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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author L. J. Shen comes a new stand-alone contemporary romance.

Now a Top 10 Amazon Best Seller

"Best book of the year" (Angie's Dreamy Reads)

"Best book I have ever read" (Bookalicious Babes Blog)

They call him The Mute for a reason.

Hard, cold, and calculated, he rarely speaks.

When he does, it's with disdain.

When he does, his words aren't meant for me.

When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.

He is 33.

I am 18.

He's a single dad and my father's business partner.

I'm just a kid to him and his enemy's daughter.

He's emotionally unavailable.

And I am...feeling. Feeling things I shouldn't feel for him.

Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn't just on the wall, it's inked on my soul.

And yet I can't stay away.

A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we're going to give them.

And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.

©2017 L. J. Shen (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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My favorite one yet!

first off, the narration was perfection. Rexroth and Edie were a disaster apart and even more so together. Shen took 2 strong confident characters and put them together in an explosive display of power. who was going to win the game.. or could there really be a winner? hearts that are so hard come together and we wait with baited breath to see if they can crack

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Pretty sure this is my favorite in this series!

This book was just amazing! This series is amazing. I highly recommend this series. It's entertaining, it's real life, it's addicting, it's worth a credit and then some. You will be hooked and won't want to stop until the last page has been heard. I listened in 1 day! Plus The narrators are a perfect fit. ❤️❤️❤️

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

Great story with lots of feels and great narration. Would definitely tell everybody to listen to this story! Loved it so hard!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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My Fav Hothole

I have listened to the entire series, which I have loved, but this is absolutely my favorite. My favorite men are usually the anti-hero who take forever to come around, but when they fall... sigh. My favorite female characters are the strong w/o anger types. This story had both. The cherry on top was Luna! The narrators were perfect for my ears and I will be looking both up with their other work. LJ Shen is just a one click for me, period!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Love LJ Shen

Absolutely love this series and this author. The narration was awesome! She absolutely never disappoints.

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love Trent!!!

I have been waiting to listen to this next book in the series and it is my favorite! I like how this was an enemies to lovers story but it was also about overcoming so much. Not only was the story great the narrators did such a great job with not only reading the story but they brought the feelings acrossed in the story. I loved it!!

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Audiobook Narration Doesn't Get Better than this!!!

Blown Away!!!
Trent Rexroth takes the cake!!
I didn't think LJ Shen could out do herself after Vicious and Ruckus but I was completely wrong.
Scandalous was FANTASTIC!!!
LJ Shen can weave words together like shes mastered a craft. Her story line, characters, and overall delivery of this book is like nothing you will ever experience.
I listened to this on Audio and I'm so glad I did.
When the book was released I wanted to read it so bad but I held out, waiting for the audiobook.
Narrator Christian Rummel speaks like his words are made of butter. It's so sexy and he nails the whole bad Boy thing like it's nobody's business!!
Absolutely my favorite male narrator!!
Savannah Peachwood is the perfect Edie. She has that sweet and soft voice yet also pushes back.
Both narrators made this story come to life.
I could listen to them all day on repeat.

This story was heart pounding. Highly addictive and wickedly sexy.
The power plays. The need for control. The forbidden.
It was all that and more!!

LJ Shen is my go to, one-click author.

You have not experienced a book that gives you all the right feels until you've experienced a work of art by Author LJ Shen.

Highly Recommend!!!

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Excellent!

This was an amazing Novel, especially to experience it audibly! The Narrator's did an exceptional performance and the story is such a unique love story that it's one of those rare Novels that one can only hope to come across that you literally just can't put down until you are finished yet once you do come to the conclusion; your sad and feel desperate for s sequel!

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★★ 4 Scandalous Stars ★★

Trent and Edie, so very different but yet they work.
I will say I wasn’t an Edie fan for a lot of the book. I don’t really know what it was it wasn’t her age; I can get around a younger woman older man. Maybe it was because she seemed a little whiny and she seems this fierce protector but she doesn’t protect herself.

I did very much enjoy the back and forth between Trent and Edie I like banter and their downright love/hate thing was pretty cool. I hate when people say she makes him human but in this case, she really does, she brought out his inner self. And that not only helped him be a better man but a better dad too.

Luna is Trent’s 4 year old and now this is the part of the story I couldn’t get enough of, Edie just let Luna be who she was. She didn’t try to change her she just tried to get to know her on Luna’s terms. And as a parent that is amazing to me, because as much as Trent loves his daughter he also didn’t really accept her for who she was until Edie showed him another way to communicate with her.

I liked the narration it was perfect for this book. I very much like Trent’s POV because of that voice... Hot dang man.. Hot Dang.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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Absolutely loved the narration of this one!

Audiobook: Narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Christian Rummel

The narrators did an exceptional job! I was never confused as to who was speaking or if they were speaking or thinking. They both gave so much life to the characters and helped to pull me deeper into the story. Amazing. Simply amazing.


Edie carries a heavy burden and does everything she can to make sure that burden is cared for. Even if it means breaking the law. When Trent intervenes he warns her that he’ll use what he has on her at a future time. He is dark and dangerous and despite being her father’s business partner, she is so very attracted to him.

Her father is also holding something against her, threatening what she holds most dear. If she doesn’t do as he instructs, he will crush her in the worse way possible. Setting her up in a job at his company, he tells her his expectations and sits back to wait.

Although Edie is almost half his age, Trent is being slowly driven crazy by the teenager. He hates her, but craves her. He doesn’t trust her at all, and yet she makes his little girl smile. This whole thing they have going on between them can lead no where but to disaster but he can’t stop himself from taking her and making her his.

I loved that Trent was so possessive of Edie. That despite the burning animosity they held for each other, he gave in to his desire. This is one messed up relationship but dang if it didn’t work.
Scandalous was an awesome book that I just didn’t want to stop listening to once I started. I loved everything about it, with just a minor exception – my safety friends would agree. Nevertheless, I must go back and reread Vicious because I might just be able to love him now that I know Trent so well.

Dual POV
Possible triggers – light drug use
Safety

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  • Avid Reader1
  • 02-03-18

The first audio book I’ve finished.

I’ve listened to audio books before, and never finished because I got bored.
This one, however, gripped my attention like a vice.
The narrators were excellent at portraying the characters and injecting the emotions into theirs voice that I could’ve believed they were them.

The story was great, too.
This was my first book by this author, and I loved it.
Edi’s and Trent’s relationship was both volatile and explosive, their personalities clashing at every turn. But when they dropped their tough exteriors, their deep scars were bared.
At first, I was sceptical about the age difference, but LJ Shen made it work effortlessly, and I found that I was rooting for them to get together.

A fantastic story, and would recommend this book.

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  • Yvonne
  • 11-25-17

Just getting better and better

Dident think this series could get any better but it does, this book has such a story to it which is compulsive listening , the narrators are super and perfect for the book, I love Trent and Eddies story both damaged both have a story to tell unexpected twists and turns yes it’s HEA but still not predictable, loved it five stars all the way

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  • Madmoo BookReviews
  • 11-12-17

Wow!!!

Read the book and glad I downloaded the audio.... absolutely fabulous!!! The voices were exactly as I expected!!! Full of angst and twists and turns!!! Loved it!!!