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The Invitation

(The Marriage Diaries #5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  743 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Erika Wilde turns up the heat in another installment of THE MARRIAGE DIARIES, an erotic series about a married couple who take intimacy and passion to the extreme.


After months of indulging in some of the hottest sex of his married life, Dean Noble intends to give Jillian a very special gift for their twentieth anniversary... an invitation that will take t
Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Published January 15th 2014 (first published January 9th 2014)
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Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
THE INVITATION" target="_blank">The Invitation Erika Wilde
The Invitation (The Marriage Diaries #5) by Erika Wilde
Can stand alone (but why?) Erotic Novella Series

THE INVITATION" target="_blank">The Invitation by Erika Wilde is the fifth book in the Marriage Diaries series. Though it can absolutely stand alone, I highly recommend you buy THE MARRIAGE DIARIES" target="_blank">The Marriage Diaries 1-4 first. They come as a box set and were 5 star, 5+ heat reads for me. See my review for the first four here. The f
~ Cariad ~
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - I've really enjoyed this series :)
Knock Your Books Off
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love The Marriage Diaries Series, they are short little reads - too short Erika, do you hear me TOO SHORT woman!!!!!!

However, Erika packs so much into these little beauties they’re “can’t put down” reads and boy they are hot - SCHMOKING HOT, never mind Knock Your Books Off they knock your panties right off!!!

Dean & Jillian married in their late teens and have stayed married for 20 years and this book marks their twentieth anniversary - the next adventure in re-inventing their sex life is a
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love Dean & Jillian! Twenty years married and they're happier, closer and their sex life is even better!!

"So, you think I can be mollied with hot sex?"
"You're a man, aren't you?"

"Men really are such basic creatures,"... "Keep them plied with food and sex and they're happy, content and satisfied."
Ummm, about that, wonder if sex is enough? I really hate to cook!!! LOL.

The Marriage Diaries was a delightfully hot series! ; )
Colleen~A Moth drawn to Your Flame~
I really enjoyed this series. Maybe because it was supposed to be about people my age and pushing their love and sex life into something more and not judging either for what they "wanted" to try.

I was a little surprised with the ending as it wasn't what I expected. After 20 years of a faithful marriage I was having trouble picturing Dean cheating on Jillian; but fantasies sometimes work out just the way you want them to.

I'm looking forward to reading the Players Club series.
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In a nutshell...
Just WOW
Seriously, WOW!
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A continuation of the marriage diaries. I found the character development in this book positive progress from the initial anthology (Books #1-4). In it the couple deal with some real life issue - what to do once the nest is empty.

The sex ramps up again in this installment; it’s the relationship development that I appreciated.
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What?! I need to start off by saying how disappointed I was to discover that about the last forty minutes of the audio book were an excerpt of the series about the club that Jillian and Dean visited in THE INVITATION. This long-married couple completely stole my heart, so I was devastated to see them go so much earlier than expected. Why not giving them another scene in the Players Club instead?

And with that I have mentioned the only thing it didn’t completely agree with in this book. THE INVITA
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Invitation by Erika Wilde gives us another glimpse into the lives of Dean and Jillian. I have come to really enjoy each book in this series and have been patiently (not really) waiting for The Invitation which is the prelude to the Players Club.

As Dean and Jillian’s twentyith wedding anniversary approaches, Dean believes he has found the perfect present for Jillian. He is goes to his best friend and partner Mac and ask for an Invitation to the players club. A local private club that Mac has
Emily McGee
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This series just keeps getting hotter and more amazing with each book. When we left Jillian and Dean in Volume #4 the ending was a little ominous. Not cliffhanger material, but a definite foreshadowing as to how Dean was going to push Jillian. And he pushed the limits almost too much. To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Dean gets Jillian and himself invited to an exclusive sex club. A sex club that has no restraints on the amount pleasure one can receive within its walls. Of course, in
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From the beginning of this series, I have been a huge fan. I applaud any author who takes a look at a long term couple and has them re-examine their relationship, rediscover their sexuality as a couple, and reaffirm their love for one another. Erika Wilde has done this in spades with The Marriage Diaries and in the Invitation, she pushes the envelope a little more by making Dean face up to his fears and Jillian move out of her comfort
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
'The Invitation' is the fifth novella in 'The Marriage Diaries' series by Erika Wilde. These are short and sexy reads that revolve around a married couple that have seriously spiced things up in the bedroom.

Jillian and Dean Noble have been married for twenty years. For most couples that have been together that long, things can get a little stale. Determined to keep the fires burning, Jillian stepped things up by seducing Dean at his office in Book 1 of this series, 'The Awakening.' Since then, t
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A sign of a good series is that you can join it mid way through (not ideal) but can still follow the story without feeling like you're intruding. The Invitation falls into this category. There was enough backstory to help the new reader understand the situation and the characters but not too much to put off those who have read the rest of the series. Dean and Jillian are continuing with their plans to add some spice to their love life after their sons have home. This book centres around their 20 ...more
Princess Thuy
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally was able to finish the whole Marriage Diaries series and what an ending. The Invitation was the prefect ending to Dean and Jillian's story. I loved that even though this story was an erotica it still had the love story and hea that I love in regular romances. Although this is part of a series it's ok for you to read it as a stand alone but you'll be missing out on all the yummy details that lead to the conclusion of the Marriage Diaries in the previous installments. At first I really hat ...more
Dawn Sammer Fuhrman
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dean and Jillian continue to grow in their marriage. As they try more new things and scenes to enhance their lives, they become closer and happier. I love how they both have to make compromises that is a true struggle to them, how they grow as a couple because of that compromise and trust, and most of all how they enjoy each new experience. It just proves that compromise is not always giving something up but gaining something new.

