REVIEW: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

Big Rock will take you to a spin in this hilariously funny story packed with heat, arrogance and friends-to-lovers feels wrapped in an outstanding male POV that is so uniquely and tastefully Lauren Blakely.

big-rockAuthor: Lauren Blakely
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Rating: 4/5
Source: ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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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.

Big Rock is about a well-hung dude, Spencer Holiday, who had so much fun using his most prized possession because well, he knows how to work it. That’s not the only thing he’s amazing at though. Apart from being tagged as NYC playboy, he’s also a genius businessman, owns a bar with his best friend Charlotte, can switch personas like a chameleon, raised well by his parents, all-around good guy, really, and has a big mouth that he never thought would cause him so much trouble. Spencer Holiday is the epitome of a perfect guy—only being a playboy put him on a disadvantage when a need to be the perfect son of his parents arises.

Charlotte, whom I love with all my heart, is best buds with Spencer. She’s the perfect woman and I feel so sorry for her that she fell for a douche (not Spencer by the way). The friendship between Charlotte and Spencer is really something special that they act as a couple when a situation at the bar calls for it. But none of them were prepared for what came in to them. That’s all because of Spencer’s big, fat, mouth. The other day they were just best friends, the next day they knew they were engaged. Already.

I was so glad though that the engagement happened—even when it’s just for show—because I found out just how vulnerable Spencer was around Charlotte, whom I learned was also a superwoman. (Go, girl!) Their friendship’s foundation was something solid that there was no awkward moments when acting their parts. They even called each other very ugly names because they were Spencer and Charlotte. That’s how they roll. They were very cute and adorable, I want to smack their heads together. Not sure if I want to kill Spencer for denying Charlotte at some point but I get that their friendship is very important to him. Until everything snapped and they fell into the more-than-friends zone and there was no turning back. That zone was freaking burning and knowing Spencer, he’d do more than just burn it. One of my favorites was when Spencer followed Charlotte in the restroom. They didn’t do bathroom sex but, but, but! That scene was freaking hot!

It took some time for Spencer to realize what he felt for Charlotte because he didn’t do feelings… and he suddenly turned into a douche, too. So it was just so heartbreaking because at some point, I got confused if they were still pretending or not. But basing on how it all played out and Spencer still got a dick so he acted like one, I’m all for Charlotte in this book. But Spencer being Spencer and he never does things halfheartedly, it was absolutely stunning to see how he won Charlotte over. For real, this time.

I loved that Spencer can be swoon-y when he wanted to and only with Charlotte. I loved that he owned up to his mistakes. And I loved that he risked being rejected by the only woman he loved because he knew that it was a speak now or forever hold your peace situation.

You will love Spencer, you will want to smack him in the head, you will probably laugh out loud with his cockiness and you will want him for yourselves by the end of the book. Because really, who doesn’t want a big cock—I mean, rock, wrapped around her finger, right?

I really enjoyed Big Rock but in some ways I also felt it lacked at the feels department. But that’s OK because this is a light read. I guess, I was just expecting something… new. (Well, apart from it being told on a guy’s POV okay.) Perhaps… something unexpected, even. It was neatly ended, though, that you will be screaming for more Spencer and Charlotte even when it already has an added bonus. So if you’re into reading a hot book with less drama and complication, and will make you laugh out loud, then by all means one-click Big Rock right now because it’ll get the job done!

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