October 26, 2014

ARC Review: Masquerade by Georgia Le Carre



Love is deceptive...


Fiery Billie Black thought she knew all she needed to know about her own sexuality, but that was before one night of animalistic passion with the ultra gorgeous and mysterious Jaron Rose. Tall, blond, charming and wealthy, he is the epitome of an Alpha male.

The morning after he promises he will call, but he doesn't.

Just as Billie finally frees herself from the memories of that night, Jaron arrives on the scene again. Suddenly, all the feelings that burned so intensely are reignited and she finds herself becoming quickly entangled with her enigmatic lover. The passion is incredible, unforgettable, unbelievable, but Jaron Rose is not all that he seems—he wears more than one disguise and he is hiding a big secret.

Billie is about to find out what it is…


Stand-alone sequel to the Billionaire Banker series. Billie is Lana's friend. 






MY REVIEW


Masquerade by Georgia Le Carre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 I love it, I love it, I love it STARS



”Who the hell are you?” I mouth.His eyes. His eyes. They are impossible to read. “No one. It’s all a game, Billie. Just a game. I’m no one. I just want you. Be mine tonight.”


My very first book by Georgia Le Carre and it kicked some major ass. Just how I like it. Masquerade was such a gloriously fun read and I've been grinning from ear to ear ever since I started. The story follows Billie and Jaron, two very different people, who find themselves on a passionate, thrilling and fast paced ride; with lots of scorching hot sex, a little adventure and secrets.


First things first, this is a sequel to her Billionaire Banker series, but can be read as a standalone and I should know, since I haven't read the series yet...a circumstance that will be revised in the near future. Whooop Whooop...

So, Billie Black...she is Lana's best friend, who is apparently the heroin in Banker Series, but Masquerade gives enough background information to make sense of everything, but I still believe it is little enough so that the experienced reader doesn't get annoyed by the exposition.

”I am a jigsaw that even I do not know.”

Anyway...I was going to tell you about Billie. She is a very strong and independent 22 years old woman. She drinks way too much, she loves to eat jars of jam for breakfast and she has teal hair.
Billie is also a lesbian. Or so she thought. The sexual orientation thing gets a bit cloudy the night she meets Jaron. I will not lie; she is as high as a kite that faithful night and her judgment might have been somewhat impaired but she goes home with the mysterious stranger and has some wild animal sex.

Problem is, Mr. Too-Hot-For-His-Pants doesn't call afterwards. Yeah, fuck you very much. After a while she moves on and tries to forget....until *drum roll* they meet again. And that is exactly where the books starts.


What can I say about Jaron Rose?

”I’m thirty-two, but people like me, we’re like meteorites. We don’t last. We are bright, really bright, we can light up the sky with our fire, but we burn out and hurt the people around us. But I’m not going to harm you. I’m going to be gone long before I do that to you.”


He has a superior taste in music. Didn't expect that, did you? Hihi...I like to keep you guys on your toes. Anyway...the man is a mystery and if you follow my reviews you know that I live for that kind of shit.

Jaron is such an enigma; you can't help but be intrigued by him. And so is Billie, btw. There really is no escaping this man. He is an adrenaline junky, who appears to be well off and did I mention that he plays the hot and cold game like a pro?! Well, there you have it. He takes what he wants and I mean that literally...you’ll see. *wink wink*But then again, he disappears on our girl, without an explanation, not to mention that he re-appears six months later and doesn’t explain himself either. Curious. Also, whiplash inducing behaviour if you ask me. Oh, and he has a girlfriend...just to drive that point home.

But on a more uplifting note...he is one naughty boy, without shame or restraint and you know I love that.

So, after 'Mr. Pecs, Abs and Bulging Biceps' shows up again more hot as hell animalistic sex ensues and in the aftermath a lot of intrigue and secrets have to be dealt with. But...

”Don’t go making any wedding plans yet,” I say dryly. ”The sex is out of this world fantastic and everything, but there’s something not quite right about it all.”


...go read and find out more. Duh... A little hint...the big secret, and there definitely is one, is brilliant. Haven't seen anything like it before...I think. And I wanted to high five the author when I first read it. Very well done, didn't see that one coming.

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Just one more thing. The writing is exquisite, and maybe I'm just a bit overwhelmed by good writing because of the trash I read before this one, but I really loved the writing and the characters and the witty banter and the mystery and the secrets and I'm happy...can you tell?

**ARC very kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

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Soooooo this was me when I got the ARC and I have to say the mood never changed. Pretty awesome stuff. ;D

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