by Melody Thomas

September 2005
ISBN: 0-06-074231-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Rachel Bailey and Ryan Donally have known each other since childhood, but over the years, their individual dreams, a marriage, and bitter words have separated them. When they meet again after many years, the two are both wrapped in their own lives. Rachel is trying to succeed as an engineer when all of society is saying that she shouldnít because she is a woman, and Ryan is trying to raise his daughter alone while continuing to run his business enterprises successfully. The last thing either of them needs right now is to feel the soaring heat that burns between them. It is a passion that could destroy everything they both love because everyone knows that nothing good can come from a match made in scandal.

Though it promises so much excitement in its title, A Match Made In Scandal does not deliver on its word. Ryan and Rachel are both uninteresting leading characters, and because of this, their attempts to find happiness in life inspire little reader curiosity.

Even though it is always nice to promote the idea of equal opportunity for women, this reviewer was quite bored with thoughts of engineering in a romance novel and often found her eyelids threatening to close whenever coming upon such passages. Those sections of the novel, however short they were in length, made the story seem to go on endlessly.

A Match Made In Scandal is the third book in the Donally Family series and may appeal to those who have enjoyed the initial efforts in the series. Others may find that it actually is possible to not be impressed with something that is made in scandal.

Reviewed in December 2005 by Natasha.

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