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Unmasking Maya

Fabulous right Not so much She can't stand Derek Whitley wunderkind software genius and CEO of the company Hot as he may be on the outside inside the man is a cold unemotional robotic type Way too left brained for her right brained self As Maya and Derek get to know each other howe. I loved how this story started We are at an art show The artist who wants to remain unknown to those attending the show runs across the gentleman from a Silicon Valley business who wants to hire her Yep you guessed it they start off on the wrong foot He can t stand the art work he is looking at but he doesn t know that he is voicing all this negativity to the actual artist of the pieces he says he doesn t like And then she finds herself too far into the conversation to let him know who she really isSo Maya starts off their relationship both their business one and their personal one by keeping secrets But wait Derek has his own secrets And the two of them are as different as night and day she is very artsy and he is very techy There is a lot of chemistry under the surface but can they overcome their differences and get past all of their secretsOkay so you can probably guess how this story turns out but let me tell you it was a whole lot of fun getting to that ending and seeing how they go about figuring it all out Libby does an excellent job with her story telling and this was a fabulous enjoyable read Libby has her next novel coming out in 2013 and I am definitely going to be watching for it The Exploration of the Male Anatomy pieces he says he doesn t like And then she finds herself too far into the conversation to let him know who she really isSo Maya starts off their relationship both their business one and their Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals personal one by keeping secrets But wait Derek has his own secrets And the two of them are as different as night and day she is very artsy and he is very techy There is a lot of chemistry under the surface but can they overcome their differences and get All Night Long (Nannies, past all of their secretsOkay so you can

