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The Decadent Gift

(The Gift #3)

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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  423 ratings  ·  138 reviews
The rules of the game were simple.
One weekend.
We play our roles. Actually, we play lots of roles.
I get the info I need for a secret work project. We go back to how we were.
Thats what I proposed to handsome, clever, commanding Jake.
Thats what he said yes to this decadent gift of a weekend that would get me out of trouble.
But thats not what happened when our nights
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Published March 25th 2020 by Independently published
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Lauren Blakely
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
A delicious new take on lessons in seduction!
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book bruin
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edited 3/28/20
Audiobook Review
Overall 4 stars
Performance 4.5 stars
Story 4 stars

Teddy Hamilton and Elena Wolfe were amazing as always and I loved them as Jake and Kate. The cameo appearances by Grace Grant, Jacob Morgan, and Vanessa Edwin were also a wonderful surprise. Their extra little love stories at the end were like the cherry on top.

*****
I've been waiting for Kate and Jake's story since meeting them in The Engagement Gift. This is a sexier and more sensual story than Lauren Blakely's usual
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Jessica Alcazar
Am I allowed to use the title to describe a book because for real . 5+ sinfully decadent Stars!! This was a superb sexy read with just the right amount of laughter and heart. Honestly, thats whats at the heart of the Gift Series >> sexy plots laced with humor and heart , and theyve all delivered!

Its amazing what a little bit of flirting, a kiss and a harmless little wager can turn into! Jake and Kate sparked an interest in me from the very beginning. Their compatibility and chemistry
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Kim
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars
I have been waiting for more with Jake and Kate since they were introduced in the first book, The Engagement Gift, since they are best friends with Finn and Lily. And this is another tale of friendship, passion, and a bit of kink set in Vegas.

Kate is a wiz at marketing especially certain less mainstream ideas that need some finessing for general audiences. She is smart, sassy, creative, observant, and outspoken. She has been burned by love and is still trying to dig herself out of the
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Pam Nelson
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I kinda loved this, Kate is a people watcher but she is more intense about it. She kind of pegs the people she is watching and its a little bit fascinating. I love that her fantasy/kink is something that she excels at.

You could tell the sparks when she and Jake are in the same place. They fit and I think that is what I liked best. He knew just want to say and make it not feel weird for her at all. I loved that.

It made me feel like he just gets her and I love books that never make the other
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Rochelle
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, I have been waiting for Jake and Kates story since The Engagement Gift. Loved this series. Each book kicks up the heat factor and this one was so hot. Loved the chemistry and attraction that was between Jake and Kate. It was so hot and intense. If you are looking for a hot read, then this is the one for you. I highly recommend this read as well as the entire series. You wont regret it.

I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
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Cee Cee Houston
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 will never be enough stars!!!

This new sultry, seductive After Dark series by Lauren Blakely is becoming one of the hottest, and, as this book says, most decadent, I have read in recent months. Each addition gets better and better, while the characters are always pushing the envelope when it comes to their dirty, naughty escapades.
The Decadent Gift is the third offering from Lauren Blakelys awesome mind, and certainly lives up to its name. Its shamelessly decadent in both story-telling and what
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Rachel
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Jake and Kate are best friends and have been side characters throughout this series.Kate is a top marketing agent working to dig herself out of trouble her ex created, while Jake is a lawyer married to his job. They get together with their friends, but there isnt time left over for romantic entanglements. When Kate gets a task from her boss, she realizes she cant give the job her best unless she has some experience with the fantasy they are selling. What better way to build that
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Kim
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love every book in this entire series and The Decadent Gift is no exception! Jake and Kates story is SO hot and intense, I could not put this book down! I love how Jake and Kate are so open and honest with each other and their pasts stay right where they are, in the past. I enjoyed getting to see all my favorite characters make cameos in this book as well! This story is undeniably sexy, decadent and a MUST read! ...more
Lauren Luman
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come
MJ
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2020-books
At this point in time, I'm not sure just how Lauren Blakely manages to keep me completely engaged with her sexy books, but her talent is truly unmistakable at creating story-lines that continue to come from the heart. With The Decadent Gift, the two overworked and under-loved professionals who are Kate Williams and Jake Hamilton, find a certain sense of tempo with one another that clearly sets them up for a weekend like no other.

These two have the witty banter down tenfold as they flirt
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READ ME ROMANCE
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been waiting for Jakes story since the Engagement Gift, and all I can say is I need a fan! The Gift series is on the steamy side...as in heat wave, standing next to a volcano erupting hotness! Jake and Kate, our smart and polished heroine, have been suppressing their attraction to each other for over a year, and when they finally connected, they were on fire! I loved their role playing, electric chemistry, respect and admiration for one another, and that they both recognized that a life ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
The Decadent Gift is the third book in Lauren Blakelys hot AF, The Gift series. You can read each book as complete standalone but I highly recommend reading the whole series since its that amazing. I have been waiting for Jake and Kates story since The Engagement Gift and its so worth the wait.

Jake needed a work-free weekend. Kate needed to do hand-ons research. One weekend with no-strings attached. Nothing more. Its been months in the making. Months of flirty texts. Months of lingering
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Roselyn Vazquez
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been waiting for Jake and Kate's story since getting a glimpse of their "friendship" in The Engagement Gift. I had a feeling the chemistry between them was going to burst out every page of their story and my-oh-my this book did not disappoint. Lauren Blakely's After Dark Series is one of my favorites. Each book gives us fierce heroins who aren't ashamed to explore their deepest sexual fantasies and the heroes who live to fulfill their fantasies. I have loved all three books from Lauren ...more
Jessie (A Bibliophile’s Desire)
The Decadent Gift is exactly what you want plus more in a contemporary romance. Its dirty, its swoony, it makes you laugh, you get a teeeny bit of WHAT ARE YOU DOING JUST ADMIT YOU LIKE EACH OTHER and a whole love of happily ever after.

