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Shameless With Him

(Less Than #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  512 ratings  ·  203 reviews
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan completes a sexy contemporary series with an unrequited crush on the bad boy next door.

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
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Published March 24th 2020
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Mar 08, 2020 rated it liked it
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I haven't read the first two books in this series or any of the Montgomery titles (I am collecting them when they are free or .99). There's no need to have read any of them to understand this story.

It was a slow, slow start to me, and then the book skipped big periods of time like a month or two, and another month or two. Zoey has been in love with Caleb since she was 8 and him not much older. She's watched him with other girls for years and never opened her mouth or let h
Nadine Bookaholic
This was an enjoyable read that I devoured in one day. I had watched the attraction between Caleb and Zoey in the first two books and couldn't wait until I could get my hands on their story.

I absolutely loved the way this story began, it showed us different encounters of Caleb and Zoey through the years from the age of eight through college. In each of these encounters we see how Zoey feels about Caleb even at the tender age of eight, but in each of these encounters he's with a different girl a
Ana Laura
“What’s wrong, Caleb?”

“Nothing. But I just wanted to let you know that I might not be staying that long after the ceremony and first part of the reception when I’m needed. My date Christy and I have plans.”

"A date. He had brought a date. To my sister’s wedding. The same wedding I was going to have to touch him and hold his arm as we walked up the aisle together towards photos and dinner and everything that came with a wedding."

"I couldn’t actually believe what he was saying."

"When had things cha
Sofia Lazaridou
As I was nearing the end of the novel, I found myself asking "What does one do when they realize that they don't like the hero of the novel?". I thought I was ok with Caleb, but I didn't like what he did to push Zoey away or the fact that he kept so many things from her. The fact that he seemed to have a bunch of ex-girlfriends/female friends everywhere he went didn't help either.

You might not know it, but I am a big Carrie Ann Ryan fan. I have loved most of her books and I had high expectation
Jeeves Reads Romance
The problem with this book? I had ZERO emotional connection to the hero. Our couple didn't even come face-to-face until almost a third of the way in, and once they did, the hero was trying to stay so emotionally distant that I never felt the love. Sure, it was sexy, and there were a few steamy scenes, but there was no real tenderness or endearing moments. It felt like the love story didn't even kick in until 40% of the way in, and then it went at lightning speed after that. All the right element ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love a book that's hard to put down, and this was one of those! I haven't read anything by this author before, and starting with book 3 in a series might be a lil crazy, but that's me. I live life on the edge. And it paid off, they must be connected stand alones.

This is like a lifetime crush/ friends to lovers sort of thing. Zoey has always wanted Caleb, but never ever acted on it, and he never seemed to be single. And even when they're both free and clear and things are moving along, she's st
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love the Carrs and the Montgomery’s! It is always a good time when they get together. Shameless With Him is Caleb and Zoey’s story. There is a fair amount of time hopping in the beginning that I was a bit concerned about, but it laid the foundation for their relationship and it was done well. This was another great read.
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, 2020, romance
I'm on the fence with this one. I really like Zoey, even though she was a doormat for everyone in her life, from her sister to Caleb. The latter is where I had issues. For years, so many years, she had a crush on Caleb, saw him with girl after girl, to woman after woman, yet that didn't crush her crush. I didn't get why that she was still interested in him knowing all the women he had been with. Then there was the drama at the end, man...what a stupid move from Caleb, a move to permanent make Zo ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the 3rd book of the series about the Carr siblings. This is Caleb and Zoey's story. You can easily read this without having read the others.

Caleb and Zoey have known each other almost their whole lives. The book starts with flashbacks of the times that were meaningful for Zoey in their young lives. She has always loved him but begged off either because he was with someone else, or because she was friends with his sister.

The story unfolds with Zoey deciding to go for it with Caleb. Lots
No More Running!!!

Zoey Wager has always been in love with Caleb Carr from a tender age. She kept getting her heart broken over and over again by him from afar. Every time she saw him, he was with a different woman. Even when she tried putting distance between them by running away across the world. He found himself in her orbit.

Caleb Carr was once ready for commitment but when his world was turned upside down, he knew he had to run away from anything that was important. But his sister's best-fri
Mar 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading Shameless with him, but I have to say that, for me, it was not as good as what I have come to expect from Carrie Ann Ryan. I do love this particular couple but I feel like the story line is missing something, I am not able to pinpoint some of the more important/crucial moments of the story line just the general idea. This could be because I have been in a funk but I honestly do not think that is all it is. I like the characters and the main story but to me it stayed a li ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Zoey doesn’t remember a time that she hasn’t loved Caleb however her best friend’s brother has never given any signs that he sees her the same way. Instead she watches him date other woman all the while wishing it could be her until she decides to go after the only man she has ever loved.

Caleb is starting to see Zoey as a woman and not just his sister’s best friend. It is only a matter of time before the chemistry and feelings between them escalate but as the uncertainty regarding Caleb’s secret
Renee Entress
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020, arc, series
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, pain, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Breathless With Her (Less Than, #1)
Reckless With You (Less Than #2)

This is Zoey and Caleb’s story. She has wanted him forever but has stood on the sidelines while he dated woman after woman. Now it her turn. Caleb wants Zoey and will have her before he leaves. But is this going to be the one woman he can't walk away from?

