The Whole Package

The Whole Package

by Marie Harte

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Overview

Vets on the Go!
They didn't plan to become heroes...

When former Marine Reid Griffith started his moving company, hiring only veterans, he just wanted to help his brother Cash adjust to civilian life. But when Cash is caught taking down a thief mid-robbery, the video goes viral. Suddenly Vets on the Go! are local heroes...and Reid's phone explodes. He needs help handling the deluge of interest—fast.

When PR expert Naomi Starr sees the news spot of a muscular vet expertly apprehending a bad guy with duct tape, she knows Vets on the Go! is just the thing to revive her career. There's just one problem. Naomi has vowed to never mix business with pleasure. Ever. Again. And tall, dark and brawny Reid Griffith is a whole package of temptation.

Veteran Movers series:
The Whole Package (Book 1)
Smooth Moves (Book 2)
Handle with Care (Book 3)

Praise for Marie Harte:
"Blends humor, heart and heat to deliver a top of the charts performance."—Night Owl Romance, 5/5 Stars, Top Pick! for Zero to Sixty
"Charming characters who can really steam up the sheets."—Booklist for Collision Course
"Harte's take on the redeemed bad boy is fresh and sexy."—Kirkus for Test Drive
"Funny, addicting, and full of hot sex scenes."—Booklist for How to Handle a Heartbreaker

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492670452
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Series: Veteran Movers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 24,081
File size: 987 KB

About the Author

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marie Harte is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether biking around town, hiking, or hanging at the local tea shop, she's constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit marieharte.com and fall in love.

