Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review of An Oxford Revenge. This is a brilliant romantic suspense by Faith Martin writing as Maxine Barry.
An Oxford Scandal by Maxine Barry
Author – Maxine Barry
Publisher – Joffe Books romantic suspense and thrillers
Genre – Romantic Suspense
Publication Date – 14th July 2020
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AN UTTERLY GRIPPING PAGE-TURNER FULL OF SUSPENSE AND ROMANCE
Faith Martin is the author of the beloved Hillary Greene series. Her books have sold over 2 million copies. Now discover her writing as Maxine Barry.
Please note this book was first published as MELTING THE ICEMAN.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO AVOID A SCANDAL?
American heiress Laurel Van Gilder has arrived in Oxford to present a prestigious award. Laurel rents a bicycle and crashes into a car belonging to Professor Gideon Welles. Knocked unconscious, she is taken to hospital and wakes the next day, Gideon having stayed by her side all night. Bickering and sniping at each other over whose fault it was, they are relieved to see the back of each other, but there is a spark Laurel can’t ignore.
Days later, at the gala to present the award, guess who is the winner?
SCANDALOUS LOVE AND MYSTERIOUS ATTRACTION
That evening, a precious heirloom, belonging to Laurel’s family and being given to the award-winner, is stolen. Despite their caustic relations up to now, Laurel turns to Gideon for assistance. Although he’s infuriating, she’s actually rather besotted with him.
Can they solve the mystery without involving the police and avoid bringing scandal to the college?
WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT TWO-MILLION-SELLING FAITH MARTIN WRITING AS MAXINE BARRY
“I’ve read a lot of novels by Faith Martin and always thoroughly enjoyed them, this novel is different but just as gripping and you really become invested in the characters and their lives and can’t wait to see how it all works out. Brilliant.” Barbara
“Perfect romance and mystery!” M. Adlington
“A great read and a fast paced romantic adventure.” Laura T.
“An enjoyable book. Romance with a little intrigue too.” Alexandra
“Totally loved it.” Yona
“When you reach the end you will wish there was still more.” Reader
MAXINE BARRY GREAT READS
Book 1: THE LYING GAME
Book 2: AN OXFORD REVENGE
Book 3: AN OXFORD SCANDAL
Book 4: AN OXFORD ENEMY
Laurel is still mourning the death of her dad and trying to get to grips with the new responsibilities resulting from it and has travelled from America to Oxford in England to present an award at Oxford university. She has bought a bicycle to tour the area and do some sightseeing when she crashes into Gideon’s car.
From there it is a bumpy road for the pair as they try hard to hate each other while at the same time ignoring the chemistry between them. Then during the presentation ceremony the valuable chalice goes missing. The thief has to be someone at the ceremony but who and how?
This is a romantic suspense in the true nature of the genre there is the amateur investigation to provide intrigue and the love-hate relationship to provide romance and the suspense of will they wont they.
Character wise the author makes a good job of describing the characters to the reader and we learn more about them as the book progresses.
This is an easy read with an enjoyable story is there a happy ending? You will have to read it to find out.
Many thanks to Joffe Books for the advance copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not biased in any way.
Faith Martin author bio
Faith Martin was born in Oxford, and has spent all her life within twenty miles of the university city, even working at Somerville College for five years before turning to writing full-time. The author of the popular DI Hillary Greene novels, she also writes more classic-style ‘whodunits’ under the pen name Joyce Cato, but began her writing career as Maxine Barry, winning an award for penning romance novels! A popular writer for over 25 years, she has had nearly 50 novels published so far. Her hobbies include walking her now ageing dog, wildlife-watching, reading and (reluctantly) gardening.