January 30, 2018 2 min to read

Review: A Shameless Little Con by Meli Raine

Category : Reviews

Synopsis:
I didn’t do it.

I never betrayed my friend.

Last year, I was kidnapped along with presidential candidate’s daughter Lindsay Bosworth, forced to help her assailants, my mother implicated in one of the biggest political scandals in American history.

I’ve been cleared of any wrongdoing, but that doesn’t matter. Once you’re tried by the media, you’re guilty as sin. The truth doesn’t get the public’s attention.

But shame? Shame sells.

And everyone assumes you’re tainted.

Now I have my own personal security team, courtesy of the United States government. Not the one you learned about in civics class, though.

I’m being tracked by the deep state. The shadow government. They’ve assigned Silas Gentian to be with me twenty-four seven. He thinks he knows everything about me – all of it bad — and he does.

On paper.

Like everyone else, he assumes I’m a traitor. A backstabber. A betrayer. Someone who helped a group of violent psychopaths, puppets of powerful men in Washington who made me into a tool.

Yet I see how he looks at me. True desire can’t be faked.

Or hidden.

And that goes both ways.

He assumes I’m trying to fool him.

And he might be right.

But not for the reasons he thinks.

A Shameless Little Con is the first book in the Shameless trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.

My Review:
Genre: Romance – Suspense
Stand-Alone: Nope
Part of a Series: Yes – Book one of the Shameless Trilogy which is connect/takes place after the Harmless Trilogy with a different main character but interconnecting characters
POV: Jane
Steam Level: Slow burn
4/5

I started this book yesterday morning and if I hadn’t had to go into the office I probably would have finished it by the afternoon. Full disclosure: I haven’t read the Harmless trilogy (I will now, that’s for sure) and was as a little worried going in that I’d be completely lost. I wasn’t though. In fact the was that Meli Raine caught new readers like me up was creative flowed well into the current story, not breaking the tension and flow. It was creative and definitely a mark of a great author. A Shameless Little Con was the perfect mix of action and intrigue with a spark of spice and humor. And, the cliff-hanger isn’t too terrible (though I did see if coming). It stops at a logical point in the story, enough to leave you intrigued and wondering but not smack dab in the middle of the action, making it the type of cliffhanger I’m okay with. I look forward to reading more of Meli Raine in the future.

I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • People have lives that connect them to others. It’s one of the fundamental tenets of being human.
  • Expectations come from the outside, but also from the inside self. We find our boundaries by failing.
  • “Are you decent?”…”No, but i’m dressed.”
  • Don’t mistake my desperation for confidence.
  • We live in a world where truther is relative. Lies, can be monetized.
  • Pain won’t be denied. You can defer it. Postpone it Think you’ve got it under control. Just when you think you have mastered it, the pain emerges. Pain dominates.
  • Silas is my moon, my true North, my divining rod, my center.

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