Birthday Suit - Lauren Blakely

Birthday Suit

By Lauren Blakely

  • Release Date: 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 38 Ratings

Description

There is no rule in the Man Code as unbreakable as this: no matter how beautiful, smart, clever, and witty she is, do notunder 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...

Reviews

  • Birthday Suit!

    1
    By Fongoul
    I am halfway through this book and can’t continue now. I have read all of your books and am so disappointed. Too long and boring! So sorry!
  • Deliciously sexy

    5
    By KindleKat64
    This is such a deliciously fun RomCom!! (sorry blame all the chocolate) I was so completely entranced by Leo and Lulu throughout this book. Their interactions that include fun banter and riddles were adorable and made this such an entertaining story to read. Although they've known each other for many years, they were only ever friends because she was with their other friend Tripp. However, Leo has been in love with her forever. They have a wonderful ease about them and serious chemistry but will Lulu ever see him the way he sees her? Will he ever let her know how he feels? I was team Leo from moment one! He is smart, sexy, funny and extremely swoon-worthy. Lulu is also smart and sexy and has always enjoyed being around Leo, but has never really done it alone until now and never thought of him as more than a friend. Until now. That ending is amazing!!!This is a fun one for sure! I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
  • Romance and Chocolate, would could be better?

    5
    By Shelly062498
    Oh my heart! Leo! I just love him. He’s sweet, he’s sexy and so swoonworhty!!! I love how when I dive into one of Lauren’s books, I get all the feels!! This story is kind of like an old flame reignited, but still a new love story. It was unrequited love, turned into epic love. It was years of wanting and wishing, turned into reality and passion and made into something brand new. I loved getting to know these characters. Their heart, their passion, their past. The struggles they went through, how they rose above the ashes to build something they wanted. These characters have depth and multi layers. I loved seeing all the layers peeled back one by one as their story unfolded. The heartache they endured, the trials they had to overcome, but it made them strong and made them persevere and shape into the people they became. And what’s better? Lulu is a Chocolatier! What’s goes best with romance?? Chocolate!! Some of her concoctions sounds super delicious, makes me wish I could reach into my kindle and grab some! Lol. Want a taste? Dive in, you won’t regret it. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with Leo and Lulu just as much as I did!
  • Leo and Lulu captured my heart!

    5
    By GreyGirl50
    I absolutely loved this book and the entire cast of characters that surround Leo and Lulu and their love of chocolate that continually made my mouth water and I’m not only talking about the chocolate. Leo is all kinds of sexy with his playful personality and the gorgeous suits he wears but it was his hidden longing for Lulu that totally captured my heart. And how could I resist Lulu’s zany personality and her colorful curves not to mention her courage to heal from her past; a past that includes Leo and his best friend Tripp. Even Tripp managed to break my heart and that’s the beauty of a Blakely romance. All my senses come alive, I get lost in her characters and though hearts might get bruised there’s always a happy ending to bring me back for more. I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
  • Another best seller for Lauren Blakely!!

    5
    By StephanieRV
    This is Birthday Suit written by Lauren Blakely. This is a fun book. Lulu and Leo are on a scavenger hunt that starts with poetic clues of places in New York City. They share a painful past....can they find a happily ever after? How about a just-for-right-now? Or even a got-a-minute?? Join Leo, LuLu and the gang as they search for all the right answers!
  • A Chocolaty delicious read!

    5
    By Lelypop1
    Leo and Lulu have a complicated past, Lulu having married Leo’s best friend who is no longer in the picture. They reunite while working together and now is the chance for a new relationship. Lulu is dynamic, colorful and independent. Leo is a helluva nice guy. This is a delicious rom-com, with lots of yummy chocolate. Blakely’s style is quick witted repartee between her likeable and well developed characters. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
  • A special Birthday treat!

