Review: Every Second With You (#2, No Regrets) by Lauren Blakely - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Review: Every Second With You (#2, No Regrets) by Lauren Blakely

My Thoughts

From the dark lure of addiction to the unexpected hope that arose from finding love, Trey and Harley face the final challenges that impede them from living out their happily ever after.
It was the perfect conclusion to their story.

4halfstars

Synopsis

Every Second With YouIn 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?

My Review

“This has become our life, born from the darkest of circumstances, bred from the painful pull of addiction, and even so I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Trey and Harley haven’t had it easy. Both continue to work through the encumbrances of their pasts… working to let go of tragedies, pain and disappointments. Working to avoid falling back into the same unhealthy coping mechanisms. They’re finally together and determined to face a happier future with each other. Immediately, however, an unexpected situation threatens to destroy what they have and Harley begins to lose control again. And when the secret is revealed, Trey is left reeling… thrust back into the darkest place within himself.

“I’m wide awake… and the love of my fucking life has shot a bullet through my chest.”

Trey is quickly consumed by his deepest fears, craving the familiar numbness of his addiction. All at once his future – their future – is uncertain. And during this time when Harley needs him more than ever, Trey chases the same old tendencies, making a mistake that shakes him into lucidity.

“My feet feel unsteady and my breath is thin, but there is one thing I can hold on to — that I don’t want to lose touch with her. She is my rock, she is my hope, she is my every-fucking-thing, and so I don’t let go of her. I cling to her, my chin against her hair, her body gathered in my arms.”

Harley is still hurt by her past, unable to understand her mother’s actions and decisions. But I absolutely loved seeing the growth in her. She’s stronger and more confident, uplifted by the hope and happiness that a future alongside Trey promises. She’s determined to be a new Harley. A stronger Harley. A Harley that shares her secrets in order to let it all go once and for all. But now, they must conquer their issues together, and not apart, if it’s ever going to work out. It’s clear they’re determined to do so and I loved their moments together. Their love is palpable, their desire for the other ever-present.

“You and me not being together is like a snowstorm in Hawaii. It’s like a glacier on the sun. It doesn’t happen. It can’t happen. Because there’s no way we aren’t meant for each other, Harley. There’s no way it can be anything but this, he says, pointing from him to me and me to him.”

And as fate would have it, the moment when things begin to fall into their natural place, plot twists surprised me and had me turning the pages faster to see what would happen. Their past continues to be thrust upon them despite their efforts to leave it all behind.

“We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all done things we wish we hadn’t. The goal is to learn and move on and try to live a life of no regrets.”

The last part of the book was incredibly emotional and heart-wrenching and I really felt every part of it. They’ve gone through so much and I wanted them to find that happily ever after. They have both grown so much emotionally and they love each other so deeply that they deserved all things good and happy. I thought Lauren Blakely did an amazing job with how things unfolded at the story’s conclusion and for me, it was everything I wanted and more at the end. Just perfect!

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. But you have to know that I love you more than I ever thought was possible. I have loved every second with you. You made me believe in love, you made me believe in myself, and you made me a new man.”

addseriestogoodreads

Reading Order and Purchase Links

Click on the cover images to purchase from Amazon.
the-thrill-of-it-by-lauren-blakely-for-oct-16-cover-reveal 
the-thrill-of-it-by-lauren-blakely-for-oct-16-cover-reveal Every Second With You 

About Lauren

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.

Facebook | Twitter | Blog

 

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Related Posts

12 Comments:


  1. Diana Doan said:

    Thank you for being apart of the blog tour. I can’t wait for Every Second With You!

    Reply

  2. elena k said:

    I love this series and cannot wait to read it!

    Reply

  3. Bobbie Bohn said:

    Awesome Series!

    Reply

  4. Lola Figueroa said:

    Thank you for sharing this giveaway!

    Reply

  5. Azalea Ivashcov said:

    Can’t wait til every second with you!!! Liked your FB page

    Reply

  6. Cynthia M. said:

    Can’t wait to read Every Second With You! Loved the Thrill of it! 🙂

    Reply

  7. Kathy C. said:

    Can’t wait to start this series!

