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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

πŸ”– RELEASE BLAST πŸ”– Just One Scandal by Carly Phillips {REVIEW}

Just One Scandal by Carly Phillips 

Release Date: July 6th 2021 by CP Publishing 
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

A jilted bride. Her brother’s ex-buddy. An affair would be crazy…right?

Chloe Kingston’s life is exactly how she needs it: safe and stable. Right up until her reliable, low-risk fiancΓ© jilts her on their fairy-tale wedding day. As she works her way through the reception champagne—and wonders where she’s going to live—she stumbles into her brother Linc’s ex-best friend.

If only Beckett Daniels were hideous. But he’s not. He’s everything her erstwhile groom was not. Hot. Sexy. Dangerous. And she’s just buzzed enough to want all that Greek-god gorgeousness to show her the kind of fun she’s been missing.

Beck thrives on calculated risks, but taking advantage of Linc’s little sister isn’t one of them. What he can do is haul her tipsy, tulle-clad, tempting little butt to the bridal suite to sleep it off. Then move her into his spare room—which has the satisfying side effect of driving her brother crazy.

They can’t remain platonic roommates for long. Not when the sexual attraction sizzles out of control. But when tragedy threatens Beck, pain from his past reminds them both that life doesn’t come without risks…and this time, they’re gambling with their hearts. 

My Review:

Carly Phillips delivers a sizzling second chance romance in Just One Scandal, the second book in The Kingston Family series, that’s filled with swoon worthy moments to keep you rooting for the characters until the very end.

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Chloe Kingston who is in her hotel suite trying to get drunk after receiving a life changing text from her now ex-fiance. After working so hard to lead a safe and stable life, Chloe just got ditched at the altar on what would have been one of the best days of her life. While she is devastated, Chloe wants to enjoy her reception and let go of her worries for one night with her friends. Until she stumbles upon Beckett Daniels, one of her brothers’ ex best friend.

It’s been a while since she last saw him and she invites him to her reception. Chloe is clearly drunk, but Beck is easy to talk to and she finds herself telling him about what she truly wants to do with her life and he is encouraging. With no place to live at the moment, Beck offers her to stay with him for a little while. She accepts, little did she know that her life was about to take yet another turn of events. It’s the more time they spend together that makes Chloe realize just how important Beck is in her life, but she is not sure if she is willing to give out her heart and get hurt again.

Beckett Daniels has worked really hard to get to where he is in life, wealthy and successful. He has a cutthroat reputation when it comes to the real state business, so when he crosses paths with Chloe Kingston, Beck is aware of the job that she does for her brother, Linc. He used to be best friends with Linc when they were in college, but something happened that made them not be in the best terms. Now they are business competitors and wants nothing to do with him. Yet, there is something about Chloe that he can’t seem to resists. She is smart, talented and beautiful. There is part of him that is protective of her when she tells him what her ex did and he offers her to stay with him until she is ready to move out on her own. It’s clear that they are attracted to each other, but he can’t fall in love with her. He can’t lose another person dear to his heart and refuses to let Chloe in.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Just One Scandal, the story itself is not that long, but packs a punch. It’s romantic, steamy and emotional. We have two characters that have different reasons for not wanting to fall in love, but end up falling for each other unexpectedly. They both have been hurt in the past and they’re able to help each other overcome those obstacles in order to have a future together. I really liked their chemistry and the relationships that they have with the rest of the characters. The ending was sweet and perfect for their story. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, would highly recommend checking out Just One Scandal. You will not regret it! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

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Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at

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