Release Day Launch + Review: Full Package (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.

“Lauren Blakely has mastered the recipe for delightful and delicious. It’s called Full Package. I can’t find words to tell you how much I enjoyed this friends to lovers romance with enough sweet to melt in your mouth and enough spice to melt your panties.”
~ iScream Books

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“Lauren Blakely nailed it AGAIN. This man man is perfection! HOT, SWEET, FUNNY, SMART.”
~ Queen of Hearts


Review:

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✮✮✮FULL PACKAGE is here!✮✮✮

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?

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OMFG! I just LOVE these stand-alones, male-only-POVs, books. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! And I love the whole gang, each book is just as amazing as the previous one, if not more, and WOW.

So, once again, Lauren Blakely blew it out of the park with the writing, and here I think this is my favorite book of this “series”. We got a bit of the girl’s POV in Well Hung through Natalie’s texts, but here the book goes a step further, and we get a few glimpses into Josie’s mind through her amazing recipes. It’s honestly genius and it made me laugh, while at the same time thinking that I really wanted to try those things. The writing is fun, exciting, heartfelt, and just amazing and hilarious.

This book just combines all of my favorite romance tropes in one book! First of all, Josie and Chase are best friends, and they were so awesome BFFs, I just wanted them to have taste tests and talk about the most random things… AWESOME! Then there’s the fact that Josie is Nick and Wyatt Hammer’s sister, and Wyatt is Chase’s best friend too. So Josie is also Chase’s BFFs little sis! To top it off, Josie and Chase become roommates, which is also a trope I love.

Ok, let’s talk characters. I want a Dr. Chase for myself, because seriously, that dude is amazing. He’s smart, sexy and funny. He’s super caring, he listens to audiobooks while walking around, and he bikes everywhere. Also, he’s a freaking E.R. DOCTOR! Then there’s Josie, who is strong and determined and witty and fun, and who is a BAKER, and she makes the most amazing-sounding things… I just wanted to eat whatever she was talking about. I loved them both, I thought they were awesome as friends, and even better as a couple, they complemented each other amazingly well.

The plot was also very well done, it was entertaining, fun and a bit heartbreaking, because they were fighting so hard to preserve their friendship above all else…

One thing that really made this book even more special for me was seeing all the gang together, and seeing how deep those relationships go. I also really appreciated the lack of unnecessary drama… such a refreshing thing!

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This book was just perfect for me, Chase and Josie’s relationship was amazing, and I thought that the tropes were amazingly done and in the end, the book left me craving for more. So, if you’re looking for a super fun romance, with a great story and a super fast read, pick up Full Package!


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And don’t miss Lauren Blakely’s other standalone Romantic Comedies!

BIG ROCK (my review)
MISTER O (my Review)
WELL HUNG (my Review)


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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.
And last but not least, my entire Audiobook Collection minus Full Package on Audible. It is aurally delicious!

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About Lauren Blakely:

author-pic-lauren-blakelySince self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US over three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1.5 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 thirteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone hit romances like BIG ROCK, MISTER O, WELL HUNG, and THE SEXY ONE which were all instant New York Times Bestsellers. In January she’ll release FULL PACKAGE, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter.

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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.


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The Sexy One (Lauren Blakely)

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From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a sexy new standalone romance…

Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move…
1. She works with me every single day.
Did I mention she’s gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart?
2. She works in my home.
Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means…
3. She’s the nanny.
And that makes her completely off-limits…But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her. All of her.

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The other nannies in this city don’t call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.

I can’t risk my job for a chance at something more…can I? But I don’t know how to resist him much longer either…


I’m totally riding the audiobook wave, and these sexy romances are awesome. The Sexy One is not from the same type or “series” as Big Rock, Mister O or Well Hung, but some characters intersect, even though this one is dual POV, and not male-only POV like the others. Still, I really enjoyed the writing, it was fun and sexy, and I’m beginning to think that whatever Lauren Blakely writes, I’ll want to read.

Simon and Abby were amazing characters and with very distinct voices. Because I listened to the audio, I have to say that both narrators were amazing! 😀

If, like me, you have a thing for single dads in books, you are gonna love – LOVE – Simon. Simon is a single dad who has full time custody of his little girl. And he sure makes time for her, he has tea parties with her toys, and braids her hair, and wow… *swoon*… He was just such a great guy! He would do anything for his daughter and she always came first. But with this said, he didn’t stop himself from being happy.

