Special Delivery

Special Delivery

by Lauren Blakely

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All I want for the holidays is the willpower to resist my brother's sexy, charming, easy-on-the-eyes new business partner.
Instead, I'm stuck planning all the holiday parties with the one guy who makes me want to break my dating diet.
Who thought that was a good idea?
Oh, me. Yep, brilliant, strategic me who raised her hand and said yes I'd love to hang mistletoe with that hot former sports star. (Note to self: Mistletoe leads to toe-curling, knee-weakening kisses.)
And I'd love to get snowed in with the one guy I shouldn't fall for. (Addendum to the note to self: You know exactly where eight inches of snow leads to. Ahem, eight inches.)
As long as I can make it through the holidays I'll be on my merry way, fa la la la la. But the holidays have a surprise for me.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161520192
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
Publication date: 11/11/2019
Series: Always Satisfied , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 30
File size: 510 KB

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She'd love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/

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Special Delivery 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 2 days ago
Special Delivery is a fun book that ticked the boxes for me. It is smoking hot with spicy scenes based around the festive season. We met Quinn and Vaughn in Overnight Service and got the feeling that their story was going to be something special. I fell hard and fast for Vaughn and honestly he just melted my heart; Quinn is one of those women that you could easily see as a friend, strong, determined and focused.   The dynamic between Quinn and Vaughn was entertaining, flirty and they had me laughing with their banter.   Of course the chemistry between them was smoking hot and I loved that previous characters made an appearance. A feel good novella that will get you in the mood for the holiday season.  
sm0120 5 days ago
3.5* Special Delivery is a sweet, steamy, sexy little holiday novella. While Quinn and Vaughn try their hardest to resist the pull of attraction, they soon get caught up in not only the holiday spirit, but in each other. This was a definite case of insta-lust that soon developed into insta-love, something neither Quinn nor Vaughn was expecting. But there's no denying when the magic of the season grabs hold of you, and it certainly did with Vaughn and Quinn.
bookbruin 6 days ago
This was a really sweet instalove holiday novella. Vaughn and Quinn were fantastic together and I loved their banter and chemistry. They were playful and sexy, but I appreciated their honesty with each other the most. They were mature adults that spoke openly about their wants and feelings and didn't let any surprises derail their growing connection. There's just enough drama to keep things interesting, but Special Delivery is a light and fun read that will get you in the holiday spirit. This little novella can be read as a standalone, but characters from Lauren Blakely's previous books do appear. I'm excited for Amy's story next! *I voluntarily read an advance review copy of this book*
Arys 2 days ago
Special Delivery by Lauren Blakley is Always Satisfied Book #5, but a stand alone book. This was an amazingly fun book that was filled with the Christmas theme yet really build the relationship. Neither Vaughn or Quinn are looking for a special somebody. In fact they have both sworn off dating in order to focus on their respective careers. Particularly in the light that each of their past relationships ended in disaster and heart break. But after just one business meeting the lines between friendliness and flirting are completely blurred and neither of them knows what has hit them. This was a fast book and the pacing was perfect. We are given each of these characters at the height of their craft. Successful, witty, flirtatious and hot. The fun never stopped the whole way through and I couldn't put it down. Lauren Blakely hit it out of the park with this one with characters I fell in love with.  (I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 days ago
3.75 stars--SPECIAL DELIVERY is the fifth instalment and novella in Lauren Blakely’s contemporary, adult ALWAYS SATISFIED romance series. This is former Super Bowl-winning tight end Vaughn Channing, and party planner Quinn Summers. SPECIAL DELIVERY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual first person perspectives (Quinn and Vaughn) SPECIAL DELIVERY follows Quinn Summers as she is tasked with planning the Christmas party for the Premier Agency, a sports management group co-owned by her brother Josh Summers and former Super Bowl-winning tight end Vaughn Channing. A meeting between Josh, Vaughn and Quinn ends with Vaughn and Quinn making arrangements for the next day, arrangements that include the start of a relationship that nobody wanted. What ensues is the quick building relationship and romance between Quinn and Vaughn, and the potential fall-out as Vaughn’s time in Manhattan draws to a close. Vaughn Channing doesn’t do relationships, and has issues of trust when it comes to affairs of the heart. Having been burned in the past, Vaughn is on a hiatus from dating and women until he comes face to face with his business partner’s sister, a spunky, independent businesswoman who in turn, isn’t looking for a happily ever after. Time spent together planning for the upcoming holiday party finds our couple drawn closer together until the time for Vaughn to move on with his life. The relationship between Vaughn and Quinn is one of immediate attraction; a sexually palpable attraction that threatens Vaughn and Quinn’s ‘just say no’ to relationships and love. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are reintroduced to Quinn’s brother Josh (Overnight Service #4), and their younger sister Amy. SPECIAL DELIVERY is a quick read ; a fast paced novella that follows the best friend’s sister romance between two people who never expected to find love or a happily ever after. The character driven premise is engaging and inviting ; the characters are flirty and sassy; the romance is spirited and tender.
