Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Author: Tilly Bagshawe
Publisher: Montlake Romance, March 2013
Source: Free for review from the Amazon Vine Program
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Sasha Miller arrives at Cambridge University with a single goal: to earn a place among the great scientists of her time. But that dream comes crashing down when the naïve student is seduced by her womanizing professor, Theo Dexter. She trusted him with her heart—and with the brilliant original theory that would jump-start her career. Now Theo is claiming her work as his own, and a devastated Sasha vows revenge.
Eight years later, the newly rich and famous Theo Dexter is the darling of the American media and every woman’s fantasy. Every woman except one. Now head of a successful business empire, Sasha has spent years laying the groundwork for the payback Theo so richly deserves. But if she’s going to do this thing right, she can’t do it alone. She’ll need the help of the only other woman who knows the ugly truth hidden behind Theo’s handsome façade: his spurned ex-wife Theresa. Together, the pair will concoct a plan for revenge so spectacular it will make every man think twice.
This novel seethes with obsession and revenge. This is not Chik-Lit. (I felt it necessary to mention that because the cover seems to me to indicate it might be a Chik-Lit type book) Sasha doesn’t care how long it takes as long as vengeance is served. Theo is more than a womanizer, he is a scociopath. He is only concerned with himself and he leaves shattered lives in his wake.
I could not put this book down. Ms. Bagshawe writes complex, interesting main characters that are perfectly nuanced. The side characters were integral to the plot and added depth to the story. The plot is totally engrossing. The setting of Cambridge University was a character in itself. The sex scenes were well written. The look at big-time corporate politics as well as university politics was attention-grabbing. If you are looking for a really great, entertaining read then look no further.