Shameless by Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2016
What the hell do I know about raising a baby? Nothing. Not a goddamn thing. Yet here I am, the sole guardian of my niece. I’d be lost if it weren’t for Katherine, the beautiful girl who seems to have all the answers. Katherine, who’s slowly finding her way into my cynical heart.
I keep reminding myself that I can’t fall for someone when we don’t have a future. But telling myself this lie and believing it are two different things.
When Brady shows up on a Harley, looking like an avenging angel—six feet, three inches of chiseled muscle, eyes the color of wild sage, and sun-kissed skin emblazoned with tattoos—I’m not sure if I should fall at his feet or run like hell. Because if I tell him what happened the night his family died, he might hate me. What I don’t count on are the nights we spend together trying to forget the heartache that brought us here. I promise him it won’t mean anything, that I won’t fall in love.
I shouldn’t make promises I can’t keep.
Shameless is an adult contemporary romance/spinoff featuring a character from The Dearest Series, but it can be read as a complete standalone.
If you have never read anything by Lex Martin before, then what are you waiting for? I loved the Dearest Series and was super excited to find out that Brady was getting his own book. Brady is a secondary character in Finding Dandelion who gives Dani her first tattoo and hangs out with her a few times. He seemed like he was a good guy in that book but Shameless lets you see so much more about him.
Brady is sexy and sweet which makes a good combination. He is the sole guardian for his niece and until the day he finds that out, he has never even held a baby before. Luckily, Katherine is there to help him out. I really liked Katherine as well. She was so sweet to Brady after their initial meeting. He is nothing like what she expected and neither is she.
This book has some very sad moments and is quite emotional. Lex Martin does an incredible job of writing those moments in all of her books. I can’t wait for Jenna and Ryan’s story.
Rating: 5 stars
The Dearest Series Boxed Set is FREE on KU for a limited time. Get all three Dearest Series books, including Dearest Clementine, Finding Dandelion and Kissing Madeline, as well as Dearest Series bonus scenes and the first chapter of Shameless.
AMAZON US / UK / UNIVERSAL
Lex writes adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.