Friday, December 21, 2012

Unmasking Maya by Libby Mercer

Pages: 129 
Format: eARC 

Goodreads:  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 headquarters of a hot new tech company. 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, however, 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?


Kritters Thoughts:  The art world and the technology world collide when a new artist is commissioned to work on an installation for a technology firm's office.  Maya is from the art world and Derek is full on technology guy as the founder of the company that hires her.  As all chick lits do, this one has guy and girl and the question of - "Will the end up together?"  You will have to read this one to find out!   

One of the things that I genuinely adored was the characters in this book.  I work for a technology firm and I am surrounded by device and software engineers on a daily basis.  I also grew up with an aeronautical engineer as a father - so the geeky, nerdy guys who have dry smart humor is my home away from home.  I may not always get the joke, but I understand that that is where they find their humor.  

Maya was a fantastic main character.  From the beginning, I was wondering about her whole situation in New York that she left behind.  I kept wanting to read on and on to find out when the reader was going to find out the whole back story.  I knew that her back story would affect her current situation in a big way.

To all my chick lit fans, this book is a fantastic read.  It may be on the shorter side, but that just makes it perfect for a quiet afternoon or weekend.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2012 Challenge: 80 out of 25

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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