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The Decadent Gift

Series: The Gift Series, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)
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Indulge in The Decadent Gift, a stand-alone romance performed by Elena Wolfe and Teddy Hamilton, with special appearances by Jacob Morgan, Vanessa Edwin and Grace Grant....

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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I've been waiting for Kate and Jake's story since meeting them in The Engagement Gift. This is a sexier and more sensual story than Lauren Blakely's usual romcoms, but it's so much fun. I really appreciated that both characters didn't lose themselves as individuals as the story progressed and that each of them had their own dreams and aspirations. They were both independent and driven individuals, who worked hard and played hard.

Jake and Kate had scorching hot chemistry and I loved how they each embraced their own sexuality and also nurtured the other's. There is no judgement about their pasts and it was just so refreshing to see two mature characters communicate openly and honestly with each other. I love that we get a little mini love story or two (and their POV's!) in addition to Jake and Kate's at the end and also a little glimpse of the next couple that will be featured in The Gift series. Teddy Hamilton and Elena Wolfe were amazing as always and I loved them as Jake and Kate. The cameo appearances by Grace Grant, Jacob Morgan, and Vanessa Edwin were also a wonderful surprise. Their extra little love stories at the end were like the cherry on top. Overall, this is a sexy and fun story that is sure to leave you craving more.

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More please!!!

I am a huge fan of the Gift Series. And I have been waiting for Jake and Kate’s book since the Engagement Gift. Kate and Jake are friends who love to flirt and who have been harboring secret fantasies about each other for months. Kate is an Independent woman trying to get her life back on the right track and Jake is a hard-working man trying to help his family. They have amazing chemistry and understand each others dreams and fantasies.

Teddy Hamilton and Elena Wolfe are always amazing together. Make sure you stay for the extra story of Jakes sister Christine. This book is definitely worth a credit.

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This was another quick and naughty love story in this steamy "After Dark" collection. Not only do we get all the playful and fun banter we expect from this author, we also get a whole lot of heat. Who doesn't love a little roll play between too people who are wildly attracted to one another. Kate is such a fun character with a great imagination and she has a gift for reading people. Oh and Jake... YUM! I have been waiting for his HEA since The Engagement Gift. He is my kinda hero, a good guy who knows how to be dirty and a gentlemen too. Their romance was spicy and sweet.

The casting for this one was PERFECTION! I love Teddy Hamilton so I knew it would be perfect. Seriously, hearing that man say "Naughty" gives me butterflies! Elena Wolfe, Grace Grant and Jacob Morgan were also all awesome as always. I also have to say a little something extra about Vanessa Edwin, she is seriously a girl crush for me! She is another great female narrator with a sexy voice and a super hot male voice.

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Jake is WOW!!

What a story! I’ve been crushing on Jake since The Engagement Gift, but it’s grown into full blown love. His and Kate’s story has been in the making for a while, and totally worth the wait.

Jake and Kate have been flirty friends for a while, but everyone but them can see there’s an underlying pull between them. When they accept and give into their attraction, they embark on a temporary role-playing tryst, as research for Kate’s project at work. That’s when things really heat up. Kate’s kink was revealed in The Engagement Gift, but when Jake’s was revealed, that’s the moment I fell hard for him. I loved their openness with each other, and thrill at trying new things in the bedroom. I loved that they were friends first, and so when it happened, their love was solid. I just couldn’t get enough of these two.

It was great catching up with the gang from the first books in the series, and Lauren brings in some great new folks. Stick around for for some bonus material.

Teddy Hamilton and Elena Wolfe were so perfect for this story. I always enjoy Grace Grant, Vanessa Edwin, and Jacob Morgan.

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Fun and Steamy!

This story is the third book of The Gift Series. I haven't listened to the other audiobooks in the Series. Jake and Kate's story is fun, and hot. Jake is handsome! Kate is independent, and feisty. Their chemistry is like fire! The narration is wonderful. The bonus story is a great addition. I enjoyed it.

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Attraction + Role Playing = True ❤️

Jake & Kate have always been flirty with each other, but now she needs to conduct “research” for her newest client. Who better to ask than Jake, the man who was the third person in the sexy “manwich” from The Engagement Gift.

