Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Book Review: A Shameless Little Con by Meli Raine

Title: A Shameless Little Con
Series: The Shameless Series #1
Author: Meli Raine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 30, 2018


I didn’t do it.

I never betrayed my friend.

Last year, I was kidnapped along with presidential candidate’s daughter Lindsay Bosworth, forced to help her assailants, my mother implicated in one of the biggest political scandals in American history.

I've been cleared of any wrongdoing, but that doesn’t matter. Once you’re tried by the media, you’re guilty as sin. The truth doesn’t get the public’s attention.

But shame? Shame sells.

And everyone assumes you’re tainted.

Now I have my own personal security team, courtesy of the United States government. Not the one you learned about in civics class, though.

I’m being tracked by the deep state. The shadow government. They’ve assigned Silas Gentian to be with me twenty-four seven. He thinks he knows everything about me – all of it bad -- and he does.

On paper.

Like everyone else, he assumes I’m a traitor. A backstabber. A betrayer. Someone who helped a group of violent psychopaths, puppets of powerful men in Washington who made me into a tool.

Yet I see how he looks at me. True desire can’t be faked.

Or hidden.

And that goes both ways.

He assumes I’m trying to fool him.

And he might be right.

But not for the reasons he thinks.

A Shameless Little Con is the first book in the Shameless trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.

A Shameless Little Lie (Book 2 ~ Coming March 27, 2018)
A Shameless Little Bet (Book 3 ~ Coming May 29, 2018)

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My Thoughts

A Shameless Little Con is a fabulous start to the Shameless trilogy, a three book series following Jane Borokov, the woman everyone loves to hate, and, Silas Gentian, the man charges with protecting her.

Meli Raine does a great job in bringing out the drama and tension in this book. It was a thoroughly enjoyable book and I struggled with wanting to race through it while at the same time wanting to slow down and savour the details.

Jane’s situation is beyond scary. Not only is her physical self in danger but her reputation and life has been shredded by the media. And we all know how prolific and downright brutal keyboard warriors can be these days.

Jane’s situation causes much anxiety but Raine peppers the story with regular doses of sarcastic humour, giving us readers a little respite from the relentless attacks.

The book ends on a doozy of a cliffhanger. I cannot wait for book two!

Coming Soon

Releasing March 27, 2018


Releasing May 29, 2018

Author Bio

Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them.

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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