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Beneath This Mask

(Beneath #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  20,628 ratings  ·  1,539 reviews
He loves me, and he doesn’t even know my real name.

The limelight that follows him could expose everything I’m hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can’t force myself to stay away.

I’m going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it.

Will we lose it all when I reveal what’s beneath this mask?
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published September 29th 2014 by Meghan March LLC (first published September 4th 2014)
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Tracy I read them out of order. They are not sequels, more like companion books.

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3.75 - 4 Stars

A new to me author, I liked this a lot.

Simon was yummy with his confident, straight-forwardly sexy ways...although I have to admit I was a lot more drawn to Constantine in this book...


...and yet, I'm not sure how interested I am in his actual book - which is the next installment in the series - being that he's fucked pretty much all of the female characters from this book except for Harriet the token "cool grandma" character.


Apparently it's "Constantine," Abigail Breslin.

After her father is sent to prison for defrauding investors out of billions of dollars, Charolette flees New York City and the life she's always known, rather than live with the humiliation and shame for her father's actions. She relocates to New Orleans, starts going by the name Charlie, and changes her appearance. She'd hardly recognize the prim and proper socialite that she used to be.

Other than a "friends with benefits" that she has with her boss, Con, she's avoided relationships with men. B
4,5 Enigmatic Stars.

Charlie is running away. Her father is facing jail time for fraud, after stealing millions from innocent people, and he’s probably one of the most hated men in the US. Not wanting to be associated with her family and their actions, she decided to run away.
Now, a year later, she is living in New Orleans under a fake ID and working at a tattoo parlor, when one night she meets Simon. They immediately hit off, but she knows she can’t have him. Simon is the son of an important p
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Charlotte was a daughter of a guy who managed to embezzled some serious money for his investors. The count was in billions range - think Bernard Madoff with bigger appetite.
Bernard Madoff
Just like his real-life counterpart he was not smart enough to realize that if you do it with lower and middle class people money you get a slap on the wrist; try to separate rich people from theirs and you are doomed.

After her dad was caught and sentenced Charlotte fled in shame all the was from NYC to New Orleans and assu
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Charlotte Agoston has found herself smack dab in the middle of a fraud scandal. All thanks goes to her infamous father. Being hounded by press and the FBI about her involvement leads to her fleeing New York City and the public eye.

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One year later and Charlotte has dyed her hair, covered her body with tattoos, and goes by Charlie Stone. She’s living in New Orleans and has kept her identity quiet and her walls up until war vet, son of a congressman, Simon Duchesne walks into
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
It all started with this amazing story and it's FREE on Amazon today (9/7/2017)! ...more
Sleepless Readmore
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015

Charlie and Simon .. ♥


I wanna provide
this loving that you're giving
I ain't frontin' in this love
.. ►♫


Took me long ENOUGH! I hate putting books down .. I prefer to read in one sitting. Unfortunately, I couldn't .. nonetheless this novel was enjoyable even after putting down. Although .. it was quite short (SIGH)! Despite it being short .. it worked: the story wasn't rushed and went steady through out which I liked. A good read, nothing negative to say which brings
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Amazon US * Amazon UK

♫Listened to on Audible 11/27/17♫
I enjoyed this audio but I much preferred the female narrator. For me the male just sounded like he was trying to imitate Batman or something so those parts were a little meh for me. Still great though.

4 'Tatted Up' Stars

Charlie is on the run from the FBI as a person if interest in her father's embezzlement case, and more importantly, form the media who wants her to burn along with her family for her father's sins. For a year she
Georgina ☽ themalf0ydiaries
4.5 **Unmasked** Stars

In Beneath this Mask we see Charlotte Agoston daughter of Alistair Agoston, being involved in one of the biggest fraud scandals cause of her family. Her father stole billions of dollars from innocent people. So she decides to run away, leave her rich life and name behind and become Charlie Stone .

A year passes by.
Charlie works at a tattoo parlor and tries to stay under the radar.
But that doesn't work out as a tall, muscular, "every-woman's-type-of-guy" comes and sweep
This was the first book in this series written by Meghan March. This is also my first time reading anything from this author, and I'm officially hooked! I did have a bit of trouble getting into the story right at the beginning; but once I became engrossed in the characters--I was hooked. I fell in love with Simon, who is a hero that is such a sweetheart; but he is no push over. I often can't stand a hero that is wishy washy; but Simon isn't that. He is a teddy bear, but he has that alpha male tr ...more
Dilek VT
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
I am happy to have discovered this series because it started with a promising one.

Book 1 – Beneath This Mask was something between 4 – 4,5 stars for me.

I am excited about the other books in the row 😊

The Plot & Characters:

Charlie (Charlotte) is living a low-profile life, trying to be under the radar. She has changed her hair color and hid her previous sophisticated look beneath tattoos all over now.

The tattoos had become more than camouflage to hide the girl I’d once been; they were a decla
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Later edit: I just found out that this novel is FREE for a limited period so if you want to give it a shot now's the time ;)


Get your FREE copy from Amazon HERE!


I discovered Meghan March this summer and everything I've read by her so far I've loved :D


Charlie found out that her perfect life isn't so perfect and now that everyone knows her name and face (and that her father went to jail for the rest of his life) her only option is to move away, chang
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (10/24/2015)

Book 1 in duet. Complete set.

He loves me, and he doesn’t even know my real name.

The limelight that follows him could expose everything I’m hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can’t force myself to stay away.

