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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Bentley Celeste is a witty, foul mouthed, reclusive, dark romance writer. She lives her life in solitude, hiding from her painful past and the one person hell bent on destroying her future. She doesn't have time for relationships and has no interest in allowing anyone but her best friend into her private little sanctuary.

Tristan Reece is sultry, sexy, and jaded. He also h
Kindle Edition, 155 pages
Published January 6th 2015
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Karen Hrdlicka
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I was asked to read this book I had no idea what what I was getting myself into. I always like to give new authors a try and am so glad I did. This debut book by Arie Lane, is unlike anything I have read before. It is set the Indie book world. The heroine, Bentley, is an author and the hero, Tryst, is a cover model. For a new author Ms. Lane has developed a unique and enjoyable writing style. Her characters are flawed but realistic and they are quite lovable. I think I read perhaps, the bes ...more
Christy French
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the best I have read. The story line is different from others, and keeps the reading interested until the very end. Bentley the main character is a kick ass kind of girl, which I love!! Tristan is not the normal male character, he is not a business man or a biker guy, he is a cover model, and is hot as hell!!
This story hits every emotion and is truly a best seller!!!
Karen Mc
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***Received an ARC for an honest review by Bookalicious Babes Blog***

Tryst, Arie Lane's debut book, is one of the hottest and funniest books I've ever read! This story makes you pee-your-pants laugh and is wet-your-panties hot!

Tryst is funny, witty, entertaining, hot, and a bit scary. This book is a breath of fresh easy read that flows well with descriptive words that 'jump off the page.' This story takes you through the lives of Bentley and Tristan, and is narrated by them in alternat
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was not quite sure what to expect from this book being the author's first book. I can't imagine having such an evil and nasty mother like Bentley had to endure. No child should ever have to go through abuse at all but what made it completely incomprehensible is that it was her mother doing the abusing. A mother should be there to love, protect and take care of her child/ren.

Bentley did the smart thing and left home to find somewhere faraway to start fresh, away from her hateful mother. Her mo
K.L. Donn
Nov 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Iread the prologue of this book in a release party Arie attended and I was so excited about it! I thought it sounded amazing! Then I read the blurb and I was slightly confused because it made it sound like a YA book set in high school or just out of, but I was still on board. Then I read the book. It had some serious editing issues, but I was still enjoying it. Bentley and Tryst have some great chemistry, but if they aren't having sex then they are just volatile and mean to each other, and I was ...more
Tara Oakes
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Five stars Sexy!!!

I had this baby pre-ordered for months, it seemed. That's a lot of hype to live up to, in my world. I am not a patient person! But, It was well worth the wait.

Knowing what I know about the Indie author world, this book seemed like a little bit of undercover expose' for me, and I LOVED it! The characters were strong, Hell, Bentley is VERY strong at times. The writing was very descriptive, offering a finely painted canvas background to explain what has gotten her to the point sh
Sophia Holt
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
was given this arc to read for an honest review...

And boy am i glad that i was given it! this is 5***** plus some all the way for me.

Its based on a girl Bentley, who is an author, and the boy Tristan who is a cover model..

They meet at an author signing... and thats where this story begins...

This is Arie Lane's first book, and let me tell you its a good one! She takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions... and i love this storyline, it keeps you hooked from beginning to end... well cliffy ending.
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!! Loved the angst between Tristan and Bentley. Made the intimacy between them all the more explosive! Great storyline too, not just "wham, bam, thank you ma'am.". Looking forward to Ms. Lane's sequel.
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was one interesting book, to say there is mommy issues is an understatement. Reading this book was like a journey through the eyes of a Adult book writer, creative and fun, enjoyed the chemistry, This is a New Author you need to try, Thank you Arie, look forward to your next book, Cheers
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook-books

This is the story of Bentley and Tristan - two broken people who have a past that they both are trying to overcome that happen to meet by chance. When they are connected together, they are no longer broken - they are made whole, made right. It's as if they have been trying to find one another their whole lives to be shown what true love is!


