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A tantalizing collection of the first three books in the Gift Series, performed by Elena Wolfe and Teddy Hamilton...

The Engagement Gift

Some things are better left unsaid. Besides, I don't need to act on every wild thought that flits through my imagination, not when my fiancé and I have the kind of life I've always longed for - passionate, intimate and oh so real. I can’t risk losing him, so I focus on building our life together as a couple. But the more insistent my thoughts become, the closer I get to telling him what I want most...

The Virgin Gift

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.

The Decadent Gift

The rules of the game were simple. One weekend. We play our roles. Actually, we play lots of roles. I get the info I need for a secret work project. We go back to how we were. That’s what I proposed to handsome, clever, commanding Jake. That’s what he said yes to - this decadent gift of a weekend that would get me out of trouble. But that’s not what happened when our nights together in Vegas ended...

©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Lauren Blakely Books

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cheap thrills

unfortunately I was not blown away by this book. the story was minuscule and basically made up of 30 second breaks between sex scenes. wording was repetitive and predictable. I could not take the male reader seriously he sounded like a bad soap opera actor and his impersonation of a female made me envision a drag queen. horrible. I wont even be finishing the 3 book collection I used my credit on as I can't imagine how bad the other two are.

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  • KLW
  • 2020-06-23

Three fantastic stories in one collection

So many fantastic narrators here. You get all three of the books in the After Dark Collection, for one price. It is totally worth it! Lauren Blakely is well known for her light hearted Rom-Coms. But she can give you an after dark story that goes a bit darker and a bit naughtier. Buy this set today!

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  • Jordan T
  • 2020-11-19

Sweet & steamy trio of books.

*The Engagement Gift* This was a cute and steamy short story about a woman owning her fantasies and what one will do for true love. While all of Lauren Blakely's book include steamy scenes, this one, featuring Lily Whiting and Finn Nichols, was more erotic than most. The story is centered around Lily's fantasy of being taken by two men and Finn's determination to make this happen for her (with the help of his best friend, Jake). *The Virgin Gift* Similar to the first book in The Gift series, The Engagement Gift, this book was more erotic than Lauren Blakely's typical books. Still, it was a sweet, steamy story I loved reading. I would really love to hear Brandon's story, but it seems like that probably won't happen considering his meeting Serena in this book, a brief glimpse at their romance, and her statement that they were going to elope. I would still love to hear it though. *The Decadent Gift* A great ending to what is currently The Gift Trilogy (two more books, The Extravagant Gift and The Exquisite Gift are forthcoming which may or may not feature Ivy and Sage Carmichael). I really loved how it was a group of three guy friends and three girl friends (who were also friends with each other) that ended up together. Overall, I loved Kate and Jake's story. They've been strong characters in The Engagement Gift and The Virgin Gift and I was excited to hear their story. Lauren Blakely didn't disappoint! (She never does.) I can't wait to read the next books in this series!

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  • Laura E. Davis
  • 2020-11-18

Good narrations, Unbelievable Plots, Pure Sexy Fun

Gotta love Lauren Blakely's formula. Strong no-nonsense woman, cocky alpha man, and tons of kinky sexy, and eventually the HEA. This series won't disappoint. I got this because it's a good deal (3 novellas, plus a couple shorter side stories). I like the world building in Blakely's books, and they were easy to consume. You know exactly what to expect here: she wants him! he wants her! but they can't because, REASONS. But they do anyway to "get it out of their systems" or for "just one weekend!" Lots of hot sex ensues until they catch feelings and eventually admit it and then they ride off into the sunset having kinky sex on a horse or whatever. Totally ridiculously unbelievable, serious sexy fun.

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  • MELISSA C.
  • 2020-09-30

The After Dark Collection

I Love The Story Very Much, Was Frantically To Listening To On Audiences App. I Recommend U Listening To The Story, Very Much!😍😁😘😉🥰🤩

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  • BCherry27
  • 2020-06-19

Superb collection!

Wow! What a great collection of super hot, super fun interrelated stories! Lauren Blakely is the queen of interrelated stories so that the more you read or listen you just become so invested in the characters and their journeys. All the books were great, but my goodness, “The Virgin Gift” was smoking hot!! And I loved the snippets of other storylines in “The Decadent Gift”. And what a great cast of narrators!! You just can’t beat Elena and Teddy...but then you and in Joe and Grace and Nadine and Jacob and Vanessa!!! It was like an auditory pleasure overload! Exactly the fantabulous casting I would expect from LB! This collection will definitely be a repeat listen...over and over! Loved it!