I’m going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it.

Will we lose it all when I reveal what’s beneath this mask?

FREEBIES are often good for MORE than one day, I have gathered all my
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC of this book from in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆


Beneath the Mask was innovative, captivating, and ultra sexy!!

I had the pleasure of meeting author Meghan March through her first book, Flash Bang, after she had offered me a chance to review her book, and I instantly became hooked on her work!!

Now, a couple months later, Beneath the Mask not only solidifies my fandom for her, but, is also a step up in her writing and author craftsmanship!!

In here, w
Title: Beneath This Mask (Beneath #1)
Series: Standalone serie
Author: Meghan March
Rating: 4 stars
POV: Dual
HEA: (view spoiler)
Heat/Steam 2/5
Cliffhanger: . No.
Intolerable Heroine .No.
Über Douchebagery .No.
Taboo Subject Matter .No.
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love Triangle (view spoiler)

ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book! Charlie had every
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I had been wanting to read this series for a while, so far so good I'm liking it. ...more
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I should have listened to my friends earlier because I enjoyed this one so much I read it in one sitting! Less than 5 hours and I was done.
I'm already reading book 2 and can see myself binging with book 3 in tow.
Looking forward to read more from this author.
Lisa Marie
Aug 11, 2020 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. I wasn’t in love with this book. You see I started Meghans books backwards. Decided to go to the beginning. It was pretty amazing to see how much her storylines have improved since 2014.
I will continue the series because I love this author too much not to. But seriously did this couple like not have the sense to pick up a phone and idk, call each other? A little annoyed with it how complicated they made it.
So I’ve noticed that I need to write a review for books otherwise I become unhappy. Sad, I know.

I was really sure about this series to begin with BUT the series is amazing and this book is as well. So after reading that I automatically bought the book. I have to admit though that the blurb didn’t really sound promising and don’t give anything away. But that is what makes you want to read it.
Opening line:

‘I stepped off the witness stand feeling like I’d been skinned and gutted, my insides laid
Jeannine Allison
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it

Things I liked:
-The good-boy/bad-girl aspect, too often it's the other way around
-Con and Charlie's relationship (view spoiler)

Things I didn't like:
-Their connection felt more like lust than love, I'm still not really sure what it is they loved about each other
-How Simon reacted at the party (view spoiler)
Kendall Ryan
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm coming to love Meghan March's books.... Beneath This Mask is extremely well written, with engaging characters, and hot, HOT romance!!! :) ...more
Princess J. Antoinette
Okay, I finally finished this book, and I must say it was a struggle because our heroine absolutely got on my last damn nerves with her stubbornness and stupidity... Geesh! How thick can one person be?

Okay I'm getting ahead of myself here.. First, I want it on the record that I love Maghan March. I love her writing skills and her storytelling and if her intentions were to convey that the heroine was to be irritating and annoying then damnit she won me over again. If not, I still will give her a
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
4.5 Stars

I liked it a lot, maybe even loved it. It was so enlightening, I learned a little bit and loved her tattoo's. This is a really hard review, because what more can I say than I really enjoyed it. But I just love Meghan March her writing style!

There was an itsie bitsie little thingy that irritated me and that was when she see's Huck again she doesn't really say hello to him? You know what I mean, when you see your dog/baby again after a long time you give him a big hug before anything els
Apr 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Sexy romance(with a bit of suspense) between former debutante, now dirty-talking tattoo artist h and all round good guy H. I ended up liking the h a lot, she was original, wasn't a victim and was good to the H. The H seemed too good to be true at times, like a knight-saviour or something - more of a caricature than a real person. 3.5 stars.

Safe romance.
Jun 04, 2015 marked it as next-na-steamy-goodness
Recommended to Pam by: ♥♥Sonya♥♥
Shelves: new-adult, freebie
Recommended by ♥♥Sonya ♥♥ ~ GR isn't letting me tag you, sorry! ...more
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Overall rating: 4.5 stars!!!!

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love Triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)

HEA: (view spoiler)

My review:
This book had EVERYTHING I love in a romance novel! It's the story of a girl, Charlie, hiding from her past and a boy, Simon, who sees who she is "beneath her mask" and wants him nonetheless. Exactly how she is.

Simon is the kind of hero you love to read about. H
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a good book that could have easily been a lot better. Charlotte is an interesting character, as a good girl turned tattooed independent woman, but Simon is a little too good to be believable. I liked the dynamics of their relationship, but their declarations of love for one another came way too soon with no real basis as they had only gone on one real date at that point I think? The fall out of the revelation of Charlotte's identity was a bit anticlimactic.

As an aside, the audiobook na
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this story!! What a great romance filled with intrigue and an element of danger. Soooooo good!!!! Highly recommend this book and I can’t wait to read Con’s story next!
Simply Love Book Reviews
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kimber‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


Review copy provided for an honest review

This is a strong and solid 4 stars for this new to me author. I really loved this book for its strong characters and thrilling ride as I sat on the edge of my seat and read as fast as I could to discover how it all played out. I knew when I read an excerpt of the book and was instantly pulled in that this was going to be a good one.
Charlotte is hiding out (in one of my favorite cities) after he
Duchess Nicole was okay. Maybe too much going on? I was more attracted to Con, the heroine's lover when the book opens (and apparently the hero of the next book) than to this book's hero. I think there was just a little too much back and forth bickering and self doubt for my taste. It ended up feeling kind of predictable and drama-llama. ...more
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Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Nort ...more

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