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The Price Of Scandal

(Bluewater Billionaires)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  6,126 ratings  ·  634 reviews
“I’m the fixer your board hired to clean up your mess.”
“So you show up here, break into my house, and take a bath?”

Emily Stanton’s perfect life just became a disaster. She has a trust fund brother looking for a handout, a father who is more board member than dad, and a mother who thinks she should give up on this whole billionaire CEO thing and meet a man with a pre-nup a
Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published September 27th 2019 by That's What She Said
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Christie It can be read as a standalone. The other books in the series feature characters that are introduced in this book, but especially because this is the …moreIt can be read as a standalone. The other books in the series feature characters that are introduced in this book, but especially because this is the first book in the series, you can read as a standalone. (less)

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Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: banter, funny, rom-com
I loved the gender reversal. It’s such a unique idea, and makes for a fantastically refreshing storyline.

Emily is incredibly smart, a scientist and business woman. She wears so many different hats, and excels at all. But when things get dicey, she is hooked up with a babysitter, The Derek Price, think Scandal’s Olivia Pope only a male version of it.

Derek Price is probably the most unique hero I came across in a long time. He is charming, funny, sexy, efficient, a great listener, and gets things
Nov 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
I knew who the bad "guy" was right off the bat which only made Emily's character seem weak.

I mean it's bad enough Score created a heroine who's nothing but an "academic" Barbie, but to also make her lacking in any sort of analytical and intuitive intelligence defeats the purpose of having a female "billionaire". To me, the entire plot was low-key ridiculous and could have been salvaged immediately without the constant "woe is me, my IPO will tank" redundancy.

Stacey is Sassy
I was completely DAZZLED

I wake up every morning at around 5:00 just to get an hour's reading time in before work. When my alarm went off at 6:00, I had 27 minutes to go. Do I rush to finish? - OR - Do I put it aside and do my weights and stretches? I'm sure most of you would think I'd rush to finish, wouldn't you? Well, my lovely friends, I'm shocked to say it...BUT I EXERCISED INSTEAD!! I know, completely shocking. So shocking that I advised hubby that I might be sick. But, there was a logical
Claire Kingsley
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an early copy of Lucy's Bluewater Billionaires novel and OMG. It's SO good.


Emily is struggling to hold together the quickly unraveling strands of her life. Sure she's a genius with a lot of zeroes in her bank account. But she also has a dysfunctional family, a multi-billion dollar company to run, and now a public scandal.


Derek is seriously one of the most swoony and charming heroes EVER. GAH! Slight British accent. Calls Emily "love." He's smooth and witty a
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my second book by Miss Score. Like the previous book, I like this one very much. The story is simple. Miss Score adds a twist to the story by reserving the billionaire status to the heroine. While the hero is the fixer. And I am surprise to find it works really well. And very refreshing.

Derek is loyal, sweet and vulnerable with his feeling. The chemistry between the hero and the heroine is explosive. It is slow burn relationship with a lot of seduction foreplay in between. The plot is a
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nerds are cool!
Secret science nerd Emily Stanton is an ice princess. Calm, cool and in control as CEO of her Flawless skin care company, working 24/7 to prove her worth. Seamlessly running her high-powered corporate job, and the exclusive enclave she created along with her best friends. Unruffled, that is, until she encounters corporate fixer Derek Price. Forced to work together to fix her image after a little kerfuffle, Derek and Emily butt heads in the most delightful way with Lucy Score’s si
Why is it that if a woman is successful, she is always a witch(or the other word that starts with a "b")?
And why do most the romances have the man as the billionaire and the woman as the assistant?

Well, I am glad that Lucy and friends have changed the mold and created a series where the woman are the billionaires and the men are not. So if you want the dynamic to change, go out, run and buy this book!

Emily is a beautiful successful geek. She grew up as a trust fund child who didn't really fit
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I started reading this book the same day it came out and finished it in less than 24 hours, that's how much I liked it. It was a refreshing, easy to read, cute and funny romcom.

I love that, for once, women were CEOs, and that these women weren't portrayed as a "bitch" just because they were successful and run a company. I loved Emily Stanton, she is smart, beautiful, successful, rich and driven. And also I loved that she boxed for fun and kick Derek's ass. I stan.

