Monday, June 18, 2012

A Scandal So Sweet - Ann Major (HD #2167 - July 2012)

A man's life can change in an instant
Zach Torr's life changed the moment he saw Summer Wallace-and he's never forgotten the mockery she'd once made of their young love. The wealthy mogul has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make his former lover pay for her long-ago betrayal. So when she's swept into scandal, he seizes his chance. His deal is simple: Summer will be his for every weekend...until he says it's over. His rules do not allow for emotional entanglement, nor the fantasy of a happy ending. But the revelation of Summer's decades-old secret may change everything. 

Good book.  Zach came back to Bonne Terre to build a floating casino.  This would bring jobs to the town, but also show them that he was not the screw-up that they all thought he was.  Summer came back to try to talk her brother out of working for Zach.  She was sure that Zach was just waiting for a way to get revenge on her for the accusations that her stepfather made when she was a teenager.  When her brother did something illegal, Zach used the promise of not having him arrested to get Summer to agree to his terms.  Summer didn't want to do it, but she needed to protect her brother.  Though both Zach and Summer said they detested each other, their attraction was still explosive. Zach was a very private person after having suffered through a terrible time with the media after his and Summer's breakup.  Summer has become a star of stage and screen and is therefore a media target.  She is constantly having misleading stories printed about her.  During her forced weekends with Zach they begin to repair their relationship, but then they have problems with misunderstandings because of those stories.  Summer also needs to tell Zach something important, but her stepfather gets in first and tells a distorted version of what happened.  This caused a massive fight and breakup.  A trip to see Zach didn't go well and Summer left to go back to work brokenhearted.  Zach got some sense talked into him by Summer's grandmother and finally saw the light.  I loved his climactic scene.  While I really liked the book, Zach bugged me some.  He just always seemed so angry and quick to jump to conclusions.  I really hope that he has truly changed.

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