Scandal: The Complete Series
by Alison Foster
Publication date: January 13th 2016
Genres: New Adult,
An unlikely assignment throws recent graduate Ella Wade directly into the frenzy of a deadly scandal and the burn-your-fingers-hot male model at its heart, Jaxson Cole.
*This collection includes all three books in the romantic suspense series SCANDAL and it is the complete story of Ella Wade and Jaxson Cole.*
Ella Wade knew working at a website called The Daily Scandal might lead to an interesting summer job after graduating college. She did not know that one big mistake would pull her into the heart of a sleazy world of publicity where truths are worse than lies and a murderer is on the loose.
When Ella gives into temptation and sleeps with her stepsister Madison’s ex, her world flips upside down. It doesn’t matter that Madison is dead or that Jaxson Cole wasn’t, in fact, her boyfriend but a publicist’s stunt to link two of the hottest catwalk models romantically in order to feed tabloid curiosity. The damage is done and with deadly consequences.
Even worse, Jax definitely knows things he won’t say. Falling for his epic hotness could mean one good screw will screw Ella for a lifetime.
“I don’t mean to be judgmental… I just hope you know nobody can stay on top forever. Life has its own gravity.”
“I live in this electric moment between us. The future and past seem so unnecessary. To linger in his eyes in the here and now. This is all I want, this tender magic.”
“I fell in love the way a ten-year-old falls in love. It was pure. Joy and breathlessness. I didn’t know the implications of that feeling, how it would survive when everything else in the world and in me changed.”
“I turn my head and, sure enough, two bulky figures dressed in black are discreetly on our tail, riding expertly on horseback. I wonder if they order these guys for every occasion like birthday party performers. For this bit of evil we will need a couple of trained killers who are excellent equestrians.”
“‘Ella, I’m your father,’ he says as coldly as Darth Vader… I linger in this painfully comic Darth Vader abstraction. Humor has always been my preferred place to hide.”
“You only come home when it rains. My mother would have called you a meal-time mutt.”
“Trust me, you don’t want to be in a cabin in the woods with a man named Wolf.”
I was intrigued, confused, and glad I had the whole box set already loaded on my kindle, as the first two books ended with heinous cliffhangers. The story was beyond sensual and well into erotic, but somewhat creepy too, I was quickly and hopelessly hooked soon after beginning the first book, and the tension kept ramping up the further into the conspiracy I read, each chapter presented more questions and confusion than answers.
Book 1 was written from Ella’s POV, Book 2 from Jax’s POV, and Book 3 was written from their dual POV. While some plot holes left me scratching my head a bit, I enjoyed the ending Book 3 brought to this suspenseful story with more flips and twists than an Olympic gymnast. It was often difficult to determine who was good and who was bad, and who was just naughty… I was cynical of them all by the end. The story held the tension, drama, and erotic nature throughout, and I really enjoyed the unexpected and timely hits of humor.
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Alison Foster loves reading a good love story almost as much as she loves writing one. She spends her time dreaming up strong heroes and even stronger heroines and she enjoys finding unexpected strengths within her characters when they are in the most unexpected places.
She believes that passion makes the world go round and that a sexy grin is as sweet as candy. She loves interacting with readers, so feel free to drop her a line.