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Full Package by Lauren Blakely

Full Package - Lauren Blakely

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

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.

Initial Thoughts
This book is falling somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me right now. It was really quite predictable but still enjoyable. I will admit that I bought this audiobook largely because of the narrator. Sebastian York does a great job but this story is just so similar to other books that I have listened to him narrate. I may end up rounding up to 4 stars after I think about it for a few days.

Book source: Audible purchase