Campbell’s third novel sizzles with sex, deception, abuse, love and hate. The contrast between Robin and Monica’s backstories makes their eventual bond as strippers more interesting. Choosing a scandalous lifestyle proves to be a gamble when betting on true love and your life. Scandals is fast paced and keeps you riveted to the action until the very end; a definite must-read.
Robin is the top stripper at Scandalous. Her physically abusive ex-boyfriend stalks her at the club, refusing to let her go. Monica has two girls and a wealthy ex-husband who refuses to give her enough money to make ends meet. Desperate, she becomes a dancer at Scandalous, where she is jealous of Robin’s success. When Robin’s estranged sister is framed for murder, Robin’s hatred is tested. Then when Monica is blackmailed, her unlikely ally is Robin. Faced with danger they discover they have a lot in common. In the meantime, Robin takes in her nephew, Kyle. And when Kyle’s hot “big brother” Lance shows up to babysit, Robin’s heart opens wide enough for a happily ever after. (DAFINA, Apr., 304 pp., $14.00)