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Capital Confessions #1

Flirting with Scandal

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The author of I See London sets her sights on Washington, D. C., with a sexy new series about three sisters, the secrets they keep, and a powerful blog with a knack for exposing scandals...

Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she's landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she's determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.

William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It's time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn...

When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret...

267 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 19, 2015

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Chanel Cleeton

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Chanel Cleeton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana, When We Left Cuba, The Last Train to Key West, and The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba.

Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master's degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

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August 15, 2017
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★★★★! Flirting with Scandal (stand-alone). Illegitimate daughter & secret gossip blogger fights her attraction to aspiring politician, but can’t help flirting with scandal!

“Love plus orgasms did not equal happily ever after. Not with the obstacles we faced.”

Flirting with Scandal (stand-alone) follows student and part-time undercover gossip blogger Jacqueline Gardner, Jackie and former executive and aspiring politician William Andrew Clayton, Will.

She is the illegitimate child of a politician not looking to get mixed up with another official. While he is quite the opposite, emerging himself into politics in need of the perfect wife.

Add to that mind-blowing sex and a gossip column set on following his every move and you have the recipe for the perfect scandal…

“Jacqueline Gardner, this is William Clayton. He’s hired the firm to help out with his campaign. He’s running for a seat in the Virginia Senate.”

Five words to describe William Andrew Clayton, Will: Charming, noble, honest, commanding and sexy.

Five words to describe Jacqueline Gardner, Jackie: Secretive, determined, private, flawed and independent.

Flirting with Scandal, told from dual POV is the perfect blend of sizzling sex, scandalous situations, romance and angst. I am happy with ending and extended epilogue a few months later.

Hero rating: 4 stars
Heroine rating: 4 stars
Sexual tension rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 4 stars
Storytelling rating: 4 stars
Story ending rating: 4 stars
Overall rating: 4 stars

Would I recommend this book: Yes.
Would I re-read this book: Maybe later.
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

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422 reviews16.9k followers
June 22, 2016
5 "seriously fine" stars

I tried to convince myself to stand off books for a couple of days because I read so much during last week that I could feel my brain cells turn into jelly and I was in no position to separate reality from fiction (what do you mean aliens don't exist?). But then I thought come on, one fun contemporary romance can't harm, right? I won't get trapped inside my oh-so-familiar-and-cosy-screw-the-world pink bubble. It will be a...fling.
Oh boy, I was so wrong. There's no such thing as a fling when Will Clayton is involved. Only a marry-me-I-am-wife-material attachment. And a new entry in my book boyfriends list.

“I was backroom deals and wading in muck and scandal. Will was shiny and elegant, the poster child for a new political dynasty. We couldn't have been more ill suited if we tried.”

Definitely not a match made in heaven. Being the illegitimate child of a well-esteemed Senator and the infamous politicians' mistress/ a collumnist in a blog that revealed public figures' dirty laundry/ a blooming political consultant, Jackie stayed the hell away from politicians. Until she was assigned to assist Will Clayton's campaign for Virginia State Senate and found in him the man she almost slept with last night. Awkward. Will was nothing like the politicians she knew, he was an honestly good guy, a golden and yummy, so yummy man. A man who decided he wanted her in his bed and his life. Smells like trouble. And scandal.
“We'd created something wild here ,something dark and dangerous that wound its way through me, tempting me to break every rule I'd ever set for myself. And we'd just kissed.”

Holy alien babies everywhere, this book was HOT HOT HOT. And surprisingly cute. And I say surprisingly because when your cheeks are set ablaze in the first chapters, you don't expect fluffy romance. But you get it. Mix it with politics and intrigue and dirty secrets and a talented author and boom! pure awesomeness!
And you know what's the best part? William.Andrew.Clayton.

He is McDreamy. He is a genuinely good guy, noble, chivalrous, caring, thoughful and everything you expect from a fairytale prince. But when he is with Jackie, he is reckless, impulsive and man, he can talk dirty and make you blush. Good can be sexy people. And make you drool.
“Anyone would be lucky to be involved with you. I'm lucky you kissed me. So fucking lucky.”

You should definitely try the Capital Confessions series, Chanel Cleeton knows how to suck you in a world full of scandals, politics and steamy romance!
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2,054 reviews12.2k followers
July 15, 2015
4 Stars

We'd created something wild here, something dark and dangerous that wound its way through me, tempting me to break every rule I'd ever set for myself.

I'll admit, I'm not a fan of politics and I'm especially not a fan of having it in my books. So when I got the chance to read this book, I was skeptical whether I'd like it. But that blurb was just too tempting to pass up so I jumped in...and I'm so glad. What an incredibly pleasant surprise this book turned out to be. I can honestly tell you that I'm completely hooked on this series now and anxiously anticipate the next one. I loved pretty much everything about Flirting With Scandal; the story, the romance, the characters, the steam. It was fantastic!
He looked at me like he was trying to make out all my secrets, and for a girl like me that was a dangerous game to play.

Jackie Gardner has quite a few skeletons in her closet, her biggest being the illegitimate daughter of one of DC's influential senators. Her mother? Nothing more than a mistress to the rich political powerhouses that she seems to flop from one to the other. The last thing Jackie wants to be is like her mother. She has goals, and dreams, and she wants to get there on her own terms. Her political career has only just begun with an internship at one of the biggest political consulting firms. She can't afford for her secrets to come out and she certainly can't risk the temptation in the form of an immaculate suit and an arresting face...

When they meet at a bar, sparks fly. But what Jackie doesn't know is that the handsome Will is indeed a William, William Andrew Clayton to be exact and also in the running for Virginia State Senate. He's everything that she should steer clear off. Too bad her consulting internship puts her to work on his campaign and to meet the attraction between them head on.
We were quickly going into unchartered territory. There was something about this girl. She'd gotten under my skin so quickly in a way no one ever had before. I was still trying to make sense of it, trying to understand why everything inside me screamed, THIS ONE..

