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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Blogtour: Review: Revenge by Nigel May

Oh my goodness – I’m hooked. This is the first Nigel May novel I’ve read- and boy, it’s explosive.

Revenge follows five personalities as they make their way to celebrity chef Dexter Franklin’s opening night of his new St Tropez restaurant. Dexter has big plans for his big night… and these five have been hand-picked by him to play a BIG part in that.

There’s Mew and Holly- ex members of girl band Crazy Sour- though they are far from friends. Holly has fallen on hard times, while Mew is flying high with her new cookery career. Then there’s bitchy food critic DC, Brazilian diva Rosita Velázquez and finally, her boyfriend Leland- who also happens to be Dexter’s brother. But just you wait and see what’s in store for them all!

I couldn’t put this chunky book down. It’s one of those that you race through – and can’t wait to get back to if you’re dragged away.

What made this such addictive reading? Scandal, sex and celebrities of course! Oh and a whole ton of plot and cliffhangers. This is a story that doesn’t let up for a second- every single chapter hooks you into the next. The characters are richly drawn and larger than life- so you can love or loathe them with gusto. My favourite was actually one of the bit-part players, journalist Fabienne Delacroix – she is fabulously strong and sassy.

One thing to note at this point…  there is sex. A lot of sex. So if you don’t like reading about the saucier side of life, then this one might not be for you – but you’ll be missing out on a stonker of a story.

Everyone deserves a bit of glamour- and Revenge piles it on. May’s writing scratches the same itch that makes you delight in a celebrity gossip magazine or website – and is my new guilty pleasure.

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The Blurb:

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.


  1. This sounds like an addictive guilty read must check Nigel's books out sometimes you need to just dive into a book that takes you on a glamorous romp of a read.

    1. Hi Adele- in that case I can guarantee that this one will fit the bill! I found Nigel's writing incredibly clever- and it's pack full of glamour- you couldn't wish for more! Enjoy - and thanks for stopping in! xx