Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Masquerading With the Billionaire (Guide to Love, 4) by Alexia Adams

When the masks come off, the game gets real.

A Guide to Love Novel
Alexia Adams
Released March 13, 2017
Entangled Indulgence


World-renowned jewelry designer Remington Wolfe is competing for the commission of a lifetime and someone is trying to destroy his company from the inside. He’s in for more than one surprise when his unexpected rescuer turns out to be a sexy computer specialist with a sharp tongue and even sharper mind.

Kat Smith is a cyber-security expert and master of disguise. So being assigned to masquerade as Wolfe’s girlfriend while she uncovers who slipped malicious code into his corporation’s computer systems is no problem. But when Kat’s past catches up to her and their fake relationship starts to feel a little too real, problems are all she seems to have.

She took a deep breath. “As I don’t have a UK work visa, though, your HR department might figure out that something’s up. The other option would be for me to pretend to be your girlfriend.” She winced as his foot slid off the clutch mid-shift, and the car protested his attempted gear change.
“What makes you think I don’t already have a girlfriend? I don’t double dabble.”

She laughed, and he white-knuckled the gearshift. “Bonus points for the computer term. Have you been studying?”

“A little. But I realized I was out of my depth and had to call in an expert.” The look he sent her this time implied he still doubted her credentials. He’d see soon that she knew her stuff. It probably wasn’t fair that she knew so much about him when, as shown by the fake cat-lady photo, he knew nothing about her. “I’m an expert. For example, I know that unless you’ve switched to more discreet female companionship, your last intimate relationship ended five weeks ago. She claimed you were, and I quote, ‘emotionally unavailable.’ But judging by the number of photos on Instagram of her kissing her dog, I assume you got tired of your girlfriend tasting like Shih Tzu.”

His laugh filled the car and drew an answering smile from her. “You’re not wrong. But how did you know I broke up with her? Maybe she shattered my heart?”

“Because shortly after your name stopped appearing in her social media feeds, she was suddenly sporting an expensive-looking tennis bracelet. I doubt men who get their heart shattered give their exes break-up jewelry.”

He shrugged but his face was still lit by a smile. “I write it off as a marketing expense.”

“I bet you have a whole line of relationship termination pieces.”

“True. I call it the ejection collection. Makes me a fortune.”

“Well, rest assured, I won’t be demanding any rocks if we go the fake girlfriend routine. Smacks
of payment for services rendered to me.”

That elicited a raised eyebrow. “Will services be rendered? This is sounding like the better


Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Masquerading with the Billionaire is the first book I have read by Alexia Adams and probably my last. I might give another chance to the author if the blurb of one of her works interests me and I hope things will go better with it than they did with Masquerading with the Billionaire.  For me, the book would have been great if the story was more expanded and the characters had some space to develop. The whole idea of the book sounds intriguing, but in then it was flat. I wanted to see more family drama and more romance. I didn't like the reason our couple was separated towards the end of the book. If I were Kat I wouldn't have forgiven  Remington so easily. He sad some very silly reasons for breaking it up with her. Do you know what else was silly? The reason why the hacker Kat was hired to find caused all that trouble. It might have been a way to start the book, but I wanted something more grand and smart, but you don't always get what you wish for. I wouldn't recommend the book because I feel like it needed something more to become a good book.

A former world wanderer, Alexia Adams writes contemporary romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she’s somewhere else. Check out her website, and sign up for her monthly newsletter to discover your next escape.