Will had to have been one of my favorite parts of this book. Can I tell you how absolutely refreshing it is to get a nice guy, but one that still maintains that sexual edge to him. The man was absolute perfection. He gave me a major case of the swoons.
If a woman's in my bed, it's because I want her there. I'm not a child who gets bored with his toys after five minutes. If the guys you've been with treat you like that, then you've been screwing round with boys. Would't you rather fuck a man?

Jackie was a great heroine as well and the perfect match for Will. She takes charge of her life and goes for it. She doesn't allow anyone to walk over her. She's smart, sharp witted, but of course harbors her insecurities due to her history. She certainly doesn't make things easy for Will. But Will is also a man with a mission and he refuses to take no for an answer. he fights for her. He doesn't allow for stupid miscommunications to come between them. He becomes the voice of reason and forces her to talk everything out. There was no stupid drama, no angst, no miscommunications. But beyond that it was also incredibly sexy.

Scandal, sex, and politics all come together into one scorching and entertaining read that readers would love from start to finish. I loved it. If you're looking for a light and sexy read with no stupid drama, characters that you'll fall in love with and root for till the end, then you've definitely found your next book. Read it. Love it. Thank me later ;)
I want you to be scared. I want things to be messy, and complicated, and difficult. I want you to feel, and i want you to know I'm the one making you feel, that I'm the one making it mean something.

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896 reviews1,974 followers
July 24, 2015
5 Capital Stars.

Jackie is the illegitimate daughter of a powerful politician who never acknowledge her- Now in her last year of university and interning for a PR firm that does political campaigns, she wants to keep her past secret at all costs. Until she’s assigned to do the William Clayton campaign, a young and promising politic running for Senator. They are immediately attracted to each other and it’s hard to resist temptation when they work together. Will is set on having he but she’s set on refusing because of her past. When things eventually move forwards, will her secrets be the ruining of them both?


Wow, this book just blew me away. I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. When I picked it up I was expecting for a quick and light reading, a perfect book for a break between more emotional ones. Well, it was all that but so much more.
With an amazing writing, a completely addictive storyline, a perfect amount of drama to keep us interested, a great main couple and great steamy scenes this book is literally all you can ask when searching for a good romance. Give it a try.


Rating: 5 Stars.
Characters Development: I understand why some people won’t like Jackie easily. After all she’s very closed off, she has secrets that she didn’t share and those secrets made her be insecure about herself and her life. But I loved her strength about everything happening to her and about her past and eventually I really warmed up to her. She was a strong heroine and one of the best I’ve read about lately. Will was freaking amazing. A sweet, strong hero and a really great guy. He wasn’t afraid of what he wanted and he went for it even despite the circumstances. I simply loved him. I also loved Bailey, I can’t wait to read her book!
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2,434 reviews4,592 followers
August 13, 2016

"Why me?"
"Because when you touched me,
I had to have more."

I just found a new obsession, the Capital Confessions series!I really devoured it, it was refreshing,captivating and so hot!It's my first political romance and I loved the plot so much that I didn't want to put it down!Also I found the fact that before the start of each chapter there was a blog post from Capital Confessions very brilliant!Flirting With Scandal has the perfect combination of amazing plot,a forbidden romance and steamy sex!It was exactly what I needed!!You should definitely check this series out!!


The story is about Jackie Gardner, a college senior who loves politics and she is working as an intern for one of the top political consulting firms.She is the daughter of a powerful senator,who doesn't know she exists!Because of her father and her mother (who is like a mistress to powerful men) she doesn't do politicians!She knows their dirty secrets and she knows that it's better to not trust them!When she meets Will in a bar , you can see the attraction between them,which is instant!But she doesn't know who he is!

Until the moment they will meet again and they have to work together because Will is a candidate for the Virginia State Senate and he needs help with his campaign!Their worlds will be turned completely upside down.. Are they prepared for what will follow?Can they resist each other?


I loved the build of the relationship between Will and Jackie!The sexual tension between the two of them and their chemistry was off the charts!Both characters have very interesting personalities!Jackie is the most amazing female heroine!She is only twenty one years old and she knows what she wants!She is confident,sexy,strong and so smart!Will isn't your typical rich boy,he is truly a good man who cares for people, and I loved this about him!! Will is hot,sweet,romantic and smart!!


I didn't want the story to end!!I want more Will and Jackie!!I highly recommend it to anyone who want to read something different and refreshing!!I'm looking forward to the next book!!I'm counting down the days for the next book!!
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2,412 reviews4,663 followers
May 31, 2015
”Looking for a new man-crush? Look no further than the state of Virginia. - Capital Confession Blog”


Well, well a political love story with two likable main characters, juicy secrets, and NO DRAWN OUT DRAMA made this book an enjoyable read... and this one is a standalone!


William Andrew Clayton is the hottest thing on Washington’s political scene. The single, handsome senator incumbent meets Jackie Gardner at a bar in D.C. and is totally smitten with her. Jackie is a senior in college and is jaded against politicians but loves politics. She anonymously writes for a political blog and internships for a political firm. There’s just something about Will that she can’t resist and I have to admit he was pretty wonderful.

”He looked at me like I was his, and God help me, I wanted to be.”


Will Clayton was a breath of fresh air as a hero. He spoke his mind and put his feelings right out there for Jackie early on. He is willing to risk his political career for time with Jackie even after she warned him that he would be damaging his campaign.

”My cards are on the table. I’ve told you what I want. What do you want? Because for the life of me I can’t figure it out.”

Jackie is selected to help Will’s campaign and even though she knows a relationship with him outside the office is damaging a small part wants to believe in everything he’s offering. Being an unacknowledged child of a politician has her questioning Will’s devotion but Jackie’s secrets aren’t drawn out, nor is this couple’s road to victory!!

”You said you wanted forever. Here it is.”
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790 reviews2,528 followers
July 22, 2015
4 Stars!!


