Aug 29

Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely Review


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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 completely.

After all, just look how she’s kept her lips sealed about the hot, multi-O night we spent together. Yes, just look at those sexy lips.

In any case, we only fell off the wagon once, and it was months ago. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo.

Or can we?

INSTANT GRATIFICATION is a sexy, standalone romantic comedy!

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It’s not a secret that I’m a huge Lauren Blakely fan, but of all of her awesome books, and there are so many, it’s her male point-of-view stories that are my favorite. Blakely’s innate ability to get into her hero’s heads and giving her readers their thoughts, feelings, reactions and realizations genuinely and authentically. There is something about experiencing the story solely through the hero’s perspective that makes it completely addictive to me, and no one does it quite like Lauren Blakely.

Instant Gratification is a combination of two of my favorite tropes – friends-to-lovers and best-friend’s sister, and Blakely blended them perfectly. Jason, a modern gentleman and best-man-for-hire, and Truly, a successful business owner, had such delicious chemistry. After one sizzling night together months earlier, they decided it better to focus on their friendship. But that kind of chemistry was hard to ignore. I loved how Blakely paired this couple, and between their witty back-and-forth bantering, their smart conversations and that simmering attraction, it was becoming increasingly difficult for them to remain in the friend zone.

After reading Satisfaction Guaranteed, I was really looking forward to Jason and Truly’s story, and Blakely delivered the fun, flirty and fiery romance I was hoping for. She just has this way of telling a story that is uniquely hers, and it never fails to make my heart happy. A fabulously executed romantic comedy, Instant Gratification had exactly what I look for when I pick up this genre: well-developed characters in a smoking-hot romance with enough of that ‘will they or won’t they’ push and pull to keep me on my toes. Five smooches from me for Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely!

~Danielle Palumbo




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