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The Engagement Gift

(The Gift #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,872 ratings  ·  341 reviews
Some fantasies are better left unsaid.

Besides, I don't need to act on my wildest dreams, not when my fiancé and I have the kind of after dark adventures others long for -- alluring, daring and oh so frequent.
I can't risk losing him by voicing my deepest desire, so I focus on building our life together as a couple, expanding my career as a sports reporter, and prepping for
Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 16th 2019 by Independently Published (first published August 13th 2019)
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J. McCoy
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

The best thing about The Engagement Gift? It has meat on its bones! It's not just a quick sexy read, there's a story there too!

Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is how you do quick and sexy! This book proves you don't have to sacrifce plot to get down and dirty. 5 holy freaking hotness stars!!!
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The Engagement Gift is a stand alone novella by Lauren Blakely. This is only my second book by Ms. Blakely but I think I’m safe in saying that this book is much steamier than is her norm. And I loved every minute of it!

Lily Whiting is successful in her career as a sports reporter. And she is engaged to be married to the man of her dreams. Finn fulfills every dream she ever had about what her forever man would be like. He is both her intellectual match and her sexual match. And boy oh boy do
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

While this might have been a novella, it was certainly not lacking content and HOTNESS!

We have engaged couple Lily and Finn who are madly in love and recently they have been exploring fantasies in the bedroom. There is so much love, respect, trust and communication between Lily and Finn that she is able to tell him that the fantasy she wants to live out most is a menage. Finn wants to do anything he can to make
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 smokin' hot stars *

Holy Hannah, Lauren Blakely just about incinerated my Kindle! The Engagement Gift is probably the HOTTEST book I've read this year. Blakely brings the passion in this quick read that will most certainly leave you feeling hot and bothered. Lily and Finn have quite the adventurous sexual appetite and I loved how they gave in to their deepest fantasies. Blakely's descriptive writing is
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness! This is one of the steamiest, sexiest novellas I’ve read this year, hands down!! It’s a ménage between and engaged couple, Lily and Finn, and his best friend and best man, Jake. A one shot deal to fulfill a fantasy of Lily’s before they marry. And what a fantasy it is! While this story does revolve around this sexy couples’ hot antics in the bedroom and elsewhere, it isn’t just about that. It’s about, love, trust, communication and friendship; and how important they all are in ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A steamy and sizzling hot read. Great character development and chemistry. You’ll need a fan and possibly an extra pair of panties while reading this one!
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
The Engagement Gift is the steamiest, sexiest, most titillating book I have ever read and that says a lot since I have over 5,000 romance books in my library! I am having trouble even concentrating to write this review because the MULTIPLE, very descriptive scenes, keep replaying in my head. Wow! Lauren Blakely you are a naughty girl and your readers reap the rewards of your very vivid imagination and extraordinary writing skills.

In all seriousness, I am a fan of Lauren’s not only because of how
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy hell..
To say this was steamy would be an understatement. The warning going into this is accurate as hell.
Be prepare for HEAT. And when I say heat I mean, palm sweating, body squirming, breath catching heat...

It’s definitely not what I expected, I don’t exactly know what I was expecting. This was more than just heat... it held a story that I got invested in.
From chapter one I was intrigued with Lily and Finn, and their quirky, fun, adorable, sweet, and completely consumed relationship..
Lauren Luman
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wrote this months ago and it disappeared

Lauren has outdone herself. I haven't seen her get this dirty in a long time, and I'm here for it. Novella or not, the heat intensity factor burns like a blue flame, hotter than those around it.

The Engagement Gift also brings us a whole new set of characters but in a familiar setting... Vegas baby!

I liked that our characters were engaged so the chemistry was already there, and the 3rd wasn't some rando. Also, she slipped in some of that traditional LB
Lauren Blakely
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
THE ENGAGEMENT GIFT is live two days early and it's FREE in KU!!

In the mood for some bedtime reading? Then you want this red-hot book!

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“Ladies, you're gonna need a fan...and extra batteries while reading this book.” - Melissa at Up All Night

“A dirty girl's dream come true.” - Love and Lavender Book Reviews

“I will give
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars
Okay okay! Grab your fans and your "special friends" because this novella is H-O-T! It has Lauren Blakely's humor, flirtiness, and fun...but take up the sexy scenes a few notches and add an extra hot body. Yes!

This is the story of Lily and Finn. They are adorable together. Both are smart, funny, loving, and totally devoted. They have such a deep connection and trust for one another. They also enjoy sexy adventures in and out of their bedroom. But Lily has a dark, secret fantasy. And
3 The Gift Of All Gift Stars

The Engagement Gift is an erotic novella that will melt your heart and your panties and is guaranteed to steam up your kindle Don’t be deceived by the elegant cover, this book is filthy!

“What would it be like with two men focused on me, and only me? Would it be as wild and wicked as it is in my imagination?”

Lily is on the verge of marrying the love of her life, Finn. She’s aware that she is extremely lucky to have a man that not only adores her but can satisfy her
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
If you are looking for a delicious serving of smut then look no further.

Finn and Lily have a very exciting and adventurous sex life. Finn's focus is giving Lily all the pleasure she desires.

When he figures out that one of her greatest fantasies is a threesome he sets out to make it a reality.

This was an indulgent, sexy MFM novella that I enjoyed reading with my battery operated companion :)
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting. I would have preferred to be a full length novel, though. I like the idea of an MFM, but this was too short to express all the implications that such a relationship derives.
I would have liked the jealousy, and so many other feelings to be shown.
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOLY COW Lauren Blakely!!! I listened to the audiobook of The Engagement Gift at the end of Overnight Service by Lauren Blakely and let me tell you, I think my ears melted! Lauren writes hot, but this menage story steps it up!

