Former model Chalise Boudreau returns to Louisiana after ten years and faces an uncertain future. Watching her budget, she’s living with her mother and plans to open a luxury salon, but she fears the community sees her homecoming as a failing, and she knows any malicious gossip will jeopardize her success.
Once bad-boy, now entrepreneur Chaz Riboucheaux is home and trying to rebuild his old reputation. He believes one of his companies, the Magnolia May, a pirate ship, can make Ascension a tourist destination, but the mayor refuses to grant him a lease at the city’s dock.
Chalise and Chaz come face to face at a Twelfth Night party. Years ago, he stood her up and left her brokenhearted. Now her brain is at war with her heart, but her body has a mind of its own. As Chaz leads her across the dance floor, he knows when the music stops it won’t be the end of their waltz. He has questions only she can answer, and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants.
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About the Author
Linda Joyce is an award-winning author of women’s fiction and romance. She writes about assertive females and the men who can’t resist them. Linda’s a big fan of jazz and blues. She attributes her love of those musical genres to her southern roots, which run deep in Louisiana. If you walk-through several New Orleans cemeteries you’ll find many of her family buried there. She penned her first manuscript while living in Japan, the country where her mother was born and raised. Now she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and four-legged boys. She’s also a foodie and lovers to go RVing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Linda Joyce's Behind the Mask Sensational!! Sizzling!! Fascinating!! Linda Joyce’s Behind the Mask is all of these. You will get to tour Ascension, Louisiana plus learn what happens behind the scenes of the Mardi Gras celebration. Vivid description of the ball gowns and costumes, floats the Magnolia May, pirate ship in the harbor makes you feel right in the midst of things. The using of the Louisiana dialogue helps spice the story. Characters are well define, interesting, realistic and very colorful. The main characters have an undeniable chemistry. The past left Chalise Boudreau, a former model returned home to open a salon with a heart broken. The heart breaker was former bad boy now a entrepreneur, Chaz Riboucheaux , who has also returned home to revitalize business and tourist interest in the town. This couple needs to come to grips with their past to live Amiably in the same town. They must face deceit, betrayal, viciousness, greed, hatred and loss with grieving to look for redemption, healing, and love. Will they be able to overcome these tasks to be able to come out from hiding from behind their masks???? This book has adventure, twists and turns, humor with intense romance, snappy dialog and a riveting storyline. Very enjoyable time!! Thank you to the author for this eBook. My opinion is my own.
This author was new to me, but I love EVERYTHING about Mardi Gras & New Orleans, so I gave it a try. I wasn't disappointed. Chalise is a woman who had her heart broken by a boy she planned to spend forever with. As she left New Orleans to pursue her modeling career, she ran from the hurt and adjbtm3hardened her heart toward him. Until she sees him. Until she moves back home and he's there, making nice with the locals and providing for the town. Chas was the town bad boy, looked down upon and future secured as a criminal. He wasn't there for Chalise when she needed him, but now he seems to want her back -- he seems to never have stopped wanting her. For me, I loved the disconnect between the two. So many tangled lines between them, missed chances, misunderstandings, and so many feelings. At every turn they seem to be at war with each other, because they each hold a different piece to the story. It seemed that every time I thought I had the whole story, someone revealed more. I also became engaged with the town itself. I loved the characters, Chaz's friends and the locals. Everyone seemed to hold a story that you have to dig to get to the heart of, and nobody was simple. A great story if you enjoy second chances, missed opportunities, and a little intrigue.
This was a delightfully well written story full of secrets, doubt and a second chance at love. The characters are unique and you can't help but fall in love with each one. This author has such an incredible way with words that you feel like you are a part of the story. Loved this book, you definitely do not want to miss this one!