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A Shameless Little Bet

(Shameless #3)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  694 ratings  ·  107 reviews
How do I prove a negative?

I need to prove Jane is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. 

Mirrors, smoke, and lies can conjure a truth that isn't real. Money, bribes, and power can twist reality. What we call proof is all an elaborate magic act. 

So is love.

How do you prove you're in love? How can you know with unrelenting certainty that the person you
Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published June 5th 2018
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descriptionI don't really have much more to say about this book that I haven't already said in my reviews for the first two books. This was an amazing conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. The writing was phenomenal. It was fast-paced. The plot was intriguing and engaging. It was full of twists and turns that will make your head spin. Seriously, I am not sure how this author keeps everything straight in her head! I was happy to see Jane stop being everyone's favorite punching bag, and get her vindication.
4 Stars

A Shameless Little Bet is the final installment in the Shameless series and the story picks up where the second part left off. Going into this book, I was on the edge of my seat! The author deftly combines a beautiful romance and a spine-chilling mystery. She has done a great job keeping the action intense with each read. This story full of deadly secrets and deceit had me hooked from the start.

Silas set Jane up, rebuilding the trust he had established with her will take time. Jane wants
Paula  Phillips
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is coming to an end with new revelations and the true masterminds being found out. Like the first two books, this one also starts with the beginning of what was the cliffhanger in Book #2. We discover that Silas is not dead and that it was all a big fat test to see if Jane was betraying the ones she cares about and loves. I hated the fact that Drew put her through this as OMFG how many times can Jane prove that she had nothing to do with it all and that she is the one who is being ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Having read the trilogy, which must be read in order to make sense, I found the main character, Jane to be somewhat of a whiner. There was so much repetition of how she felt that I found myself skimming pages. I wasn't too bothered that someone wanted to kill her. Her choices at time were extremely immature for a person with a target on her back. Not only did she not seem to care about her own safety, she didn't seem to care that other people were targeted when she was around them. She was ...more
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Shameless Little Bet is a brilliant culmination to this epically exceptional series! I have been literally dying to read this book, and it blew my heart and mind apart. Nothing prepared me for the fierce battle that was laid before me with both sides mounting a precise and calculated attack. My heart was decimated until there was nothing left as I watched the horror that unraveled until there was nothing left. The simple yet intricate plot left me utterly speechless as the last threads of this ...more
Kari Hansen
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The conclusion to this riveting and suspenseful trilogy is here. After the events that transpired in A Shameless Little Lie Silas is not the only one with trust issues. Jane feels devastated, betrayed and heartbroken and is not sure if she can ever look at him the same way.

Silas is determined to protect Jane and earn back her trust but the evil surrounding her just keeps getting closer. As they unravel layer by layer of this mystery it seems to bring more questions than answers but the biggest
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has it all, suspense, love, drama, action, EVERYTHING! I loved this series. And I really like the connections between all the characters, even the ones from other series.
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just like previous books, this one has too much internal dialogue, too many (unimportant) dreams, and is too repetitive. It's all for the word count and has no bearing on the story. And... there is no end in sight. Another set of books is waiting. Well, I won't be baited this time. I'm finished! And I'm glad it's over. This second three-book series could have been great if cut down to a two-book series. I won't be reading any more books by this author 'cause I don't like been taking for a ride.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Im at a loss for what to say about this one. If you are interested in this book, youve already read the first two books so you know that youll be reading this no matter what I say. Theres no way you got this far and arent ready to dive right in!! And if you didnt read the others, read them!!

We pick up where we left off in the last book. We are thrust right back into the intensity and uncertainty. I was absolutely riveted as Raine finally connected all the dots in this stunning conclusion. With a
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour hosted by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review***

Every time I get closer to the end, there is always something reeling me back in - that is Raine's books. Shameless series has been one hell of a ride and I am not sure if I am ready to go back for seconds or if I need to start from the beginning and read them all over again. I am addicted. 

