After a long delay, I was finally able to sit down with Robert Fanshaw’s novel, ‘Shamless Ambition,’ a book that had lingered on my ‘to read’ list for far too long.
High-flying executive Caroline and barrister Robert have been married for three years, and the demands of work have left little time for their relationship. On a management development course in Spain, Caroline is tempted into indiscretions with some of her colleagues and is drawn into a seedy world of private parties for bankers and politicians; realising too late she has damaged her reputation and her marriage.
I began reading this book with no real idea about where it would lead me.
What seemed like a basic ‘sexual awakening’ story gathered momentum as I turned each (virtual) page until I found myself embroiled in a mild thriller crammed with skullduggery, political manipulation and covert espionage as the various players attempted to use sexual blackmail against each other in order to gain the upper hand.
In the middle of this whirlwind of high jinks and BDSM stands Caroline Fanshaw, an ambitious but naive young woman who has barely begun to realise her potent sexual powers.
Can she escape from the web of blackmail that is being spun all around her? As each new day and her blackmailing superiors leave her no choice but to explore her new-found sexuality, can she hang onto her high-flying career, or will she sink without trace into black-listed anonymity as Europe-wide consequences threaten the continent’s financial stability?
And will her husband ever forgive her?
I awarded Shameless Ambition five stars. I eagerly await the release of the sequel.
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