Lia Langola has the perfect voice for this narration. She has suc
Jan 16, 2014 added it
Best ONE of the Series (so far)

I have loved this HOT SERIES, BUT I HAVE LOVED THIS ONE THE MOST. The ending was the best so far. And did it have a twist (the one at the end) that was so surprising to me. Then after I read it, I wondered why I didn't pick it up. I guess it was 'dummy me'........

I need to finish this review as I want to go back and read this again. Did I tell you that I read it the first time in one setting???
Oh yeah, this series and book is HIGHLY Recommended.....

Sue Galuska
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this couple. I love how they are wonderful together but still strong individuals. As Dean and Jill are about to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Dean decides he would like to take Jill to The Players Club, an all exclusive, members-only club that caters to all levels of erotic. Dean would like to play out one of Jill's fantasies. In the mean time, one of Jill's new friends, Stephanie, ask her if she would like to work for her as a decorator. This excites Jill and causes all kinds of issu ...more
Twin Opinions
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Oh wow! This was the perfect way to end this little series. I was completely caught off guard for a moment with the hotel scene but then bam right back in. I loved this incredibly sexy read!

Dean is the ultimate sexy husband and Jill is the confident woman we all want to be. I love this series! I can honestly not say enough about this series or the author. This is the kind of series you pick up over and over again. And honestly I can't wait to relive this series again and jump into the new serie
Jennifer Fannan
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read all five of the Marriage Diaries and loved the all. The Invitation might be the hottest book of them yet. It all started when Jillian wanted to spice up her love life and let her husband, Dean take control in the bedroom. Dean and Jillian's sex life has been vanilla up until their kids left the house. Now they both are trying out their fantasies. One of which is to go to a sex club of sorts. There Dean pushes Jillian's boundaries and their love grows deeper because of it.

The Invitati
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hotter than any of the other books in the series to date. The Marriage Diaries is one of my favorite series ever and I love getting to spend more time with Jillian and Dean. Not only is The Invitation hotter, but a much more emotional read. I loved watching Jillian and Dean play in this book, but seeing Dean open up and share his feelings with Jillian made this story my favorite to date.

Meeting characters for the spin-off The Players Club series has me already counting down until the first book
Rebecca from Cover to Cover Book Blog
Jillian and Dean have been together for 20 yrs. they are in an amazing marriage and are at their happiest point. Dean has an idea to get an invitation to The Players Club hoping his wife is game for trying it. On their anniversary he gives her the invite and she accepts. Once they arrive he makes up a scenario and she loves it. She was also offered a job with a friend and Dean wasn't happy so they had become distant and she was tired of it she decided to surprise him show up to his hotel where h ...more
Sue Stewart
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read and loved all 4 of The Marriage Diaries but WOW! This book was not just a home run, it was a grand slam right out of the park! HOLY HOTNESS Dean and Jillian!!!!! This story was sexy and fun with amazing sex scenes but was also "can't put it down, have to see what happens" exciting!!!! And most of all - it's a unique Love story between a married couple who are willing to go outside their comfort zone to keep their marriage fresh and fulfilling! I'm loving the introduction of the Playe ...more
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 stars
I have really enjoyed this series of "episodes" in the life of Dean and Jillian. They are a married couple of 20 years and totally committed to each other and their marriage. Now that their kids are out of the house, they decide it is time to spice up their marriage some. Each novella is an episode in their lives as they pursue new aspects of their relationship. Erika Wilde is the alter ego of Janelle Denison and I have read her books for years. She has done a very good job with
Debra L.
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Marriage Diaries....all 5 books!!

I absolutely loved all FIVE books in this series. I get so tired of reading books about 25 year old Billionaires and their 20 year old girlfriends. It was wonderful to read about a 37 - 38 Year old millionaire and his 36 year old wife. The fact that they had been high school sweethearts married 19 1/2 years made these erotic books some of the best I've read yet!
I hope that there are many more books to come! LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!! EROTICA!!!!#
Gina Meier
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Once again Erika gives us a book that you will not want to put down. I read all 5 books on Sunday so I could refresh my memory. It came back quickly because I remember how much I love Dane and Jillian. I had to keep reading this book to find out how it ended. I won't give anything away but I at one point thought I was going to have to knock Dane out. I look forward to reading more about them and their hot and steamy scenes.
Louise White
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another hot read

Continuing from the previous books, we gain more of an insight to Jillian's and Dean's relationship and how they got together. What makes Dean tick and why he likes to practice control in all things, the problem is, his need to dominate and Jillian's new found confidence is causing friction between them.
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Can't get enough of Dean and Jillian!!!! I think that this was my favorite of the series because of what we've read about them to this point that have brought them to where they are. So close to each other and when nowadays, 20 years of marriage is something very rare! Bravo Erika!!!
Now this Players Club has me intrigued. Can't wait ti read it!!
Leeann Pule
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this wrap up of Jillian and Dean's story. It left some room for growth in other books. It was a sexy read and I will most likely be read the next series The Players Club to follow the stories of the other characters.
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Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

Other books in the series

The Marriage Diaries (6 books)
  • The Awakening (The Marriage Diaries, #1)
  • The Seduction (The Marriage Diaries, #2)
  • The Taking (The Marriage Diaries, #3)
  • The Temptation (The Marriage Diaries, #4)
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