I was a little reluctant to start this book since I’m not a fan of political romances and while I didn’t love the political aspect here (too much) or how was done, I have to say this book was enjoyable and refreshing. It was something different from what I usually read and I’m glad I gave it a try. Needless to say I was a little surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did.

The story fallows Jackie Gardner, a 21 years old girl, senior in college, a girl who hates politicians, but loves politics. She writes for a political blog (anonymously) and she’s an intern at one of the biggest political consulting firms.

You see...Jackie has some good reasons for hating politicians. She’s the illegitimate daughter of one of DC’s biggest and influential senators. He knows about her existence, but he doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. The thing is she’s not very proud of her mother either, since the woman is known in DC as a politicians’ mistress. It goes without saying, Jackie doesn’t want to do anything with any politician out there. And anyway she doesn’t do relationships...any kind of relationships.

“He grinned and suddenly his whole face transformed. It was an endearing, blinding, “trust me” kind of smile, and I was pretty sure with a smile like that he could have anything he wanted. Even me. Especially me.”


Jackie meets Will aka William Andrew Clayton, a 26 years old man who’s running for Virginia State Senate, at a bar. At first she doesn’t have any idea who he is, but when she realizes who's the man...well..let's just say is a little too late since they were mote than smitten with each other.

“...there was something about her that screamed sex in a way that probably wouldn’t endear me to my constituents. But I didn’t really care. I liked her, wanted to get to know her, not just the sexy bits, but all of her.”


When Jackie’s political consultant firm puts her to work on Will’s campaign everything complicates for both of them since they can’t stay away from each other and their chemistry is off the charts.

As my rating says, I really liked this one and I really enjoyed the storyline, because honestly I was expecting something totally different. I’m more than happy with what I’ve got. The storyline was interesting, exciting and very gripping.

“He looked at me like I was everything, as though he saw inside of me, past all of my fears, all of my bullshit, all of my attempts to push him away. He looked at me like he wanted to spend the rest of his life looking at me.”

William was a wonderful male main character and I absolutely I loved his characterization. He really made me swoon. Huh!? He was pretty damn perfect. He was genuinely a nice guy. He’s charismatic, he oozed power and control from the beginning (which btw I loved, loved), he’s confident and ambitious; he’s sweet, tender and considerate and well...I loved everything else about him.


I liked Jackie as well, but honestly not as much as Will. She’s a strong, smart girl and she’s not afraid to go for what she wants. What I loved the most about her is her determination.

I enjoyed how Jackie and Will’s relationship progressed and I also enjoyed the chase between them. Jackie doesn’t want to do anything with him, but he wants her no matter what and he’s more than willing to fight for her and to show her how good they are for each other. And I really felt they were. They complemented each other in a very nice way.


Their chemistry like I mentioned was off the charts and the sexual tension was well done, fact I really, really liked. Needless to say, the sexy times were hot as hell. It goes without saying they were good together in and out of bed.

“I want you to be scared. I want things to be messy, and complicated, and difficult. I want you to feel, and I want you to know I’m the one making you feel, that I’m the one making it mean something.”

I also liked how great and easily they communicated with each other. There was no miscommunication between them, but there was just a little drama, nothing overwhelming, enough to keep me interested. Overall, I enjoyed how the political aspect was mixed with the romance aspect, but IMO, the political aspect was not done so well. I mean…we know some aspects about Will’s political background, but that’s it. Compared with other political romances I have read, this aspect was a little undeveloped in this novel.

All in all, “Flirting with Scandal” was a well-paced, fantastic steamy read, with two likeable main characters, interesting plot and great writing.
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1,232 reviews2,062 followers
May 18, 2015
Well, hot damn! What a little gem this book has turned out to be.

This book has a great set up from the get-go. Jackie Gardner is a powerful politician’s dirty little secret. She’s the illegitimate daughter of a powerful Senator and her mother is known in the DC area as a professional mistress of politicians. Drawn by the allure of DC politics, Jackie have reinvented herself into a smart, savvy young woman on the verge of a career breakthrough.

William Clayton is an up-and-coming political powerhouse running for the State Senate of Virginia. He’s got pedigree and the political backing of his powerful family. He’s good guy and he doesn’t have any skeletons in his closet. The perfect candidate, in other words.

When Will met Jackie, the attraction was there but Jackie found out something about Will that made her walk the other way. Now, in any other book, a runner would have pissed me off but in this book, Jackie has a very good reason to walk away especially when Jackie found herself being assigned to be Will’s campaign consultant, which means, Will is going to be her boss.

This book started out slow but then it slowly builds and builds and before I knew it, I was caught up in Will and Jackie’s growing relationship and the eventual fallout that was sure to happen. Flirting With Scandal doesn’t lead readers into dizzying twists and turns because at onset, one knows that their dalliance won’t end well. Instead, the author gave her readers great characterizations and wonderful dialogue.

Jackie was a wonderful character but she’s not someone who’s easy to like in the context of the book. That doesn’t say she’s unlikable but she’s written as someone who’s cynical and jaded about people in general. She’s someone who has a giant chip on her shoulder. But I loved her character. I loved her drive, her tenacity, her devotion to Will.

Will was the exact opposite. He isn’t naive but he’s the perfect foil to Jackie’s standoffishness. He’s a fantastic hero. It’s so refreshing to actually read about a hero who is not a manwhore. Someone who is not afraid to pursue the heroine despite the consequences. Yes, folks, Will is wonderful.

This story definitely has some angsty moments but not too much that it takes over everything. This could have been an easy 5 for me if not for the sometimes jarring transitions between character POVs. I would have preferred one POV per chapter instead of cramming several Jackie and Will POV into one chapter. And also, I really thought Jackie’s mom will play a bigger part in the climax of the story but after that tense scene with Jackie, she just disappeared. Which makes me wonder if she’s going to make another appearance in the next book in the series. Other than that, this was a fantastic book to start the series.

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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269 reviews668 followers
May 26, 2015
4 STARS! ★★★★

"Your personal life is the campaign. When you started running for office, every single thing about you became fair game. That includes the women in your life."

