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The Virgin Gift

(The Gift #2)

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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  855 ratings  ·  224 reviews
I might be a virgin, but I know what I want in bed. It's just that I haven't found him yet.

So I'm stunned when charming, laid-back Adam volunteers to work through my wish list. That's when I discover the voracious, commanding man in him, my next door neighbor. And I’m enthralled -- in and out of the bedroom.

Every night we explore my fantasies, and every morning I try
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 2nd 2019 by Independently Published (first published December 1st 2019)
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READ ME ROMANCE
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I expected this book to be steamy just by the title alone, but holy moly, this book is so hot it is contributing to global warming! In my review for The Engagement Gift, book one, I said it was the sexiest book I had ever read, but The Virgin Gift has moved right to the top! Lauren worked her magic once again by creating characters that were likeable, engaging, and deeply connected to one another.

Adam and Nina are neighbors and best friends. I loved how relaxed and comfortable they were with
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J. McCoy
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOT HOT HOT!! Once again, Lauren has NAILED IT with another Lauren Blakely After Dark book! The chemistry is OFF THE CHARTS and the dirty talking is THE BEST THING EVER! My favorite thing about this book? It's scorching hot with heart! Be prepared to fall in love with Adam and all of this dirty dirty ways! <3
Kim
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars...
This is the newest stand-alone in Lauren Blakely's After Dark : The Gift series and it is just as hot as the first one. This one features Nina and Adam. They are neighbors and great friends. They laugh, eat together, and geek out over interesting facts. They both are happy just spending time together.

Adam has been burned by his last relationship and is on a dating hiatus. He is charming, easy-going, funny, and a great friend. He seems just like the sweet and handsome boy next door,
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PP's Bookshelf
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Someone please call the fire brigade as Lauren Blakely has lit up my device, my mind and my body by this scorching hot romance called The Virgin Gift. It was intense. It was dirty, filthy and sinfully sexy. The best kind of decadent heat you would like to feel again and again.

Nina and Adam has been best friends for a long time. They have an easy camaraderie going on. Nina is one of the most sought after Budoir photographer in Vegas but her own experience is lacking. She is dying to feel the
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Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The Virgin Gift is the second book in The Gift series by the talented Lauren Blakely. This is another After Dark novel and you will definitely need a fan. And most likely a lover on standby. If you thought The Engagement Gift was hot, hold on to your panties! The Virgin Gift takes it up a dirty, filthy notch! Nina is a virgin, but she's not innocent. Far from it. She knows what she wants and she knows how she wants it. Adam is literally the guy next door and her best friend. She never thought ...more
TheSassyNerdBlog
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always turn to Lauren Blakely books when I am in need of light-hearted, funny and swoony romance and this beauty landed in my lap at just the right time.

As always Ms. Blakely delivers are a funny, swoony and delicious plot that ha my grin from ear to ear.

The Virgin Gift is about two neighbors, Adam and Nina. They are close friends, and get along well, they laugh and have fun. The perfect friendship really.

Adam is swoony, charming, deliciously hot and easy to get along with, he's fun and
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Rochelle
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
This was a great follow up to the Engagement Gift which was a hard book to top but Ms. Blakely has done it with the Virgin Gift. Adam and Nina were so great. Their chemistry was radiating off the pages. Loved how they were friends/neighbors/temporary roommates first and how that gradually turned into something more. The journey they were on to reach their HEA was so good to watch. The love between them was real. Loved seeing old characters and meeting new characters. This is one hot series and I ...more
Erin Lewis
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star review of The Virgin Gift (Gift #2) by Lauren Blakely
I was hooked from the first to the last chapter and could not put The Virgin Gift down. This is the second book in The Gift series by Lauren Blakely and is Nina and Adam’s story.

The friendship between neighbours Nina and Adam is genuine. You can feel the depth of their relationship, they really like and enjoy each others company.

I absolutely loved these two together and the fantasies that they engaged in were spicy. I loved how Adam was
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Laurie
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely’s newest title in her “After Dark” series is The Virgin Gift. The chemistry between Nina and Adam is through the roof. These two have been friends and neighbors for 2 yrs now. They really became best friends before becoming lovers. Nina is a photographer specializing in boudoir photography. She has finally gotten to the point in her life where she is ready to experience first hand what she has been photographing. She wants to be able to completely understand her clients. Due to ...more
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Lauren Blakely After Dark. This book packs plenty of HEAT and is all about discovering your fantasies.