If you have, or even haven't read the Shameless series up until this point well
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Meli Raine has brought us an exciting romantic suspense filled with action, love, betrayal and surprises - lots of surprises.

As with the other series from Meli Raine, I have decided to review the story as a whole because really you cannot read one without reading all three, it is essentially one story broken into three parts.  I have loved the other books by this author and this set is no different.

This series, based around Silas Gentian and Jane Borokov, follows on from the Harmless
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5 Stars
Review by Sasha
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The thrilling conclusion in the Shameless trilogy is here and is packed with all of the punches. Meli Raine uses A Shameless Little Bet to answer all of the burning questions that have eluded us so far. Who is behind all of the attacks on Janes life? Who is Lindseys biological father? Will Jane and Silas be able to work out their differences and be allowed to be happy together?

The group is so close to unmasking the villain that
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!  What a crazy ride this series turned out to be.  Man, there were so many twist and turns to this plot, like a crazy roller coaster ride.  The final book in the trilogy of Jane and Silas wraps up nicely with a bow.  With an ending setting up for the next trilogy containing Lily and Duff's story.  I can't wait.  

So as the books come to an end, many questions are getting answered.  Who is Lindsay's father?  Is Monica involved?  Where does Alice fall into all this?  Is Silas a double agent? 
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

The conclusion to Janes story started where the previous book left off and I was on the edge of the seat clinging to hope and praying that everything would turn out okay. Now, I will not tell you how it developed but after that suspenseful ending of book #2 and the great start of this book, I felt a bit disappointed at how everything unfolded afterwards.

As far as I know, this was still supposed to be a romantic and suspenseful kind of story but although it was thrilling at some parts,
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So worth the wait...

So I was halfway through a great book when I realized it was June 5 on the east coast. I randomly checked my kindle and there it was, "A Shameless Little Bet.". I can think of maybe one time I put a book on hold for a new release. The book wasn't great, so I didn't feel too bad and I did go back and finish it. But here I was really enjoying this novel and I make it a practice to finish what I am reading even if a new release was just delivered. Well...suffice it to say, I
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! OMG! OMG! I did not see that coming! This is the third book in the Shameless series, the conclusion of Jane and Silas story. This book picks you exactly where the second in the series leaves off. In order to completely understand the series you should read them in order. This book has so much in it that I did not see alot of what was going on coming, it has surprise after next surprise, when I finally figured out what was going to happen I was so caught up and saying to myself I knew it! As ...more
Michelle Quintana
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author for an honest review. I loved reading this book. Told from dual pov's, it picks right up from the second book. Jane is upset on how Drew forces her to prove her loyalty. She is still trying to deal with Alice's death and then she feels betrayed by Silas. She is more convinced than ever that Lindsay's mom is behind all of the murders and attempted murders, she just needs to prove it. Lindsay, meanwhile, is trying to find out who her real father is. Jane has ...more
Christi Fowler
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Romantic Suspense, thriller
Standalone: Nope - Read books 1 and 2 first.
Part of a Series: Yes Book 3 of 3 in the Shameless Series. This concludes Jane and Silas's story
POV: Jane and Silas
Steam Level: Toasty warm

A Shameless Little Bet is the final book of the Shameless series. Unlike books 1 and 2 it's dual POV. I like the addition of Silas's voice to the narrative. It adds that little extra to the make the story feel more complete and changes the tone. A Shameless Little Bet continues
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The final installment of the Shameless series is one you won't put down until all your questions are answered.
This is an intense story that has so many twist turn, characters from other series, questions finally answered and the groundwork for the next book laid.
While the evil person (s) behind all that happened to Lindsey and Jane is revealed ( if you read all 6 books you probably figured out the main culprit) and thE the reason given but in all honesty it can't justify why this happened to
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meli, Meli, kill me. You DID say you would redeem Drew and you did...but I still don't like him lol...This book is the final book in Silas and Jane's journey and it is certainly a doozy. As I was reading, I kept imagining what "the storyboard" must look like because there are so many moving parts, so many mysteries, so many different characters who have significant roles. It would seem inundating to me but Meli writes a completely seamless story where everything (well as I am ...more
Romance Between The Sheets
A Shameless Little Bet has brilliantly completed this series. This final installment has answered all my thoughts on not only Jane & Silas but also Lindsay & Drew.

