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Shades of Shame (An Erotic Romance / Real Love Triangle / BDSM / Office Sex / Suspense / Political Sex)
     

Shades of Shame (An Erotic Romance / Real Love Triangle / BDSM / Office Sex / Suspense / Political Sex)

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by Christopher Cooper
 

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2012�s run away romance of the year, SEMPER FI, continues in this riveting story written by the self proclaimed belle of the South, Laura Cooper and her devilishly sexy husband Chris. Together they bring Logan McNarry more clearly into vision in this sexy and gripping prequel SHADES OF SHAME.



We already know that Logan and Mattie are made

Overview

2012�s run away romance of the year, SEMPER FI, continues in this riveting story written by the self proclaimed belle of the South, Laura Cooper and her devilishly sexy husband Chris. Together they bring Logan McNarry more clearly into vision in this sexy and gripping prequel SHADES OF SHAME.



We already know that Logan and Mattie are made for each other; from the moment she�d walked into the Airport that morning she�d belonged to him heart and soul. Together, they are simply smoldering hot. But was there a time when Logan�s passion melted another heart? Judging from his shyness, emotional devastation in a relationship isn�t new to him. What kind of woman could make a marine like Logan McNarry completely swear off women for so long? We back up eight years to find out!

Washington�s newest Senatorial Intern Leila Johnson has an attitude that rivals that of Lindsay Graham on Benghazi. While most college students would sell themselves for such an opportunity, Leila was handed the job on a silver platter. Of course she�d been raised since birth to be a politician; she�d been sent away from home at a young age in an effort to make her cold and calculating. She�d been educated within an inch of her life. As the Senator�s Chief of Staff, her mother would have nothing less than the best for her daughter. It never would occur to her that being with her mother may have been the best thing for Leila. You may know of Patricia Johnson; she was most recently featured in Time Magazine�s list of Top 100 Bitches in the U.S. She came in an honorable 18th.

Leila Johnson isn�t your typical intern, and if she�d been in Washington more than a week she could�ve knocked her mother right out of that 18th position. She knows what she wants, and knows how to get it. A summer internship in her mother�s office is perfect for a young woman with aspirations of climbing the political ladder. With the Senator squarely in her sights, Leila is positioned to add another notch on her bedpost as she pads her resume at the same time.

The last time she saw Logan McNarry he was a skinny, silver spooned brat. However, dinner at the Senator�s house was a bigger surprise than she ever imagined. Logan was all grown up now, and definitely not how she remembered him. He was nice, gentle, and worst of all, a hopeless romantic. None of the things that would further her career. But Logan brings out something in her that�s not familiar, and she struggles to understand the new found feeling... Love.

His father, on the other hand, represents all she hopes to achieve: Money, power, and status. And the fact that the Senator has no problem masterfully using his interns fits absolutely perfectly into her plans. Add in his handsome, rugged exterior that simply reeks of power, and she was panting and ready to climb any ladder he presented. David McNarry wastes no time unwrapping his new intern and teaching her the ropes of Washington, even though he is all too aware that if Patricia catches him with her daughter he�s road kill.

This vicious Washington political story wraps itself around the McNarry family, showing just how their deceitful relationships intertwine. And in their midst, Leila struggles to overcome her own stereotypes as she steams with Senator David McNarry and melts into the arms of his son Logan. Which man should she choose? The one who fills her heart? Or the one who can put her in the White House?

***Authors Note: Shades of Shame can be read either before or after Semper Fi. The third and fourth books are in the works.***

Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Sapphire Kande
FIVE STARS
This book was nothing at all like I thought it would be. It was sooooo much more. I was expecting this kink filled story where love would eventually bloom. What I was not expecting was this beautiful love story. Yes, there was some kink, but that is not what this enchanting story is about. I read and review a lot of sexy books and once in a while, a straightforward book comes along that presents sex as it should be--fun, fresh, rich and inventive.
Goodreads - Diana Surgent
FIVE STARS
I waited for this book for what felt like forever. I loved Semper Fi, my heart melted for Logan! I could not wait to get my hands on the prequel as soon as I heard that there would be one! And I was not disappointed; Laura and Christopher Cooper out did themselves! I was completely shocked with every twist and turn! I never thought I would like Leila but then again everything I thought I knew from Semper Fi was out the window by the second chapter! Highly recommend this series!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016791807
Publisher:
Sea Island Press
Publication date:
05/24/2013
Series:
Semper Fi , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
187
Sales rank:
265,261
File size:
348 KB

Meet the Author

Laura and Christopher Cooper are a fast rising husband and wife writing duo that share their love for spinning erotic and romantic stories with a truly southern flair. Hailing from the �lowcountry� of South Carolina, these two are known for downright steamy erotic romances that will leave you drenched with desire, flushed with excitement, and begging for more. Sprinkle in a little twisted southern humor and voila � a worthwhile reading experience you�ll want to share with your friends.

