Friday, 10 February 2017

Book Review: Revenge | Nigel May

Sometimes we just need a bit of escapism, a bit of scandal, and some sexy men to dream about. That is why you can guarantee a Nigel May novel will give you all this and more. Revenge is Nigel’s 6th and last book with the fab folks over at Bookouture publishing and after reading this fab book I am looking forward to seeing what Nigel does next.

I love a sexy novel, who doesn’t? I am a firm believer in novels that allow us to escape and take us out of ourselves for a while and Nigel can do that every single time. Revenge is a wonderfully sexy novel brimming with scandal, powerful women and very sexy men. Nigel really knows how to write a sexy man, and I am very appreciative of that fact.

Revenge centres around a couple of former members of pop super group Crazy Sour and how some have gone on to be successful and some shall we say have not. The plot is a web of intrigue and Nigel is a master at weaving stories in and out so that they come together explosively at the end of the book. Dexter Franklin is the orchestrator of what he hopes will be his Revenge on a number of people who have wronged him throughout his life. He is a powerful restaurant business owner and at the opening of his latest venue he wants to bring hell crashing down on many if the characters in the group. 

Out of all the female characters I think that Rosita was my favourite purely for how camp and fabulous she was, she was like a drag queen and I loved her and her flamboyant ways. While Mew with her head strong ways, and Holly who was a flame haired wild child you grew to love, I did love Rosita that little bit more. Hey entrance on the yacht to Cannes was one of my favourite scenes in the book. It was funny and deliciously scandalous. 

I was lucky enough to have a character named after me in Revenge, and that is DC Riding the bitchy food critic. Now DC is overweight, old and hairy and am glad to say that he was only named after me and not inspired by me. Thankfully. But even though I liked his character a lot, I do think that he could have gone a bit further with his bitchy comments and salacious ways. 

This was such a fabulous read, lots of scandal, sex and hot men. What more could you want?

I gave this a super sassy 8/10

Revenge by Nigel May

If you keep dangerous secrets you’ll pay the ultimate price…

In the South of France, playground of the rich and famous, world renowned chef Dexter Franklin is organising a night to remember. As he opens the doors to his exclusive restaurant for the first time, he’s handpicked a list of guests, as hot and dazzling as the St Tropez sun itself:

Mew Stanton: Fashionable, beautiful and a notorious TV chef, Dexter’s ex-girlfriend has all the ingredients for success. As her books fly off the shelves, a secret from her past is about to surface with explosive consequences. 

Holly Lydon: Ex girlband star who has fallen on hard times. Forced to make ends meet she’s having to sleep her way to the top. Now she’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Rosita Velázquez: Brazilian actress extraordinaire and girlfriend of Dexter’s brother, Leland. When she’s in town everybody needs to know about it, but this is one show-stopping entrance she’ll live to regret.

Three women have a past with Dexter and a grudge to bear against him. As fireworks ignite in the jet set capital of Europe, there’s murder on the menu. Who will be served their just desserts?

The sun is setting in the South of France. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and sit back for a read of revenge, regrets and shocking revelations that will have you hooked to the very last page.

About the author:  

Nigel May is a true all-rounder in the media world, working as a TV presenter, author, journalist and craft personality. He has written two glam-fiction books, Trinity and Addicted, as well as featuring in Sunlounger – a chart-topping anthology of short stories.