I'll admit- I'm a complete sucker for political romance and when my eyes caught on this title and blurb, it was in my first instinct to give this one a shot. Being a huge fan and religiously following the TV series 'Scandal', I would say this was the exact kind of read I was looking for to tide over the months of waiting for its next season premiere!

It has everything I've come to enjoy in a read: Provocative, sexy, witty plus the perfect balance of drama & romance and topped with lovable characters in this politically-charged setting. It's no wonder I devoured this book up in one sitting!

Flirting with Scandal takes on the political race in none other than the heart of the capital, Washington D.C. Our center-stage contender is William Clayton, new and upcoming who's running for the State of Virginia. Hailing from a powerful family of politicians, he's on his way to filling in some huge shoes. He's relatively new to the game and in order to win, he needs to steer clear of any scandal that could jeopardize his campaign.

Jacqueline 'Jackie' Gardner loves the politics and is working on an internship with one of the top political consulting firms. As much as she loves the game and all its dirty little secrets, Jackie has some skeletons in her own closet; the biggest one being the illegitimate daughter of a powerful senator. Her mother is no better being known as the political mistress in D.C. This left her with the distasteful idea of being attached to any politicians and promised to steer clear of them.

When their paths crossed due to Jackie being assigned to William's election campaign, the chemistry sparks and with a love affair under wraps, how far are they wiling to go to avert the scandal?

I really loved how well the politics was mixed with the romance in this book. It wasn't too heavily laced with political jargons that could potentially zone-out the readers who may not be a fan of this sub-genre, yet the author managed to create such a politically-charged setting that had me feeling like I was a part of this capitol scene. Aside from that, there was a nice touch of the forbidden romance aspect having to keep their love affair from the public eye and every hidden moment they were together, let me tell you: it was H-O-T. Those two complemented each other perfectly and the chemistry was just sizzling at every corner.

Both MCs are incredibly appealing and may I add, mature adults. One of my favorite things of this book (aside Will being a dirty-talker) was that there was no unnecessary and unwarranted drama in this book. I know, it's a little shocking coming from a scandalous plotline but fear not, there is actual angst still. I was just biting my nails waiting for the proverbial shit to hit the fan and when it finally did, I was just impressed with how both Jackie and Will handled it. That surely scored a huge like in my books instead of watching a drawn-out drama ensued which would had me in fumes.

My only minor issue with the book was how the dual POV was written, having it switched up multiple times within one chapter. Don't get me wrong, I'm a firm believer in dual POV in my reads but having the switch done within one scene itself kinda made the read loses its momentum at times. I would have loved it much better had it been stretched out but again, I'm just a little picky.

Overall this was such a surprising gem read from an author whom I've never read before and after this one, I can clearly say this won't be my last from Chanel Cleeton. Flirting with Scandal had me from page one itself and I couldn't put it down till I was almost done. Sinfully sexy and deliciously scandalous, whether you're a fan of political romance or not, I believe all romance readers alike will highly enjoy this read.

Flirting with Scandal is the first instalment in the Capital Confessions series and can be read as a standalone.

ARC kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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664 reviews835 followers
May 30, 2015

Title: Flirting with Scandal
Series: Capital Confessions, #1
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Release date: 19th May, 2015
Cliffhanger: No

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Politics is in no danger of being my Question Time specialised subject of choice and because of this I almost missed out on reading what is now one of my favourite books this year. Flirting with Scandal was a fun, sexy, emotionally engaging read and definitely has my vote.

Jacqueline Gardner is a twenty one year old college student with political aspirations . Scandal is something she is well versed in being the illegitimate daughter of of a powerful senator. With her sights set on a job at a prestigious firm after her internship, she is no position to shed any light on the secret she's kept buried all these years.

William Clayton is a refreshing change from the scandalous politicians Jackie usually digs up dirt on. He is the rising star on the political scene with a bright future a head of him. About to embark on his election campaign he needs to keep his focus, eye on the prize and stay away from anything that may smear his campaign.

She looked like trouble— the kind you couldn’t wait to get into.

From the moment they meet it's sparks and witty back and forth banter, and this little naysayer was hooked! Will and Jackie are fantastic characters, as opposite as they are in character they compliment each other's strengths and weakness and force each other to acknowledge parts of themselves they never knew or wanted to acknowledge existed.

“I want you to be scared. I want things to be messy, and complicated, and difficult. I want you to feel, and I want you to know I’m the one making you feel, that I’m the one making it mean something.”

Chanel Cleeton converted me with this one and i'll be absolutely sure to keep my beady eyes open for the rest of the books in this series. From the pacing to the steam and character development, it was a winning combination. The only downside was a minor one when it came to the outing of them as a couple. Nonetheless, if real life politics is as riveting as this, I may well pay more attention.


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2,101 reviews1,263 followers
May 20, 2015
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Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton was one hot, sexy, politically charged, provocative and deliciously scandalicious read!! I absolutely LOVED this book and could not put it down!!! This was my first read from this author and it definitely won't be my last. Ms. Cleeton did an amazing job with this political romance that was brimming with angst, sex, drama, emotions, love and of course scandals. There are not enough of words to describe how addicted and hooked I was to the story-line and writing. Ms. Cleeton did not just give us an ordinary love story but she went beyond that when she allowed her readers to see the dirty games and tactics of politicians, reporters, and the elite. So when emotions and love collide and a political seat is on the line, what will one choose? In Washington D.C., where image and reputation is everything, will a romantic affair and a long kept secret destroy everything for an upcoming senator and the woman he loves? Will love be enough to salvage a political scandal?

"I'm going to f*ck you here. And it's going to be so good you won't want anyone else but me. I'm going to ruin you for other men, and you're going to like it."

