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Instant Gratification

(Always Satisfied #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2,971 ratings  ·  408 reviews
I need a fake date. She needs my late-night expertise. Now, if we can just keep our hands off each other...

As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” I turn to my gorgeous, clever, witty best friend’s sister. She's my good friend, too, and I lust after her completely. I mean, I TRUST her co
ebook, 338 pages
Published August 29th 2019 by Lauren Blakely Books
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Elizabeth Clinton
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can we just say that Lauren Blakely is Queen of the Rom-Com.
The question is what do you do when your best friends sister is someone you want to be more than friends with but you don’t want to disrespect the bro-code. That is the dilemma that Jason Reynolds seems to have. A man known around as The Modern Gentleman Of New York, Best Man for Hire and a Fantastic Friend & Brother but what he wants to add to that is making Truly Goodman more than a friend.
Truly Goodman is a successful business woman
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
RomCom perfection from the incredible Lauren Blakely! This is a sweet, flirty, charming, sexy and funny friends to lovers story that also has the best friend’s little sister dilemma thrown in for good measure. Jason, the sexy Brit is so swoonworthy, charming and funny. He is also Malone’s best friend. Truly is a sweet, funny, smart businesswoman who owns her own bar, and also happens to be Malone’s sister. Truly and Jason are very good friends and run in the same circles but they have kept thems ...more
Stacy (Romance Reading Diva)
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book left me gratified! 5 stars

I love Lauren Blakely rom-coms, and this book gave me such gratification! I laughed, I smiled, I swooned, so it had everything I love in a rom-com! Jason and Truly were magic together, even when they were stubborn and I wanted to slap them upside the head! I love that Truly was a strong woman with her own business and had strong relationships with her brother and friends. Jason really was the modern gentleman but a sexy beast in the bedroom. Like I said, they
Bibliophile  Chloe
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so loving this series and cast of characters!

Instant Gratification is Jason and Truly's story.  We met them briefly in Satisfaction Guaranteed. Now don't get discouraged if you haven't read it.  This story can totally be read as a stand alone.

Jason is the Modern Gentleman, in every word and deed.  He makes it his mission and his career to be the ultimate wingman, gentleman and overall British hotness! He has been friends with Truly since forever.  He has some scars from his past that tend t
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided courtesy of the Author**

Instant Gratification was one of my most anticipated books this year and wow, did it ever deliver! Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and nobody writes it better than Lauren Blakely. These characters popped right off the page and the book was full of such heart and humor-and a healthy dose of heat-that I was drawn in from the start and didn't want it to end. I would give this more than five stars if I could.

Having read Satisfaction Guaranteed, I
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!! I swooned and squirmed for most of this audiobook. I've been waiting for Jason and Truly for a while, and it was amazing! I swear Jason has the dirtiest mouth--good thing--or it could be I love everything Shane East narrates. I think Lauren added a bit more heat on his tongue. And Truly was no slouch with her own dirty talking skills. Watching these two figure out how they felt about each other, when everyone else already knew, was like watching an orchid bloom.

Friends to lovers is one of
Lauren Blakely
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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"If you love love, then Instant Gratification is a must read! It has all the feels and will have you rooting for Jason and Truly! I liked how classy Jason was in the streets an
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Cute full cast audiobook!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💛🖤💜
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😕🤬🤯😎

The Hero: Jason - a British man living in New York. Jason has more than a few irons in the fire. He is a journalist, he has a blog, and he works as a groomsman for hire on the weekends, just about anything he can to make an extra buck.

The heroine(s): Truly - the owner of a kitsch bar in New York and wants to open another, she is married to her wo
Jade Violet
I didn't totally gel with this book. I found myself having to try and stay in it for quite a bit of the book. That's not to say that I didn't love Jason and his quirky sense of humour. Plus the book cover certainly didn't hurt him (swoon!). And I liked Truly - she was a pretty solid character.

