Once Upon a Masquerade




Genre: Historical Romance/Suspense (Victorian)

*Debut author*

Series: Entangled Scandalous

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous (February 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English


Book Description


February 10, 2014


New York City, 1883
A Prince Charming meets his match…
Self-made shipping magnate Christopher Black first spies Rebecca Bailey at a masquerade ball and is captivated by her refreshing naivete and sparkling beauty. She’s a stark contrast to the hollow behavior of the ton and the guile of his former fiancee, but the closer he gets to her secrets, the further she pushes him away.
A Cinderella with a secret…
Rebecca is drawn to the charismatic Christopher from the first, but she cannot risk him discovering that she is really a housemaid impersonating an heiress. Her father’s life depends on it.
A Happily Ever After that could never be…
When Christopher’s investigation of the murder of his best friend leads him straight to Rebecca, he fears his ingenue may be a femme fatale in disguise. Now he must decide if he can trust the woman he’s come to love, or if her secrets will be his downfall.
ONCE UPON A MASQUERADE by Tamara Hughes is an exciting Victorian Historical Romance/Suspense. What a thrill ride!! Meet Rebecca Bailey, a housemaid in trouble and Christopher Black, shipping magnate. Fast paced! Filled with passion, danger, and romance. A most impressive debut for this author.  Although, I do not condone lies, deceit, or disguise, I totally understand Rebecca and her need to keep her father safe. Christopher in looking for the killer of his best friend, which he thinks Rebecca may be, but his instincts tell him she is not. He feels she has a secret and his determined to find out what that secret is. Rebecca is posing as a heiress! Passion and love follows danger, mystery, suspense, secrets,betrayal and a real threat. Christopher is Rebecca’s Prince Charming and Rebecca is Christopher’s Cinderella. A great read and one I would recommend to anyone who enjoys historical romance, the Victorian era, and suspense. A great romp though Victorian England! Well done, Ms Hughes!!  I look forward to your next story! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.
REVIEWED BY:  AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More