Jacqueline Gardner hates politicians. Well for her, she has a reason to hate them since she was an illegitimate daughter of an esteemed Senator. For twenty one years, her estranged father didn't acknowledge her and wanted nothing to do with her and her mother. And that's fine by her, since she promised herself that she doesn't want anything to do with him but she will make a name for herself and prove to him that she can be successful on her own. On the eve before her internship for an upcoming Senator, she meets a young man whom she is instantly attracted to. One look and touch she knew he ignited lust and a burning desire. But what she didn't expect was that he was William Clayton, an upcoming Senator, whom she was assigned to be helping in his political campaign.


"His lips claimed mine in a fierce kiss.....And then the kiss changed, his touch softening, his mouth relaxing into mine, until it stopped feeling like a conquest, and more like a slow unraveling-of my walls, my resolve, my heart."

There are not enough words to describe how much William Clayton wanted Jackie. Just a simple touch and he wanted to throw her up against the wall and kiss her senselessly. The attraction that Jackie and Will had for one another was so palpable and tangible that they couldn't deny their feelings for one another any longer. They knew they were playing fire if they were caught. Jackie knew her job would be at risk and Will's political career could be ruined if the public were to know that she was an illegitimate child of Senator Reynolds. So when a mole in Will's campaign exposes their secret relationship, will it end any chance and hope for Will to be Senator? In the midst of a political scandal, can Jackie handle the pressure of having all eyes on her knowing that the truth of her identity? Will Jackie and Will show them that love and politics can survive in a world where political sharks are all circling and waiting for traces of blood to appear in the water?

"He loved me, more than the campaign, more than politics, more than power. He loved me enough to stand by me, to give up everything for me. I felt the same way about him. I didn't know how far he would go, what his career held, but I knew that we would be a team, and we'd face it together."


Flirting With Scandal was one of those reads you can't put down!!! And how could you not when this book was brimming with sexiness, dirty talks, politics, romance, scandal and love. The romantic connections that Ms. Cleeton was able to display and describe in her book was unmistakably palpable and tangible. Raw pure emotions and love was pouring out of this book that showcased two strong characters finding a deep bond of love, admiration, and future together. The writing in this book was phenomenally well done and crafted since the author weaved so many elements to this book that had you begging for more. So if you are looking for a book filled with romance and scandal, then I highly recommend you to read Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton.

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1,632 reviews34k followers
April 19, 2016
Smart, sexy, and oh-so-fun. I've spent a lot of time at the Hay Adams and St.Regis and have been around my fair share of DC politicians, so I can vouch that this book's setting and political world feel convincing--but never boring. It's so great to find erotic romance with solid stories, especially ones in which the heroines are intelligent and career-focused and the guy is both commanding and thoughtful. Yes, an actual hot but nice guy!

I also love that this couple quickly resolved misunderstandings without resorting to melodramatic breaks and ridiculous posturing, as happens so often in romance books. Plus I like the way the secondary characters, most particularly the campaign manager and most of the women were written.

Reaaally enjoyed this, and look forward to reading this author's other books.
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501 reviews454 followers
January 1, 2016
3 stars

I hate to say this but there was a lot I didn't like about this book. It was so cheesy at times, there was insta lust, that part with the elevator *rolls eyes* and not to mention my *ahem* favourite scene.

BUT I did find myself engaged in the story and the writing. The sexual tension was really well done and it was pretty hot. I'd recommend it to those who like to read about a nice guy for a change. I most probably will try another book by this author.
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82 reviews15 followers
May 6, 2017

4.5 STARS .

(But I will not be rounding up and I'll explain why)

*NOTE: reposted, as the original review was accidentally deleted because I, like Jackie, suck at computers :(

I'm a total junkie for political romances, but alas there aren't a lot in the romance/erotica genre right now. Needless to say, when I first learned about this book my reaction was very much....

What Is It About? .

Step into a world where Gossip Girl and the tv show Scandal make a lovechild. Flirting With Scandal, is the first book in the new Capital Confessions series by Chanel Cleeton. The story centers around Jackie (Jacqueline to her mother only) Gardner; a college senior who is working towards landing a job in one of the top political consulting firm in D.C, which is also where is interning when we first meet her; and William Andrew Clayton, a young, wealthy and ridiculously attractive candidate who is running for Virginia State Senator.

When we are first introduced to Jackie, she's having a tough day following a technology mishap at her internship and is grabbing a drink at her favourite, bar. It's where she stumbles upon Will, who also like her is does not typically go home with someone he's just met, but the two of them are instantly attracted to one another. Unfortunately for Jackie, she soon realizes that Will is involved in politics and flees due to her dislike for politicians. Jackie is the unacknowledged, illegitimate daughter of a esteemed Senator and resents having any type of personal relationship with anyone from that world. As luck would have it, Jackie is assigned by the supervisor at her internship firm to work on Will's campaign to help him shed the "pretty, rich boy persona." The book follows the ups and downs of Jackie and Will as they try to resist their attraction to one another or risk having their secrets exposed by the media, due to Will's campaign for the Senate and showcases that though Jackie believed that Will represents everything she ever wanted to run away from, he may be the thing she needs most. After all, being a single good-looking guy seeking office is already tough, but having a 21-year old who looks more like Marilyn Monroe, than Jacqueline Kennedy is just asking for trouble.

What I Loved .

If you are someone who was apprehensive about reading the book as you aren't a fan of politics or didn't want to read biased political opinions, fear not! This book does a wonderful job of keeping neutral and focusing solely on the strategic side of running an election campaign. The author even manages to not associate any of the characters with a particular political party or political beliefs. I thought overall, the storyline was good and unique given that there aren't many romance books that cover political romances and really enjoyed the premise. The chemistry between Jackie and Will was steamy and definitely something that motivated you to keep reading.

Will was hands down my favourite character in the book. He's probably one of the most, kindest, sweetest and genuinely nice guys I've read in a book in a while and it's refreshing to read about someone who's willing to fight for the people he loves. I'm also excited about Blair's story, as she was such a great character in the book and I'm hoping she finds someone equally as amazing as her.

What I Didn't Love .