Jason Reynolds is an Englishman in New York working both as a fill in groomsman at weddings while also branding a career as an advice guru - the Modern Gentleman. He takes his jobs seriously and puts work f
Hulya Kara Yuksel
I listened the audiobook and it was fantastic!!! ❤❤❤
book bruin
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Edited 8/29/19
Audiobook Review
Overall 4.5 stars
Performance 5+ stars
Story 3.5-4 stars

Lauren Blakely is setting the bar so high for audiobooks! Instant Gratification is another stunning full cast narration for our listening pleasure. Blakely has assembled such an incredibly talented group of performers to bring all her various characters to life. We get visits from old favorites (love SebYo the unicorn), but also get a feel for stories to come (Jason Clarke is so yummy). Even though I read the ebo
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, favorites
Lauren has done it again. Instant Gratification is a friends to lovers/best friend’s sister story. Truly is the sister of Malone, the hero from Satisfaction Guaranteed and Jason is his best friend. Truly and Jason have always keep it on the friends side of the relationship for several reasons with one of them being Malone. That is until they crossed that line from friends to more than friends. They decide to keep it simple and just stay friends and not let one night ruin their friendship. That i ...more
Radd Reader
I really wanted to love this book because....damn, that cover. ❤️ Then i started reading and found out the H was a sexy Brit...oh my. ❤️❤️

So I was super excited to read about Jason and his journey to love. Unfortunately, his journey was boring to me. Wah wah 😏.

This is a best friend’s sister trope and Jason and Truly have known each other for years. Apparently they had a night of passion 6 months ago and agreed to never let it happen again because of the twin brother/best friend thing.

As the st
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Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely
Full cast narration, starring Andi Arndt and Shane East
Stands alone well, but closely ties to the rest of the series.
4.5 Stars

I feel like I write the same review for each Lauren Blakely audiobook, because how many ways can you say that she is a genius? How many ways can you say you LOVED it? Lauren Blakely has a way of taking familiar tropes and elevating them, making them smart, sassy, sexy feel-good romances with characters you totally want to hang out wi
Sentranced Jem
Instant Gratification was fun ,flirty and sexy.
It wasn't my favourite book by Lauren Blakely since I found myself having to force my attention on the book...which is never a good sign.

Overall, a fun read but I've read so many other books by Lauren Blakely that are so much better.

3.5 star
Maria Naydenova
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal multicast production on audio with a sweet story. That was one short, cute friends to lovers/ best brother’s friend romantic comedy in typical Laren Blakely style with lots of humor and sexy times. The story itself wasn’t anything exceptional or over the top. Probably around the 3* rating if I have to rate the story itself. It was a quick listen and it definitely put a smile on my face, but it was the audio experience that raised the rating of this one for me. Exceptional production i ...more
Pam Nelson
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of Jason and Truly is one of my favorites, friends to lovers but it’s also a brother’s best friend. Which is Malone! So if you haven’t listened to Satisfaction Guaranteed you really should it is just as amazing. But I don’t really think you have to have read that book to really enjoy this one. Jason and Truly’s connection sparks from the very first scene you can’t help but be rooting for them.

They are both very work-oriented and that helps and hinders them as they navigate this new wo
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Instant Gratification is the second book in the Always Satisfied series by the fabulous and talented Lauren Blakely. Queen LB strikes again with her wit, sexiness, humor and memorable characters. This friends to lovers romance is sweet, sexy, funny and steamy! It can be read as a standalone, but I don’t know why you would want to do that. Go and read/listen to Satisfaction Guaranteed.