I love
Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 SHAMELESS WITH HIM STARS!! I enjoyed Zoey and Caleb's story, it kept me turning pages. Their story has feels that will touch your heart and you will be pulling for these two. This author has a way with storytelling, she also turns out a great read. ...more
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the last book in this series. I definitely ran through all the emotions on this one. I was looking forward to Caleb and Zoeys book, we got to see a sneak peak of them in previous books. Caleb has a secret and thinks he needs to push Zoey away. Zoey isn’t letting Caleb push her away this time, no matter how much it hurts. And Caleb does some crappy things, after the secret is revealed people understand but can Zoey forgive him for everything? I loved this story and in sad to see the end ...more
Desiree Mivelaz Johnson
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nice and quick read. Love how the Montgomery's and Carr's are one big family now. ...more
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shameless With Him is a sweet and sad story of unrequited love. Caleb is such a man, I wanted to Gibbs slap him more than once. Zoey was too sweet for her own good. But when they finally get together it makes your heart sing.
Hsu Lee
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest
It was a great book!
Zoey loved Caleb since she was 8 years old.
With her sisters's wedding approaching, she made a decision
It is time to make Caleb notice her.
Caleb was not a fan of commitment.
But with Zoey, will Caleb give love a chance ?
The characters + storytelling were very captivating
It has all the ingredients that you need for an awesome book!
I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say I had to go into this one to follow thru with this series that has me by the teeth. Crushes I remember those they could if you let them turn you into a bundle of nerves or someone you did not recognize. Zoey and Caleb give us their story with them having started with each other when kids. Time and time again we see what she goes through and what he goes and does. Now we see what will happen when the direction seems to be the two of them. Sometimes though a good wake up call was in ...more
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 a
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Zoey has love Caleb since they were 8, every few years he sees her somewhere away from home, He is with another woman and she still loves him. Caleb is the last single Carr, and Zoey is best friends with his sister Amelia. They have no sibling feelings for the other between them. Zoey finally owns her flower shop. Caleb works behind a desk for a construction company. They start hanging out, and settle into a friends with benefits arrangement. Lacey, Zoey's sister marries John, a good friend of C ...more
Menotah (Canadian Girl Book Blog)

Shameless With Him is a best friend's sibling romance which is written in the first-person point of view and can be read as a stand-alone or as the third novel in the Less Than series.

Zoey was in love with Caleb since she was eight years old and she has always got her heartbroken by him from afar. No matter how far away she tried to run he always seemed to be there. Caleb was once ready to commit until his world was turned upside down. He knew he had to run away but his sister's best friend Zoe
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shameless With Him begins with Zoey, at eight years old, and her father on the beach in Hawaii. Someone slams into Zoey and she loses her footing and can’t find ‘up’ when someone grabs her and saves her. To her shock, it’s none other than Caleb Carr. Even though they were from the same hometown, neither knew the other would be vacationing in Hawaii. Little did either of them know that the stage had been set for a series of unexpected encounters for years to come.

Zoey was finally living her dream
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review is written after listening to the audio version of this book.

This is Zoey and Caleb's story and I hate to say it but I liked this one the least of all the books in this series. That's not to say I didn't like the book because I did, but at times I had difficulties liking Caleb, that said this was still a book I could not stop listening to. I loved Carrie Ann's writing style and I enjoyed that almost all the characters in the book felt like old friends.

Caleb is the last of the Carrs
Khrista Baxter
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't know about others but I have been waiting for Caleb and Zoey. In the first two books of this series Carrie wrote just enough about these two to peak our curiosity about these two.

First, I love the way Carrie started this book, we knew that Zoey had a crush on Caleb and has had one for a long time but it really has been most of her life. Fate had a way of bringing these two together at moments throughout their lives that were memorable.

Caleb Carr moved back to Denver not to long ago, gi
HANNAH (Books, Films, and Tea)
3.75 stars
Shameless With Him by Carrie Ann Ryan is a cute friends to lovers, unrequited love romance novel. Zoey has been in love with Caleb Carr since she was little, but every time she's encountered him, he has had another girl. Caleb always treats women with respect and is great, but he has a new woman with him every time she sees him. Zoey finally makes a plan when she turns 30 that she is going to get Caleb to fall in love with her. Caleb has always thought of Zoey as someone that has been
Sharon Tyler
Shameless With Him is the third book in the Less Than series by Carrie Ann Ryan. It is currently scheduled for release on March 24 2020 and can stand on its own or enjoyed as part of the series.

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 sin
World Of Books 65
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I turned the last page of 'Shameless With Him' and morned the end of a brilliant 3 book series.

Each book in the 'Less Than' series had its own special quality that you always get when reading a Carrie Ann Ryan book, as I am sure you will know if you have ever read one of her books or indeed one of my reviews.

The moral of this story is 'You don't have to go it alone' .

This isn't your typical friends to lovers book; Caleb and Zoey have known each other since they were 8 when Caleb saved Zoey
I love this series and I was so excited to finally be able to listen to Zoey and Caleb’s story! Theirs is a very sweet friends-to-lovers romance and with the way Zoey’s been pining after Caleb for so many years, it was wonderful to see her finally get her own chance at love with her dream guy. Zoey is a lovely heroine, very likable, the ultimate girl-next-door, though perhaps a bit too self-effacing when it comes to her sister and mother, and I’d have liked her even better if she’d stood up for ...more
Kara Quade
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Zoey Wager has loved Caleb Carr since they were eight years old. She has had her her broken over and over again as she watched Caleb with a different woman. Zoey is living her dream of owning her own flower shop in Denver. Zoey has always taken a back seat to her younger sister, who had childhood leukemia. Now as maid of honor, Zoey is expected to work with Caleb Carr in helping with her sister's wedding. Caleb Carr has given up his field job for a desk job in Denver after his world is thrown of ...more
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She's the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced de ...more

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