Breath of Scandal Review

 Breath of Scandal

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Format: eBook
Publication Date: July 1, 1991 

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: NetGalley and Xpresso Book Tours


On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman’s worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy “company town” where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never forgot their spoiled son, who, with his two friends, changed her life forever. Someday, somehow, she’d return, exact a just revenge — and free herself from fear, and the powerful family that could destroy her.





Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), & HELLO, DARKNESS (2003).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.”

In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.

Brown recently was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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I’ve never been a big fan of Sandra Brown. It’s not that I dislike her writing style, it’s just that they aren’t usually my kind of books. Well Breath of Scandal wasn’t my kind of book at all, but I still couldn’t put it down. I have to give the author serious credit here, because she wrote one hell of an amazing book. Jade went through an ordeal that would have cost a lesser woman everything, instead Jade turned it into serious career, a wonderful son, and the chance to get payback on those who harmed her.

There were many many characters that I absolutely hated in this book. Neal Patchett and his self-entitled bullshit. I have never wanted to kill a character so much in my life, but I had hoped that damn train had killed him. It was not to be. It was harder to hate Hutch and Lamar, because they were not the same kind of evil that Neal was. In a way it was worse because Neal used them to do his dirty work for him. Hutch and Lamar didn’t deserve forgiveness, but in a way they begged there way into getting one from me. At least they recognized what they did was wrong. They apologized to Jade, and yes there was no taking back that kind of act, but at least they owned there terrible choice. In the end karma/God/whatever got them for it. I was glad of that because Jade deserved her justice.

There were definitely parts of the story that moved slow, and I did find myself wishing that it would hurry up at times. I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars total based on that. I definitely recommend it for people who like mystery, suspense, and romance!





3/5 – Worth Reading

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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