A Shameless Little Bet

A Shameless Little Bet

by Meli Raine

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Overview

A Shameless Little Bet by Meli Raine

How do I prove a negative??

I need to prove Jane is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. ?Mirrors, smoke, and lies can conjure a truth that isn't real. Money, bribes, and power can twist reality. What we call proof is all an elaborate magic act. ?

So is love.?
How do you prove you're in love? How can you know with unrelenting certainty that the person you can't live without really loves you??

It's all about what you believe. Who you believe. And I believe Jane. I love her. But it might be too late.?

Or, worse – it might all be an illusion. If proof is just a magician's sleight of hand, then we're caught in a sick trick.?

A deadly one.?

One that doesn't end with applause.

?But with a bang.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159057440
Publisher: Meli Raine
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Meli Raine's Shameless Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,289
File size: 423 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes -- and the women who love them.

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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A Shameless Little Bet 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The interaction between Jane and Silas was soooo tiresome. Janes character is extremely annoying, her handling of her dire situations unrealistic and reading “ it must be bad” every time they’re called in for a meeting is enough to make you roll your eyes. I understand it’s fiction but it’s a combination of a poorly written romance and poorly written action novel. It’s probably written for tweens, so my mistake!
UpAllNightBB 8 months ago
5 Stars Review by Sasha Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog The thrilling conclusion in the Shameless trilogy is here and is packed with all of the punches. Meli Raine uses A Shameless Little Bet to answer all of the burning questions that have eluded us so far. Who is behind all of the attacks on Jane’s life? Who is Lindsey’s biological father? Will Jane and Silas be able to work out their differences and be allowed to be happy together? The group is so close to unmasking the villain that they’ve been chasing and as they dig deeper and deeper into the information, the more and more danger they embark on. Jane can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel, losing the small bit of hope at a life of normalcy, but Silas keeps her grounded. With chapters written in Silas’s perspective, we start to understand exactly how this whole process has started to take a toll on him. You finally understand the intricate workings of his mind and how his job has consumed him and thus made him better at the same time. The events of her life have left Jane broken and wanting to build up her walls, ready to block out everyone who she thinks she couldn’t trust. Silas has to regain her trust and slowly break down those walls that she’s been building up so high. With the ground being pulled out from them, friends being picked off like flies, and rumors circulated faster than the news can keep up with them, Silas and Jane have to find a way to get back to each other. Because in this crazy world, the only people who can keep you safe and sane are the ones who can see you for the real you. Holy Crap. Did this novel keep me on edge. With every chapter, I was almost afraid of which character Raine was going to target next. The plot was filled with shockings twist that I would never have predicted. It made the conclusion of a fast-paced trilogy to be that much more thrilling. Everything about this novel was thrilling, not just the action scenes, but the ones that are centered around the relationships that people are dealing with; Silas and Jane, Jane and Lindsey, Monica and everyone. There are so many dynamic aspects of this story that it keeps you drawn into the story.
Cali-Jewel 11 months ago
This is the exciting conclusion to an emotionally jarring trilogy filled with danger, deception, betrayal, deep dark secrets and so much burning passion..... We pick up where book 2 left us off (on that cliff) and so many things are changed in the course of this amazing romantic adventure including Silas and Jane yet they grow beautifully together... Loved every heart pounding, unexpected twist and turn in their journey, kept me on the edge of my seat all night long....
moohnshine 11 months ago
Wow!  What a crazy ride this series turned out to be.  Man, there were so many twist and turns to this plot, like a crazy roller coaster ride.  The final book in the trilogy of Jane and Silas wraps up nicely with a bow.  With an ending setting up for the next trilogy containing Lily and Duff's story.  I can't wait.   So as the books come to an end, many questions are getting answered.  Who is Lindsay's father?  Is Monica involved?  Where does Alice fall into all this?  Is Silas a double agent?  Some of the questions are answered and you go "hey they gave us a clue to that"  or "wow did not see that coming".   Meli Raine has really taken suspense romance to whole new level.  This whole series was a well was steady paced plot throughout, with so many twists that it keeps you turning those pages like a mad person.  Her characters are well-developed with strong personalities and complex nature.  I guarantee you will fall in love with them and feel invested in their stories.   I highly recommend this high energy  packed thriller.  Your head will spin from all the twist and complex nature of the story.  You will want to continue your journey with the characters even more when it is all said and done.  So if you haven't read any of Meli's books then start it right.  Here is the reading order: The Breaking Away  Series (Chase & Allie) Finding Allie Chasing Allie Keeping Allie The Coming Home Series (Mark & Carrie) Return  Revenge Reunion The Harmless Series (Drew & Lindsay) A Harmless Little Game A Harmless Little Ruse A Harmless Little Plan The Shameless Series (Jane & Silas) A Shameless Little Con A Shameless Little Lie A Shameless Little Bet The False Series (Lily & Duff)  COMING SOON
Shadowplay4u 11 months ago