What starts out as girls night out work research for Katie and a weekend of forgetting about work for Jake turns into a voyeurs dream tryst. Friends who work together and run in the same social circles are not supposed to give into kinky desires but who can help
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Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The Decadent Gift is the third book in The Gift series by the talented Lauren Blakely. The After Dark books are so steamy, sexy and fun and I've been looking forward to Jake and Kate's story! Friends who have been attracted to each other for a while and finally act on it. It's just one weekend. One weekend full of sexiness, role playing and conversation. But what happens when the weekend is over? Will Jake let Kate go without a fight? OH boy! The sexiness is off the charts! I had the pleasure of ...more
Sasha Says
I had been anxiously awaiting Jake and Kate's story since meeting them in the first book in the series, The Engagement Gift. Their story was absolutely worth the wait. I loved that their mutual attraction and interest in each other began with a friendship, and loved that they were part of a large friend group. They were so great together- they had fantastic chemistry and banter and their steamy scenes were so well written. I listened the audible book after reading the story, and Elena Wolf and ...more
Book Fanatic
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, sexy and smart! A novella that will get you so hooked you'll keep asking for more!

Kate and Jake have been friends for a while, it's only been sometime since they've started to sort of see each other as more but haven't acted on it.

Jake is busy with work as is Kate, however when they decide to take a weekend off while both in Vegas, it's the perfect time for a drink and maybe more...

Kate's always loved watching people and wondering what their stories are so when her and Jake start playing
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Jenny
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is about Jake and Kate, whom we have met in earlier books. Jake is an entertainment lawyer. Kate is in marketing. They are good friends that have fun. Between their friends and family they finally take a leap as friends with benefits type of thing. They have amazing chemistry between them and fun banter that makes this story fun and hot to read.
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This book is a nice addition to The Gift series. We get to meet some new friends and check in with some couples we've seen in other books.
Liz
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sexy and steamy!
Isha Coleman
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Ecstasy awaits with every page turned. The Decadent Gift plays peekaboo with the senses while staking a claim on the heart. Blakely turns up the heat with humor, heart and honest emotion.
MJ
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2020-books
At this point in time, I'm not sure just how Lauren Blakely manages to keep me completely engaged with her sexy books, but her talent is truly unmistakable at creating story-lines that continue to come from the heart. With The Decadent Gift, the two overworked and under-loved professionals who are Kate Williams and Jake Hamilton, find a certain sense of tempo with one another that clearly sets them up for a weekend like no other.

These two have the witty banter down tenfold as they flirt
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Melissa
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**ARC provided courtesy of the Author**

I had been anxiously awaiting this book, and let me tell you, it was absolutely worth the wait. Ladies, you're going to want a fan for this one. This book was deliciously sexy and steamy. I appreciated every facet of The Decadent Gift. I dove into this book and didn't come up for air until I was finished.

As I mentioned, I've been waiting for this book since reading The Engagement Gift. If you haven't read that (what are you waiting for??!?!?!) it's ok, you
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kgagnon
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
4.5 red-hot romance stars!
wow, this third book in The Gift Series is a steamy, red-hot romance! I have been intrigued by and grown to care for both Jake and Kate since the first book in this series. I couldn't wait for more from these flirty friends and boy does their story sizzle! Kate is gifted at reading people and loves to figure out what they desire so she can run successful, subtle marketing campaigns for her clients. She is intrigued by role play but never indulged. When she is hired by a
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Deborah
I have been looking forward to a book with Jake and Kate since we met them in The Engagement Gift, book one in The Gift series. In this book, The Decadent Gift, we are treated to a tale of friendship, chemistry, passion, and oh so much fun!

Kate is a laser sharp marketing guru. She's been burned before by love and she carries those scars. She works hard and her new current project is going to keep her very busy. Unfortunately she is in need of a little research. Research she needs to do only
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Heather
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been intrigued by Jake and Kate since we first met them in the first book in this series, The Engagement Gift. The wait was definitely worth it and Lauren Blakely gave us another awesome story to add to this collection.

Kate is a marketer and while she's smart, creative and outspoken, she's also coming off of a break-up that not only hurt her heart, it also hurt her bank account. She's less than thrilled about the idea of another relationship, however she does love role playing and a little
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PP's Bookshelf
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Decadent Gift by Lauren Blakely was a gift to me indeed. It was deliciously dirty. It was wildest fantasies coming alive. It was an enticing cocktail of swoonworthy emotions and scorching hot passion!

Kate has been working hard to pay the debt of her good for nothing ex lover left on her shoulders. Exactly like Jake whose life is all work and no play. They have mutual friends. But they also have this strong undercurrent of lust and attraction. When Kate gets a chance to explore her role
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Viper Spaulding
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous Gift from one of my favorite authors!

I'll admit, I fell in love with Jake in The Engagement Gift, so I was thrilled to see him get his girl. But really, this is Kate's story. Kate's never been able to find a man she was comfortable enough with and trusting enough of to explore her hidden, secret desires. A new assignment to put together a marketing package for a Vegas male escort service has her thinking outside the box, and choosing to take a few chances. One of those is Jake,
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Melinda
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Decadent Gift by Lauren Blakely

Ive been so eager for Kate and Jakes book since I read The Engagement Gift - the first of the After Dark series - a few months ago. I expected something that sizzled with chemistry, provided delicious banter, and was underlined with friendship and family. I got all of that and more with The Decadent Gift.

Jake and Kate have been friends for a while now and their friendship group is well- intertwined. The last few months of flirtation and innuendo have had Kate
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