Shameless With Him (Less Than #3) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Caleb Carr might have once been ready for commitment, but when the unexpected slams into him with the force of a two-ton truck, he knows he has to run away from anything that might be important. Zoey might well be his final temptation, but to keep her whole, he’ll walk away.
Zoey Wager has loved Caleb since they were eight. And has had her heart broken from afar repeatedly ever since. It doesn’t help that every time she sees him—even when she’s running away halfway across the world—he’s with another woman. She’s watched him fall in lust her entire life. Now, she’s ready to watch him fall in love. With her.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I could tell, right from the beginning that this book was going to be a doozy! There were secrets, hints of more, and I could tell that something was going on, something important, and my curiosity was going wild! I was so hooked, I read this book in one sitting, from beginning to end, without stopping! It was definitely engrossing, and I just couldn’t stop, until I found out what happened!
Zoey has had feelings for Caleb since childhood. What started as a cute childhood crush, has morphed into adult feelings, but they have stayed one sided, since he always has someone else at his side, whenever they run into each other. But now they are both back in their hometown, thrown together by family and friends and circumstances. Zoey has decided it’s her turn. If she could only decide how to make her dreams, into reality!
Caleb’s life is spinning out of control, and he doesn’t know what to do. So he goes home. Where he has the support of his family and friends. But he wasn’t counting on Zoey. Or the feelings she brings out in him. And that is something else he doesn’t know how he should handle. Temptation. Confusion. Should he or shouldn’t he?
There is such an amazing connection between Zoey and Caleb, hidden under the guise of years of acquaintanceship. They’ve grown up on the periphery of each other’s lives since early childhood, each with their own feelings, and thoughts about the other! There is a familiarity, a basis in friendship that isn’t there with a couple that is just meeting. It gives the story a whole new depth, makes it richer, and just that much more perfect! I loved their story, as I’ve enjoyed the rest of the stories in the series. It was a perfect story of friends to lovers, with just the right amount of angst, and plenty of heat!