I know I sound like a broken record, but Lauren Blakely does it right! She has the recipe down for fun, flirty romance stories. They never get old! Teddy Hamilton & Elena Wolfe perfectly compliment each other as narrators.

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Delicious, sexy and a little sweet!

The Decadent Gift is the third book in The Gift series by the talented Lauren Blakely. The After Dark books are so steamy, sexy and fun and I've been looking forward to Jake and Kate's story! Friends who have been attracted to each other for a while and finally act on it. It's just one weekend. One weekend full of sexiness, role playing and conversation. But what happens when the weekend is over? Will Jake let Kate go without a fight? OH boy! The sexiness is off the charts! I had the pleasure of listening to The Decadent Gift on audio and Teddy and Elena were so great as Jake and Kate. Sexy and fun and perfect. Special appearances by Jacob Morgan, Vanessa Edwin and Grace Grant just made it better and better for me! Some of my favorites all in one place! I also loved getting extra little stories in there and I can't wait for the next one!

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Kate & Jake!

The Decadent Gift is just that. It’s a gift to our ears from Lauren Blakely. She always gives us good things, but there is something about this couple that I just really enjoyed. Kate and Jake finally get their story told, a weekend together, to enjoy each other. And they do. This is racier than the Blakely’s usual writing, but it’s woven into the story of these two driven individuals. They have their own lives, their own dreams and now they share a passion that is unmistakably love. But will they realize they want more than just that one weekend? Blakley shines in this one, with wonderful characters, a view of Vegas and some visits from books past. It’s hot and steamy and their banter just is an extra added plus. Add in the strength of the women in this story and I was sold. Just keep them coming Lauren!

As always, the narrators are chosen with care and they are perfectly cast. Elena Wolfe and Teddy Hamilton complement each other in their narration, bringing the characters to life. I enjoyed their performances along with the cameos by Grace Grant, Jacob Morgan and Vanessa Edwin. A fantastic cast for this amazing story.

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4.5 red-hot romance stars!

wow, this third book in The Gift Series is a steamy, red-hot romance! I have been intrigued by and grown to care for both Jake and Kate since the first book in this series. I couldn't wait for more from these flirty friends and boy does their story sizzle! Kate is gifted at reading people and loves to figure out what they desire so she can run successful, subtle marketing campaigns for her clients. She is intrigued by role play but never indulged. When she is hired by a new decadent client, she becomes an adventurer in exploring fantasies. But first she needs to find the perfect partner for those explorations. Jake has wanted to unravel the mystery that is Kate for a long time. He loved how bright, clever and bold she was. The sexual tension has always been strong between them, and when Kate needed someone she could trust to explore her after dark fantasies, he was more than willing to prove he was the one to give them to her. They both loved discovering how compatible their kinks were and it helped turn their friendship into a powerful, passionate love. I really loved their sizzling story. They were so compatible both in and out of the bedroom, from their love of challenges, to their close ties to friends and family, and especially having their explosive chemistry. I loved catching up with their friends and family and getting to know new friends as well. I especially enjoyed the fun little plot twists that surprised me.
I loved Teddy Hamilton and Elena Wolfe's narration, they are so amazing together. They are always a joy to listen to as they effortlessly bring out all the fine nuances that make these characters feel authentic and real. Blakely picks the perfect narrators to bring her stories to life. The cameos by Grace Grant, Vanessa Edwin, Jacob Morgan, along with the bonus story, make this sweet, swoony, and hot romance even more fun!

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Getting what you want

I love this series. It gives us a sexier side of life that most of us fantasize about but never get to experience. Now through the words of this talented author and narrators we get to take a ride on the wild side and enjoy these fantasies brought to life.

Jake was our hero in The Engagement Gift or at least he was a hero to me when he stepped in to fulfill his best friends fiance's fantasy. I so wanted him to get his story and now he has. The heat between him and Kate is explosive and they have more than their mutual attraction and healthy appetite for one another, they also fall in love. This gives us a glimpse into the life of living in Las Vegas. All the possibilities. I loved their story. You also get some bonus treats at the end.

The talented cast of narrators bring this book to life. Fantastic job by all.

I loved this book and highly recommend it.

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Beautiful ❤️❤️

This was a amazing. Gorgeous. Hottt . Sexy. Story . Definitely worth a read or listen too. Definitely listen too.❤️💕😘💕❤️