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Librarian's Note: Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.One night to forget the rules…Noelle Olsen is braced for another bad blind date — until a sexy stranger sweeps her off her feet and tempts her on a wild midnight tour of New York City.Ash Callahan doesn’t lose control. He’s built an empire on cool logic and sense — until a chance encounter with Noelle bringsLibrarian's Note: Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.One night to forget the rules…Noelle Olsen is braced for another bad blind date — until a sexy stranger sweeps her off her feet and tempts her on a wild midnight tour of New York City.Ash Callahan doesn’t lose control. He’s built an empire on cool logic and sense — until a chance encounter with Noelle brings out the reckless streak he never knew he had.One night. Two unlikely hearts. No holding back. As the night unfolds, Ash and Noelle discover new passion and adventure, but can their moment of connection last until the morning light? Find out in the sexy, fun new novella from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!...

Title : unmasked
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ISBN : 25633966
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 65 Pages
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unmasked Reviews

  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    2019-06-19 10:55

    Gasoline on the fire...BOOM!Oh my...what a tease! I have been a fan of the series for a while now. I've always been curious about Ash. He's the oldest sibling, the no-nonsense responsible workaholic that is always too busy to enjoy life. He's shouldered the responsibility of taking care of his family after the death of their parents. He just keeps working and pushing himself. When will it be his turn to find the woman who will make him see that there is more to life? Well, she might not be his forever, but Noelle makes a fun and flirty 'right now'. Rarely is Ash tempted to 'play', he's usually too serious and doesn't waste time, always shooting straight for his goal. And then, he accidentally runs into the mystery woman at a masked ball, thus the title Unmasked, right? She's different. He lets her see a side of him that nobody else has seen. If's harmless, right? It's just one night. Tomorrow the real world will be pressing in, demanding all of his time and attention. But that one night... "Hot and slow, deep and sweet." And that was just the kiss (wink-wink).

  • Amy
    2019-05-29 06:06

    Great intro to Ash and Noelle! This novella might be short, but Melody Grace does not disappoint! I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of their story plays out!*Novella included with Unforgettable ARC copy*

  • Tami Talbert
    2019-05-29 06:07

    4 1/2 StarsUnmasked is the novella from Melody Grace's amazing Beachwood Bay series which is leading us to her final novel in this series in spectacular fashion. Unmasked introduces us to Ash and Noelle, two characters who share an undeniable connection of souls at first sight. In her typically perfect writing and storytelling style, Ms. Grace has grasped ahold of our heartstrings leaving us dangling with anticipation of what direction their story will take. Ash spends his life focused on business always serious and in control, concentrating on the current or next big realty project, not falling in love. Noelle is living the life she has always felt her family wanted her to live. She is the daughter of a lawyer and from a family of overachievers and Noelle spends her life working hard, not worrying about having fun. But when she is unexpectedly saved by a stranger while on her way to a masked charity event, as they gaze into each other’s eyes and share moments of banter, both Noelle and Ash are drawn towards each other almost immediately opening both of their hearts. Ash and Noelle make the spur of the moment choice that for just one night they will push aside their propensity for always being focused on business and spend an unexpected and magical evening together that they both know they will ever forget. In her usual and delightful fashion, Ms. Grace has given us an entertaining and heartfelt introduction into the worlds of these wonderful characters, leaving us now awaiting with great anticipation the conclusion of their love story in hopes they too will find their happily ever after. Despite the fact Unmasked is a novella, we are given plenty of insight to know there is nothing simple about them. The magical connection they share is apparent very quickly and the way their souls seem to meld together from the beginning gives us so much understanding and vision into the possible future they could share together. Ms. Grace’s knack for drawing us in very quickly is consummate. Although I have not read all of the books in her Beachwood Bay series (though I have read the majority of them), that in no way diminishes the pleasure I have experienced while reading Unmasked. It is a splendid addition to this emotional and entertaining series which is leading us towards what I anticipate will be a memorable (and sad) conclusion as we begin to say goodbye to all of the characters of Beachwood Bay who have become a part of our lives.

