Melanie Unmasked is a continuation of Wizard’s Moon. Melanie works as an accountant for her step-sister at one of the West Coast’s premiere spas. Her sister sends her out to do some shopping in anticipation of a club opening. Melanie has no intention of using her sister’s credit card. She stops for lunch and reads a book called “Wizard’s Heart” which tells the story of Honor Karn, who is the son of True Karn and Alissa.
Melanie enjoys the story so much, she takes whatever opportunity she can to read the book. She finds herself in a coffee shop, enjoying her book and a piece of chocolate cake to die for when she meets a stranger. Melanie, unable to believe that a man could be interested in her, doesn’t trust him. He bets that they will find each other again. Will Melanie attend the Club opening with her sister? Will she find that fate does exist or is it only in books such as “Wizard’s Heart”?
I give this book 5 tombstones. A well written story. Melanie was easy to identify with as a main character. I enjoyed how Ms. Bardsley told a story within a story as well. The sex scenes were steamy and exciting and I enjoyed reading them. It is guaranteed to hold the readers interest from the first page. I haven’t found a story of Michele Bardsley’s that has been disappointing yet. If you enjoyed Wizard’s Moon by Michele Bardsley, you’ll enjoy Melanie Unmasked. And its a fairly easy and quick read at 79 pages. So I definitely would say, add these books to your reading list!
Book Excerpt: “Melanie Trident is an accountant for Viva Venus, her step-sister’s über successful day spa. Mel is used to being the plain one, especially when compared to her gorgeous blonde sibling. That’s probably why she keeps reading her favorite romance novel, Wizard’s Heart. At least then she can pretend she’s the heroine of her own story.
Her sis insists she attends a masked ball to celebrate the opening of Club Mirage; Mel reluctantly agrees and hits the shopping district. She discovers an unusual store called Madam Periwinkle’s Erotic Delights. It has every naughty thing a girl needs to entertain herself and a bevy of lovers. Yet, Melanie is drawn to the golden Mask of Aphrodite. The unusual proprietor has it wrapped and boxed before Mel decides she even wants it.
As if that’s not weird enough, she meets a gorgeous stranger in a coffee shop. Nic Chival’s interest in her is both surprising and intriguing, but Melanie doesn’t trust easily. However, she doesn’t count on Madam Periwinkle or the special qualities of her merchandise. The magic of the mask opens up a whole new world… and Melanie has to decide if she wants to risk everything for the heart of a man who already loves her.”
- e-book, digital format
- Publisher: Changeling Press
- Book Length: Novella
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1-59596-930-9
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