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REVIEW ➼ Yours in Scandal by Lauren Layne


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?

Too good-looking. Too confident. Too damn appealing. Oh yeah, and you belong in my father’s world, which I want no part of.


I LOVE Lauren Layne, but I’m still not sure how I feel about the whole political aspect of this book, that just wasn’t for me. However, don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed this story, it’s just not my favorite.

Yours in Scandal is an enemies/friends to lovers romance with a political aspect. Robert Davenport is New York’s mayor but with his term coming to an end, he has his sights set on Governor. Adeline is a former wild child who is back using a new name and a new look, she is also an up and coming event planner in New York.

Robert and Addie definitely had some chemistry, but it was a slow building romance. Addie isn’t a fan of politicians given who her father is (aka the current governor) and she lumps all of them into the same category. I love that Robert isn’t like the stereotypical politician. He is young, determined, and hard-working. He isn’t a fan of the dirty playing ideas. Addie was a wild child, but now that she is back in New York she is nothing like the girl she used to be.

I enjoyed the story, the chemistry, the dialogue, I just didn’t enjoy the political aspect of this story. It’s just not my thing but if you ignore that it is a great story. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of this series.


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