Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blog Tour: 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?

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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.

Where to Stalk Lauren:

Tour Schedule:

November 22
Romance Addict Book Blog-Review Only
*Reviews by Tammy and Kim-Excerpt & Review
KellyVision-Review Only
Just Booked-Review Only
Holly’s Hot Reads-Review Only
*Chapter Break-Guest Post
Book Boyfriend Reviews-Review Only
Book Angel-Review Only
Rookie Romance-Review Only
*Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews-Excerpt

November 23
The Geekery Book Review-Character Interview
Lustful Literature-Review Only
Into The Night Reviews-Review Only
*Comfort Books-Excerpt
Books To Get Lost In-Review Only
Bookish Temptations-Review Only
Book Drunk Blog-Review Only
Dirty Hoe’s Book Blog-Review Only
Ripe For Reader-Review Only
Write On, J.B.-Review Only

November 24
The Book Enthusiast-Author Interview & Review
Make My Day Book Club-Review Only
Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic-Review Only
BestSellers & BestStellars-Character Interview & Review Only
#BookNerd-Review Only
All Romance Reviews-Review Only
Journey With Books-Review Only
Nose Stuck in a Book-Review Only
Red’s Book Blog-Review Only
*The Book Bellas-Guest Post

November 25
*Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance-Playlist
Madison Says-Review Only
I Love Lady Porn-Review Only
G&C Book Blog-Review Only
Book Bitches Blog-Review Only
*2 Bookaholics-Excerpt
A Lust For Reading-Review Only
Naughty Book Eden-Author Interview
RedHeaded BookWorm-Review Only
The Danish Bookaholic-Review Only

November 26
Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession-Review Only
Love Those Books-Review Only
Love Between The Sheets-Review Only
Fueled By Fiction-Review Only
A Book Whore’s Obsession-Excerpt & Review Only
All Booked Out-Author Interview

November 27
*My Daily Romance-Guest Post & Review
Keep Calm And Read Romance-Review Only
Bookaholics Blog-Review Only
A Novel Idea By Chrissy-Review Only
Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads-Review Only
Peace Love Books-Review Only
Sleepless in Chicago-Review Only

November 28 (Thanksgiving)
The Little Black Book Bloggers-Review Only
*Same Book Different Review-Guest Post & Review
*Book Lovin Mamas-Guest Post & Review

November 29
*The Rock Stars of Romance-Dream Cast
Must Read Books Ordie-Review Only
BookNerds Anonymous-Review Only
Book Reviews By Lexi-Review Only
BJs Book Blog-Review Only
Kaidan’s Seduction-Review Only
Not Everyone’s Mama-Review Only
Sassy Girl Books-Review Only

November 30
Rumpled Sheets Book Blog-Review Only
Made For You Book Reviews-Review Only
Books Books Books-Review Only
*Becca The Bibliophile-Excerpt & Review
Book Crush-Review Only
Emily-Jane’s Book Corner-Review Only
Kimberly Faye Reads-Review Only
*Ramblings From This Chick-Excerpt
Ticket To Anywhere-Review Only

December 1
The Book HookUp-Review Only
Book Freak-Review Only
Book Addict Mumma-Review Only
Love Words & Books-Review Only
Please Another Book-Review Only
Read That-Review Only
*Reading Between The Wines Book Club-Excerpt
*Submit and Devour-Excerpt

December 2
True Story Book Blog-Character Interview & Review
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews-Review Only
Lovin Los Libros-Review Only
About That Story-Review Only
Bookish Treasures-Review Only
Nette’s Bookshelf Reviews-Guest Post
Reading Rainblog-Review Only
Tabby’s Tantalizing Reviews-Review Only

December 3
*Worth The Read Blog-Excerpt
SMI Book Club-Review Only
Reality Bites! Lets Get Lost!-Review Only
CBC Naughty & Nice-Review Only
Harlie’s Books-Review Only
Lives & Breathes Book Blog-Review Only
Nicely Phrased-Review Only
*The Last Chapter-Excerpt

December 4
Tiffany Talks Books-Author Interview & Review
My Secret Romance Book Reviews-Review Only
Globug And Hootie Need A Book-Review Only
FTLOBbyJBlog-Review Only
Alpha, Authors & Books Oh My-Review Only
Pretty Girls Read Books-Review Only
Roxy’s Reviews-Review Only
The Secret Book Brat-Review Only

December 5
*Stories and Swag-Excerpt & Review
Mommy’s Late Night Book-Up-Review Only
Louisa’s Reviews-Review Only
Bridger Bitches Book Blog-Review Only
Books Unhinged Book Blog-Review Only
Sam’s Book Basket-Review Only
Sticky Reads-Review Only
Three Girls And A Book Obsession-Review Only

Meagan's Review:

Lauren has outdone herself with this one. So in reading the blurb I wasn't sure about this book and even when first reading this book I was more lost and confused. I mean how can you be a sex addict when you're a virgin? See....kinda lost there too? Well that's how I was through the first half of this book. So this book is probably one of the most "different" ones I've read, but in a good way. This book was such a good read and keeps the reader interested and hooked until the very end. AND OMG the cliff hanger at the end....AHHHHH I need the next book. I need to know the answer...yes or no?? But more on that in a moment. 

Okay so back to the beginning. We first meet Harley or Layla and we can tell she has not led a normal life in any sense of the word. She decides to stop and get a tattoo and meets a man named Trey. That night Haley and Trey share something that she's never shared with anyone. Then the next day they both find each other in an interesting setting and become friends. However, this friendship is off because they both have feelings for each other, but are trying to help the other stay on the path. It's a very fine line that these two walk. Beyond this both are fighting demons from their pasts and Harley is taking more of a brunt force currently. She get's it from all sides while trying to stay on a good path and she struggles. She's at a point that the past is looking better than her current state and she might go back to things that aren't good for her. She's being blackmailed and her mother is a piece of work. Some of the things her mother says to her are terrible and Harley states it right, her mother isn't looking for a daughter, but to have a sister. Trey tries to help Harley stay in the present and get through day to day life and hates her mother (score for Trey), but this isn't always easy. Will these two ever tell each other how they feel? Will they ever take their relationship to the next level? What are all the special meanings behind Trey's tattoos? Will they ever be able to overcome their demons? Can they find true love? AND the biggest question of all is the cliffhanger at the end...what is going to happen when Harley tells Trey. Make sure to read this book it is amazenly great and I can't wait for the next one and more works from the wonderful Lauren Blakely.  



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