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REVIEWED BY KIRA SLAUGHTER
Sasha Miller goes to Cambridge University with a dream, and leaves a broken woman. After losing her heart to sexy professor Theo Dexter, she departs in a scandal.
Meanwhile, as Theo becomes a television heart throb, his long suffering wife Theresa realises that trust and fidelity are two words her husband doesn’t understand. His betrayal is deeper than any cut.
Years later the two women will unite in a daring scheme to bring down the man who almost destroyed them both. It took them years to realise how one man could cause so much pain, but now they are determined he will regret the day he entered both of their lives…
Tilly Bagshawe’s last three books have been brilliant, and rather than being just light hearted chick lit, they tend to have a darker theme to them. This one is no different as the theme of revenge is apparent throughout the whole of Scandalous.
When Sasha applies to Cambridge and gets in, all of her dreams have come true at once, and she loves the fact that she has been given the opportunity to study a subject that she loves: astronomy and physics. There she meets Theo Dexter, one of her professors. Upon reading the first paragraph about him I knew that I would dislike his character instantly, it’s pretty obvious he’s a womaniser, which in chick lit terms is never good!
What then ensues is a situation that Sasha has no control over, and she finds herself wrapped up in a scandal that she would never have anticipated. Bagshawe builds up brilliant tension leading up to the point where Sasha has to leave university.
The main factor I liked about this book is that it flips between Sasha’s story and that of Theo’s ‘long suffering’ wife Theresa. Reading it from both women’s perspective made the story even more enjoyable, as Sasha wasn’t the only one to suffer at the hands of Theo Dexter.
As well as Theo, there is another male character that features quite often throughout the book. Jackson Dupree runs his family’s real estate business and hires Sasha to work for him in America. I knew straight away that these two characters would have great chemistry, and it added a little something extra to the story.
I would have to say that it’s not my favourite book by Tilly Bagshawe but it was still a very good read and I would recommend it along with her others, as she creates stories that draw the reader in very easily.
I’m giving this an 8/10!