Although the last 2/3 of book showcased the chemistry between Jackie and Will, the first few chapters were quite slow in developing their connection because it seemed a little too based on looks and nothing more of substance. An pet peeve of mine that the book was guilty of was that this connection between Will and Jackie over their mutual love of policy, yet not once were readers granted a look into this connection. I can understand the hesitance of the author to write in a scene of the two of them discussing policy issues as she may not want to make others with different beliefs uncomfortable, but I thought that really weakened their connection.

Overall, I though this is was a great read and would definitely recommend this to others!
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1,323 reviews806 followers
July 30, 2015
5 Words: Politics, scandal, love, family, rumour.

If you know me, then you know I've got a soft spot for Chanel Cleeton. And if you've ever read any of her books then you know there's a reason for that. She's the author who restored my faith in New Adult, showed it could be more than badly rewritten sex scenes and regurgitated plots. And in Flirting with Scandal she keeps up the good work.

There is passion and intrigue and right at the centre a fantastic character in the shape of Jackie, someone who was simultaneously incredibly strong to everyone around her and vulnerable just in front of the only one who really knew her. Or thought he did. Because this plot has some fantastic twists.

There was something about her, something that felt like a burst of color in a sea of gray.

The whole story was very fluid and natural in the way it played out. And even for someone who knows nothing (absolutely nothing) about American politics it was never overwhelming.

I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes.
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356 reviews472 followers
November 21, 2020
This was unexpectedly a good read. It was not too heavy on the political aspect as I would have expected, although the drama revolved around the heroes political campaign and the heroine's secret with her political father, it was balanced well: the relationship did not suffer too much from the plot and was focusing on the couples developing romance. Nevertheless, it was not an easy romance for them in a harsh environment that made it nearly impossible for their love to survive. There were many angst, drama and the sexual tension between the couples was pretty heavy and those who like their romance a bit spicy they will not be disappointed in that department.

The Hero is a really a good guy. He is running for Virginia State Senate and never has any one-night stands and only had some relationships with girls in the past, although never loved them. he had no sex for almost a year which is a welcome news and he's charming and sexy with a mixture of alpha male and beta. The heroine actually provoked unexpected feelings and emotions in him, he never had with any other girl like being jealous etc..she definitely took those intense feeling out on the surface! I liked him for the most part and that had plenty to do with "him not being a typical "ladies man" but a guy that has many layers and is not scared to go after what he wants if he sees it even if it would ruin his entire career! he brought her flowers and said many romantic things to the heroine that really reinforces my belief that "less is more" especially in comparison to all the recent and popular romance troops with Heroes engaging in meaningless sexual encounters that take away the whole idea of how "real romance/courtship should look like."

The heroine, on the other hand, was a tough cookie. She was smart, independent and has attitude and I kind of understood where she was coming from. Being a legitimate child from "infidelity" between her powerful father and her mother who was selling herself pretty much to anyone with money. Her father was married at the time to another woman and was a very respected political figure and never acknowledged her as "a daughter" and kept her as "a dirty secret" on the side of his perfect family image only the heroine knew was based on lies and deceptions. That was the reason the heroine has become cynical towards politicians and was reluctant to get involved with the Hero. She was pushing him away and understandably, she did not wanted to end up like her mother and wanted to keep her job intact and not ruin her career and for the heroes sake as he was running for the senate. However, at times, I wanted her to show more love towards the Hero because It was the Hero doing most of the chasing. Although she did redeem herself in the end, as far as standing up for him and going to her father despite hating him and trying to fix the mess the Hero found himself and make him back in the game for his senate candidature.

For the safety gang its definitely a safe book with some minor OM/OW plots: The Hero had no sex with anyone for almost a year and heroine only slept with three people and never had a boyfriend. The only thing I was not on board with was the moment the OM aka heroine's ex whom she slept showed up and hugged her upon seeing her. She was sitting with the hero at the time and I would prefer her taking his arms away immediately. That caused a bit of jealousy from the hero, but in fairness, the heroine saw one of the heroes ex-girlfriends, but there was no drama from it. Another moment was with the Hero and the heroine's half-sister: Yes I know he knew her half-sister for many years even before meeting the heroine and they were only friends and he had good intentions by seeing her instigate the heroine to meet her half-sister, but it was done behind the heroine's back and he "adored the half-sister" and was touching her hands, although she was very upset and he wanted to comfort her as a good friend would, I would rather him "not doing it" It was then revealed in the papers with all the pictures of them smiling and all and heroine was very distressed. I just don't like any "friends" female or male for that matter being too close to the hero/heroine and I had to deduct one star. That is just my personal trigger that will not be an issue for many, so I still highly recommend this book.
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571 reviews41 followers
September 28, 2015
5 crazy, wild, and totally not politically correct stars. This is my first book by Chanel Cleeton and I loved it. Honestly, where can I get me a William Clayton because he's perfect. Will is a dying breed of man and it depresses me! The story line was interesting, the heroine and hero were equally awesome, and all the moving parts were laid out well.

As a budding publicist and politically knowledgeable person I found the story line interesting and a fun spin on a romance. Jackie is hardened from being a mistress's child to a politician and having a whimsical and horrible parent. Jackie is clever, sexy, straight-forward, and determined. I found her fun and refreshing.

William is.....perfect? I know people and characters aren't meant to be perfect but he was pretty damn perfect. He grew up with everything hailing from old money, attending private schools, and graduating from the Ivy League. He's smart, honest, charming, gorgeous, and sweet. Will was the idealistic young politician that wants to change the world and save people. He made me love him by the fourth chapter.
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518 reviews64 followers
May 24, 2015
I was backroom deals and wading in muck and scandal. Will was shiny and elegant, the poster child for a new political dynasty. We couldn’t have been more ill suited if we tried.

The thing about being a nice guy was that once you were, people always expected you to be nice. They didn’t seem to realize that “nice guy” wasn’t synonymous with pushover. I wasn’t afraid to go after what I wanted, or to do what I needed to in order to keep it.

Will character is very likable. Charming. Sweet. Romantic. He is not a manwhore at all.

