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Lisa and Davis love each other as much as any two people can. With the children gone for a single evening for the first time ever, the couple's tenth wedding anniversary already promises unbridled pleasure. A chance meeting with recent divorcee Becky leads Lisa to stumble on the opportunity of a lifetime and she realizes she's found a priceless object both she and Davis ha ...more
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Published January 8th 2016 by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
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Andrew
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, rated-5
Where anticipation and fantasy can take you...

What to say about this book...?

Hard to believe this is the author's first full-length novel. It tells of Lisa and Davis, a happily married couple who invite a third person into their relationship as fulfilment of a shared fantasy.

Sounds like a porn plot, right? Patrick Khayler does an amazing job bringing his protagonists to life. The love between Davis and Lisa "leaps off the page", especially in light of Becky's less fortunate romantic history. And
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Lilah
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marriage is often presented as something very depressing in erotic romance and erotica. At least when the novel starts with an already married couple It’s either a crumbling union of two people who can no longer communicate, a source of endless sexual frustration. The stories of the genre with a married couple usual revolve around cheating, illicit affairs, blackmail. The two partners are silent about what bothers them and what they want but are too ashamed to admit. Sometimes they survive the b ...more
Johanna Bixby
It took me a full week to read this book. I also highlighted 25 sections. Was it because I was bored and couldn't remember the content? That's a big NO!!
This book was so erotic to me, I kept having to take breaks to cool off. I found Lisa and Davis so different than the usual married couples you read about in romance novels. Also, having the husband worship the wife the way Davis does Lisa was so refreshing. I loved his attraction to her and his devotion to her and their family. Pick up this boo
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Stacey Bates
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot hot hot

I really enjoyed this book, very well written...even though this is one of the hottest books I have read....and I have read some hot books....my favorite part of this book was the love story between Davis and Lisa!!! This book will go into my reread pile.
Andrew
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Definitely worth a 5 Star rating!

This isn’t my favourite book, but it’s so well done it’s got to get 5 Stars. The story is terrific and the characters mesh together perfectly. As per other reviewers, there was too much description for me at the beginning of the book, but then again the descriptions were full and rich and beautifully crafted.

Once the action began, the descriptions filled the pages with beautiful scenes, rich with feelings and emotions. One wonders why every couple wouldn’t want
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Metalkarin
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
First of all this isn't a short story. It is a full length novel.
The story alternate between the POV from Lisa and Davis. We meet them on the day of their tenth anniversary. They are madly in love with one another and with the kids elsewhere it will be a memorable evening and night!

Why do I like a story or I don't? First of all the main characters. I’d like to think of the heroes and heroines as real persons. So for a female it is important to me that she could be a friend of mine. I want to rel
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Violet L'Amour
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
The premise of this book intrigued me. I was curious to know what would cause a happily married couple to pursue a ménage, how the scenario would play out, and how the event would conclude. The story begins with Lisa preparing for her tenth anniversary with her husband, Davis. The reader is immediately presented with the couple’s profound love, and is periodically given a window into the past. At first, I read the flashbacks with hesitancy, considering it is a large amount of backstory. Yet it w ...more
Steph
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: menage-magic
Hot dayum, THE PRESENT is one seriously smokin' read!

Lisa and Davis Hensley are celebrating their 10th anniversary, and neither can't wait to find out what's in store! The two are constantly trying to outdo each other with their sexual depravity, and this year is no exception. Lisa's last minute decision to invite newly single Becky into their bed will give all three of them the most erotic night of their lives!

THE PRESENT is the first novel by Mr. Khayler, and it's a doozy!! This book was one
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Juliette Banks
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Writing erotica, as I'm sure that authors will probably agree, is very difficult and requires great skill. Some books will make you curl up your toes in embarrassment, while others can leave you cold and unconnected to the characters. Neither of these things will happen when you read this book - this I can guarantee!

