Whoever is pulling the strings is smart and conniving to the point where friends see each other as foes. The plot thickens as Jane is pulled further into a world where she is shamed but now information is coming in that she is the reason for various other murders and incidents, which she couldn’t have possibly be involved in! Lies are truth and truth is just a variation of a lie.
I need book three like yesterday as that cliffhanger was too much for my delicate heart:)
A Shameless Little Lie is book two in Meli Raine’s Shameless series and continues the story of Jane Borokov and Silas Gentian.
It’s been two months since I read the first book and I did worry that I would forget some of the back story. Surprisingly, I did manage to recall much of it but I think overall I would have preferred less time between the books.
Jane’s notoriety increases to stratospheric levels but with Silas by her side, there is some comfort to be had from the bleakness that is her life.
Outside forces present plenty of twists and turns but this book was more about Jane and Silas’ developing romantic relationship. I enjoyed getting to know more about Silas and the chemistry between the characters is hot.
I felt there were some slower sections in the book; there were some highly poetic and overly philosophical passages of prose.
Again, Raine finishes the book with a brilliant cliffhanger. Bring on book three!
OMG! Talk about ending a book on a cliffhanger!! There's no bigger cliffhanger than the one the author pulled here and I just hope that we don't have to wait too long for the next book to come out.
After that massive secret was revealed at the end of the first book, there's now so much more to consider going forward for everyone involved. But Jane doesn't get the time to process the big reveal because she can't even catch her breath when after every blow the next already awaits.
I'm still in the dark about who is behind all of this and who wants to hurt Jane, but names were mentioned and questions arose, so we'll see what will be revealed in the last book. I definitely have assumptions though.
I really wish I could've given this book a full star rating but as great as it was in the beginning and how awesome it turned out to be in the end, it was a bit dragging in the middle and lots of the thoughts and words put in between conversations felt a lot like fillers, which gave the story a slow pace and had my thoughts drifting off a few times.
The Story: Jane is still under protection due to all the death threats and attempts of hurting or killing her, but who protects her heart and sanity from the web of lies spun by her enemies and the media? When nobody believes you and everyone turns against you what life is there left to live?
Thoughts: As I mentioned above, I liked the beginning and I loved the last about 20% but the story was rather slow most of the time due to very long and drawn out scenes and thought processes. I loved the quick conversations but the ones where after every spoken word a few paragraphs of thoughts followed, those just killed my mood.
I'm furious at Silas and I wanted to slap him so badly and shake some sense into him. I really hope he'll make up for this in the next book. Now you can see how emotionally invested I am in this series =P
Closer to the end it got very mysterious and tense which had me break out in a sweat *HaHa*. I really can't wait to finally get to the end of this series, although it will make me sad to once again say goodbye to these characters.
Loved the 2nd book of the trilogy!!!! It is full of action, lies, deceat. It is fast paced, full of surprises, twists and turns where you least expect them and a huuuuge cliffhanger!!!!! Hate cliffhangers but this trilogy is so worth it. Silas and Jane are 2 of my favourite Meli Raine characters and I just cannot wait for the next book. I definitely recommend it!!!