For the ultimate in glamour, it has to be Tilly Bagshawe. Perfect escapism for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jilly Cooper.
Sasha Miller comes to Cambridge with a dream and leaves on a mission. After falling for the lies and charms of her Director of Studies ‘Theo Dexter’ she finds herself betrayed, humiliated and nursing a bundle of broken dreams. Heading to the US she is determined to rebuild her life.
Years later, Sasha emerges from Harvard Business School with one thing on her mind, the downfall of the now famous Professor Theo Dexter.
Meanwhile Theo’s long suffering wife Theresa also finds herself betrayed and cast aside for a younger and prettier model. Unable to cope she returns to Cambridge a broken woman and tries to rebuild her life away from the scheming Theo Dexter.
One night Sasha turns up at Theresa’s door, she wants revenge at any cost, will Theresa help her?
From the deepest betrayal comes a shocking alliance.
Two vengeful women, one very unlucky man…
Praise for Scandalous:
‘Naughty, but so nice’ Cosmopolitan
‘Tilly Bagshawe writes perfectly indulgent reads and you will devour her latest offering’ Sun
Praise for Tilly Bagshawe:
‘Bagshawe’s prose is as breathless as her plotting’ Mirror
About the author
Tilly Bagshawe is the internationally bestselling author of three previous novels. A teenage single mother at 17, Tilly won a place at Cambridge University and took her baby daughter with her. She went on to enjoy a successful career in The City before becoming a writer. As a journalist, Tilly contributed regularly to the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Evening Standard before following in the footsteps of her sister Louise and turning her hand to novels.
Tilly's first book, Adored, was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic and she hasn't looked back since. She is married to Robin Nydes, an American businessman and former investment banker, and the couple have two young sons as well as Tilly's daughter Sefi, who is now 18. The family divide their time between their homes in Kensington and Los Angeles and their beach house on Nantucket Island.
Prof. Theodore Dexter lusts after na ve Sasha Miller, a first-year Cambridge University student and physics phenomenon under his advisement. Once Theo manipulates Sasha into bed, it isn't long before he also manipulates her future, stealing her groundbreaking theory as his own, which launches his career into the stratosphere. From that moment on, Sasha abandons physics in favor of cutthroat business so that she can obtain the fortune, fame, and power required to bring down Theo, who ascended to television stardom on the strength of her work. While Sasha's eventual victory is never in doubt, Bagshawe keeps things interesting with multiple subplots incorporating Theo's miserable wife, Theresa, and Sasha's business adversary, Jackson. Hollywood glamour, Wall Street acumen, and English style dominate the action, and while both Sasha and Theresa get happy endings with nice guys, readers seeking the vulnerability, sexual chemistry, and humor that make romances fun to read will have to look elsewhere.
Awesome escapism. Finished up quite quickly, but I couldn't put it down - read it in two days :)