Blog Tour Review: Shameless by Nina Lemay

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the plot

Hannah is a student in Montreal who is paying for college by stripping every night at a local club. Honestly, I was a bit wary about where this book was going to go when it started, especially since the book is contemporary romance and it focuses more on the characters and relationships than it does on a specific plot. Which is kind of the point, except Shameless surprised me in the end when unexpected problems arise and put Hannah in a situation that seemed impossible to get out of- unscathed anyway.

I LOVED how Hannah resolves her problems and moves on with her life. It was inspiring and empowering and I was so thrilled with the ending! It was perfect!

the characters

Hannah has a negative outlook on life, and she’s sarcastic and bitter about nearly everything. You’d think reading from her perspective would be depressing or annoying, but it wasn’t. It was refreshing and entertaining, sometimes, scary accurate. But she wasn’t always accurate with her assumptions. She had her own false judgements of the world based on a few actions made by bad people. She thinks the worst of people, including Emmanuel.

Emmanuel is sweet, romantic, and he is SUCH a gentleman. He meets Hannah at her strip club, but he’s not really there of his own will, and after turning down the already paid-for lap dance from Hannah, they have an unexpected conversation. After that, they can’t stay away from each other, even after they find out he’s going to be teaching one of her classes.

Their relationship was romantic and sweet, even with the problems they faced. And it was very believable too! Nothing felt forced, and every interaction felt real and authentic. Their relationship made my heart melt (and break) several times!

“I love you and I respect you, your resilience, your strength, your independence. And I will gladly follow you wherever you choose to go, as long as you want me to.” Emmanuel to Hannah, Shameless by Nina Lemay

Also, can I just say that I was so PROUD of Hannah by the end of the book. I think she handled everything extremely well. This book definitely sends out a positive message for women and it’s amazing.

overall

This book was SO cute and I was pulled right away, up until the last page. I did not want to let their world go, and dragged my kindle with me through out my daily routine to get back to the story as soon as I could! It takes a lot for a book to break my heart and make me feel all better in the same day!

Should you read it? Definitely! Especially if you like NA contemporary romances! Although, if you are not fan of swearing (in French mostly) and sex scenes (somewhat descriptive), you might want to find something else.

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about Nina Lemay

Author Nina LemayNina Lemay is a YA writer by day and author of sinfully twisted New Adult…well, also by day. She loves all things dark and edgy and never tires of tormenting her characters. While Nina is a fan of all things scary, Gothic, and fantastic, she doesn’t shy away from a gritty contemporary romance when the muse strikes. She lives in Montreal, a city that never fails to inspire, with her partner and her dog.

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Blog Tour Review: Shameless by Nina Lemay

  1. Wait, what? A book about a student who strips to pay for school? I’d usually roll my eyes at such a book, but since you have good taste, I kept reading your review. And it sounds really good! And I do love that it’s stand alone. There’s so little of that these days, or so it seems.

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    1. Honestly, I have really WEIRD taste in books, but thanks for the compliment. This book really handled the stripping thing very well, I though. It didn’t glorify it or make it seem like something amazing, which it’s not. That’s not to say that it’s shameful, either, or embarrassing. Plus, the way it came across was very empowering, so I think the stripping aspect wasn’t eye-roll worthy, so I’m glad it caught your interest. And yess! Standalones are way too hard to find these days! Thanks for commenting and I’m SO sorry it took me like five years to reply!

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  2. I really like this concept about an unusual girl in high school, and while I was not in such extreme circumstances as the main character, I ended up being the weird girl when I was younger- ok, well I’ll always be the weird go, methinks. Maybe I’ll give this one a try, although I usually refrain from reading about HS drama- this doesn’t seem like that typical type of crap.

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    1. The setting isn’t in high school, actually. It’s set in a university in Montreal, but I can understand the confusion. I wouldn’t really consider the drama to be HS drama, since it was a bit more mature than that, in my opinion, although I do agree that HS drama is annoying. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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