Book Review: Masquerade (Games #3) by Nyrae Dawn

A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.
Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.

Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.

Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . .

Release Date: January 7, 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed By: Kelli
Masquerade was such a great read!  It was everything that I love about the New Adult genre: an interesting plot, well-developed characters, a spicy love story, and great writing.  I've read the first two books in Dawn's Games series, but Masquerade was my favorite. 

I love it when series novels can stand alone, yet they still feature characters from previous installments in the series.  Dawn does that with this series, and does it well.  There's nothing more satisfying than getting a glimpse of your favorite characters from older books living out their happily ever afters.

I liked Masquerade from the very start.  Bee is a new character to the series, but I already knew Maddox.  He's a tough nut to crack and I knew that his story was going to be full of emotion and suspense.  And it was!  I loved every minute of it.

Bee and Maddox are both no-nonsense types and so their interactions were honest, often brutally honest.  Sometimes I cringed inwardly, for their feelings, which they kept hidden so well; but mostly I was happy that there were no games between the two of them.  I hate relationship drama and games and to have that omitted from a book is always a pleasure. 

Dawn excels at writing emotion and her characters are so real.  The love scenes were appropriate to the New Adult age range, and full of chemistry.  I loved this book and can't wait for the next installment in the Games series!


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