The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely
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.
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?
Lauren 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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Harley and Trey’s story is magnificent. Well written. And the emotions were right in my face hitting me left and right. The virgin call girl and the boy hiding from the pain and grief of his past through sex with cougars gave us just the perfect amount of background info but still had me fixated on knowing more about their history. I hurt for them and thoroughly appreciated Harley and Trey’s expression of their feelings, hopes, desires, and even their escapes through art (writing and tattoo artist). This is a soul deep story with lots of soul searching involved and you’re in with them head on for the ride. When Harley accepts and opens up to who she is, she’s a powerhouse and stands up for herself and what’s right. Harley and Trey show us human weakness when it comes to our triggers and temptations, while also showing us their ways of overcoming said temptations and triggers. Lauren does not put her words blandly, they cut deep and every word has a meaning and it may not come to you right away but when it does it’s powerful and makes you sit back and think on it, reflect on it. I can not put into words how powerful and moving this novel is and book 2 (Every Second With You) in the No Regrets series will release in the winter of 2014, and I’m clawing, sweating, and panting for it’s release!! I can not wait for more Harley and Trey!! Give this a try!! Rating: 5 stars
Picture this……I’m sitting in my chair, knees tucked to my chest, feet crossed at the ankles, arms tucked in and fingers crossed, silently chanting to myself…please, please, please let this be it. I want them to happen so badly. I’m desperate for it. Again, and again, and again the anticipation builds, and builds, and builds to the point I feel I’m going to explode. I hold my breath, read on, and just like that, my hope shatters leaving me feeling like a deflated balloon, asking why not?!, why not?!, why not?!, and when, when, when???!!!!, all the while mentally stomping my feet and pouting like a five year old. Lauren Blakely….I am fan girl crushing on you hard right now!! This story is nothing short of Brilliant!! Amazing!! Incredibly Fantastic!! A love story so real, so raw, so honest, so intense, so consuming, you’ll want to read it again, and again, and again.
Take this incredible journey with Trey and Harley. Two characters you will immediately connect with, the pure honesty of their relationship, the raw emotion that radiates off the pages that you will feel it in your soul.
~ Trey ~ “I take her hand, and the feel of her is the thing I want most and dread most in the world. But I can’t stop holding her hand, even though I’d never know what to do with her for real.”
~ Harley ~ “That giving in, letting go, could be scary and intoxicating all on its own.”
The anticipation, the buildup, fighting against their feelings, trying to deny themselves of what they truly want, what they need, is written so beautifully, so effortlessly, you can’t help getting lost in the pages. An absolute must read!! I look forward to continuing this journey with Trey and Harley.
5 ~ ugly beautiful ~ stars!!!! This is one love story you don’t want to miss!!!