Pages: 202 pages
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Intro: I very rarely find a middle ground between love and hate with books. Either I love a book or I hate it. Behind the Scandal is the rare one that walks the line between love and hate and settles comfortably in the land of like. Perhaps like a lot.
Heroine: Libby- This is one of the odd cases where I really liked the heroine but had iffy feelings about the hero. Libby was strong and smart and a great mom. She had a good head on her shoulders and I just really liked her.
Hero: Taylor-I had trouble with him for much of the book. He was obnoxious. He was just an abrasive character. His life wasn't the easiest but it came off as a bit of a fit being thrown. He did change quite a bit but he started out quite badly.
Chemistry: I actually had a bit of trouble deciding what I felt about the chemistry between Libby and Taylor. I am accustomed to being a bit iffy about some heroines but I usually like heroes. It was the complete opposite with this one. I did like that it was Libby's influence upon Taylor that changed him.
Conclusion: This book was a middle of the road book for me. I liked it. I did. But it just didn't get to that love place. I did really love M.A. Stacie's writing style so I will definitely read the first book in the series to see if I missed something. I'll probably pick this one up again to see if I can tolerate Taylor in a easier fashion if I know more about him.