Big Rock by Lauren BlakelyBig Rock by Lauren Blakely
Published January 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
four-half-stars
Format: eBook
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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&$k.
You might think I'm an as%*$le. 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 hell have I gotten myself into with this…big rock?

It’s been a while since I read Big Rock, so apologies if my review is a bit on the short side.

Spencer Holiday is what you could call a self-proclaimed playboy, and the heir of a jewellery store mogul, but has chosen not to take over the family business, and instead, has opened a bar with his (girl) friend (not girlfriend) Charlotte Rhodes. Yet, his father is about to retire and is looking to sell of the jewellery store. The one and only buyer in the game however, is a stickler for value and morality, and does not enjoy Spencer’s overly public hump’n’dump’em antics.

“I am twenty-eight, single, rich, hot, and a gentleman. Like it’s a surprise I get laid.”

In order to help his father and make sure the deal goes through, Spencer and Charlotte fake a relationship and an engagement that should make it appear that Spencer is finally settling down. But what if the lines between pretend and true feelings are becoming blurred?

“This is what friends do for each other. They pretend they’re going to marry you when you need them to. Right?”

This was my first Lauren Blakely read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a tad predictable, but didn’t make the characters any less likeable. And even though Spencer acted like a D sometimes, and is the poster child for the reformed player, he was a sweetheart. After all he did take great care of his friend Charlotte, but was definitely a bit slow to comprehend that what he was feeling towards her was more than just brotherly.

“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.”

Big Rock was laced with the just right amount of humour and steam, which in my mind was a winning combination. Add that to a male-only POV, and you have a definite bookshelf keeper!

Detailed Rating
Storyline
4 Stars
Characters
5 Stars
Writing
5 Stars
All the feels
4.5 Stars
Overall: four-half-stars