He loves me, and he doesn’t even know my real name.
The limelight that follows him could expose everything I’m hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can’t force myself to stay away.
I’m going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it.
Will we lose it all when I reveal what’s beneath this mask?
Published September 29th 2014 by Meghan March LLC
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.09 Stars
I liked that it began at the moment of why she ran. It did not keep you in the dark about her past like other books that might give hints throughout and reveal the bombshell to the audience at the same time as her man. The twist of her hiding was unique to others I've read, but the author didn't intertwine it into the story as much as I was hoping. Her past always lived in the shadows being brought up in passing then finally it was delved into at the very end at which point it was too late to try and go too deep into the scam. After a year of hiding it didn't flow well that she was just now researching her past and thinking of a plan for her life after ignoring it and moving on for so long.
I enjoyed the tattoos and bad girl vs good guy plot as he saw through her facade and loved who she was beneath her many masks. I think that boy was crazy to put up with her though. It's hard to imagine a guy walking away from a woman who strips naked and invites him to join her in a vacant pool because he wants a relationship and not a one night stand with her.
There also wasn't enough depth in the supporting characters to have a emotional connection when his mom and dad made an appearance and when his mom fell into a comma. I wanted more depth from all the characters though but it's hard to do when they are so constantly beating around the bush about avoiding personal conversations with not much internal dialogue happening for you to get to know them by reactions alone.
It's also hard to imagine that he never really knew a thing about this girl that he so blindly fell in love. Even at the very end, they never truly opened up and talked about themselves with one another. It was all surface level conversations and he found out about her finally through the newspapers and tabloids when she ended up in jail.
The last weird aspect I didn't understand was how a mom let her daughter go missing for an entire year. I understand that they didn't have a normal relationship, but still the mother should have been having someone search for her daughter to at least keep up her social appearances and her pride.
I gave this three out of five stars. I needed more depth, more scams and past being unraveled throughout , more giving in to romance and spilling their souls out to one another to form a stronger connection.