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No Stranger to Scandal (Daughters of Power: The Capital #4)

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Decorum Vs. Destiny

She might be the stepdaughter of one of the most powerful media moguls in Washington, but Lucy Royall is no pampered princess—she's making her own way as a junior reporter. But when congressional investigator Hayden Black accuses her stepfather of criminal wrongdoing, she shows her family loyalty and takes Hayden on. Then, as things heat up, the sexy sin
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Well, this is one of the better books in the series. The heroine is ten years younger than the hero and the step-daughter of the owner yet she is treated badly at work. The hero is investigating the phone hacking scandal that happened at her media house and thinks her stepfather is guilty. The hero is a widowed single father. He thinks she is protecting her stepfather and both of them start at the opposite sides but attraction has no logic and before long they are involved. The hero of course th ...more
Christa Runge
Mar 11, 2013 Christa Runge rated it really liked it
No Stranger to Scandal by Rachel Bailey

A relationship between them is doomed. Hayden Black is out to prove that Graham Boyle, owner of ANS news, is guilty of masterminding the phone hacking scandal that revealed the president of having an illegitimate daughter. While his stepdaughter, Lucy Royall, maintains his innocence, up until the day she overhears him confessing his guilt. Even though they are attracted to each other there are all kinds of reasons not to get involved. Besides the fact that
Apr 30, 2013 Desere rated it it was amazing

Scandals are always so amazingly interesting to follow when your standing on the outside looking in, but I reckon when you find yourself front and centre of one, the first thing you would want to do is run, either that you suck it up and face it head on.

Which ever you choose there will always be consequences some good some bad, therefore your plan of action needs to be closely planned.

When congressional investigator Hayden investigates he really goes all out, he is relentless in his pursuit to
Mar 15, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
Good book. I liked Lucy and the fact that she was trying to make it on her own. Her stepfather owns the news station and offered her a job as a full reporter or anchor, but she wants to earn those positions. She is also sure that he is innocent of being involved in the illegal phone hacking that led to the scandal of the president's daughter. When she is called to be interviewed by Hayden she doesn't expect the overwhelming attraction that she felt. Nor does she expect him to be just as attracte ...more
May 22, 2013 TashNz rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed No Stranger to Scandal, it's my first introduction to the Mini Series Daughters of Power and what an introduction!

The plot instantly captured me. I was caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue and scandal. Hayden Black is a congressional investigator who's been put on the case to find out and hold accountable whoever is responsible for illegally taping phone conversations. The top of his hit-list is Graham Boyle, head of news network ANS. Hayden decides Graham's step-daughter Lu
Nas Dean
May 02, 2013 Nas Dean rated it it was amazing
NO STRANGER TO SCANDAL by USA Today Bestselling author Rachel Bailey is a Harlequin Desire release for April 2013.

Lucy Randall and her stepfather, the most powerful media tycoon in Washington are under suspicion of illegal practices. Lucy goes to the interview and felt that the congressional investigator, Hayden Black, without knowing her had already judged her and her step dad.

Hayden knows Lucy is not above suspicion yet he can’t help but feel the chemistry between them. Passion runs riot betwe
Nancy Crocker
Apr 30, 2013 Nancy Crocker rated it it was amazing
No Stranger To Scandal by Rachel Bailey

Congressional Investigator Hayden Black has his hands full. Raising his young son alone, after his wife was killed a few months ago. He also knows all about spoiled Society Princess's, he should, he was married to one. So when he interviews the beautiful Lucy Royall, he won't let it affect him in any way. Now hired to investigate illegal phone tapping, which has exposed that The President has an illegitimate daughter. Hayden is convinced that Billionaire Gr
Dana Mitchell
Apr 12, 2013 Dana Mitchell rated it really liked it
Lucy Royall is the key to Hayden Black's investigation to bring down her stepfather, American News Service media mogul, Graham Boyle. Lucy is nothing, if not loyal and despite her junior status, she's taking Hayden head on. All Hayden can think about is taking Lucy to bed!

This is a conflict of interest that goes all the way to Congress. Unable to deny their passion, Hayden and Lucy must tread carefully if they are going to handle this investigation into a phone tapping scandal and bring the real
Apr 14, 2013 Yazmin rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

In No Stranger to Scandal by Rachel Bailey, Lucy Royal maybe an heiress to a great fortune from her father and she is the stepdaughter of one of the most powerful media moguls in Washington. But that does not make her life any easier in any way, she has to prove herself twice over in every aspect of her life. So in order to prove her worth in the journalism world, she turns down every offer of a higher position and becomes a junior reporter for her stepfather.

Hayden Black personally kno
Cate Ellink
Apr 25, 2013 Cate Ellink rated it it was amazing
I think this is my favourite Rachel Bailey book. There was something so compelling about the story and the characters that I couldn't put it down (even though I knew it would be a happy ending). I think it started the moment to hotel door opened and although they should have been foes, the air closed in and breathing became difficult for Lucy. Hayden had a presence that radiated from him and trapped her in it's thrall - I think I got caught up too. Then Hayden's desperation to be a good father t ...more
Patricia Andrew
Aug 09, 2014 Patricia Andrew rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the story of Hayden and Lucy and read this book in one sitting. The book had everything for me: great characters that I actually liked; intrigue; realism and most of all a palpable chemistry between Lucy and Hayden.

Despite Lucy's youth and affluent upbringing, she held onto the principles of family loyalty, honesty and hard work. I really admired her as a character and loved how she and Hayden dealt with their attraction - giving into it and honestly, the chemistry between the
Shh I'm reading!
Nov 03, 2013 Shh I'm reading! rated it liked it
I liked it well enough. My biggest issue was feeling like Sophie's age was inappropriate given her maturity level and how long she'd been working with ANS. It was never explicitly stated but it felt like at least a year and for her to be 21/22 she should have been older. That said, making her older would have removed the a key issue in her relationship with Hayden who was 10 years older with a 1 year old son.
Aug 26, 2013 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved No Stranger to Scandal. It had the perfect mix of intrigue, love and some sizzling chemistry between single dad, Hayden and Diplomat's daughter, Lucy. Josh's son and Roebud, the bulldog also added some refreshing cuteness to the drama. No one does sexual tension better than Rachel Bailey, and this story certainly delivered the goods. A fantastic read!
Gillian Kevern
Jan 12, 2017 Gillian Kevern rated it really liked it
This book was either one of the books in my RWNZ 2016 conference goodie bag, or I won it while attending Rachel Bailey's seminar. Either way, I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a really fun fast read, with several twists, only one of which I saw coming. I loved Hayden and Lucy, and definitely appreciated Lucy's character.
Dec 11, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read
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Jemi Fraser
I really liked this story! The characters are complex and the plot allows for so many twists and risks and heartbreak and joy! Terrific read :)
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