I loved how his relationship with Abby evolved, because even though it was a cliché – the dad with the nanny – it was really far from it. They controlled themselves for so damn long! Ehehe. Abby was such an amazing person, smart and determined. Their romance was great, the doubts were believable, and I really liked that once they were together, they WERE TOGETHER!!! Good for them!

Also… people… he braids Abby’s hair! A french-braid… for real!!! *SWOONNNNNN*

Go read it NOW!

Well Hung (Lauren Blakely)

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From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a hot and hilarious new standalone…

Here’s what you need to know about me — I’m well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh — and I don’t mean at the size of his d*ck. No, they want their funny with a side of huge… not to mention loyal. I’ve got all that plus a big bank account, thanks to my booming construction business. Yup. I know how to use all my tools.

Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits… Hey, I’m a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work.

Until one night in Vegas… Yeah, you’ve heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I’m banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don’t ask). And before I can make her say “Oh God right there YES!” one more time, we’re both saying yes — the big yes — at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit. 

But it turns out what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. And now, my dick doesn’t stay in my pants when she’s around. I try to resist. Honest. But the more we try to keep our hands to ourselves, the more we end up naked again, and the more time I want to spend with her fully clothed, too.

The question now is…do I take this woman to be my ex-wife?


After Reading Big Rock and Mister O, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Well Hung, because, come on… it’s Nick’s twin brother! And I was clever too and listened to the audiobooks instead of the ebook, because I needed something to listen to while on my walking commute to work.

Let me tell you, amazing audiobook! Sebastian York is one hell of a narrator! And… Oh God… listening to this on the train?! EMBARRASSING!

So, once again, I love these male only POV books from Lauren Blakely – please keep them coming. Wyatt Hammer is an amazing MC. He’s such a good guy :D. He’s funny and sexy and amazing, and I really liked how he always, always tried to do the right thing. And he was so set to help Natalie achieve all her dreams… *sigh*. And Natalie complemented him perfectly! I loved how so alike they were, and how they enjoyed the same things.

The romance starts off with a very strong friendship, and I’m a big fan of that. They might have been boss and employee, but they were great friends, they talked about stuff, shared jokes and meals, so it wasn’t a big jump when they become the most amazing couple, even when trying not to go there.

The plot is pretty amazing, I really enjoyed their night in Vegas and everything that lead to their wedding, and everything that followed… I couldn’t stop laughing.

Well done!

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Let’s just say that I might have used and abused the request button on netgalley… But I didn’t get any physical book 🙂 .


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Mister O (Lauren Blakely)

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From the NYT Bestselling author of BIG ROCK, comes a hot and hilarious new standalone… 

Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power. Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time.

I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

But then I’m thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She’s my best friend’s sister, but she’s far too tempting to resist — especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper, has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I’ve secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction?

No one will know, even if we send a few dirty sexts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those f*&k-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family.

The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I’m not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure — I’m thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come. 

Looks like the real Adventures of Mister Orgasm have only just begun….

**MISTER O is a standalone romantic comedy and it follows supporting characters first introduced in BIG ROCK**


You might remember that I read and reviewed Big Rock awhile back and absolutely loved it, you can check out my review here. So, I was super excited to read Mister O, which is about Nick, Spencer’s BFF, and Harper, Spencer’s little sister. I love forbidden romances between a guy and his BFF’s sister, so I knew this would be gold.

Once again, the writing is amazing. The story is told exclusively through Nick’s POV, and you know how much I love the guy’s POV, right? This one was slightly less funny than Big Rock, but deeper in a way.

I loved Nick, he was such a sweet guy, completely torn between what he wanted, what he thought Harper wanted and his guilt about Spencer, but he was never scared to be who he was and to be honest with Harper about his feelings. Harper was awesome too – I mean, the girl is a magician, how awesome is that? For a bit I was worried that her “man troubles” would drag on, and that she wouldn’t be honest with Nick about the way she felt about him, but I was super happy that that was not their issue.

I loved their relationship. Nick and Harper were friends first and foremost, and had been for years, so the development of their relationship seemed seamless and natural. They talked! They laughed. They did so much stuff together, even before they started their thing. And they had an amazing chemistry.

I was so glad about Spencer, Charlotte and Fido’s interactions with Nick and Harper. They were as awesome as on book 1. I also really liked the introduction of the characters of the next few books, I can’t wait for them.

I absolutely loved this book! I still liked Big Rock a bit better, but this series has me excited and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one.

