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Release Blitz + Giveaway + ARC Review: ‘Full Package’ by Lauren Blakely

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FULL PACKAGE by Lauren Blakely is Here!

A sexy and funny friends-to-lovers standalone romantic comedy, FULL PACKAGE is about a sexy, witty man as he falls head over heels for a woman, who just happens to be his roommate. It takes everything you love about a Lauren Blakely novel –witty dialogue, smoking hot sex scenes, and heartfelt moments –and puts them into one fantastic book!

Told in the guy’s POV, with a creative look into Josie’s POV as well, FULL PACKAGE is the laugh-out-loud and insanely hot story of what happens when a sexy ER doc falls madly in love with his gorgeous roommate…and they’re forced to deal with all that simmering desire in a mere six hundred square feet of living space.


Blurb

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From the New York Times Bestselling author of MISTER O and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…

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.

Surprise—neither one of us sleeps.

And even though we agree to return to roomies-without-benefits, I quickly realize I want more than someone to split the utilities with. Now all I want is to spend every night—and every day—with my gorgeous roommate.

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?


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Review

5 ‘Perfect blend’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author via Ink Slinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

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Lauren Blakely never fails. Never. She continues giving her readers books that warm our hearts, make us laugh out loud and squirm in our seats with all the sexiness! Full Package is the first release in a year that will be full of goodness (I mean, have you seen her 2017 lineup? 7 books, guys! Seven!!!) and as always, this one ticked all my boxes!

Full Package is a standalone novel (even though it’s features characters we met in her other four spin offs since Big Rock) and it tells the story of Josie Hammer (sister of Mister O and Well Hung) and Chase Summers (friend of said Hammer twins). Yes, Josie and Chase belong in three tropes: friends to lovers/man falling for his best friend’s little sister/roommates. I love those types of romances so I knew this would be amazing. Josie and Chase are best friends, now they are also roommates and they also have all the sparks flying between them since they met.

“I want what every woman wants.”
“What’s that?”
She cocks her head. Gazes right into my eyes. Licks her lips. “The full package. I want the full package.”

I loved the relationship between the main characters. These two have the most adorable friendship! They love and support each other and they also flirt like crazy! Josie and Chase are so funny together and you can feel their tie in every single word of this book. Both feel the strong connection between them but they are also afraid that if they act on it they will lose each other. Of course, this kind of attraction can’t be forgotten forever. Especially if you live together!

“I’ve been known to watch porn from time to time.”
“Just from time to time?” I ask.
She shrugs naughtily, a little I’ve-got-a-secret look in her eyes.
“It’s okay. Tell the doctor. Masturbation is normal. Don’t be ashamed.”

Things get off-the-charts hot when these two become lovers. I loved the slow burn from the start but I have to say.. holy hell, how I love Lauren’s sexy scenes! Dr. McHottie and his baker have the hottest chemistry, in and out of the sheets! And when they can stop the feelings getting in the mix? Of course, it gets even better. I love how they heal each other and how, at the end, being best friends does not stop them to go after their happy ending.

She’s the woman for me.
She’s the one I want.
I’m fucking my friend.
I’m screwing my roommate.
And more than that, I’m also making love to the woman I’m falling in love with.

I also loved catching up with some of the other characters. I love this ‘not series’ so much that I am always happy to read more about Nick, Wyatt and all the others! And can I say, Max (Chase’s brother) sounds SO HOT! I can’t wait to read Joy Stick! And all the others that are coming this year. Lauren Blakely made me a very happy lady when she announced her lineup, can you tell? 😉

She’s everything I missed, everything I want, and everything I love.

Therefore, my rating for Full Package is 5 STARS because Lauren continues making me fall in love with her outstanding writing skills and her marvelous characters. Josie and Chase and their chemistry made my first 2017 read very entertaining! I can’t wait for more! So, if you have read this author’s work in the past or you are in the mood for a fantastic romantic comedy, check this one out! I highly recommend it!

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Excerpt

I point to the curved wooden stand with a hook at the top. “This. Explain this.”

Josie sets her hands on her hips. “It’s a banana holder.”

I give her a stern look. “I can read. I don’t need to know what. I need to know why.” I poke the object on the shelf at Bed Bath & Beyond, otherwise known as the Nexus of Unnecessary Things. Pretty sure there’s some kind of vortex or force field right smack dab in the middle of this store attracting all the weird, bizarre, and odd home goods. “Why can’t they sit on the kitchen counter? Or, how about in a bowl?”

“Maybe the bananas just like to dangle?” she suggests. “Hang free and all?”

Smacking my forehead, I go along with it. “Aha. That makes perfect sense.”

“I’m here to help.” She tugs on my shirtsleeve. “But can we please get to the sheet aisle? You can’t sleep on a naked mattress.”

“That may be true, but I could definitely sleep naked on a mattress,” I offer, and she laughs as we navigate through another sardine-packed aisle in the mammoth store.

It’s one in the afternoon, and I just moved in this morning. That took all of two hours. Spending my twenties in med school and as a resident gave me very little time for the acquisition of things, so most of my possessions fit in a duffel bag. I have very little. Not even sheets for a queen-size bed. Ergo, I’m spending Saturday at Bed Bath & Beyond, which is a bit like wandering through a Buzzfeed post titled “Ten Things I’ll Never Use.”

More like five hundred. Wait. Make that five hundred and one, because I just spotted the new number one item on the list.

“That,” I say as I make a beeline for a shelf of crème brûlée torches. Grabbing a silvery one, I hold it up. “Please say we can have a housewarming party, and you’ll make crème brûlée, and I can stride all proud and awesome into the kitchen,” I say, puffing out my chest and deepening my voice. “And I can light it with a torch, and we’ll all ooh and ahh at the manly fire I made when I lit up a dessert.”

She arches an eyebrow. “A manly fire?”

I nod vigorously. “And then you’ll let the guests take turns punching me in the face for being a total douche for owning a crème brûlée torch.”

She narrows her eyes. “You actually want people to punch you?”

I’m deadly serious as I answer her. “If I ever own a crème brûlée torch, you have carte blanche to punch me, Josie. You really should.” I drop the torch on the shelf and take her hand, clasping it tightly in mine. “Promise me. From this day forward. Promise you’ll punch me if I ever own a crème brûlée torch, a rotating tie rack, or more than one kind of cheese grater. This is part of our roommate pact.”

She grips my hand tighter, her green eyes glowing with stark seriousness. “I solemnly swear to pummel you under all the aforementioned circumstances. As proof of our friendship and roommate solidarity.”

“You’re a saint,” I say, then wrap a hand around her head and tug her close for a quick kiss on her forehead.

And hello, sweet, sexy scent of Josie. What is this delicious smell? Is it . . . oh fuck me.Cherries. My God, she smells like cherries. Like the perfect summer fruit. Like the naughtiest fruit. And I’ve got to wonder if that cherry scent is her face lotion, her shampoo, or her body wash?

Body wash.

My mind is adrift, and the word association begins. Because what goes with body wash but nudity?

Naked woman in the shower. Washing. Lathering. Soaping.

Ah, hell.

Snap the fuck out it, Summers.


Giveaway

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Other Books

full-package-rdl-teaser-4And don’t miss Lauren Blakely’s other standalone Romantic Comedies!
BIG ROCK
MISTER O
WELL HUNG


About the author

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Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she’ll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter: laurenblakely.com/newsletter.

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