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...
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REVIEW BY KATHY
Shameless is a wonderfully well written book with a great storyline, with a huge eye opening cliffhanger that will have you waiting with baited breath for the next book to see how this revelation plays out with the two lead characters. It is fast paced, intriguing and will clutch your heart with the feelings that these two have for each other, hoping against all hopes that they will finally let their feelings for one another out into the open.
Noah is intense, to say the least. His honor bound protection of his best friend's sister and grandmother is something that weighs heavily on him and something that he takes very seriously. His only problem is that with Lucia, his feelings go much deeper than brotherly, and that may cause a problem. My problem with Noah was his constant thoughts of his past, his not being good enough for Lucia. At some point I wanted him to just lighten up and come clean and tell her the truth about himself or at least about the danger that she could truly be in. Maybe not everything at this point in the series, but enough to let her know that she was under a serious threat. Or maybe tell her about his past and let her determine if her heart still wants what her heart wants.
Lucia is head strong, bucking everything Noah tries to do to keep her safe, but then she doesn't understand just why she'd need protection, she just wants to live her life. Her brother's death weighs heavily on her as she secretly tries to dig up information into his death. Her nightmares about that day give her no answers and she feels like she's letting him down by not trying to find out what happened to him. To her, Noah is a pain in the ass at times, more times than not, but in her heart he is all she wants. No other man makes the butterflies swarm inside of her like he does. He has her heart, and he doesn't even know it. My only problem with Lucia is that she throws too many tantrums. This could be because of her age and sheltered life, but it did start to work on my nerves a little. Maybe in the next book things with her will be better.
This is a great start to what seems to be a addictive series and one that I hope to be able to read in it's entirety. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves mafia style books.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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.
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