beckymmoe 4 days ago
A cute, very fluffy holiday read that is fairly angst-free...almost too angst free, actually. Quinn and Vaughn are extremely likable characters who "click" pretty much from the instant they lock eyes with each other (it's pretty much a "you had me at [insert name of Christmas song here--any Christmas song, because they like them all]" kind of situation). They're both on strict no-romance diets, but get involved with each other almost right away, reasoning that 1) they've got great chemistry and 2) Vaughn's moving to Miami soon anyway, so 3) they might as well spend their favorite holiday together before he goes, and then call it quits because, long distance. Except of course they really like each other, and then something else happens and they *might* decide to change their plans... But really, it's all pretty conflict- and angst-free, considering. So if you're just looking for fluffy holiday fun and some fairly steamy scenes to heat up an unseasonably cold afternoon, this is a safe bet. It's the fifth in the series but works just fine as a standalone. Rating: 4 stars / B I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
CrystalsBookWorld 4 days ago
From the moment I started reading this book, I became addicted to the story line and most of all the main characters. Quinn and Vaughn had everything you needed to make it happen. It was magical and gets you ready for the rest of the story. You have the chemistry, the bits of pieces of laughter, and the mood that brings in the love for this holiday season! I loved every single page!
AmandaKozi 4 days ago
4.5☆ This was such a delicious holiday novella! It has just the right amount of Christmas fun without being too much. I loved Vaughn and Quinn's fun love of the holiday and how quick they bonded. Their chemistry is off the charts and they were so dang adorable!! This is the perfect read to bring a smile to your face. I adored it!
Gewizz 4 days ago
I had pre-ordered this book and when I downloaded it and opened it I went, what the hey 100 pages! Let me tell you those 100 pages WOW. It was one of Ms. Blakely's best. The entire book was funny, sexy and the ending, didn't see that one coming! Want a great holiday read, grab this one!
D-does-reviews 5 days ago
I’ve been a fan of Lauren’s writing forever and whether it’s a full length book or a Christmas novella like “Special Delivery” I know I’m going to love watching her characters fall in love. Both Quinn and Vaughn have been hurt before and have sworn off dating but from the minute they’re introduced to each other their chemistry is off the charts. My only regret is that this fun, flirty and deliciously naughty story ended much too soon because I would have loved to spend more time in the company of these delightful characters.
gabby2846 5 days ago
If I wasn't in the holiday spirit before, then Lauren Blakely's Special Delivery would have had me stringing lights and hanging garlands all while listening to Frosty the Snowman and enjoying a cup of candy cane hot chocolate. Sexy and charming with playful banter and out of this world character chemistry, I adored this novella. Vaughn and Quinn are so perfect for each other. I was already in love with these two after meeting them in Overnight Service. It was inevitable that I would fall even harder after this story. Tasked to plan the agency's Christmas party together, you could feel their connection instantly. Both parties had sworn off relationships after they were both previously burned. However, their red hot connection was just too strong to ignore. They handled their relationship with so much maturity and love. It was refreshing to see. Yes, it may have been a little too instalovey but in this case that didn't bother me. Vaughn is such a genuinely good guy. Totally swoon worthy. You can tell he cares deeply for the people around him. And Quinn… As someone who hates surprises and often reads the conclusion of a book first, I felt a kindred spirit with Quinn. I love her with all her quirkiness, sass and preparedness. I could not get enough of them together. They were a great match in and out of the bedroom. If you want a fun, flirty, quick read with so much heart and holiday cheer, I would happily recommend Special Delivery.
kgagnon 5 days ago
Special Delivery is another signature Blakely sweet and sexy romance with a heartwarming holiday twist! This forbidden romance between Vaughn and Quinn is so much fun as we watch them try to resist each other. They both have had bad experiences in the love department, and are now on a hiatus from relationships. That is until Quinn's brother, and Vaughn's business partner, Josh, puts them together to plan their office holiday party. As they visit venues, they sample more than the items on the menu! Their flirty banter and scorching chemistry heats up their nights faster than you can say eggnog hot chocolate! They start a passionate affair with the plan that it will end after the holidays. But a holiday surprise might just change their plans! Vaughn is so sweet, playful, and sexy, and Quinn, who is a planner that hates surprises, but is so funny, and loving, are absolutely perfect for each other! This fun & flirty, steamy holiday romance that will warm your heart!
