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Friday, October 9, 2009

Masquerade by LaVerne Thompson

Masquerade by LaVerne Thompson
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (132 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

What will Caine do when he finds out his mystery woman and his business associate are one and the same, and she's played him for a fool?

Caine Hayden is attracted to the masked mystery woman, at the masquerade ball, the moment he lays eyes on her. They spend one incredible night together, and in the morning she disappears. He has no intention of it being just one night and vows to find her. But he's got a business meeting to attend and has to return home. Except when he meets the woman who designed his airplane he can't take his eyes off her. Twice in less than fifteen hours he has extraordinarily strong physical and emotional reactions to two different women, or so he thinks.

Sydney Reese designs planes, and her career scares off most men. Sleeping with a masked stranger seems to pose little risk, it would only be for one night and she'd never see him again. It is why she insists they keep their masks on from the party, until the lights go off. Sneaking out on him in the early hours of the morning to insure he won't know who she is, keeps her identify and his anonymous. The last thing she wants or needs is a relationship, with someone who can't accept her as she is. But what if?

Can Sydney pull off her mask and allow the man she loves to see her for who she really is?

Some days days start with a fizz and end with a bang. That's what happened to Sydney on her thirtieth birthday. And what a bang! Not tall, dark and handsome, but blond, built and hunky.

Ms. Thompson's heroine is super clever and capable, beautiful and sassy. For all that she has limits and on her birthday, those limits disappeared.

Caine, Ms. Thompson's hero, is tall but not built of stilts. He's independent, and knows what he wants...most of the time. So when his instant attraction to a masked beauty sees him breaking every rule in his book, he knows he's in trouble.

Subterfuge and fear create hurdles that Sydney and Caine have to overcome before they find their HEA.

If you are in the mood for distraction and satisfaction then you'll enjoy this sensual read.