    Reply

  8. kgagnon2013 said:

    Thanks for the post and your thoughts, I enjoyed reading them. I am very excited for this release, I love this series! =D

    Reply

  9. maureen simiyu said:

    this is one of my favorite series!

    Reply

  10. QuenKne said:

    I love discovering new authors, especially those that have books I really want to read!!! I’ve already added the series to my TBR list.

    Reply

  11. D said:

    found! 🙂 scavenger hunt! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Dianne Galang said:

      oh it’s me 🙂 I used “d’ as my username in other accounts. lols

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

Omggg you guys! TGIF! It’s been a long a** week and even today was nutty and busy. I’m packing for my trip to Phoenix to attend beaulitfulcon (who’s going??? 🙋🏻‍♀️) and am so excited. I get… https://t.co/PAsRbLvnwP

What are your most anticipated books the first half of 2019??? There are so many I’m looking forward to and it’s been hard to keep up with what I have planned for myself. This week I’m… https://t.co/NdlrgPuPye

Getting my #ValentinesDay vibes on with this super cute beanie and coffee cozy my mom made for me! #perks Check out her goodies at @vilmaknits <3 I think she probably gets tired of everything I want her to make... https://t.co/YwFv5fGabH

Getting my #ValentinesDay vibes on with this super cute beanie and coffee cozy my mom made for me! #perks Check out her goodies at vilmaknits <3 I think she probably gets tired of… https://t.co/ia8nLx0c9B

If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous' The Au Pair would be it.
Has anyone read this book by @EJRous? I finished it this past weekend and feel like that… https://t.co/RHxxPAduo0

𝑬𝑵𝑫𝑺 𝑨𝑻 𝑴𝑰𝑫𝑵𝑰𝑮𝑯𝑻!!! Have you entered to win 1 of 1,000 ARCs of THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by @tgarvisgraves?! Today is the last day to enter! Tag your friends and book club members below,… https://t.co/77071zVGZP

Author @kbuttonw shares her favorite Lowcountry books! https://t.co/Oe6UMoVWpb

I can't wait to start 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗔𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗔𝗟𝗟 by marnimann! Have any of you read this love story early or are you planning to read it??? It’s out tomorrow, but so excited to share a sneak peek… https://t.co/djT4O9IvCK

Read an excerpt from Dragon Claimed by @Donna_Grant! @1001DarkNights https://t.co/WqXP4jj4Fu

Read an excerpt from When Ashes Fall by @MarniMann! https://t.co/tCCLb4beOt

Exclusive Cover Reveal: #Mine by @Court_Writes! @SimonBooks - a raw & riveting story of a collapsing marriage. https://t.co/JHXo1DFoIs

My Most Anticipated Books of Early 2019! See the list! https://t.co/9HxPBV60hf

Finally had the chance to meet the fabulous @blackholly at BookPeople and I’m as obsessed with her as I am with her books. She’s super cool and kind! 🖤 It took everything for me not to talk about all the things... https://t.co/5ofEi3Mq5u

Finally had the chance to meet the fabulous @hollyblack at @bookpeople and I’m as obsessed with her as I am with her books. She’s super cool and kind! 🖤 It took everything for me not to… https://t.co/SSOygF7ivi

It's the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY I've ever done! 😲 - https://t.co/sEhfjWf2hE

See the cover reveal for #After by my girl @imaginator1d!!! I love love love it!!! #Hessa https://t.co/OKearR23HI

Look at the new movie tie-in cover of 𝗔 𝗙 𝗧 𝗘 𝗥 by my girl @imaginator1dx!!! I lovvvve it!!! What do you think?! This new cover celebrates the upcoming movie (April) starring @FT_Hero97… https://t.co/68408lKBrs

Who else is reading this right now??? It’s so darn good and so freaking hard not being able to ignore the world to just immerse myself in this book!!!! I mean, gahhhh, hello tension with… https://t.co/J7u4zwaTTA

Oh my gosh! SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney is being made into a TV show and I cannot wait! 😱@sarahmgellar will star and executive produce. Loved this book so much—about a woman who wakes… https://t.co/ngfPiI5KlV

Do you have any resolutions or goals for your skin this year? 🧖🏻‍♀️ For me, it’s continuing to be consistent with my regimen, not skipping washing my face and using my products even when… https://t.co/ype0hloeS0

Load More...