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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Worth the Scandal

Worth the Scandal - Karen Erickson This was kind of a guilty pleasure read for me. The plot is straight out of the Harlequin Presents line, but it happens to be a ridiculous plot that I really like. I feel like I've read a few dozen versions of the Hot Billionaire Boss Falls for Mousey/Plain/Curvy Assistant, Dumps Her, Secret Baby!, Grovel, HEA story. This is a good version of this particular plot and the love scenes are a lot more explicit than you'll find in an HP. It's also a longer version with more detail to the story and in my opinion more character development than you get in an HP. I would have liked more grovel from the hero and more backbone from the heroine. Worth the Scandal was middle of the road for me in that regard. I probably won't re-read, but I did enjoy it and I am interested in seeing what the author does with the hero's brothers so I'll likely continue the series. If you like HP style plots but want something a little longer and a lot sexier, Worth the Scandal should work well for you. I would give it 3.75 stars (thus the bump to 4).