Adam and Nina are friends and Neighbors. They share their meals, share interesting facts with each other and just overall enjoy each other’s company. Adam doesn’t do relationships, after his last relationship left him with a bad taste in his mouth. Nina is a boudoir photographer who captures the heat of the moment and chemistry between couples, however, it is not something she has ever
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Cee Cee Houston
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book is sooo HAWT, you’ll be lucky if your kindle survives you reading it.
The Virgin Gift is the second book in the ‘After Dark’ series by Lauren Blakely. It follows the extremely hot and seductive The Engagement Gift, Lily and Finn’s story. You don’t have to have read it, but it does add to the depth of Adam and Nina’s story as both characters feature here.
The Virgin Gift was even hotter, more seductive and drew me in from the opening page. Nina is a boudoir photographer and spends
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Lauren Blakely
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Find out what happens when sexy, charming Adam discovers the girl next door’s naughty to-do list!

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Erica Caudill
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have mercy What’s hotter than a woman who knows what she wants? A man that’s willing to give it to her. Adam and Nina are everything. Their chemistry in and out of the bedroom is palpable. I devoured this in one sitting. The perfect sexy, but fun read. ...more
Curtis E Evans
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now this is the sort of story you wanna sit back with and just let the enjoyment flow.
The Virgin Gift just has that ring about it that makes you say “huh?” Lauren Blakely has outdone herself with this one. Between the laughs and the hotness this story is too touching to put down.

Adam is the perfect alpha male. But with most of us alpha males some sad circumstances exist...the broken hearts, the resolve to never let our hearts be broken again, etc. Yes, ladies, we men deal with broken hearts
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Tina
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakey, you are such a dirty girl. ;)

I'm going to highly recommend to anyone reading this book, take off your panties at the beginning. This will save you from having to change them in chapter 1 with the sexiness being off the charts. Adam is a nice guy during the day but a complete alpha wanting all the control at night. Nina is a virgin with the desire to experience all types of seduction and sex. What ensues is a very steamy and sensual story that Blakely unfolds masterfully.

Get
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Shannon

Well that certainly steamed up the ol' reading glasses!
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
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Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
I loved Adam's and Nina's love story! The chemistry was off the charts hot! I loved how we can see how a friendship blooms into something more. Funny how when you are not looking, the best thing to ever happen falls into your lap unexpectedly...Pun intended!

I have always been a fan of Lauren Blakely's writing and this book was amazing! I have not blushed so much in such a long time. I freakin' loved this story. Nina is my hero and I want to be like her when I grow up ;) Seriously, I loved
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Book Fanatic
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing novella short by Lauren Blakely, that will have you swooning, laughing and smitten by the end.

Nina is a boudoir photography, who lives vicariously through her own fantastic imagination of what her couples might get up to after their shoots.

Adam is a sweet, boy next door neighbour to Nina. He's temporarily rooming with her as his new home gets painted.

They have a great friendship, going strong for two years. It's always easy between them, so when Adam stumbles up Nina's list of
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Elizabeth Clinton
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every book Lauren Blakely writes I find myself thinking this couple is my favorite but honestly after reading The Virgin Gift, Adam & Nina definitely top that list.
Adam & Nina are great friends and neighbors but when you unexpectedly find the bucket list of said friend you can’t help wondering how much you would love to do all these things with that person even though the list is a naughty one.
The chemistry between Adam & Nina is so Off the charts steamy you can’t help feel like
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book bruin
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Edited 12/3/19
Audiobook Review
Overall 4.5 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 4 stars