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The Whole Package 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Shelley Murray 5 months ago
The Whole Package has a lot of super hot sex scenes, but for whatever reason it just didn't resonate with me. I kept waiting for the plot to happen, and it just sort of fizzled for me despite Naomi and Reid's mega-hot chemistry. I thought about DNFing this one at about the 60% mark, but there wasn't anything wrong with it and no real reason to DNF it so I stuck with it. It was just one big "Meh" for me. The Whole Package is book 1 in the Movin' On series, and can be read as a stand alone.
nelriv 8 months ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) I love Marie Hart and I enjoyed this book as I did her others.. We meet the Vets on the go when Cash and Hector are captured beating the crap out of some thieves and they were on t.v. and Reid is having a fit til he sees segmant and there business is taking off. Here comes Naomi who is a PR rep and just opened up her new PR firm since her exboyfriend fires her when she started to do better than him and she needs the business and she is going to go after Vet on the go. When Reid and Naomi take a look at each other they are instantly attracted and who wouldn't like a hot Marine?..Fun book, Enjoy!
belllla 9 months ago
Great book about ex-Military veteran Reid who is trying to run moving company with his brother and finds love with PR Naomi. Naomi wants to grove her company and finding Reids she sees perfect opportunity. At first, all is business but it soon becomes more. The attraction that boils between them soon erupts. But Reid is having family issues and so does Naomi and also she doesn't want to make the mistake from the past again. Both Naomi and Reid are great and make an amazing couple. I just didn't understand brothers POV in the book doesn't that mean that the next book will be about him? Enyoabell read. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
UpAllNightBB 9 months ago
3 Stars Review by Elizabeth Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Reid is part owner of, Vets On The Go! with his brother and cousin. Vets On The Go! specializes in moving people and hiring people that have served in the military. Naomi has recently branched out and now owns her own PR firm. When she sees Vets On The Go! on the news for a heroic act, she is determined that they need her help handling all the PR that is coming their way. Reid and Naomi are instantly attracted to one another but fight it. Typically, I love reading Military Romances because they are my absolute favorite. However, The Whole Package, was missing something. It seemed that the chemistry between Reid and Naomi was a bit forced at times. While I liked the concept of Vets On The Go! there was just way too many characters surrounding it and the plot lines. I will not say it was hard to follow but I did get confused a bit while reading it. Granted it was a good read despite having to push myself through the book. I am disappointed in myself that I could not connect with the characters to give them justice or a great review. I will be reading more of Marie Harte’s work because she is a talented author. Do not let my review stop you from reading The Whole Package. This is just my own personal opinion and your opinion could be entirely different. I encourage you to give it a shot before canceling this book out.
SherriBabb 9 months ago
This is the first book I have read by this author. I loved it and I thought it was a great start to this new series. The thing that first drew me to this book was the cover and the blurb. From the very first chapter I was drawn into this book. This book was such a great sweet funny romance. I loved Reid and Naomi. They were great together. The side characters and the journey that I found myself on while reading this book was amazing. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book. Thanks Net Galley. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.
Kristy_K 9 months ago
I threw an impromptu romance-a-thon this weekend and The Whole Package was the third book I read in my marathon. Unfortunately this one didn’t really work for me. There were many awkward parts where the characters (or the writing) felt like they were trying too hard. I did like the idea of a moving company that revolves around hiring and helping vets. But the story and characters get a solid meh from me.
Kristy_K 9 months ago
I threw an impromptu romance-a-thon this weekend and The Whole Package was the third book I read in my marathon. Unfortunately this one didn’t really work for me. There were many awkward parts where the characters (or the writing) felt like they were trying too hard. I did like the idea of a moving company that revolves around hiring and helping vets. But the story and characters get a solid meh from me.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 9 months ago
3.75 stars-- THE WHOLE PACKAGE is the first instalment in Marie Force’s contemporary, adult MOVIN’ ON erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women who work for Vets on the Go!-a moving company established to help former servicemen. This is thirty-four year old, Vets on the Go co-owner, and former Marine Reid Griffith, and thirty year old, PR expert Naomi Starr’s storyline. For fans of Marie Harte, there is a slight cross-over with characters from the author’s THE DONNIGANS series. Told from several third person perspectives including Reid, Naomi and Reid’s brother Cash THE WHOLE PACKAGE introduces the concept and characters for Marie Harte’s MOVIN’ ON series. Reid Griffith, along with his brother Cash, and their cousin Evan, own and operate Vets on the Go!, a moving company that hires former servicemen and women, as well as helping those unable to help themselves. When Cash rescues a family from a potential robbery, the entire episode is caught on film, pushing ‘Vets on the Go’ to front page news, news that brings more business than the can handle to their front door. Enter PR expert Naomi Starr, the woman with whom Reid will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Reid and Naomi, and the potential fall-out as Reid suspects Naomi has yet to let go of someone from her past. Reid Griffith, along with his brother Cash, grew up in a dysfunctional family environment, an environment pushed the brothers closer together but sins from the past, parental abuse and betrayal find the brothers struggling with the who, how and why. Meeting Naomi Starr, Reid sees something he has never had, a potential for a future and a happily ever after. Naomi Starr is the youngest in her family, and has always felt she didn’t quite measure up to her more successful siblings. Starting her own PR firm gave Naomi the chance to forget about the past, a past filled with heart break and hurt. The relationship between Naomi and Reid begins as a business arrangement when Naomi sees an opportunity for both her firm and Vets on the Go. Still reeling from a broken heart Naomi battles between head and heart when her attraction to Reid is met equally strong by the same reaction from the man with whom she will fall in love. Misunderstanding and miscommunication find our couple at odds as Reid is unable to look beyond Naomi’s past, as past that comes looking for a second chance. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotica and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful secondary and supporting characters. We are introduced to Reid’s brother Cash, and their business partner and cousin Evan, and Reid and Cash’s mother Angela; businessman and Reid’s friend Chris Jennings, Jameson’s Gym owner and former Marine Mac Jameson, and trainer Gavin Donnigan; Naomi’s equally large extended family of successful siblings, as well as the men and women, former military personnel who work for Vets on the Go! THE WHOLE PACKAGE is a story of family, friendship, secrets and lies, hurt, heart-ache and moving on. The premise is real, engaging and inspiring; the characters are sassy, sensitive and spirited; the romance is moving and arousing. THE WHOLE PACKAGE is a wonderful introduction to Marie Harte’s new series MOVIN’ ON. THE WHOLE PACKAGE is a story of family, friendship, secrets and lies, hurt, heart-ache and moving on. The premise is rea
