Monday, 9 January 2017

Full Package by Lauren Blakely Release Day Launch #giveaway #bookreview #excerpt #teaser @InkSlingerPR @LaurenBlakely3


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


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


✮✮✮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

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?


You can find this sexy standalone romantic comedy across all retailers!


✦* Amazon US *✦Amazon UK *✦Amazon CA *✦Amazon AU *✦iBooks

*✦Barnes & Noble *✦Kobo *✦Google Play *✦Amazon Paperback

*✦Audio (Sebastian York!) *✦or via Audible



“Fresh, fun, flirty, and fabulous.” ~ Karen at Bookalicious Babes Blog


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



✮✮✮ Enter to win this amazing FULL PACKAGE GIVEAWAY!✮✮✮

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!




About Lauren Blakely: Since 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!   


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger PR and Author
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Standalone yet part of a group of books

My Full Package Review . . . 

I was looking for something fun and witty and this fit the want exactly.  There's always something magical when an author can nail male POV and Lauren nailed it.   When is mainly male POV the books always seem so much more fun feeling like we are in the male's head for a short period of time.  Since males and females think completely different.  And the way this book was set up we had great snippets into Josie's POV while we were told the story from Chase's POV.

This book is considered a standalone and can be read as a standalone but it's also from the same group of people we met in Mister O, Well Hung & Big Rock.  This time around it's Chase and Josie's turn to realize their feelings for one another. 
"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."
Chase is best friends with Josie.  And even though he's attracted to her he's committed to keeping her in the safe zone, the friend's box.  Because he doesn't want to lose her friendship.  With a recent turn of events both are in need of a place to stay or a roommate so they decide they should live together.  How hard can that be?

Now being in such close proximity with each other, it's getting harder and harder to deny their feelings for one another.  What better lovers than best friends.  These two are hilarious together and once they decide to test the waters it brings out the pure chemistry between these two.

I follow.
I'd follow her anywhere right now because she just uttered my favorite word. Boobs. For the record, my second favorite word is tits.  Third is breasts. 
She bites her lip, glances from side to side, then draws the pillow right between the valley of the goddesses on her chest. 
Since Chase has been hurt before from an old best friend turned lover he's a bit gun shy and for Josie she doesn't ever want to lose her friendship with Chase so they try and keep it in the safe zone.  But they quickly fail at that.

This was such a sweet romantic read even though its very predictable.  However, the predictability didn't take away from the story since Josie and Chase were so perfect together.  This book was light and fun and totally kept a smile on my face the whole way through.   I love the way Lauren Blakely writes and I can't wait for more from her.

3 . 5  Fun friends to sizzling lovers thumbs up!

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs up  . 5


Excerpt One:
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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