The quick of it is that Pippa has found herself an unwed pregnant teenager. And life in their remote Australian town is pretty much hell for her. So when the offer to uproot and move back to America is offered by her long estranged grandfather her dad takes it. Does it solve all of their problems? Not by a long shot. Now she's got hostile aunts to deal with, frustrations with her daddy over her baby and one very intriguing stranger with a menagerie of animals that's complicating her life right good.
They were good pairing. Had great chemistry and worked well together on his ranch. I enjoyed seeing them walk the fine line between keeping things friendship only and letting their attraction take over. There's a little bit of heat but not too much. Mostly just longing and trying not to let things go too far while she's vulnerable. Plus the whole fact that their families hate each other...
Now. About those families and the drama. Holy cow. There was a lot of back drama between their two families. Old rivalries and vendettas, affairs, fiercely kept secrets, love childs, supposed deaths, broken hearts and so much stubborn it'll make your head spin. I can't say any of the secondary characters really made me want to read their stories. I enjoyed Shameless but other than Pippa and Devon there weren't a lot of redeeming qualities that endeared me to the people in their lives. It did make for some great reading though waiting to see what would happen next! lol There was a lot of chaos surrounding these two for sure.
All in all, I enjoyed Shameless. A slower going romance and characters with kind hearts and gentle souls. They both had a lot to work through and hard discoveries to make. They weren't perfect but they were interesting and doing their best. A worthwhile read!
** It may be book 14 (listings were weird on that) but it works fine as a stand alone.
Devon Flynn knows all about going it alone. He lives in an isolated cabin, away from his domineering father and the scandal surrounding his family. Devon’s attraction to Pippa is intoxicating and undeniable, but when he tries to get close, she’s as wary as his once-wild wolf. Devon is willing to defy his father, and hers, to claim Pippa as his own, but winning this wounded, wonderful woman’s love might be the greatest battle of all.
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