Friday, July 21, 2017

Audiobook Review - Full Package by Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

Full Package by Lauren Blakely
Narrated by Sebastian York
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
Publication Date: January 9, 2017
Date Read: July 14, 2017
Length:  6 hours 6 minutes
Source: Audible Purchase
★★★★☆
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 500 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?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her
My Review

I liked this book.  I decided to buy this book during a recent Audible sale because it sounded like fun and Sebastian York was listed as the narrator.  I knew that this would be a great book to listen to when I was in the mood for something fun and sexy.  I ended up listening to this book for hours at a time and finished it within a few day.  It wasn't a life changing read or anything but I had fun with it.

This story is told from Chase's point of view.  Chase is an emergency room doctor at one of the local hospitals.  He has been best friends with Josie's older brother for years and has always spent a lot of time with Josie.  Chase and Josie have become great friends themselves so when Josie has an opening for a roommate and Chase needs a place to live the answer seems obvious.

They are great together as roommates but Chase soon realizes that he wants something more from Josie.  He decides not to act on it because their friendship is too valuable to risk.  Of course, things take a turn and they become more than friends.  I liked these characters as a couple and thought they had great chemistry. They really just seemed to belong together.

My only real complaint with this book was that it was too predictable.  There were literally no surprises.  And I like surprises.  The story felt so similar to other things that I have read which took some of the fun out of the whole experience.  I just felt like this was a story that really could have used some kind of element that could set it apart from other books.

Sebastian York did a fantastic job with the narration.  He does such a great job with this kind of book.  He really made Chase's character come to life.  He also handled all of the other voices in the story, including Josie, very well.  Everything in the story felt very natural with his narration.  This narrator is one of the main reasons that I bought this audiobook and I thought his performance was at the caliber that I have come to expect.

I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance.  I had a lot of fun with this book and wanted to see Chase and Josie get their happily ever after.  I plan to read more for Lauren Blakely soon.

About the Author

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor. She is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers and sixteen USA Today bestsellers. Her series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire, as well as stand-alone romances like 21 Stolen Kisses and Big Rock. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. Lauren believes life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that romantic songs promise. She lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

14 comments:

  1. It is good you were still able to enjoy, despite the predictability.

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    1. It was still a fun story and the narrator is really wonderful.

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  2. I am glad to see that this was a book you could have some fun with here!! I do need to try out this author very soon.

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    1. This is only the second Blakely book that I have read and they have both been fun.

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  3. I've not tried her or him. I don't mind an easy read but, yes, I like something to stand out or surprise me at least a little. Good time killer, though, right? :)

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    1. I would have like a bit of a surprise myself. I had a hard time deciding if this was a 3 or 4 star read.

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  4. I need to try something by her

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    1. I have enjoyed the two that I have read.

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  5. I would listen to this just for York. Loved him in all Glines' audiobooks and Tangled.

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    1. York was the main reason that I bought this one. He is such a great narrator.

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  6. I thought I had read one of her books and just realized it was someone else. I do like the light and fun romances now and then and I've yet to try this narrator. Too bad it on the bland side for you, but good that you enjoyed it overall.

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    1. I highly recommend this narrator. He does such a great job. I enjoyed it in the end.

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  7. I love this author and I have this book but I think the audiobook would be awesome. Great review, my friend. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one once you get the chance to read it. I do recommend trying the audio. This narrator is fantastic!

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