Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review: Shameless

Title: Shameless
Series: Nashville Nights
Author: Cheryl Douglas
Pages: 187



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 fiancé who loves her.

Unfortunately, her fiancĂ© isn’t the only man professing his love. 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? 


I really enjoyed this book!

I love the conflict between the two characters, Trey and Sierra. They struggled to make their marriage work and did not really try hard enough to make it work. It was interesting how Trey was the desperate type in the beginning. That's unusual for a man, I think. He was just so in love with his (ex) wife that he was willing to beg even after the divorce was final and it had been five years since they'd last seen each other.

It was also interesting how Sierra kept trying to walk away despite the fact that she would always love Trey and no one else. It was kind of gross how she was engaged to a judge. I won't spoil it, but I mean, seriously? The judge can't even compare to Trey!

I think my favorite part was when Trey threatened the judge. I love the sense of power that his status held for him. That guy may have been a judge, but Trey was famous and had much more power using his fans and his influence. I just loved that. He sounded very macho during that scene.

Towards the end, Trey and Sierra finally realized they were repeating their mistakes and tried to make it work this time around. I love that despite their flaws, they still loved each other no matter what.

Overall, this book was quite a roller coaster for both characters, but it's definitely enjoyable. I can't wait to read the next book!

About the Author:
Cheryl began her professional career as a nutritionist, but her love of books started at an early age. She studied writing for many years before she decided to pursue her passion as a full-time career. After receiving constructive criticism from several well-known authors, Cheryl finally had the confidence to write her first romance novel.

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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