Mini-Review: Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux
Monday July 21, 2014 at 3:00 am |

moonlightmasquerade-jdPublisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: January 22, 2013
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 385
Form: Paperback
Series: Edilean (8)
Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter

After being abruptly jilted, Sophie Kincid flees to the place her friend Kim Aldredge calls heaven on earth.  But Sophie’s first taste of Edilean is far from heavenly: after her car breaks down on a country road, she is nearly run over by a speeding sports car.  A small act of revenge brings some satisfaction, and word quickly spreads that a gorgeous newcomer gave the driver, the notoriously bitter Dr. Reede Aldredge, a dressing down!  But it isn’t the first time the fiery artist has gone too far for payback; a secret possession she carries with her could shatter her ex-boyfriend’s future.  Reede Aldredge has secrets, too, including a desire to get closer to the beauty who is turning his dark world upside down.  Under the night skies, their masquerade is magic-but will it turn to dust by the light of day?

my thoughts

I have to be honest and say this series is starting to grow stale and silly.  While I’m a HUGE fan of Devaraux’s work (especially her historicals), her last few contemporaries have kind of missed the mark for me.

Likes:

  • The overall story and romance was cool.
  • I still love the idea of small towns and big romance.

Dislikes:

  • Many circumstances were unrealistic.
  • How is EVERYONE in this town besides the newcomer so wealthy?
  • It was almost like some fairytale in the fact that whatever Sophie wanted or needed, no matter how costly, someone was there like some fairy godperson to provide it for her.
  • The residents seemed to be OVERLY manipulative and involved in her and Dr. Reede’s romance.
  • The whole robber scene just seemed to be thrown in there with no real outcome or consequences.  It did nothing to move the story further, and really could have been omitted.
  • The whole Zorro/costume party deal…please GAG me!  It was beyond cheesy.
  • The fact that her and her so called soul mate felt like they couldn’t talk to each other about what they really wanted, and both existed miserably for months was crazy.

Not one of Deveraux’s better works.  Though I stick with her because I love her, I would suggest any first time Deveraux readers to start with her earlier books.  They are light years better!

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4 Responses to “Mini-Review: Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux”

  1. When your dislike list is over double the size of your like one it’s a bad sign. Thanks for the honest review, I appreciate it!

  2. Sidne says:

    I believe you are correct, the author has written better books than this review. I read one and wish i could recall the title. Anyhow, good to see you back in the swing. TTYL. http;//sidnereading.blogspot.com

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