Miss the mark: Unconvincing characterization of their professions

He will be an excellent state senator, and he has the ability to change people’s lives.
She was the best blogger for Capital Confessions and did excellent jobs managing political campaign.

Oh well, I have no idea what policy, foreign or domestic, Will stood for. Politics was just a blank background in this book. Jackie’s awesomeness in what she did was only told repeatedly by Will or his campaign’s manager, and I really don’t know what articles she wrote or what’s her contribution to Will’s campaign.

Other than one big eye-roll moment with the elevator scene, most of what happened to MCs were dealt in a reasonable fashion.

My first book by the author and overall, it is a well-paced, engaging read. #steamy # stand-alone #No love triangle nor cheating.
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2,309 reviews709 followers
June 12, 2015
4 - "There's no crying in politics." Stars!

Flirting With Scandal is the first book I have read by Chanel Cleeton, and if the rest of the Capital Confessions series is as entertaining, she has got a new fan for life in me.

”This one looks like trouble”

I think there is a fine line when you are writing a romance story set in a specific arena, politics, medical and technical backgrounds can be tricky to get right, and there is a risk the story gets bogged down with the over inclusion and explanation of things relative to the trope. Chanel hit this just right for me, as although it was very clear from the offset that Will and Jackie’s story and romance is built and based around an election campaign, the story between them still flows smoothly and isn’t muddied by too much political jargon and back-story.

”If I’m fucking you, no one else is.”

I love a sexy preppy guy, who behind closed doors turns in to a dirty mouthed bad boy. The author balanced this out with Will perfectly, All-American to his potential voters, All-Sexy when it came to his time with Jackie.

”Just so we’re clear, I’m here because I want to. No other reason.”

Good because I’m not planning on letting you go.”

Jackie has a little wobble around the 75% mark, which had my rolling my eyes a tad, the author took what was a really enjoyable and unusual story and erred on the side of predictable for one beat too many for me and I think what dropped a star of my rating was the fact I could see it coming from a mile off , I can see the reasoning behind it, and how it bought things to their inevitable head, but I was hoping that the author would stick with keeping things different, and go for a different route. It only had minimal impact on my enjoyment though, and all in all I found this couple and their story a really entertaining, unusual and original read.

”There’s beauty here, whether you want to admit it or not."

Being the first book in the series, doors are opened in this book for future characters, and we get to see a little of and find out a bit about, Blair Reynolds. Her book Playing With Trouble is due in July, and I am looking forward to seeing what story this talented author gives her.

”Now that I’ve had a taste, I want more.”

ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.
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1,409 reviews191 followers
December 18, 2015
What a refreshing change of pace! A political romance where the guy is actual good, smart, incredibly kind, and phenomenally sexy.

So, what do we have? We have two people making eye contact across the bar. Both working in the political field and both feeling the same charged moment where they just know things won’t ever be the same.

I thoroughly enjoyed Flirting with Scandal. Fun and witty, it’s the perfect weekend read.

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3,572 reviews461 followers
May 24, 2015
DANG – I loved everything about this one!

A new-to-me-author, Chanel Cleeton, writes an intelligently crafted trope, with superb imagery, starring two characters whose connection is magic, along with witty and smart dialogue that makes this a hard-to-put-down reading treat.

A strong and smart heroine, although somewhat bruised and battered just by being born, and a hero that just happens to be every girl’s idea of an off-the-charts sexy Prince Charming. Add a heavy dose of scorching hot romance, along with all the dirty little secrets behind one very intense senatorial campaign. It’s a whole bunch of scandalicious!

Chanel Cleeton has herself a new fan. I can hardly wait for more, more, and more in this new series. Each book is a standalone but carries on with a secondary character’s story in the next installment. And believe me, there were some very intriguing secondary characters that need to have their stories told. And, from the blurbs that I've read, the next two books look to be just as good - yet totally different. Readers will get the second book in July and the third in September, which is not too long of a wait.

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733 reviews300 followers
May 23, 2015
I really crushed on Will hard!!
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2,306 reviews724 followers
May 21, 2015
Blurb: Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she’s landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she’s determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.

William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It’s time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn…

When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret…

The blurb sets up the story pretty well so I’ll just dive into the review. This is my first time reading this author and I like her voice. I like political romance (see reviews of Emma Barry) so I wanted to give this one a try. I don’t think she dives as deep into the actual politics/campaign as Emma Barry does, but the politics are there and there is quite a steamy romance that develops.

William is a good guy hero. He isn’t a jerk, he isn’t an asshole. He is just a good guy and it’s sexy. He courts Jackie so sweetly in this book. He knows Jackie is afraid of commitment and does his best to work around that to convince her to give their relationship a chance. Jackie doesn’t want a political boyfriend for two reasons: One, her father that has never acknowledged Jackie is a big time politician. And two, Jackie secretly writes for a political gossip blog, and William has been appearing in said blog for some time now. Jackie isn’t contributing these posts, but she worries her name might be leaked one day. There is also the small problem that she is an intern responsible for helping to shape William’s image during the campaign. He is kind of her boss.

William doesn’t know about her father or the blogging, but he doesn’t care that she is working with his campaign. He just wants Jackie. He falls hard and fast for her and could give a crap about his reputation.

This romance is sexy (very sexy!) and sweet and I really liked both William and Jackie.

His hands moved to his wrists, removing his cuff links next and, holy shit, I died a little bit inside. His movements were unhurried and deliberate, and I saw an even more intimate view into his life. He gave me my own private striptease, but instead of sweat and spandex he oozed power and control.

He finished removing his cuff links, setting them in his jacket pocket, and then he rolled up his sleeves, the movement lazy, as if I weren’t standing there, lust raging through my body, waiting for him to make a move. I was treated to the sight of tan wrists and muscular forearms before he finished and turned his attention back to me.

His lips curved. “Come here.”

Oh – she went.

But there are a few things I didn’t like.