Make sure you are charged up!
book bruin
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a smoking hot MFM novella! I'm more acquainted with the sexy romcoms that Lauren Blakely is known for, so I was not expecting my kindle to practically be on fire the entire time I was reading The Engagement Gift. It's a quick and dirty read featuring Lily and Finn, who are happily in love and engaged. Finn wants nothing more than to pleasure his wife to be, so when he discovers Lily fantasizes about having two men at once, he decides to bring his best friend, Jake, into the mix. I'll ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

As someone who has read the overwhelming majority of Lauren Blakely’s contemporaries and romantic comedies, I can say without hesitation that The Engagement Gift is the sexiest, steamiest, most erotic story she’s ever written. Blakely’s romances are always sexy, she never shies away from the heat in her stories. But The Engagement Gift is different than what her readers have seen from her previously. The tag line for this story captures it perfectly, because unequivocally this is
Sweet lord have mercy.
If you thought Clay and Julia were hot, you ain't seen nothing yet. Finn Nichols not only gives Clay a run for his money, he took that money and ran!
Hot, smoking hot, yet sweet and romantic as well, The Engagement Gift is Ms. Blakely's naughtiest tale to date.

Let me just say, it was pretty awkward reading this story in the same room as my parents.
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided courtesy of the Author**

Holy wow was this a scorcher! It's no secret that I love Lauren Blakely-in fact, I don't even need to see a blurb before preordering her books; they're just that good. The Engagement Gift brought a whole new level of heat. Ladies, you're gonna need a fan...and extra batteries while reading this book.

I've decided when I grow up I want to be Lily. She is smart, open and so true to herself. She's sexy and she knows it. I love the security she has in her
Erin Lewis
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star review of The Engagement Gift by Lauren Blakely
Wow, this book was so hot I felt I was in danger of being scorched. I love menage stories and Lauren Blakely knocked it out of the park with The Engagement Gift. I was hooked from the first to the last chapter and could not put this one down.
I absolutely loved Lily and Finn and the role play fantasies that they engaged in was like she had read my mind. This was down right dirty, naughty and ticked every one of my boxes. I loved how Finn was
Cee Cee Houston
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely is well known for her rom/coms and more serious contemporary romances with heart and soul. But from this month, she’s going to have a new trope. Hot, dirty, filthy romance that will set you on fire.
And the book to start this off??
The Engagement Gift.
Lily and Finn are an engaged couple who are looking forward to their wedding, but have been through the wringer in life before meeting are they are perfect for each other. Finn loves Lily with a complete and utter devotion, so much so,
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Engagement Gift by Lauren Blakely

The Engagement Gift is a hot AF novella in Blakely’s After Dark collection and is all about Lily and her fiancé Finn.

They are both so damn happy within their relationship and have an openness about them that many would envy. Finn is always more than willing to fulfill every single one of Lily’s fantasies (and she has an abundance!) and while Lily has never been shy about vocalizing her desires, there’s one she’s always held back on expressing: the down and
Alex in Spades
Damn, this was something different! I loved where Lauren took this story, it was still in her signature light-hearted, and sweet style, but with a load of spice, and hotness. It was one delicious and naughty book. I loved it. It was a short sex story, but it had an interesting plot all around it. I can't wait for the other stories in this after dark series!
Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 HOT QUICK READ STARS!! Wow....This is a hot quick read that you will devour. This story is sweet, hot, sexy and full of love. Lily and Finn will give each other everything, even when you have fantasies. If your looking for you go.
Nikki J
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A naughty little read & just what I needed after two angsty reads on the trot.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick and steamy read. Strike that, this book was beyond hot. I think that my Kindle melted. Finn and Lily were such a great couple. They both suffered losses in their lives and they were able to help bring each other back from the dark. They completed each other. The love they have for each other just radiated off the pages. Lily and Finn liked to act out fantasies but she had one that she was afraid to tell Finn. She wanted a threesome and she wasn’t sure how he would act. Finn is ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Would you be brave and secure enough to share your innermost fantasies with your partner? Once you share them out loud with someone, do they stop being fantasies? Or do they become your own personal obsession?

Lily and Finn have a marvelous relationship. They are engaged to be married in a few months. Their life follows a pattern but is never dull. They both make an effort to spice things up, so there is never a dull moment.

They are so open with each other, they have shared their fantasies and
Jackie Wright
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book has to be one of the hottest books I have ever read this quick read is seriously off the charts as far as heat goes !!!
The Engagement Gift may be a quick read but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in fact it has everything you want in a great read, it’s hot, its witty, it has a great story, it’s got characters with sizzling chemistry and who share plenty of witty banter and it will captivate you from the first line to the last page. Finn and Lily are engaged to be married and very
Melinda  Parker
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Lauren Blakely warned us that this story was HOT, well she didn't tell me that it was a delicious, smoking' hot , Kindle sparkin' story...have mercy!

Lily is on top of her game in every way. Great friends and a prize winning job. And then there's the perfect, God like fiancee, Finn. Add in that Lily is very sure of her sexuality, as in she and Finn are down and dirty, in the bedroom and outside the bedroom. Role playing and true pleasure giving reign supreme. But Lily has one ultimate
Richelle Robinson
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica, novella
It’s not a secret that Lauren Blakely is one of my favorite authors and I will read anything she writes. When I saw that she was writing a MFM novella I couldn’t wait to dive into this story. I have to say this story was smoking HOTTT!! The second chapter just about did me in. I loved that Lily wanted to fulfill her fantasies but not risk her relationship. I appreciate the way the threesome was handled and it had an authentic feeling to it as well. I can’t wait to read about the secondary ...more
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