Blame It on the Shame- by Ashley Jade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*Bangs head on desk* *Continues to bang head on desk*
OMG... O.M.G.....OH Em Gee!!! It did not end like that!! What?? I didnt see that ending coming -- AWESOME!!! I LOVE when that happens. Although I now have grabby hands and need the next book like I need air right now.
What a ride this one was. Ricardo is back. And I. Am. IN. LOVE!!! *Swoon* He is the perfect blend of asshole and soft. He has a dirty mouth and is even dirtier between the sheets. He loves hard and OMG the ending and what he did to prove his love for Lou Lou. Im at a loss for words. How can I get across the pure awesomeness of Ricardo and not give anything away??? You have got to experience Ricardo for yourself. Because that is what he is -- an experience.
And Lou Lou. My heart breaks and aches for her. I swear if anyone needs a break in life it is her. This beautiful flower that is 1/2 open and keeps getting taken out of the sun and left unwatered so she cant fully open. And that ending -- just.... she... but.... wth just happened?? Even knowing what happens before it happened I still found myself shocked. What are you talking about KC??
This book runs parallel with Blame it on the Pain. Meaning you know alot of what will happen because we read it from Jackson and Alyssa's POV. Blame it on the Shame is Ricardo and Lou Lou's POV. Now, I know what some of you are thinking. Great, it's the same damn book just in a different POV. But, you'd be wrong. The author did an amazing job at making it feel fresh and new. Not one time did I ever feel like I was reading the same book over. How she pulled this off I have no idea. But even experiencing some of the same scenes from a different POV never felt redundant. I loved how the author was able to make the alternating POV's fresh and new. You have to read it to fully appreciate what Iam saying.
This series has been a grand slam for me. There is just enough angst, perfect amount of mystery, hot sex and killer drama that is not over the top making you want to keep your nose in the book and turning pages. In fact I binge read this one. I started and didn't put it down. I made a frozen pizza for dinner and almost burned it because I was at a really good part and lost track of time. I saved the pizza in the nic of time *whew*
If you are looking for a good Romantic Suspense that flows well, keeps you guessing and on your toes, has some really hot sex and is an easy read then this series is for you. It has some dark themes and is what I call grey. It deals with dark elements but isn't a dark book. If that doesnt make sense then all I can say is you have got to read this book!!!
**This is not a stand alone. You must read Blame It On The Pain and Blame It On The Shame Pt 1 before you read Blame It On The Shame Pt 2**
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