Scandal (The Driven World) by J.L. Baldwin
ABOUT THE BOOK
A female racer set on defying the odds, a famous playboy set on ruining her reputation, an attraction neither one can deny.
Kellie was a rebel without a cause, a defiant force to be reckoned with, and everything her parents feared she’d grow up to be. Defying the odds and breaking the rules. On and off the track. That was Kellie’s motto for life. Being a female race car driver in what’s considered a male-dominated profession has given her some challenges in life.
But when a wrench is suddenly thrown into the path of her dreams, she decides to take matters into her own hands and not bend down to anybody.
Ashton has had his fair share of rules. Growing up as the son of a famous indie race car driver, he has been at the epicenter of the media his whole life. Things take a sudden turn when Ashton catches Kellie, his old high school “acquaintance” in a rather compromising position, then the perfect plan started to form.
Blackmailing Kellie into a fake relationship was the only way to get what he wanted and that was to get the media off his back and his playboy ways. Even if fighting him every step of the way and letting him see that fire inside of her made him fall harder each and every day, pretending to fake the feelings he developed might just veer him off track of his perfect plan all together.
I haven’t read a bullying book for some time and this guy wins the prize for biggest douchebag! Is he redeemable? Meh…
Kellie is your badass female auto racer who is trying to change the rules in the auto racing industry. Determined to get into a big race with no sponsor willing to help her because she’s a woman, she dresses as a man and wins. However, her ruse backfires and she is blackmailed by her evil childhood nemesis, Ashton Caldwell, to become his fake girlfriend in exchange for a lot of money. Will they keep it fake or will Ashton destroy her heart once again?
Ashton Caldwell is a poor little rich boy who gets everything he wants: money, cars, women. However, this time his father has changed the rules and wants him to man up and seriously start thinking about his future. When he grabs the opportunity to get Kellie right where he wants her, will he be able to pull a fake relationship off or will his conscience finally kick into gear?
I’m not seeing the attraction between these two. Kellie was seriously traumatized by Ashton’s bullying in school, and she needed to just walk away from his crude and immature ass no matter what the consequences. I mean what sane person uses sex to make someone feel better all of the time? It’s a temporary fix and then you have to deal with reality, dude. Kellie is just as immature when she goes along with his bullshit though she does step back to consider her career which she worked so hard for. What makes her think he can change that fast? He has treated women badly all his life and his cavalier way about life, in general, is lousy. I realize the author tried to give him a human side with something that happened in his past, but it seemed too little, too late. Also, can Ashton really run his dad’s business after sluffing off most of his life? Your guess is as good as mine.
Friends, Jenni and Dex, are another couple that has serious issues with sex healing everything. At least Jenni has a solid career as a fashion designer, but I’m not sure what Dex does for a living. I did respect Kellie’s family with how protective they are with Kellie and their justifiable hostility towards Ashton.
If you like contemporary romances with a lot of sex and an improbable storyline, give this book a try.
Thank you to Ms. Baldwin for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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Scandal is written in New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg’s Driven World, which is one of two KB Worlds projects. With over 100 authors, who were selected by and are working with K. Bromberg, these stories are fan fiction at its finest—and sexiest.
Devoted fans of the Driven and Everyday Heroes series will have the opportunity to revisit their favorite characters and settings. J.L. Baldwin is returning to the Driven racetrack and putting her spin on this smoking hot, fast-paced and addictive world. You can find out more about K. Bromberg and the KB Worlds at kbworlds.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Because her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut didn’t pan out (too much math), J.L. Baldwin decided to devote her time to another dream of hers. Becoming an author. That dream became reality in December 2015 when she published her first book!
J.L.Baldwin is a hopeless romantic of sorts. She loves writing small-town romances, steamy contemporary romances, as well as romantic suspense, but has been known to write a few darker stories in her time.
In her free time when she isn’t writing or thinking about writing, she can be found with a book in her hand, obsessing over Disney, or thinking about a sunny beach in Florida somewhere.