Review: D.M. Roberto – Moonlight Masquerade

35453711Author: D.M. Roberto
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Fireborn Publishing
Genre: Mm holiday

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Summary: It’s Valentine’s weekend and for Skylar Everclear, it’s a holiday he wishes he could forget. Mysterious roses keep popping up on his doorstep. No idea what is going, a little disturbed by this secret admirer, he tries to forget it all since he just got rid of the latest line of loser boyfriends and just wants to do his job at the local bakery. But when he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas, he finds himself drawn to the quiet young man even as he tries to not let his libido take over. But on Valentine’s Day, a mysterious rose again pops up with a note to meet his admirer that night. Will Skylar take a chance that love is right there waiting for him?

Review: This is a short story (79 pages on my iPad) and revolves around Skylar, a baker of awesome treats who just wants Valentine’s Day to be over. He knows this is a big selling time but since tossing out his cheating boyfriend three months ago, “All he did was work, sleep and work some more.” He’s been getting mysterious flowers left on his doorstep and it’s just annoying at this point, instead of being romantic. “He never had a nice Valentine’s Day where a lover took him to dinner or surprised him with something romantic, funny or sweet.” No wonder he hates the day. But as it gets closer to Valentine’s Day, there is a note about how to meet his admirer.

Meeting his new, hot neighbor, Marc, makes things a little better, although the flowers are just sticking in his craw. “I need this to stop even if I break this person’s heart.” He’s trying to balance work with getting to know Marc and trying to figure out the flowers. Skylar talks to himself a lot and in the book it’s written as dialogue, which threw me off a little. I admit, you do see what’s coming pretty early and it does seem to be a case of insta-love, at least on the admirer’s part. For his part, Marc is sweet and likeable. This was a quick, easy read with no angst, just a deserving baker getting his Valentine.

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