By Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central
Publication Date: 3/31/2015
My Rating: 5 Stars
AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME!
On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy,
Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never forgot their spoiled son, who, with his two friends, changed her life forever. Someday, somehow, she'd return, exact a just revenge -- and free herself from fear, and the powerful family that could destroy her.
A special thank you to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for a complimentary reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
F A N T A S T I C !
For all you Sandra Brown fans, if you missed BREATH OF SCANDAL, the first time around, never fear- NOW available, in kindle format, a page-turner! I really enjoy re-issues with the new trendy covers, to proudly display on book blogs, giving the feel of reading a brand new book.
Jade now lives in New York, a successful career woman; however, she has been driven by revenge for the last fourteen years. Everything leads up to her return to her southern small minded hometown of Palmetto, SC for a well-planned attack, on the three boys who raped her when she was in high school; as well as those covering up the crime, destroying her innocence and her future life with high school boyfriend, Neal.
It has been fourteen years since the tragedy, and Jade has not forgotten how she was violated. She has not been able to have an intimate relationship with a man since, and has buried herself in her work, in order to carry out her plan. She has made it to the top, and for the first time she has respect of others and power. She intends on using this position to make these three boys, now men -- pay.
There is also a second storyline of a man named Dillon. Early on in the novel readers are unaware how these two stories or characters will connect. Dillon, a driven engineer has reached much success in the construction business by being ethical. However, he has enemies who take short cuts. Later he experiences tragedy and is tormented by these events. Jade may be the one to help him get his life back. (loved his character)
Jade and Dillon meet in a business environment. However, these two may share more than they know and each of them may be able to right the wrongs, in order to move forward toward the future.
This is one powerful, emotional, intense, hot and sexy novel of tragedy, loss, love, and juicy revenge. Set in Palmetto, South Carolina, a suspenseful page-turner of two storylines which ignite, for a thriller you will not be able to put down. "Brown at her best"!
In addition to the e-book, happened to be traveling; was so engrossed, purchased the audiobook, to carry me through my trip, as well.
If you enjoy Sandra Brown, (who doesn't?), fast-paced action, and southern mystery suspense, some romance, and life in the 70's-80's, BREATH OF SCANDAL offers plenty of twists and turns, a few surprises, and oh . . . so entertaining.
About the Author
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE (2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), RAINWATER (2010), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008) & PLAY DIRTY (2007).
Sandra is the past president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2012. She lives in Arlington, Texas, with her husband, Michael Brown. Website