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?
4 out of 5 stars
Not sure why I haven’t read Meghan March before now. Will be reading more. <soapbox moment> The blurb on this book SUCKS and gives you no information on the story. But I read it anyway <stepping off soapbox>.
Charlie is on the run. Everyone assumes it’s because of a bad relationship. In a way that’s true. Turns out her dad is similar to Bernie Madoff – he has robbed people of millions, and people assume Charlie has something to do with it.
Charlie is now living in New Orleans and working at a tattoo parlor and a boutique. She’s adopted a giant dog named Huck and is living a low key life. Until Simon Duchesne walks in and turns her world upside down.
Simon is the son of a former congressman and comes from a wealthy family. The moment he sees Charlie, he’s smitten. Charlie knows she has to keep a low profile – she considers herself one of the most hated people in the country.
Simon attends parties and fundraisers with photo ops, and Charlie feels she needs to stay away. Problem is, she feels a pull toward Simon that she has never felt before.
Charlie was really mature for her 23 years. Given what she had been through, she would have no choice but to be. Her parents were really horrible characters. The best person in Charlie’s life was her housekeeper.
The last 20% of the book had me shaking my head a bit; I didn’t love the way it played out, mostly because it made little sense, but in the end, the book was still pretty good.
I loved Simon. He was a good guy, very stand up. He always looked out for Charlie, and took care of her. He was great!
Charlie’s boss, Constantine, who goes by Con, is the subject of the next book. I’m looking forward to his story.
This was a good book and I would recommend.