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By Joanna Taylor | Comments: ( 955 ) | Date: ( Dec 09, 2019 )

A street girl and a lord London is poised for scandal Bestselling author Joanna Taylor delivers captivating historical romance.Can a street girl fool Regency London Lizzy Ward never meant to end up working the streets of Piccadilly So when a mysterious lord pursues her, it seems her fortunes are changing But Lord Hays wants feisty Lizzy for than a night He neA street girl and a lord London is poised for scandal Bestselling author Joanna Taylor delivers captivating historical romance.Can a street girl fool Regency London Lizzy Ward never meant to end up working the streets of Piccadilly So when a mysterious lord pursues her, it seems her fortunes are changing But Lord Hays wants feisty Lizzy for than a night He needs her to masquerade as his companion So can a street girl navigate the fashion and faux pas of London society And will Lizzy s wild heart be too much temptation for Lord Hays


  • Title: Masquerade
  • Author: Joanna Taylor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Joanna Taylor

Joanna Taylor is a bestselling author, with sales totalling over 200,000 books She teams fiction writing with a successful and award winning journalism career, working for The Times and the Mirror in London, UK Her first adult romance, Spotlight, became an bestseller, and Joanna ranks in the top ten adult romance writers on.As CS Quinn, she is also the author of the bestselling historical thriller The Thief Taker.



Comments Masquerade

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    Lizzy Warden, a fallen woman meets Lord Hayes and he hires her to be his companion for a week after spending a night together. She is looking for a way out of her situation and he wants a female companion while he makes business in London to stop every matchmaking women to find him a wife.While Lizzy is pretending to be Hayes companion is she also learning how to be a proper lady. But as the week goes by they seem to come to care a great deal about each other. But Lizzy has sworn never to be a m [...]


  • Calypso

    "O Baile de Máscaras" foi o meu romance de estreia com a autora Joanna Taylor. Não foi um livro que fizesse parte das minhas listas, na verdade nem sabia da sua existência até que o vi à venda e como andava à procura de um romance e a capa era bastante apelativa resolvi enveredar por esta aventura. A história prendeu-me de imediato e o livro acabou por me surpreender quando não se tornou um daqueles livros em que existem várias cenas de sexo, tendo em conta a sinopse pensei que pudesse [...]


  • Alyssa

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Masquerade by Joanna TaylorPublisher: Little, Brown Book Group UKPublication Date: August 4, 2015Rating: 3 starsSource: eARC from NetGalley***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***Summary (from ):A street-girl and a lord? London is poised for scandal Bestselling author Joanna Taylor delivers captivating historical romance.Can a street-girl fool Regency London? Lizzy Ward never meant to end up working the streets of Pi [...]


  • Tempo de Ler

    Inspirado no filme Pretty Woman, O Baile de Máscaras é um daqueles livros que serve exclusivamente para passar o tempo - pouco profundo, pouco desafiantee não há nada de mal nisso, até porque sabe muito bem, pelo menos de vez em quando, ler algo apenas por puro entretenimento, mas este livro é tão previsível que se torna aborrecido. Considero que a escritora, Joanna Taylor, faz uma boa homenagem ao filme, moldando as circunstâncias à época histórica que escolheu; também gostei dos p [...]


  • Maureen

    Joanna Taylor brings Regency London very much to life with her vivid descriptions, but it just didn't do anything for me personally. It's clear that the author does have talent, but the storyline felt too familiar, having parallels with other books I've read before.* I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.*


  • Joana V.

    2* e com muita sortepepitamagica/2016/Comprei este livro e senti-me algo enganada – talvez não devesse, mas a verdade é que fez sentir assim. Na capa diz o seguinte “Um «Pretty Woman» da Regência Inglesa, que as fãs de Julia Quinn vão adorar». Ora isto parece mesmo o meu género de livro, certo? Sim, não fosse ser quase literalmente IGUAL ao Pretty Woman, que até é um filme de que gosto bastante e que vi várias vezes. Para verem o quanto o livro me começou a irritar logo nas pri [...]


  • Titinha Scaeiro

    Fraquinho Levou 3* com boa vontade Tem alguns pontos interessantes mas mais nada!


