Shameless (Playboys in Love: Book 1) by Gina L. Maxwell

Shameless (Playboys in Love Book 1) by [Maxwell, Gina L.]

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC and Entangled: Scorched

Date of publication: May 30, 2016

Where the book can be found: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Genre: Romance, Erotica

Series: Playboys In Love Book 1

Book Synopsis:

People say I’m shameless. They’re right.
 
I like my sex dirty. It takes a hell of a lot to tilt my moral compass, and I always follow when it’s pointing at something I want. That goes double when it points straight at the one girl in all of Chicago who’s not dying for a piece of me.
 
She’s all I can think about, and that’s a problem, because she wants nothing to do with me. But I’ve seen her deepest secrets, her darkest fantasies, and they match mine to a fucking T.
 
I want her. Bad.
 
Now I need to show her how good it can feel…to be shameless.

 
 
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Each book in the Playboys in Love series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order:
Book #1 Shameless
Book #2 Ruthless
Book #3 Merciless

My review:

3 Things I liked about Shameless:

  1. The storyline. One of the rare few times I will like the storyline of an erotica but I loved this one. I mean, sex aside, it was a solid story about 2 people falling in love with each other. And since we are on the subject of sex, the sex scenes were wow!! Except for 1 scene, I liked them.
  2. Jane. She is a character that I could relate to. I mean, she works 2 jobs, had to fix stuff herself via Google and YouTube, and she down to earth. If she was a real-life person, I can see me and her being BFF’s. I was also very jealous that she ended up hooking up with a Chris Hemsworth look alike.
  3. Chase towards the middle and end. I felt that Jane changed him. It might have started off as sex but it evolved very quickly and I liked seeing that. Gave me the warm fuzzies.

3 Things that I disliked about Shameless:

  1. Chase at the beginning of the book. To be blunt, he came across as an asshole. A huge, sex-obsessed asshole and I wanted to choke him.
  2. Addison. Jane’s best friend. I would have killed someone if they hired a stripper to come to my house under the guise of a handyman. Sorry, but that would have been a friendship ender for me. But Jane had the last laugh.
  3. The anal sex scene. I am OK with anal sex and light bondage and I am OK reading it. But when it crosses over into the gross category, I draw the line. And this was gross.

How many stars will I give Shameless? 3.5

Why? The characters were relatable and you really came to care about them. The sex scenes were out of this world hot and the storyline was fantastic. The story did stall for a couple of chapters but the author did a great job of getting the story back on track.

Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes

Will I reread? Yes

Age range: Adult

Why? Extremely descriptive sexual situations. I would read and take a cold shower afterward!!!

Other book in series:

Ruthless (Playboys in Love, Book 2).

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Shameless (Nashville Night’s: Book 1) by Cheryl Douglas

Shameless (Nashville Nights, #1)
Alternative cover here

Publisher: Unknown

Date of publication: March 8, 2012

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Purchase Links: Amazon

Series: Nashville Nights

Shameless—Book 1

Fearless—Book 2

Ruthless—Book 3

Reckless—Book 4

Relentless—Book 5

Heartless—Book 6

Hopeless—Book 7

Careless—Book 8


Goodreads synopsis:

Trey Turner may be topping the country music charts but his life has been going downhill since his wife left him five years ago. He’s desperate to make amends for the mistakes he’s made and convince Sierra their love deserves a second chance.

Sierra Brooks is happy for the first time since her divorce. She has a career she loves and a fiancé who loves her. Unfortunately, her fiancé isn’t the only man professing his love. He may be able to offer her safety and security, but will she decide to risk everything for another chance with the man who broke her heart?

My review:

What I liked about Shameless:

  1. It was a quick, easy read. I was able to finish this book in 1 day.
  2. The author was able to bring the heartbreak of Sierra and Trey’s relationship to the front of the book and keep it there.
  3. Not a lot of books deal with preemies and death. The author did a great job of portraying Sierra and Trey’s different grieving styles.

What I disliked about Shameless:

  1. I didn’t like Trey. Not very often where I do not like a main, essential to the story, character but I did not like him. Something rubbed me the wrong way about him. Can’t put a finger on it.
  2. The storyline of Eric, Meagan, and Trey. That left a bad taste in my mouth (no spoilers here….more of a WTF)
  3. Sierra towards the end of the book. She became whiny to me.

**I voluntarily reviewed this book**