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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Masked by Moonlight by Nancy Gideon (Book Review)

Title: Masked by Moonlight
Author: Nancy Gideon
Publisher: Pocket Books

My synopsis/thoughts:  This story revolves around Charlotte Caissie, a New Orleans detective and Max Savoie, the right hand man of mob boss Jimmy Legere - the man Charlotte believes is responsible for her father's death.

Charlotte has always kept men at an arm's length - due to an assault that she suffered with her best friend Mary Kate when they were still in high school.  Mary Kate was an orphan living at St. Bart's and Charlotte spent much time there when her father went undercover or had to be gone nights as a police detective.  At seventeen they were snatched off the streets by some of Jimmy Legere's men and assaulted and raped to try to get information.  Charlotte would not break and stayed by Mary Kate's side.  She never knew who rescued them or how.  Mary Kate did though.

Max Savoie was the only one that Charlotte let get in her personal space.  Even though he was a suspected murderer who worked for Jimmy Legere, she always felt strangely comfortable and comforted in his presence.  Max was drawn to Charlotte in much the same way.  Max had been abandoned with his mother (who had been murdered) in the swamps.  Jimmy Legere had found him and taken him in.  He had raised him and given him love and shelter, despite what he was.  See, Max is a shapeshifter.  Not knowing how he became one, or if there are others, he has only Jimmy to answer to - and he is loyal to a fault.  Unfortunately this put Charlotte and Max on opposite sides of the law.  Then Jimmy gets killed and leaves his entire fortune and business to Max.  Will he be able to become the new mob boss and still claim the woman he loves?

I enjoyed reading this book - You could feel the attraction between Charlotte and Max, but it was not rushed or over the top.  Both characters were very strong and very loyal to their beliefs - with much internal struggle where their feelings for one another were concerned.  It was one of the quickest books that I have read lately as I did not want to put it down!  I can't wait for the second book in the series - Chased by Moonlight which is due out at the end of the month.

~I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review from Pocket Books.~

Masked by Moonlight
Publisher/Publication Date: Pocket Books, May 25, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4391-4963-8
375 pages

This tour was actually June 17th - here were some of the other participants:

The Book Lush: http://suchalush.blogspot.com/
The Bibliophilic Book Blog: http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/
Starting Fresh: http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/
Eclectic Book Lover: http://www.eclecticbooklover.com/
Book Junkie: http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/
Books, Books Everywhere: http://bookbookseverywhere.blogspot.com/
Rex Robot Reviews: http://www.rexrobotreviews.com/
What Book Is That?: http://whatbookisthat.blogspot.com/
Patricia’s Vampire Notes: http://patricias-vampire-notes.blogspot.com/
Books and Things: http://melissawatercolor.blogspot.com/
Beguile Thy Sorrow: http://beguilethysorrow.blogspot.com/
DK’s Everything Books Blog: http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/
Chrissy’s World of Books: http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/
Revenge of the Book Nerds: http://booknerdextraordinaire.blogspot.com/
A Musing Reviews: http://www.amusingreviews.blogspot.com/
I Heart Book Gossip: http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/
Star Shadow: http://www.starshadowblog.com/
A Journey of Books: http://ajourneyofbooks.halfzero.net/
Taking Time For Mommy: http://takingtimeformommy.blogspot.com/
My Five Monkeys: http://www.tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com/
Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/
Books Gardens & Dogs: http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/
Jeanne's Ramblings: http://www.jeannesramblings.com/
Pam’s Private Reflections: http://hip2bhomeschooling.blogspot.com/
My Guilty Pleasures: http://www.mgpblog.com/
Wendy’s Minding Spot: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/
Readaholic: http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/
Gnostalgia: http://gnostalgia.wordpress.com/
Cheryl’s Book Nook: http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Suesan Smith Blog: http://blog.stephaniesuesansmith.com/
The Fiction Enthusiast: http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/
A Room Without Books Is Empty: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/

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