January 17, 2019

 

Temptation never tasted so good…

What do you get when you mix a long-simmering attraction, a dangerous secret, and a swoony hero who will sweep you off your feet? BIRTHDAY SUIT—a delicious standalone forbidden romance from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely that you’re guaranteed to love! Get your copy of BIRTHDAY SUIT now!

 

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There is no rule in the Man Code as unbreakable as this: no matter how beautiful, smart, clever, and witty she is, do not—under any circumstances—fall in love with your best friend’s woman.
Yeah. So there’s that. Look, it’s not like I didn’t know I screwed up by falling for her.

Also, for the record, unrequited love sucks big time.
And, I might have cut myself some slack by now, given everything that went down in the last few years, but Lulu just walked back into my life in a big way.

***

There are three things I’ve never been able to resist—my friends, my family, and chocolate.
Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He’s been a true friend—a friend who walked through hell and back with me.
Now, I’m stepping into my new future. I didn’t expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City.
With Leo.
Suddenly, I’m looking at this man with new eyes…
But my life spun out because of a man once before, and I can’t risk my fresh start, no matter what the temptation. And Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety.
More irresistibly delicious than chocolate…

 

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Kara's Review

Birthday Suit is Lauren Blakely’s newest romcom, but with a side of emotion and chocolate. Three of my favorite things: Lauren Blakely, romance and chocolate. Yes, please! Birthday Suit is a friends to lovers, best friend’s girl romance. Only Lauren can combine so much goodness in one place. Leo fell for Lulu when he met her, but then she became his best friend’s woman. He never acted on or spoke about his feelings, just went on with his life. Mostly. Now, Lulu’s back in his life and a lot has changed over the last few years. Once he sees her all the feelings come rushing back. But he’s a gentleman and a professional and when they start to work together, they rekindle their friendship. When a New York City wide scavenger hunt sends him, Lulu and a few coworkers out into the city, he falls for her all over again. But things are different now. Could they possibly have a chance? Lulu has finally gotten her life back on track. Her business is thriving, she’s also working for Leo’s company and having so much fun reconnecting with her old friend. Solving riddles and running around Manhattan is the most fun she’s had a in a long time. She’s finally let go of her past, the guilt and the pain. Leo is back in her life and she forgot how much she missed having him around. But, now that there’s no one else around, she’s seeing a new side of Leo. Was he always this handsome? This sexy? This thoughtful? Wow. What happens when her feelings of friendship quickly move into so much more. She wants Leo. Covered in chocolate. In his birthday suit. Uh oh! She doesn’t want to find herself in the same position she was in years ago with her career. Can she find the happy balance between her love of her work and this new found love of her friend, Leo? This story! Wow. It’s full of happiness, emotion, pain, joy, sexiness, humor, riddles, friendship and chocolate. Oh, the chocolate! Lulu is adorable, fun, a little wacky and funny! Leo is sexy, thoughtful, handsome and just a really nice guy! I loved watching Leo and Lulu find themselves in each other. Enjoy being friends again. Eating delicious chocolate. Solving puzzles and falling in love!

 

Sandra's Review

Birthday Suit is Lauren Blakely’s next friends to lovers romance that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. I don’t know how the woman does it. Knocks it out of the park. I have read every word she has written and she still amazes me. Every. Single. The synopsis explains the story magnificently.
Leo has his own set of rules. Including living with no regrets. He mastered that rule. One he wished he could master? Never fall in love with your best friend’s girl. It’s torture.
Two years. It’s been two years since they were in the same city. And now they were in the same room. Surrounded by chocolate. Delicious chocolate. Chocolate that dreams are made of. And that is why they are both in this room. To make dreams come true. He is looking for the next Rising Star for a Heavenly Chocolates and she is there to pursue her dreams as a world class chocolatier. She was already well on her way as a shop owner but she needed to a new goal to set. And she found it. On accident. With a man who has been one of her best friends for ten years. Leo, Lulu, and Tripp were the three musketeers back in the good ol’ days and now Leo and Lulu are partners. In business. It has never been just the two of them. This is new territory.
Leo and Lulu’s friendship is what friendship goals are all about even with two years separating them. Now that they are in the same city, it’s like they were never apart. Except, it is different. Something feels different. Lulu starts seeing Leo in a different light. And that light? It makes his ass look amazing in suits. It makes his smile brighter. It makes her even a bit jealous. She doesn’t understand what is happening between them but it gives her hope. It also confuses her. To Leo, it’s nothing new. He has always loved her. He just doesn’t know how she would feel if she knew. Would it ruin everything?
Can they let the past go and see what their new lives can turn into?
I absolutely loved this book!!! I fell for Leo instantly. He is so sweet, smart, funny, and would do anything for Lulu. I also fell for Lulu. She is strong, colorful, beautiful inside and out, and makes some mouth-watering sounding chocolate. Together, they have the best banter, cleverness, and love for each other. It’s beautiful, sexy, and oh, so much fun. It’s also more. Obstacles.
Overall…I loved every minute of it! The writing is fantastic. The characters are lovable. The story is unique. It’s the perfect blend of emotions. I laughed, swooned, and cried. It’s full of riddles, chocolate, suits, and love. There is even a bit of mystery. I can’t wait to find out more about that.
Quotes:
He’s been both an open book and a complete enigma. Except one thing has always held true—the man can rock a suit.
“And how exactly did I look at him?” I challenge her.
“Like there’s something there that wasn’t there before.”
“Did you just go Beauty and the Beast on me?”
She laughs. “I suppose I did.”
But my resolve is steel, and Lulu is melting under my mouth.