RLyn 5 days ago
Special Deliver is a fun, sexy Holiday Novella takes us back to the Always Satisfied world. Vaughn and Quinn are two very straight forward characters. Both are on a hiatus from the dating scene and focused on their careers. Quinn, a woman who lives by planning and hates surprises; Vaughn, an ex-pro athlete with a heart as huge as his....tall frame, end up working together to plan the perfect Holiday Party. They think they have it all figured out, but what happens when things don’t always go according to plan? This story is filled with lots laughter, uninhibited banter, and undeniable chemistry. with all its holiday cheers, Special Delivery is sure to put you in the spirit of Christmas. **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review."
ViperSpaulding 6 days ago
Delightful, witty love story! Vaughn and Quinn have both sworn off dating, but when her brother pairs them up to plan the company's Christmas party, they find that they have so much in common that they just can't stick to their dating diets. Quinn is a wonderfully quirky heroine, and Vaughn is as drop-dead swoon-worthy as any book boyfriend ever was. The writing is quick-witting and humorous, with all the steam a gal can want and a beautiful HEA with an epilogue that elicited more than a few contented sighs. It's a perfectly romantic novella, and I highly recommend it. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
FS_Meurinne 6 days ago
I so enjoyed this book, Vaughn and Quinn. Vaughn wasn't looking for romance nor a relationship, but when he meets Quinn, a party planner, who also happens to be Josh's little sister, everything gets complicated. All the Christmas spirit in this story but can be read any time of the year, I love how everything went with this couple. Just a nice little read to get your heart heated this winter.
JenPH 6 days ago
Special Delivery is the fifth book in the Always Satisfied series--and I THINK it's the last one, but don't quote me on that because I could be wrong--about Vaughn Channing and Quinn Summers, the former being Josh Summers's (whose own happily-ever-after takes place in the fourth book, Overnight Service) close friend and business partner as well as a Super Bowl-winning tight end turned sports agent, and the latter being Josh's younger sister and the owner of her event planning business. Josh unwittingly plays matchmaker when he pairs Vaughn and Quinn together to plan their new agency's first-ever Christmas party. Both Vaughn and Quinn have rules in place when it comes to relationships, but 'tis the season to be jolly, which is the perfect time for fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-ing in love... There was a whole lot of adoration coming from my end while reading this novella. I adored Vaughn and Quinn and I adored how angst-free this was, which may sound strange considering I make no secret of loving angst in my romance novels. However, this is a holiday read, and well, Christmas is, indeed, the time to be joyous, and merry, and bright, and this story certainly didn't need any angst nor drama to make it a better read. Another thing I adored was the role Josh played, and how it wasn't about him being the proverbial Scrooge or Grinch in the blossoming affections between his friend and his sister. This was a really fast-paced read, and naturally, it ends quite happily. You also don't need to read any of the previous books in the Always Satisfied series, but they're all good reads, so consider it a pre-Christmas treat to go read all of them anyway. I'm giving Special Delivery five stars. ♥
TerriDlovestoread 6 days ago
This is the best Christmas love story. Truly it is just a great love story any time of the year. We got a good glimpse of Vaughn in Overnight Service where him and Josh become business partners. Now Vaughn is introduced to Josh's little sister Quinn and he is instantly head over heels for her. He knows this is short term because 1 he is on a relationship diet so no romance for him and 2 he is moving to Miami in a few weeks so no time to fall for someone. Quinn is a party planner and great at her job but when her big brother ask her to be the planner for his office party she had no idea that would involve falling for his partner Vaughn. Why does he have to be so perfect? She doesn't want to fall for someone. Her last relationship ended badly and she won't let herself go through that again but Vaughn is breaking down all her walls and she finds she doesn't want him to leave after Christmas but will Santa grant her a Christmas wish and let her dreams come true? Time will tell. This is the best story that is funny and sexy and full of Christmas spirit but not just about the holidays. I loved how Josh doesn't go all "big brother" on Vaughn for dating his sister and I also loved how honest they both are with each other. Quinn is a take charge, get what you want kind of girl and I love her strength. I can relate to Quinn as she doesn't like surprises, she is an "open the package early" girl and know what's coming before it gets there so when she gets thrown a surprise it is nice to see how she handles it. Vaughn is a great guy with so much heart and love and I just fell hard for him. I received an early copy to read and review an give my honest opinion. I loved this book and highly recommend it.
