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Shameless With Him

(Less Than #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  287 ratings  ·  168 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 by Carrie Ann Ryan
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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
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
Ana Laura
Whats 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 Im needed. My date Christy and I have plans.

"A date. He had brought a date. To my sisters 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 couldnt actually believe what he was saying."

"When had things changed? I
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 ...more
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, romance, 2020
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 ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Carrs and the Montgomerys! It is always a good time when they get together. Shameless With Him is Caleb and Zoeys 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. ...more
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
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 ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zoey doesnt remember a time that she hasnt loved Caleb however her best friends 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 sisters best friend. It is only a matter of time before the chemistry and feelings between them escalate but as the uncertainty regarding Calebs secret
Renee Entress
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, series, read-2020
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 Calebs 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 loved
Desiree Mivelaz Johnson
Nice and quick read. Love how the Montgomery's and Carr's are one big family now.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Denise Van plew
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
Menotah B (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
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 cant find up when someone grabs her and saves her. To her shock, its 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, or
Khrista Baxter
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
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, hell walk away. Zoey Wager has loved Caleb
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
World Of Books 65
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kara Quade
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
AC Squared Book Blog
Every time I find a couple I love, Carrie Ann throws me one that I think I may love more. This family is so amazing and I love seeing them every time. I loved learning about Zoey in Breathless with her and was just kind of waiting to see what would happen. I honestly forgot about her connection with Caleb, but man are they amazing together!!!
I love how Carrie Ann took us back through Caleb and Zoey growing up together! This was so awesome, but totally made me feel for Zoey! I felt so bad for her
Payne’s Bookworm Reviews (Samantha Payne)
Shameless with Him is book three and the final book in Carrie Ann Ryans Less Than series. This book is a stand-alone, books one and two do not need to have been read prior to this book, but why not enjoy them as well and get to know some of the other characters that make appearances better.

Zoey Wager has been in love with Caleb Carr since she was eight years old. Every time she saw him, he was with a different woman and her heart break a little more. But fate would always seem to make them run
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Shameless With Him is the third book in the Less Than series. The good news is that, while the characters do overlap and Im sure it would help to read the others in the series, its not required. I love books like this, when I can pick up anywhere I want and let me just say that this is a good place to pick up the series.

Zoey has loved Caleb since she was a kid, but its never been the right moment. Hes always had someone else on his arm, which has held her back. When her younger sister is
Sandy Kelly
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in the Less Than series and while it could be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the previous books so that you can see all the different connections and relationships. In this one we get Caleb and Zoey's story. Zoey has loved Caleb since she was eight years old and he saved her. And watching him go through all the different women he has gone through has broken her heart over and over again. She is tired of watching him with different women and has decided she wants ...more
Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog
4 Stars
This is one of those books that you were rooting for the couple from the get go even though it takes the many years to even find a way to start something that could be more. Zoey and Caleb have known each other practically their entire lives, Ms. Ryan starts the story with moments from the past that bring us forward to the feelings of the future. I loved that through different times and places in their lives they found each other just when they seem to need to.
Zoey and Caleb are both
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I really enjoyed Caleb and Zoe's story💖

Zoe has been inlove with Caleb since they were young. But everytime she had an encounter with him he had a different girl with him. So now she knows she needs to make a plan, cause that's what she does, make plans. But where to start. Now they get to spend some quality time together since her sister is getting married and Caleb is the best man and she the Matron of Honor. So this is her chance. But when the chance comes why is she hesitating 🤔

Zoe has always
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an easy going read t,hat kept you turning the pages and I'd finished it before I knew it .
This is the last book in the series , not having read the earlier books it was easy to understand who everyone was and can easily be read as a standalone.
I would like to read the earlier books as the characters were engaging.
Zoey has had a crush on her friends brother Caleb for years . They always end up meeting unexpectedly in surprising places and Caleb is always there when she needs his help
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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, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasnt stopped since. Carrie Ann has ...more

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