Title: Christina and the Rebel Affair (Book 6 of the Scandalous Series)
Author: R. Linda
Publication: October 16th 2018 217 pages
Edition: Kindle (via Kindle Unlimited)
Bookit 2009 #3
Previously reviewed: Bailey | Indie | Kenzie | Harper | Audrey
Oddly enough, this story actually does Audrey a better job then the book she starred in. We see more of the after effects of her trauma, and how those around her help her deal with it. The leading lady of this novel is Christina, however, who is a call back from Bailey’s novel. In Bailey’s novel, Christina had been her best friend who betrayed her by sleeping with Bailey’s boyfriend Chace and then being completely horrible to her.
This book brings her back as supposedly having grown up and become a better person. She meets Bennett over spring Vacation and the two hit it off only to find out that Christina is Bennett’s teacher after taking over for Bailey when the later is going on Maternity leave. The problem with this book, beyond being a little weird with the teacher/student thing is that it almost seems like the author can’t decide if Christina is supposed to be likable or not. Bennett on the other hand seems almost too good. He’s made out to be the perfect friend and perfect “boyfriend” material. In the end I don’t really find myself interested in either of them, more interested in the already established characters, particularly Bailey and Ryder who were in the first book. Audrey and Bennett’s relationship is basically in a weird status where they are best friends but also perhaps a bit codependent and perhaps not healthy for any of their other relationships.
The book also alludes to the return of the villain of the series Chace in a future book. My guess is Jack might be the next leading character for the series, but we will see. Nothing has popped up so far so it looks to be still in production.
My final grade is C. I feel this book could have had a bit more depth to it, and it could have gone further then just the last couple chapters in showing how Christina had changed. Also, there is references to things that aren’t really fleshed out that perhaps could have been to make Christina’s motivations more clear.