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The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely is a dual POV story following Harley and Trey. One night changed it all for two broken souls.
The story starts with Harley and Trey, two broken souls trying to get through their lives and dark pasts. Harley is a high-priced call girl but she's a virgin. She's smart and beautiful but is being blackmailed by Miranda and she's constantly on her toes when it comes to her "mother." Her flashbacks about her childhood are sad and while reading, I wanted to reach into the book and slap her mother!
Trey is a sex addict who looks at sex as a drug and a conquest. Trey is beyond sexy and beautiful. His story and strength is powerful. His relationship with his parents is also damaged but the story is heartbreaking and he tries to never give up. The love and feelings for Harley grow with each page. I love their connection and the process of their relationship.
Both of their views are plagued by their pasts but they work together to move on and try to find happiness. Harley and Trey are great characters and the plot is captivating and keeps you drawn in. I love seeing their growth and downfalls.
I love the dual POV because we get to see what Harley and Trey are thinking and feeling. It's great to see both of their thoughts and understand what's going on. Lauren demonstrates their pain and struggle so well. She keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps you wondering what's going on. They both struggle to be honest with each other and themselves. Their secrets haunt them daily and they need their fix to get through the day.
The Thrill of It is very different from her other books. It's dark and full of angst, betrayal, love and healing. It will make you laugh, cry, yell and nearly throw your reading device against the wall. There is a cliffhanger and I had to read it a few times!
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