Shamelessby Brynley Bush
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Sheltered good girl Victoria Raine has always wanted to be a little bad. Tired of living life safely on the sidelines, she summons the courage to forge a new path for herself and applies to the FBI, looking for adventure and something to fulfill her vague longing for something...more. She gets more than she bargained for with her first undercover assignment--posing as the girlfriend of country music's bad boy, Drake Maddox, a lone wolf with a reputation for having singularly erotic tastes. Hoping to catch a serial killer that's targeting women close to Drake, Tori's job is to convince the public, and the killer, that she and the wickedly handsome superstar are an item.
Although their relationship is a sham, there's nothing fake about the hidden desires the sexy as sin cowboy awakens in Tori. As the killer draws closer, Tori finds herself falling for the one man she can't have.
*Shameless is a stand alone novel. All three books in Black Brothers Trilogy have their own story and can be read alone, although the books interconnect.
THE BLACK BROTHERS TRILOGY
Three brothers, bound by a secret that could change the world of medicine.
Three women, hired to protect the secret that someone is willing to kill for.
The last thing they expected to find was love
Meet the Author
Brynley Bush writes the kind of books she likes to read: steamy contemporary romance featuring smart, sassy heroines with a sense of humor and the strong, dominant alpha males who love their women a little feisty.
Brynley loves rainy days, books (and more books), hot coffee, traveling to new places, and happily ever afters. She lives in Texas with her husband, three children, and an assortment of pets.When she's not writing, she loves to read, spend time with her family, and travel. Visit her online at www.brynleybush.com
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Luv the Black Brothers. Sad there was only three.
I received an ARC copy for an honest review of this book. Wow! Talk about a HOT book. The battery on my iPad actually died while I was reading this and I screamed a very loud "NOOOOOOO" at the screen. I couldn't wait until the morning to find out what happened to Tori and Drake. There is some light BDSM in this book, so if that sort of thing is not your cup of tea, don't bother. The black in the 5 stars is for the "Black Brothers Trilogy" - get it, Black brothers, black stars... Brynley Bush has surprised me and made me a fan. Tori is an FBI Agent who is assigned to Drake Maddox, a super hot country singer. Female fans are disappearing from Drake's concerts and Tori is going to help catch the sick individual. Tori took a chance, ran far from her father's business and into the door of the FBI. She is new to the agency and needs to prove herself. This case is her chance, except no one believes this petite, home-town girl can do the job. Little do they know. (Insert evil laugh) Before Tori can be the strong, dependable agent, she needs to find herself. All of herself, including her courage. On the verge of being kicked off the case, she goes to Drake, the beautiful, amazingly sexy country singer to ask him to help her find the courage to be reckless, brave and strong. Drake does it with a power exchange. He helps Tori see another side to herself and in turn, helps Drake see a side to himself he didn't know existed. Only then can Tori focus on being the agent to solve the case and find the sick person who is kidnapping female fans. I found Drake to be very mysterious, not trusting the character until the end. He is written very well and since the relationship was supposed to be a fake one for the sake of the stalker, at times I didn't know if Drake was serious or playing the role of the boyfriend, but all is revealed in due time. And it will make you happy. You even get to meet his brothers, each has their own books written for them so if you like this book, check out the first two. I know I am! The family bond is strong and I appreciate stories like that. I love the strong family who has each other's back. The sex scenes are amazing and tasteful. Got me squirming in my seat at times too. Drake is a god to Tori, always taking care of her needs. Always, but she needs to trust him! Well, just like a good Dom would I guess. I found the ending to be predictable, just the part where the stalker was revealed. Either that or I am a good guesser, but I felt the climax of the stalker meeting Drake was a little predictable. I was yelling at Tori when she was in the hotel room but she obviously didn't hear me tell her to turn around and run away. Thank goodness for her phone though. *winks* And yes, thank goodness for Drake and the FBI too! I give Brynley Bush and "Shameless" 5 stars! Looking forward to reading the other two books in the trilogy. I am a new fan of Brynley Bush.
