He loves me, and he doesn’t even know my real name.
The limelight that follows him could expose everything I’m hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can’t force myself to stay away.
I’m going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it.
Will we lose it all when I reveal what’s beneath this mask?
I grabbed this book a while ago when it was on a free promotion on Amazon, then forgot about it. I decided to pick it up, and devoured it in the space of 3-4 hours.
Following Charlotte (Charlie) Agoston running away from New York after her father is jailed for fraud and not wanting to be found guilty by association. A year later, she’s in hiding in New Orleans, her appearance altered and her name changed. Charlie Stone is a badass who fights for what she wants and loves the thrill of new ink. Her circle friends is small, but each of these friends loves her for her, and although they suspect she’s running, they take her at face value. Something she appreciates.
Then she meets Simon.
A bit of a society darling and media fodder, Simon Duschene is drawn to Charlie, and she’s drawn right back, but she knows she can’t get involved if she wants to remain in hiding. She’s pretty successful at fighting her growing feelings too, until Huck, her beloved dog, is badly injured, and the only person she thinks to call is Simon for help.
What follows isn’t much of a slow burn, but it also isn’t ‘in your face’, over the top instalove either. March weaves the mystery surrounding Charlie’s background and her present day relationships well.
I’ll certainly be checking out the others in the series.
Just as Charlie decides to prove she trusts Simon and tell him the truth, life throws her a curveball. That’s what this book does well. Fluff, steam, and just enough angst to keep your turning the pages.