Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Release Blitz: Shameless by Lex Martin

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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What Can I say, Lex Martin has a way with words that not only does she suck you into the story in moments, but she makes you feel as if you could be living the story. The characters are so real, the story so moving, so emotional that you can't put it down. Shameless was no different than previous works in this aspect. BUT being that this book was an ADULT story, it definitely brings on the steamy and was H-O-T!

Shameless brings us an emotional story that is more than a love story, more than a blossoming romance. Shameless is a journey for the characters, a journey to self-discovery and self-forgiveness, it's a story of living with regrets but not letting them rule you. It's also a story about pain, gut wrenching soul deep pain, and understanding that pain and how to deal with it.

Brady isn't exactly happy with his life, he had other plans and feels stuck in his current role because his brother left him to it, he's held on to anger about that for a long time. He loves his family though and doesn't want to let them down. When everything seems to spiral out from under him though, its time to face some hard truths and make some decisions.

When Brady leaves Boston, alone, to make the trip to Texas after a call about an accident involving his brother and his family, he believes he's heading there for one reason only to find himself in a totally different and unexpected position. Brady has to work through his grief and the guilt he feels for not being the brother he should have been.

Katherine was lost until she found herself on the ranch in Texas helping out her good friends and trying to get her life together. When her good friends die unexpectedly, Katherine can only continue to do her best at keeping things up and running on the farm while waiting for Brady to arrive in Texas. Katherine has no idea what she's going to do after that happens, but for now she's just trying to hold it together, for herself, and for Izzy. Most importantly for Izzy who's lost everything she knows.

Katherine helps Brady out in so many ways, he would be lost in a whirl of duties if not for her help and explanations. Brady never expected to find himself guardian of his niece, or responsible for the goings on around a farm, but he sort of fits right into the middle of it. They don't expect that feelings that begin to develop, they don't expect to fall into each other, but its inevitable.

I love how Lex Martin pieces this story together, from the humorous to the almost make you want to sob moments, to the lighter emotional scenes. From the sweetness of Izzy, the struggles of Katherine and Brady and the addition of the animals around the place (especially that racoon), this story is full of FEELS. The changes in both of the characters build up the story and really feel like you are watching it play out in front of you.

Shameless is an amazing story and I fell for it quite fast. If you haven't given Lex Martin a chance yet, you won't be let down if you start with this one.

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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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