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When the invitation arrived, it detailed the rules of the masquerade - no names, no identities.

I set one more - find a most wicked man for one night. The kind who'll bring me deliciously naughty pleasure in dark corners.

But as the clock ticks to midnight, he finds me, whisks me away to a secret alcove, and delivers all that dirty bliss and then some.

We make arrangements for another secret rendezvous before I rush out of the ball.

But fate has other plans, since I see my most wicked man the next morning. Because that man is the billionaire owner of the hotel across the Strip from mine.

My rival. My enemy.

We vie for business every second of every day, so the last thing I can do is let him in my bed at night.

I give in one final time, in a daring, risqué game of chance, and then I vow to resist.

And that's what I do every time I see him, every time I get to know the brilliant, mercurial man who wants a piece of my business.

Until the night he ups the stakes.

And I have no choice but to see his bet and raise it.

Performed by Joe Arden, Emma Wilder, and Shane East, One Exquisite Touch is a sexy rivals-to-lovers stand-alone, rich with masquerades, billionaires, and forbidden trysts!

©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Little Dog Press

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I am woman, hear me roar

Just so you know, when the synopsis says, a sexy rivals to lovers standalone, they are understating the word sexy,p. The story is sex personified. Hot, hot, hot! Scorching. Sizzling. Burning. Even now, having finished the book, I could combust just thinking about it. Rival Vegas casino/hotel owners Cole Donavon and Sage Carmichael meet during a masquerade ball and share a sexy tryst with Cole’s best friend and business associate sexy Englishman Daniel Stewart. Both Sage and Cole have been hurt before, yet when they come together the past is forgotten. No mind games (there are plenty of bedroom games), a lot of kink, but just bear in mind the advice given to Sage from her best friend. There is no shame in sex unless you bring it there. No shame in desire or wanting, as long as it’s all consensual, and just so you know Sage had all the power, all the time. I loved her. Let me also add that Cole is one hell of a dirty talker, something that lends itself extremely well to audio and Joe Arden’s sexy as sin voice. Add in Emma Wilder and Shane East and I was in audiobook heaven. Emma Wilder narrates Cole and Daniel’s comments in Sage’s POV perfectly, I love her male drawl, it is soooo good. A super sexy, fun read.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 12-10-20

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫ HOT HOT HOT

WOW this takes me back the to dirtier days of Lauren Blakely books and takes the award for hottest book yet!! I loved how open and unashamed these characters are about their kinks. Sage & Cole are competition at work but the chemistry between them is everything. I really enjoyed the work banter and I loved all the dirty talk and seriously sexy scenes. This book has a perfect balance of story and sex in my opinion. I'm a sucker for Manège so I knew this book would be for me. I also enjoyed the build up and sneak peeks into the next books in the After Dark line of books.. I love a great Rom-Com but I need a little dark and dirty sometimes too and Lauren Blakely is giving me some of everything I need this year. Keep them coming!!!! The narration was fun, Emma Wilder, Joe Arden, Shane East & Wesleigh Siobhan all did a good job.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 14-10-20

Lauren Blakely has a wonderful mind!!!

This story is excellent!!! I know... I know... I say that a lot about Lauren Blakely’s books, but damn if it isn’t true!!! She has a way of weaving tales that make you want to experience everything the characters experience with them!! Cole has a new hotel in Vegas. It’s right across the street from the hotel that Sage owns with her sister. They don’t know each other at the beginning of the book. They meet at a charity masquerade ball... and the tow of them along with Coles best friend, Daniel have an encounter that leaves them wanting more! Daniel is a matchmaker... and Cole and Sage are his targets!! He doesn’t mind being included, but he knows that Sage is what Cole needs.... This is a great story! I loved reading it and wanted much, much more!! These narrators.... Emma Wilder, Joe Arden, Shane East, and Wesleigh Siobhan... are fantastic! Joe Arden is one of my favorites anyway... I love his voice... and the teaser for the book he wrote with Lauren Blakely is too cute for words!!!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 14-10-20

ANOTHER PREDICTABLY AWESOME LISTEN

Lauren’s books are always predictably brilliant, they always have predictably delicious storylines with predictably charming, sweet sassy heroines and sexy alpha heroes and the chemistry between them is always predictably thrilling, highly charged and banter-fuelled. BUT THIS AUDIOBOOK.. wow, this sexy, hot, steamy ménage between rival hotel owners Sage and best friends Cole and Daniel, well, it takes sizzling chemistry to a whole new level of melt-your-pants off moments. Sage wasn’t prepared for the force that was Cole and Daniel together, with their dirty mouths, wicked suggestions and skilled practiced moves.. and phewee neither was I!! However, it was Cole’s swoon-worthy charm, drool-worthy charisma and sexy character that broadened the lucky lady’s vanilla sexual appetite and stole her heart. WORTH A CREDIT? Yes it’s a smouldering sexy well-paced listen and the triple POV hot storyline was deliciously brought to life by the very talented Emma, Joe and Shane.

