Title: The Thrill of It
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publication date: November 21st 2013
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?
The Thrill of It was such a good read! I love Lauren Blakely's writing. I think this book was a bit different than her usual writing, and she executed it well. It's more NA than other books I've read of hers, but still steamy.
Trey meets Harley when she comes into his shop looking for a tattoo, and they end up spending time together. The next day, at the Sex and Love Addictions Anonymous meeting they run into each other.
Harley's mother raised her more like a sister would, exposing her to adult situations at a very early age. To rebel against her mother, she starts working as a Virgin escort for Cam, her pim. He has a very soft spot in his heart for her. He offered her a new life as Layla, whom had all the control that Harley wished she could.
Trey is a broken man that craves sex to cover his guilt and sorrow. He is sweet and caring, and tries very hard to win his battle over his addiction. Together the two help heal each other, but they have to help themselves before they can be with each other.
Overall, I recommend this book if you're looking for a different kind of NA read. The ending will have you on the edge of your seat, anticipating the next book in this series, like me!!
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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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