One Exquisite Touch - Lauren Blakely

One Exquisite Touch

Author: Lauren Blakely

  • Publication Date: 2020-10-16
  • Category: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 162 Ratings)


A sexy enemies-to-lovers standalone, rich with masquerades, billionaires and forbidden trysts!
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.
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, leaving me craving more. We make arrangements for another secret rendezvous. 
Only fate has other plans, since I run into him the next morning. Turns out the stranger at the ball is the billionaire owner of the hotel across the Strip from mine.
My rival. My enemy.
The last thing I'll do is let the brilliant, mercurial man who wants a piece of my business into my bed again.
But when he throws down a daring, risqué bet. I have to decide if I want to raise the stakes.
Or walk away...

ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH  is a wickedly racy, high-stakes love story between a man and a woman. It also features several sexy MFM love scenes. 

One Exquisite Touch is a standalone in The Extravagant series. Other standalones include One Night Only, and My One Week Husband. The book One Time Only is a standalone MM romance in The Extravagant world. 


  • Not my cup of tea

    By Fine pumpkin 511
    No no and hell no. I was very disappointed in this story which says a lot because I enjoy Lauren’s books. I do not like ménage stories. I don’t understand how a man can claim to love a woman yet has no problem sharing her sexually or otherwise with another man. Disgusting!!!
  • Red Hot

    By gabbysreading
    4.5 stars Holy wow!! One Exquisite Touch is need a glass of ice water and a blowing fan HOT!! I loved this book. Passionate, forbidden and oh so deliciously dirty. It was a perfect blend of steamy and tender. We get Lauren Blakely special brand of heart and wit but this time she turned the heat all the way up. I have to say, I've never audibly gasped out "dayuuum" while reading anything else. Well done, Lauren Blakely. Well done. The energy between Sage and Cole sizzles right off the page. From their first masked tryst, I knew I was going to love this couple. Even when they're competing as rival hoteliers, there is a mutual respect and admiration between them. The competition actually added an extra layer of yumminess. There's an understanding of each other's needs. And when they explore those needs, *fans self* oh man. Crazy hot. Can Lauren Blakely please write these After Dark books forever?! I am obsessed with these stories of fantasy exploration. With a strong heroine, alpha heroes and a whole lot of steam you won't want to miss out on the second book in the Extravagant series.
  • H-O-T

    By Stacyotr
    Sage and Cole’s story is beyond hot and sexy, just like Vegas! This enemies/competitors to lovers story is Lauren Blakely’s hottest one yet! These two may be off limits, but they make the perfect pair in business and in the bedroom. When both listening and reading, I found myself needing a fan and a cold glass of water, so be aware where you’re reading. Things may get too hot to handle!
  • Starts with a bang!

    By mpatane5
    Scorching Hot! This one starts off with a bang! Cole and Sage are supposed to be enemies.... but a chance meeting changes all that. So much sizzling chemistry and a great storyline will capture your attention from beginning to the end. Then there is Daniel... A definite must read!
  • This book was 1 exquisite experience!

    By starstacy
    Sage has been through some heartaches, and I loved that she knew when she was ready to shed it and ready for a new beginning hence going to the masquerade. She wants to meet a Prince Wicked, and I would not mind meeting one either! I liked Cole from the very beginning, and my liking grew as I got to know more about him. Daniel, Cole’s best friend, intrigued me. On the first night they met, a new part of her was unlocked, she claimed that new part and it was exquisite to read her taking ownership of what she wanted. Sage was successful, “smart, kind, respected,” and I admired her. Cole was “direct, determined, passionate,” and I delighted in that like Sage did! Once they found out that they are rivals, they think they need to stay rivals, but could attraction and intrigue win out? They were actually on a “collision course to know each other,” and I was here for it! I enjoyed every exquisite experience in this steamy, rivals-to-lovers book and recommend it! I requested and received an advanced copy of this ebook for my honest review that I am voluntarily leaving.
  • One steamy and passionate romance

    By WendyR26
    One Exquisite Touch was a scorcher! Cole and Sage had that sizzling attraction that just kept getting hotter and hotter whenever those two were in the same room. They just clicked instantly and I enjoyed seeing their relationship build as the story progressed. They were made for each other and seeing the trust build and the feelings deepening was fantastic. Cole and Sage were full on fire and so enchanting. The supporting characters were great and I can't wait to see their stories come to life. Overall this is a steamy and passionate love story.
  • Holy Mother of Hotness

    By MaryW fan
    Wow, just wow! Sage & Cole’s story has everything - lovers, business rivals, best friends, Sin City and two people that ultimately just “get” each other perfectly. I’m a Lauren Blakely fan anyway, but if I weren’t, this book would have made me one!
  • 5 scorching hot stars

    By Litljen00
    Oh my....someone pass me a fire extinguisher because this book completely lit me on fire! Lauren Blakely has outdone herself in One exquisite Touch which is most definitely her HOTTEST book to date! I'm talking 5 alarm here people! This delicious guilty pleasure brings it all in spades. There's the chase, the stolen moments, the scorching sex, and the fulfillment of hopes and dreams all wrapped up with a beautiful heroine and two sexy as sin heroes. This MFM story is written to perfection and trust me when I say you will be all sorts of hot and bothered while reading it. I loved Sage and how she put herself out there in ways she never imagined. She knew what she wanted and she went for it. This woman found her power and seized it! Cole and Daniel...whew! Hotter than hot in so many ways! These two business partners and best friends are sex on a stick. But ultimately, this is a love story for Cole.....Daniel helped him find what he didn't know he was even missing. He and Sage find their happiness in very unexpected ways. Blakely uses multiple POV's to add even more depth to the story. If you're looking for a sexy, fun escape, One Exquisite Touch is the answer. Believe me, you do NOT want to miss it! 5 stars
  • Sage Meeting Two Price Wicked’s And Falling In Love With Cole

    By bookaddict100
    Sage Carmichael is the CO-CEO of one of the premier hotels on Las Vegas Strip The Extravagant. She is not risking her heart again because several months ago she found out her boyfriend was publicly cheating on her. A night out at a masquerade ball at the hotel Aria with her friend, Sage has a passionate encounter with Cole Donovan and Daniel Stewart business partners and owners of the hotel Invitation. Sage is learning things about herself for the first time that she is very sexual and a passionate person. Sage, Cole, and Daniel set forth on a very passionate journey together as Cole and Sage’s chemistry and connection is the strongest. While Sage learns to understand all these feelings of desire, she is struggling to trust Cole who is her competitor in business whom she is falling for. This is such an incredibly great, hot, and sexy read! I received an ARC for this book and this is my review.