Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Masquerade Marriage by Anne Greene ~ review

Brenda has swapped blogs for the day with Joy at Edgy Inspirational Romance. While she is over there reviewing a great inspirational read, Joy is here reviewing Masquerade Marriage by Anne Greene.

I did not intend to commit my entire Sunday to this book (after all, it's Nano month and I'm supposed to be writing). But when I picked up  Masquerade Marriage  this morning, the first chapter hooked me and the following pages propelled me toward the end!

Anne Greene crafted two irresistible characters (one of which was a hunky highlander), threw them into a heap of danger, and ratcheted up the tension with each passing chapter. The romance in this novel is pitch perfect and though it's based on a marriage of convenience, I didn't find the storyline predictable at all.
In fact, my stomach was clenched right up until the last page wondering if Brody and Megan were actually going to get their happily ever after. I won't tell you if they did or not, you'll just have to read it to find out. :P
If I could change one thing about this book, I would choose something that has nothing to do with the writing. I wish that the cover more accurately portrayed what a compelling story this is. Even for e-books, covers are what catch my attention first and I think this one was just a little too dark to do justice to such a fantastic story.
Want more info? Here's the publisher's blurb:

                                                A SECRET LIST

To protect his loved ones and escape the dark fate of his brothers, a noted warrior abandons his identity. Hiding from relentless soldiers who want him dead, Brody MacCaulay vows to protect the woman he loves more than life, more than freedom, more than Scotland. But his presence throws her into danger.

                                                A VOW HONORED

To escape an arranged marriage to an abusive noble, a Lowland Lady weds a stranger to save his life. But vows spoken do not make a marriage, especially when Megan MacMurry holds a different love inside her heart.

                                               A SACRIFICE MADE

Outlawed, and with a price on his head, Brody condemns himself to a life of heartbreak without Megan. Wanting her desperately, knowing he can't have her, he heads alone to certain death...

My rating:


           A bit about Joy at Edgy Inspirational Romance
Joy Tamsin David is a wife, mother, and Jesus lover. She is also a pre-published writer and a slightly obsessed book blogger. When she's not hanging out with her husband and sons, she reads and writes romance. It gives her a daily dose of girl in a house full of men.
You can get girlie with her at her blog,Edgy Inspirational Romance.



  1. WOW!! Awesome review! Thanks, Joy, more to my mountain of TBRs. Ugh! I need to stop reading your blogs - you & Brenda always do this to me!!!

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  3. Thanks so much Joy for switching blogs with me, it was such fun :).

  4. Gina, thanks for dropping by, I know what you mean, I am headed over to Amazon.com to purchase Masquerade Marriage, another must read!

  5. I am so thrilled that I could get someone to try this book. It hasn't gotten enough attention by book bloggers so I'd love it if one of my friends tried it too.

    Thanks so much for swapping with me Brenda!

  6. nothing wrong with spending a whole day reading :)

    By the way, I finished the Devil Wears Plaid, it was really cute!! Now I just need to find time to post my review of it :) Thanks again for passing it along!!


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