-L J Shen
Holy god of hotness, this book was too much to handle and as always L J Shen managed to have me stuck all day with my kindle in my hand, how could I put it away for mundane tasks?
This book was the epitome of raw with just this sizzling chemistry and fireworks.
One thing I have always been hesitant is an age gap romance and the most I’ve got myself to read is a ten year gap , in Scandalous, Trent is 33 while Edie Is 18 – which I thought would be a little weird to read but leave it to L J Shen to make that age gap nothing but hotness. Their relationship was somehow just sexier because of the age gap.
When I say man, Trent is all freaking man. He’s sexy and alpha and just so deep and intense. He didn’t say much, which is why everyone calls him mute but his stare is enough to make someone cry. The only person he loves and has a soft spot for is his daughter, Luna. After her mother left them when Luna was only one, Trent’s life has revolved around his daughter, trying to understand the whole parenting thing and to make matters harder, his daughter doesn’t utter a word- by choice.
Trent is an asshole, I love him. He’s rude and mean and just cold but as all the alphas we know, he’s also vulnerable and dedicated to what he wants- and he wants Edie.
Although she is just 18, Edie is much more mature than girls her age, growing up in a family with only fake love and a show of money, with her mother being mentally unstable and father giving her attention to only black mail her. But she is sunshine. Trying to cave a path for her own and get away from the life of money and appearances all the while trying to hold her family together.
Her and Trent’s relationship starts off with an argument, with hatred- hatred mixed with lust, a lust they know they can’t act on. But will they be able to keep their hands off each other?
The chemistry is just burning hot and every time they are around each other it’s like literal sparks going on, the sexual tension that gives you goosebumps and when they finally give in, holy mother of all gods it’s breath stealing. Trent and Edie are both toxic for each other but that doesn’t stop them.
It was just a treat reading about how their relationship evolves from hatred to friends with benefits with hatred and then just slowly despite their wishes, they find themselves falling for each other. We see that every time Trent Is an asshole to Edie and then he reveals something about himself as sort of a consolation and goes back to being an asshole again. We see that when Edie finally opens up to someone and lets him support her. But there is also something she has holding her back from letting go of her family and the life she’s known, and maybe even Trent and Luna.
If you’re looking for a sexy, steamy, forbidden romance book, this is it for you.
Rating: 5/5 stars