Published by EverAfter Romance on January 6th 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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.
I can pretty much sum up my review in five words. I. Effing. Loved. This. Book. I wasn’t sure I would like it because I’m not into covers with mostly naked men—shocking, I know. I always feel like they’re overcompensating for a small…plot. And really the basis of the story isn’t anything deep or even original. Best friends pretend to be a couple, but eventually they cross the line between pretending and genuinely feeling something more. The End. Right? Except not so much in this case.
In this story the playboy, Spencer, isn’t a douche. He’s just a genuinely a nice guy that tries to do the right thing for those he loves. His cockiness is humorous, and he’s hot as hell both in and out of the bedroom. Sorry hubby, but if Spencer was real and polygamy was legal, I’d totally marry him in a heartbeat.
There’s a reason—albeit a rather impulsive and excessive one—for their ruse. I liked that there’s a quick-ish buildup of sexual tension, but not an abrupt let’s have sex because I’m suddenly in love with you transition. Spencer knows the stakes are fairly high if their arrangement ends badly because Charlotte is not only his best friend, she’s also his business partner.
I’ve got to say I adored Charlotte. It’s wonderful to have a smart, sexy, and honest heroine. There’s no b.s. or melodrama with her, and Spencer doesn’t play any games either. They are straightforward with their feelings, and those emotions spill over into some off the charts chemistry. They seriously heat up the sheets, but there’s also a lot of playfulness between these longtime friends that had me smiling from ear to ear. The side plot involving Spencer’s dad and his business deal is entertaining as well.
The story is told entirely by Spencer, and I have to give a shout out to Lauren Blakely for writing from the male point of view so convincingly. This friends to lovers romance has heart, heat, and humor. It’s a refreshing twist on a common trope, and it hit all the right notes with me.
Recommended for fans of:
Male POV stories
Friends to lovers romance
Lighthearted romantic comedy
Steamy sexy times