In a Shameless Little Bet, Janes emotional state continues to unravel yet she begins to trust her instincts more. Lindsay and Jane both became stronger and determined together to find answers.

This final installment is a major read, it has revelations that have always been there. Throughout this series, I have questioned
Stephanie Villere
This is A Shameless Little Bet, book 3 of the Shameless series, written by Meli Raine. This book finally explains a lot of the chaos surrounding Jane and Silas. If you dont think a career politician will provide enough turmoil, add in a few of those initial folks(CIA, FBI, DEA) a known drug and gun runner, deep undercover agents, psycho scorned lovers and how about a hit man or two?? Talk about a fast-paced cluster and mindf@&k. You cant decide who to trust, who to watch or who to hide from ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romaine
Omygosh! This series is so intense! Meli Raine has written a superb series. She spins an intricate web of lies, betrayal, deceit, murder, mystery, suspense in this action packed drama with a sprinkle of humour. The steamy scenes between Silas and Jane are sizzling hot! Twists and turns in every direction you didn't see coming. Everyone is a suspect. Friends and lovers relationships are tested. Solid proof is the key.

Another attempt on Jane's life causes her dear friend to be put in the
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Meli Raine has found a way to captivate readers with the conclusion of Jane's story in A Shameless Little Bet!

This is the last book in the trilogy and is told in DPOV by Jane and Silas and answers so many of the unanswered questions in the Shameless Series. After Jane is put to the test by Drew and Silas, she has major trust issues with both of them.

There's another attempt on Jane's life, this time her friend Lily is almost tragically killed, as everyone close to Jane seems to be
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third, and final, book in the Shameless series. They do need to be read in order. It links characters with the Coming Home series and the Harmless series. It can be read as a standalone trilogy, but I would recommend reading the Harmless series first. Both previous series might have some spoilers revealed in this book

This wraps up Silas and Jane's story with the results of the cliffhanger in book 2 being the starting point of this book. This book will keep you wondering who did what
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this series! Im thinking you will probably have to read her Harmless series before this one to really understand what is going on. I did not but I was still able to bring it all together, although it took me a while and I was confused about all the players for a big chunk of the time.

The entire series had me at the edge of my seat, there was always something going on, some secret to be figured out, someone murdered.

All of the characters were great, except for the ones that
Eva T
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It did not disappoint and it was a great end to the trilogy!!!
I hate spoilers so I will not reveal any parts of the plot. I will just say that the book is full of twists and turns. It is full of suspense, and mystery and the plot really really thickens but most of our questions are answered in this book and it is also full of love and lust and romance. Jane and Silas are amazing characters and I truly enjoyed their love story which was full of suspense...
I also love how the characters
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was everything Ive come to expect from this author. Janes story has always been a twisted, unpredictable, dangerous one but with this conclusion its all stepping up a gear. This picks up where the last book finished and I was on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat as I started this. This series has kept me guessing from the very start and A Shameless Little Bet finally gave me all the answers to my many, many questions. The characters are all very complex, complicated people ...more
Trish Mint
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I promise to write a way better review. But seeing as I just finished this book, and left speechless, Im kinda lost for words.

I read this ALL day LONG!! Until my eye balls hurt. This is the kind of story you tell a hundred of your friends to read. This is the kind of plotting your brain stews over. Wondering who done it? Why?

Page after page of her mysteriously amazing words that blew my mind.

This is a series to read, and recommend.

I loved Jane bc shes strong and she fights. But God was her
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USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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