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Defamed Disgraced and Displaced Fresh from a career killing scandal New York fashion girl Maya Kirkwood arrives in San Francisco to reinvent herself as a fine artist She's offered the opportunity to create an installation at the Silicon Valley headuarters of a hot new tech company. Maya Kirkwood had the career of her dreams in New York s couture fashion world only to have to suddenly vanish thanks to her duplicitous ex It feels like her past happening all over again But Maya s not one to give up in a ball of shame instead she moves to San Francisco changes her name and reinvents herself as a textile artist At her first exhibition her agent encourages her to meet a prospective new client a successful tech nerd from Silicon Valley called Derek Whitley Only he s not the pasty paunchy nerd she expected he s young tall fit lightly tanned and very handsome and when she sounds him out about her artwork Maya learns he doesn t like itBut Derek still wants to commission her to produce an installation for the new wing of his company building and whether he personally likes her work or not he sees as irrelevant Derek is all work and no play and he seems mostly irritated and annoyed by Maya especially her persistence and argumentativeness Over the two weeks she spends at his company working on the commission she doesn t learn that much about the private taciturn man But when her father whom she hasn t seen in years suddenly turns up in her life again it s Derek who is there to support her and help her rebuff the man s attentions With Maya s secrets unravelling a new kind of friendship begins between her and Derek Only trouble is she s not the only one with a past she s been keeping secret and the truth about Derek could be an obstacle Maya can t overcomeThis was such a fun delightful intelligent read It s a smooth blend of chick lit and romance being chick lit in plot tone structure all those key points but with a romantic focus getting the heroine and hero together with some sex included for the full experience It s a fairly short novel one that skips along at a steady merry pace easy to read in one sitting I want to use the word breezy but thanks to those awful annoying Covergirl commercials I now hate that wordMaya was an engaging narrator and an interesting protagonist who had some pretty shitty things happen to her but held it together and continued doggedly on She s definitely tenacious and I liked that she was a textile artist both my mum and my sister are textile artists with different styles of course so Maya felt like someone I knew right off the bat I also liked the way she handled the situation at the end I respect and appreciate romance heroines who stay calm and don t devolve into melodrama and who stand firm on an issue and who are also flexible enough to change their minds or something later at the right timeDerek was a classic chick lit hero so aloof and stoic and reserved so that the moments when he couldn t help himself and laughed or otherwise enjoyed himself became that much precious and meaningful It was great to read about a couple who didn t dance around each other and pretend things Maya came clean and Derek did too They were open about their feelings It didn t solve all their problems but it was just refreshingly mature and intelligent the ridiculousness of the heroines stubbornness and the heroes refusal to admit his feelings in so many paranormal romance books is what made me take a prolonged break from reading the genreMy one complaint if you can call it that was that I would have liked a slightly longer story It was just a bit too fast considering how much I was enjoying it and wanted to get to know the characters on the positive side it s a well plotted story that doesn t suffer from filler syndrome or an author who can t self edit and loves the sound of their own voice I appreciate that I really do especially after Thoughtless I was surprised the side plot of Maya s father and what happened to her in New York didn t get revisited yet also pleased that the story didn t follow any predictable formulas for following through on them I wanted to get to know the supporting cast and see of Maya and Derek s lives play out I say that because I enjoyed it but also because it left me with the slight feeling of having eaten hollow carbs too much sugar not enough fibre As much as I had fun reading it and loved the slightly fast pace I can t help but have the niggling feeling that it was a bit too fast at times I m torn though because I also love that it wasn t drawn out or padded unnecessarily Regardless I recommend this as a light breezy read about two people who have to overcome their pasts and live for the moment and a future that s brighter with each other in it If you re looking for a fun mature romance that s not at all shallow or prone to clich s definitely give Libby Mercer s Unmasking Maya a read My thanks to the author for a copy of this book Trust in Tomorrow past happening all over again But Maya s not one to give up in a ball of shame instead she moves to San Francisco changes her name and reinvents herself as a textile artist At her first exhibition her agent encourages her to meet a Manga: Pure Soldier OTOMAIDEN 4 (English Edition): Strategy of Demonic 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up in her life again it s Derek who is there to support her and help her rebuff the man s attentions With Maya s secrets unravelling a new kind of friendship begins between her and Derek Only trouble is she s not the only one with a The Purple Headed Mountain past she s been keeping secret and the truth about Derek could be an obstacle Maya can t overcomeThis was such a fun delightful intelligent read It s a smooth blend of chick lit and romance being chick lit in Stone Circles of Britain plot tone structure all those key Blue leader points but with a romantic focus getting the heroine and hero together with some sex included for the full experience It s a fairly short novel one that skips along at a steady merry The Queen Con (The Golden Arrow pace easy to read in one sitting I want to use the word breezy but thanks to those awful annoying Covergirl commercials I now hate that wordMaya was an engaging narrator and an interesting The Rite protagonist who had some Black Popular Culture pretty shitty things happen to her but held it together and continued doggedly on She s definitely tenacious and I liked that she was a textile artist both my mum and my sister are textile artists with different styles of course so Maya felt like someone I knew right off the bat I also liked the way she handled the situation at the end I respect and appreciate romance heroines who stay calm and don t devolve into melodrama and who stand firm on an issue and who are also flexible enough to change their minds or something later at the right timeDerek was a classic chick lit hero so aloof and stoic and reserved so that the moments when he couldn t help himself and laughed or otherwise enjoyed himself became that much HEG (HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA) BACHARELATO AULA 3D: Historia De España. 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Ver their facades begin to crack She catches her first glimpse of the man behind the superhuman tech prodigy and he starts to see her as the woman she used to be But is this a good thing Once that last secret is revealed will it bring them closer together or will it tear them apart. Reviewer MariaSource PublicistMaria s review was first posted on Romancing the Book s blog What do you get when a boho type artistic free spirited woman in San Francisco gets with a nerd from Silicon Valley An inter cultural love story that s what When two very different people come together in our crazy modern scenario there is bound to be conflict galore That is the essence of UNMASKING MAYA a fresh contemporary romance from Libby Mercer who earlier brought us the amazingly exuisite FASHIONING A ROMANCEMaya Kirkwood is a woman with a past She s hiding something She s an ex New Yorker trying to make it as an artistic d cor designer in San Francisco And when she s hired by the Bill Gates like prodigy Derek Whitley to do some d cor improvement in his Merlo Place operations base the sparks don t exactly fly at first It s a slow burn But yes the attraction flares in due course We know that Maya is hiding something and as we go deeper into the story we learn what it is along with Derek himself He s checked up on Maya and he knows by her lack of internet presence that she s definitely hiding somethingThe surprising thing is Derek s hiding something too A something that threatens to become a very big something indeed Perhaps an obstacle in their budding romance Will Maya and the Nerd get it together Will Maya make peace with her shameful past And will Derek make peace with his And move on Do this pair have a future Even if they both come to terms with their backgrounds which made them what they are today even if they manage to get past all that is there really a future in their futureCan a boho artist woman she doesn t even own a computer and a geeky nerdy man really get it together Even if he is a millionaire prodigy Is it even possible Well this is what we read the book to discover I d like to think that they balance each other each one cancelling out the other s deficiencies Or will they drive each other crazy and end up leaving each other in disgust Really you can t know unless you go there can you The writer s job is to take you there and see for yourself Can she do it And can he do it convincinglyThe atmosphere of San Francisco comes through strongly The city is like another character in the novel From Pacific Height to Merlo Place to the eccentrics like the businessman on the unicycle I dare you not to find a little place in your heart for thi city by the time you ve completed reading thisLibby Mercer s writing is sharp perceptive and lucid She writes in crisp contemporary language She literally holds your hand and takes you there She s very much a chronicler of the age I ve noticed her observations in FASHIONING A ROMANCE her last book too I like this juxtaposition of the nerdy with the trendy of the boho with the techno It s definitely something to keep in mind and watch out forAnd again Libby proves that it s possible to make a story sizzle without getting into bed with the main characters That s a rare skill So folks what we have here a sweet romance that sizzles Way to go LibbyFavorite uote I just don t see why this should classify as art He did the air uote thing with his fingers and it took every ounce of will power I had not to slam a stiletto into his kneecaps He turned to me with a neutral expression apparently unaware that he was offending me