  • Kirsty

    This book was way out of my comfort zone. I don't generally read historical romances (this is only my second to date) but when I was asked to read it as part of a tour, I thought 'well, why not?'I don't want to hash over the story, I'd rather review in a way that expresses my feelings as I read the book. I read it at a time in my life where I was VERY busy, so I admit it took me a long time to get through. This was in part to me being so very busy, but also because I did find it took me a long t [...]


  • Leonor Lopes

    Para quem não ficou indiferente ao filme 'Um sonho de mulher ', vai gostar de certeza deste livro. A história é muito semelhante, mas transportada para um romance épico.Gostei bastante e recomendo.


  • Nélia Rosa

    um romance leve para descontrair


  • Maureen

    In ‘Masquerade’ we meet Lizzy Ward. Lizzy is a street girl, working on the streets of Piccadilly in London. Lizzy never planned her life to go this way. Ending up as a prostitute wasn’t her childhood dream. But life is hard in Regency London, and life has hardened Lizzy. One evening, Lizzy’s luck seems to change when a handsome Lord offers her a great deal. All Lizzy has to do is accompany Lord Hays ‘Edward’, to balls and dinners looking as pretty as she can. They both didn’t expec [...]


  • Catherine

    'Masquerade' was a quick, easy and engrossing read, and I probably would've given it another star if it wasn't for the fact that it was so heavily reliant on the plot of Pretty Woman that it was near enough derivative. I don't mean that it had a similar premise: prostitute is hired to give companionship to rich man for a week (just set in Regancy London). My problem with the book was that during the first half of the novel, the similarities were so astounding that it was ridiculous. For example, [...]


  • Ms. Please Pass The Books

    While the descriptions are vivid and the plot is engaging, the beginning of Masquerade is just Pretty Woman set in the Regency eraeven down to the dress shopping scene. At first I thought the parallels were cute, but after a while it really, really felt like it bordered so much on fan fiction that it might be construed as piracy. Following the dress shopping scene, the author did find her own voice but by that point I was already bothered by the story. I think if the author is actually writing f [...]


  • Zee Monodee

    I jumped on this book when I got the opportunity to review it. Started readingd some things were looking a bit like Deja vu - I seemed to have seen this plot somewhere. Went online, to see if other reviewers have picked up on thisd it turns out they had. I would discover this same thing when I reached the ending, when Ms. Taylor mentions that this story was inspired by one of her favourite movies.Spoiler alert - the name of the movie isn't mentioned in the book but it didn't take much to figure [...]


  • Charlotte (Escapades of a Bookworm)

    Reviews can also be found on my blog Escapades of a Bookworm This was an unexpectedly excellent book, I have to admit that when I started reading this book my expectations were extremely low, but that is the great thing about books with low expectations they invariably become little treasures.It was so easy to get into this book and even though I had started reading it late at night I found myself unable to stop reading and devoured it in one sitting.Also as it was teased in the acknowledgements [...]


  • Alexandra

    Romance fofinho e levezinho, mas tão leve, tão leve que lhe falta alguma consistência na criação das personagens, no desenrolar da história. Mas lê-se bem :)


  • Merq

    Can a street-girl fool a lord? Yes she can.Lizzy Ward is a witty, funny, strong and smart small-town-born girl who earns her living as a street prostitute in London. She's used to hard life until she meets a fascinating young Lord Hays who's nothing like Lizzy has seen before - handsome, polite, brave and caring and with a huge fortune and high social hierarchy.When Lord Hays asks Lizzy to have a contract with him and act like a real lady, Lizzy sees no other options than to sign the rich deal a [...]


  • Agi

    Historical fiction - this I read really gladly, especially when it is set in the Regency London and the book itself has such a wonderful, eye - catching cover! Also, after reading the blurb I knew that I am in for a real treat, and I wasn't wrong! It was a great story about Regency London, but written in a very modern language - when I compare this book to many historical novels that I had a pleasure to read, it didn't sound just like books set in those times. But I personally didn't have a prob [...]


