(Full length, contemporary romance)
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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?
Mix one country singer who drinks too much with one wife suffering from the loss of their child and you get Shameless. This couple, still in love, are each wrapped up in their individual suffering and--like any good country song-- drift apart. But, the flame is still there and when they are thrown back together again the embers ignite. Is that enough to bring them back together again?
It was hard sometimes to like the characters, especially Trey. Even though he tells Sierra he was faithful to her throughout their marriage, he admits that the same night she told him she wanted a divorce, he had sex with another woman. And, in the five years since their divorce, he's publicly declared he's happy to be out of the marriage and has been paired with many other women.
Sierra, on the other hand, has moved on. She has a career she loves and a man she's engaged to. However, once she and Trey get back together--all bets are off. I admired Sierra for putting her life back in order and worried about her getting back together with Trey. But... this is a romance so we know how it will end :-)
The author did draw me in and make me care about the characters--even those who were unlikable. I hope there are more stories in store for the secondary characters. I would love to see them get their own HEA.
Rated: 3.5 Flowers - This was a good book. I liked it.
The first book in the Nashville Nights series, Shameless, was a book that had been dwelling in Cheryl’s subconscious for years. For her, the surprise came when the manuscript began taking on a life of it’s own. Characters came to life, secondary characters became more prominent, outlines were forgotten, and a single title evolved into an eight book series, and another eight book spin-off series entitled Nashville Nights, Next Generation.
One word would aptly describe Cheryl: workaholic. She lives and breathes her writing, when she’s sleeping, watching TV, driving, reading… it’s always in the periphery of her mind. Her imagination rarely takes a holiday, even when she escapes to a sandy beach with her husband and son, she’s planning, plotting, outlining, and daydreaming.
Cheryl feels blessed to be able to get up every day and do something she loves. The thousands of fans who have embraced the Nashville Nights have made that possible. She writes for the readers who ask for more, she writes to satisfy the muse residing inside of her, but most of all, she writes because she couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life. It took her thirty-seven years to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, but now that she knows, she’s convinced she’s found her purpose.
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