This is the debut book for author Arie Lane and it does not disappoint! If you love witty ban
DJ Sakata
Dec 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“I’m wondering… do you have a talent for pissing women off enough that they want to castrate you with rusted scissors, or am I just special?”

“What, there aren’t enough other women here to tickle your pickle?”

“Definitely don’t try to serenade her, because I heard you singing while unloading the truck. You sound worse than a tone deaf drag queen trying to sing Whitney Houston.”

“You okay, baby doll? You came in here looking like someone ran over your dog then tossed it
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off I just have to say Woah!! Tryst is an awesome book!! I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into.. all I knew about the book was it had a strong female lead and I love a strong chick in a story!

I think strong is an understatement when it comes to Bentley!! She is super tough! She definitely doesn't take crap from anyone & I mean anyone!

When the book first starts you see all the torture and hellish things Bentley has to endure.. from that moment I wanted Bentley to have a happy endin
Donna Duca
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I want a cover model all my own.

Tryst is hot, sexy and picture perfect on the outside. Bentley is not. She's studious, determined, but a shell of a person. She's suffered loss, abuse, and neglect in her childhood, and It's shaped her into the recluse she has become. That is, until she meets HIM. He turns her world upside down, and gives fodder to very sharp tongue. She's rough with him, testing him with her verbal assaults, trying to keep him at a distance. But, he'll have none of it. He wants
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Arie Lane has a hit on her hands with her debut novel..Bentley Celeste has been hiding under her pen name from a mother who gives new meaning to the words Mommy Dearest!!!!! Tristan is a cover model and is Sexy as Sin,and when these two run into each other ( Literally) sparks fly, well from Bentley's mouth anyway!!! She is snarky and a spitfire!!! And that's exactly what Tristan calls her...Tristan also has not had the best childhood and together these two learn to open up and experience the mea ...more
Feb 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
I tried and tried but just couldn't finish this book. It didn't help that I started to other infinitely more beautifully written books at the same time, one of which was The Return by Jen Armentrout. So I had that comparison to how I like a book to make me feel... And realised this was not for me. I didn't like the characters and everyone was just so angry all the time. I didn't believe in the relationship either, it just wasn't built up enough for me. I need a bit more description in my books t ...more
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
What a page turner this book is really better than I thought it would be. Bentley has so many layers to her you can't help but fall in love with you and relate to her in many ways. Bentley and Tristan are both trying to get over some past hurts and problems. Tristan pushes Bentley's buttons in a way that no other person has in a long time. They really don't understand why they are each drawn to each other.

The author does a great job with the characters and the over story. I will be checking out
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given this book as an ARC and agreed to give an honest review.

Such an amazing book!! This is not a typical run of the mill romance novel. Arie Lane throws all kinds of weird and unique curves in this book. And the banter between the two main characters is nothing short of hilarious. Very, very good book, I will highly recommend it to others and look forward to reading the second in the series!!!
❤️Melanie G.
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Holy shit, the shit that Bentley endured was horrifying and to make matters worse was it was from her own mother (the devil). Seriously her mother was the Devil. Tryst was strong, stubborn and arrogant to say the least. Bentley was strong, protective and sheltered. She did what she had to do to perfect herself. This book was funny, heartbreaking and sexy as sin. Great read but warning there is a cliffhanger. Ugh...I hate cliff hangers!! Excited to see what book 2 will have to offer.
Jodi Diener
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Swear much?

The plot is good, good storyline. Character depth in Tryst is less than stellar. I read it all, will read the next...but swear much? I put it down so many times because the language is insane. I'm no fucking prude....but tone down that shit. (Haha)
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is such a good book. The characters and the storyline keep you reading not wanting to put it down. The ending isn't what I expected.. Hope there's more someday..
Tbird London
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
This book shocked me; there are just no other words for this feeling other than shocked. I expected an erotic romance, they meet at a book signing, and she will be a spit fire and show her anger towards any man due to her past. I figured Tryst would be the man whore who knew he could get into any woman’s pants in 2.4 seconds of flashing a smile, but was I ever wrong. The author ripped my heart out with this one and I am so glad to see a story that shows not all women are born with the ability to ...more
JJ -
Jan 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I decided to buy this book because I did a promo post on my blog page, and, even though the cover was meh, I thought I’d give it a try. When I read the title, I took it to mean tryst, as in a sexual rendezvous. I didn’t realize it was the guy’s shortened name. Not that this really matters, but I thought I’d clarify that for anyone who might have the same misconception. This was something that was my bad and is irrelevant in regards to my rating.