  • Jess

    Este é um livro que vale a pena disfrutar na íntegra e que aborda temas vários característicos da sociedade inglesa do século XVIII sendo, portanto, muito interessante tomar conhecimento dos hábitos, tabus e interesses que assolavam as classes da mais alta aristocracia, em simultâneo com o desenvolver da ação principal.Uma história absolutamente fantástica, de fácil leitura e que envolve o leitor de um modo soberbo.


  • Ana Di

    Dizem que para avaliar um livro, deve-se ler até a página 69. Pois bem, li até a 70 e realmente foi difícil aguentar. História já batida, parecia quase o roteiro do filme "Uma linda mulher", só que ambientada numa época passada. Mesma história, homem rico paga prostituta para ser acompanhante por uma semana. Ai eu parei por ai mesmo, já que o desenrolar da história é bem previsível.


  • V.

    Este livro surpreendeu-me muito pela positiva. É uma escrita e história simples que me cativou do início ao fim. É uma história doce, sem muito conteúdo sexual - e o que tem é tratado de forma muito mais suavizada. É fácil de ler e proporciona-nos uma boa leitura. Atribuo-lhe 4 estrelas.


  • Carissa

    2,5


  • Cláudia.

    4,5 stars.


  • The Literary Shed

    'A GEORGIAN FAIRY TALE'THE YEAR IS 1786 and Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Ward, the protagonist of Joanna Taylor’s novel Masquerade, is a young woman struggling to make her way in Georgian London, a city that’s ruled by money, power and position. Forced to walk the streets of Piccadilly, selling her body to make ends meet, Lizzy dreams of a better life.‘Closing my eyes, I settle myself to calmness. I draw a picture of a new life into my head. One that is free of debt collectors and false suitors. [...]


  • Jeannie Zelos

    Masquerade,  Joanna TaylorReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, historicalWell, I enjoy a dip into historical reads from time to time and I saw a couple of good reviews for this. I enjoy the rags to riches type trope, and this in the description sealed the deal. “ If you like Diana Gabaldon, Anne O'Brien and Georgette Heyer, you'll adore Masquerade!” I’ve a rider though, if you hate books that are unoriginal, copy a novel or film script down to smallest details you wil [...]


  • Adele

    I’d like to thank the publishers and author for an arc in return for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book. I was first taken in by the stunning cover which is glamorous but it also shows a hint of mystery. Then the synopsis intrigued me, and also Joanna Taylor is a new author to me but has sold over 150,000 books and has become an amazon bestseller with her first adult romance Spotlight. So the book has 3 things going for it before I even started reading; a) stunning cover, b) intriguin [...]


  • Jo

    This one is hard for me to rate, because I liked it, but the reason I liked it is because it was basically a Regency version of one of my favourite films. I was offered the chance to read this as part of a blog tour organised by the publisher. I'm not usually a historical romance reader but it sounded good so I thought I would give it a chance. I hadn't got far into the book when the similarities to my favourite movie became glaringly obvious. I was left wondering whether it was supposed to be a [...]


  • Juli Rahel

    Romance books can be tricky reads. On the one hand the reader wants there to be happiness and love, but on the other hand there has to be a plot that might create tension and suspense. Masquerade manages to strike the balance between the two well. Many thanks to Piatkus and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of the book, and including me in the blog tour, in exchange for a fair review.As I said above, a romance book walks a thin line between being good and being boring. The core story of rom [...]


  • Cerian

    Originally published at Rookie Romance.As I started to read this book there seemed to be elements of the story that seemed awfully familiard then it clicked! Pretty Woman. The story is loosely based around the movie, Pretty Woman, except set in the late Georgian era (not Regency as it says in the blurb). Its story follows the movie closely enough that you can identify the key moments that match up but not so closely that it's not original itself- so it's all good.Lizzy Ward, like many country gi [...]


  • Shawnee

    This is not what I thought it was going to be and I was very pleasantly surprised!The tagline "can a street girl fool a Lord" should be changed. The character Lizzy is never unscrupulous or a liar or participating in any kind of charade other than keeping boundaries up so that she does not fall in love. Pretty thick walls rather than boundaries! Our heroine is a country girl who is really kind, innocent, trying to be a working girl and also trying to toughen herself up for the life that she has [...]


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