Review: Shameless by Brynley Bush

Shameless by Brynley Bush
Series: Black Brothers Trilogy (# 3)
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 431
Source: book provided by the author for review



Sheltered good girl Victoria Raine has always wanted to be a little bad. Tired of living life safely on the sidelines, she summons the courage to forge a new path for herself and applies to the FBI, looking for adventure and something to fulfill her vague longing for something…more. She gets more than she bargained for with her first undercover assignment—posing as the girlfriend of country music’s bad boy, Drake Maddox, a lone wolf with a reputation for having singularly erotic tastes. Hoping to catch a serial killer that’s targeting women close to Drake, Tori’s job is to convince the public, and the killer, that she and the wickedly handsome superstar are an item.

Although their relationship is a sham, there’s nothing fake about the hidden desires the sexy as sin cowboy awakens in Tori. As the killer draws closer, Tori finds herself falling for the one man she can’t have.


Review: This is the third and final installment of this series and the hottest of them all…at least I think so. All of the Black brothers have a dominant side to them but they are each dominant in different ways. Each of the women they are with strong, intelligent and independent, but are willing to submit to their man.  I said it before, and I’ll say it again, this book has BDSM themes and if that is something you’re not comfortable with, then this book and this series is not for you.

Becket (the oldest brother), is the intense one, Griffin (the second brother), was the one that was more relaxed and easy going, and Drake is a combination of both of them.

Drake is just as complicated as his brothers. He presents himself to the world as hard, harsh and suggests that he has dark tastes when he takes a women to bed. He rarely lets anyone see who he truly is. Only his family gets to see the real Drake. He loves deeply and truly when he does love. He’s tender, emotional and wears his heart on his sleeve. Doesn’t sound like the dude in the excerpt does it? I know. Trust me, he really is like this. Don’t get me wrong, he can be a sadist as well and makes some boneheaded mistakes that he has to grovel for. He’s not perfect, but he loves fiercely, deeply, and forever. OK, lets all sigh together.

Tori is a people pleaser. She’s tried to be what everyone in her life wants her to be and while she’s not unhappy, or miserable, she’s not happy either. She wants to be able to figure out what makes her happy without other her family being disappointed in her. She wants to live her life on her terms and not have any regrets. She’s a likable character; she’s smart, level headed, she doesn’t take any crap from anyone. She can hold her own in a fight, and she has a vulnerable, soft spot buried deep inside that wants to come out for the right person.

We all have that soft vulnerability that we want to bring out for the right person, hopefully we’ll all find that right person, hopefully someday.