Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Title: Shameless
Author: 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.

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Amazon/Goodreads rating:  5/5
In Patti's Imagination rating:  10/10

Brady and Katherine have a connection to which neither of them want to admit. They have been brought together because of a tragic event, and knowing it can't go anywhere, they do everything possible to stay in the friend zone. But heartache needs a break, and they decide that this will only be temporary. They won’t fall in love. Can they keep that promise?

This book had me on an emotional roller coaster ride. It was heartbreaking, yet heartwarming. At one point, I noted how we were seeing Brady and Katherine in everyday life, no ex out to do harm or someone plotting against them. They were just learning to move past the loss of loved ones. As strangers, it's not an easy road for them, suddenly living together, taking care of a baby. There were some plot twists and plenty of tears shed. I loved how the supporting characters - neighbors, Brady’s parents, and Katherine’s parents - added to this emotional story. I was left with a hangover when the book ended, as I didn’t want it to end.  

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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.

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Author Bio

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.

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