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  • Unmasking Maya
  • Libby Mercer
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  • 17 March 2019
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About the Author: Libby Mercer

Born and raised in the Heartland of America Libby Mercer's adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school and she's since lived in Boston NYC and London San Francisco is the city that she currently calls home For several years Libby worked in fashion first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper and for a while she dabbled in design Fashioning a Romance was Libby's first



10 thoughts on “Unmasking Maya

  1. says:

    Maya Kirkwood had the career of her dreams in New York's couture fashion world only to have to suddenly vanish thanks to her duplicitous ex It feels like her past happening all over again But Maya's not one to give up in a ball of shame instead she moves to San Francisco changes her name and reinvents herself as a texti

  2. says:

    MORE CHICKLIT THAN ROMANCE AND THAT'S A GOOD THING 45 STARSAlthough this is a sweet romance the whole feel was chicklit for me which was great as I don't read romance books I loved the Silicon Valley side to it which made me laugh as I used t

  3. says:

    Authors DescriptionDefamed Disgraced and DisplacedFresh from a career killing scandal New York fashion girl Maya Kirkwood arrives in San Francisco to reinvent herself as a fine artist She's offered the opportunity to create an instal

  4. says:

    I loved how this story started We are at an art show The artist who wants to remain unknown to those attending the show runs across the gentleman from a Silicon Valley business who wants to hire her Yep you guessed it they start off on the w

  5. says:

    Unmasking Maya was such a fantastic read for me It was a different read for me I loved that Ms Mercer created Maya and Derek and they both have issues and I would not have thought they would get together But as they say opposites attract I also love that I get inside the mind of an artist and see how a techy guy can be g

  6. says:

    Reviewed by DesereThis was a really funfresh and new look on romance for me The unlikely pair ending up together in a very unexpected manner very FRESH I liked the author's sense of humour and very different outlook on writing as she used some very interesting dialogue that really made the book a very fun readI also loved how the author inc

  7. says:

    This book review was originally posted on Chick Lit Chit Chat a gleeful gallop through the Chick Lit genre found at julievaleriecom Disclaimer I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review A Moment for Musing Reading is an intimate experience For one the decision to commit to a book when so much is competing for your attention is a decision only you can make for yourself Case in point Has anyone ever g

  8. says:

    Originally posted at Book HarbingerTextile artist Maya Kirkwood is going incognito After leaving a successful life in New York City she’s trying to reinvent herself while laying low She’s overjoyed when up and coming Unisco CEO

  9. says:

    Reviewer MariaSource PublicistMaria's review was first posted on Romancing the Book's blog What do you get when a boho type artistic free spirited woman in San Francisco gets with a nerd from Silicon Valley? An inter cultural love story that’s what When two very different people come together in our crazy modern scenario there is bound to be conflict galore That is the essence of UNMASKING MAYA a fresh contemporary romance from Libby Merc

  10. says:

    Review and author interview posted on Kindles WineThis book was definitely a case of right style at the right time I read this over the holidays and really needed a pick me up during a case of the post Christmas blues This book has everything

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