You know, being a book reviewer / blogger makes it feel like christmas all year round. SO when an advance copy of Every Second With You hit my inbox I may have squealed and done a happy dance around the place. The only thing is that I feel like I have been sitting on this huge secret ( completely different from the huge thing Harely is sitting on – if you know what I mean) and I have had to wait until now to share with the world!
So what is all the fuss about?
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…
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?
My totally unbiased opinion
it’s not like I have this huge author crush or anything
Welcome to Lauren’s Fairground! Step right up and grab your ticket. We only have one ride here, the Roller coaster. Yes that’s right, you are going on a roller coaster ride. And not any old roller coaster – you just signed up for the Formula Rossa!!
Every Second of You is just that. It’s a roller coaster, and not only of Trey and Harley’s emotions but of the readers as well. I absolutely loved The Thrill of It, it was still unmistakably Lauren Blakely but it was also a bit edgier than her other books, incorporated something a little bit darker. Well in Every Second With You Lauren took this new style and ran with it. I loved catching up with Trey and Harley again, seeing what was going to happen after – well you know, the ending of The Thrill of It (wouldn’t wanna be spoiling things on people). I wanted to see what her relationship was going to be like with her mother and with Cam. Was anyone going to get what they deserved? Well in my mind anyway.
All of this was cleared up, but my God, this story. It just got better and better. Packed with drama and angst. We all love a bit of angst. There are several moments in the book where you WILL have to set it down and walk away. Even if it is just to pace and take a few deep breaths before you continue. Or you may need a little bit longer to calm yourself down and gear up for going back.
You will even find yourself screaming at them (even if only in your head) not to do it or to cop the f**k on. There is one thing for sure, it is a book that will provoke a reaction and one you will not easily forget.
What I absolutely adore about Lauren is that she always puts a little mention of other characters in her books. This time we got Jane Black and swooooooon Chris McCormack (my favourite Blakely boy) even if only in the for of his Vlog – Let the Wookie Win. We also see evidence of Lauren’s seemingly retro video game obsession! AND we got a glimpse of a brand new character in a cameo before getting a book of her very own. There was even a mention of La Jolla which just reminded me of another of my favourite authors. Does it get any better than this? I really don’t think so.
Very demanding us readers yet Lauren Blakely never fails to deliver.
Buy this book
About Lauren Blakely
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 Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.