Saturday, December 15, 2012

Unmasking Maya by Libby Mercer

Reviewed by Charlotte

Authors Description:

Defamed, Disgraced and Displaced...
Fresh from a career-killing scandal, New York fashion girl, Maya Kirkwood, arrives in San Francisco to reinvent herself as a fine artist. She's offered the opportunity to create an installation at the Silicon Valley headquarters of a hot new tech company. Fabulous, right?
Not so much.
She can't stand Derek Whitley - wunderkind software genius and CEO of the company. Hot as he may be on the outside, inside the man is a cold, unemotional, robotic type. Way too left-brained for her right-brained self.
As Maya and Derek get to know each other, however, their facades begin to crack. She catches her first glimpse of the man behind the superhuman tech prodigy, and he starts to see her as the woman she used to be. But is this a good thing? Once that last secret is revealed, will it bring them closer together or will it tear them apart?

My Review:

Maya was an amazingly strong character.  The face that she moved across the country to rebuild her life made her a hero to me.  Many women in her position would have taken the defeat and let it run them down but not Maya.   I loved that she became a successful artist on the opposite side of the country.

I was a little confused about bringing Maya’s dad into the story.  The fact that is was what pulled Derek and Maya together was great, but I wish that part of the story would have been more developed.  I want to know if they meet again, did she come to forgive him, is she still living with his shadow over her?

Derek was my favorite character.  I love that he was standoffish and maybe a little rude at the first meeting of Maya.  He was understanding when he found out that she was not Sarah, as first introduced, but Maya.  And most importantly he supported and protected Maya when her dad showed up at the party where her big art project was being unveiled.  When he didn’t let her just walk out of California into the Midwest, he won me over as one of the true good guys.

I enjoyed Masking Maya.  I was honored that the author asked me to read her story.  I will be telling all my friends and family to check out the story.

Buy Unmasking Maya by Libbie Mercer

1 comment:

  1. I love stories with strong leading ladies! Thanks for the review. :)