I'm a big fan of Lauren Blakely, and I adore her rom-coms. This is the second book in the Gift Series, however I have not read the first so it really is a stand alone.
‘The Virgin Gift’ is a fun best-friends-to-lovers story. 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.
Nina is a photographer and creates beautiful erotic photos for her clients. When one of them recommends she listens to a podcast that helped her unlock her inhibitions she writes a list. And when Adam, her neighbour and good friend discovers Nina’s list of her utmost desires it becomes almost a challenge of sorts, with Adam giving his 'all' as Nina's dirty tutor, nothing is held back as these two find their own kind of rhythm that is off the charts hot.
This story was well written and I loved the characters, the witty but also steamy banter and I especially loved how it ended! A real connection is formed between Nina and Adam. This talented author has written a story that will cause you to melt many times over!!
There's just NOTHING to dislike in this book for me. Multiple pov, friends to ,lovers, soft kink, women embracing sexuality, open door sexy times, smart sensitive alpha, minimal fluffing about, and people you want to read more and more about. Well written, well paced and just a great read. I'd love to read more about Brendon's story and am looking forward to Jake's.
The Virgin Gift is a fabulous second instalment in this series. Full of heat, sass and a good dose of heart. Finding oneself, filling one’s desires and freeing one’s inhibitions are all a journey worth taking.