REVIEW: “LOVE UNMASKED” by Elodie Parkes

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love unmasked
TITLE: Love Unmasked
AUTHOR: Elodie Parkes
PUBLISHER: Encompass Ink
GENRE: Contemporary
SERIES: At The Candy Apple Series n. 1
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 2.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 84  pages
RELEASE DATE: 20th June, 2016

 

BLURB: FHandsome Tom Wells sets lonely Scott Palmer’s heart racing as he watches Tom come and go from his apartment across the street. Scott longs to meet Tom, and when he scores a new job delivering goods for a local distributer, fate hands him the opportunity.
Tom works in a nightclub—the Candy Apple, and in the sultry environs, a masked stranger seduces Tom. The seeds of passion are sown, but just who has ignited Tom’s passion?
Scott’s longing to know Tom leads him to join the elite nightclub. On his first visit, the club holds a masquerade event.
Who is kissing who? Who’s under the black velvet mask?
An erotic MM romance, with a twist and HEA.

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lorraineHave you ever fallen in love with someone from afar, see them everyday, wanting them but knowing it’s never going to happen?  this is what Elodie Parkes delivered up in this very stylish storyline.

Scott Palmer is in love with a mystery man that lives opposite him.  He “spies” on him, he can’t help himself and longs for an opportunity to meet him.  He knows nothing about the man, not even if he’s gay? – sounding  a bit stalkerish? well not really….ok, maybe a little bit.  And that’s the route I thought the author was going to take, but I was wrong!

Scott decides to follow his “obsession” (you can see why I thought him a Stalker) and finds out that he works in a Club.  The Club is called Candy Apple and Tom (Scott’s obsession) is the Bar Manager.  It’s a private club and after a bit of on-line research, Scott applies for membership (still stalkerish though).  Of course this is a steamy love story, so both Scott and Tom meet, but as the Club is holding a Masquerade Ball, both are wearing masks, so Tom doesn’t see Scott’s face.  After a very sensuous and steamy encounter between them, Tom wants to see Scott again.  This of course causes problems for Scott.  He told a few little white lies to Tom, including his real name, but also horror of horrors, Tom knows that some “creepy guy” is watching him from across the road where he lives and the one thing Scott cannot let Tom find out, is that he is the “creepy guy”.  Will Scott be able to hold onto Tom when he finds out that is the creepy guy?  Read to find out yourselves.

Now I have to say that I’m really getting into Elodie Parkes easy, sexy style of writing, it really is quite addictive.  I’ve only read one other book of hers and this was so very different, which only highlights her creative talent.  What I liked about this book was that she didn’t overplay her hand, she kept it realistic, you could see how this change of events could of happened and the mess that little white lies can create, was very plausible, we try and get ourselves out of a hole but end up even deeper than before!  The Masquerade Ball’s mix up between men was again feasible (that jerk was exactly that….a jerk!).

The author gave us a bit of everything – stalkerish MC, insta-love, hot salacious sex scenes, a well thought out plot, a bit of angst and a masked and unmasked love story.  Thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what this author has up her writers sleeve next?

5 big fat stars from me.

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****I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book****

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