Behind the Scandal (Reluctance #2) by M.A. Stacie


‘Wow, we’re back to that, are we?’ ‘Back to what, Blue? You asked me a question. I asked you to repeat it.’ Her bottle-green eyes drifted over him, her gaze heating his skin. She licked her lips, her eyes fixed at his hips, and he remembered he was standing there wearing just a towel. ‘This Blue thing is getting old.’ ‘And so am I, standing here listening to you complain. Are you going to tell me what you want?’ ‘Not before you tell me what Blue even means.’ She looked him up and down again, taking her time around the area his towel covered. ‘Because it’s the opposite of your red hair.’

Taylor has messed up, big time. He got hooked on drugs and almost got himself killed. So his father gave him an ultimatum: go to his uncle’s ranch and get clean or get cut off (daddy’s rich).

Libby’s a single mother with secrets, she lives on the ranch and helps with its running.

When Libby and Taylor met… he’s an ass and she doesn’t take his shit. This could only go one of two ways, but getting past each others pasts could prove to be a bit difficult.

‘Here’s the thing. You’ve known about my flaws. You saw the consequences leaking from my nose as it bled. You’ve seen me sick with stomach cramps and raging with mood swings. You’ve experienced my downfall from the day you met me, and yet you? You’re a mystery.’ Libby opened her mouth, but Taylor went on. ‘I see how loving you are with your son. I see the affection you have for my uncle, and I feel the attraction you have for me, but there’s nothing else. I don’t know anything about you, because you refuse to allow it. Let me in. Let me know you.’

I give this book a 4.5 put of 5 stars. I liked this one a lot better than the first one in the series. I feel that Taylor and Libby were easier to understand than Kyran and Dale. Libby is a strong woman who has had her share of troubles and she is a survivor. Taylor is broken, he is cocky and arrogant, but only on the surface. (I was secretly rooting for Taylor the moment he started narrating in this book, he was just an ass in the first book now he’s a person… you know what I mean) They both grow immensely throughout the book and though some things are predictable it’s still enjoyable and interesting to get to where you know it’s going. This can be read as a standalone but I suggest you start with the first book in the series, Beneath the Surface.



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