Afternoon Delight: Unmasked by Lissa Matthews

Posted October 30, 2011 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 5 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight: Unmasked by Lissa Matthews

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Series: Masked,
Genres: BDSM Romance, M/M Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 27, 2011
Pages: 25
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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Unmasked is the latest installment in a trio of books about Thor and Bobby (or Robert as we now know). I was smacking my head as I realized Bobby was short for Robert and that Robert as well as Thor were in Pink Buttercream Frosting! In Pink Buttercream Frosting, Thor and Robert are supporting characters. While you don’t need to read Pink Buttercream Frosting to understand this story, it is a great book in its own right. But to really understand this story, you need to read Masked, the first book in this trilogy.

Bobby has returned to the Abyss, mask firmly on his face, with a desire to see Thor again. After a business dinner, Bobby is so anxious to see Thor, he doesn’t change out of his work clothes, going straight to the club. His single purpose is to see Thor again after finding fulfillment and desire in their last meeting. Bobby decides he must remove the mask and reveal his hunger to Thor.

Thor isn’t out of the closet and doesn’t flog men. Drawn to Bobby, Thor makes the decision it is time to reveal his preference in men. Thor straps Bobby to the St. Andrews Cross and proceeds to give Bobby a very erotic flogging in front of everyone at the club.

Will Thor want Bobby? Will they both be comfortable revealing they are gay openly? Is this a fling, or is it something more?

Again I am blown away by Lissa Matthews writing! This series of stories are short stories, but pack so much into them without feeling heavy and rushed. Her writing style is intense and emotional. You are drawn into each scene wanting the best outcome, but also wanting to see the passion blossom between the characters. Thor is the incredibly sexy Dom that knows who he is and what he wants. Bobby is the lecher of women, who has been hiding his true self. Both are ready to openly accept each other, but will Bobby’s identity throw Thor off?

The first book is mostly from Thor’s point of view. This book is mainly from Bobby’s point of view. This has me wondering what point of view we will see in the third book.

The stories are short, but it works well for this series. You get a little at a time, making you crave for the next book. I am just sad it will end at book three as I think this would make a great ongoing series.

While I am not into M/M stories in general, I can say Lissa Matthews writes them very well. Even though Thor and Bobby haven’t actually had sex yet, I know she will write their first scene with as much care as she has written these books. It is making really long to read that scene when it happens.

About Lissa Matthews

Living in North Carolina, talented, multi-published author, Lissa Matthews, has many loves in her life: Family, friends, NASCAR, football, music of all kinds, cooking, BDSM, and last, but not least, coffee. She loves it so much she and those who know her are surprised she hasn’t floated away on a caffeine-induced cloud while giving life to feisty heroines and hunky heroes.

Lissa’s love of romance came from every book she has ever picked up. No matter what she read, she fell in love with the written word. The promise of escape, the deep, intriguing characters, and the winding journey from beginning to end, constantly drew her into bookstores and libraries as she was growing up.

Her first stories were written in junior high and she kept it up through college. She would stay up late at night when her kids were little reading romance and still penning her own stories. In 2007, when she and her family moved to North Carolina from Florida, she began pursuing writing as a profession and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else… Well, except maybe writing in her own cupcake bakery/coffee shop. But that dream is a ways down the road… Lucky for Lissa, she believes in dreams coming true.

Lissa is married with two children and seven, yes, seven cats. She blames her oldest child for the cats.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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DeAnna (@SacredmOOn1)
10 years ago

Oh I haven’t read this series yet. I would love to win! TY for the giveaway chance. Cheers!!

Kathryn Merkel
Kathryn Merkel
10 years ago

I had no idea there was a series with supporting characters from Pink Buttercream Frosting. I loved that book so much. Squeee!!! Ok, will calm down & hope to win one of the 6 prizes.

Is it bad that I’m also hoping there aren’t any other entries, so DeAnna & I could maybe get all 3 books, instead of just one?

drainbamaged.gyzmo at

10 years ago

Sounds like a great read! I would love a chance to win 🙂