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Author: Lauren Blakely

Book: Big Rock

tl;dr recommendation: Big Rock is big fun! 4.5 stars!

Book Summary:

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.

Longer Review:

Holy Cock! Lauren Blakely does it again with humor, sweetness and scorching sex. The ease with which she writes is unbelievable. This book is at times hilarious but also endearing.

Spencer is an arrogant manwhore, who made a name for himself by creating a dating app that women actually want to use. However, that’s not his only claim to fame. He opened a series of sports bars with his college best friend, Charlotte. They’re partners, they’re best friends, and they’re off limits – to each other.

Spencer’s a complicated guy though. See, he’s actually NICE. He may be cocky (and let me tell you, he certainly has reason to be) he also really cares about his family and friends – and he treats the women he casually sees with respect. So when the opportunity arises for him to help his dad out by being a Family Man, he takes the bait.

What comes next is a hilarious week of a pretend relationship between two best friends who never crossed the line. I assure you they make that jump…and they make it hard. They’re so perfectly matched in every way. Charlotte’s no pushover, and there isn’t a whole lot of emotional angst, which I LOVED.  It does get a teeeeeensy bit on the cheesetastic side at the end for me but I shall forgive it because, Spencer.

Spencer’s tone is arrogant yet edged with kindness and I couldn’t help but love him as he suddenly began to see what was right in front of him. The back and forth banter, friendly movie watching and more-than-friendly kisses make this book a solid win. Big Rock is big fun! 4.5 stars!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]