Friday, January 25, 2013

Book Review: Shameless by Cheryl Douglas


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Cheryl will be awarding: two(2) - $20 Amazon Gift Cards to randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and one(1) - $20 Gift Card to a randomly drawn host. Also, Cheryl will be awarding ten(10) trading card/cover flat packs to randomly drawn commenters during the tour (US/Canada), ten (10)digital books from the Nashville Nights series (winner's choice) to randomly drawn commenters during the tour and two(2) Swarovski crystal necklaces to randomly drawn commenters during the tour (US/Canada). Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.



Trey Turner may be topping the country music charts, but his life has been going downhill since his wife left him five years ago. He's desperate to make amends for the mistakes he's made and convince Sierra their love deserves a second chance.

Sierra Brooks is happy for the first time since her divorce. She has a career she loves, and a man who loves her. Unfortunately, the man she intends to marry isn't the only one professing his love for her. He may be able to offer her safety and security, but will she decide to risk everything for another chance with the man who broke her heart?

REVIEW:

Sierra and Trey have had their problems in the past--and their problem in the present is that they are still in love. But... is that love enough to overcome the difficulties between them?

From affairs on one side and a major secret on the other--along with the obligatory-in-romance spanners thrown into the mix when it looks like everything will work out, and you have a book to hold your attention.

The characters are well-drawn and mostly likable. With the exception of small consistency issue early in the book, there were no editing issues that took me out of the book (the downside of being a former editor!).

If you are a contemporary romance fan, I encourage you to take a look at this book. And, there are other characters in the book I expect to see featured soon in another of Cheryl Douglas' Nashville Nights book.

About the Author:
Cheryl began her professional career as a nutritionist, but her love of books started at an early age. She studied writing for many years before she decided to pursue her passion as a full-time career. After receiving constructive criticism from several well-known authors, Cheryl finally had the confidence to write her first romance novel.

The first book in the Nashville Nights series, Shameless, was a book that had been dwelling in Cheryl’s subconscious for years. For her, the surprise came when the manuscript began taking on a life of it’s own. Characters came to life, secondary characters became more prominent, outlines were forgotten, and a single title evolved into an eight book series, and another eight book spin-off series entitled Nashville Nights, Next Generation.

One word would aptly describe Cheryl: workaholic. She lives and breathes her writing, when she’s sleeping, watching TV, driving, reading… it’s always in the periphery of her mind. Her imagination rarely takes a holiday, even when she escapes to a sandy beach with her husband and son, she’s planning, plotting, outlining, and daydreaming.

Cheryl feels blessed to be able to get up every day and do something she loves. The thousands of fans who have embraced the Nashville Nights have made that possible. She writes for the readers who ask for more, she writes to satisfy the muse residing inside of her, but most of all, she writes because she couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life. It took her thirty-seven years to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, but now that she knows, she’s convinced she’s found her purpose.

www.CherylDouglasBooks.com

20 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Cheryl Douglas said...

Thanks so much for having me today! I look forward to chatting with you and your readers.

Denise Preston said...

I really enjoy your books. I accidently came across Shameless and had to read the series. Look forward to your future books.

Cheryl Douglas said...

Thanks so much, Denise! I believe that's what we call a 'happy accident'. Gotta love when that happens.

Heather said...

Shameless was the first book I read in this series and I was hooked! I moved on to the next generation and love those as well. Liam is my favorite character and I loved High Stakes. Looking forward to continuing this series. Keep up the great work!

Amanda said...

Found Shameless as a free book and was hooked. Love the series and the characters. Can hardly wait to read more about them. Keep writing.

Ingeborg said...

Thank you for a good review.

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Cheryl Douglas said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, ladies. I'm so glad you're enjoying this series. I'm as 'hooked' on writing them as you are on reading them so I can promise you there's much more to come!

MomJane said...

Haven't read this book yet, but it really sounds like one i would enjoy.

Dianna Leslie said...

I too got this a a freebie and was totally hooked. I have read all of the Nasville Nights series and have read what has been released of the Next Generations series..i am so hooked on all the characters and their stories. I am sure going to hate to see them come to an end but Cheryl Douglas has told us she has another series that is in the works and I am so looking forward to that coming out.

Dianna Leslie said...

I too got this a a freebie and was totally hooked. I have read all of the Nasville Nights series and have read what has been released of the Next Generations series..i am so hooked on all the characters and their stories. I am sure going to hate to see them come to an end but Cheryl Douglas has told us she has another series that is in the works and I am so looking forward to that coming out.

Emiliana25 said...

This sounds interesting, I'll have to read more about the series!

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Cheryl Douglas said...

Dianna is right! I announced on my Facebook page recently that I'll be releasing a new series this summer, Texas Titans. I can't wait to sink my teeth into those characters, though I have to admit it will be bittersweet to have to say good-bye to my Nashville Nights families. I'm so grateful to have awesome readers like you ladies who'll come along for the ride...

Stephanie D said...

I love these books. I came across Shameless for free and fell in love with the characters. I love the fact that in the original series and now the Next Generation series, you get to revisit all of the old characters and learn more about their lives and their relationships with their friends. .Definitely a must read for romance lovers

Gurpreet said...

Shameless was the first book I ready by Cheryl and I could not put it down. Before I knew it I was downloading all the books and from the Nashville series and then the next generation also. This series was all about love,family and tribulations. I became so wrapped up in the characters I could not wait to find out what happened to them next and thankfully Cheryl has away of bringing them together form time to time. I've read the Nashville Nights series twice now and love how I still get wrapped up in them. I loved Book 3 Ruthless seeing Luc's character battling with emotions. Loved all the characters created in the second series also :-) I only wish Cheryl could write faster as I can't get enough of her books.

Gurpreet said...

Shameless was the first book I ready by Cheryl and I could not put it down. Before I knew it I was downloading all the books and from the Nashville series and then the next generation also. This series was all about love,family and tribulations. I became so wrapped up in the characters I could not wait to find out what happened to them next and thankfully Cheryl has away of bringing them together form time to time. I've read the Nashville Nights series twice now and love how I still get wrapped up in them. I loved Book 3 Ruthless seeing Luc's character battling with emotions. Loved all the characters created in the second series also :-) I only wish Cheryl could write faster as I can't get enough of her books.

bn100 said...

Very nice review about the characters.

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Mary Preston said...

I think that being a workaholic has to be a positive for a writer.

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Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for your review.

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Lana A said...

The book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to read more!

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