Excerpt

~LEO~

Let’s get one thing out of the way real fast. Regret is a waste of time. I don’t believe in it—never have, never will. I try to live my life without that useless emotion.

You know those articles where the journalist asks old people what they would have done differently, and they list all sorts of stuff—be a better friend, call your mom, tell the woman you love her? You don’t want to be that person.

There’s a simple way to avoid it.

Do the good shit now.

Say yes to that crazy job offer, ask out the girl who’s out of your league, climb the mountain and kiss the sky.

You’ll thank yourself later.

But the flip side of that kind of life is this: you need some rules. A few basic guidelines to follow to navigate the potholes.

Over the years I’ve assembled my top picks. Some from experience, some from listening to others.

Allow me to share my hard-won wisdom.

  1. If you have to sniff the food in your fridge to decide if you can eat it, just toss it. You’ll be glad you did tomorrow.
  2. You can tell everything you need to know about a person by how he or she treats the waiter.
  3. Turn down that last tequila shot. Trust me on this one.
  4. If your woman sends you to the store to pick up something, get that something, not another version you think is better. Her version is always the right one.
  5. You can’t put your foot in your mouth if it’s closed.
  6. No dude ever gets in trouble while cleaning the kitchen.
  7. Don’t live to work; work to live.
  8. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
  9. Don’t get a tattoo that’s longer than your dick.
  10. Men should never wear black jeans.

That’s my list and I’m sticking to it. Those mantras have served me well. They’ve made me the man I am today—successful, wise, and satisfied.

There’s one more though. An addendum, if you will. The postscript you need to achieve a life well-lived. This ought to be so damn easy that no one makes this mistake.

Gather close.

Write it down.

Follow this one to the motherfucking letter.

No matter what, don’t fall in love with your best friend’s girl.

Too bad that ship sailed long ago for me.

 

 


✦Performed by Andi Arndt and Sebastion York, with a Full Cast including Joe Arden, RC Bray, Jason Clarke, Shane East, Dion Graham, January LaVoy, Erin, Mallon, Robin Miles, Savannah Peachwood, and Julia Whelan✦
✦ Audio ➜
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A cast of TWELVE narrators work together to deliver an unforgettable performance!”

—Yvette at Nose Stuck In a Book

“The best audiobook of 2019! Blakely has set the bar with this audio production.

—Joc, The Audio Flow Bookin Around Town

 

 

ADD IT TO YOUR GOODREADS TODAY!

 

 

“This touching tale kept me invested from start to finish. It made me feel many things, sad, happy, hopeful and… hungry. I also enjoyed the colorful support characters and hope I’ll be getting to know some of them better in a future book.”

~ Rosa Sharon, iScream Books Blog

 

“Once again I am left dazzled by Ms. Blakely’s words. Birthday Suit is a top notch romance loaded with sweetness, sexiness and heartwarming feels!! Nobody does romance quite like she does, her witty words and uniquely crafted characters are incomparable!”

~ Misty at Reds Romance Reviews

 

 

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books. In January she’ll release BIRTHDAY SUIT, in March BEST LAID PLANS and in April THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

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