Tuesday, October 3, 2017

#BookReview - Behind the Mask by Robbie Cox

Title:  Behind the Mask
Author:  Robbie Cox
Genre:  Contemporary Adult Romance, Erotica
Release Date:  October 3, 2017

About the Book:

So far, hookups in a bar were less than fulfilling. Guys picked up in bars were great for sex, but that’s all it was—sex. Emma wanted more than the normal vanilla ice cream served in careful scoops. She wanted Rocky Road mixed with Turtle mixed with Neapolitan.

Fantasies, we all have them, but Emma Rochester craved for hers to come true. She's been dreaming of Trent's Halloween party for over a year and she finally received her invite. Yet, now there's Jacob Hendricks, the quiet, mysterious man at work who keeps casting furtive glances her way. In order to have one, she has to give up on the other, but which should she choose.

Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

Another fun and sexy read by Robbie Cox!  BEHIND THE MASK is a contemporary adult romance with sizzle.  Lots of sizzle.  And definitely on my “Adults Only” read list!

Emma gets annoyed with the new employee in her office, a man who can’t seem to keep his eyes off her throughout the day.  Not that Jacob Hendricks was really all that creepy and quite frankly, he was rather good looking.  It was just the staring that Emma found creepy.  And Emma had a firm policy to not get involved with co-workers.  So Emma would shift her thoughts to the upcoming Halloween party thrown by Trent Wilson, known for throwing the wildest sexiest parties in all Savannah.  It was a masked ball that allowed people to delve into their wildest fantasies without anyone knowing who they were.  And Emma had some pretty wild fantasies!

Yes, it’s easy to figure out how this one ends, but I have to say it was fun getting there anyway!  Add in a bit of mystery about Emma’s sister, Kelly, and her obsession with the occult and her deceased husband and I think we may have the workings of a sequel to BEHIND THE MASK.  That little bit of mystery about what Kelly had planned for Halloween night, the anniversary of her husband’s death, was not fully explained and I’m thinking there is much more to come. 

Although the characters were not as fully developed as I normally prefer, it did not take away from the story.  Not exactly serious novel stuff, but if you’re looking for light reading that will entertain you… I mean REALLY entertain you… then this is a book you will enjoy.  BEHIND THE MASK goes on my “Sexy Halloween” read list!

My Rating:

About the Author:

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Robbie started writing as a way to escape - escape his teachers, escape his fears, even to escape his insecurities and doubts. However, his stories of seduction and adventure, not only allowed him to hide in the lives of his characters, but also captivated those who wanted to escape with him. Now, he enjoys a full-time career as a storyteller and novelist, and invites readers to runaway with him- to escape, getting lost in the seduction of adventure.

When he is not writing, Robbie can be found on his back porch enjoying a cigar, a scotch, and a good story. He derives pleasure from his large family and his crazy group of friends who provide the inspiration for his blog The Mess that Is Me. 

He is the author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Warrior of the Way, along with the paranormal series, The Witches of Savannah. His Contemporary Romance series includes The Rutherford Series, The Harper Twins, and the Fangirls series. 

You can learn more about Robbie at his website - http://www.robbiecox.net

            Q&A WITH Robbie cox

Behind the Mask is a spinoff from Come Halloween, a paranormal romance. Is this story also a paranormal romance?
It’s more of a companion story than a spinoff. It takes place during the same time frame as Come Halloween, giving us the events in Emma’s life and the buildup to the party she was so excited about. It’s not paranormal in anyway, although the coffee shop conversations happen in both books.

What attracted you to pull the story of Emma out of your previous book, Come Halloween?
Emma just seemed spunky. Plus she was so gung-ho about this Halloween party that I just needed to see if she had her fantasy come true.

Where do you most often find inspiration for the stories you write?
On Behind the Mask, the inspiration came from writing Come Halloween. However, most of my stories are based on the what-ifs I see happen around me. I look at people and try to figure out their story. In Come Halloween, I just loved the history and folklore of Savannah and really wanted to put a story of witches there.
What are you reading (or what was the last book you read)?
I’ve been working a story for the Sassy Ever After world of Milly Taiden, so I’ve been reading a lot of the books based in that world. Right now, I’m reading one by Gracen Miller called Kissing Sassy.
Are there any genres you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to explore someday?
I have ideas for stories in every genre. I am working on some mystery stories with unique detectives, which is turning out to be a lot of fun. Plus, I want to combine more genres, like paranormal with mystery or detective stories.
What are your favorite genres (or romance sub-genres) to read?
Fantasy is my go-to genre to read and I love Terry Brooks. He actually is the reason I started writing way back when. Other than that, any genre is great as long as the story is solid.
While writing in one genre, do you read in the same genre during that time?
I do. I can separate my reading and my writing pretty well, which is probably why I can write so many stories at once in so many genres. 


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