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.
Oh My DAYZZZZZZ I Love Nigel May's books. I have become a big fan after reading some of his other books.
Glitz and Glamour in abundance.
I was introduced to Nigel's books by a blogging buddy #BookAddictShaun and I'm eternally grateful for the recommendations.
Thanks also to Bookouture, Kim Nash and Nigel for allowing me an ARC of this book and inviting me to be part of this blog tour. It's an Honour as always.
So the book, well well well, what can I say. It's fantastic as usual, Nigel certainly sets the bar high, and you can sometimes worry that when an author has written so many good books, the worry is that can they keep it up, well hell yeah, Nigel certainly can. It seems that each book Nigel writes just gets better and better.
Some great characters in this book, and I feel we was introduced to them brilliantly. I find when there are characters that you love and characters that you hate, then the author has done a perfect job.
I know I've said it previously but I really couldn't put this book down. I read it at every opportunity and it only took me a couple of days to get through it. I read it everywhere, every chance I got.
We are slowly introduced to a whole list of colourful characters, that bit by bit come together, as you start to realise who or how they all know each other.
Dexter Franklin is opening a new restaurant in St Tropez. He has hand picked his guests, each one totally different to the next. This is set to be a night to remember.
Why has Dexter hand picked this group for his opening night. Slowly secrets and lies of each character begin to surface.
Superbly written and very well put together. I really can't wait for more from Nigel. He certainly knows how to write a book that gets you hooked from the very beginning. That is why I'm giving this book 5 big fat Glittery, Sparkly, Sexy stars.
About the author:
Nigel May has been described as "the UK's male Jackie Collins" and "the readers' Viagra" and is an author and TV host. His six page-turning fiction novels have all been published by Bookouture.
His first glam fiction novel was TRINITY, an action-packed blockbuster (or bonkbuster) about the lives of the rich and famous and three young women at the heart of it. Glamour, beauty, fame and celebrity mix with murder, intrigue and danger to create an explosive novel which gained incredible reviews and fans across the globe.
The glitz-meets-grit whodunit ADDICTED was another huge success and once again dived into the diamond-dipped world of the mega-rich as four women face their demons. But all of the money and celebrity fame in the world do not guarantee a happy ending. Especially for one of them...
SCANDALOUS LIES is steeped in secrets, sin, sex and scandal and takes readers around the world as a mysterious celebrity disappearance is investigated. Will weathergirl Georgia be able to find out what is behind her best friend's inexplicable vanishing before it's too late?
Spicy crime on overload for DEADLY OBSESSION, a gritty and glamorous psychological tale set in gangland Manchester that is dynamic and thrilling in all areas to the very last page. When Amy sees her husband gunned down at their nightclub, The Kitty Kat Club, she faces life as a young widow. But then six months later, a letter arrives from beyond the grave...
LOVERS AND LIARS is a truly tropical burst of storytelling where money and sex go hand in hand with murder. When Millionaire playboy Sheridan Rivers is found dead at his luxurious hotel on the paradise island of Barbados, there are several suspects in the frame. But who delivered the fatal blow?
Completing his sexy six-pack, REVENGE is a total page-turner. 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. 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?
His books have been Amazon best sellers, read by celebrities and fellow authors alike, and have proved that a man can successfully write in a 'glam fiction bonkbuster world' that has always been a strongly female domain.
Nigel was also the only male writer amongst 44 authors featured in the chart-topping, beach-read anthology of short-stories SUNLOUNGER. He also contributed a short story to SUNLOUNGER 2.
He regularly presents on UK television where he has built up a substantial following. He has also featured on Channel 4, C5, ITV and broadcast live from America. He is also one of the UK's most popular craft personalities, having launched his own successful range, A-May-Zing.
As a writer he has written for many of the UK's most successful magazines and newspapers, specialising in showbiz and celebrity, as well as writing on subjects ranging from relationships through to exotic travel
Available for pre-order now.
Published 16th June 2016
Welcome to the Velvet Hotel Barbados where money and sex go hand in hand with murder ....
When Millionaire playboy Sheridan Rivers is found dead at his luxurious hotel on the paradise island of Barbados, there are several suspects in the frame…
Sutton: Sheridan’s long-suffering wife was permanently pushed aside for his younger lovers. Was it time for her to make a stand?
Kassidy: Sheridan’s assistant longs to be wealthy in her own right. Employed for her sexual and organisational skills, could she have had her eyes on a bigger prize?
Nikki: Sheridan’s oldest daughter has done something really bad that her dad has discovered. What price will she pay to keep his silence?
Heather: The apple of her father, Sheridan’s eye. But her father was responsible for a terrible tragedy that turned her world upside down. Is the time ripe for revenge?
Four women, each with a cross to bear – all waiting for the perfect moment to get even...
This summer, pour yourself a glass of bubbly and escape with the elite to the golden beaches of Barbados for a sexy, scandalous romp that you won’t be able to put down.
Let me just start by saying if you have not read any of Nigel May's books, then you really do need to start right now.
His books are just freaking awesome. I was persuaded shall we say to read Nigel's books after reading a fellow bloggers reviews on them, and as we have such similar tastes in books, I'm glad again that I trusted his judgement.
