Review: Full Package by Lauren Blakely

Posted January 3, 2017 by Tiffany in 5 Stars, Book Reviews, Contemporary / 0 Comments

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Review: Full Package by Lauren BlakelyFull Package
by Lauren Blakely

Published by Lauren Blakely Books on January 9, 2017
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary
Format: ARC, Ebook
Source: The Author

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I received an advance copy of this book from The Author.

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?

This book is a drug and my feels are an addict.

I devoured Full Package by Lauren Blakely in one day. It mixes humorous dialogue with emotional moments and balances tender sweetness with smoking hot sex scenes. You might say that this book is the full package. 🙂

Josie Hammer (sister of Wyatt from Well Hung and Nick from Mister O) and Chase Summers (best friend of Wyatt) have been good friends for years. Ever since they first met back in their college days, they clicked immediately and have been best friends since.

Josie owns her own bakery, while Chase is an emergency room physician. Throughout the years, even after Chase traveled out of the country to work for Doctors Without Borders, he and Josie always kept in touch. It was her emails that grounded him when he was so far from home.

Josie finds herself in need of a new roommate since her former roommate has moved out. After posting an ad online, she’s received some rather undesirable candidates. At the same time, Chase is in need of a new place to live. Every time he thinks he has a new apartment lined up, the deal falls through.

The solution is simple–practical, even. Josie and Chase will move in together for the time being, just long enough to give Chase more time to find a new place. It’s a perfect arrangement, one that can’t possibly be fraught with complications. None whatsoever.

Except when things do get complicated because Josie and Chase are totally hot for each other. Suddenly, they’re in each other’s personal space every day and the sexual tension is ridiculously thick. It’s just a matter of time before they collide.

What begins as a friends-with-benefits arrangement inevitably becomes more. At the start, Chase knows that he has feelings for Josie–but he’s not sure if she feels the same. The two of them are best friends and they don’t want to jeopardize that important relationship.

There’s also the matter of the past. Both Josie and Chase have been burned by love by their exes, so they don’t want to repeat those mistakes and end up brokenhearted again. But when this temporary situation ends, can they really go back to merely being friends?

There’s very low angst or drama in this story, which I appreciated. The story is believable because Josie and Chase have known each other for so long and have a lot of history together. It’s entirely plausible to me that they would fall so hard for each other. This book is also super, crazy, insanely hot. You’ve been warned! Fans of friends-to-lovers stories will love the progression of Josie and Chase’s relationship.

Once again, Blakely has written another hit. Josie and Chase are characters I enjoyed, especially their constant banter and sweet but sexy romance. I highly recommend Full Package.

Rating: 5 stars

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