Monday, January 16, 2012

Masquerade by Alexandra Christian

“What's your fantasy?”

Blythe McLachlan had the perfect life until the night he said those three little words that could make or break a relationship. When Blythe tells her husband about her fantasy of a hot menage, he's less than pleased. But when he drops her off at a mysterious masquerade ball, she finds that the boundaries of love can be crossed and rules are made to be broken.

Reviewer: Fashionta
This book is about a woman whose husband asked her what would be her ultimate fantasy. When her husband hears that her fantasy is to be with two men at the same time, he doesn't say much. About a week later, he is driving her somewhere and won't tell her where he is taking her. This makes her nervous. He drops her off at the end of a long gated driveway and tells her to get out of the car. She thinks that he is leaving her and begs him not to let her go. He just looks at her and tells her to get out.

She goes to the gates and slowly pushes open and walks up to the house. She's extremely nervous and uncomfortable, and when the woman answers the door and takes her up to one of the bedrooms and tells her to remove her clothes. The woman informs her that she can either remove her clothes or leave. So she removes her clothes and put on the costume she has been asked to wear. She finds a mask and binds her hair up and and follows the red carpet as she has been told to do.

At the bottom of the stairs, a man awaits and takes her into a ballroom and starts dancing with her. From there, her fantasy slowly unfolds. Needless to say, this book grabs you from the first page, and doesn't let you go. If I was to put myself in her shoes, I don't know if I could follow through. When reading this book, I felt like I was the one that had to make the decisions. The lovemaking scenes are very well thought out and sensual. The emotional upheaval that she experiences in the beginning of the book makes the character very believable. By the end of the book, you are cheering her on.

I would give this book 3.5 stars. The book is very well written and the characters are lovable. Even though it is a short story, it is well-rounded. The love the husband feels for the wife enables him to give her her fantasy and not destroy their relationship. So many times the love falls by the wayside and is forgotten in the everyday rush of life. She is very lucky with her husband loving her so much that he can be confident in giving her this fantasy and know that he will not lose her.

I do think that this book would have been better if we got to know the main characters a little bit better before she confides her fantasy to her husband. A little background into the relationship would have started out the book better in my opinion. But overall this was a very well written book, and I enjoyed reading it.

Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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