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Passionate Scandal

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  254 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Wild and willful, Madeline had run rings around the besotted men who fell for her wicked blue eyes and black mane of hair. Until she met Dominic Stanton.

Their scandalous affair and broken engagement had sent Madeline running, crushed by a man who took his revenge in the most public of ways.

But now Madeline had returned, poised and controlled, her inner fire hidden--to ever
Paperback, Harlequin Presents, #1695, 187 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Harlequin Books (first published 1994)
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This is so dated and confused, I can barely believe it was pulished in 1994 instead of 1974. The mixed messages around sex are crazy-making -- it might be trying to be sex-positive, but it comes off really negative. Didn't work for me at all.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This was a very good lovers reunited romance. I think for a short book, it successfullydelves into and explores what makes a relationship between two people who truly love each other fall apart. Sometimes it's a complex mix of internal and external forces. In the case of Madeline and Dominic, it was insecurity, differences in age, and fears on how that affected their relationship, and too much interference from their family in their relationship.

I liked that neither was perfect and neither was d
♌️ KC
So it's Madeline's fault that Dominic couldn't handle her? That was the old-fashioned, negative message I absorbed. Dominic wasn't sure how to handle Madeline's "wildness" (she wasn't that bad). (view spoiler) Because of this he spanked her in retribut ...more
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Former wild child is now composed & well-mannered young woman 4 yrs after her older ex-fiance publicly humiliated her in front of their distinguished family & social circle. She is back in England from Boston to attend her sister's wedding, only to find out that her & Hero's family has been on the out since the "scandal". Both are trying to figure out a way to mend it while dealing with their attraction.

This Reid book didn't work for me. The writing was not very clear. Maybe it's bec
Alexis-Morgan Roark
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Sep 09, 2011 sbf20112011 rated it it was amazing
Yes, some of the plot points were a little confusing/outdated, but I still say this is a great Reid book. So much emotion/angst, I really loved this one -- it's one of my favorite HPs.
Dec 29, 2013 Janice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
they were engaged but broke up, now it is 4 years later
Feb 13, 2014 Tia rated it it was amazing
Omg, I loved it. Totally and completely. It was everything it needed to be and more.
May 16, 2015 Tishke rated it really liked it
It would have been a 4.5 stars if he didn't slap her back and I do usually take more than 0.5 point off for something similar in other books but it seems the spanking and slapping her right back was needed to show how out of control she made him feel at times.
Aug 11, 2016 Missy rated it it was amazing
A nice read packed with angst, drama, and passion.

One summer while playing in the pool Maddy and Dominic look into each others eyes and time stopped. Lots a tension and sexual awakening in that scene. Dominic takes the lead and asks her out. Still reeling Maddy agees. Thus begins their hot and heavy courtship with everyone pushing them or offering advice, which starts confusing them.

Maddy and Dominic both have ideas on how their relationship should go but they starting loosing track of it and fo
Apr 25, 2015 Roub rated it really liked it
what an awesome read! i love everything about the book ! yet i wish more drama near the end and dats why i minused one star. i dunt believe Dominic was responsible for their breakup. Madeline behaved abominably. she behaved like a bitch and a slut ! ofc she did not deserve the spanking she got but what she did after, as retaliation, blew things out of proportion. she proved she was highly volatile, out of control and cud easily cheat on Dominic if she had enough provocation. it was highly commen ...more
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Boring, before and after finding out what actually happened to send her fleeing.
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