How can those four letters cause so much pain? Everyone talks about how great love is, with all the flowers and the butterflies, but that wasn’t my experience at all. Love wasn’t something I wanted or even needed.
I have the sweat, tears and blood-soaked T-shirt to prove it.
The jagged edges of a damaged heart tell the story of my past, but just because I’ve sworn off love doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy men. Because I do. Few things feel better than being tangled up with a hard body. Grabby hands, moans of pleasure, and sighs of happiness are all part of a well-balanced diet, as long as no strings are attached.
Wild, crazy sex—yes.
But then Connor Jackson came into my life.
He’s the complete opposite of my ex. From his shaggy hair, scruffy beard, sexy tattoos, all the way down to his Chucks T’s.
I want Connor.
The only problem—Connor wants forever.
But forever doesn’t exist. It can be taken away in the blink of an eye, and this is one heartbreak I know I wouldn’t be able to survive.
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
I've been itching to get my hands on this book since I caught the snippet to it at the end of On Solid Ground. Brittany's character had intrigued me from the onset of this series of interconnected stand alones and I absolutely devoured Live Without Regret. KL Grayson's writing had me riveted from the first page and I read this in one sitting.
Oh Brittany what a tragic mess she was, and rightfully so after the ringer she had been put through. I loved the tough front she put on to protect her tender heart. But it took one encounter with the mysteriously sexy tattoo artist, Connor, to change her carefully structured routine. She wants one night, he wants forever. Oh how I loved this man- from his scruffy jaw and shaggy hair to his wall of tattoos. But most of all I loved his heart. He is a giver and will do anything for the ones he deems his family. Brittany's boldness had him with his jaw on the floor, And Connors stance on one-night threw her for a loop. There was a spark there that neither could deny and it had them both rethinking their ways.
Seeing these two together and having them share their past struggles and grief had me wanting to embrace them both. Instead, they got to embrace each other and it was beautiful to watch them both come out and embrace the love around them. When Connors best friend pops in, it has Brittany's walls going back up. She absolutely refused to allow history to repeat itself. It took that same person to have Brittany realizing that Connor isn't the one who broke her heart, but the one that healed it.
While Live Without Regret was a quick read it was jam packed. This little gem pulled out all the emotions. KL Grayson found the right balance between the funny, sexy, drama-filled and swoon worthy moments. And I loved the ending, things had really come full circle for this unlikely pair who tattooed their way into each others hearts.
About the Author
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings...and not particularly in that order.