Tuesday, January 30, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ/REVIEW - A Shameless Little Con by Meli Raine

Title: A Shameless Little Con
Series: The Shameless Series #1
Author: Meli Raine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 30, 2018


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.

A Shameless Little Lie (Book 2 ~ Coming March 27, 2018)
A Shameless Little Bet (Book 3 ~ Coming May 29, 2018)

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“Has it ever occurred to you that maybe, just maybe, if you thought it through, there might be a completely different angle on every part of this mess? That maybe I’m telling the truth?” I taunt him. That’s how this feels–like nothing but a nasty game. The push-pull of wanting him to treat me like a human being and wanting to lash out and hurt him is infuriating, but it is better than sitting here and taking his negativity like a passive little doormat.

“Of course I have.”

“And you’ve rejected that. Completely.”


“Then you’re really bad at your job, Silas,” I say, letting all the bitterness and contempt come through my voice.

“You’ve wounded me, Jane.” Turns out he can do contempt, too. Better than I can.

“I mean it. Anyone whose job is to protect people can’t be such an absolutist. It makes you weak. Gives other people an easy shot at you.”

“‘Other people’? Do you mean people like you?”

“No. I mean people like the ones who attacked Lindsay.”

“Right. People like you.”

I shake my head slowly, the waves of panic flowing through me, giving in to them. Letting them come because what choice do I have?

And guess what?

You can feel all of that panic, let the anxiety overwhelm you, nearly black out from the incongruity of being shamed, driving toward an unknown destination where you have no control–
–and still stand up for yourself.

“I have nothing left to lose, Silas. My mom is dead, my reputation’s beyond salvageable, I don’t have a job or a place to live, and everywhere I go someone’s trying to kill me. Even my online world is nothing but garbage and threats from shitlords. So, as a simple thought exercise, can you try? You’re protecting me. Someone assigned you to me. Give me the courtesy of doing your job completely. If I’m stuck with you–and I know I am–I, at least, want you to do your best.”

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Author Bio

Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them.

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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Reviewed by Sue

5 Sexy Heels

I'll be the first to admit that when I started this book, I felt a bit lost (despite having read the Harmless series), but once everything started to click and the suspense got seriously rolling, I absolutely couldn't put the book down. (I seem to recall a post about carrying my kindle EVERYWHERE so I could continue to read it -- I didn't want to miss a thing lol). Do you have to read the Harmless series first? I think you can still enjoy the suspense of this story without it but personally I would absolutely read those three books first so you have the background and can do like I did -- AHA -- over and over and over. Jane has been painted as the serious bad guy, people want her dead for the role she played in the kidnapping and harm done to America's sweetheart, Lindsay Bosworth. She maintains her innocence but it seems that not a soul really believes her. Silas Gentian works for Lindsay's husband Drew and is tasked with protecting Jane per Senator Bosworth's orders.

There are so many twists and Oh My God moments in this book that you sit there shaking your head saying "I never saw that one coming" and "Give me the next book now". This does end on a doozy of a cliffhanger but it is absolutely worth the read. Meli Raine does romantic suspense amazingly and it is proven with this book!

Reviewed by Annie

5 Sexy Heels

When I found out that there was going to be a spinoff series to Harmless series, I was super excited. I never thought I would love a political suspense romance as much as I love these books. I think this series and the Harmless series is a great read for anyone who enjoys a little romance with their suspense. This is not a standalone, but I suggest that you go ahead an download the Harmless series it will give you more insight into certain things. That is just my suggestion, you can always go back a read the Harmless series after finishing this one.

I am not going to lie the beginning is a little slow to get started, but it is totally worth it to keep reading. It wasn't until the second half that the story takes off with all the twists and turns and ah-ha moments. Find out what the deal is with Silas and enjoy how all the little detail unfold until the huge cliffhanger at the end that left my jaw hitting the floor.

So, I say take a chance and check out this book. 

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