Thursday, September 4, 2014

~Review: Moondance in Red (Moondance Trilogy Book 1) by Salem Archer~

MAGGIE DUPREE can’t understand why God hates her. So she’s stubborn, she curses—a lot, and maybe she plays too many practical jokes on her best friend. Nobody’s perfect. Nothing she has done should warrant the hell she received by marrying Jacob Greene. But the fiasco of her failed marriage taught her one valuable lesson: men can’t be trusted—especially the good ol’ boy types growing in abundance in her home town. With new-found independence, she resolves to remain single. There’s just one major kink in her plan.

Gorgeous and arrogant billionaire MASON REID has no trouble getting women and no desire to keep them. Thanks to a hard lesson learned from one vicious little gold-digger, he hasn’t had a meaningful relationship in two years. With no way to be sure if women want him or the money, he’s content with an easy routine of one-night-stands—that is, until he meets Maggie Dupree.

Neither can deny the intense attraction at their chance meeting, and once Mason becomes the target of Maggie’s spirited foul-mouthed rant, all bets are off. He concludes two things: one, he must have her and two, he doesn’t want her to know about his money.

Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

This is the first book in the Moondance Trilogy by debut author, Salem Archer and it is one of the best new romances that I have read this year.  Her characters are real people that touch your heart and make you feel like you are a part of their lives.  You will laugh, cry and feel so involved that you will not be able to put the book down until the last page is read.    

Maggie Dupree cannot believe that her ex-husband was able to deceive her with his plans for their lives as a married couple.  After only six months of unwedded bliss, her eyes were opened to his lies and the seed of discontent was planted.  Now, four years later, she is finally free from his control and living her life the way she wanted too. Maggie knows now that she needs to pick up the dreams that Jake her ex had destroyed and find the path that she wants for her new life.  Her first act of defiance was to purchase a car that her ex had sneered at, a Jetta.  She loved driving her car and enjoyed taking it out and opening it up on the mountain roads around her home.  A freak accident causes something extraordinary to happen, she meets a man that will change her life forever. 
Mason Reid loves driving on the open mountain roads and is test driving a new car he wants to purchase when he comes across a woman that is like none he has ever met before.  She is sitting on the roadside crying her eyes out because she hit a deer and when he stops to assist her, life changes for Mason. Mason has been a player and had a love them and leave them attitude until Maggie Dupree soaks his shirt with her tears. The best thing about Maggie is that she doesn’t know who he is and thinks he is just a regular guy, not the billionaire entrepreneur that he really is. Can she really want just the man and not the billionaire?  Mason knows that he must tell Maggie about himself, but having her love him the man keeps him silent.  Will Maggie accept both parts of Mason?  Can she trust a man after the lies and deceit of her ex?  When you read this beautiful love story you will find out!

Hero –Mason Reid 5 stars
Heroine –Maggie Dupree: 5 stars
Steam: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Author Salem Archer hits the ball out of the park with her debut novel Moondance in Red.  This beautifully written novel shares the story of true love that is meant to be and will be regardless of the obstacles put in its path. 

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I look forward to the next novel that this author releases.  She is an incredible writer with an extraordinary talent for creating real life stories.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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