New Release + Review + Giveaway – BIRTHDAY SUIT by Lauren Blakely

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!

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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Leo Hennessy broke a cardinal rule of friendship : never fall in love with your best friend’s girl. He has been in love with Lulu Diamond for as long as he remembers. He believes he’s over her but that misconception shatters when unexpectedly sees her for the first time in 2 years. His heart aches with the same longing and he is rendered helpless in the face of the love of his life.

She was forbidden when she was with his best friend and that hasn’t changed now because Lulu is starting a new contract with his company.

Trapped in a vortex of his unrequited love and pain, can Leo keep his feelings hidden for longer? Or does fate have some other plans in store for him?

I can’t even begin to explain how much I love and adore Leo. Like I would hurt anyone who brings him pain and yes that is after fully knowing that he is fictional. I think Leo is my favourite Lauren Blakely character bar none. I was hurting for him, with him but I was also rooting so hard for his happy ever after. If there is someone who deserves to be with the love of his life, it’s Leo. He is such a pure soul in this cruel cruel World and I want to protect him AT ALL COSTS. ( unrelated but how can I get Leo for my birthday? It’s kinda important for my life. )

Lulu is everything I aspire to be as a woman. She is strong but never closed off, she knows what she wants from life and knows never to back down from her dreams. Sis gave EVERYTHING to make her relationship work but knew to put herself first and back out when it turned toxic. If I could give her a standing ovation, I would. I admire Lauren Blakely so hard for giving me a heroine I love and admire to pieces.

This story was so angst and heart breaking at times because it’s not easy to read about unrequited love especially when it’s a character you are calling madly in love with. But I had faith and I got the brilliant story and mind blowing HEA that I wanted for my Leo.

5 Stars!
~ Sonal

✦ 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 ➜

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


“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

✮✮✮ A Fabulous Birthday Present for You! ✮✮✮

Let’s celebrate the release of BIRTHDAY SUIT
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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!

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