I have to laugh though when this one became available on Netgalley, I down loaded it ASAP, and after receiving a message off my blogger friend I knew I wouldn't settle until I had read it. I actually stopped reading the book I was half way through so I could start this, and by god I'm glad I did.
The problem with a book like this is once you start it, you have to carry on reading it at every opportunity. And you really are gutted when it finishes.
Boom... this is one explosive book. Money, Murder, Sex, Scandal, Betrayal, Glamour.... it has it all. (are you running off to buy it yet?) well you should be.
I think it is safe to say I loved this book.
The details the descriptions everything about this book is just freaking awesome.
Just picture yourself on a beach, sun beating down on your body, with this book in your hand.
In the last week we've had a day of the worst snow of the year, followed by a mini heatwave, it's cold and miserable then crazy hot. But while reading this I could have been anywhere because nothing else mattered.
You really are in for a treat with this read, and sorry if I've all ready said it, but it really is a must for this summer. Just like the other books I have read by NM you are dragged right into the pages as soon as your set off reading, thrown about a bit, messed up and then spat out right at the end. It's a book you keep thinking of even after you have put it down.
Just like my perfect cuppa, Hot and Steamy and thoroughly enjoyable.
There are some amazing characters, some I liked a lot, and some I really didn't like. Some that I started off liking and then changing my mind part way through.
I really can't praise this book enough, and like the Velvet Hotels it features, It needs 6 stars, but I can only give 5, so it's got to be 5 Big fat huge golden stars.
Certainly one of my best reads of 2016.
Super big thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for an ARC of this book.
A Huge well deserved 5/5
First of all let me start by saying, If you are looking for a book that is going to get hold of you and drag you right into the pages from the first page to the last, then this is the book for you.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.
Riley and Amy Hart, a pretty hot couple, not only are they sexy they are rich too.
Pretty much the perfect happy couple. Or that is at least what Amy thinks. Or thought, until her husband is shot dead in their nightclub.
Who could possible do something like this, kill innocent people.
Only who is the innocent one.
We soon learn that people are just not as they seem. And it becomes a big issue about who you can and can't trust.
Is Amy really in the right state of mind, to decide who she can talk with, who she can trust. Or is every one out to take her for a ride.
This is the second book by Nigel May that I have read, and it is just as good as the first one I read, which I must say was pretty awesome. I have one more of Nigel's books to read on my kindle, and one more I need to purchase to read, but I will be doing that sooner rather than later.
This book does not disappoint, there was no stage all the way through that I wasn't sat wide eyed reading wondering just what the hell else can happen.
I just can't say enough good things about this book. It really is an awesome read.
Super big thanks to Netgalley, The Publishers and Nigel May for allowing me a review copy of this Amazingly fantastic book.
What would you do if you saw your husband killed right in front of you … identified his body … had him cremated … then six months later received a letter written by him two days ago?
Amy Barrowman grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. So when she falls in love with millionaire Riley Hart and he asks her to marry him she can’t believe her luck. She has found true love and her happy ever after.
Riley Hart is a Millionaire Man about Town. Men want to be him and women want to bed him. But to achieve Riley’s status, you have to tread on a lot of toes and make a lot of enemies.
When Riley is gunned down at the nightclub they own, Amy is determined to avenge his death. She receives a mysterious letter detailing a list of suspects including Riley’s sworn enemy, actor Grant Wilson. But with an obsessive passion brewing between her and Grant and a dangerous assassin trailing her every move it would seem Amy has opened a deadly and tempting Pandora’s Box. In settling the score for her husband has Amy put herself into terrible danger?
A sizzling story of deadly secrets, perfect for fans of Tasmina Perry and Victoria Fox.
Another read in for me in the #NewAuthorForMe challenge.
We are introduced to these 4 women…
Nancy Arlow – Pretty much a has been actress/pop singer. Who is short of cash, and trying to find ways of making some. And if i'm honest she doesn't seem to care who get's in her way while doing so.
Lauren Everett - the wife of a politician, who seem’s seriously bored with home life. Who once had a dream of being a singer. Is it now too late to follow her dreams, without bringing her husband down.
Martha Eclair – The daughter of a millionaire, and she is rather fond of sex. Not really fussy who with. But she's also ballsy. And I really did like her character.
Portia Safari - famous operatic singer/performer who can’t seem to find a man to love. Who also seems to like a little drinkie or two.
Each woman with what seem's like their own addictions. Each woman on a journey to find just what it is they are looking for.
With the exception of Nancy, to start off with I liked all the women. Their lives are so different yet so similar. They all seem to be lacking something in life. And what a brilliant journey they go on.
This isn’t really the sort of book I would normally read, but after reading a fellow bloggers review I thought I would really like to give it a go.
And I did enjoy it. I really really did bloody enjoy it. As I said very different read for me, but really enjoyable. It was quite a fun read, with enough going on to keep you guessing and wanting to read on. At time's I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen, but I kept getting that wrong.
I have been joining in this month with the #NewAuthorForMe challenge, and I have found yet another author here that I would look forward to reading more books from.
Addicted is a book you could become addicted too while reading it, and following the lives of the 4 women each with their own addictions the title just seemed perfect for it.
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