Shades of Shame

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Leila Johnson isn't your typical intern. 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.

Her sexual desires rival any man's, and the fact that she doesn't mind using people makes it all the easier. She likes her sex raw, carnal, and ...

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

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Leila Johnson isn't your typical intern. 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.

Her sexual desires rival any man's, and the fact that she doesn't mind using people makes it all the easier. She likes her sex raw, carnal, and full of lust and passion, and if it helps her advance, all the better. Senator David McNarry is nothing more than a strategic item in her checklist.

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 a hopeless romantic. None of the things that would further her career. His father, on the other hand, represented all she hoped to achieve: money, power, and status. And the fact that the Senator had no problem using his interns, fit absolutely perfectly into her plans. Add in the handsome, rugged exterior that simply smoldered, it was a sexual play she was sure she could take advantage of.

And all would have gone as planned if she hadn't reconnected with Logan. As she spent more time with him, her plan took an unexpected turn which had her dazed and confused. A new emotion, one she was not familiar with, began to grow within her. The more she saw him, the less she wanted the Senator. Faced with a decision, her attempts to reconcile the emotion thrust her into unfamiliar territory. Will she follow this new path, or continue to pursue the Senator?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490409719
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/25/2013
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    definitely recommend if reading series

    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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  • Posted July 23, 2013

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    Review: Semper Fi # 0.5: Shades of Shame

    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.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    Shame is defined as: "to cover"; as such, covering one

    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.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

    This book was nothing at all like I thought it would be. It was

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    I loved it!

    If you read Semper Fi, this is a must. I highly recommend both books! Great characters! Very hot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    I loved the book very much, and the first book Semper Fi was goo

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    wonderful book!

    wonderful book!

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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    Logan (from Semper Fi) is AWESOME!!! If you loved Semper Fi then

    Logan (from Semper Fi) is AWESOME!!! If you loved Semper Fi then this is a MUST read! Wicked, wicked, wicked!

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