Book Review: Masquerade by Janette Rallison

18515910Title: Masquerade

Author: Janette Rallison

Publisher: ebook/Mirror Press

Release Date: Nov. 20, 2012/Feb. 2, 2014


Part of the Romance through the Ages box set

Book Summary:

When Clarissa takes a much needed job under slightly false pretenses, she doesn’t think it will be such a big deal. She may have told her movie-star boss that she was married but that shouldn’t matter. After all, she doesn’t want anything to do with men for a long, long time. 

It’s hard for a woman to keep up the masquerade when her boss is as handsome as Slade Jacobson and the job takes her to Hawaii with him. In between handling his whirlwind four-year-old daughter and dealing with a whole cast of Hollywood personalities, Clarissa has to keep a tight hold on her heart.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved the main characters. I felt like they were easy to relate to and the kids were cute. And the book made me laugh. It was a fun read.
 I think a big part of what I didn’t like was the theme of infidelity. While it was portrayed as something bad, I still didn’t like how pervasive a theme it was. I do think the Hollywood atmosphere was portrayed in a tactful way, keeping it clean (at least for an older audience).
Overall, it’s a good book. 
Rating: 3.5 stars – Good Book
Content: some sensuality, mentions of promiscuity and infidelity, social drinking
Source: purchased as part of the Romance through the Ages box set
This book can be purchased from Amazon. Or it can be purchased with 6 other books as part of the  Romance through the Ages box set from Barnes & Noble and Amazon