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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

5/5 Review: Shameless by Joan Johnston


Scorned, pregnant, and facing a life without promise, Pippa Grayhawk is stunned when her father announces that they’re leaving their home in Australia to take over his estranged father’s sprawling Wyoming ranch. Drawn into bitter family rivalries and feeling like an interloper in her new home, Pippa rides out into the wilderness and meets an intriguing stranger and his pet wolf. The wolf doesn’t scare her, but she’s very much afraid to trust another man with her heart.

Devon Flynn knows all about going it alone. He lives in an isolated cabin, away from his domineering father and the scandal surrounding his family. Devon’s attraction to Pippa is intoxicating and undeniable, but when he tries to get close, she’s as wary as his once-wild wolf. Devon is willing to defy his father, and hers, to claim Pippa as his own, but winning this wounded, wonderful woman’s love might be the greatest battle of all.


Pippa had a good life in Australia where she lived with her father and brother. She fell in love with one of her fathers workmen on his ranch. She finds out that he is married after she discovers that she is pregnant. Her father moves them all back to the states to inherit his fathers ranch. She vows she will never fall for another man. Until she meets Devon she does just that. Something about him makes her want to trust him and be with him. She hides her pregnancy from him.

Devon lives alone and nurses sick animals back to health. He's always felt like he didn't belong in his family. He finds out his mother that died in birth actually had cheated on her husband with his biological father. When he meets pippa he can't help but feel attracted to her. When she comes to live with him to avoid her father after she finds out the truth about her own mother, they get really close to one another.

 I really liked this book! From the moment I picked it up and started reading I had a hard time putting it down! You get sucked into the story quickly. I felt bad for pippa when that so called love of hers just up and walks out on her when he finds out she's pregnant with his child. They had to leave Australia to move to the states and live at her grandfather's ranch. If her father lives there for a year he gets to inherit the family land.

When she first meets Devon you could feel the attraction that they have between each other. Throughout their time together I kept thinking tell him your pregnant already! It was driving me crazy! I know why she kept it to herself. She didn't feel like she could trust another man. Devon ends up finding out through his father. They end up fighting about it and she takes off to go live with her mother that she found out had not died during childbirth like everyone had said.

They end up finding each other again when a wildfire breaks out near their homes and a family member from each of their families has gone missing fighting the fire. Long story short they finally admit they love each other!

Along the way Devon is reunited with his biological father and pippa with her mother. It really was a great book! I'm actually really excited about the next one so I can find out what happens to the two people that were lost in the wildfire! It never said if they were alive or not. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Cowboys and romance!

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