Tuesday, 5 June 2018
New Release (+ Excerpt & Author Giveaway): A Shameless Little Bet by Meli Raine
Title: A Shameless Little Bet
Series: The Shameless Series #3
Author: Meli Raine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 5, 2018
How do I prove a negative?
I need to prove Jane is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Mirrors, smoke, and lies can conjure a truth that isn't real. Money, bribes, and power can twist reality. What we call proof is all an elaborate magic act.
So is love.
How do you prove you're in love? How can you know with unrelenting certainty that the person you can't live without really loves you?
It's all about what you believe. Who you believe. And I believe Jane. I love her. But it might be too late.
Or, worse-it might all be an illusion. If proof is just a magician's sleight of hand, then we're caught in a sick trick.
A deadly one.
One that doesn't end with applause.
But with a bang.
Read the stunning conclusion to the Shameless series as Jane and Silas fight against forces that conspire to keep them apart -- maybe forever.
A Shameless Little Bet is the conclusion to Shameless trilogy. In addition to tying up all the ends that have kept us intrigued during the first two books, this book also offers a few new surprises.
Meli Raine does a great job in keeping the intrigue and momentum going until the very end. This was a satisfying instalment and I think the story is, for the most part, well plotted. My one hesitation with this part is the sheer number of characters. I forgot who some of them were, and then the new characters just added to my confusion at times. I just don’t think my reading preferences are suited to this style of publication (3 books, each published 2 months apart).
My review of book one A Shameless Little Con: bit.ly
My review of book one A Shameless Little Lie:
I won’t let her go again.
My body has to prove what words cannot.
Her hands slide up under my suit jacket and pull my cotton shirt out of the waistband, riding up under the conservative clothes with a hot passion that makes me need her, naked and writhing under me, filling her. If she hesitated, I would stop in a split second, but from the way her tongue moves in my mouth, lips eager and telling me how much she’s missed me, I don’t sense one hint of question.
Her hand moves to my erection and rouses me to the point of pain, her fingers on my belt buckle an act of mercy as she unleashes me, undresses me, our hands now as frantic as our mouths. Power comes in many forms, and as we shed our clothes we shed the conventions of society, standing naked before each other, Jane’s beauty turning me breathless for one throbbing, long series of seconds.
Until I pick her up in my arms and carry her to the bed.
Soft breasts press against my chest as her arm wraps around my shoulders, her mouth planting kisses along my collarbone. The gesture is maddening, her other hand on my ass, squeezing until I almost drop her and take her on the floor, plunging in with a ruthless impulse that would serve us both in seconds.
I barely control myself. But I do.
Because this is one homecoming that needs to have every layer of ceremony properly addressed. You do not make frantic love after a schism like ours. You do not fuck her against a wall or on the floor, pumping until a few strokes go by and you’re left with an exploded heart and a tired engine. You do not turn a new connection into a quickie.
That would be a tragedy.
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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