Big Rock (Big Rock #1) by Lauren Blakely

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
Series: Big Rock #1
on January 6, 2016
Pages: 235
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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 c*&k.
You might think I'm an a*&hole. 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…

Here’s the thing. I love reading romance. Sometimes I go for vanilla easy ones, then maybe some NA, then i need some smut, so I turn the heat on with menage, m/m and other yummy stuff like that. But the transition from one type to another is difficult, especially rating wise. For example, my last book was 5 ★ of pure menage hotness Travis. What do I read next? Will it seem boring? Will it seem too plain?
So what do I do when I find the perfect book for my “transition”? I jump up and down, thank the Gods, thank me for my inspiration to pick it up, thank the author for being amazing and making my life easier and more fun and try to write a short review to convince you to go buy it and read it ASAP.

Lauren Blakely’s Big Rock just did all that for me.

When you pick your next read from your TBR list:
with a cover like this one (seriously, why did I leave it there for so long???)

with a blurb like this one and then you open it and the first thing you read, under prologue is:

My dick is fucking awesome.”

There nothing much more left to say.
Actually, I could tell you how hard I laughed reading it from things like

Is that what you call me as your fiancee? Babe? Or is it sweetheart? Or something else? Snookums? Honey bear? Sweet cheeks? Snuffaluffagus?”

or

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.”

This whole book, written from his POV for a change, is hilarious.
I could also tell you that even if he (as is the hero, Spencer) might seem the cockiest sonuvabitch ever, I found him actually funny, whip smart, caring, protective and a serious turn on with his dirty talk and internal blabbering. Also a little bit adorable. 🙂

The story is super simple: Spencer’s father is about to sell his company (think Tiffany’s) and the buyer is a sexist chauvinistic pig. Due to a misunderstanding and a moment of stupidity, Spencer announces his engagement to his best friend and business partner, Charlotte. They need to play the role of a happy couple for about a week, to help his father closing the deal. As you can imagine, the step from friends to lovers is incredibly small, since they’ve known each other forever.

Not an original idea, but a super fun pink fairytale to read. I enjoyed it immensely. The banter between Spencer and Charlotte was the best.
One more thing. Even if it borders all the cliches in a rom-com, trust me, you’ll still love it.
Even if you’ll predict how things will play out, you won’t put it down.