10 April 2014

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

The Thrill of It (No Regrets)
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pub. Date: Nov. 21, 2013
Acquired: Amazon

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?

~My Review~

This book totally impressed me. It was about two broken people who--in most circumstances--would never in a million years come together. But, because of their mutual need for love, understanding and healing, they end up being perfect for each other.

This book is told in dual point-of-views. So, we get to be inside both Harley's and Trey's brains. Which, is really helpful considering how messed up they both are sometimes. There were moments when both of them would pull stuff that would have me so frustrated! And while I don't believe their actions were ever truly justified, getting to know what they were thinking shed some light on the "why" they did what they did.

You have two people who have pretty horrible pasts. They're both trying to work on themselves and get better. In the midst of this they find each other. They make some mistakes. Some pretty horrid ones. However, in the end, what I loved was that it didn't matter. They loved each other, anyway.

There are more books in this series and I definitely plan on reading them!

~My Rating~

~About the Author~

Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Like the heroine in TROPHY HUSBAND, she thinks life should be filled with hot men, cool clothes, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones.

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