Masked Identities had 2 story lines. One of a girl reflecting on her life and the breakup with her boyfriend and the other was told through the book the girl was reading. The switch of story lines was so seamless and captivated you from the beginning.
Would I recommend this book....yes
would I read it again...definitely yes and won't forget my hankies this time!!
JoAnn - Amazon Reviewer Rating
Vickie McKeehan - Goodreads Reviewer Rating
Worth the read!
In Masked Identities the author craftily weaves a parallel story between present day and 1890s London. Megan has broken up with Chandler, a longtime boyfriend she hasn't treated very well over the course of a four-year relationship. During a visit to her grandfather's, she discovers a book which takes her back to a liaison between two men, Sebastian and Ambrose, during a time when being gay meant death or incarceration or at the very least cause for blackmail. As she reads their story and the struggle they must overcome to simply be together, Megan begins to reconsider how she treated Chandler.
The ending left me wanting more, which is, of course, the sign of a well-told story. A touching read.
Makenna Hutton - Amazon Reviewer Rating
probably because I'm not American, I couldn't relate to the main story, but I loved the Victorian London parts. I wish Sebastian and Ambrose's story was the main and only story... but now I'm going to check other books by this author!
Unicorn Productions - Smashwords Reviewer Rating
I really enjoyed the parallel story of Megan reading a book about Sebastian and Ambrose, while realizing how her life was similar to theirs. She uses their story to realize things about herself and her recently failed relationship with her boyfriend, Chandler. One thing I do have to say is that I hated the alternate ending. Not my cup of tea and didn't enjoy it. I much preferred the initial ending.
Kendra T - Goodreads Reviewer Rating
I really liked the dual story aspect of this book. For a short story, i thought there was enough background info to really feel for the three main characters and it flowed really well. If I have to say anything negative its that i wanted to know a bit more about the victorian story, seemed to end quite quick, though better than i'd thought whilst reading it!
Suze - Goodreads Reviewer Rating