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Shameful

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Thirty-nine-year-old Joanne accidentally meets Alex, a sixteen-year-old stud who gradually coalesces with her family. This wouldn't ordinarily be a problem, except Joanne feels vulnerable to Alex's charms since her husband has been away for months. Throw in Joanne's fourteen-year-old daughter, who falls for Alex immediately, and you got a recipe for disaster.

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Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published November 1st 2011 (first published October 29th 2011)
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Freyja Holt
Mar 04, 2016 Freyja Holt rated it really liked it
First of all the idea of a grown woman having an intimate relationship with a 16-year old guy is not really that controversial to me since where I'm from the age of consent is 15. This is not a twisted tale of a female predator disguising as a housewife and mother nor is it a tale of a ruthless woman corrupting a man too young to know his own good so if you're in to that kind of kink then this is not the book for you.
Its the story of a woman who after having had her needs neglected for too long
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Susie
Feb 15, 2012 Susie rated it really liked it
This was an intense, emotionally draining, hard to put down read, surprisingly I really enjoyed it.
Janice Bridges
Aug 07, 2014 Janice Bridges rated it it was amazing
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Let me first say, as a mother of a teenage boy, the woman who put her hands on my son would regret it for the rest of her (very short) life!

That being said, I loved this book! I found myself rushing home from work and immediately picking up where I had left off, neglecting housework, and staying up late because I just couldn't put it down. I had to keep turning the pages to see where the author would take the story. Throughout the book Joanne kept saying that this can't end well. As the reader,
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Jane
Apr 09, 2012 Jane rated it it was amazing
For open-minded over 18’s only!


Joanne is a desperate housewife with an absent army husband and though financially secure she is most certainly not happy. Feeling overwhelmed and under appreciated a moments loss of concentration during the drive home from a weekend with the in-laws changes her life in ways she never imagined.

Dicey has hit on a very controversial subject here that could possibly offend some readers………I on the other hand am not offended! But that’s easy to say because the age of c
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Momma Romance
Feb 02, 2013 Momma Romance rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Over 18
Recommended to Momma Romance by: author
*Disclaimer: I Recevied a copy of this book in return for an honest review*

Where do I start with "Shameful?" I do love taboo books, they give me an extra escape and really get my brain going so I was excited to start this book. It was a well written book and did a great job touching on a very Taboo subject without turning it into a dirty book about pedophilia. The relationship between Joanne and Alex starts innocently enough and you can see her trying hard to fight the feelings she may or may no
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Karin
Nov 29, 2013 Karin rated it liked it
This is possibly the hardest book I've ever put a review up for. My conclusion is that Dicey Grenor's writing makes me optimistic about reading her paranormal romance novels.

Joanne is a 39 year old mother of three who falls, slowly, for sixteen year old Alex. The hardest part about reading this was that I wanted to shake Joanne until she went to therapy for her post-partum depression, distorted thinking, and inability to cope with her life. I get that there wouldn'g be much of a story if Joanne
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Ju Ephraime
Feb 08, 2012 Ju Ephraime rated it it was amazing
Shameful, by Dicey Grenor. ‘Shameful’ is Grenor’s first novel, and I do have to agree with the author, the behavior of the heroine was indeed, shameful. However, this did not take away from the fact that the book was an interesting read. It hooked you from the opening paragraph, until the final, unexpected ending. This story had everything, love, sex, unfaithfulness, heartbreak, and then self-fulfillment. The heroine spans the gamut. You hate her, you love her, you feel her pain in empathy, and ...more
Juan Gutierrez
Feb 25, 2013 Juan Gutierrez rated it it was amazing
What can I say? A romance between a 16-year-old boy and a 39-year-old mother in a loveless, stale marriage. This story definatley keeps you rooting for their forbidden love, a great read for any romance buff!
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Dec 20, 2013 TyaNeka rated it did not like it
I guess I'm not open-minded enough...
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