A Man Who Can Wear Any Face
Caro Yeats doesn’t run from much. As a former investigative reporter now working PR for Toronto’s supernaturals, what she hasn’t seen mostly isn’t worth seeing. But the assignment to “rebrand” Eric Kelton’s out-of-control alter egos has her on edge from the start. Kelton is the heirarch of the Masquerada, beings able to change their face—their entire persona—on a whim. Eric’s charisma muddles her instincts. How can she trust a man who can become anybody?
A Woman Without A Past
Eric has never met anyone like Caro, with her lightning wit and uncanny insight. But desirable as she is, he’d be a fool to let her near. Struggling to hide the sudden loss of his powers, Eric can’t risk becoming entangled with a woman who scorns her supernatural side and claims not to play politics. The enemies on her trail are strong, clever, and vicious. And when they force Eric and Caro together, the fallout could shatter far more than two hearts . . .
Worldbuilding: Awesome Toronto setting with the PR firm and the world of the arcane (ie paranormal) world of vampires, pilfering fey bosses, clients like ghouls and ofc masquerada. While shape-shifting into other people isn’t a new notion in itself, the world of the masquerada is an original and thereby lovely (to me) concept.
Characters: Caro is smart, capable, funny, and easy to like. Her insecurities and partial self-hate as masquarada coupled with her tough past make her easy to empathize with. I loved her snappy humor and how despite feeling vulnerable after the attack she soldiers on to the best of her abilities, so her resilience has her pushing herself to build a new life.
Eric was kind of alpha though of the more subtle variety, hot, and more nuanced than I might have expected him to be – so all in all, a delectable juicy bit. He was charismatic, fun, super passionate, but also insecure due to the convergence issue so he came across as a bit vulnerable too.
They brought out the best and worst in each other and were super hot together.
Plot: The slow burn romance was tense and delicious. The Iversone tangent was suspenseful and exciting. I liked the alert pace of events and the hierarch power struggle intrigue.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his/her POV.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – impulsive buy material for my original PNR moods.
I recommend Masked Possession to fans of intense yet sweet romance, plus original and exciting shifter stories with power struggles.