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-06-05 06:44

    It is nearing the end of the long-loved and enjoyed Beachwood Bay series as we have Book 7.5 released in Novella format. Unmasked is the type of story that if you have a spare half-hour you can read it in one sitting and it is a story that will have you wrapped up and spun into a whirlwind of love, mystery and romance. The book features Ash Callahan who is the oldest of the Callahan Siblings - they are the ones we have read and seen featured in the latter of Melody Grace's books. He has his own architectural firm and they have just finished a major project which will have them raking in the big bucks. We also catch a glimpse of Emmett who is Britt's older brother from the first round of Beachwood Bay books released. The story starts with Ash headed off to another boring charity masquerade gala, but this time around it will be anything but as outside he meets a girl with a stuck shoe - think Wedding Planner intro with Matthew McCounaghey and Jennifer Lopez . The two later meet in the ball and they have a romance-filled and amazing night , the night though will change their lives forever. What happens when the clock strikes 12 and Cinderella aka Noelle must leave the occasion ? Will this be just a romantic whirlwind one night stand or will Ash and Noelle find each other another time ?This book ends on a major cliffhanger and finishes as the Clock strikes 12 and Noelle disappears off into the moonlight and Ash is well, you'll see.

  • Danielle from Short and Sassy
    2019-06-09 05:49

    4.5 starsMelody Grace has some kind of magic that makes her write books that I love. Unmasked was no different. I was drawn in from page one and when it ended I wanted more. Ash Callagahn is the head of his family. When his parents died, he took his brother and sister under his supervision. He gave up everything for them. No, they are all grown up with lives of their own. You would think it would be Ash's time to find love and happiness. But there is soothing holding him back. For him, it is all work and nothing else. That is until he meets Noelle Olson. Noelle is a cute and quirky lawyer who is sick of blind dates and working 18 hr days. She is trying her best to be what her parents wanted her to be.She is getting tired of living someone else's life. On her way to a masquerade ball, she is in need of help when she gets literally stuck. Ash is in the right place at the right time and becomes her knight in shining armor. The attraction is instant. The chemistry is explosive and the two end up having one incense night. In Ash's eyes, one night is all it can be. There is nothing in his future that is long term. He only has room for family and work. Nothing more.After their one night.. they never thought they would see each other again. This can't be the end for Ash and Noelle.... can it???

  • Deanna Sauer
    2019-06-02 07:03

    I forget how easily it is to fall into Melody Grace's books until I start reading another one. I get lost in her amazing word choice & beautifully flowing words. The story just surrounds you like few other authors can do, and you just lose yourself into the book, so easily transported into this other world.In this novella, set before Unforgettable, Ash & Noelle meet by chance & sparks fly. They are both drawn to each other, while admittedly supposed to be focused on other things. They agree to forget their responsibilities for the evening & share the night.This quick glimpse into their lives gives you enough to start to get to know them, but definitely leaves you wanting more! The chemistry between Ash & Noelle is amazing and incredibly hot! Their personalities are fun and feisty, making you wish you really knew them.*received ARC for honest review.*

  • Stephanie Powell
    2019-05-29 06:07

    This is a short book only 6 chapters but I loved the flow of the book. Have you ever met someone and just felt a connection not knowing what it means. Ash is not that guy he knows what he has to do but she makes him loose control. Noelle is a girl who has done everything she's supposed to do but for one night she just wants to be free. They agreed one night can they both walk away and not look back. Only time will tell. This is an honest review thank you I enjoyed this novella now I can't wait to read next book. Reviewing for Night and Day book blog Stephanie Powell

  • Maree Repa
    2019-06-19 07:46

    Meeting your True LoveFive Amazing StarsI was thrilled now to from the wonderful series, Beachwood Bay. Written by Melody Grace. Introducing the beautiful, Noelle Olen. In this wonderful romance to the gorgeous, Ash Callahan. I just so enjoyed this marvellous book!!Ash thinks he knows everything. He believes he is the best ever. As he drove through NYC. Finding that his latest grandest housing has already sold out ever so much earlier than it was finished. He was just so very happy with their deal.Chatting to her good friend, Emmet they were just both pleased. Now Ash was now racing to another party. Just thinking of his past and all the problems his family had to face. But now my life has changed for the good. As he notices a lady wearing the most fabulous dressed for a night out. She can't move her foot. It is is sticking to the road. I'm so embarrassed now. After yanking her foot up seeing the heeled shoe still stuck to the pavement below. She states maybe I'm not meant to attend this date. After noticing this woman, and seeing how gorgeous she is. And just is just a wonderful lady. But he just knows he can't just leave her.And he knows he has to help her out, grabbing her from the road as he kisses her. And he falls completely in love with her. Apologising to her next. She should have never distracted me.I thoroughly enjoyed this most wonderful romantic book. I was so completely the most romantic book of all!! * I recommend this book to everyone.

