Thursday, April 21, 2011

REVIEW: Private Scandal by Jenna Bayley-Burke

Private Scandal Private Scandal by Jenna Bayley-Burke
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

CAUTION: Spoilers

I originally rated it as 3 stars, but downgraded to 1 star upon retrospect. Like the other reviewers, the story had a wonderful premise but there were *alot* of issues left unresolved which irked me.

- Genma and her inheritance and the marriage she needs to keep her inheritance.

- Danny's friendship with Brandon upon finding out Genma kissed Brandon.

- Meagan's parents' disappearance. The crux of the story and they never showed up.

- The Carlton House. Sure they had a fundraising, but was it successful? Was the charity saved?

Moreover, there were alot of personality issues with Megan.

- Her insistence on taking Cash with her. She can't even support herself, how the hell will she support the dog?

- The non-communication with her sisters...doesn't the Carlton House have a phone she can borrow to call her sisters?

- She had no problem telling Brandon all the crap he inflicted upon her, but she consistently forgot to yell at him for his supposed infidelity?

- Her insistence to return back to her apartment after it's been trashed by some unruly males. Doesn't she work in a battered women's shelter and knows how dangerous men can be? Hate Brandon all she want, but at least he never physically threatened her.

- Once she found out about her sisters and planned to move in with one of them, why doesn't she? What with the delay?

For all Megan's self-proclaimed independence and common sense, I'm not see any. Accepting help, even from someone you hate, doesn't necessarily mean you're losing your independence. It means you're doing what needs to be done to survive. Pride before food, shelter, and clothes. Megan seem to have a bigger problem accepting Brandon's help than having sex with him (which she did on multiple time when she still hate him).

Moreover, the ending was too abrupt. There was absolutely no way Megan could have forgiven Brandon that quickly after years of holding a grudge, but yet she did. The HEA was executed very poorly.

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