Thursday, July 17, 2014

Swoon Thursday #99 ~ The Start of Us by Lauren Blakely

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

The Start of Us
(No Regrets 0.5)

Lauren Blakely

First - The Blurb:

*New Adult Romance--17+ due to adult situations.*

A new adult story of First Times. Last Times. Connections. And No Regrets...

I only wanted a tattoo. A mark on my body to remind me of who I used to be. Something to hold onto when I started my penance for all the things I’d done wrong, the bad choices I’d made by the time I turned nineteen. Instead, I found a night of possibility, of truth, of hope for the future. And the most intense physical connection I’ve ever had. 

The only one I’ve ever had, and one I will never forget.


When she walked into my tattoo shop, I knew she was like me. Harley had secrets. She had a messed-up past, and things she wanted to run from, or forget ever happened. I couldn’t let her go. So we agreed on one night – to spend it together wandering around the city, getting to know each other, the clock ticking because we knew tomorrow would bring an end to the possibility of an us.

Unless tonight was only the start.

How can one night be the start of something when tomorrow it has to end?

Second - The Swoon:

Her breath catches the second I make contact, and I am in awe. The simplest touch makes her gasp, and now all I want to do is breathe her in, inhale her, smell her hair, taste her skin. I knew there was something between us, but this reaction is intoxicating. I map her ink with my finger, watching as she tries to still herself, but the look in her eyes is one of heat. I bet it matches mine.

Mmm... what can I say about this one? At 80 pages - Short but Sweet!

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. It's still a great swoon. I really liked this series! I hope you end up reading more!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Ooo! I hadn't heard of this one before. It definitely does sound intoxicating! ;D

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. Great swoon- love that he is following her tattoo with his finger and it is making her hot.

    My Swoon

  4. That is some sweet swoon, Marilyn. :) I have this one on my ereader...80 pages of short and sweet, I need to get to it soon!

  5. Ooooo yum! Love that strong physical reaction stuff.

  6. I love the description of that reaction! Just like Val said! I loved that swoon! :)

  7. Oh what a swoon? I am really looking forward to starting this series. Thank you for sharing that!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  8. Wow! Trey sounds like a hunk! Great swoon!!!