The Virgin Gift Paperback – December 2, 2019
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"Blakely's newest addition to The Gift Series will warm you from the inside out." - Kay Daniels Romance"
"Adam and Nina are everything. Their chemistry in and out of the bedroom is palpable." -Erica on Goodreads
"I was hooked from the first to the last chapter and could not put The Virgin Gift down. I loved how Adam was so invested in helping Nina enact and explore her fantasies." - Erin on GoodReads
"I have not blushed so much in such a long time. Nina is my hero and I want to be like her when I grow up. Seriously, I loved everything about this book, from the cover, to the story, right down to the characters." - Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
"The Virgin Gift is devilishly sexy and daring while still maintaining LB's signature lovable relationships and characters. Every page is empowering, scintillating and down right sexy." - Love and Lavender Book Review
"Lauren worked her magic once again by creating characters that were likeable, engaging, and deeply connected to one another. A love story in the making and I loved every page." - Read Me Romance
"Will have you swooning, laughing and smitten by the end!" - Book Fanatic
"The story itself is full of heart and heat with amazing characters and all the smexy times you'd expect from an After Dark title. There's even a side romance with a surprise twist." - Viper Spaulding on Goodreads
"An exhilarating love story that will satisfy everyone's appetite!" -LitlJen
"Such a great read! The chemistry with Adam and Nina just jumped off the pages from the start!" - Diana on Goodreads
About the Author
- Publisher : Independently Published (December 2, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1696300053
- ISBN-13 : 978-1696300056
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.51 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,134,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Nina and Adam's friends-to-lovers tale was almost too hot to handle. The Virgin Gift went from SweeTarts to Red Hots in 0.7 seconds.
The candies referenced above have absolutely no connection to this story, at all- I just thought it was fun how well they fit with the way things went down between Nina and Adam. Speaking of going down...
Nina and Adam have been great friends, with no thoughts for anything more, until the day Adam comes across Nina's sex bucket list. And that's where the fun begins. But in the midst of all the fun, both Adam and Nina realize what's between them is so much more, they just don't know if the other feels the same.
I liked that there wasn't a lot of pussy-footing around with these two. They didn't play games, well games outside of the bedroom anyway! Once it became apparent how they felt about each other, it was full speed ahead. Friends-to-lovers is one of my favorite tropes and Nina and Adam's story was a great example of how to do it right. No need for a lot of drama, no misunderstandings or lack of communication. It was sweet and spicy in all the best ways.
Nina is a successful boudoir photographer who runs her own business. She loves what she does, but can’t connect with her clients when they talk about intimacy and closeness with their partners. You see, Nina is a virgin. So, she takes sexy photos of her clients and lives vicariously through what she sees through her lens. Until she creates a secret to-do list.
Adam is Nina’s neighbor and best friend. He accidentally comes across Nina’s list and, being the best friend he is, offers to help her cross off each item. Adam is a good guy with a domineering side that intrigues and excites Nina. The items on Nina’s list are hot, intense, and oh-so naughty, but Adam is up to the task.
Their relationship evolves organically, and with their chemistry and an already established bond of friendship, they burn up the pages of this story.
I love Lauren Blakely’s rom-coms, but her After Dark series books are quickly becoming some of my favorites of hers.
Adam is her neighbor crashing at Nina's while his place is painted.
They are friends. And Adam's discovery of her 'list', her special to-do list inspired by a new podcast a client told her about, leads to him volunteering to be her partner in working through that list. And becoming so much more than merely friends.
Entertaining, witty, tender, full of heat. Cameos from other characters in the Blakelyverse. Plus a little subplot with Adam's friend, Brandon.
Love the embracing of female sexuality and sensuality!
I listened to this deliciousness today. I enjoyed the performances by Elena, Teddy, Joe, and Maxine immensely. Made the time fly by.
I received a review copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Thankfully, Lauren Blakely didn’t craft Nina’s character to be overly demure and virtuous. It’s made abundantly clear why Nina still has her virginity and why she’s taking the steps to lose it her way, and the fact that her sexy neighbor/friend wants to take part in the process makes it even more delicious, for both the characters and the readers.
I really liked how Nina and Adam’s friendship was established before they headed into a liaison that would most definitely redefine the dynamics of their relationship, and as Adam helps Nina explore all of her sexual fantasies, she learns what she likes, what she loves, and what she can’t live without, but what she also figures out is that Adam is the only one she wants to consume her, which means that their lessons are not something they want to end, even if they vowed that it would end.
The Virgin Gift is a super hot read where both the hero and the heroine learn a lot about who they are when it comes to sex and what they want, and let me tell you, Adam definitely delivers on what Nina wants and needs and their relationship evolving in the way that it does feels natural and it becomes essential to both of them.
Lauren Blakely’s The Gift series is all kinds of decadent deliciousness; it’s an edgier more sexual side of Blakely’s writing and I love that it showcases her ability to vary her storytelling in wonderful ways.
4 Poison Apples
Adam is not looking for love or a relationship but once he discovers Nina secrets they inspire some thoughts of his own and he is definitely the man for the job to bring both of their adventurous sides to life. Once they have explored their every thought they will go back to being friends, what could possibly go wrong?
This is a hot and steamy story of the evolution of a relationship between two friends who push each other boundaries and realize they are destined to be so much more than friends.
Top reviews from other countries
This is the second in Lauren's After Dark series, and they are both heat with heart. Plenty of character development, storyline and action in this beautiful package.
Nina is a virgin yes, but not in any way I was expecting either. I am so glad she knew what she wanted and wasn't afraid to make a list about it!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was naughty and tantalising, with plenty of heat. Adam and Nina had a lot of fun in this story. This book was full of intimate and intense moments, and was also light and not too serious. If you're after a contemporary romance that moves along, is fun and low on angst then I can absolutely recommend this novel.