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  • Jan M
  • 14-10-20

Wow!!!

Lauren Blakely amazes me with One Exquisite Touch! This is the hottest book by her that I've listened to. Sage & Cole are full of kinks and competition and chemistry. The banter was so much fun. Emma Wilder, Joe Arden, Shane East and Wesleigh Siobhan all brought the characters to life. I fully enjoyed this listen and am looking forward to more in this line.

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  • Miri
  • 13-10-20

Hot, hotter, Joe/Emma/Shane

Whew Lauren, you knocked it out if the park with that one 👏🏼 It so was meant to be narrated by Emma, Joe and Shane. I still feel like it's a hot, humid summer day after listening to this. But Joe was just something else. That deep, raspy whispers still have me tingling! And that last bit ➡️ #HTGL - was EVERYTHING.

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  • 📚Erin 📚
  • 13-10-20

This book was definitely Exquisite

What a wonderfully delicious treat. As always Lauren Blakely brings the heat. This was a really good Story about a couple who are attracted to one another before they know each other‘s identity. However once they do realize that they are rivals in business story becomes more about learning about yourself in about what you deserve in life. The narration was excellent as always. However did am not sure who the last female narrator was but she wasn’t my favorite. However I would recommend anyone to go by the book. Now!!

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 20-10-20

Another great listen

Another great listen and great performances from Emma Wilder, Joe Arden, Shane East and Wesleigh Siobhan. These narrators really brought the fun to this book and enhanced my listening pleasure. Book one in the latest series from Lauren Blakely and what a way to kick the series off. If this book is anything to go by Ms. Blakely has another winner on her hands. This was a steamy, hot, at times emotional read that ticked the boxes for me. When Sage Carmichael meets a sinfully hot man at a masquerade ball, she has no idea that their lives would be changed forever. When she meets him a few days later she is shocked to learn that he is in fact her business rival, Cole Donovan. What follows is a story that is fun, quirky, hot and steamy. The chemistry between Sage and Cole is intense and the attraction between them sizzles. Will the heart win over head? Both know that they should stay away from one another and yet the pull of their attraction is magnetic and they cannot resist . I fell hard and fast for Cole, he is smart, caring and hot as sin. Sage is sassy, feisty and not afraid to give as good as she gets and I admired Sage that about her. The secondary characters were just as entertaining and I cannot wait to see what Ms.Blakely has in store for this series.

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  • KNeedel
  • 18-10-20

Yummy!! 😍😍😍

This book is soooo good! So sexy and hot!Love the narrators. Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Dr B
  • 18-10-20

Hot!! Hot!! Hot!!

This was so incredibly hot! I can listen to this over and over again. Lauren, you select the best narrators for these books. I could listen to all 3 all day!! I can’t wait for “One Time Only”. Bring back the MM!!

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  • Franci Neill
  • 17-10-20

5 HAF Finding What She Truly Desires Stars!!!

*****E-BOOK AND AUDIOBOOK REVIEW***** One of the things I love about reading a Lauren Blakely book is that she writes books that are sexy, hot, provocative, and they keep me transfixed from beginning to end. But what I really love about her books is not only are her Heroes everything I want in a book boyfriend, but her Heroines are strong, independent women that a lot of the time comes into her own whether it’s finding her HEA or fulfilling her sexual desires however those play out. One Exquisite Touch is one such book! Sage is a woman that runs a multi-million international set of hotels with her twin sister with their flagship hotel being The Exquisite on the Las Vegas strip. And one night she encounters Cole and Daniel at a masquerade ball and everything she thought she knew about her desires is put to the test and sets in motion a sequence of events that are out of this world explosive!! I loved how these men are friends and partners and know what they want and when they see a woman they both desire there is a single-mindedness about their pursuit of her. In this case, it’s Sage Carmichael who has captivated these men and their few moments in an alcove alter the direction of each of their lives without them even realizing it! I loved how Sage is open to discovering what she desires, she’s giving in every sense of the word and isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants. The only roadblock that could put a damper on her exploring and satisfying her wants and desires is Cole and Daniel are her hotel rivals and it’s a complicated dance to get around but this is a waltz they’re all willing to learn! I can honestly say that there were moments in this book that caused heart palpitations and a quiver in my body unlike I’d experienced before with a Lauren Blakely book… and I loved each and every minute of it!! This book is intoxicating in both writing and audio. I switched back and forth because , yeah this is a book that is definitely NOT approved for listening around others. Emma Wilder, Joe Arden and Shane East are commanding in their performances. They embody these characters and brought so much pleasure to my ears that at times I had to pause the book just to gather myself! This is absolutely a must read and listen from Lauren Blakely. But be prepared with a fan and tissues to dab at the sweat that will trickling down your body from the commanding passion found on each page and with every word spoken!

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