|Melanie Trident is an accountant for Viva Venus, her step-sister's über successful day spa. Mel is used to being the plain one, especially when compared to her gorgeous blonde sibling. That's probably why she keeps reading her favorite romance novel, Wizard's Heart. At least then she can pretend she's the heroine of her own story.|
Her sis insists she attends a masked ball to celebrate the opening of Club Mirage; Mel reluctantly agrees and hits the shopping district. She discovers an unusual store called Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights. It has every naughty thing a girl needs to entertain herself and a bevy of lovers. Yet, Melanie is drawn to the golden Mask of Aphrodite. The unusual proprietor has it wrapped and boxed before Mel decides she even wants it.
As if that's not weird enough, she meets a gorgeous stranger in a coffee shop. Nic Chival's interest in her is both surprising and intriguing, but Melanie doesn't trust easily. However, she doesn't count on Madam Periwinkle or the special qualities of her merchandise. The magic of the mask opens up a whole new world… and Melanie has to decide if she wants to risk everything for the heart of a man who already loves her.
Praise for Melanie Unmasked
"I loved the way Michele not only weaved a beautiful fairy tale but also threw in a lot of her well-known humor and wit! I extremely enjoyed this hilarious, romantic read. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fast, romantic story."
4 Angels! -- Megan, Fallen Angels Reviews
"I loved this story... The author has created memorable characters, a wonderful and unique love story (with some pretty steamy love scenes), and a concept that is truly different and a cut above the average."
-- Maura Frankman, The Romance Studio
"Prepare to be swept away with Michele Bardsley's engaging adventure of a tale, Melanie Unmasked. It's charming, delightful, and pure fun, with characters I universally adored. It took me on a ride I did not expect but absolutely loved, making this tale a supremely satisfying read."
Shayna -- Joyfully Reviewed