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The Decadent Gift

(The Gift #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,248 ratings  ·  223 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.

That’s what I proposed to handsome, clever, commanding Jake. That’s what he said yes to — this decadent gift of a weekend that would get me out of trouble.

But that’s not what happened when our night
Paperback, 246 pages
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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Performed by Elena Wolfe & Teddy Hamilton with special appearances by Jacob Morgan, Grace Grant, and Vanessa Edwin!

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May 29, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020

This one was the worst in the series. I felt no chemistry between the characters, and therefore I didn’t care one bit about them. It was boring and I’m so glad I finally finished it. One thing that particularly irked me was how from dual POV by the end it became multi-POV.
book bruin
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
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
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Decadent Gift was a good addition to this series and good overall story.

Kate and Jake have played very crucial parts in the previous two books so it was nice to finally see them get their own. I liked Kate's independence and drive to take charge of her life after her past heartbreak. Jake was dealing with his own relationship baggage and if felt like these two were kindred spirits. They were clearly meant for each other.

Another thing I really liked in this story was the other stories throw
Jun 10, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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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, that’s what’s at the heart of the Gift Series >> sexy plots laced with humor and heart , and they’ve all delivered!

It’s 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 chemist
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 it’s 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 ch
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, I have been waiting for Jake and Kate’s 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 won’t regret it.

I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Micky Cox
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
What's a girl to do when her super hot friend volunteers for the position of male lead in all her wildest sexual fantasies? Why take him up on it of course and hope that pesky feelings don't get in the way. This is another "After Dark" romance so definitely on the racier side of things, but the story line is also intriguing and connects the sexual escapades together in a delightfully entertaining way. ...more
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 d
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 Blakely’s awesome mind, and certainly lives up to its name. It’s shamelessly decadent in both story-telling an
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 isn’t time left over for romantic entanglements. When Kate gets a task from her boss, she realizes she can’t give the job her best unless she has some experience with the fantasy they are selling. What better way to build that exper
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Awesome friend to lover romance. Kate and Jake are best friends, both have goals, dreams and separate work and private lives. What they have in common is the undeniable feelings they have for each other … some might call it love. Jake is all work, no play and he is overdue for a weekend of fun. Kate needs a little hand-on research. Who is more fit for the job other than your best friend? What supposed to be one weekend with no strings attached turns out to be so much more they neither of them ex ...more
Bridget R99
I Liked It.

I liked Kate and Jake's story. It was sensual and provocative in the beginning.
I don't think it was as good as the first two books. It lacked steam and chemistry. This was the story I had really been waiting for, I am feeling let down. Also, two other new characters story got added in The end. It felt like filler and not decadence.
This is a good book, not a great one.
Red Cheeks Reads

Lauren Blakely returns to the after dark playground of Las Vegas in The Decadent Gift, a scorching new romance in the Gift series. Blakely branches out from the light-hearted, easy-reading contemporary romances and romantic comedies that are the cornerstone of her catalog with this series, giving her readers thrilling, exhilarating romances with adventurous, anything-goes stories that offer a voyeuristic view into these couples’ passionate pursuits.

Jake and Kate have a lot in common.
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
3.5 out of 5 wine glasses. I'm enjoying this sexier/steamier side of Lauren Blakely and have been looking forward to Jake and Kate's story since meeting them in The Engagement Gift. I like the concept of this group of friends exploring their fantasies and finding love amongst themselves. Jake and Kate's weekend of fun is sexy and I enjoy how much of their attraction stemmed on their creative storytelling and imaginations. I don't know how I feel about the fairy godmother subplot, or the fact tha ...more
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 Kate’s 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!
J. Saman
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yummy steamy fun. Loving this series.
These After Dark novellas are so fun! You’ll especially enjoy this one if you’re into role play. The audiobooks for this series are really great as well!
Alex in Spades
This was a very delicious, and steamy read (listen). It was a friends of a friend attracted to each other trope with some after dark, roleplay kink. This series was very enjoyable for me, this is a great, more edgy side of Lauren, and I can't wait for the next books. ...more
Jamie Guellar
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve been waiting for Jake and Kate’s story since we met them in The Engagement Gift. Not gonna lie, totally have a crush on Jake.

Loved the chemistry between these two and loved how open they were with each other.

Loved this friend to lovers romance and it was awesome to catch up with some past couples. As always Lauren Blakely doesn’t disappoint.
Lauren Luman
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come
Jan 06, 2021 rated it liked it
3 Stars

I enjoyed The Engagement Gift and The Virgin Gift, but really couldn't get into the "role playing" in The Decadent Gift storyline. Just didn't engage me like the other 2 books did. Although the book is as well written as the previous ones, this one miss the mark. JMHO
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Rating: 3.75/5

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More hot, steamy fun!
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the juxtaposition of Escorts calling it a career and finding love.
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads, kindle
This is a typical meet-attraction-waited to make a move story. I like how Jake and Kate started out as friends. Both are head strong and career driven individuals. The steam is good. The role playing was just okay. I liked how it was revealed in the end that some people in their lives meddled to make things happen for Jake and Kate.

The two side stories in the end was alright. Didn’t really care much about Antony’s story so I skipped it.

Overall, a nice short read from Ms. Blakely. I enjoyed it.
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook listen. I have reached the end of the series for now as the newest one comes out in less than 2 weeks and I have to say these 3 books were one of my faves by LB. I loved all 3 of them and though Jake and Kate’s story was a bit hijacked by some other chharaters I still really enjoyed listening to it.
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been waiting for Jake’s story since the Engagement Gift, and all I can say is I need a fan! The “Gift” series is on the steamy 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 lif ...more
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 merciles
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