“Full Package” Book Review

January 9, 2017 / 0 comments

“Full Package” Book ReviewFull Package by Lauren Blakely
Published by Self-Published on January 9th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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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.

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?

@InkSlingerPR or @LaurenBlakely3

Liezel’s Thoughts:

Every time I finish a book by this author I say to myself “This is the best of hers to date!” but then I read something like this and realize I haven’t seen anything yet. Her books just seem to get better and better. “Full Package” is a proven testament to that!

What I loved most about this book was the heart-melting, sexy as sin, romance. Chase and Josie are sickly sweet! As sweet as mini cinnamon buns, chocolate peanut butter brownies and candy sushi all rolled up into one. May I mention that some of these recipes are included in the book? Way to make this book standout Lauren Blakely!

I have to say… this is one of my favorite best friends to lovers romances to date. Full Package was absolute perfection. I can’t even imagine how amazing it will be to listen to Sebastian York’s recount all the provocative details.

The Verdict:


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I turn into the kitchen. She pulls a tray from the oven and smiles. She still wears the date outfit, but the heels are gone. She’s adorable in her fancy dress and bare feet.

            “Date ended early?”

            She nods. “When he invited me to see his gerbil, I thought it was time to go.”

            “That doesn’t entice you?”

            She shakes her head. “Had he said ferret, perhaps. Alas, with gerbil I’m a firm no.”

            “Was it in his pants or a cage?”

            “We didn’t get far enough to find out. I said thanks, I need to water the plants, and I got the hell out of Dodge.”

            I curl up the side of my mouth. “Guess that explains why Trish didn’t invite me home, either. I tried the hamster line on her.”

            She smacks me with a panda potholder. “I suppose I should have known better, though. Earlier in the date, he made a ton of masturbation comments.”

            I lean against the kitchen counter. “And that concerns you, since you never do that, right?”

            As she slides the spatula under the dessert, she gives me a side-eye stare. “Exactly, Chase. I never rub one out. Never.” She waves a hand over her crotch. “Total hands-free zone.”

            I take her comment seriously. “Fine. You use toys. I get it. What kind?” I ask, because I can’t help myself.

            She rolls her eyes. “Not telling you.”

            I harrumph and grab for a bar from the pan. She swats me with the spatula.

            “Ouch,” I say, yanking back my hand.

            “That didn’t hurt. And you should know better than to steal my dessert before it’s ready.”

            “You should know better than to hit my hands.” I hold both up in the air.

            With a quickness I don’t see coming, she whacks me again with her utensil. This time on the other hand.

            “That’s it.” I charge her, tickling her waist. “Tell me what toys and I’ll stop.”

            She cracks up and flails her arms, knocking me with elbows and hands and the spatula, too, until I give in to her cries for mercy.

            I stare at her in our tiny sliver of a kitchen. “Waiting.”

            “You really want to know?”

            I nod eagerly. I’m playing with fire, but I can’t resist. The desire to know outweighs all else.

            She works the spatula under the bars again, shaking her head. “I can’t believe we’re having this conversation.”

            I hold out my hands. “C’mon. We talk about all sorts of stuff.” Then, an idea strikes me. I open the kitchen cupboard, grab a bottle of Patron, and hold it up. “This will help all that shyness.”

            She stares at me with narrowed eyes. “I’m not shy at all.”

            I grab two shot glasses and pour. “Better safe than sorry, Miss Not Shy At All.”

            I hand her one, and she takes it. Then I raise my glass, and the drink goes down the hatch with a burn. She follows suit, swallowing it quickly, then sets her glass down. I do the same.

            I rub my palms together. “Toy confessional time. What have you got?”

            She arches an eyebrow. “Really? You really want to know?”

            I narrow my eyes. “What part of your roommate being a dirty bastard do you not understand? Obviously, I want to know. I’m a guy. This is like Christmas morning. But if this helps . . .”

            I pour two more shots then slide her glass over to her. Once more, we down them.

            She draws a deep breath. “Since you asked . . . I have a few toys. A little silver bullet. A bigger dolphin. And I have a waterproof finger vibrator.”

            And the temperature in me shoots through the roof. I tug at the neck of my shirt. “For the shower?” I croak out.

            “Seeing as we don’t have a bathtub, yes, it would have to be for the shower.”

            “You masturbate in the shower?” I ask, and the visual is so fucking clear in my mind—Josie under a hot stream of water that slopes off her breasts, a finger vibrator working between her thighs.

            She nods as she slides the bars onto a cooling rack. Just then I remember she promised me seven-layer bars when she freaked out the other night. And she delivered. Fuck, I think she might be perfect, what with her desserts and her shower hobby.

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Josie and Chase put together some of their favorite things just for you to celebrate the release of FULL PACKAGE!


The FULL PACKAGE is filled with:

       $50 Gift Card to Lush: Fresh Handmade Cosmetics for fruity scented bath products that Chase loves so much.

       $50 Gift Card to Sugarfina:  A Luxury Candy Boutique where you can sample some of Josie’s favorite gourmet candy.

       A lovely Coach Wristlet containing a $50 Amazon Gift Card for you to spend on whatever your heart desires.

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About Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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