As for Derek, at first I didn't
Phuong ✯
#1 The Price of Scandal ★★★★ 1/2
#2 The Mogul and the Muscle ★★★
#3 Wild Open Hearts ★★ 3/4
#4 Crazy For Loving You ★★★ 3/4

4.5 - Tea and Crumpets - Stars
I’m a badass, Price. I’m aggressive, very, very smart, and powerful. I’m intimidating. And if I don’t ‘tone it down,’ people start to whisper things like ‘bitch’ and ‘gird your loins’ when I walk past. I have things that I need to accomplish. And I can’t do them all if everyone is terrified of me or too busy cracking jokes about how I’m a Devil
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"My client was a motherfucking genius, and if she kept smiling like that, I was going to have a problem not falling hard for her."

Truthfully, I had no clue was I was getting into when I decided to give this new-to-me author a chance. I'm so effing glad that I did. I floved this story HARD. How different it was to read about female billionaires for a change. How awesome those females are. I've got a serious girl crush. And not for one of the quirky, hilarious billionaires. Nope, it's Jane tha
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Emily the billionaire owner of her own company is advised to go on a PR date and disaster ensues, drugs are found in the car and Emily's IPO becomes in jeopardy....the solution Derek Price

This was a fantastic concept! Female billonaires? Yes please
Emily was a pretty good h but I wanted her to tell her mom off long before she did
I knew who the bad guy was from her very first introduction which kinda made me side eye brilliant Emily and competent Dereck
The book was way too
Christie Beeker
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was so refreshing to read a book about a strong- willed “lady billionaire!” I could not put this book down - finished it in less than 24 hours, as I do with all of Lucy’s books!

This book has everything - romance, friendship, and a scandal!!
V Meade
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bluewater Billionaire Emily Stanton is the good girl who suddenly finds herself in the gossip columns. Derek Price runs a public relations company helping celebrities, politicans and anyone else who can afford him become accepted in the media world. When Derek is hired by Emily's board of directors he discovers that the Emily Stanton the public knows is not the entire story. When backstabbing and double crossing puts Emily back in the spot light in a bad way can Derek save her reputation and con ...more
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

The Price of Scandal is a reverse take on the usual Billionaire Hero trope. this book features Emily Stanton, a crazy badass and STRONG billionaire CEO of her baby - Flawless, a skincare company. unfortunately, she's caught in a scandal that could potentially tarnish Flawless and her own reputation. Enter Derek Price, a 'fixer' to salvage their reputations.

I can't stress how hilarious this book can be, there's just so many LOL moments. Emily & Derek.. they're such a unique combinatio
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lucy Score Fans, Romance
4 Scandalous Stars
So maybe you think...
Only Male CEO's have problems...

Well, think again...
Because Emily Stanton...
Billionaire CEO has a "Situation"...

She needs help...
She needs a Paparazzi Problem...


Derek Price is the Guru of Fixing...
Got a Scandal...
He can Turn it into An Asset...

Need an Image Cleaned Up...
If You have the Funds...
He has the "Sponge"...

Emily has the Need...
Derek is called...
But what does Derek's being...
In Emily's Tub
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
True to form, The Price of Scandal is captivating, humorous, original, steamy and lightly suspenseful masterpiece by the incredibly talented Lucy Score!
The Price of Scandal is the first standalone in a 4 book collaboration of amazing authors and tells the story of Emily Stanton, powerful CEO, secret science nerd, workaholic billionairess, who lives in Bluewater community in Miami, an exclusive neighborhood designed, build and managed by herself and her 3 best friends - Luna, Cam and Daisy, all f
Anne OK
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lucy Score goes for the gold in the first book of the new Bluewater Billionaires series. It's fantastic rom-com with all the bells and whistles -- a case of corporate espionage along with family drama and unrest. Outrageously funny, sizzling heat, filled with heart and soul feelings that will keep you laughing at the hysterical banter between Emily and Derek and the whole gang of Vagillionaires. The leads are adults -- she's 36 and he's 43, so expect some maturity and experience. Throw in a magn ...more
Missie M
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emily is my spirit animal and Derek might just be the swooniest hero ever! I absolutely love Emily. She is smart, determined and ambitious. Derek is smooth, funny, and knows what he wants. I couldn’t get enough of the chemistry, build up, and the chemical reaction between the two of them.

This book was hot and hysterical. When our couple wasn’t steaming up my kindle I was either laughing out loud at some funny scene or on the edge of my seat with anticipation of what would come next.

