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 . . .
Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn is the third book in Nyrae Dawn's Games series. I had really enjoyed the first book Charade and the second book Facade was okay for me. Masquerade falls somewhere in between. It was better than Facade but not as good as Charade. I liked Masquerade.
We'd met Maddox as Laney's brother in the previous book. Maddox has a really horrible past and he has been taking care of his sister and mother since his father went to jail. I'm not sure what to feel about Maddox. He was quiet and aloof most of the times not willing to show what he feels. I understood what happened by the end of the book but I can't say I loved him.
Then there's Bee. Bee has come to town to open up her tattoo parlor. She has an equally horrible past which has left her feeling unsure of who she really is. Now, Bee I really liked. She said what was on her mind even if it came off as bitchy. She was stubborn yet strong and determined. It was good to see her push herself and Maddox.
Bee and Maddox's relationship starts off as a completely physical one. They are attracted to each other but they do get on each other's nerves as well. I liked how both Maddox and Bee were slow to trust each other. They understand each other better than they think they do. I liked that.
We also get to see a lot of Adrian, Laney, Colt and Cheyenne. Those were the best parts for me. After seeing them struggle so much it was good to see them being strong for each other. There were times when I felt Maddox and Bee got a bit too philosophical with life as it did not go with the new adult vibe but still it was a good book. Overall, I liked Masquerade.
*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author/publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.