I won't re-run the story, or the premise behind it, as many others have already done so. But what I will say is that if you read the book and receive no libidinous effect, well you
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Patient Lee
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book made me late for after school care pick up because I sat in the car finishing it! It is unbelievably hot, from the beginning to the very last page. It is my favorite kind of erotica- totally possible under implausible circumstances. Khayler adds authenticity by weaving the mundane of daily family life and work with fantasy, memories of past sexual escapades, and the anticipation of a hot, hot night.

The underlying love story of two people wrapped up in real life--kids, jobs, responsibil
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Chasity Murphy
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that I was feeling a little jaded about reading another Menage. I'm happy to say, I'm over being jaded! This book is funny in spots and the loving relationship they have is awesome and added to that, well, lets just say my recliner's still smoking!
Patrick gives you very good POV from both husband and wife and he's spot on in that! Be prepared to read this when your not going to have distractions because believe me it's a book that your not going to want to put down until the end.
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Lucinda
Nov 14, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Not my usual genre but a friend recommended it to me so I will give it a go :)
Glenda Walker
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was the most erotic and sexiest book I have ever read. Patrick Khayler writes with such detail that you almost feel like you are there with them. I love the story of a husband and wife that are not considered newlyweds but still have so much want and desire between them that you have to be a little jealous of their relationship. It was truly refreshing to read about two people who still find each other so hot after 15 years together. It will definitely be a reread for me, several times ...more
Reed James
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
It's Davis and Lisa's fifteenth wedding anniversary. The couple, always looking for new ways to share their passion in bed, has used their anniversaries to do wilder and wilder acts. As Davis is at work, eager to get done with the day, his wife runs into Becky and learns she is moving away.

The chance encounter leads to a conversation and idea. Lisa knows there is one fantasy she has that she never thought she could fulfill—she wants to see her husband make love to another woman. And thus begins
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Cara
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a gift! This is a book that you will want to unwrap again and again and again. It has so many layers of deliciousness that it will be going on my ‘to read again at least once a year’ list. Patrick Khayler has delivered a passionate journey exploring the love of a husband and wife who still crave each other after so many years of marriage but adds to that the sexual awakening of recently divorced neighbour Becky, who joins the couple to help fulfil some of their deepest desires. He manages t ...more
Debra
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-hotties
This is one of the most Erotic,eloquent, arousing well developed and well written books I've read. It was so arousing, sensual with laugh out load moments, down to earth and believable.
To feel so safe and to understand the desires of a long term loving relationship such a turn on. My wish is that more men would read this sort of book to have a males view of a female the way Davis does. It is not just the physical that's attractive it's the mental pictures and understanding as well ..
I agree wi
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Jojo Reeves
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The hottest book I have ever read

Davis and Lisa are celebrating 10 years marital bliss, its become a tradition to try and out do each other in the present stakes which often of an erotic nature. They have a private Room booked at their favourite restaurant but Lisa is struggling with a gift idea. Their teachers son is moving Away following her divorce and Lisa invites her home while her ex. Clears out his stuff. That's when Lisa remembers a long forgotten conversation with Davis about fantasies,
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Madhattervet
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m so happy to have discovered Patrick Khayler’s books! This is my first and I was totally blown away by what a page turner it is. We follow Lisa and Davis, a married couple who still have a deep and passionate connection despite many years of marriage and children. Their annual one-up man ship on Valentine’s Day leads to finding a unique present in the form of divorcee Becky. This was a highly descriptive story, without being wordy which drew me in and made me feel as though I was there experi ...more
Frances
What a fantastic PRESENT!

The present is a scorching hot fantasy book. Lisa and Davis is a hot sexually charged married couple that has a very big appetite. While celebrating their anniversary Lisa has no idea what to get Davis. As she is trying to figure out what to get him she comes up with the best present. While Lisa is preparing and organizing Davis comes home to the best present ever. This book is super HOT and super sexually charged Patrick Khayler had me wiping my brow a couple of times t
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Mary Auclair
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance
What a steamy, well though story!

I truly enjoyed this novel, showcasing a deeply-in-love couple celebrating their love and passion for each other. This is a true erotic romance, with each corner filled with sexy scenes pushing the boundaries of passion and arousal more at every turn.