StarStacy 6 days ago
This special delivery is a gift! 4 stars I laughed out loud for so long at a line at the beginning of this novella that I couldn’t catch my breath! That is one of the reasons I loved this story! Quinn and Vaughn were concentrating on their jobs after bad break-ups, but after meeting to plan a Christmas party for Vaughn’s sports management firm they start concentrating on each other! Quinn is sassy and smart, and Vaughn is swoon-worthy. This was a Christmas themed novella with laughs, tons of heart, and a dash of heat that made it such a gift to read, and I recommend it! I received a copy of this ebook from Candi Kane PR for my honest review.
MomLovesToRead 6 days ago
A fantastic Holiday themed novella. Packed full of scorching hot chemistry with sexy, flirty and witty banter. Definitely worth the read!
CeeCeeHouston 6 days ago
Couldn't get enough of Vaughn and Quinn!! If you’re on the lookout for a sweet, but very steamy holiday romance, then look no further. Special Delivery is what you’ve been scouring the internet for. Remember Vaughn? We caught an interesting glimpse of him in Overnight Service with Haven Delilah and Josh Summers. Well, now Vaughn is partners with them and he’s been tasked with organizing the company’s party for the festive season. He’s helped by Josh’s sister, Quinn and even though both of these two have sworn off relationships, it takes just moments in each other's company for their vows to get thrown aside. They have a wild and intense chemistry and fight it though they do, it’s not long before the succumb. But Josh is leaving town in the New Year so their hookup, can only be just that. A hookup. Of course, plans go awry, feelings get gooey and then there’s that ‘special delivery’ that is a game-changer. This is the ultimate feel-good book for the holidays. It’s guaranteed to make you smile, laugh and swooooon, at all the mushy goodness contained within its ‘gone too fast’ pages. Grab this will you can and at its sale price, it won’t stay that low for long.
KindleKat64 6 days ago
I absolutely loved this book and Quinn & Vaughn too! This is such a cute story filled with smart witty banter and many sweet and spicy moments. Quinn & Vaughn are so lovable and they’re just perfect together, something that becomes pretty obvious to them when they spend time together party planning. Their love of all things Christmas is just too sweet! I love the direction their story takes them with their special delivery! Another sexy and funny new RomCom from the master herself, Lauren Blakely!
Kayreader 6 days ago
A holiday novella that is so, so flirty it jumped into the absolutely adorable category. Quinn and Vaughn are cute and sugary sweet, while being just a touch dirty, they are the perfect couple that Blakely could have delivered for the holidays! Special Delivery is a novella set in the Satisfied world, where we just met Quinn's brother, Josh Summers and briefly met Vaughn Channing when he was competing for a same sports contract against Josh before ultimately beginning a new agent company with Josh and two others, called Premiere. Both Vaughn and Quinn have been burned by ex's before and they are currently not dating, looking to date, or even looking for brief flings. They are both so entrenched in not looking for love that it seems inevitable that it would be hand delivered, on a platter, right to them. This Christmas, wrapped up in a bow, special ordered, and waiting under a Christmas tree (no peeking Quinn) there is a special delivery waiting for these two, if they both stop protesting how much they don't want to date. If you love Hallmark movies, with a splash of dirty...you will love Special Delivery.
LilleyLoohLah 6 days ago
What a truly wonderful, fun and over way too quick, read. I would have loved more time with Vaughn and Quinn, two people burned in the past, unwilling to forego anymore pain or hurt. So what do they do? They swear off relationships and concentrate on their budding careers. Fate has other plans though, and when Quinn’s brother (Vaughn’s business partner) sets them up to organise the company Christmas part, their chemistry is just too much to ignore. They both seem to think it’s only going to be a temporary fling for the holidays (yeh right, famous last words). A quick, sweet, angst-free read. I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest review.
LilleyLoohLah 6 days ago
What a truly wonderful, fun and over way too quick, read. I would have loved more time with Vaughn and Quinn, two people burned in the past, unwilling to forego anymore pain or hurt. So what do they do? They swear off relationships and concentrate on their budding careers. Fate has other plans though, and when Quinn’s brother (Vaughn’s business partner) sets them up to organise the company Christmas part, their chemistry is just too much to ignore. They both seem to think it’s only going to be a temporary fling for the holidays (yeh right, famous last words). A quick, sweet, angst-free read. I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest review.
Chloe Trivelpiece 6 days ago
What a lovely little holiday novella by Ms. Blakely! The chemistry between Vaughn and Quinn was instant and hotter than a chestnut roasting over an open fire! The flirt game between them was amazing.  Double entendres aplenty!  I also liked that there was no drama when they announced their relationship.  There was a small, tiny bit of angst but that just makes the story all the sweeter. If you are looking for a fun, flirty, smexy holiday romance, get your hands on this!