Review: BIRTHDAY SUIT by Lauren Blakely

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Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
Publication Date: January 17, 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

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!


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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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