Swoon Thursday #93 – The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

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The Thrill of It
Author: Lauren Blakely
Series: No Regrets #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: November 21st 2013
The Thrill of It (No Regrets, #1)
It was exciting to continue Trey and Harley's story... And there are so many swoons I could choose... Here is a sweet one!

I step toward him, cup his cheeks. “I’m tired of waiting for you,” I say, shedding all my walls. He knows all my secrets and lies. He can know my truth. “I’m so tired of it,” I say softly, then I hold his gaze and trail my fingers along his jawline, from his earlobe, across his scar to his chin, watching the expression in his eyes shift from surprise to desire. To desperate want. I run my index finger across his top lip, and he closes his eyes briefly, his chest rising and falling, his breath catching. He opens his eyes again, watches me. I touch his bottom lip, and he nips on my finger, then flashes a quick grin that fades as he whispers, “I’m tired too.”
That’s it. That’s all. I can’t wait. I don’t want to. I’m sick of it. I need this contact with him. I need this moment. I need to know what it’s like again to have this kind of connection.

I kiss him. 
Slow. Soft. But full of need. Full of hope. Full of my wish for this, us, him and me, to become more than just friends.

~ Kindle Loc 820

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?
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  1. Mmm... what a yummy swoon. I picked up The Start of Us the other day after you introduced me to Trey. He's one swoon worthy dude.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Oh Naomi, give me a break, would you? Even though I've just read the novella (which I LOVED, btw!), you know my schedule is tight at the moment...you're killing me here!
    *Sigh AND swoon!!*

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  4. Great swoon choice Naomi! Its very raw with emotion - I cam feel it without knowing the characters! I'm intrigued... I think you've already put this series on my tbr too, lol! Time to move it up the list maybe.

  5. Oooh, I definitely like that! I'm off to look it up!

  6. That teaser is INTENSE, and definitely swoon-worthy! I can totally understand why you picked it as this week's feature. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh I love that! Him closing his eyes - so hot!

    My Swoon

  8. The slow ones are the good ones ;D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. Jenea WhittingtonMay 23, 2014 at 5:57 AM

    Oooh, I have a copy of this!!! Love the swooniness!

  10. Whew!!!!!!! HOT! You can tell they both want each other so badly! What are they tired of? Fighting their want for each other! Your swoon has me wanting to read this now!!!! Thanks for stopping by my swoon friend :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  11. Aww...that's so swoony! Seriously Naomi, you're not helping my addiction AT ALL! *sigh* Gotta pick up some Blakely soon!

  12. Oh look, it's my favorite cover couple. I need to read these, dammit

  13. Ohhh!!!! I'm still reeling from The Start of Us and now I'm so tempted!!

  14. Love the swoon! I seriously need to start this series soon! Everyone loves it. *sigh* so many books!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  15. Christina BooksnifferReviewTouMay 24, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Wow, that swoon just draws you in. Nice!

    My swoon is from Absolute Zero by Lynn Rush. Posted this yesterday, but didn't get a chance to share it.



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