Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review and Giveaway! Miss Scandalous (Shaw Family Saga #2) by Nicole Dunlap! (giveaway closed)

Apr 6, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway! Miss Scandalous (Shaw Family Saga #2) by Nicole Dunlap! (giveaway closed)

Summary from Goodreads:
A mother’s love vs. A daughter’s revenge. Charlene Shaw has gone through hell. She was raped and left for dead, yet she continued on her quest for fame. She’s a beautiful, desired actress who has found her Mr. Wright. According to the magazine headlines, her life is perfect. There’s just one thing her heart cries for…her daughter, Raven. This might be her hardest challenge yet–building the mother-daughter bond she’s prayed so hard for. Raven Shaw has been abandoned by love. Her mom preferred Hollywood and her childhood best-friend, now ex-lover, disappeared when she became pregnant. Now, she’s adjusted to a “new” kind of love…motherhood. She’s determined that her daughter will have everything she didn’t. The only thing she wants for herself is revenge, even if it means disconnecting from a small piece of her heart that still cares. Raven’s acts of rage slither into her mindset, overpowering her in the form of nightmares and delusions of skeletons long dead. After Raven’s scandalous ways, can Charlene mend Raven’s heart or will she be pulled down into the abyss? And then, there’s always the option, Charlene can get a little scandalous too…

My thoughts:
I just love when you finish the second book in a series, and it's just as good as the first. That's the case with Miss Scandalous. Raven and Charlene are back again, with more drama and heartache. This book sucks you in from the beginning, and once again I couldn't put it down. I love how Nicole's writing and  characters are so real. You feel a wide range of emotions when reading about their life, and wonder if things will ever be "normal" for them, after all they've gone through. I highly recommend this book and the first in the series, Miss Nobody. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!

I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars!

You can find my review for the first book in the series, Miss Nobody here!

Now onto the giveaway!

This giveaway is for one paperback copy of Miss Scandalous by Nicole Dunlap. Giveaway runs from Saturday April 6th to Friday April 12th, 2013. Giveaway is open to residents of the United States, as well as outside of the US. The author will be shipping the book out after the winner is chosen. Winner is picked by and will need to respond within 48 hours of being emailed, or a new winner will be chosen. 

You can enter this giveaway by commenting on this blog post with the answer to this question: 
What is your favorite book genre? Please include your email address with your answer so I can contact you if you win!

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Paperback winner:


  1. Historical. strackstacy at yahoo dot com

  2. My favorite book genre is african american fiction. I love a good book and I try to give all african american authors a chance. My email is

  3. My favorite is historical fiction.

  4. I like to read almost anything, especially romance.

  5. Romance novels are my favorite.

  6. Love current fiction, new releases! Super excited about this giveaway! shamish1975 at ymail dot com

  7. Romance

  8. Can never get enough of the hard core street lit, urban lit, African American lit, all the same.

  9. Another great read in the Shaw Family Saga! This book answers questions from book one. There's drama, mystery, romance and mental issues. Miss Scandalous is definitely a page turner & I can't wait to read book 3.

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