Release Blitz: Mister O by Lauren Blakely (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Lauren Blakely’s MISTER O is here for all of your reading pleasure! MISTER O is a standalone, sexy romantic comedy, including a forbidden romance, told from the male POV. You met Nick in Lauren’s BIG ROCK, and he’ll keep you up long into the night as you turn the pages of MISTER O.

“This book is an absolute gem! Nick is so freaking SEXY! And funny! And adorable in the HOTTEST way!!!” – NYT Bestselling Author Emma Chase

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“This was absolutely brilliant! Full of sex, sarcasm, and shenanigans, Lauren Blakely, once again, brings me to my knees in her romantic comedy!” – Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

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ABOUT MISTER O:

✮✮✮ MISTER O will be available on Kindle on release day May 2! ✮✮✮

Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power.

Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time.

I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

But then I’m thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She’s my best friend’s sister, but she’s far too tempting to resist–especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I’ve secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction?

No one will know, even if we send a few dirty sexts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those f*&k-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family.

The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I’m not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure — I’m thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come.

Looks like the real Adventures of Mister Orgasm have only just begun….

**MISTER O is a standalone romantic comedy and it follows supporting characters first introduced in BIG ROCK**


“A sexy, delicious, toe-curlingly good time!” – NYT Bestselling Author Marie Force

“Nick is hilarious, sexy, passionate, sweet, and knows that cake is very important to a woman’s heart and soul. Together, their banter is refreshing, their sex is off-the charts hot, and their minds are brilliant.” – Sandra at Two Book Pushers

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Excerpt:

PROLOGUE

Ask me my three favorite things and the answers are so easy they roll off my tongue. Hitting a homerun for my softball league, drawing a killer cartoon panel, and, oh yeah, making a woman come so hard she sees stars.

Not gonna lie. That last one is my favorite, by about a mile. Giving a woman a sheet-grabbing, toe-curling, mind-blowing orgasm is pretty much the Best Thing Ever.

A woman’s climax is like summer break, Christmas morning, and a vacation in Fiji all rolled together in one fantastic package of window-shattering bliss.

Hell, if we could harness the beauty and energy from women coming, we could probably power cities, solve global warming, fix every problem known to man. The female orgasm is basically the manifestation of everything good in the world.

Especially when I deliver them, and I’ve given thousands upon thousands. I’m like a superhero of pleasure, a good-deed doer, the once-upon-a-geek-now-a-stud, and my mission is to dispense as many climaxes to my lovers as possible.

How have I managed to achieve this amazing feat? Simple. I’m both a student and a master of the art of giving Os. I consider myself an expert because — in the interest of full disclosure here — I’m completely, 100% obsessed with a woman’s enjoyment between the sheets. Getting her off is the name of the game, and if you can’t get that job done, you should get the hell out of the bedroom.

But, hey, I’m also humble enough to admit I’m still a learner.

Since there is always something new to discover with a woman.

Does she want it soft, hard, fast, light, rough? Does she like it with teeth, toys, my cock, my tongue, my fingers? Would she want a little something extra, like a feather, a vibrator, or some sort of fantastic combination of all of the above? Every woman is different and every path to her pleasure is its own erotic journey with so many fantastic stops to make along the way.

I take mental notes, study her cues, and always get out and do the field work.

I suppose that makes me the Magellan of the female orgasm. A true explorer, venturing forth, fearless and ready at any moment, to map the terrain of her pleasure until she cries out in rapture.

Fine, some might say I have an addiction.

But really, is it a bad thing that I love to make the woman I’m with feel good? If that makes me a guy with a one-track mind, then I’m guilty as fucking charged. I’ll freely admit that when I meet a woman I’m into, I’m picturing in seconds what she looks like coming, how she sounds, how I want to send her soaring.

The trouble is, there’s one woman I just can’t go there with, even though lately my brain desperately wants to figure out how to drive her wild. It’s been an epic battle, and I’ve had to keep her in a special drawer, locked, sealed and key thrown away because she is the definition of hands off.

Which sucks royally because she’s about to make things even harder with the words that come out of her mouth.

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About Lauren Blakely:

DaisyWhitneyLaurenBlakelyheadshot_smallSince 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 nine New York Times bestsellers,her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love and Fighting Fire. She recently released BIG ROCK, a sexy standalone romantic comedy that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In the late spring, she’ll release MISTER O, another standalone romantic comedy.

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