Friday, February 14, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Every Second With You by Lauren Blakely

Every Second With You (No Regrets Series, Book #2)
By: Lauren Blakely
Release Date: February 10th
Every Second With You = Sex. Love. Addiction. Heartache. Pain. And Hope.

In the sequel to the bestselling new adult romance 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 now 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?

*ARC provided by author for an honest review*

You know how most authors put that big plot twisting, heart breaking moment around the half way point in the book?? Not Lauren Blakely. Nope, she saves it until the 96% mark. She rips your heart out at the very end. At the point that the characters should be getting their happily ever after and riding off into the sunset, the moment where you should be feeling all warm and fuzzy inside because of the complete happiness, you will instead be crying your poor little heart out.

Can you tell I am still feeling the pain of that moment in the book, even weeks after I read it? And as odd as it may sound, that is the very thing I think I loved the most about this book. The unpredictability of it. Just when you thought you knew how the author would end things, she throws you for a loop. One so intense, that like I said, is even now something I get teary eyed thinking about.

Trey and Harley deal with some major stuff in this book. Remember, there was a huge secret revealed to us at the end of TTOI. It was something pretty big and I wasn't sure how it would change the relationship between these two. I knew it would be probably be hardest for Trey, given his past and I was right. He struggles with it, which causes him to fall back into some old habits. While I understood he was in a bad place, I still wanted to punch him HARD for a couple of things he does!! I was spitting mad and cussing him out (luckily no one was around to witness my rant!).

And Harley must deal not only with the fall out of the news she shares with Trey and his reaction to it, but also the discovery of a secret that her mother has been keeping from her. This takes her on a journey she never expects but is long overdue. I was so proud of her for dealing with it all and not slipping back into old habits herself, she truly matured so much over the course of this series.

Every Second With You is the final chapter in the Harley and Trey story. It is full of angst, heartbreak, self-discovery, hot smexy moments and most of all....hope. Just !

If can't wait to see what Lauren Blakely has in store for us next!
Barnes and Noble:
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.

There is a blog tour giveaway AND a scavenger hunt giveaway too! Two totally separate events, so make sure you check them both out below!
Reader Giveaway:
This giveaway is for an EVERY SECOND WITH YOU tote bag, signed copies of EVERY SECOND WITH YOU and THE THRILL OF IT, and a Limited Edition Cherry Blossom Necklace 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 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).

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.

Entry Form to Include:





  1. I wish i can receive an ARC. Though I'm not great with telling reviews. hoho! Thank you for this review :)

  2. After reading numerous reviews, I have to say that I really, really enjoyed yours.....and I'm so glad you told us that the cliffhanger appears closer to the end of the book. I look forward to reading an author with a different writing style.