Tuesday, April 26, 2016

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Shameless by Lex Martin

Title: Shameless
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: April 26, 2016


This was our first Lex Martin novel and I have to admit that I was a little surprised. I was surprised because after following her on social media I've always associated her with this fun-loving, happy, funny, dirty talking persona and assumed that her personality would be mirrored in her novels and in the case of Shameless my assumptions were only partially correct. While there are definitely many moments of humor and sweetness and dirty talking, there was also a pervading heaviness (which makes sense considering what both Brady and Kat are dealing with). As Brady and Kat both grapple with losing people they love, they learn to lean on each other and it is in this process of grieving and coping that we see strangers become friends and friends become lovers. Martin's deliberate pacing --not too fast and not too slow-- worked well and made something that may seem a little unbelievable in the 'real world' totally work and seem plausible. 

Other things that really worked for me were the sexy sexy times, the detailed descriptions of the small Texas town (shout out to all the southerners out there, y'all!), the hard work and exhaustion of working full time and figuring out how to be a 'parent', and the constant sense of anxiety about the financial challenges both Brady and Kat were living with--the attention to these details never bogged me down and really enhanced the overall reading experience for me. 

Lex Martin has been on my radar for quite a while now and after reading Shameless I know I will go back and read her first three novels and will be on the look out for the upcoming ones. If she's new to you too, try out Shameless and jump on the Lex Martin bandwagon.

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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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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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