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Making Scandal (The Essien Trilogy Book 2) by [Taye, Kiru]
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Sassy, successful Faith Brown has earned her place in the boardroom through hard work and sheer ambition. Making family is not on her agenda when there are businesses to develop and competitors to outdo. So when a casual affair with smooth and irresistible tycoon Mark Essien leads to an unplanned pregnancy, she’s determined not to make the mistakes her mother made by living with a man just for the sake of her child.

For Mark, personal matters have no place in the boardroom. Spotting the perfect opportunity, he ruthlessly launches a takeover bid for Faith’s Investment Brokerage firm. Finding out he’ll soon be a father, he knows he can’t let the indomitable and sexy Faith go through with her plans of single parenthood. All gloves are off. He’ll seduce her by any tactic necessary if it means his child doesn’t suffer the same stigma he did as a child.

With the media dogging their affairs in the boardroom and the bedroom, they find that making family is harder than making scandal.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1062 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Publisher: KT Books; 1 edition (5 September 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Essiens! 15 October 2014
By Felicia Denise - Published on
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The saga of the powerful Essien family continues with "Making Scandal". This is Mark's story.

Like brother Felix, Mark is intelligent, powerful, respected in the field of finance and handsome. While Felix has settled into domestic bliss with his wife, Ebony, Mark is still single...and bored. The bachelor life is losing its appeal to Mark. He doesn't do long term relationships, and is quite upfront about it with any woman he gets involved with, and he can have any woman he wants...until he met Faith Brown.

Faith is intelligent, independent, aggressive and at the top of her game in the finance field. Her last relationship left her cold, which is fine with her. It leaves her totally free to concentrate on her career without any distractions.

Mark Essien becomes a distraction Faith cannot ignore. After much back and forth, they began a clandestine affair...played by Faith's rules. They cannot go out together in public, they cannot tell anyone they're seeing each other, and they cannot, under any circumstances discuss business when they're together. Mark is not happy with these rules, but he agrees because he's truly drawn to Faith and wants to spend time with her.

Every one of those rules come back to haunt the two lovers and lay waste to their relationship. I understood WHY Faith felt the need to have rules, but felt she was too inflexible, and it actually made it hard to empathize with her...or even like her. I liked Mark. Not once did he seem insincere or have a hidden agenda. Even when "the deal" went down, I didn't blame him. Faith COULD have known about it...had it not been for her rules. Her end run to prevent the deal from going through was more than commendable - she is a very smart woman - but, I can't help but feel it could have been avoided too if she had allowed her relationship with Mark to be more open.

It was good to see family and friends from "Keeping Secrets". Also glad to see some sort of peace between Faith and her father, but would have liked more of a confrontation between the two. It just seems that in the end, he got what he wanted...sorta...and with money. *LOL*

Kris Petersen rears his evil head again, determined to outwit the Essiens. Mark masterfully dismisses him - loved it! Why has no one decked this fool yet? I feel as though he'll slither his was into another story. And Wumi - lawd...her! Talk about a maneater! She should have been put in her place LONG ago, and she had no right to be upset with Faith over Mark. Bye, Wumi!

Mark made this a satisfying story for me because while he's definitely an alpha male, he actually was a nice guy simply falling in love with a woman who didn't have a good excuse to NOT love him back! They both carried way too much baggage from their childhoods. It was said baggage that powered their beliefs about marriage and family, and led to their differing beliefs on how to handle possible parenthood. Mark "seemed" to be past the bad part of his growing up and had a good relationship with Chief Essien. Sadly, it wasn't the same for Faith. It was almost painful watching Faith's interaction with her father...or lack of. I couldn't believe his wife's health wasn't even enough motivation to leave the past in the past. But when Faith was at her lowest, Mark dropped everything and flew to her side. More than once. They make a good couple.

Not to be outdone, at times, Africa nearly steals the story. The author's detailed descriptions of places, attire, ceremonies, and even food plants the reader firmly on the continent. I have to visit Africa.

Looking forward to book 3 and Tony's story (and did I hear something about Kola getting a story?) - and already dreading the end of this story, even though I know the author has something else in store for us. I like the Essiens and think EVERYONE should have a book...even the parents! LOL! Enjoy!

Kudos to Kiru Taye!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These two didn't know what hit them... 4 July 2015
By UrbanHooks - Published on
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Mark is da man! I like how he got straight to the point on every occasion! Faith wasn't ready for that type of man. But once she experienced that Mark-ism, she didn't hold back! Mark on the other hand, wasn't prepared for that "Jones" Faith put on him! She wasn't an okey doke woman. Faith was fiercely independent and could hold her own. These two were made for each other. I really love the positively sophisticated glimpse of Africa Kiru Taye gives the reader. I can't wait to read part three of the Trilogy!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book 18 September 2014
By donna - Published on
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I loved this book, it is my first book by this author, Kiru Taye and have since gone on to read three other books by the author. I love the fact that the book is base on real Africans and in a real African Country. The hero, Mark so sexy and full of swagger and the heroine, Faith so beautiful and strong headed, together making this an awesome and interesting read. For your romantic at heart read this book you would not be disappointed and you would of course want to read her other books.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, Really Enjoyed The Story! 28 August 2016
By Bakubung - Published on
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I'm a new reader of Kiru Taye's books and have just finished reading book 1 and 2 in the Essien series and loved both Ebony and Felix and Faith and Mark's stories. It's also the first time I've read romance books based in Africa and really enjoyed learning about the cultural differences and similarities. I'm a new fan, well done Ms. Taye I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a new Fan 23 November 2016
By Tracey Powell-Simpson - Published on
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Very good, great book! ....but it seemed to be more of a stand a lone book vs a sequel. I wish there was more of Felix and Ebony. I still enjoyed it very much! I love the culture you put in there. Thank you for introducing me to some Nigarian culture. I knew nothing of it. I bought books 3 and 4 too! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. Thank you!