The Girl Behind The Mask – Stella Knightley



Blurb: Leaving the heartache of sexual betrayal behind her in London, historian Sarah Thomson intends to make the most of her research trip to Venice. But she soon finds her attention consumed by mysterious millionaire Marco Donato. Despite their deepening relationship, however, the handsome playboy persists in playing a secretive game. What exactly is Marco hiding? The subject of Sarah’s research is eighteenth-century Venetian Luciana Giordano. At a time when debauchery is the city’s favourite pastime, virginal Luciana is kept out of trouble by a zealous chaperone – until she meets a man who promises to help her escape her restraints. But just what does the worldly stranger want to teach her in return?

Review: This book was beautifully written, especially the parts about historical women. When the main character begins an online affair (as such) with Marco, owner of the library where she obtained the book of historical love letters, she begins to reveal intimate details of her life, and her thoughts. She’s already in a relationship with Steven, however desperately wants to meet Marco, in person. The book has some saucy scenes and you find yourself intrigued as to whether she actually meets Marco, and what he’s really like. This book is part of a series. Overall good read!