Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn

By: Nyrae Dawn
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Series: The Game Series #3

A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.

Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.

Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . .

This series has not disappointed me yet.  There is something special about these characters and the way they find each other. The connections they all have with one another without even knowing it, really it’s like they are finally finding their other half and it’s a beautiful thing to experience.  I couldn’t put this book down until it was completed.  It had me thinking before during and after about this book and that’s what I love most about it.  Something that makes you think about it, something that is memorable because really how can people be so unbelievably broken but still push through it.  It was just really an amazing read and Nyrae Dawn is an amazing writer.

We met “Bee” as she’s just opening her tattoo shop up, the blond headed tattooed girl who seems to have a tough outer appearance, someone who doesn’t take bullshit and tells it how it is, but this is all a Masquerade (it’s the name of her shop and how she really is).  I love how the titles fit so perfectly with each of the characters in this series.  So she just happens by chance to meet Maddox when she’s out one night, and them being adults they go and do adult things, at least for one night.  At least that’s what it was supposed to be.  But in comes Maddox with the urge to learn tattooing and guess whose shop he goes into.  That’s right, Bee’s.

We go through their back and forth struggle with wanting one another but knowing that neither one of them does the whole steady thing.  It’s exciting to see two people so meant for each other struggle with the fear of actually caving in and giving this whole new experience a shot.  There are bits and pieces with the main characters from the other books in this series; after all they are all interrelated in one way or another.  That is what makes them such a tight knit group.  Laney plays a big part in trying to play matchmaker, but even still Maddox continues to fight it.

There are some important things that happen in this book, more revelations that happen between the five of them and then the newcomer Bee’s revelations are made to Maddox.  It’s all very crazy and wild and still very much oddly real.  Because even though some of the things are crazy and you wonder how so much bad stuff can happen to so many people who know each other, still it’s interesting to see how they all gravitate to one another because of their past and their brokenness. 

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the book.  Love the series and think each book brings their own to the table and none of them have been disappointing as of yet.  Nyrae Dawn is a great writer and I’ve always enjoyed her books and her collaborations with other authors as well.  The cover is really great too because yummy for that guy on there.  Seriously! Definitely a must read for all who love new adult books and just a good book in general.  It was a quick and easy read that will have you hooked from the very beginning.

I received this book from NetGalley and Disney Book Group, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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