2013 Indie Romance Writer Nominees and International Bestselling Authors of SEMPER FI, SHADES OF SHAME, BONEYARD BEACH, GOODY TWO SHOES and the popular SEVEN DEADLY SINS series.

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Shades of Shame 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JillD82 More than 1 year ago
This book was good, although a bit scattered at times but it was nice to get the background on everything. With that said it doesn't seem to fit the book Semper Fi though, there are things that are said in the books that do not seem to go together and I am not sure which one is accurate; but altogether a good read.
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Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Shades of Shame by Laura Cooper My rating: 3 of 5 stars To be honest, I read this book because the cover is HOT! I kept reading, just waiting for the part of the book that would match up with the cover. (The guy in the chair, not the couple in an embrace) and it didn't happen like I expected it to and was over way too quickly. This book was enjoyable, but I found myself getting a little confused over who's perspective I was reading from as it switched so much. The story itself is a twisted, uncomfortable tale of seedy things that happen behind the scenes in the lives of politicians. And I did NOT expect the ending! It left me feeling slightly disturbed and sad. This was an okay book and I do plan on continuing with the series and reading the next one, Semper Fi.
bookfri-ends More than 1 year ago
Shame is defined as: "to cover"; as such, covering oneself, literally or figuratively. It is a conscious condition of what we can outwardly expose what we inwardly want to leave uncovered.    “There are many shades of shame, my dear.  You just have to find the one you're most comfortable with...”  Shades of Shame is the prequel to Semper fi where we met Logan McNarry, the son of Senator David McNarry.  He has a scandal that haunts his past and threatens his future.  But Logan isn't the only one with skeletons in his closet.   Senator McNarry has a refined taste and insatiable appetite for his interns. He uses these traits to quench his thirst for his very own brand of kink in his “Den of Sin.”   “The tawdry encounters with women held little emotional importance and were only to satisfy his sexual cravings, nothing more.” His relationship with his wife Elise is one that pulls at your emotions.  All she really wants is her husband, and as you learn of his indiscretions and the emotional bond he has with her, you find yourself rooting for the happily ever after, which I always like in a love story.  But this is not that kind of story.   Lelia, the daughter of Elise’s best friend Patricia, is one of the Senator’s interns.  She is career minded, head-strong, and doesn't know what it means to have real unconditional love.  Her daddy issues create a situation that puts her heart in the middle of her own emotional game of tug of war.  Logan is not who she ever thought she wanted but his power of persuasion has the ability to turn her head his way.   Is his love enough to fill the void she is so desperately trying to fill? The book touches on the principles of BDSM, the domination/submissive relationship and the type of play that goes with that lifestyle.   I loved the first book Semper fi, the story of Logan and Mattie.  I looked to this book to provide me with the details of Logan’s past in order to explain some of his demons.  At times, I found parts of this book seemed to contradict some of the first book’s storyline.  I hope the third book will give me the explanations for my confusion.   I give this book 3.5 stars.  I enjoyed the story as a standalone book.  The characters are developed and relatable even to this vanilla mid-western chick.  I was a huge fan of Logan and his story and was not disappointed in his interactions with the other characters.  I now have a clearer view of his past and why he made the choices that he did to be in that airport the day he met Mattie.  I anticipate the third book will hopefully push the envelope and draw me in as the series continues.
SapphireKande1864 More than 1 year ago
This book was nothing at all like I thought it would be. It was sooooo much more. I was expecting this kink filled story where love would eventually bloom. What I was not expecting was this beautiful love story. Yes, there was some kink, but that is not what this enchanting story is about. I read and review a lot of sexy books and once in a while, a straightforward book comes along that presents sex as it should be--fun, fresh, rich and inventive. This is one of the few books about sex that you actually want to sit down and read. The quality is amazing! I really liked this book. Highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read Semper Fi, this is a must. I highly recommend both books! Great characters! Very hot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book very much, and the first book Semper Fi was good also I could not put the books down. they are both a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wonderful book!
boisterous More than 1 year ago
Logan (from Semper Fi) is AWESOME!!! If you loved Semper Fi then this is a MUST read! Wicked, wicked, wicked!