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Scandalous by Ella Steele
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Jul 24, 2012

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Read in July, 2012

Originally posted at Bungalow Books

Initial Thoughts:
The cover was beautiful. I hadn't seen a cover like that ever before. Also, the aspect of Abby being "clergy" was oddly interesting.

The Pros:
I had never read a romance novel involving a nun. This was new. And intriguing.

The art aspect in this book was really interesting to me. As a former (and sometimes current) artist, I really liked the way they described Jack's process of creating his art. Also, the fine line between what is considered pornographic and art is explored in this novel.

Abby deals with her past, present, and future when all of it collides when she returns to NYC. After initially balking at the idea of that, she faces it head on.

The reason why Abby was forced to take a "sabbatical" is amazing. I loved it.

The Cons:
I felt like the novel moved too fast. The author could have turned this into a really great love story if she would have just taken her time.

Typos. You guys know how I feel about those.

The ending? Confusing. Rushed. Not well thought out.

Jack wasn't described well enough to be considered a true romance heartthrob.

The Wrap Up: 3/5
Decent, quick romance read. If you're looking for in depth romance, you won't find it here. But this is a great beach read.

Favorite Quote:
"Before I could speak, a voice came from the shadow at the end of the room. "So that's where you went? Texas." That voice. It made my stomach flip. My body was instantly covered in goosebumps, every hair standing on end. Something inside my chest ached when he spoke. Although I hadn't heard it in years, I recognized his warm playful tone instantly. I'd know him anywhere."

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