December 27, 2015 | by Alexis | Beneath This Mask

by Meghan March on September 29, 2014

Genres: Love & Romance

He loves me, and he doesn’t even know my real name.

The limelight that follows him could expose everything I’m hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can’t force myself to stay away.

I’m going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it.

Will we lose it all when I reveal what’s beneath this mask?

I’m not really sure why I never got the whole “Read Meghan March” memo…but I’m glad I picked up her book, Beneath This Mask a few days ago.  Her books are super-sexy, fast-paced, and written so flipping well.

Charlotte Agoston has exiled herself to New Orleans after her father, was incarcerated for “Bernie Madoff-type” dealings.  To keep a low profile she has completely altered her appearance, adding a bunch of tattoos, and a few piercings. She’s also changed her name to Charlie Stone and kept everyone at an arm’s length.  Well, that is until Simon walks into the tattoo parlor she works at. They are both immediately drawn to each other. Simon is everything she needs to stay away from. He is the son of a congressman, a decorated Army vet, and in the public eye.  Will he be able to break down Charlie’s walls and make his way into Charlotte’s heart?

I really liked both main characters. They were multi-dimensional and both dealing with their own troubles.   They both wanted to deal with their issues head-on so that they could ultimately be with each other.

Charlie is hiding from her past.  She works at a boutique and a tattoo parlor while keeping herself out of the limelight. The only important thing in her life is her hulking dog, Huck.  When she meets Simon, she tells him that she doesn’t want a relationship.   Unfortunately for her, that’s all that he does want.  Eventually he wiggles himself into her affections but she is still keeping her real identity a mystery.  Can he break down Charlie’s walls and grab a piece of Charlotte’s heart?

Simon is dealing with the aftermath of what happened while he was in the Army. In order to move forward and have a relationship, he needs to fix himself first.  I will say, Simon was beyond determined to have Charlie and would pretty much stop at nothing.  Oh…and how sexy is Simon. I don’t think I could ever get enough of the hot words that come out of his mouth!

These two shared such fantastic chemistry and their sexy scenes together were definitely HOT! Meghan knows how to write some seriously sexy scenes.

This was a great book about two people fighting their pasts to find their future.  I have already jumped into Con’s book and I can’t wait to get back to reading. This series is becoming super-addictive!!