Shameless by Cheryl Douglas

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Shameless by Cheryl Douglas
Publisher: Self
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (187 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Rose

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 man who loves her. Unfortunately, the man she intends to marry isn’t the only one professing his love for her. 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?

Shameless is a country song come to life. Sierra is tired of Trey’s drinking, his womanizing, and–when he’s not there to support her after their child dies–she stops “standing by her man.” He is devastated because, in his heart and despite all evidence to the contrary, he really does love her.

Time moves on. He keeps drinking and womanizing–to the extent that his family is worried and maneuvers a reunion. She has moved on–she’e even engaged, even though she doesn’t love her fiance in the way she still loved Trey.

I admit to struggling to admire Trey. He’s a difficult, flawed hero with great potential to be an amazing man. Sierra is a wonderful heroine: determined, smart strong. The plot wasn’t terrifically complex, but the author does a good job keeping the reader interested and invested.

Because this is a romance, after all–the story is predictable. There are highs and lows as Trey and Sierra work their way through the pain and distrust that surround them. The author did a good job of making this reader care about what happened between Trey and Sierra–and I really hoped Trey would do a complete 180 and become the man Sierra wanted him to be. Thankfully, as I said… this is a romance and so we get the necessary HEA.

I’m glad to know this is just the beginning of a series. I look forward to reading the other books in the “Nashvile Nights” series to see if some of the awesome secondary characters get their own happy ever after.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for having me today. I so appreciate you taking the time to read and review Shameless.

  2. I have enjoyed the tour and learning more about you. I’m looking forward to reading Shameless.

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  3. There aren’t many stories written about country music stars. This one sounds very good.

  4. Nice review about the characters.

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