A Shameless Little Bet is a brilliant culmination to this epically exceptional series! I have been literally dying to read this book, and it blew my heart and mind apart. Nothing prepared me for the fierce battle that was laid before me with both sides mounting a precise and calculated attack. My heart was decimated until there was nothing left as I watched the horror that unraveled until there was nothing left. The simple yet intricate plot left me utterly speechless as the last threads of this grotesque masterpiece came together for all to watch in abject revulsion. What you find is a no holds barred last attempt to remove and decimate a nagging and permanent stain of failure that can not be tolerated. This book is utter magnificence for the romantic suspense genre! Jane knows this time she will either meet her Maker or the mastermind of her current nightmare. Everything is about to change, and she has finally reached the eye of this cyclone of incomprehensible evil also known as her life. What she didn’t expect was to have to fight for her very heart in the midst of this miserable excuse of an existence. When one obstacle after another comes between her and Silas, she will have to reach deep within herself and decide if their growing love is worth the last of her reserve of fight or if she is better of just walking away keeping that small piece intact for the endgame. When the bottom drops out under him, Silas starts to fight his way back to Jane only to discover the depth and breathe of her doubts about them. He can fight anything the comes between then, but he can’t fight against her because that would leave him fighting his own heart. Will Jane hold onto her greatest strength, or will she embrace her greatest weakness and finally fall to the vicious predator that hunts her? This book painfully and desperately dug to the very heart of the danger that menacingly stalked the very definition of innocence. The evil that infiltrated this series penetrated and infected everything in its wake. Nothing is seen as off limits, and the fear of being revealed drove it to madness of epic proportions. You could say it was motivated with a desperation of a man doing everything to save the woman he has fallen hopelessly and irrevocably in love with. This is a story that devoured me whole, and I fell the very depths of its madness and hope that I could feel the desperation that clung to Jane and the frustration that dripped off Silas as they fought against an unknown yet dangerous enemy. This story rocked my world and enthralled my senses until I was lost to everything except the words that flowed effortlessly from these precious pages. This is the very definition of the perfect story! Meli Raine continues to showcase her extraordinary talent that separates her and places her work in the ranks of the madly gifted. She is a goddess among authors, and will always be one of my all-time favorites. I savor every book that I have read by her, and her stories only continue to grow in grace, creativity, and excellence. Whatever genre you read, please do not pass up the unequaled opportunity to read and enjoy and experience a pulse-pounding and fabulously crafted story written by this fantastic author!
CLPetit1956 11 months ago
This is the third, and final, book in the Shameless series. They do need to be read in order. Well written, strong characters, obstacles, doubts, danger, suspense, excellent twists and turns, and hot steamy scenes, will keep you glued to the pages. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
ledLD 12 months ago
Wow, what an end to this portion of an ongoing and still unfolding drama. Of course the bad guy was obvious, the twists and turns are many and yet this story is not done. The finish to this chapter, leaves an open end to start the next series. Worth reading, has it all intrigue, mystery,drama, steam and romance. Well done.
bonjovi01 12 months ago
OMG! OMG! OMG! I did not see that coming! This is the third book in the Shameless series, the conclusion of Jane and Silas story. This book picks you exactly where the second in the series leaves off. In order to completely understand the series you should read them in order. This book has so much in it that I did not see alot of what was going on coming, it has surprise after next surprise, when I finally figured out what was going to happen I was so caught up and saying to myself I knew it! As I read I kept thinking why is Drew being such and arse! Well as I kept reading I found out why! This book has so many layers, it has intrigue, lots of mystery, love, hate, tears, sexiness, political history all while trying to figure out who and why they want Jane dead. Will Jane and Silas find a way to continue to love each other with all that is going on? How many more people have to be hurt/die in order to get to the bottom of all of this? What is Alice trying to get to Jane in all of those boxes? I am sorry to see this series come to an end but it opened the door to a new series. I love Meli Raine's books she is the best at mystery, scandel and intrique! I want to thank Meli Raine for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this book.
CeeCeeHouston 12 months ago
4.5 stars for an amazing ending to this brilliant series by Meli Raine. A Shameless Little Bet brought even more revelations out of the woodwork and the culprits finally being discovered. This was one heck of a ride, but then so were the previous two books. Meli sure knows how to play out the suspense and tease the reader with tidbits of truths and of course a thrilling romance. There’s way soo much happening in this story and I don’t want to reveal too much. I HATE spoilers, so suffice it to say, I LOVED this book. And so will you. Grab it today and find out how it all comes together in the end.
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon 12 months ago
On the outside, it may look like romantic suspense. But on the inside, this book reads more like a political psychological thriller. One that reminds us, the media consuming public, that the ‘truth’ is a carefully crafted illusion designed for maximum impact. After the way the previous book ends, I don’t even know how to begin writing a review that isn’t filled with spoilers other than to say I loved every minute I spent wrapped up in Jane’s story. And I am impatiently waiting for the next series to start. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book.