Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TWO-FACED by Melissa Pearl


Series:  Masks #2

Author:  Melissa Pearl

Publish Date:   10.12.14

Publisher:  Melissa Pearl

Category /Genre:  Fantasy, YA

Recommended for:  18+ due to (mild) sexual content

Received from:  Melissa Pearl (in exchange for an honest review)

Grammar/editing:  book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Tour by:  Mark My Words book publicity

Goodreads link: Two Faced

Date completed: 10.11.14


Description from the publisher:

Caitlyn Davis has an unusual gift. She knows exactly how people feel. Everyone wears a mask, but she sees the hidden truth. This ability has changed her life, both for the better and worse. She can choose to ignore what she sees...but what happens when it involves the guy she loves?


Eric Shore knew getting involved with a girl who could read people was risky, but he couldn't help himself. Caitlyn is gorgeous and he loves being with her. Their relationship is going great...until she tells him that his step-brother and star basketball player, Connor, is doing drugs. Having looked up to the guy for years, Eric just can't buy it. Things only get worse when Caitlyn questions the true nature of Eric's favorite teacher.


The first year at college is supposed to be amazing, but theirs is off to a rocky start. As masks are peeled away, secrets will be exposed, dangers will be revealed, and both must decide out of the people closest to them, who is telling the truth...and who is being two-faced.



This is the second book in the MASKS series.  They do need to be read in order.


The first year in college is supposed to be amazing.  For Caity, her first year includes a bitchy roommate, frustrated love, and suspicions about the teacher-everyone-loves.  When she “sees” drug abuse among the varsity basketball players, including Eric’s idolized step-brother, protection leads to secrets which lead to insecurities for both of them.  When she realizes that Connor doesn’t even know that he was drugged, Caity knows she needs to chase the masks again to determine how to protect her friends.  Can she find the source of the drugs?  Can she, Eric, and their friends find the truth behind the masks?


I was looking forward to what adventures Caity would find next with her gift of seeing beyond the masks that polite society, and the devious, put into place every day.  I was not disappointed!  Caity and Eric are wonderful together.  High school is behind them and they are ready to explore a more adult relationship.  Caity is a perfect balance of strong enough to stand up for herself and sweet enough to be sensitive to her friends, especially her boyfriend.  Speaking of boyfriends, Eric is prime book boyfriend material. He’s hot, alpha, and sensitive, with just a little imperfection that makes him perfect.


When I received the email asking if I wanted to review this book, I squealed!  Literally.  Out loud.   I’m glad I was alone at the time.  Melissa Pearl has a loyal reader here.  I look forward to more un-masked adventures with Caity, Eric, and their friends.


Masks Series:

  1. True Colors
  2. Two-Faced
  3. Snake Eyes
  4. Poker Face

Also from Melissa Pearl:

  • The Time Spirit Trilogy
    • Golden Blood
    • Black Blood
    • Pure Blood
  • The Betwixt Series
    • Betwixt
    • Before
    • Beyond
  • The Elements Series
    • Unknown
    • Unseen
    • Unleashed
  • The Mica & Lexy Series
    • Forbidden Territory
    • Forbidden Waters (not yet released)
  • The I Know Lucy Series
    • I Know Lucy
    • Set Me Free
    • I’ll Find You & I’m Not Lying (not yet released)
  • The Song Bird Series
    • Fever
    • Bulletproof (not yet released) 





Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book was released in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books releasing in 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.


"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."




Thank you [Mark My Words book publicity] for hosting this tour.


Originally posted 10.12.2014 on my previous website

WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books


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