It may sound like your typical best friends fall in Love kind of story but it’s sooo much more, if you love reading Lauren Blakely then don’t pass this one up! Set in New York, Graham, sexy, confident, CEO to a company called Adored that he build with his best friend Sean... Sean is the brother to CJ.... she’s beautiful, sweet, strong, successful and a virgin... CJ is turning 30 soon and is wanting to find someone to teach her the essence of subduction and to take her one last gift... graham is the perfect choice but for many reasons beyond his rumored history .. it could lead to a much deeper gift... but does he know how to love? #readitinoneday
Just lacked the chemistry
I thought this story would be more. Brothers best friend is one of my favorite troupes to read but this one lacked.
I didn't feel the chemistry other than a true friendship. This is one book that didn't need a HEA. My stomach didn't hurt when I hit the moment at the end where you think they are over. I was just ready for the book to be over :(
I did love their friendship.
I know this book is for others.
Read this... 5 phenomenal all in your feels stars
This book is awesome. I love both these authors and thought together... heck yeah!
Storyline... CJ(h) is exceptionally close to bed older brother. His best friend is Graham. CJ has something she’d like to get rid of, her VCard. She enlists her Brothers best friend to help her with her ‘problem’.
This story had it all. Lovable heroine, amazing and hot hero who is an actual good guy. Like great wish he was real guy!! (And I’m happily married to a great guy myself).
This story has it all! Smoking hit scenes, sweethearts, die hard references. It is perfection. I wish I could groundhogs day it and read it again!
Highly recommend The V Card.
If you like friends to lovers romance this book is for you. This was a great read! The story line was fresh and sensitive. Had me laughing and feeling compassion for the characters. CJ and Graham are also strong business owners and I loved the support they had for each other there as well. Great and entertaining read.
When you have reached 25 and your still a virgin, who better to help you with your "V Card" than your brother's best friend. CJ has always had a thing for Graham. Since the death of her brother, Graham has taken on the role as her protector, her "Big Brother." So when CJ asks Graham for help in being sexier, more desirable, and help her lose her virginity, he's taken back a bit. His inner struggle that he is betraying his best friend lingers in the back of his mind. But when a friend convinces him that its better that he is the one to be her teacher than some sleaze bag, he quickly changes his mind. It was only suppose to be 7 days of sex lessons. No emotions, no pulling of the heart strings, no attachments. But when the one person who knows you the best is the least one you expect to capture your heart and soul, what do you do? Neither CJ nor Graham saw it coming. Are they willing to put themselves out there and expose their feelings for one another? Can the friendship they have survive if they try for more?
When I heard that Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente were writing a book together I knew I needed to get my hands on it. WOW, just seriously WOW! The V Card had me laughing, smiling, hot and bothered in a good way. It was sweet, sexy, full of humor, passionate and soulfully rich. Well done ladies, well done!
The perfect seduction
I know when I crack open a Lauren Blakely book I’m going to get toe curling sexiness, a Hero you just want to sink your teeth into and a sassy heroine who keeps the Hero on his toes. I e pact nothing less, and The V Card certainly delivers all that, and more. I love a good in depth story to go along with all the sexiness!!
I e never read anything by Lili Valente so this was my first experience with her and let me just say, the writing is flawless. Perfect. If I hadn’t know this was written by Two authors going in, I would have said it was written by the same author. Blakely and Valente really hit it out of the park with this one.
It’s sweet, funny and sexy!
****Maybe I’ve slipped into an alternate reality, like in Fight Club, only I’m now playing the part of a sex tutor after-hours. And the first rule of Sex Club? When the woman you’re supposed to look out for like a little sister propositions you, SAY NO.
Oh, what is Graham to do? You don’t think he would listen to that little ol conscious now do ya? Lol! Even though CJ was looked at like a little sister to him, when she presents him with the offer of taking that pesky little V card, he starts to see her in a brand new way! Especially when she’s wearing his lingerie. Dang, what I wouldn’t do to have a sexy as sin man like Graham who owns his own Lingerie company. Sexy panties all the time!
***I was expecting lesson one to be something tamer—a way to ease into this, like sinking into a pool of slightly too-hot water—but then there were panties.
And panties mean business.
Boy, Graham just jumps right in there with those lessons, huh? Well, he could definite be my ‘teacher’ any day! Must read the books to see what Graham’s next lessons are. Trust me, he does not disappoint!
Steamy, Dreamy, and Fun!
The V Card made me laugh, cry, and fan myself! This book is scorching hot with a scorching hot lot of foreplay that will make you turning on the nearest fan to keep your panties from melting. Lauren and Lili are like a dynamic duo with their writing styles that have you turning the pages. They compliment each other so much that I hope they do this again.
CJ is a woman who knows what she wants and the man she wants to give it to her. Graham
is caught off guard by her request and then is shocked to find that CJ has a sensuality down to a science. She has no idea what a seductress she already is and Graham is holding on for dear life to keep from falling head over heels for the girl next door. She is his best friends little sister so she should be off limits and he struggles with whether or not his friend would have given his blessing if he was still alive. Sometimes those closest to the ones we have loved help us keep their memory alive. I really enjoyed this steamy read and after reading it I’m on to the Audiobook because I have to hear this one read Sebastian York!
Sweet and Sexy
I knew I would enjoy The V Card. When you have two insanely talented, highly entertaining, rom com geniuses collaborate on one project, it’s destined to be magic. This light and sexy best friend's little sister/ friends to lovers romance has it all - heat, humor, heart, and lingerie. The V Card is a total must read.
Playboy Graham is in jeopardy of losing control of the business he started with his late partner and best friend. To convince the board to keep his vision alive, he enlists CJ to help. But, CJ asks for a favor in return. At 25, she is a successful, charming, intelligent woman who also happens to be inexperience in all things sex. She is ready to lose her v card and Graham is the only person she wants to teach her all the ways of seduction. They agree to have one week of "lessons" with no emotions. But that proved to be harder than they believed. Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente bring the sexy in this book. CJ and Graham’s connection is second to none. I just adored these characters. I loved how much they care for one another even before they started their lessons.
I hope The V Card won't be the last collaboration between Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente. I was extremely impressed with the ease and flow of their combined writing.
Two Great Writers = A Great Book!.,
Losing her V-Card to someone special was what CJ was hoping for. She needed a teacher and Graham was the man of her dreams since she was young and he was her brother’s best friend. But that was off limits for both. When she felt 25ys old was too old to still have her V-card she went to the very knowledgeable, legendary Graham for help with that. Graham was leery at first until he started to realize just how much CJ meant to him. He didn’t want just any one teaching her but him. It’s a sweet, sexy story of how the two if them work together to “loose the V-card”. It’s a great book co-authored by two great authors!
Lauren Blakely and Lily Valente are a fabulous writing team and I hope they collaborate a lot more in the future because this book was an absolute joy to read. Graham and CJ are friends that have become even closer in the last few years since the sudden death of his partner, Sean, who was CJ's brother. So when CJ finally acts on her attraction to Graham for the sole purpose of losing her virginity this storyline adds a heart-pounding punch of lust that totally blew my mind. The growing emotional connection between Graham and CJ leads to sinfully sexy encounters that are explicit but never crude or vulgar because that kind of book totally turns me off. This is a 5-star romantic comedy that was enticingly delightful in every single way and I guarantee you're going to love it. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my unsolicited and voluntary review are completely my own.