Flirting with Scandal – 5 Stars

flirting with scandal

Chanel Cleeton

Capital Confessions (Book 1)

Release Date: May 19, 2015


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book blurb

The first book in a sexy contemporary romance series about three sisters in a powerful political family, the secrets they keep, and the scandals they can’t keep hidden.

Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she’s landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she’s determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.

William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It’s time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn…

When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret.

Playing with Trouble (Book 2)

playing with trouble

Release Date: July 21, 2015

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Falling for Danger (Book 3)

falling for danger

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He moved forward, just an inch, but enough that his hand reached out, circling my wrist. We both froze the instant he touched me. His eyes widened, almost as if he were surprised by his own actions.

We both looked down at the same time, our gazes glued to the spot where our flesh met.

His hand was tanner than mine. It was easy to imagine him outdoors—sailing, maybe. Maybe he still played lacrosse. He looked so masculine, and physical, and something about the sight of his hand—long, tapered fingers, neatly trimmed nails—was enough to make my breath catch. His hands, like everything else about his body, were big. With him arched over my chair, it was impossible to not feel like he dominated me.

We didn’t look at each other, instead we both watched as he turned my hand over, palm up. For a second I forgot to breathe. Everything around us, the sounds of glasses clinking and deals being made, fell away. I forgot that I was at the Hay-Adams, forgot everything but the image of his hand, so male, so strong, so capable, encircling mine.

I waited. It must have been only seconds, and yet it felt like an eternity. Waited until I felt it, the brush of his finger, featherlight, on the inside of my wrist—stroking, teasing, tempting—unraveling me with the slightest touch.

I went completely still, my body anchored by his. The fire alarm could have gone off and I wouldn’t have moved an inch. My eyes closed, savoring the feel of his hand on my bare skin.

It was the kind of touch that was nothing and everything at the same time. It was an invitation, a proposition, a claiming, possession. With one finger, the power completely shifted.

My eyes fluttered open, unable to resist the urge to watch. His fingers stroked the inside of my wrist, lazy patterns and swirls that somehow looked like art. Each touch sent a shiver through me, my nipples tightening, heat flooding my body. I’d never been so turned on in my life, and all he’d touched was the inside of my wrist.


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about the author

Chanel Cleeton

chanel cleetonOriginally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.

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my review

5 Stars

This was my first book from Chanel Cleeton but it will definitely not be the last. I loved everything about Flirting with Scandal – from the way the author developed her characters to how the plot unfolded. It was carefully crafted and completely intriguing.

From the moment Jackie and Will saw each other from across the bar room, I was hooked. Every scene between Will and Jackie is filled with quick wit and sexual banter – their verbal foreplay is incredible. Their flirting made me swoon and I loved this couple.  You feel their connection because it is intense and slightly erotic.

However, their illicit affair and Jackie’s not so hidden secrets about her past constantly puts Will’s election in jeopardy.  It’s all consuming.  You’re completely drawn into their romance, the drama of Washington DC’s political scene and it all leaves you on the edge of your seat.  You are wondering where their romance will go and when it’s over, you’re desperately craving more.

I thought Flirting with Scandal was an amazing romantic political book and I suggest you immediately purchase it. It’s a sexy, fast paced read that you will absolutely enjoy.


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