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Delayed Gratification

Always Satisfied, Book 2.5
Series: Always Satisfied, Book 2.5
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (283 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A prequel novella to Instant Gratification, performed by Andi Arndt and Shane East! This prequel story of Jason and Truly was previously included in the original Instant Attraction audiobook edition that followed the tales of three different couples. That audiobook is no longer available. However, the story of how Jason and Truly first met has been edited into Delayed Gratification, a story that now focuses entirely on that couple, a tantalizing introduction to their romance....

Once upon a time, a sexy, charming, hot British guy walked into my bar. He was flirty and delicious, and we hit it off right away. So well in fact that I'd have given him my number. Except, fate decided to play a trick on me. Since the guy turned out to be my brother's best friend, he was off limits. So, we made a pact to be just friends. And we became great friends. It worked for a while. Until the night we were snowed in....

©2019 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2019 Lauren Blakely Books

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✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

I love getting a sweet and sexy short novella for a couple you loved in another book. Jason and Truly were a fun and great couple from Instant Gratification, book 2 of the Always Satisfied series. In this novella we get to hear the story of their first night together and when they started to fall in love which is where their story started at in book 2. These two have perfect chemistry, great banter and will sweep you off your feet. I'm so glad Lauren Blakely is giving us the missing pieces of the stories in this series.

This book has Sebastian York narrating just the "fairy Tale" telling of their story while Shane East and Andi Arndt narrate the story, All three narrators are perfect as always.

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hilarious

5-16-20
Re-listened. Yep, love this book. Shane is amazing. Only complaint here is the constant repeating of "we can't be together because of my brother/friend" that got really old.

12-12-19
cracked me up. oh my..... his english accent.... wow
now i have to listen to the whole set. too funny

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Prequel Perfection

Delayed Gratification is such a fun novella-yet it doesn't feel like a novella at all. This story is full of flirting, sexiness-and friendship. It's a fascinating mix that is executed perfectly.

I loved getting to see how Jason and Truly's relationship began. Their friendship is believable, but those undertones of something just a bit MORE between them cannot be denied. I loved seeing how they came together-and what led them to where they are in Instant Gratification.

I cannot say enough about how much I love the way this book is performed. I loved the use of Sebastian York here as Spencer; his little additions just had me grinning and wondering how to get Sebastian to narrate portions of my daily life lol. Shane and Andi embody these characters brilliantly and just breathe life right into them. I could listen to them all day!

This is technically a prequel to Instant Gratification but it can be enjoyed just as much after that book! I loved this performance; it's one I'll listen to again for sure.

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Love this novella!

Delayed Gratification is a prequel novella to Instant Gratification by the fabulous Lauren Blakely. It can be read either before or after Instant Gratification as this is how Jason and Truly met. One thing that Lauren can do better than anyone else is give us a novella that feels like a full length novel. We get all the foreplay, lust, fun, laughs and friendships packed into a small package. This is the perfect novella to wrap up Instant Gratification or to whet your appetite for Jason and Truly's full story!

Audio: Shane and Andi have done it again! I loved listening to how Jason and Truly met and only Shane and Andi could give me what I want!

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Swoon!!! A perfect prequel.

A hot British guy walks into a bar. Instant Gratification tells you Jason and Truly's HEA, but this book tells you how they met, and the forming of an instant friendship. They're immediately attracted to one another, but fate decided it wasn't their time. I love how they supported one another, and were great friends. Their banter was too cute.

Listening to this was quite fun because we know they end up together. Yet, it didn't feel like a spoiler, just the very beginning of their eventual epic love story. Anytime I get to hear Shane and Sebastian is a treat. And Andi does a wonderful narration of Truly.

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Same as Instant attraction.

Same story in Instant attraction. Also this book should be read before instant gratification . Story wise: ok. narrator wise: great.

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Good Prequel

This book just really got me into the lives of Truly and Jason and made me really want to go get the next book!

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Teaser

This novella gives you a taste of great things to come! It is flirty and fun and hot. Definitely gets you ready for Instant Gratification. As always these narrators do an amazing job.

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Dissapointing

Duet narration. Sort of. Sebastian York, Andi Arndt, & Shane East all sound fantastic as usual. However, there’s a serious inconsistency in the “duet” classification. Sometimes it’s duet, sometimes it’s dual – even in the same paragraph. A big clue would have been that when Arndt had to use a British accent, that’s where East should have been heard talking. I get that it’s more expensive and takes a lot more work, but this felt thrown together in that respect.

The reading/listening order for this series is confusing. This novella came from a book “Instant Gratification” which is no longer available. That book was listed as 1.5 in the series. This is described as a prequel/teaser for Instant Gratification which is listed as book 2 in the series. After listening, I went to log Delayed Gratification into GoodReads and it’s listed as book 2.5. Chronologically, it’s before. I’ve heard there’s a flow chart somewhere detailing the chronological order of the books ~ because despite being listed as standalones, there’s some heavy crossings of characters/events even across multiple series. This book is an example. Spencer, from Big Rock (book 1 of Big Rock series) acts as omniscient “narrator” for this and is married to Truly’s best friend. The fact that a novella this short needs constant input from Spenser to clarify what’s going on proves the point.

While this audio is listed as 1.5 hours, only an hour of it is the novella – the last 30 minutes is actually an excerpt from Instant Gratification.

So, we’re down to an hour that is a quick intro in to how Truly and Jason meet as well as the hook-up they decide is better left as a mistake. Included in my Audible Escape membership this was merely OK. I can’t imagine spending money on it or listening to it again.

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Jason and Truly's story will make you melt.

I can't say enough about how fun and charming both Jason and Truly are, but together they're phenomenal. This is the beginning of their love story, be sure to run to get instant gratification for the epic conclusion. Although I don't think Jason and Truly will ever disappear and have a feeling they'll pop up in a future Lauren Blakely novel. This friends to lovers story will leave you laughing, gasping and wanting more. Not to mention it pulls at your heart stings. You'll long for them to be together and when that time comes you'll be cheering out loud.

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yummmmmy 🎉🍾😘

you know Lauren Blakely always takes you on a AMAZING journey . you can't help but fall in love with her and her characters . you just keep craving for more . you can't get enough of her stories . love them . especially on audio . perfect . 💖👄💞💋💞👄💖