Thirst by Deborah Bladon

Overall: 4/5⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 2/5 🔥🔥
Feels: 👀😊👜😔🥰💖

~QD Story Details~
Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: No
Location: NYC
Character age range: 27 and 35
Lead: Dexie
Love interest(s): Rocco
HEA: Yes

~QD Book Info~
Kindle Unlimited: No
Audible: No
Series: No – Stand Alone

~QD Heat~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative
Possible triggers: abandonment issues, mild voyeurism/exhibitionism

The quick and dirty: A quick and easy contemporary romance read with a cute premise and HEA. I read it in one sitting.

Dexie and Rocco are in neighboring buildings and develop a relationship through their view of each other’s apartments. Little does Dexie know, Rocco is also one of the angel investors she’ll be pitching her handbag business to. In addition to navigating the complexities of such a relationship, there are also abandonment issues that need to be tackled. They’ll need to get past them in order to get to their happily ever after. Bonus for all the DB fans out there: you’ll get to see Sophia again (quite a bit actually!) and there’s mention of Ivy too!

THIRST, a new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author, Deborah Bladon.

Do you see what I see? I see my half-naked neighbor staring at me whenever he gets a chance. 

When I moved into this apartment, I knew I’d get used to the noisy tenant across the hall, the broken air conditioner, and the squeaky floors. I didn’t think I’d grow accustomed to the lustful stares of the gorgeous man who lives in the building next to mine.
He watches me when dusk falls with an intense hunger in his eyes I’ve never seen before.
I sense his gaze trailing over every inch of my skin as I strip slowly, just for him.
It’s innocent until I finally get the chance to pitch my business idea to a trio of private investors. That’s when I realize that the man who stands at his window every night staring at me is one of the three people who hold the future of my start-up in their hands.
Rocco Jones has seen my body, and now he wants to touch it. I want my business to succeed, and I want him, but is it possible for me to have both?



Deborah Bladon has never read a romance hero she didn’t like. Her love for romance novels began when she was old enough to board the bus, library card in hand to check out the newest Harlequin paperbacks. She’s a Canadian by heart, and by passport, but you can often spot her in New York City sipping a latte and looking for inspiration for her next story. Manhattan is definitely her second home.

She cherishes her family and believes that each day is a gift for writing, for reading, and for loving.