First, I felt like the gossip blog added silly, forced conflict not needed in this otherwise smartly written story. Jackie’s commitment fears and the camapign were enough to keep this story going. Also, we get both William and Jackie’s point of view in this story, but the author switches between the two a lot. More than once in each chapter. It pulled me out of the story. Whether it was a sex scene or them out to lunch, the author switches back and forth, back and forth and it was hard for me as the reader, to keep the momentum going, if that makes sense.

Otherwise this is cute. I’ll definitely read the next in the series.

Grade: B-
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1,167 reviews89 followers
May 30, 2015
4.5 stars

This one was a (unnecessary)drama-free read. I literally just stumbled upon this one, and I was not the least bit disappointed. There was a nice build and a solid foundation and characters sure of themselves and not stumbling everywhere due to their insecurities and whatthefucknot - AND it was set in a political background. Like whoa there braingasm! Everything about this just worked. And you know, I'm basically in love with the author's life. All in all, I loved it. I am most definitely going to continue with the rest of the series - Blair's segue, HOLY SHIT!
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570 reviews85 followers
July 4, 2015
I don't usually like politically themed romances but this one grabbed me from page one and didn't let go until the very end! Great couple with lots of sexual tension plus an engaging story... a real page turner.
Will... what an AMAZING guy! Seriously, not only did he win my interest, he also won my vote. :) It was very refreshing to read a story where the hero is not portrayed as an overbearing, possessive alpha-hole. Will was just a nice, great guy who has his priorities in the right place... BUT, definitely not a pushover. He's not a love 'em and leave 'em type of guy. He knows what he wants, goes after it and no, he doesn't share. His world is turned a little topsy turvy when he meets Jackie. She's not exactly the type of woman a politician needs by his side to win elections. She might have been named after Jackie Kennedy, but she seemed to have inherited the reputation of a Marilyn Monroe. A reputation that she did not deserve and went to great strides to prove otherwise.
Jackie has spent her entire life as a product of political scandal. She doesn't do politicians, she knows all of their dirty little secrets and knows better than to trust any of them. I loved her character because despite her upbringing she never allowed scandal to define her and she lived by her own rules. That is, until she met Will.
Yes, 21 yr old intern meets 26 yr old budding politician. Neither one of them were prepared to have their worlds turned completely upside down by this overwhelming desire they had for each other. It took control of them both and they were a little... out of control! :) These two depicted all to well how scandals are formed. Sometimes the needs of your heart's desire outweigh the logic of the mind. Jackie is helping Will with his campaign, a relationship between them is not only a bad idea but could do serious damage to both of their careers. They knew this of course, but just couldn't seem to keep their priorities in order when they were together. It was sometimes very amusing, I had a perpetual smile on my face every time they were together.
These two had some serious chemistry together... the sexual tension was extremely high and so were the emotions. I love how Will was so persistent in slowly tearing down her walls of steel. I loved that he didn't put his career ahead of his feelings for her. His desire to take care of her and protect her was an instinct he couldn't seem to ignore. And, it was the same for her.
Anyway, I loved this story, loved this couple and this author has gained a new fan. I'm definitely on board for the second book in the series.
This is a stand alone novel and alternates between Jackie and Will's POV. I am a huge fan of dual POV... I like knowing what is going on in the minds of both the hero and heroine.

Get it... read it... it's a great story!

ARC was provided by the publisher thru netgalley

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May 20, 2015
“What was that?” I asked, my voice breathless, my body utterly wrung out. He stared at me, and then slowly his lips curved, transforming his whole face. It was a naughty private smile, one I couldn’t help but think he’d only share with me. “The beginning.”

I picked up Flirting with Scandal for one reason…it was a political romance. I have a huge sweet spot for this little mini genre and I seem to not be able to get enough. For me, a man in political power is about as sexy as they get. So when Chanel’s latest book landed on my kindle, I set everything aside and dug right in.

You know those books that you read that when you finish them you think, damn….I wouldn’t have changed a thing? Yes, you know them….they don’t come across our ereaders often but when they do we are just so sated and satisfied by the end….that was Flirting with Scandal for me. Seriously this book was such an amazing mix of everything I love in a book – angst, awesome characters, great plot, scorching hot sex and written so well that when I finished I was so flipping happy that I literally emailed the author and told her how much I loved it. I don’t do the stalker blogger thing very often, but this one really warranted it (oh and I might have charged her table at RT on Saturday too, but who is really counting all my fangirlishness).

As soon as you meet Jackie, you know she is a girl you want to be friends with. She has a bit of a secret past, but she is so down to earth, smart and driven but with an air about her that endears her to the reader. She doesn’t come off needy or clingy or self-absorbed. She is just Jackie…and I loved everything about her and as fabulous as she was, Will was equally amazing. Chanel wrote him flawlessly. He is a Good guy in a book world of Alpha men. Will is beautiful, educated, sexy, wealthy, a bit sure of himself but ever the gentleman and I swooned through most of the book for him. He knew right from wrong. He knew pursuing Jackie could have horrible repercussions on both of their careers, yet his heart wanted her and he would stop at nothing to have what he wanted.

As the intern and the candidate work side by side by day and heated up the DC sheets by night, they created just enough forbidden angst to totally keep me enthralled in their story. With Jackie holding back the secret of her parentage knowing what it would cost Will if found out and the secret affair they were hiding from coworkers, I was captivated to how this whole book would turn out. I loved how all the secondary players were portrayed in this book and I especially loved Will’s mother. She is the kind of mom you hope one of your kids gets as a mother in law.

With an amazing plot coupled with lots of awesome political action, this book was a true page turner. Some people don’t like to pick up political romances because they feel they don’t know enough about the political forum to understand or views from the author will be crammed down their throat…but not this one, it will satisfy anyone who loves a great love story. I love the chances that Chanel took in creating these two fascinating characters. A strong girl who everyone would love and a man who knew how to treat a woman from the beginning. I cannot wait for the next book about Jackie’s sister! Five “William Andrew Clayton has my vote” Stars!

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review!
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