I gave this book 3 stars because it seriously neede
Jan 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Things I liked:

Book was free with kindle unlimited.
Dialogue between MCs in the beginning was sassy, strong and entertaining!!! Loved their first interactions!
The heroine Bentley knows how to kick ass... Or should I say balls!

Things I'm not so sure about:

Even though it was far from insta love, the H Tryst moves cross country to protect Bentley (who had yet to even give him the time of day)... Let me just throw all my belongings in a moving truck, drive two days and buy a house that just so rando
Anna Salamatin
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this debut book in a giveaway from the author. I am always excited to read " new blood", and I sure wasn't disapointed.
Bentley Celeste is an erotic, & dark romance author who hides from the world due to a very dark and disturbing past. She has a mother who hates her. Always has, always will. In fact, if Darla Celeste could find Bentley, it could be the end for her. She has been trying to kill her since before she was even born. Darla did not want twins, and put her all into Cora ( the pret
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What is it like to be a twin? What if your twin hates you? What it your twin dies, murdered really, and never recovered? These aren't just questions for Bentley, they are her reality. Bentley and her twin Cora were polar opposites. Her mother adored Cora, and loathed her. She verbally and physically abused Bentley all throughout her childhood, while Cora was her shining star. Later, when Cora disappears and ultimately declared dead, her mother's abuse turns deadly. Bentley leaves town with her b ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Don't bother with a dictionary, she spits words and fire...
I was really intrigued when I read the synopsis of this story. I was visualizing the author events I've attended and the cover models that some of them brought. It was such an interesting idea I couldn't resist taking a chance on a debut novel. I really enjoyed the storyline and the badassery of Brentley. She cracked me up with some of the stuff that came out of her mouth, she made them up as she went along so you won't find them in the
ByoBook Club
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lee-anne
Bentley is an author who has had to deal with an abusive mother her entire life. Bentley has done her best in her adult life to keep her mother from finding and killing her. At one of her signings she quite literally bumps into a friend of hers cover model and though the attraction is immediate her distaste is also quite strong from their very first meeting. Tristan knows the moment he bumps into Bentley that she is different and he makes it his mission to get to know her. When Tristan discovers ...more
Jul 15, 2015 rated it liked it
We meet Bentley and Tryst at an author signing in Bentley’s hometown. She’s short and curvy and a mouth on her that would cause a navy guy to blush to his roots. Tryst is a cover model for one of the authors at the signing and he thinks he’s the gift placed on this Earth for women. To say that he rubs her the wrong way would be an understatement. To say that she intrigues him would be even more of one. There’s a lot that I could say, but since there is a second book, I won’t put it here. What I ...more
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥

Let me first say that I thought I could get creative when I would be swearing and ranting, but nothing can top some of the shit that Bentley says had me spitting out my drink or about pissing myself laughing. I bow down to the queen of the put downs.

Tryst is not what I thought it would be when I started to read it and yes I did read the blurb obviously. It is actually darker than I originally thought and the way that we are left hanging at the end made me throw
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a great debut novel by Author Arie Lane. The book pulls you in right from the prologue and it doesn't stop. Part suspense, part mystery, part comedy, totally hot, and definitely swoon worthy, this book offers a little something for every romance reader!

Bentley Celeste is an author living a life in hiding under a pen name. She hides from her past, from the fear her mother instilled in her, fear of knowing her mother is still out there wanting to finish what she started. Bentley's mother h
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Arie Lane is an avid reader and stay at home mom to two beautiful little boys. When not writing or chasing them around she is usually catching up with other Indie authors and constantly keeping up with new blogs.
She loves to connect with people and is proud that she finally had the courage to put some of her crazy thoughts into written words. From the time she started reading her nose was always

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