Sunday, November 23

Review: Beneath This Mask by Meghan March

Title: Beneath This Mask
By: Meghan March
Series: Beneath #1
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
BookWhisperer Rating:

My name is Charlotte Agoston, and I’m a runner. Not the ‘let’s go for a jog and slap a 26.2 sticker on your bumper’ kind of runner; I’m the kind of runner who takes off when her father is staring down the barrel of a guilty verdict that carries a 175-year sentence for perpetrating the largest fraud in the history of the world. That’s right. Bernie Madoff was an amateur compared to Alistair Agoston.

Faced with living under a cloud of suspicion and constant questioning by the FBI, I ran. I’m making a new life in New Orleans as Charlie Stone. I traded my future in New York high finance for tattoos, booze, a few friends who don’t ask questions, and one giant mutt named Huckleberry Finn. Everything is simple and uncomplicated until Simon Duchesne—former hotshot Navy fighter pilot, NOLA’s favorite son, city councilman, and rumored congressional hopeful—walks into my life.

The flashing cameras he attracts threaten to expose everything I’m hiding, but I can’t seem to stay away. Why are the most dangerous ideas always the most seductive?

In trying to get lost, I found myself. And then I found Simon. He loves me, and he doesn’t even know my real name. I’m going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it. This is our story.

Will we be strong enough to face the consequences of revealing what’s beneath this mask?

Charlotte is in the middle of her worst nightmare, and that is exactly where Beneath This Mask takes off. Everything in her life has been a lie, and now she must find a way to start new. New comes in the form of a couple jobs, a new identity, and several permanent tattoos in New Orleans. A city that always offer the hustle and bustle seemed like the perfect hide away, and a chance to effectively disappear. Only when Charlie meets Simon the only things she seems to want to do would be the one thing that will give away her location. I love the story of Simon's Family this adds a perfect dynamic of a safe and non judgmental zone. Even with the occasional commentary from Simon's Father, with his own history it is obvious that this will be a losing battle for him to see through. I loved the perception of the Orleans lifestyle, and the easy going life that is portrayed here. This was a story about a young woman determination to make things right enlight of her Father sad mistakes; and somewhere in the middle discover herself, and a chance at love.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~ 

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