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Review: The Thrill of It (No Regrets #1) by Lauren Blakely

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

The Thrill of It (No Regrets #1) by Lauren Blakely

 

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A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power...

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it's the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love...Love isn't patient, love isn't kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that's how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I've never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those highs, and I'm being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don't regret.

Trey...

With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She's the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she's back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don't know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she's the closest I've ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.

How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?

 

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4 out of 5 stars

This was an intense and emotional story full of twists and turns, I was drawn in and mesmerized by these characters.

Harley and Trey had such a strong attraction to one another and grew so much. I loved how their journey unraveled. I had so many questions throughout that kept me on the edge of my seat but I feel like they all got answered. Harley and Trey have a great connection and pull on one another, it was wonderful watching their relationship developed and them open up to each other. Fighting for their past, their future, themselves. It was heartbreaking at times. Trey’s story about his past and family really got to me, it was so sad.

There was such longing and want throughout, great sexual tension and chemistry. Excellent build up to the hot scenes, you could feel the anticipation. That main last scene, holy steamy hot is an understatement!!! 

I liked how the other characters were written and how they played into the story. Their friends Kristen and Jordan, Miranda (who was a piece of work!), even the pimp Cam. I never thought I could love a pimp but by the end, I pretty much did. I did not like her mother at all. Hated her actually. I don't mean she was poorly written, I mean she was so well written and I could feel Harley's tension and anxiety - I just wanted to slap her.

I’m loving Trey and Harley. Can't wait to see what's next for them. Great ending, there's closure in this book but a bit of a cliffhanger that leaves it open for the next book in the series. I am definitely looking forward to it.

Fantastic read! :-)

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

 

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LaurenBlakelybluedressheadshotLauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she'll release the edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

 

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