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

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  1,000 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Nathaniel...Icon. Celebrity. Heartthrob.

But underneath his movie-star good looks, heâ 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 isnâ t blinded by t

Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published (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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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
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
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
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
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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.

Foi um livro que me divertiu muito.
For me this was quite a disappointing start to the series. I am hoping that it picks up with the next one!
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
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
Doris O'Connor
I had to force myself to put this book down. We had a visitor turn up halfway through - how dare they ;-) and I was itching to get back to it. I am a sucker for a tortured hero and a good old Cinderella type story and this book delivers on both in spades. Nathaniel Wolfe, international movie star is certainly tortured and then some. Katie, ordinary young costume designer is just the woman to help him face all his demons. I loved the chemistry between them and how Katie fights her attraction, det ...more
Fiona Marsden
Mar 23, 2012 Fiona Marsden rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like dark complicated heroes
Recommended to Fiona by: Website Blurb
What would handsome megastar action film hero Nathaniel Wolfe have in common with Katie, a frumpy but talented wardrobe mistress in a theatre. Two things in fact. They are both hiding something and they are both lonely. A match made in heaven you think? Or perhaps not. Because Nathaniel is hiding Nathaniel Wolfe and what ever else Katie wants is that the person she loves is a real person, not some caricature of a 'successful sexy movie star'. Katie isn't hiding Katie but she's carrying around so ...more
A Night Of Scandal is the 1st book in the "Notorious Wolfes" miniseries of 8 books written by various HP authors.I loved this book,def 4.5 star read for me. The beginning 3rd of the book read like a romantic comedy ,it was funny and witty IMO.The middle of the book was the "romance" and getting to know you part and the last 3rd of the book was the angst that you would expect in an HP.This book had all the aspects that comes in a really good HP and I was hooked from the 1st page to the last. Ther ...more
This was the first book I read by Sarah Morgan. I loved the sparks between these two! The Angst! This book was really good! Not the best of SM but still loved it!

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
Nice story. The writing was well done as was the characterization. The plot was whole and made sense. I am looking forward to reading about the rest of the Wolfe siblings.
Kate Hewitt
Sarah Morgan never disappoints! This was a fabulous start to the Notorious Wolfes.
Resti  Triyuliandha
liked it enough but won't read this for the 2nd times
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: The Notorious Wolfes (new 8 book continuity)
Lynn Raye Harris
A fabulous start to the Bad Blood series!
So... I didn't realize that I was supposed to have low expectations since this was an HP novel. I'm not sure how people are giving this high ratings when the situation is just so ridiculous and inexplicable.

For people who have read my other reviews, you'll know that I really hate magical, love-at-first-sight type of stories. I was rolling my eyes when Katie saves Nathaniel from thirsty paparazzi who are hounding him because his premier at the theater ends up in a disaster. I don't know why he's
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
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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 nu
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