Monday, February 10, 2014

Release Day Launch (Review) & Giveaways: Every Second With You by Lauren Blakley

Happy Release Day EVERY SECOND WITH YOU by Lauren Blakely :D! I'm so EXCITED to be part of the Release Day Launch, because I just LOVE the NO REGRETS SERIES. The moment I picked up THE THRILL OF IT, I fell in love with both Trey and Harley's characters. Their love teaches us that you can find love in the most unexpected places- the ugly beautiful.  Read my 5 star review and don't forget to enter the TWO Giveaways at the bottom of the post!



Title: Every Second With You

Author: Lauren Blakely

Series: No Regrets #2

Publication Date: February 10, 2014

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Source: e-Arc provided by author in exchange for my honest thoughts and review.

Synopsis:
Every Second With You = Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope.

In the sequel to the bestselling THE THRILL OF IT, Harley and Trey face new challenges that will make battling blackmail, sex addiction, and a virgin call girl past look easy…

I used to think love was a lie. Now I know it’s real, powerful, and I don’t want to lose it…But my future scares me, and there’s no way this can be happening, especially since I’ve finally broken free from all the people who wanted pieces of me. I don’t even know how to start over, but I have to find a way. So when I discover what my mother’s been keeping from me, it doesn’t make me hate her. It gives me hope for a new life, outside of New York. But the ties that bind me to this city are so strong, sometimes they are chains. If only I could leave with…

Trey...

I will do anything for her. She owns me, heart, mind and body. But when Harley tells me this, I am rocked to the core, and terrified of what happens next. Especially when this time it’s not her past that chases me, it’s someone from my own. And that someone is messing with my head when I’m trying to be strong for Harley. But all I really want is to escape with the girl I love…For the rest of our lives.

How can you move forward when the past keeps chasing you?


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My Thoughts:

We're kind of making up the rules as we go along, new ones that fit us.
Lauren Blakely has blown my mind with the second and last installment in the No Regrets Series! Every Second With You starts off where The Thrill of It left off. We get both Harley and Trey's POV- I LOVED reading from Trey's POV.


I no longer feel like a girl leading a double life. I am one girl; I am whole.

In The Thrill of It, Harley was addicted to being a call girl because she loved the control it gave her over men. We also saw how she started to improve in her addiction little by little. By the end she was a new Harley. I loved watching her character grow in The Thrill of It, but I loved reading about the new Harley. In Every Second With You, Harley is at ease, confident, more sure of herself, happy, and I just loved watching her be strong with the situations she faced. I loved that she has finally stood up to her mother- worst mother EVER- and that she never let's her take control of her life again. Harley has become one of my favorite characters :).


I'm going to face up to the future like a man, and I'm going to be the man she needs.

In the Thrill of It, Trey was addicted to sex, because this helped him escape the pain memories of his brothers brought him. We saw some development in Trey's character in The Thrill of It- not as much as Harley- but in Every Second With You we see how much Trey's character develops into the most amazing guy! There were a few scared Lauren threw in the story with Trey's addiction, and I seriously thought I was going to slap the hell out of him. I loved Trey's character more in Every Second With You. Why? We get to see the sensitive, sweet, strong, responsible, caring side of Trey, but we also get the hot, sexy, and naughty side that I love! In Every Second With You I felt a deeper connection to Trey's character, especially the last few chapters from his POV.


With the press of my lips against hers, I am telling her I cherish her. As I taste the soft underside of her bottom lip, I am saying always. As I cup her cheek and bring her near, I am letting her know that my love for her is boundless.

Harley and Trey's relationship hits just a few bumps in the road when their past tries to sneak right up to them. The first bump in their relationship is when Harley tells Trey she is pregnant. We all know that Trey's addiction was caused by the death of his baby brothers, so Harley's pregnancy strikes a cord in him that brings those memories back to the front of his head. We see Trey face his fears with Harley's pregnancy, and I loved how he grew strong by facing these fears. I don't want to mention the other bumps in the road that almost fractured their relationship, because Lauren did an amazing job in throwing these twists in the story- my jaw dropped to the floor with one of these. I seriously cried a few times because I couldn't believe what was happening. Now, Trey and Harley's relationship in the sex department is just SMOKING HOTTTTT! I seriously don't know how many times I found myself fanning myself and reaching for a glass of cold water. I just love Harley and Trey's relationship because they found this strong, sweet, hot, addictive, hopeful love in the most unexpected place and turned it into an everlasting ugly beautiful.


"There is a place called the ugly beautiful, and that's where her mom and dad met."

Every Second With You by Lauren Blakely took me on an emotional rollercaoster ride. I can't remember the last time that my emotions have been so over the place. There is love, addiction, heartache, hope, and a lot of hot sex! Every Second With You has become one of my favorite reads of 2014 and one of my favorite second installments in a series. The NO REGRETS SERIES is a MUST READ! Valentines Day is coming up and if you don't know which book to read, then I highly recommend Every Second With You :). 


Final Verdict: 5 Stars

 

 

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. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. 


Connect with Lauren Blakely:

Website  ~  Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter Goodreads 

 

 

Giveaway:

 $25 Gift Card,  Signed copiy of EVERY SECOND WITH YOU and a limited edition bookmark for one winner.  




Scavenger Hunt Giveaway:

This is a scavenger hunt for EVERY SECOND WITH YOU by Lauren Blakely. To play - all you have to do is track to down blogs where Every Second With You is featured during release week, and you can be entered to win a Kindle Fire.


You can find the key to the treasure on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks and the key is a pinned post with a list of the blogs featuring the book.


Step 1: Visit those blogs and search for Every Second With You on them (you 
can go to the blog's web site or the blog's facebook page)


Step 2: Copy the link of each place you find EVERY SECOND WITH YOU featured on a blog and share it on your facebook page. Then, paste the links where you found the post and where your shared it in this form. (Keep a copy of the URL to this form so you can update it throughout the week.) Please number your entries. You get 1 entry for sharing the link where you found it and 1 entry for sharing it on your facebook page.


Step 3: Leave a message on the blog where you found my book featured for an additional entry.


The person who submits the most verified links/entries by Monday, 2/17/14 at 9 am US Eastern time (which means that you went and you posted on that blog, and shared the links on your facebook page) will win a Kindle Fire HD (or for international participants...the egift card equivalent in US dollars).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU0NSCU


Easy peasy!


Winner will be announced on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 9 pm US Eastern time

If more than one person has the same number of verified links a winner will be chosen randomly from those top contributors.


   

2 comments:

  1. Awesome review!!! I've moved the series up to the top of my TBR list.

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