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Review: Red For Revenge, Fanny Blake

January 4, 2016

Red For Revenge, written by Fanny Blake, is not the type of book I would usually pick up in a shop to read, or probably even notice. However, In a bid to boost my ‘books I have read this year’ list on my Good Reads 2015 challenge, I thought a short and sweet book from the “Quick Reads 2015” list would be perfect. For a genre of book I’d usually ignore, I was pleasantly surprised!

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This year, I took part in the Good Reads 2015 challenge and set myself the task of reading 30 books in 2015. Red For Revenge was a bit of a last minute purchase towards the end of the year as I desperately tried to make myself feel better about my abysmal book count.

Although it’s not my usual genre, I found myself in a nice hot bubble bath reading a very casual, light and upbeat story that required minimal effort or brain power. That might not sound very appealing to some, but for a busy mum, it provided with me the perfect escape – and after all, isn’t that the purpose of books?

The story is fairly straight forward: Maggie has been married to her husband Phil for 25 years and the spark has died. During a visit to a new beauty salon she received a voucher from her husband for, she meets a woman named Carla. Carla is a widow and the two women hit it off immediately. Unfortunately, as conversation progresses, the two women come to the realisation that they’re both with the same man – Maggie’s husband, Phil.

This short story chronicles the tale of a very unlikely, but extremely supportive and positive friendship, some good old fashioned revenge and the blossoming transformation of an almost defeated woman.

I would recommend Red For Revenge to any woman who’s looking for a quick, relaxing read. It’s perfect for hot summer days and would make an excellent addition to the holiday reading list. At only £1, you can’t really go too far wrong! This is the first book by Fanny Blake that I’ve read, but I’d be interested in picking up a few of her others as I liked the laid back, casual writing style.


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  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    January 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve just finished reading The Other Boy! I’ll be reviewing it next month. 🙂 I really liked it, glad you’re enjoying it too. xx

  • Esmeralda

    January 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Easy read for busy mum, sounds perfect!!! Your boy is gorgeous btw.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 He’s a little joy to have around. Exactly, the perfect book to soak in the bath with! Xx

  • Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    January 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I love light reads like this sometimes, it’s just nice to relax and not have to think too much! 🙂 #readwithme
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Exactly, I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much. It’s so nice to just switch off sometimes! Xx

  • Catherine @ Story Snug

    January 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Sometimes you get a nice surprise when you pick up a book that you wouldn’t normally read. The hot bubble bath combination sounds perfect 🙂

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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Oh definitely! Sometimes it can lead nowhere, but other times it opens up a whole new world! Xx

  • chantellehazelden

    January 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I like a good short story sometimes to give myself a break, even better only being a £1. Thanks so much for sharing with #ReadWithMe
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 4, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      It’s nice to give yourself a break every now and then. A short story like this is perfect to just kick back and lose yourself in for a few hours. Thanks so much for hosting xx

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