I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector...a killer...I am Noah Blake.
There is only one light in my darkness, one bright ray in the storm of my life. Lucia DeMarco. And I’ll do anything for her. Anything except show her who I really am...an assassin. Well, former assassin. I don’t really do that anymore...usually.
It would be easier if she didn’t call me names. Asshole, control freak…shameless. It would also be easier if she didn’t look at me with those trusting gray eyes. If I didn’t dream about the perfect curve of her — never mind all that. The point is she’s digging into my world, my secrets, and it’s going to get her killed.
But first, we have another more immediate concern. Lucia is going on a date—With someone else...
NYT & USA Today Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She holds a Master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized at how she's using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent", her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
Shameless is book one in a trilogy, and for the first book in a new trilogy, it is full of energy, zest, heat and humor.
Lucia lost her brother six years ago and ever since, she has been looking for answers. When she finds a possible lead, she thinks she may finally have closure. Well, she would be closer to closure if her brother’s best friend and her own personal annoyance, Noah Blake, keeps getting in her personal business.
Noah promised Lucia’s brother that he would always watch over her and that’s what he is doing. But she’s all grown up now, and it’s getting harder for Noah to see her as anything but a woman, and a sexy woman at that. That’s before he finds out she’s been shifting through old dirt and putting her life—and his—at risk.
This story is full of suspense and romance and mystery. I loved all that this story has going for it. The tension between Noah and Lucy is a simmering one- and when it explodes, oh yes, it is so fantastic. I loved the chemistry and how intense it got between them. Watching them try to not address the elephant in the room is at times funny because they are so obvious about it. I was in tears laughing at how they tried everything to not talk about it –they are so hard headed yet they are so right for each other.
I loved the secondary cast of characters who added flavor and color to the main characters and gave additional boost to this story. I do want to add this story ends on a cliffhanger so book 2 will pick up where book 1 ends. I cannot wait to read bk2 find out what happens.
My Rating: 4.5 stars *****
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