  • Laurel
    2019-06-01 08:06

    A teaser- a short story leading to the main book Unforgettable which has to be read. Personally would rather just read the story in one whole book but it did the trick of making me want to read on.

  • Sue
    2019-05-24 12:46

    I love this series.

  • Connie
    2019-05-25 12:54

    Ash has made appearances, or had references, in most of the previous books but we don’t really know him. This was an interesting introduction. On to the BIG story.

  • Ditte
    2019-05-27 06:46

    I liked it but not enough to pay $6,24 to read the rest of the story.

  • Susan
    2019-06-05 08:40

    LovelyI have loved reading this book as I felt that it was keeping me wanting for more and the characters kept you wondering

  • Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
    2019-05-24 11:00

    I was so excited and grateful to see that Unmasked was provided at the start of the ARC for Unforgettable !! How freakin awesome is that !! Melody is phenomenal and I am so sad to see the series end BUT WOW it goes out with a bang !! The bonus of this story and then the Epilogue at the end of Unforgettable !! Unmasked is the little piece into Ash and Noelle's first encounter, how their obsession with each other began !! I mean as a guy how can you forget Noelle and as a chick there is no way to forget Ash , the hot night in shining armor !! Not only did he save you from oncoming traffic but he also managed to save the freakin shoe too and OMG don't forget about the lame blind date she ditched for Ash !! One little charity event , one moment in time.Noelle lives in New York she is working her tail off , following her dads footsteps in the world of law. Exhausted and overworked never having time for much of a social life. There must be something more for her out there ?? Ash is a workaholic , what we know of him from his siblings is that he is the oldest and the one who stepped up to care for them after they lost their parents. He has worked hard to ensure his siblings never wanted for nothing. But now they are all grown up doing their own thing , Ash still cannot seem to get out of the work mode. He is lonely and doesn't realize how much he needs a break. This one night at the charity event may just change that...Ash and Noelle take off and have an amazing night together. Sadly it all comes to end when Noelle is awakened by a text about her grandmother's health. Leaving a sleeping Ash with a simple note. Will he or won't he ??

  • Lovetoread
    2019-05-22 11:07

    this was my first Melody Grace book. Unmasked is a short story about the night Noelle Olsen meets Ash Callahan. Ash while getting out of his limo to go to a charity event, spots a woman having a problem with her shoe. Noelle is a young dissatisfied with her life lawyer. She works 18 hour days 7 days a week with no life. Tonight she is going to a charity event bracing herself to meet one of her fathers associates on another bad blind date her father set her up with. Everything was going smoothly until her heel got stuck in a heating grate on the street. Ash Callahan is a multi millionaire real-estate developer in New York and globally. He is an all business, always in control individual. He never ever looses control, He has built an empire on cool logic and sense which he is very proud of. Until this one night he forget the rules when he meets Noelle. Noelle meets Ash, this sexy stranger sweeps her off her feet and tempts her on a wild midnight tour of New York City. — This chance encounter with Noelle brings out the reckless streak Ash never knew he had. One night. Two unlikely hearts. No holding back. As the night unfolds, Ash and Noelle discover new passion and adventure, but can their moment of connection last until the morning light?This was an incredible read for a short is book 7.5 part of Melody Grace's series Beachwood Bay. You can read this on its own or book 8 picks up the rest of Ash and Noelle's story. I highly recommend this read....sensual level I would grade an 8+. Hot and sizzling.....looking forward to book 8.

  • books are love
    2019-05-20 12:50

    My only complaint this read went too quickly. I want more of Ash and Noelle. I love the concept of forgetting who you are for one night and letting everything go. Being the real you and allowing one person to see it for one day. That is awesome and so is this first part to the series. I was sad how it ended but do hope they see each other again. Noelle and Ash are two people stuck in positions that neither really want to be in. Too many responsibilities and burdens plague them. Ash has been there since his parents died and Noelle since high school wanting to make her parents proud. Now both are lost in their roles and cannot break out. They meet in the street and instant chemistry but they fight themselves to do what is proper and right. I love watching Ash fight himself. He is a gentleman but is so desiring Noelle. He wants her but can’t be that person until they are on the run from her blind date. Than they make this crazy pact for one night to be together and be who they really want to be and not what their lives are dictating they are. This leads to a sweet date and a sizzling time on the roof. A steamy fun quick read that will have you hoping these two have more together and that they get to step out of their roles in life more. Two fun loving characters that draw you in and don’t let you go and leave you wanting more.

