REVIEW: The RSVP by Lauren Blakely



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A new, forbidden, virgin + father’s business partner, standalone office romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Our days are full of secrets. Our nights are for seduction…

For the last year, I’ve wanted someone I can’t have.

The man my father built his latest multimillion dollar business with.

He’s a decade older than I am, and he’s entirely forbidden.

The fact that he’s never given me a second glance only makes me long for him more.

But the other night, across the room at a gala, everything changed. His broody gaze lingered on me and grew darker.

So I’m officially done being the good girl.

Tomorrow I turn 21. As a gift to myself, I plan to seduce my father’s business partner.

Happy birthday to me.


I love a juicy forbidden romance—especially when it’s set in a workplace—and Lauren Blakely kicks off The Virgin Society series with a super steamy one in The RSVP. I listened to the audio version of this full-length contemporary romance, and Joe Arden and Vanessa Edwin delivered a fantastic performance with their dual POV narration. Vanessa Edwin perfectly captured the heroine’s grit, determination, maturity without losing any of her innocence in her portrayal of Harlow Granger. Joe Arden embodied the cautious, career focused but captivated TV producer and business partner of Harlow’s father, Bridger James, well.

A seductively slow-burning romance, The RSVP was heart-palpitatingly passionate. This was a forbidden romance for several scandalous reasons, and Blakely blended those elements in a titillating way to ramp up the tension and heat. If you enjoy a trope-rich tale, Harlow and Bridger’s forbidden love story will be right up your alley with their age gap, a workplace backdrop and the complete wild card that is her father and his business partner. I really enjoyed this story, and I’m looking forward to the next one in the series. Five smooches from me for The RSVP by Lauren Blakely!

~Danielle Palumbo




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