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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

12-5-20
Re-listened. Review remains the same. Just fun

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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Unnecessary- just listen to Instant Gratification


I’m glad that this was just an audible selection and I didn’t actually use a credit for it because it’s reworked from a previous but it didn’t really flow as well and I felt a little bit lost while listening. Of course I love Shane east, Andi Arndt, and Sebastion York and hearing their voices was great but I think I’m ready to just get into the book and didn’t need the pre-novella.

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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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this tease book I enjoy but need move sexy to it

enjoy narrators did awesome job and the characters was ok in book and author good book.

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Great start, can’t wait

I love Jason so much!! He is a sexy man and Truly is a feisty, independent woman that liked what she saw when she first met Jason but only to be disappointed when he turns out to be her brothers best friend. Truly and Jason become good friends and they do alot together, like take a ski trip where everything changes even if they don’t want to admit it.

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love 💞💞 the cast of narrators

I think I should have started with the first book but I am very happy with this one. I was able to see the two of the from their initial meeting and at various points in the years of their friendship. I always love Andi, Shane and Sebastian. Each brings a story to life and makes for a wonder cast of narrators together.

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  • Cas
  • 08-06-20

Wow

Great intro into a story about a couple that are forbidden to be together through their shared friendship and relation of Malone.
Narration was awesome too

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 12-14-19

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 . 💖👄💞💋💞👄💖