Tuesday 14 January 2014

Review ~ The Start of Us by Lauren Blakely.

Title: The Start of Us (No Regrets #0.5).
Author: Lauren Blakely.
Genre: New Adult.
Release Date: November 2013.

Download for free here: Amazon UK ; Amazon

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?


The Start of Us was a novella I picked up for free on Amazon and one which I really loved! Lauren Blakely definitely persuaded me to continue with the No Regrets series and I have since picked up book one in the series, The Thrill of It.

I really liked the two main characters, Harley and Trey, and their connection. Trey was a bit dreamy – very dreamy – but it was their connection that was so enjoyable to read, and their connection is what made me want to carry on with the series.

Obviously it’s very short so it’s not a full story in itself. It’s an account of the first time Harley met Trey but there’s plenty of substance to it with some humour, sweet moments and a couple of hot scenes, all written really well by the author.

I loved the ending too – it really set up well for the next book and I assume it would be hard for someone to get to the end of The Start of Us and not want to pick up the next instalment straight away.


Review also posted on Goodreads ; Amazon UK ; Amazon

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