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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review by Wendy ♥ The V Card by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente

A Review by Wendy

 4.5 Who's the Student and Who's the Teacher Stars
* * * *1/2
Spoiler Free

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy; the Writing Marriage of Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente has produced a perfectly swoony bundle of Sweet, Sensual, Sexy Times with the expected depth these writers always deliver. There is introspection, concern, epiphanies and the final understanding of what is important.

We have the perfect storm of a woman who has always had a thing for her brother's best friend. The brother's best friend is everything a woman could want...He is smart, sensual and caring. He also lived by the Bro Code of No Sisters allowed. This worked and these friends and siblings were the perfect team.

The sister, CJ, became a serious business woman developing her own company of accessories. She has the classy life of beautiful apartment, successful business and is always busy.

The Brother and best friend, Graham, became their own success story. They loved women and everything about them... leading them to develop a wonderful lingerie company. It took off and things were good. Then the brother dies and Graham is left to run the business, manage the board of directors and also look out for CJ.

Looking out for CJ has never been an issue.. Graham thinks of her as his bud. When he wants to talk to someone about the important things worrying him... he turns to CJ. ... And now he has a problem...and needs her assistance... Big Time.

Conglomerates are sniffing around the company Adored and Graham wants to convince the board not to sell. It is going to take a persuasive voice to show these stubborn members that this is not the move to make. That Adored is worth so much more if they will let Graham run it and let it grow to what it could become. CJ is that voice...and Graham just has to convince her to tell them... in her own way, of course.

CJ meets up with Graham and it is always a pleasure/pain to see him. Pleasure because she has had feelings for him for Forever! A little pain because she knows he doesn't feel that way and the friendship is too important to risk.

But...CJ has a need... a serious need and she thinks Graham is the answer. You see, with all of the Bros looking out for her while she was a teenager/new adult...and then her working night and day to make her company a success... there wasn't any time or way to ditch that pesky V Card...

Oh, she tried... and you wouldn't think it would be an issue... but as much as she may have almost gotten there...either she or the guy couldn't close the deal...Mostly the guys would feel V BLOCKED and that was the end of that.

Now across the table with Graham hearing he needs her... practically begging her to talk at the next board meeting to show these member how she fought a buy out with her company and won...CJ bites the bullet... decides this is the time and drops the hammer on Graham as to what she wants from him in order to do this favor...

CJ sucks it up and lays it out... Graham is to teach her everything about sex so men won't run the other way...and take her V Card- then she will do the speech at the board for him.

Graham is stunned...He has to re-group. The idea of CJ finding another to do this task just doesn't sit right...and the idea of her brother's thinking on this doesn't sit right either..

But...It's CJ...Graham decides he will take this on his way...7 days of tutoring and then the board meeting...They both agree, no strings and 7 days that is it...

Well, People...This is seven days of swoony, sexy, hot and simmer heaven. This is so much more then slam/bam... in fact, with all that is happening...there isn't any of that... there is tease, power, learning from BOTH and a sensual, sexy love fest that ends with everything you could want.

Both characters are smart, caring people who have humor, wit, wants and fears. They feel things they never thought they would for each other... there is some minor concerns and in the end all works deliciously. The relationship between them sings. The dialogue is sharp and the emotions real.

Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente took a trope we all have read before and put their own personal spin on it...the reading was a delight with lots of smiles, face palms and sighs...

Please, Ladies... may I have some more...

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

 About Lauren Blakely
6860216 A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In December she’ll release THE V CARD, a a sinfully sexy standalone. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!
 About Lili Valente
Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn't be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich's red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts. Visit her at

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