The bit on the back…
One night to forget the rules…
Noelle Olsen is braced for another bad blind date — until a sexy stranger sweeps her off her feet and tempts her on a wild midnight tour of New York City.
Ash Callahan doesn’t lose control. He’s built an empire on cool logic and sense — until a chance encounter with Noelle brings out the reckless streak he never knew he had.
One night. Two unlikely hearts. No holding back. As the night unfolds, Ash and Noelle discover new passion and adventure, but can their moment of connection last until the morning light?
I downloaded this on a bit of a shopping spree but it was free at the time of purchase so that’s why I thought why not? I’ve read one book by Melody Grace before called First Position, you can read my review here, but I didn’t click that it was the same author until I had finished Unmasked.
This is the prelude to the last book in Melody’s Beachwood Bay series featuring the Callahan brothers. I’ve never read any of the books in the series but going on this little snippet I would probably think about giving them a go. It sounds like a similar series to Crista McHugh’s Kelly brothers series.
The story is super short so you don’t really get to know the characters in any depth. One thing you do learn about both characters is that they both have done things because it’s been the right thing or because it’s been what’s expected of them. The masked ball that the characters are in the process of attending give both the characters and the story a feeling of being free, being someone new and being unburdened by everyday life for a short time. There is an exciting chemistry between the characters. It’s an instant spark that is prominent from the beginning of their time together.
The story leaves you on a cliffhanger setting you up for the start of the full novel however it could be enjoyed as a novella on its own, out with the series.