Friday, February 15, 2013

"Shameless" by Cheryl Douglas Book Review

Read more information about the book (even though the giveaway and tour are officially over) here.

Shameless (Nashville Nights #1)Shameless by Cheryl Douglas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Country music, romance, and even a little bit of mystery--this makes up this particular romance by Cheryl Douglas.  I have to say that I loved the country music aspect, and I loved the fact that Trey and Sierra loved each other enough to make some real sacrifices for each other.  It is a shame that they weren't open and honest with each other--they would have saved themselves a lot of heartache.  This book reminds you that second chance love may not be such a bad thing.

If you are looking for a very hot romance, then this book is for you.  Sierra and Trey cannot keep their hands off of each other!  And that is my issue with the book.  It's honestly not the sex because I don't really mark down books for that.  My issue was that it often seemed that was all these two had going for them.  I would have preferred seeing more of the relationship between the two of them develop in other ways.  Yes, there was profanity--so be warned if you don't like that.  But I could handle that, and the book is not marked down in any way for that.  I just wanted to see Sierra and Trey be romantic without being sexual.  While sex is extremely important in a relationship, I don't think it should be the central thing.  I also found that Trey's perception of casual sex grated against me.  I would struggle to be with a man who had no problem with "platonic sex" (if that is a word).  but those are just personal preferences of mine.

On the flip side, the book is well-written, cohesive, and a very easy ride.  And again--if a hot love story is what you want (without chapters of steamy bedroom scenes--thanks to Cheryl Douglas for not putting lots of detail in the intimate scenes), this is definitely the book for you.  And with a backdrop of country music, how could you go wrong?

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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