5 Standing "O" Stars Ok, mind out of the gutter people, though "it" does occur in the final installment of this totally hot series, this is more of what I had in mind. It is baby brother's turn this time around and after the last book, we know Drake is a bad boy country star with more than just a side of sexy. Unlike Drake, Tori is a rather straight laced FBI agent helping to uncover whoever is threatening girls Drake has interactions with. So Tori will be posing as Drake's boyfriend and she isn't sure she is the right person, she feels she lacks the edge. Tori has to succeed though as this is her first big break with the Bureau and everyone, including her dad and her ex don't support her. Drake is happy to play the part of boyfriend to Tori and is even more thrilled to help her get that edge which will help her with the case. But helping her allows him to become closer to Tori and unfortunately he isn't sure he wants to put her at risk. This book was an amazing addition to the series. Drake makes for yet another wonderfully dominant Black brother with just the right amount of sweetness. For huge fans of BDSM you must be aware that this book dabbles with it but there is just as much vanilla and trust me, it adds to Drake and Tori's developing relationship. Luckily, the couples from the other books show up with regularity, which simply equates to more Black brothers to enjoy. Best of all, Bush has done an amazing job incorporating a secondary story line which also comes to resolution in this book. She does such an incredible job explaining all that has happened without seeming like a retelling of the other books. This would allow someone to read this book as a stand alone without being lost, however, it will definitely be better reading the series in order. After all, there are two other beautifully hot love stories to enjoy first. If I haven't been clear, this book was an amazing finish to a brilliantly written book with sweet and funny moments, a hint of mystery, topped of with chemistry and a little kink. Bravo Ms. Bush...can't wait to read what you write next. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review
My Favorite of the Series Well Brynley did not disappoint in the final book of the Black Brothers Series. Victoria Raine is the perfect daughter until she decides she wants to spread her wings and become an FBI agent against her father and boyfriends wishes. Then she is assigned to a case to be the gorgeous, hot and dominant Drake Maddox girlfriend to catch a killer. But not everyone believes that the straight laced Tori will be able to pull it off. When the Tori's boss isn't buying the "fake" relationship and threatens to pull her off the case, she decides to ask Drake to teach her to be that kind of "girl". And boy is he a GREAT teacher! Drake Maddox is so yummy and comes up with some very creative "teaching" skills to bring out the submissive in Tori. If only we all had such an AWESOME teacher!!! And like the Emmaline and Mila, Tori is a wonderful character that you just would love to be best friends with. Now I am torn on which is my favorite brother - Griffith or Drake (I guess I just wish I was Mila LOL - inside joke if you haven't read the second book!) But Drake gets bonus points for the last sex scene - WOWZA!!! Ms. Bush knows how to write her sex scene to be STEAMING HOT and Panty wetting. So again 5 Stars on the hotness ranking and but this time 4 stars on the rest of the story. I actually liked the story with the fake girlfriend and mystery part. I just could not get into the re-hashing of the cancer part - and that may have been because I read the books back to back. I guess for the books to be stand-a-lones it needed to be included. But that meant there were many pages of the book that I skim read just to get past it. So 4 1/2 Stars and my favorite of the series!! I really enjoyed reading Brynley's series and would definitely recommend her as an author. Looking forward to reading more of her books. * ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW *
This series for me just keeps getting better and better. I had my hesitations for an FBI agent going undercover as the girlfriend of country music legend but Brynley pulls it off! Well done! I’m impressed (and I’m not easily impressed.) As much as I had expectations for Raine to be a tough cookie – she is – just inexperienced. This is where she must first resist Drake but then she has to be brave enough to trust him. Yes, he does use blackmail and puts her career on the line to form the first steps of their relationship and that’s the one part I don’t like about this series. He makes her choose to start a sexual relationship with him or she will lose this case and ultimately be signed to a desk job. He takes her places sexually she could only read about in the erotica section of a bookstore! Lordy! Those scenes are sexy as! But with each interaction, they cement their attraction even more and slowly it turns from a lustful relationship to a loving one. There was still that sense of dread from the previous books is going to come back to haunt Drake and Raine and it does in a huge way. That scene them and figuring out the answer had me holding my breath. So well written and executed. A perfect blend of drama, romance and hot times. None of these books are cliffhangers but the answer is not finalised until this book. They can be read as standalones but why would you? Have to say, I love the simplicity of the covers – they would look amazing in paperback. I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.