Audiobook Review: Shameless by Lex Martin

Title: Shameless
Author: Lex Martin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Publication date: April 26, 2016
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Source: Purchased
Summary (via Goodreads): Brady…

 

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. 

 

Katherine…

 

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.

 

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So freaking good! This was my first book by this author (in anticipation for the ARC I received of Reckless), and it definitely won’t be my last. I’m giving this 5 out of 5 stars.

 

I listened to the audiobook, and really liked the narrators overall. Especially the female narrator’s interpretation of Brady’s voice. That Boston accent she did for him was wicked awesome! I absolutely adored both Katherine and Brady, along with a lot of the other minor characters. And Izzy was super cute!

 

So this book is kind of emotionally heavy, which you can probably tell from the summary. I didn’t cry while reading, but my heart kind of broke at spots. Brady and his family, and even Katherine, are going through a tough time after losing loved ones, along with some other setbacks life throws their way. And if anyone’s life is completely turned upside down, it’s Brady. I feel bad for the poor guy, and everything that’s dumped on his plate. But everything works out in the end; I’m so glad he gets a happy ending!

 

I loved how the connection between these two characters unfolded, how Brady was with his niece, and the raw emotions we got a glimpse of here and there. And the epilogue was so good. I can’t wait to see a little more from these characters in Reckless…which I need to devour ASAP! I highly recommend checking out this book if you’re a romance lover. I can’t wait to go back and read the other books this author has written when I have a little free time.

 

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