Can Teddy Hamilton please narrate everything? I love how he can go from the sweet, boy next door to the dominant, alpha character with such ease. His performance as Adam was perfection and coupled with Elena Wolfe, Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell, this audio really is incredible. The Virgin Gift will have listeners more than hot and bothered while enjoying this sexy tale. Even though I previously read this novella, the
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MJ
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Virgin Gift is a decadent delight! Once again proving my point that Lauren Blakely writes sex with heart like no other. I was a giddy fool as I devoured this friends to lovers story which is as heartwarming as it is delicious. With Adam and Nina, we get two best buds who can discuss any subject with lighthearted banter and yet both are wildly smart and revel in each other's curiosity. And when a list becomes almost a challenge of sorts, with Adam giving his 'all' as Nina's dirty tutor, ...more
Tammi
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet story that made me smile!
A HOT story that made me fan myself!
This is a story that's been told before a virgin looking for "lessons" BUT this time it's a Lauren Blakeley story. That makes all the difference in the world. She has a way of writing that makes you get lost in the story, the characters become friends and you have to see how everything will play out.
Friends that become lovers always makes a great romance but this one has off the charts heat. I loved it! When I had to put my
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Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
It may be getting colder outside, but you will not need a winter fire blazing to keep you warm while reading Blakely's newest book!! Her newest addition to The Gift Series will warm you from the inside out. It is a sintilizing tale between two friends that you will not want to miss!!

Nina and Adam aren't just neighbors, they are also friends. While Adam is having his place repainted he's staying at Nina's and accidently comes across her "wish list" which is filled with naughty desires that he
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Monique
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the After Dark series and it’s a friends to lovers romance. Nina has been taking matters into her own hands, literally but now she is on a mission to step it up. She has created a list of things she’d like to achieve in the bedroom, or kitchen table as it seems. And good for her! I love it when a woman knows what she wants and goes about fulfilling her fantasies. Adam had been burnt before in a relationship but he was the perfect man to help Nina as she trusted him ...more
Melinda  Parker
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adam and Nina have been friends and neighbors for a while now. Dinners, drinks, ordinary daily events that keep them connected. No worries, no fears.

But Nina has a secret that she’s ready to conquer. With a little on air advice, she begins her quest. And as with any great conquest, Nina details out a plan. Only problem is that Adam finds her list. And without reservation, he’ll help her fulfill each and every single item on that list.

When a deal is hammered out, a plan of action is made and
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Ga Books LoverX
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely's After Dark Novella series is so freaking good. We have two friends that have never explored anything else until secrets come out and they realize they might be the PERFECT ones to deliver what they both need.

No secrets but know that this book is super hawt and if you do not like things a bit on the hotter side, this novella might not be your jam, but if you do-- read this NOW!!! I give it a 5 outta 5 from me!

PS: A huge thank you to Candi Kane PR and Lauren Blakely for allowing
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Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Another sweet and sexy read by this wonderful author. This was more romantic than comedy which is what I’m use to from this author, but it was still a big hit for me.

Nina is a virgin who has a filthy, dirty and very naughty mind. She’s also a photographer, who captures those sexy bedroom photos for couple or women who was to give their love with something special. She has an eye for the perfect body angle and hair tug, body arch, you name it she can capture it behind her lens. But she’s feeling
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Maggie
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-read
I’m loving the new After Dark: The Gift series. Virgin Gift , second installment of this standalone series, was off-the charts hot. This friends-to-lovers story was packed with likable characters, realistic plot and all the good feels.

I loved the chemistry and dynamic between Nina and Adam. They were friends and neighbors who trust and respect each other. Their interactions were so candid and natural. I loved their witty banter and later the dirty talks with all their sexual exploration. Their
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litljen
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 perfect stars *

Lauren Blakely knows how to treat her readers to the ultimate gift. Every page of this best-friends-to-lovers story is pure perfection! I loved Adam and Nina! Her ability to step out of her comfort zone and assert herself is refreshing. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it! Adam, while happy to jump at the chance to help his best friend out, is the perfect gentleman. On
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Love & Lavender Book Review
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am here for The Virgin Gift! This book is everything and more I could have wished for! Lauren Blakely took me on journey of self discovery. Every page is empowering, scintillating and down right sexy! Nina's confidence and fearlessness is so inspiring. Her chemistry with Adam is relaxed and heated all the same. Their relationship is popping HAWT!!

Nina and Adam have the perfect friends to lovers relationship. Adam is the perfect person to assist with Nina's road to self-discovery and claiming
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