Book #31 was Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown. The back of the book reads:
On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a woman’s worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals, and at the center of scandal, she ran as far away as she could. But now she has returned to exact a just revenge and perhaps fulfill a lost promise of love.
This is a story of revenge, redemption, healing, and a little romance. Iâ€™m still fairly new to Sandra Brown, but this was a really good one. Both the highs and the lows in the story are equally great. The only issue I had is that she uses the â€œsudden tragic eventâ€ as a plot device a little bit too much. Thereâ€™s a lot that happens in this story… rape, betrayal, pregnancy, suicide, AIDS, terminal illness, allergic reactions, accidental death, car accidents, heart attacks… itâ€™s a lot to take in. And I found myself getting frustrated with Jade when she wouldnâ€™t share what happened to her with those that cared about her. I wanted to yell, â€œFor cripeâ€™s sake, just tell them already!â€ Yet, I could hardly stop myself from listening. Brown knows how to write sexual chemistry.
Audiobook length: 15hrs 52min | Word count: 148,658