In this new installment in the Shaw series, Miss Scandalous by Nicole Dunlap, readers are re-introduced to Raven Shaw, now a single-mother trying to forget her past. Raven has been through a lot especially finding out the man she loved was her half-brother, Jon. Who can get over that news? Raven moves to Dallas to start over and is doing well until she finds out that Jon Dubois is currently living in the same city. Raven believes she has gotten over losing Jon and the love she never received from her mother. When everything starts taking its toll on Raven, she can only see revenge and decides she will get it by any means necessary.
Jon Dubois still loves his half-sister, Raven and moving away has done nothing but make him want her more. When he finds out Raven kept the child they conceived he wants to be a part of their lives rather Raven accepts him or not. As time goes by Jon’s grandmother pays him a visit, which provides information that will change Raven and Jon’s life. Will she accept the news he has to share?
Charlene has tried everything to make up with her daughter, Raven. Charlene wants a relationship with her eldest daughter but Raven still keeps her at a distance. Raven wants Charlene to feel the pain she has felt all her life and what better place to hit her mother where it hurts then at her wedding. Charlene realizes that her past indiscretions have come back to bite her and even so she is determined to not give up on acquiring Raven’s love.
Miss Scandalous is about family, secrets and revenge. The main character allows her anger and need for revenge to take over, which hinders the love that everyone around tries to give. The author does a wonderful job allowing readers to see the progression in Raven’s behavior. She is not the innocent girl from Miss Nobody, but now a mischievous adult wanting revenge in Miss Scandalous. I appreciated the drama, the emotional rollercoaster and the acts of revenge that made the story come to life. I recommend this book to others.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.