Book review of “Unmasking Maya”
“Unmasking Maya” by Libby Mercer
Book Description: Fresh from a career-killing scandal, New York fashion girl, Maya Kirkwood, arrives in San Francisco to reinvent herself as a fine artist. She’s offered the opportunity to create an installation at the Silicon Valley headquarters of a hot new tech company. Fabulous, right?
Not so much.
She can’t stand Derek Whitley – wunderkind software genius and CEO of the company. Hot as he may be on the outside, inside the man is a cold, unemotional, robotic type. Way too left-brained for her right-brained self.
As Maya and Derek get to know each other, however, their facades begin to crack. She catches her first glimpse of the man behind the superhuman tech prodigy, and he starts to see her as the woman she used to be. But is this a good thing? Once that last secret is revealed, will it bring them closer together or will it tear them apart?
My Review: “Unmasking Maya” has been on my to-read list for a while and I couldn’t wait to start it. I loved the storyline right from the start, so I knew it’d be something I really enjoy reading.
The beginning of this book took off right away. I was charmed by the clever and witty banter during the introduction of Maya and Derek. Maya seems mysterious at the beginning, but I can see why (only at the end), and thought she was a very likable character. While Derek seems to be a charming bad boy type, I liked him too, because he seemed to challenge Maya. While their working relationship transformed, it was obvious that Maya was falling for him even though she tried not to, but with good reason. I thought that Derek also had a good reason to act the way he did, but I didn’t find that out until close to the end, though (sadly) I liked his reasoning. (No, I’m not going to give you any spoilers!).
My main concern with this book that there wasn’t enough displays of affection between Maya and Derek before the ending and I wanted to believe that his couple can make it.
This cute and funny book written by the lovely Libby Mercer was funny and sweet. I’d gladly pass “Unmasking Maya” to anyone who wants a cute and delightful, quick read.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars!
**Buy “Unmasking Maya!”
**Click HERE to read an interview with the author and to learn more about Libby Mercer!
About the author: Born and raised in the Midwest, Libby Mercer’s adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school, and she’s since lived in Boston, NYC and London. San Francisco is the city that she currently calls home. For several years, Libby worked in fashion – first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper. She also dabbled in design for a while. Even through the crazy fashion years, Libby never let go of her dream of being a published author, and has since developed her signature writing style, crafting quirky chick lit/romance hybrids. Fashioning a Romance was her first published novel, and Unmasking Maya will be her second. Libby has a third novel, The Karmic Connection, scheduled for release in 2013.