There were
Dora Koutsoukou
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 💖💖💖💖🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️

The female badass group of the Bluewater Billionaires series rocks!!!!
Emily and Derek were fabulous characters, strong, independent, successful and their story was very engaging.
I am forward for the other books in this amazing series!!! 🤩🤩🤩
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: millionaire
I didn't feel connected to any of the characters.
I expected so much more from Lucy Score especially after the extremely refreshing, in the forefront feminism of The Worst Best Man.

The love interest actually commits an extremely disturbing literal crime against the MC that is played for laughs. Keep in mind that she’s never met or even heard of this man at this point. He breaks into her house, takes a bath in her tub, talks to the mc like she’s a stupid child when she catches this total stranger in her tub, something he has the audacity to do
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lady billionaires who are smart, sexy, savvy and sassy?!? Leave it to Lucy Score to tackle a genre I didn't think existed and make it one of my favorites. In this first of a four book series in the Bluewater world, we meet Emily Stanton. She is the founder and owner of Flawless, a purveyor of high-end skin care products. After she finds herself embroiled in a bit of scandal enter Derek Price, a "fixer" hired by her own board to clean up her image. The dance these two do around each other is flam ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
The Price of Scandal was an incredibly entertaining read. It was 100% fun with all these crazy situations that were playing out. It was fast paced, flirty, and sexy! I enjoyed the overall storyline and had a great time reading it.

Derek and Emily had a hilarious first meeting. I liked their animosity, fantastic verbal sparring, and snarky banter. Emily is in a seriously messy situation and Derek is there to help her work it out. This creates a lot of laugh-out-loud situations because she's not do
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’re into alpha billionaire women, you’ve found the debut doorway to your happy place. The first of four books featuring wealthy women and the men they fall for, Lucy Score delivers a woman-centric story that still manages to feature a hot alpha dude. This book has everything you’ve come to expect, from witty banter, to Easter egg appearances by some of her other characters (and even the author herself), to secondary characters who steal the show. A fun romp of a rom-com.
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
4 stars!


“You dazzle me.”

I took about three hundred years to finish The Price of Scandal, but it was good! The take on women being the ones with loads of money was really refreshing and welcome, especially with the way female friendships were portrayed in the novel and how these friends, with Emily at the head, formed a community for themselves and were always supporting each other. I’m really looking forward to other installments in the series just because of that!

There was a lo
vicki zimmerman
Oct 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Maybe it was just me

I’m afraid I don’t understand a lot about this book. Like why being in the car for the first time ever, with a man arrested for drugs, could cause such ‘damage’ to a woman who supposedly runs a billion dollar business. Or why the man assigned to do damage control, broke into her house, and took a bath, as a means of introduction. Nor do I understand how the very idea of intentionally dressing her UNproffesionally, is somehow supposed to make her look MORE professional. Nor di
Terri Sinclair
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
❤️❤️❤️❤️The price of scandal has it all!! A heroine that is not just a “pretty face” but a brilliant women! A
Hero that is a “true” leading man! I loved how the relationship between them evolved it was so natural and you could feel they were both in it!

Derek’s never ending desire the help Emily discover what she wants in life is what brought all the realness to their love story! I love the context of the girls being smart, beautiful and rich and being loyal to each other!

The community neighbors
J Williams
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have really been looking forward to this new series and The Price of Scandal is an absolutely amazing start!

When Emily hits rock bottom, Derek steps in to polish up her image and save her company. Except she doesn't want his help and he doesn't care. What follows is hilarious and sexy. And did I mention hilarious? Because it is really laugh out loud funny.

I loved Emily and Derek: their snarky banter, their insane chemistry, their dazzling romance. I loved the sweet but wacky cast of secondary
Sep 29, 2019 marked it as dnf
Cartoonish characters, over the top bad guys/girls.
*rolleyes* giving up
DNFing this at around 30% because the "hero" breaks and enters the heroine's house two times, saunters naked (or half-naked) around her house and ignores her when she quite understandably tries to kick him out of her place. His lack of respect for the heroine's personal space and boundaries is something I don't find amusing and I don't want to read about it masked as romance. Emily is a delight and she deserves someone better as her love interest.
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Lucy is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Kindle Store bestseller of romantic comedies and contemporary romance. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania with a lot of time on her hands and a big imagination. She was the oldest of three in a book-obsessed household. Dinners were often spent in silence while family members had their noses buried in books. A passion for writing took hold at five when she ...more

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