Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy. Standalone.
WOW!!! What a way to start 2016! I can guarantee you you that Big Rock by Lauren Blakely will be on my Best of 2016 list and I haven’t even done my 2015 list yet. Seriously, I absolutely LOVED this book! I never have time for re-reads, but I may need to re-read this one (I’m hoping it comes out on audio so I can re-listen).
Big Rock has me on page one of the prologue.
“My dick is fucking awesome. But don’t just take my word for it. Consider all its accomplishments. First, let’s start with the obvious one. Size. Sure, some people will tell you that size does not matter. You know what I’ll tell you? They lie. You don’t want a tiny diamond on your finger when you can have three carats. You don’t want a one-dollar bill when you can have a Benjamin. And you don’t want to ride a miniature pony when you can saddle up on a rock-star cock at the rodeo of your pleasure.”
Spencer sounds like a cocky asshole, right? The thing is, he’s confident, he’s rich, he’s New York’s eligible bachelor…but he’s also a GOOD GUY. Really! He’s loyal to his family and wants to help his dad in any way possible. His dad is trying to sell their 5th Avenue jewelry store (think Tiffany) so he can retire and spend time traveling with his wife. Since both of his kids have their own careers, he’s looking for a buyer, but the one they have is very conservative. Spencer’s playboy status just won’t cut it. So to save the deal for his dad, he blurts without thinking that those days are behind him, because he is engaged. To his best friend and business partner.
“Ouch. I’ve just handcuffed my favorite appendage for the next few weeks. But that’s okay. I can do this. I can pretend to be engaged. I can put my dick on ice. So to speak.”
Charlotte, his beautiful best friend and business partner agrees to go along with the ruse because she has an ex that won’t back off. Saying she’s engaged to the big hot guy is enough to get rid of any guy. But as soon as they have to really pretend, things start to change.
“Charlotte is kissing me.
On the streets of New York.
Her lips on mine.
She tastes fantastic.”
As much as he tries to fight it, his dick knows what it wants, and it’s Charlotte.
Big Rock was told entirely from Spencer’s point of view. I love a good male POV book that isn’t related to another book and this was done perfectly. There was little angst, lots of smiles, amazing sex, dirty talking and many laugh out loud moments!
- Despite a cocky (literally) hero, he was genuinely a good guy.
- Had me giggling and smiling throughout.
- I fell for both the heroine and the hero and his family.
- No unnecessary drama just for drama sake.
- Oh boy can Spencer dirty talk!
- The sex….mmmmm…the sex. Spencer is ALL ABOUT pleasing the woman.
- As soon as I finished I wanted to start it all over again.
- Absolutely NOTHING. I wouldn’t change a thing.
The Down and Dirty:
Big Rock by Lauren Blakely is literally a PERFECT book for me. I read to be happy and this book made me happy in so many ways! It was sweet, romantic, sexy, funny, hot as hell, a male point of view, and I loved all of the characters. It honestly scares me that this was my first read of 2016 because I can’t imagine it getting much better than this. Not only am I sure that Big Rock will be on my best of 2016 list already, but this will be an all-time favorite. Lauren Blakely has a big new fan in me!
Rating: 5+++++ Stars, 4.75 Heat
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