Scandalous by Tilly Bagshawe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the first of Tilly Bagshawe’s books that I read. I liked the fact that it is fast moving and there is something to look forward to on almost every page.
The central characters of the story are Theo Dexter, Sasha Miller and Theo’s wife Theresa. Theo is a great looking professor with a magnetic personality. It is easy for students to fall for Theo’s charms – and Sasha soon becomes a victim as well. Sasha is a brilliant student, and discusses new physics theories with Theo, who steals her work and becomes famous. Sasha leaves the college in disgrace with no one to support her – but later builds her life. Theo is soon a media celebrity and is divorced from Theresa after yet another affair. A broken Theresa moves back to UK, and rebuilds her life as a professor of literature again.
While, Sasha & Theresa both manage to build fairly successful careers, their past with Theo continues to haunt them. In an unlikely twist towards the end they meet, and become friends, with the aim of seeking justice for what they went through with Theo.
The book is very readable – and the characters are well formed. The new relationships Sasha & Theresa build later however do not come across as very natural. Overall, a good light read.
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