MASQUERADE by Nyrae Dawn

Posted: January 17, 2014 by BA Dillon in BOYS are just BETTER in BOOKS (Romance and Indie Authors)

MASQUERADE by Nyrae DawnSTOLE MY HEART!!

heartheartheartheartheart

There is no other way to start this review than … this one TOPS the first two (in the series) by a mile! Never have I been so taken by a pair of characters – this is TRULY a character driven book. Normally my reviews comment on supporting characters – but this story needed only a few. I just craved more and more of Bee and Maddox. Bee Malone has a story – but she never wants to share it. She’s new in town, ready for her fresh start with her own tattoo parlor “Masquerade.” She’s a straight talker who doesn’t want to be rescued, and keeps everyone at arm’s length. We first met Maddox in Façade, as Laney’s guilt-ridden, angry, hunky brother. Maddox seems to have lost everything, but his passion for art still exists. Wanting a fresh start as a tattoo artist, Maddox shows up at Bee’s new parlor looking to intern. Bee’s not sure she’s willing to take on a ‘Scratch.’ Bee and Maddox are consistently drawn to one another, but there’s no insta-love here. This relationship takes chapters to develop. The secondary cast is full of the folks we already love: Colt and Cheyenne, as well as Laney and Adrian. The gut-wrenching dialogue is full of surprises, and we can easily see where everyone is coming from thanks to alternating POVs. I absolutely love how all of Dawn’s characters are full of flaws, but are still so easy to love and root for! The final stand-off between Maddox and Adrian still has me reeling. This is some of the finest writing I’ve seen lately! Nyrae Dawn has hit a home-run with the Maddox and Bee love-story. Compelling … that’s the only way to describe this beautiful love story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s