Review: One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy
The wrong man never felt so right…
Ex-fighter Reed Miller has been secretly lusting over his best friend’s girl for months, but he refuses to jeopardize a friendship over a woman—especially one who doesn’t like him all that much. Now that Darcy’s on the market again, it’s even more imperative to stick to his strict hands-off policy. But the sizzling attraction between them is too powerful to ignore, and once he’s had a taste of her…all bets are off.
Darcy Grant is tired of walking the straight and narrow path. She’s on the hunt for passion, and there’s no denying Reed is just the man to give it to her. Although she has no interest in dating a bad boy, and certainly not her ex’s best friend, it’s impossible not to melt beneath Reed’s skillful touch. Now it’s just a matter of setting a few ground rules—and hoping her rule-breaking, sweet-talking bad boy agrees to follow them. But if she lets Reed into her bed, does she stand a chance of keeping him out of her heart?
This book was disappointing to say the least. Where book 1, One Night of Sin, blew me away with a sexy romance and tense plot, One Night of Scandal lacked that balance. This book was 100% predictable romance and while I anticipated some of the story line being predictable, I didn’t anticipate it being as bland as it was. I was hoping for a searing romance and a tantalizing plot…what I got was a typical romance and barely any plot. I was actually disappointed by the lack of a story line.
Some of the issues in book 1 are brought up in this book, but they are quickly addressed and the focus is replaced on Reed and Darcy. While I love a sizzling romance, I also desperately crave a balance. Seriously, the driving force between the entire story was the romance and it was not strong enough to carry the story line. Because if we are being honest, we all saw these two getting together from a mile away, so anyone not seeing this ending with neat little bow is a nincompoop.
Reed is interesting but his back story was very flimsy and felt filled with excuses for why he was the way he was. Also, for Darcy being such a smart, quick-witted character…she sure did a lot of dumb sh*t in this book. It was just a mediocre read that hardly held my interest…which is a significant let down because I really enjoyed the first book.