Series: Man of the Year #1
on March 10th, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Fresh off being named Citizen magazine’s Man of the Year, New York City’s youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides it’s time to strategize. Next move: a bid for the governor’s seat. In his way: an incumbent with a flawless reputation. He also has an Achilles’ heel: an estranged wild-child daughter with a past so scandalous it could be Robert’s ticket to victory. And a charm so irresistible it could be Robert’s downfall.
Rebellion is a thing of the past for Adeline Blake. As New York’s premier event planner, she’s all about reform and respectability. Then she’s approached by Robert to organize the party of the season. Curious, considering he’s her father’s most formidable opponent. And alarming, too. Because Addie can’t help but fall for the righteously popular candidate with the movie-star smile.
Now it’s Robert’s choice. Does he pursue a future that holds his legacy? Or the woman who holds his heart?
A political golden boy and the woman of his dreams take the risk of their lives in a sexy romantic comedy of strange bedfellows and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.
When I need a feel-good read, I can always count on Lauren Layne. She’s been one of my go-to authors for a few years now and I don’t see that changing. As expected, Yours in Scandal was exactly what I needed. I physically felt my heart and mood lightening up and I’m always grateful for that feeling.
This funny, sexy and heartfelt story includes a swoony mayor (of New York City nonetheless) Robert Davenport, and the once “ungovernable” daughter of the Governor, Addie Brennan, now reformed party girl Adeline Blake. These two are seemingly all wrong for each other, but Robert immediately feels something else and he is bound and determine to figure out what that is.
When the two meet, he feels an immediate and very deep pull to Adeline. As newly crowned Man of the year, he’s every woman’s dream catch. Adeline can admit to the attraction but she knows she can’t get involved for a multitude of reasons. As hard as she might fight it, and notwithstanding Robert’s “reason” for getting to know her, a romantic connection is inevitable. But first, they must become friends. And after some imprudent attempts to push Robert away, Adeline embraces her feelings instead of swallowing them.
This is a story is about wanting what you can’t have, and the deep need to right the wrongness in that assumption. This is the story of sparks flying, only to be quickly extinguished by the nature of their relationship; she’s been hired as his event planner and the very nature of his job and the future of his political career. This is the story of putting one’s heart first. Taking the chance on the person you love, scandal be damned.
Like all Lauren Layne books, I simply adored this story. I adored how the author handles the messiness of relationships in the political arena. I loved how the author shows us a strong and honorable young woman who takes charge of her life, no matter the consequence. And I adored how two very likable characters found their HEA. Together. 4.5 stars and a recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi