Masquerade (Andalucian Nights #2) by Hannah Fielding
Details: Paperback, 442 pages
Publication: August 6th 2015 by London Wall
Source: I got it for review from the author.
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 4 Stars
Summary: From the award-winning author of The Echoes of Love. Love, mystery and desire under the scorching Spanish sun.
A young writer becomes entangled in an illicit gypsy love affair, pulling her into a world of secrets, deception and dark desire.
Summer, 1976. Luz de Rueda returns to her beloved Spain and takes a job as the biographer of a famous artist. On her first day back in Cádiz, she encounters a bewitching, passionate young gypsy, Leandro, who immediately captures her heart, even though relationships with his kind are taboo. Haunted by this forbidden love, she meets her new employer, the sophisticated Andrés de Calderón. Reserved yet darkly compelling, he is totally different to Leandro but almost the gypsy’s double. Both men stir unfamiliar and exciting feelings in Luz, although mystery and danger surround them in ways she has still to discover.
Luz must decide what she truly desires as glistening Cádiz, with its enigmatic moon and whispering turquoise shores, seeps back into her blood. Why is she so drawn to the wild and magical sea gypsies? What is behind the old fortune-teller’s sinister warnings about ‘Gemini’? Through this maze of secrets and lies, will Luz finally find her happiness… or her ruin?
Masquerade is a story of forbidden love, truth and trust. Are appearances always deceptive?
Review: Earlier this year I read and reviewed Indiscretion and I enjoyed it. So when the author asked me if I would like to review Masquerade, I jumped on it. I am so glad I did. This book was even better than the first one.
While reading Indiscretion I kept getting frustrated with the characters. Luckily that didn’t happen this time around. I really liked Luz. I even enjoyed it whenever Alexandra and Salvador popped up every once and awhile. The story was amazing too. I hated putting this book down. I just didn’t want to stop reading. However, I have been in a huge reading slump lately and I’m only just coming out of it. So it took me longer to get through this book then it normally would have. If it wasn’t for the reading slump, I would have read this in a couple of days.
I think the only reason I didn’t love it and give it five stars was the fact that I knew what was going to happen. I guessed everything early on. It obviously didn’t ruin it for me since I gave it four stars. I still really enjoyed it. I just wish I hadn’t figured it all out.
Overall it was a great read and I can’t wait to read more by Hannah Fielding. If you love romance and you haven’t checked out this trilogy, you should. These are some good books. 😉