Summer Scandal (Romancing Wisconsin - 13)

· Romancing Wisconsin Book 13 · Stacey Joy Netzel
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Will a salacious scandal ruin her career – or bring her the love of her life?

Mechanic Clay Westfield thought he was on the flip side of a crazy media storm after his sensationalized divorce from pop superstar, Dianna Skye. Then she gives an emasculating interview that goes viral, and his ego makes him do something stupid enough to throw him right back into the eye of the abhorrent tornado.

Actress Peyton Riley returns home to weather the scandal threatening to torch her career. But less than three hours back in town, Hollywood’s fallen sweetheart finds herself caught up in the arms of a man who’s as infamous as she—and the paparazzi are right there to fan the flames.

Some crafty maneuvering by matchmaker Santa Butch throws the two together at Clay’s mother’s secluded ranch and sparks fly as new rumors are ignited. If their relationship is to have any hope of survival, they’ll have to sort truth from lies as they withstand the scorching heat from a ruthless media spotlight. 

Romancing Wisconsin, a USA Today bestselling series from NY Times bestselling author, Stacey Joy Netzel             

Love is always in season...

Starting with Christmas/Winter, then moving on to the rest of the seasons, check out this bestselling, heartwarming series set in small town Wisconsin, where hope springs eternal for each happily ever after. Sexy military heroes, runaway brides, surprise babies, single parents—meet the Rileys, the Walshes, the Sullivan sisters, and friends. Best of all is Butch...a.k.a. Santa Butch. The mischievous matchmaker makes a cameo in each story—adding a touch of magic to the lives of everyone he loves, and even those he’s just met.

Romancing Wisconsin Series

   Mistletoe Mischief

   Mistletoe Magic

   Mistletoe Match-Up

   Mistletoe Rules – short story

   Autumn Wish

   Autumn Bliss

   Autumn Kiss

   Autumn Glimmer – short story

   Spring Fling

   Spring Serendipity

   Spring Dreams

   Spring Spark – short story

   Summer Scandal 


The main room of the barn loft apartment—the only room—was a big square, with a double bed on one side, brown plaid couch on the other, small kitchenette, and a door she assumed was for a tiny bathroom. Everything looked old, and smelled...stale. Her nose wrinkled. Hopefully, at least one of the two windows opened because there was no air conditioner in sight.

There was also no coffee maker on the counter, and no TV on the ugly brown wall opposite the equally hideous couch. She had her laptop with her, but sincerely doubted there would be Wi-Fi.

Peyton faced Clay with a hand on her hip. “I was told your mother is opening a bed and breakfast.”

“She is.”

“Annnnd, guests stay in the barn? How quaint. You going to fix up a few stalls, too?”

“We’re not officially open because the house isn’t finished yet. Won’t be for a while,” he said without apology. “You’ve got two options. In the house, next to my bedroom, sharing a bathroom with me—”

Now why in the world did her mind have to jump straight to the fantasy image of him in nothing but a small towel, his wet, tousled hair dripping water down along his neck, onto his firm, bare chest? She avoided his gaze as heat flushed her body.

“—or, you can stay out here, with your own bathroom, and have complete privacy.”

And no sexy, half-naked man to run into in the hall. Hmmm—

Stop it. That’s a good thing! What is wrong with you?

“Of course, there is a third option,” he added. “If either of the first two aren’t good enough for you, no one’s making you stay.”

No, but she’d bet her entire paycheck from her last movie someone was specifically trying to make her leave. And no way in hell was she going to give him the satisfaction.

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Sandi Ramirez
December 12, 2017
This is one of those books that I like enough I read it twice. YEP i am one of those folks who reads books more than once. I have this thing I do...If i like I book I lot I make a note in a book I keep and go back and re-read it later before I write a review. Especially if it is an author that is new to me. One I have heard about but have not read much from before. This was the case here. Stacey Joy Netzel was new to be when I first read her book and after I started searching out her books. She has that kind of a draw for me. Of course now that this is book 10 in a series i want to go and read books 1-9 to catch up too LOL Funny this book almost seem like today's news. Fake news that is or maybe it is real news...who really knows anymore. Peyton and Clay are two people who could not be more wrong for each other but seem so perfect together. Peyton goes home to escape being branded a harlot and home wrecker and of course the press know she is there the moment she is there. So she has to hide out on a farm. The farm she hides out on is Clay's mom's farm. Clay used to be married to a pop star...used to be in the key word of the day. He can not stand celebrities and now one is living at their new B & B. Not only that he is attracted to her and he doesn't like it. I loved this book and this author. She made me feel like I was right there on the farm experiencing everything first hand. That was one of the reasons I read this book again today and decided if I see this author's name...i need to one click.
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About the author

 New York Times bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel is an avid reader and she loves all movies with a happily ever after. She lives in Wisconsin with her family, a horse and some barn cats. She enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin (Up North), at the family cabin on the lake. Travelling anywhere to the mountains to do some hiking is a bonus she wishes she could do much more often than every couple years.

She writes steamy romantic suspense, small town contemporary romances, and paranormal ghost stories...all with sexy, rugged heroes, and strong, resilient heroines. Colorado, Wisconsin, and Italy are favorite settings, which explains why her bestselling books include the Romancing Wisconsin Series, Italy Intrigue Series, Welcome to Redemption Series, and the Colorado Trust Series.

Check out her website at STACEYJOYNETZEL.COM to sign up for her Newsletter. Not only do subscribers receive new release updates, they also enjoy exclusive contests, and bonus short stories to go along with her Romancing Wisconsin series. 

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