Review: Lovers and Liars by Nigel May

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Release date: June 16, 2016

Publisher: Bookouture

Genre: Chick Lit

Goodreads blurb: 

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 she blames him 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. 


Nigel May has been often compared to Jackie Collins, who I absolutely adored. Upon hearing these comparisons I knew that I had to immediately check out his work as I’ve been a fan of JC for years. I’m delighted to say that May fills up a part of the hole in my heart that appeared when the lovely Ms. Collins passed. 

This book is filled with a colorful cast of characters that are both fascinating and repelling. There are some who you loathe because they are absolutely vile, there are others that I adored for their strength, witty bitchiness and naughtiness. 

Sheridan Rivers is murdered right at the start of the book, then you go back to several months prior to his death. The man has no shortage of enemies as the reader soon discovers, and as his shocking misdeeds are revealed you can’t help but wonder how he managed to stay alive as long as he did.

Getting a glimpse inside the world of the fabulously wealthy is always so fun for me. Layered with exotic locales, sex, gossip, and glitz, this book takes you on one hell of a sexy ride. Every character has dirty little secrets hidden which adds intrigue and deceit to this spicy novel. 

This book is a perfect summer read as it is hip, current, racy and oh so entertaining. Grab a cocktail and head to the pool with a copy of Lovers and Liars for a light, breezy and devilishly naughty treat. 

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for my copy in exchange for an honest review. 

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