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?
Title: The Thrill Of It (No Regrets #1)
Author: Lauren Blakely
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4 star review!
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
It took me a while to get into this novel but once the story started to unravel, I started to really enjoy it. I thought the the storyline was extremely inventive and was definitely one-of-a-kind.
I wasn’t sure if I liked Harley because I couldn’t relate to her in the beginning; but as the novel progressed, I started to feel encouraging towards her recovery. She hasn’t had the most ideal upbringing with her mothers influence as she finds herself becoming a call girl. She’s then blackmailed into writing her memoirs from her time as a call girl while she attends meeting to “fix” her sexual addiction.. even though she is a virgin.
I thought Trey was pretty awesome. He’s also in recovery for his sexual exploits with older women. He has had to deal with a lot of loss and avoidance in his life and I felt very protective of him as he deals with his own internal battle.
It became really frustrating when their vows of celibacy throughout their recovery affect the progression of their relationship. I just sat their reading the whole time yelling ‘JUST GET TOGETHER!’.
The novel ends in a cliff-hanger and it made me excited for the next novel in the series. I can’t wait to see how Harley and Trey’s relationship grows from here.
About the Author:
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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