Review: No Shame by Nora Phoenix (No Shame #4)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Michelle Slagan in exchange for an honest review.

No Shame is the fourth and final novel in the series by the same name, and while this may have the first cover with three men on it, a threesome is nothing new to this Nora Phoenix-penned collection. All three main characters were introduced in the third book--FBI Agent Miles Hampton, math teacher Bradford Kent, and drag performer Charlie DiAngelo. Miles is the agent that was assigned to protect Indy Baldwin but got hurt in the process; Brad is the older brother of Blake Kent; and Charlie is a former student of Brad's and one of Blake's friends. When the three men find themselves living in the home owned by Noah Flint, Indy's boyfriend, the dynamic proves to be a curious one. After all Miles was regularly being helped out with his constant erection by none other than Brad--the same Brad that Charlie's been secretly in love with for years. Two people in a relationship is complicated enough, what more when there are three of you? Miles, Brad, and Charlie will be tested time and again, and all three men will have to decide if a life together is something they're willing to fight for or if one or all three will have to let go.

I'm what I like to call a reluctant reader of three-sided love stories. For 2017, you could count on one hand the number of books involving threesomes, triads, or throuples that I enjoyed. With regards to No Shame, well, let's just say that there was a bit of sex and kink overload. Threesomes are complicated enough, but throw in all the other stuff going on with the foursome involving Indy and Noah and Josh Gordon and Connor O'Connor. And let's not forget Blake and his boyfriend, Aaron Gordon. With everyone from the first three books playing more than supporting roles here, it's best that all four stories need to be read in order. Books one and two end in cliffhangers; book three not so much, but they're all interconnected. I would have liked Miles, Brad, and Charlie to have hogged the spotlight a tad more here, and maybe I could have done with far fewer sex scenes (too much of a good thing is bad and all that jazz). I also hoped for a resolution to all the characters' issues that were non-sex-related, but hey, maybe that's just me. No Shame was a pretty good read, but it did falter compared to book three. It gets 3.5 stars. ♥


Read my reviews for the No Shame series:

No Filter (book one) - three stars - My Review
No Limits (book two) - 3.5 stars - My Review
No Fear (book three) - four stars - My Review
No Shame (book four) - 3.5 stars - My Review (posted above)


Date Read: 04 February 2018

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