant she had a bust line you could measure and she had some shape to her derriere.

Nathaniel...more
Dee
For me this was quite a disappointing start to the series. I am hoping that it picks up with the next one!
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: June 21, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harlequin Presents
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Notorious Wolfes
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Nathaniel Wolfe is the Hollywood Hunk. Handsome, wealthy, and talented, he’s what many a woman (and man) dreams of. He’s also a coward. Nathaniel hides behind his acting, and has been running...more
MaggieReadsRom
4,5 stars

Memorable Scenes:
- Nathaniel opening up to Katie about his family > throat lump moment
- The days in Rio > with its high point: the sexy scene in the lift *fans self*


Nathaniel Wolfe is a big Hollywood actor. He’s broody, sarcastic and guarded, hiding a vulnerable man beneath his outward bluster. He also lives up to his bad boy reputation with his naughty, bold remarks towards Katie.

Katie Field is a costume designer. She’s down-to-earth, realistic and says what she thinks. She’s a...more
RLA
At the beginning of this book the hero Nathaniel, a world famous Hollywood actor, is about to make his stage debut. Before he even opens his mouth for his first line he is frozen in shock at seeing someone he didn't expect in the audience. He walks off stage and runs (literally) into the play's costume designer Katie, the heroine. He begs her to help him escape before being noticed, sensing his distress and desperation Katie agrees and takes him to her place. Nathaniel was shocked after seeing h...more
Makii
Me encantan las series que cuentan las historias de varios hermanos, y un mismo hilo conductor para la trama...!! Esos trabajos en conjunto de las autoras son geniales!
La dinastía Wolfe promete mucho mas!
El primer libro me gusto, una buena historia familiar, mucho dolor y sufrimiento....
Hermanos marcados por un padre malnacido y distanciados por el dolor del recuerdo.

Nathaniel es tan duro consigo mismo, me da tanto dolor. Pero en el fondo solo es por culpa del dolor que le causo su padre. Duele...more
Sincere

4.5 stars. Sexy-as-hell Nathaniel stars

Nathaniel is everyone-knows-him celebrity. He's gorgeous and attractive and.. very sexy *swoon*

Nathaniel has awfully childhood and he coped with it by acting.
Yes, He is like acting all the time...
No real Nathaniel , only Alpha-actor Nathaniel to be seen.

And after twenty-years or so
His worst nightmare is back to life.

I read through 10% of this novel and I was like ' Heyyyy, How could I read other novel in this series without comparing other Hero to this smo...more
Resti  Triyuliandha
liked it enough but won't read this for the 2nd times
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Lynn Harris
A fabulous start to the Bad Blood series!
Nicole
Happy to say that this HP delivers (it's usually a 50/50 chance of an awesome story versus pure shit)-I was extremely hesitant at the beginning with the whole premise of 'world's hottest movie star and costume designer' but Morgan made it work. What I liked about this book was that it had a lot of elements that made it real-from the getaway scene on a scooter which for some reason I really liked, to the heroine's worry about what was going to happen with her career and the fact that she didn't j...more
Andrea Guy
Sarah Morgan is my absolute favorite author when it comes to the Presents line. She creates characters that you really come to feel for and A Night Of Scandal is no different. Seriously, Sarah has written many books and I think there might have only been one that I wasn't over the moon about. This one is a definite must read for lovers of quick romances.

Katie is a wonderful heroine. She's not a stereotypical beauty, in fact she's kinda chubby, which is why I love her. I'm sick of all the heroine...more
Jennifer
This is such a sweet story. Katie is a wonderful heroine. She is strong, smart and self-reliant. Nathaniel is a hero with a troubled past. There were times when I wanted him to tell him the whole story of his past but dragging it out made more sense for the character. Finally, as a couple, they are fun, dynamic and interesting. IRL I don't think this couple would last but for a romance couple, they were wonderful.

The setup was fun and funny. When Nathaniel runs off the stage and straight into Ka...more
Caitlin O'Sullivan
So, I picked up A Night of Scandal because it's the latest pick in the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club (it's a fantastic blog for romance readers and the romance-curious, btw) and the Bitches have not steered me wrong yet.

This time . . . well. A Night of Scandal focuses on Katie, a financially struggling costume designer, and Nathaniel, a famous, handsome, talented actor. Nathaniel is such a good actor because it was his method for surviving his horrific childhood, and much of the...more
Megan
My first Presents ever! I think if more of them were like this (at least plotline wise) I might be more apt to pick them up. I can't really get into the Greek/Sheik/Heir/Virgin/Secretary/Mistress angles. A Night of Scandal had a plot that felt a little more grounded in reality...at least for a Presents title ;)

The writing was enjoyable and didn't feel rushed or "show not tell" which can be hard with such a limited number of words. I'd be interested in trying other Sarah Morgan titles and would...more
Brianne
TBR Challenge - July, Sponsored by Misadventrues fo Superlibrian

A Night of Scandal
by Sarah Morgan

This is also the book club read for the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, Sizzling Summer Book Club for July

I was pleasantly surprised. I am not usually a big fan of Harelequin Presents because I like a little more heft to the romances and am not a huge fan of fairy tale type, innocent heroine, fluffy stories (nothing wrong with them, just not my cup of tea)

Both Nathaniel and Katie have a lot of family ba...more
Nas Dean
TORTURED RAKE is from Mills & Boon Modern, new series BAD BLOOD. There are altogether eight volumes in this series which track the lives of a powerful dynasty, where secrets and scandal never sleep, The Notorious Wolves. It also is being released on June 21, 2011 as A NIGHT OF SCANDAL.


TORTURED RAKE/NIGHT OF SCANDAL is one brother’s story by the fabulous author Sarah Morgan.

Nathaniel Wolve is a famous actor/superstar from Hollywood. But beneath the glitter and the charm he is one tortured ma...more
Anne Dirty Girls' Good Books
I read this book as part of the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books bookclub pick for August. I've liked every other book they've picked, so I decided to go for it, even though my luck with Presents has been 50/50. (I read one I liked and one I hated.) This one just didn't do it for me. In the middle of it I was liking it, but by the end I was just, eh.

Best parts:

1.)strong heroine - a costume designer with ambitions, she was starstruck but didn't want to be, and she wanted a real relationship

2.)believa...more
Niina
I haven't read a movie star and normal girl novel in I don't know how long, but apparently it was worth the wait because this was awesome! I truly enjoyed it, Nathaniel was cocky, proud, reclusive, charming and arrogant - in one word annoying until he met Katie his costume designer after having a not so small melt down on stage when his past decided to come back to haunt him - and then he keeps changing, reacting to her genuine happiness about life, and Nathaniel becomes more and more likeable,...more
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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made n...more
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