3.5 Star Review: The State of Us (No Regrets .05) By, Lauren Blakely

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Blurb: 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. Trey…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?


This was a short one, the beginning of a series about 2 people not looking for anyone. Both are going through something major in their lives. But in one night, they loose themselves in one another. Opening up to each other, unlike anyone else in their past. Something just clicks when Harley goes into Trey’s shop for her first tattoo. They spend the evening just getting to know one another. You can tell it’s kind of an all or nothing night for them – because tomorrow hold’s something very important for them…. but neither one divulges what.

You get to spend the night with them – watching them open up and getting to know one another, perhaps even starting to fall in love… just one night… that’s all it took.

It was a freebie on Amazon and though, I only gave it 3.5 stars it was enough to make me want to start the series.

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*Favorite Quotes*

Trey: “I have to be honest here, I don’t  usually have coffee with girls who walk into my shop, and I don’t usually talk about school, and I’m a little bit nervous because I think you’re both badass and beautiful. So can we make a pact for tonight to get rid of the bullshit and just talk about stuff that matters? Like why you want to go to the beach, and how it feels to listen to Arcade Fire, and whether you love or hate New York as much as I do, and what you want out of life.”


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