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Release Day Review! THE VIRGIN GIFT by Lauren Blakely (The Gift #2)

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by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: December 2nd

THE VIRGIN GIFT,  the second book in The Gift Series, a series of sexy love stories, by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, is a red hot neighbors to lovers, lesson in seduction romance and it’s AVAILABLE NOW in Kindle Unlimited and audio!! Ebook will be 99¢ on release day only!

I might still carry my V-card, but I know exactly what I want in a man. Smart, charming and oh-so-skilled. Too bad I haven’t found him yet.

But maybe he’s found me. .

Because when my charming, laid-back, next-door neighbor discovers a secret list I keep, he volunteers to work through every single item on it. .

Including the last one — at the end, we walk away and stay friends. .

I say yes to his offer, and that’s when I discover another side to him. .

A side I adore. A side I crave. He’s commanding, intense, and everything I’ve ever wanted.

But as we check things off one by one, I find myself breaking the most important rule of all. And I have no idea what it will do to my heart.

“Another winner! You won’t want to put Nina and Adam’s story down. And just wait until you see what number eleven is on Nina’s list…”
–Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author of Moonlighter

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Find out what happens when sexy, charming Adam discovers the girl next door’s  naughty to-do list!

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I broke the hold he had on my hip. I spun around and took a few steps backward to the kitchen counter, feeling naughty, daring.

From a few feet away, I stared at my friend with new eyes, drinking in the cut of his jaw, the fire in his eyes, the expanse of his hard chest.

My eyes roamed over him. He was fully dressed, but fully revealed too. The outline of his arousal was visible through his pants. Thick and firm.

My mouth watered as I stared at the shape of it.

But tonight I wanted something else.

Something for me.

I didn’t need to start at the beginning of my list. The first three items set the tone. I’d cross them off as I worked through the others.

I knew where to start.

“Okay, then. Now that we’ve tackled the rules of engagement, I’d like to try number four, please.”
Adam. Charming, clever, thoughtful Adam. Adam was the guy next door. But tonight, he was the man gripping y hip, digging his fingers hard into my flesh. My cells cried out for his touch. For his command. And for his rough edge that I hadn't known existed.


Whoa–an “after dark” romance, indeed. Have an ice cold beverage and a fan ready! Or better yet, read in the middle of a raging snowstorm…

The Virgin Gift is a steamy friends-to-OMG-lovers romance with a red hot twist: the list that Nina makes for herself that (of course!) her hot BFF/neighbor/temporary houseguest Adam finds and decides to help her check everything off of.

As good friends do.

Naturally the two decide to work their way through Nina’s list (and just as naturally, the sex scenes that doing so creates are off-the-charts hot) and when it’s all over, they’ll go back to “just” being BFFs again. Because, of course they will.

I mean, we all know what’s going to happen next, right? 😉 NO ONE is going to want these two to be just friends. And fortunately, Ms Blakely isn’t that cruel.

I actually would have liked to have seen a teensy bit more suspense at the end–the will-they-or-won’t-they portion of the story lasted less than a hot minute and was barely even an entire conversation–but it’s not like a single scene before that brought their compatibility into question even once, so…black moments need not apply, I guess?

Definitely don’t forget that cold drink, though. You’re going to need it. 😉

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot love stories for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line.

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