Sunday, April 30, 2017


The #1 New York Times Bestseller!

I’ve been told I have quite a gift.

Hey, I don’t just mean in my pants. I’ve got a big brain too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing....

Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard…place.
Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy’s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

I can resist Josie. I’m disciplined, I’m focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It’ll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says.

Spoiler—neither one of us sleeps.

Did I mention she’s also one of my best friends? That she’s brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too.

What’s a man stuck in a hard place to do?

Recipe for a Bestselling Book:
1 hot doctor with a sexy, dirty mouth
1 sassy baker full of passion
2 bags of Swedish fish (you know you’ll eat one bag as you read)
Years of friendship
2 cups simmering desire
1 600 sq. foot apartment
Combine above with clever, witty, sexy writing from Lauren Blakely= Instant Bestseller

It’s no secret that I’ve been chomping at the bit for a chance to read Full Package. This book was full of things I LOVE-friends who become lovers, a sassy heroine (bonus that she’s a baker), a hot as hell hero and delicious writing from Lauren Blakely. This book was definitely the Full Package for me-once I started it I couldn’t put it down.

Lauren Blakely has a way of writing from the male point of view that never fails to amaze me. I have a ton of book boyfriends from her, and while I fully expected to like Chase, I didn’t expect to fall as hard for him as I did. He’s quite simply irresistible. A sexy, smart, flirty and dirty talking man? Sign me up please! At his core, Chase is incredibly protective and sweet which combined with his other attributes? Yep, he’s definitely the full package. I couldn’t keep the grin off my face as I watched him realize his feelings for Josie and I can’t lie, this book made me cry.

The way we gain insight into how Josie is feeling is so unique and fitting to her character. Her point of view isn’t heard often, but that just makes it all the more powerful and meaningful when it is. This character is definitely in my top 3 of heroines from Lauren Blakely. She provides the balance that Chase needs without losing any of her sassy, strong and sweet self.

This book is a standalone book but it does give us glimpses to characters we’ve met before in Well Hung, Mister O, Big Rock and the Sexy One-and I LOVE that. You don’t need to read them in order to enjoy Full Package, I just personally love getting to revisit old characters. It’s those little touches that help make the writing feel even more real; it’s like I’m part of the cool kids table at lunch when I recognize these other characters and get to catch up with them for a moment.

Friends to lovers is not a new concept in the world of romance but Lauren Blakely’s writing makes it feel fresh and new. Ms. Blakely has truly found the recipe for bestselling books- and I know I’ll buy them every time. If you’re ready for a funny, sweet story with incredible sizzle and heat, grab a bag of Swedish fish and settle in with the Full Package. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

Recipe for a Great Book:
1. Characters you like and want to get to know
2. A story-line you enjoy and is engaging
3. Hot Sexy Times
4. Written by Lauren Blakely

I honestly can't remember the last book I was THIS engaged with the characters. I adored Chase and Josie...together and separately. I could see why they were attracted to one another. And, I wanted to knock their heads together because they just didn't see it. Well, they saw it but for reasons of self preservation and a little fear they were afraid to act on their feelings.

Chase is a good guy who really doesn't want to sleep with his leasing agent, etc. Josie is a wonderful woman who can't bring herself, as a baker, to live with a roommate who has issues with flour in the home. I can see both issues...and as they are friends, and need a place to live/roommate, a wonderful solution appears. And, so does the inevitable friends to lovers conflict.

And, it is this conflict that is done so perfectly by Lauren Blakely. You will be so frustrated with them, as you can SEE the perfection of them as a couple. But, you can also totally see, and relate to, the reasons they are both reluctant to mess up their friendship. You feel how much they mean to one another, and you feel for them as they both fight to avoid getting too entangled to remain friends.

I could say so much about this book, but really what matters most is I loved everything about it...even when I wanted to knock them both upside the head, I loved every minute of it. You will too.

I recommend this book!

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