    4
    By WendyR26
    Lauren is just one of those authors for me that I know will never disappoint. Birthday Suit was an entertaining and heartfelt story. Leo and Lulu were wonderful characters. Leo thought he got rid of that unrequited love he had for Lulu. But when she reenters his life, he discovers new (and old) feelings arise. I really enjoyed this kinda second-chance romance. It was fascinating watching Leo and Lulu go through their journey. They had so much in common and I really loved their banter. I liked the glimpses of the past. It added to their story by giving a deeper level of understanding and brought their story full circle. This was a book I couldn’t put down and I was excited to see what will happen as it progressed. A story full of sweet, loving, sexy, fun, and heartfelt moments. I truly enjoyed it! I’m excited for what Lauren has coming next.
  • The Riddle of My Heart ♥️

    5
    By Bookbruin
    I absolutely LOVED Leo and Lulu’s story! I was hooked right from the start and I didn't want to put it down. This second chance-ish friends to lovers slow burn rom com was everything I love about Lauren Blakely's books and more. It was sweet and sexy, but also poignant and heartfelt. I loved the overall message of grabbing life by the horns and not waiting on your dreams. Nothing in life is guaranteed and this theme was so beautifully woven into the story. You will be hardpressed to find a hero and heroine more wonderful than Leo and Lulu. They are smart, loyal, strong, honest, and so beautifully human. I loved them individually and together and couldn't wait to unravel all the history between them. The book is told in dual POV, but also past and present as it cycles through moments in their 10 year friendship. Leo's longing was practically tangible and my heart broke for him as he buried his own feelings and happiness for that of his best friend. When a second chance presents itself, Lulu and Leo's mutual pain and concerns haunt them like a ghost, as they try to navigate their new relationship and growing feelings. I loved how each reconciled their emotions and sense of obligation to the past. The issues they face felt heartbreakingly realistic and honest. Throw in the sweetest moments with riddles, postcards, and kisses, and I was 100% sold. *swoon* I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite Lauren Blakely title and I'm positive that fans will be swooning for Leo and Lulu just as much as I am! Don't miss this one! I'm also really excited for the audiobook release of Birthday Suit and will update my review after listening.
  • I had my cake and ate it too!! Fantastic!!

    5
    By Stacyotr
    Birthday Suit was one of those books that pulls you in and keeps you there. This book is everything I love......ROMANCE and CHOCOLATE all rolled together into an unforgettable friends to lovers romance. Leo is all that is good in a man. He is successful, loyal, determined, sexy, passionate and loving. Lulu is the female version of Leo. These two along with Lulu’s ex-husband, Tripp, have been the best of friends for years. Tragic circumstances caused them to drift apart, but their love of chocolate literally had them falling back into friendship and so much more. Birthday Suit is a must read!! I’m so in love with this book!
  • 5 perfect stars

    5
    By Litljen00
    *** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it *** ** 100% spoiler-free review ** * 5 perfect stars * Lauren Blakely starts 2019 off on the right foot with an adorably funny, sexy and swoon-tastic story full of slow-burn goodness and lots of heart. This best friends-to-lovers/second chance romance will put a smile on your face and make your heart skip a beat. Infused with charming riddles throughout, Blakely takes this rom-com to the next level with characters that truly click. Leo Hennessy is all sorts of delicious perfection. Successful, handsome and driven to succeed, he has always harbored feelings for his best friend Lulu Diamond but sat on the sideline for years as his best friend married her. I loved how loyal he was to those he loved. He'd do anything for his friends, including sacrificing his own happiness. Having not seen Lulu in a while, she shows up in dramatic fashion and the two begin their slow-burn romance that builds with just the right intensity and speed. Lulu was such a fun and adorable character. Independent, strong, sweet and funny, her love for riddles was charming and I loved how that connected her to Leo. Together, these two friends have a bond that is unbreakable. As they fell for one another, I swooned something fierce! Blakely always knows the way to my heart and she hit a bullseye once again. Birthday Suit will draw you in, make your heart do a little flip and give you the perfect happily ever after ending complete with serious swoon down to the very last words of the epilogue. If anyone deserved the quintessential ending, it was Leo and Lulu. Blakely nailed this one in spades. 5 stars