Big Rock by Lauren Blakely – REVIEW

Big Rock

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It’s not just the motion of the ocean, ladies. It’s definitely the SIZE of the boat too.

And I’ve got both firing on all cylinders. In fact, I have ALL the right assets. Looks, brains, my own money, and a big cock.

You might think I’m an asshole. I sound like one, don’t I? I’m hot as sin, rich as heaven, smart as hell and hung like a horse.

Guess what? You haven’t heard my story before. Sure, I might be a playboy, like the NY gossip rags call me. But I’m the playboy who’s actually a great guy. Which makes me one of a kind.

The only trouble is, my dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I’ve got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancée for the next week. Charlotte’s up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock.

And pretty soon all this playing pretend in public leads to no pretending whatsoever in the bedroom, because she just can’t fake the kind of toe-curling, window-shattering orgasmic cries she makes as I take her to new heights between the sheets.

But I can’t seem to fake that I might be feeling something real for her.

What the fuck have I gotten myself into with this…big rock?

BIG ROCK is a standalone, dirty romance novel written from the guy’s POV by NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…


4 Stars

I went into this book unsure about Spencer and the male POV, but almost immediately I fell for Spencer. He was so much more that an egotistical arrogant ass that the synopsis made him out to be and he is what makes this story stand out in the end.

My Thoughts

The prologue almost had me putting this book down, but I am happy I kept reading. Right away we get to meet Charlotte. She is Spencer’s long time friend and business partner. They are really close but have never crossed that line and that is part of what makes this book so fun.

Early on we meet Spencer’s family and find out that in order for his dad to sell the family jewelry business he needs Spencer to tone down his manwhore ways. He takes this one step further and pretends that he is in a relationship with his best friend and then goes even further by pretending that they are getting married.

He springs this all on Charlotte, who takes it surprisingly well. She is dealing with a clingy ex that doesn’t take no for an answer and keeps trying to win her back. She uses Spencer to finally kick him to the curb. But once he kisses her to get the point across they can’t keep their hands off of each other. She revels in teasing him under the guise of making them more comfortable around each other to make their engagement more believable. He fights his attraction to Charlotte, until she turns the tables on him and suggests they become friends with benefits…

From here out the book is a fun surprise of sweet, sexy and steamy. As these two best friends realize that there may not be a way to go back to “normal” once some lines are crossed, we get to see several aspects of Spencer that make this book go from 3 stars to 4.5 stars. I am not a fan of male POV in past books, but Lauren Blakely has converted me. I highly recommend this Big Rock that packs a big punch and has it all.

A review copy was provided by InkSlinger PR for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

Charlotte and I can both appreciate each other’s appearance. That’s one of the great hallmarks of our friendship. I can acknowledge she is a babe, and she can do the same with me, and we’re still good.

“Friends don’t let friends eat gummi bears alone. I’ll bring the bears.”
“I’ll eat the green ones for you.”
She shudders. “Hate the green ones.”

“Are you trying to seduce me?” I ask as I walk over to her.
“Yes,” she whispers, her voice feathery. “Is it working?”

I can handle this. I’m not tempted at all by my best friend. My dick, however, begs to differ, the traitorous prick.

My dick is f*cking awesome. But don’t just take my word for it. Consider all its accomplishments. First, let’s start with the obvious one. Size. Sure, some people will tell you that size does not matter. You know what I’ll tell you? They lie. You don’t want a tiny diamond on your finger when you can have three carats. You don’t ant a one- dollar bill when you can have a Benjamin. And you don’t want to ride a miniature pony when you can saddle up on a rock- star at the rodeo of your pleasure

She’s an angel that has come to sin with me

Any man who is friends with a woman has taken the old imagination out for a stroll to Kissing Avenue, then Lovers Lane, then Fucking Street.

What the fuck am I supposed to do with this erection? Hammer some nails? Bang some wood? This is like a punishment erection. It’s got it’s own blood supply.

Buy Links

Big Rock : Amazon  •  Barnes and Noble  •  IBooks

About the Author

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In January, she’ll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign)

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