If you already did then you remember Jason, Malone's best friend. The sexy Englishman who's a best-man-for
Sissy's Romance Book Review
INSTANT GRATIFICATION by Lauren Blakely is book Two in the Always Satisfied Series. This is the story of Truly and Jason. I have read the previous book which was the story of Truly's brother Malone so we have seen these two characters in the previous book, but I did feel you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Jason is best friends with Truly's brother Malone, but he also has her as a friend. They both help each other out with their business adventures. Although sparks fly be ...more

Instant Gratification is another steamy read from Lauren Blakely. This time we’re treated to a blossoming brother’s best friend romance between Jason and Truly, who are themselves good friends. But Malone, Truly’s twin brother, is Jason’s best friend, so after sharing one steamy weekend months ago, Jason and Truly have put their attraction to the side and are now “safely” back in the friend zone. Yeah, okay. That might have worked if these two weren’t constantly in each other’s presence- wor
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
The Queen of Rom/Com is back. Instant Gratification is about Jason and Truly. A little forbidden romance – Truly is Malone’s twin sister and his best friend. Truly is supposed to be off limits but that didn’t stop the little romp in the hay they had in the past. Okay so it was supposed to be a one-time deal. Jason is a successful groomsman for hire thanks to his looks and a sexy accent. Truly is gorgeous, independent business woman. An odd pair, right? But you know what they say…opposite attract ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Instant Gratification is the second book in the Always Satisfied series by Lauren Blakely.

Truly is Malone's sister from Satisfaction Guaranteed and Jason his friend. Malone himself makes an appearance or two in this book. The stories of the couples from the next two books were also teased. It was cruel since both books seemed very good. All the stories in the series have couples that share history and that worries me a bit, to be honest. I am not a huge fan of the second chance romance.
Elizabeth Swain
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lauren does it again with this feel good, sexy feeling rom-com. Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic's Read

Some parts will leave you breathless and other times you want to just say... do it already!! They have great chemistry, banter and a great friendship too. Truly's Bestie Charlotte cracks me up and makes me wanna hug my best friend! You are going to love Jason and Truly they are everything you have been waiting for. 5 Sexy banter Stars!
Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 PERFECTION STARS!! This book was perfection with Jason and Truly. These two have all the chemistry, banter and the sexy times are off the charts. I could not put this book down. Lauren Blakely sucks us readers into her story land and you never want to leave. You should definitely read this book, but I would say read book 1.
Erin Lewis
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star review of Instant Gratification (Always Satisfied #2) by Lauren Blakely
Lauren Blakely has become one of my go to authors for romantic comedy books; there is something about her writing that gets to me every time. This is the second book in the series and can be read as a stand alone but honestly I would grab Satisfaction Guaranteed as well, it was just as good.
This is Jason Reynolds and Truly Goodman and Instant Gratification is a friends to lovers story that ticked the boxes for me.
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Instant Gratification is book two in the Always series and it was as good as the last and this time it is about Malone's best friend Jason and Malone's twin sister Truly. (I just love these names! lol)

Jason is a sexy as hell brit that bleeds sex appeal, you can almost feel it as you read into this book, and others that he is featured in, so when I heard this book was about him. I was beyond excited and Truly was meant to be off-limits to Jason but that hadn't stopped them in the past. Although,
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Instant Gratification brings about the story of Jason and Truly. He is a dapper English gentleman who is living in Manhattan giving help to the masses on manners and men’s advice, she is the owner of a Gin Joint. They have many things in common especially being workaholics. Jason’s best friend Malone happens to be Truly’s twin brother, the main reason they feel they can not be together. Truly doesn’t want a repercussion of when Malone dated her best friend and it ended badly. So because of this ...more
Richelle Robinson
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
“I received a review copy from Author and voluntarily provided an honest review. This does not affect the opinion of the book or the content of the review.”

Book Review:
I’m not a big fan of the best friend’s sister trope but since Lauren Blakely was the author I had to read and this story did not disappoint at all. I loved the banter between Jason and Truly in this story. You could cut the sexual tension with a knife. The chemistry was off the charts and the sex scenes were so steamy as well. Th
Well here we are with another LB book with awesome casting.

A friends-to-lovers troupe which I love.

Jason Reynolds is a best man, No, actually, not a best man, THE best man.

He runs a successful Best-man-For-Hire company, and he is pretty damn good at it, he also adds the service of his “plus-one” with his best friends’ sister Truly (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name!!)

They are very good friends, with lots of fun and banter between them, and there is nothing remotely sexual about them…well except that on
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