FaeScot 9 months ago
Helping servicemen back into society, Vets On The Go, is like a bunch of cats and Reid Griffith is trying desperately to herd them. Oh this book is laugh out loud funny in parts when these guys and gals get going! Reid was a marine but quit to help his brother Cash who struggles with getting along with people. He and his brother have always been there for each other. Their Dad hated Cash, the eldest, for unknown reasons and adored Reid. Their Mom lives in fantasy preferring her soaps to her caring for her sons. Dad's now dead and and the brothers now visit Mom once a month in assisted living. The opening chapter we find the moving crew breaking up a home invasion across the street from their job, taking down the thieves. The scene is full of action, TV crew, bleeped language and police. Reid is praying Cash keeps his mouth shut and doesn't lose it in front of the cameras. Pretty much sets the tone for the book. Loved it! Vets On The Go gets lots of positive TV exposure. Reed finds he needs to be triplets to handle the PR, new clients and growing business. Enter Naomi Starr, PR expert looking to grow her small PR firm. She once worked for a powerhouse company in Seattle WA until she was fired by her immediate boss Tanner because she was doing better than him. Unfortunately they were lovers and he couldn't deal with the competition. She's now on her own and determined to NEVER mix business and love! She offers Reid her services. Unfortunately for both of them they have instant chemistry as well. They both fight it for quite a while. I love Marie's stories with the interaction between family and co-workers. She has a gift of conversation and relationships that I like reading. I get invested in her community and want to read it all. Thank you Marie and Sourcebooks for the opportunity to review this story for you.
mamalovestoread22 9 months ago
The sparks were flying between the pages of The Whole Package, this newest offering from Ms. Harte comes brimming with smoldering toe curling heat! This delightful tale introduces readers to Reid and Naomi, who are brought together by Reid's moving company Vets on the Go, which he runs with some fellow vets. It's business that draws these two together, but soon after it's the undeniable chemistry that keeps them circling on the same path. But adding romance to their business relationship could bring unnecessary drama, and neither of them have time for that, or do they? This forbidden little romance is certain to win the hearts of readers, with it's sexy former Marine starring hero, and feisty heroine their sure to discover a story that satisfies on all fronts! It brought me many moments to smile about, and the feels were a plenty...highly recommend! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
Bette313 9 months ago
I loved this story! I found the storyline fun, fresh, and I adored these characters. All of them, especially say whatever he's thinking Cash. Can't wait for his story! A moving company with all that military brawn? Yes, please! Public relations whiz Naomi Starr is determined to help Vets on the Go get their business to the next level. While Naomi has a firm no dating clients rule, Reid Griffith might be worth breaking it. Reid is focused on getting the business firmly in the black while keeping his brother Cash and the rest of the vets they employ on the straight and narrow. What he needs is a little distraction and Naomi Starr may just be what the doctor order. This is a well written book with a good storyline and nicely developed characters. Naomi is a good strong character and Reid is - well, Reid! I would definitely recommend this one.
Pokeybooboo 9 months ago
A moving company owned by Marines (once a Marine, always a Marine!) that hires vets? As the daughter and wife of career Marines, that sounded right up my alley! This was my first book by Marie Harte, so this seemed like the best one with which to start. Reid was a former Marine who started Vets on the Go! to help his brother Cash, also formerly a Marine, to better adjust to civilian life . Cash appeared on television with a co-worker when they foiled a robbery. Naomi, who formed her own PR firm after a relationship with her boss at her former company turned south, witnessed it. She thought the moving company had great potential, so she introduced herself to Reid with a sales pitch. Sparks ensued. The romance between Reid and Naomi was very steamy. Though at times they had trouble communicating, sex was never a problem. Naomi had self esteem issues that I couldn't quite comprehend. I understood that her parents and siblings were over achievers. However, Naomi formed her own successful business by herself, so I didn't quite get her insecurity. I loved the relationship between brothers Reid and Cash; their caring and fighting rang true. The story just seemed to be lacking...something. I can't quite put my finger on it. The brothers' relationship with their mother was never explained to my satisfaction. Also, a problem with a fired employee popped up rather quickly and was concluded just as quickly. If you're just looking for a fun, sexy read, you will enjoy this. The other characters were engaging enough that I will definitely check out the next installment. I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
MBurton 9 months ago
This book ticked off a lot of boxes for me. I loved Reid. He's former military, started his own business to help his brother adjust to civilian life and he treated Naomi respectfully while still showing how dirty he could get. That's pretty hot! Naomi is a very strong heroine that came close to being too much, but Reid seemed to bring her back before that every really happened. My only complaint would be is that I wish they had gotten together as a couple sooner. I wanted more of them as a couple because they were so cute together when they were just them. Honestly, his relationship with his brother was just as much as attractive as his relationship with Naomi. I loved how much they cared and protected each other. One of the things I love about Marie Harte is she does such a good job with family in her books. The main couple are important but my overall enjoyment of a book increases so much when the side characters in the form of friends and family add to the love story for me. The Whole Package had a great cast of side characters in Reid's brother and their employees within Vets on the Go. I loved all them to a point that I think it would be awesome if they each get their own book. I'm looking forward to more.
Lashea677 9 months ago
When they set out to make a difference, neither had any idea of the impact it would have on their individual lives. Harte is back with a steamy new series to heat up the bookshelves, straight from the heart. The Whole Package makes all the right moves to get under your skin. Reid's heart is in the right place when he hatches a plan to help former vets adjust to life outside the service. His idea may be great, but he needs more than that to turn it into a realistic goal. Enter Naomi Starr, his greatest professional asset, but a TKO to his heart. Could a match made in PR heaven, be a perfect fit of the heart?