Masque by Lexi Post

Masque by Lexi Post
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (218 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Menage, M/F/F, Toys
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Strawberry

Rena Mills plans to turn an abbey into a haunted bed-and-breakfast, proving she can be successful without her ex-fiancé. Inside the abandoned building, she finds Synn MacAllistair, the distinguished, self-proclaimed Ghost Keeper, and soon her dreams fill with sexual cravings for the man. At least, she thinks they’re dreams…

Synn is determined to free the souls of resident spirits, blaming himself for bringing the Red Death that killed them. When Rena steps into the old Pleasure Palace, he’s sure he can stoke her passion to complete the Masque, allowing the souls to cross over. Her innocent fire makes him crave, but it’s far too late for him.

As Rena begins an erotic journey, her heart becomes more involved with every sensual caress—until she discovers that, by completing the Masque, she’ll lose her ghosts. Synn’s betrayal wars with compassion for her ghostly friends. Torn, she must make a choice between financial security and freeing seventy-three souls. Either way, she could lose Synn.

Inside Scoop: As our heroine makes her way through the Pleasure Rooms, she experiences a brief ménage, as well as an encounter with another woman. Lucky girl.

Masque by Lexi Post is based on Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Masque of the Red Death’. Masque takes place in modern day Nova Scotia, Canada. I loved the premise of the story and the story overall. I enjoyed the paranormal elements to the story, as well.

Synn MacAllistair was trapped in time believing he brought the red death to the doorstep of the historical building that Rena is now trying to open a bed and breakfast in. Synn is driven to help the souls that were lost believing he doomed them. Synn is a very conflicted character. He has one goal and does not want anything to get in the way of that goal. Rena seems to be significant to Synn being able to set the ghosts free.

I found it unrealistic how Rena and Valerie had such a casual attitude toward the ghosts that appeared all over the property. I would have expected either Valerie of Rena to become upset some way. I also found it very unbelievable that it did not occur to anyone that Synn might be something paranormal.  I also think Eric, the evil ghost, added little the overall story, nor was he a focus of the story. He was more of a pain.

What did I love?  The chemistry between Synn and Rena! I loved the sex scenes between them.  They were very hot and steamy. This is a true love story between them.

The happy ending in this story was absolutely perfect and completely unexpected. In fact, this story has many plot twists that kept me interested throughout. Overall, this was a great story.

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