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

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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.



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…


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.”


Reading Order and Purchase Links

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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.

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  1. Diana Doan said:

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


  2. elena k said:

    I love this series and cannot wait to read it!


  3. Bobbie Bohn said:

    Awesome Series!


  4. Lola Figueroa said:

    Thank you for sharing this giveaway!


  5. Azalea Ivashcov said:

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


  6. Cynthia M. said:

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


  7. Kathy C. said:

    Can’t wait to start this series!


  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


  9. maureen simiyu said:

    this is one of my favorite series!


  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.


  11. D said:

    found! 🙂 scavenger hunt! 🙂


    1. Dianne Galang said:

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


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