  • Erin
    2019-06-15 11:06

    I downloaded this on a bit of a shopping spree but it was free at the time of purchase so that’s why I thought why not? I’ve read one book by Melody Grace before called First Position, you can read my review here, but I didn’t click that it was the same author until I had finished Unmasked.This is the prelude to the last book in Melody’s Beachwood Bay series featuring the Callahan brothers. I’ve never read any of the books in the series but going on this little snippet I would probably think about giving them a go. It sounds like a similar series to Crista McHugh’s Kelly brothers series.The story is super short so you don’t really get to know the characters in any depth. One thing you do learn about both characters is that they both have done things because it’s been the right thing or because it’s been what’s expected of them. The masked ball that the characters are in the process of attending give both the characters and the story a feeling of being free, being someone new and being unburdened by everyday life for a short time. There is an exciting chemistry between the characters. It’s an instant spark that is prominent from the beginning of their time together.The story leaves you on a cliffhanger setting you up for the start of the full novel however it could be enjoyed as a novella on its own, out with the series.

  • Lisa
    2019-06-20 09:45

    I'm sad that this is the last but one book of the Beachwood series, I have loved every minute of the journey including the introduction of the Callahans to the series, they just added another spark. This is a short story, 6 chapters, but it was a wonderful introduction into Noelle and Ash.Ash is the eldest Callahan brother. He meets Noelle quite by chance as he tries to save her shoe from being de-heeled as it's stuck in the grate on their way to a charity masked ball. What overcomes them both is a whirlwind of feelings and connection that startles them both. Ash is a very controlled person and Noelle has always done the right thing - so I just loved the simplicity of boy meets girl and them just running free for just one night - no responsibilities, no ties, just the here and now. The only thing I didn't like was the cliffhanger. I hate cliffhangers and it has you right at the "Cinderella" dash....seriously, Noelle has to run due to a phone call and leaves Ash sleeping....WHAT!!!Overall, the story flows well and I was sucked in at the first page. Treat it as a teaser for Unforgettable (Book 8), which will be read next!! Enjoyable read.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

  • Stacy Hahn
    2019-06-11 07:06

    When Ash Callahan goes to a Charity gala the last thing he expects to do is fall for a beautiful damsel in distress. Ash is a workaholic real estate developer who has no time for anything but work. He only goes to this gala for networking.Noelle is a hard-working lawyer whose family thinks she's going to turn into an old maid because she is 26 with no boyfriend. Noelle finds herself going on another blind date set up by her friends. She doesn't want to go and to make matters worse, she she ends up getting her high heels stuck in a grate in the road just outside the charity gala.Ash arrives just in time to help Noelle. They both have electric chemistry. After helping her get free and one breathtaking kiss, Ash is left as Noel goes off to her blind date, which is an epic fail. All she can think about is the man that took her breath away with one kiss.This novella gives us a glance at how they meet. Will they come together again and experience more than a kiss? This is a must read and I'm ready for more!

  • Donna ~
    2019-06-09 11:48

    Only a novella but the beginning of Ash and Noelle's story. Will be diving into Unforgettable now to see how their story continues. Sad that it is the end of the Beachwood Bay Series. Full reviewA short but very engaging novella from Melody Grace leading me to the place I don't want to go.....the last installment in the Beachwood Bay Series. I truly did enjoy Noelle and Ash's whirlwind romance. I mean who wouldn't want to throw caution to the wind and live in the moment with no worrying about the consequences. If you have read any of the Beachwood Bay Series you know that Melody delivers characters for you to fall in love with. Noelle and Ash are no different.Grab your copy of Unmasked today and then get ready for Unforgettable.....goodbye to Beachwood Bay....I've already had the pleasure of catching up and saying're going to love it!

  • Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
    2019-06-12 08:58

    FREE and off the charts hot! What more can you want?This novella introduces Noelle and Ash cannot keep his lips off of hers! Just one night... they both agree to an unpredictable and fun night where they both spread their wings and free fly through this attraction they both feel.They both are scorching HOT on these pages... and we are left wanting more. Never fear, Unforgettable is here. Their love story continues as the grand finale of the Beachwood Bay series ties all loose ends.I have to admit I will miss these characters. It is a good thing I have the complete collection. I can see that in the near future I will have to read all these books from the beginning again. I just cannot give them up so easily! *Sigh!*

  • Kay Clodfelter
    2019-05-29 07:44

    This was a steamy taste, before the meal, which is Unforgettable, and I know it's worth the wait!! This book let us get to know Noelle Olsen, and what a complex character she is...She is smart, funny, and comes off like a free-spirit. Through the Callahan family, we have got to know Ash, and I have been waiting for this book to come. Ash has stayed away from girls like Noelle, but I think it's going to take every thing in Ash to run from that chemistry they have.. Melody Grace always knows how to burn up some pages. WOW I enjoyed and recomend it, but if you haven't read the series, I think you would enjpy it more if you did. Look forward to Unforgettable , this has been one h#ll of a series!!! Recomend to all that loves a steamy romance book, for all 18 and older..

  • Night and Day book blog
    2019-05-23 11:43

    This is a short book only 6 chapters but I loved the flow of the book. Have you ever met someone and just felt a connection not knowing what it means. Ash is not that guy he knows what he has to do but she makes him loose control. Noelle is a girl who has done everything she's supposed to do but for one night she just wants to be free. They agreed one night can they both walk away and not look back. Only time will tell. This is an honest review thank you I enjoyed this novella now I can't wait to read next book. Reviewing for Night and Day book blog Stephanie Powell

  • Jackie Lynn
    2019-06-14 10:37

    Just got this free iBook novella on my phone and it was awesome! I've never read a book by this author but I have to say how much I enjoyed it. It was short, but enough to want me to read the conclusion of Ash and Noelle. They're both unhappy with how their lives are going and they meet while he tries to get her shoe out of a road grate. It's history from there!!You get a really good sense of Noelle in this novella and what kind of person she is, not so much Ash but I'm excited to learn more about him and to read the others in this series.

  • Resch Reads
    2019-06-18 12:47

    Sweet, short, steamy sexy novella goodness. I have been waiting for this. As soon as I heard Noelle's name in Unwritten, I knew she was going to be Ash's girl. I think I am going to relate to Noelle...a lot, just from the brief glimpse of her I got here. Ash, well if you have been following the Beachwood Bay series for a while, we have been hearing bits and pieces about Ash forever. I can't wait to hear about his story because he took on all the responsibility when his parents' died so I am sure his story will be an emotional one. Can't wait to experience all the feels!

  • Alisa
    2019-05-23 07:45

    I received an ARC for my honest opinion. Unmasked is by far the hottest novella that I have ever read!!! The book sucked me in from the beginning. I had been looking forward to Ash's book and Melody definitely started it off right!! Ash comes across as this man who can't have any feelings for anyone and is so absorbed in his work. Noelle is a sweet girl who is going to the same place as Ash. They have a freak in counter in the road and the story takes off from there...I highly recommend reading this novella!!

  • Donna Porter
    2019-06-01 07:04

    This is a very short novella. only six chapters. Noelle is a lawyer who has just realized she has the life she thought she wanted, but when she meets Ash all that changes. After he rescues her from her the streets of New York when she catches her heel in a grate. He gets it unstuck for her and then he kisses her, in the middle of the street. Noelle is so tired of blind dates and when she reaches her destination she find more of the same in her date. This book does contain some sex so it is not for everyone, but the story will leave you wanting for more

  • Misti Sonntag
    2019-06-09 05:50

    I just can't get enough of this series. This book was steamy and sexy. This book left with a cliff hanger and me begging for more. Everything seems like its against Ash and Noelle to have a happy ending so I can't wait to see how this plays out. Every time I pick up another book from this series I'm so sure this can't be as good as the last book but Melody Grace never disappoints. They are amazing books and I can't wait for more Ash and Noelle.

  • Kimberley Humphrey
    2019-06-18 06:51

    So I'm going to admit that I haven't read any of the rest of this series but was looking for a quick novella on my Kindle while I'm reading another paperback. What a great choice I made. It absolutely can be read as a stand alone & has me so intrigued to read Noelle & Ash's full story as well as the rest of the series. The writing's great & the story line is fun & sexy. I'm so glad I've got some of the series already saved on my Kindle to read. I know I'm going to love it.

  • Sofia Lazaridou
    2019-06-06 09:46

    I had no idea this novella was a part of a series and that this story wasn't a stand alone, but just a taste of what will happen in the next book. If I knew that I wouldn't have read the story. I guess I will add the next book to my to-read list, but I don't plan on starting it soon. This story would have ended nicely in this book. Maybe with a Cinderella move. I dread what is going to happen in the next book.