More than is there, though, as I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between husband and wife. It was filled with credible emotions and depth of character, making me care about more than just the sex. This was my f
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Lisa Pichner
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steaming HOT

This is the second book I have read from Mr. Khayler, and he utterly surprised me with this one.
From the beginning I was hooked.
Mr. Khayler has a way to bring you into the story and keep you wanting more.
The P. O. V. From both Lisa and Davis was perfect.
You could feel the love and bond that Davis and Lisa had, with that they could enjoy their fantasy together that makes one hell of an anniversary gift.
I highly recommend this read to anyone who want to be blown away by Mr. Khayler un
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Deb Moncrief
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Present by Patrick Khayler is the second book I read by by him. Right away I was drawn into the story. I really liked the way the author wrote Dennis and Lisa's POV. I gained insight into the couple's thoughts and reactions to one another, family life, and work. I liked the way Mr. Khayler wrote Dennis and Lisa's backstory of their life together and how it grew into a very beautiful, loving, and trusting relationship. I also felt Becky was a believable character.

This book was very hot and mo
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Chrissi
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mfm-mfmm-ffm
OMG!! This book is seriously panty melting!! DO NOT READ IN PUBLIC!! well..... unless you are into that kinda thing lol ;)
I suggest not reading this book when kids are home, rather start reading just before your other half is due home!!
This is not just a story featuring FMF, but more a story of two people who love each other unconditionally, and have an open, honest relationship with each other that allows them to explore each others sexual fantasies in a healthy and beautiful way.
Loved readin
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Angelina Windsor
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
THE PRESENT by Patrick Khayler is red-hot! And written by a man, oh my word!!!
His dialogue and descriptions of rising desires and exquisite fulfilment are deeply stirring, and the story of two people committed to each other after years of marriage is delightful! Don’t miss this one. I highly recommend this book for couples to read together because you’ll need take a cold shower directly after of you read it alone!
Vickie Beams
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg!! This book was simply the hottest book that I have ever read! The love and respect that Davis and Lisa have for each other is beautiful! I love how they know what they want and need and aren't afraid to pursue it. The way Davis treats Lisa is how most women want to be treated but so few are. This book went way above the charts in sexuality, sensuality and desirability. Becky was a lucky woman to get a piece of them! Bravo on such a brilliantly conceived and written book! ...more
Cathy Andrews
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!!!

Hot, hot, hot!!! I was warned, by the author himself, not to read this book without a partner or some type of "aid" nearby and I thought he was kidding...he definitely was not! From the get go, this book has you sweating with desire until all that is left of you is a puddle. This was the ULTIMATE erotica story and I can't wait to read more of his work! But first, I need a cold shower.
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Book-Lovin-Momma
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What would you give your spouse for a 10-year anniversary gift? Lisa gave Davis a night to remember when the opportunity presented itself and she ran into Becky. Things turned uber hot in a hurry. It was erotic, sexy, yet full of love and respect. I love how both male/female POVs were captured spot on. Well written, and amazingly loving. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Vickie Beams
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg! This has to be the hottest, most sensual book that I have ever read!! It has me squirming in my seat. They are such a beautiful couple that were open about their sexual needs and desires and weren't afraid to go out an achieve them. I love how much love and respect that Davis and Lisa have for each other. Becky was certainly a lucky lady!! Bravo on such an amazing book!! ...more
The
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing Romance

When the perfect couple set out to have the perfect anniversary, picking the perfect present was usually a game This year The Present will change lives forever. Patrick writes the most erotic story I've ever read. Eloquent romantic and erotic beyond compare
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Nola Arganbright
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written erotic romance. The flow was amazing, the characters well developed and a strong excellent plot to thrill the reader. It was a fun and hot book to read. The author wrote with emotion and clarity about an often taboo subject. I wish everyone could enjoy Patrick Khayler's writing! ...more
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Patrick Khayler lives in Texas with his wife of many years and two children. Together, they enjoy active family vacations to exotic locations with diverse outdoor activities such as camping, biking and SCUBA diving. He enjoys reading everything, regardless of genre, in any subject that manages to hold his interest at the time.
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