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.

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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4 stars

First of all I am a HUGE Lex Ryan fan. Her "Dearest Series" is a favorite of mine. Now we are spinning off to Shameless. This is Brady who you met if you read the other series. 

Brady's life is changing in a blink of an eye into something he could have never predicted. He goes from single guy living in Boston tattooing when he can to something bigger overnight. 

Brady gets phone call that changes his life. His estranged brother and sister in law are killed in a flood. There is only one person who can go to Texas and deal with everything. The shock of what has happened has sent his father into the cardiac unit. Now, Brady is forced to go to Texas and take care of everything that was his brother's life.... including his 1 year old daughter. 

Brady has been on the outs with his brother for a while. He was hurt that his brother left his family in Boston behind when he met a girl in Texas. Brady had to be the one who dealt with everything at home, when Cal got to start fresh and be happy.

Katherine was Melissa's best friend. Melissa and Cal took Katherine in when she was lost and needed a place to regroup. She is now helping care for the farm and for baby Isabella while Brady tried to figure everything out. 

Katherine and Brady are thrown together in the most unfortunate of circumstances, but there is a spark there. While it not be the right time to start anything, the two of them try to fight off their feelings towards each other with no success.

I loved Brady. He melted my heart. He was so good with Isabella. Oh lord. ..... I was in tears at some points. 

This was a great heartwarming story!! Another hot from Lex Martin!!