This is a really good friends to lovers story. Josie and Chase are fun and great together. There is never a dull moment. They really know how to enjoy each other's company. It is really something special when two people know each other so well that the little things create big moments.
A great read!
4.5 "Swedish fish" stars!
By Mel - The Escapist Book Blog
"Tell me. What is it that you're looking for in a man?"
The corner of her lips quirks up. "I want what every woman wants."
She cocks her head. Gazes right into my eyes. Licks her lips. "The full package. I want the full package."
Full Package is another fantastic book written by Lauren Blakely. Romantic, sexy, hilarious, heartwarming, and well-written, this story was exactly what I wanted when I picked up this rom com!
Chase Summers works in the Emergency Room at Mercy Hospital and is known as Dr. McHottie. He is sweet, sexy, and great at his job. After moving out of his brother's place, Chase finds himself looking for an apartment. Quickly he learns that finding a reasonably priced apartment in New York City is more difficult than he anticipated.
Josie Hammer owns a successful sweet shop and has a way of making the most delicious desserts.
“There's nothing sweet that she can't make taste like a party in your mouth."
She is the little sister of Wyatt from Well Hung and best friends with Chase. She's in the market for a new roommate, and since she is having difficulty finding one, and Chase can't seem to find an apartment, the next logical choice is for Chase and Josie to move in together, right? Killing two birds with one stone, Chase gets a place to live and Josie gets a roommate. The question remains, can men and women truly be "just friends" or will they inevitably become more?
"Something is happening. Something wild, and crazy, and undoubtedly incredibly foolish.
But right now, it feels so... good, like sailing, like flying, like soaring."
I loved Full Package! The characters are relatable and lovable, and the storyline is catchy and enjoyable. It's a feel good book that will quickly put a smile on your face.
I adored Chase! He was such a wonderful person with a huge heart. I loved that he was so involved and committed to giving back through his profession. He became a doctor to help people, not just for the money. He was well liked by everyone and with his sweet nature, charming personality, hardworking mentality, and generous heart, this man is gorgeous inside and out. What's not to love about him? I loved that he respected Josie and their relationship and took their friendship seriously. I loved watching his feelings grow, and when he finally realized how he felt, he couldn't keep it inside.
"The diagnosis I was trying to piece together last night? All symptoms point to one malady.
I've got it bad for this girl. I've got a textbook condition of a classic illness. I'm suffering from a ... case of falling in love.
And I'm not ready to take a pill to cure it."
I loved Josie. She is sweet, loving, and honest. She was a wonderful friend, a great listener, and was always there for Chase. I loved that she was a goofball and meshed so well with him, and I thought her unintentional innuendos were funny.
I enjoyed every interaction between Chase and Josie. They are such great characters and I enjoyed every aspect of their relationship. I loved that they were so comfortable with each other. Their friendship was fun, flirty, and free, and when they take their relationship to the next level it was absolutely smoking hot. The sexual tension was palpable and even if they tried to deny it, most people could see the draw they had toward one another. The chemistry was well written and I felt the attraction between Josie and Chase.
Lauren Blakely is fantastic at writing male POVs. I loved getting inside Chase's head. She does such a great job at portraying him in a positive light. He is so endearing that it's not hard to see why I loved him as much as Josie did. Though the story is told entirely in Chase's POV, I loved that we got snippets of what was going on in Josie's head through the pages of her recipe book. Overall, it was a wonderful book with two sweet epilogues that are sure to warm your heart.
Sweet, sexy and fun
By Boundless Book Reviews
Chase, Oh Chase how I adore you. You can not put Josie in a compartment. Because Josie is everything you would ever want and need.
Full Package, is sweet, sexy, and fun. These two together are adorable. Lauren is really making it hard to just love one couple out of these romantic comedies. She takes these ideas, maybe they’ve been used before. But she makes them her own. Their hilarious, with a touch of sweet, and a mixture of sexual attention. The perfect recipe!
I loved how Chase and Josie were. Reading this book, was like being the fly on the wall. Chase has been best friends with Josie forever. She’s a super sweet chick and just ballsy in the bedroom. You can’t just think that you’re just going to move in with someone and nothing will happen. Especially, when the attraction goes both ways.
I read this pretty fast and I was trying to take my time. I knew the moment I got it, I would gobble it up in a few hours. So I would continue to go back, just sit there and eye my kindle. Like it was calling me to finish lol. I’m just loving these stories!
Overall, of course, I give it Five Boundless Stars. Each story touches me in some way and I root for all of these characters....Lissa
Loved It! ❤️
God I love this series it just gets better! 😍
Just like all she writes this was delicious. Loved these sweet gentle characters and look forward to reading more in this series.
This book was well worth the wait. It is sweet, sexy (very sexy), hot doctor and a sexy baker. In a lot of spots laughed out loud but certainly not during the sexy scenes! Lauren is just the best in this genre.
Take the time to enjoy this cute sweet sexy story. Only wish I had my own Dr in the house
This book is fantastic! Sweet, hot and sexy! A delicious friends to lovers treat!
Wyatt and Nick's lil sister - 5+++++ stars
A Review of Full Package by Lauren Blakely
Wyatt and Nick's lil sister - 5+++++ stars
If you have read any of Ms. Blakely's books regarding the Hammer twins, then you will have met Josie. She is their little sister and owns Sunshine Bakery, which she took over from her parents. Then we have the history of this apartment — it has been home to several of Ms. Blakely's characters. Mr. Barnes owns the apartment, where Charlotte used to live until she moved out to live with Spencer. Mr. Barnes then let Wyatt turn the one bedroom apartment into a two bedroom place (making both rooms very small) for Natalie and Josie to live together. Since Natalie married Wyatt and moved out, Josie has been looking for a new roommate to help her with the bills.
Chase Summers went to college with Wyatt (at the tender age of sixteen, since he skipped two grades) and met Josie in their junior year of college, when Wyatt brought him home for the holidays. He is a first year ER doctor after spending a year doing Doctors Without Borders in Africa. He has considered Josie his best friend since meeting her and they kept in touch when he was in Africa. He is now looking for an apartment, but his leasing agent has been dragging her feet about finding him a place and just made a pass at him to stay with her and her husband as a boy toy.
When they finally make the connection that they could be roommates, they are both excited, but anxious at the same time. Josie doesn't want to take a chance on messing up their friendship and Chase doesn't know if he can deal with other guys hanging out with her in the apartment. They decide to give it a try and one thing leads to another and they become more than just friends. What happens when things get out of hand? Will they be able to see what is right in front of their noses or will they destroy a beautiful friendship? This was SUCH a GREAT storyline and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing characters that I loved from other stories hanging out in this one and getting to see more about their lives as well. Looking forward to the next book in the series!
**Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**