Review: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

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Review: Big Rock by Lauren BlakelyBig Rock
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 244 (Kindle)
Release Date: January 6, 2016
Source: Purchased
Purchase: AmazonTBD (affiliate link)

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?

4 Stars

Big Rock is a friends to lovers, fake relationship turned real, sexy Romance! Spencer and Charlotte have been friends since college, and now they’re also business partners. On top of that, they occasionally pretend to be the other’s boy/girlfriend to ward off unwanted advances. Except now, a misunderstanding during a business lunch has Spencer engaged to Charlotte. He didn’t mean for it to happen, but he knows that dropping his playboy image will help his father with this business deal. Luckily, Charlotte agrees to the charade, but she has a proposal of her own.

Big Rock is told entirely from Spencer’s POV. He’s super cocky, but he’s also likeable. He knows what he’s good at and what he’s got going on, but he’s not a jerk. And he really is a great friend to Charlotte, and he gets along with his family! That’s sadly quite rare but also refreshing. Spencer just wants to help his father, and hopes he and Charlotte can pull this off. As for what she wants in return, well, Spencer is hesitant at first. Sex with your best friend cannot end well, but they have some off the wall chemistry! Holy sexy times, Batman!

I really enjoyed Big Rock. It’s a pretty standard Romance novel, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I loved the characters and of course it uses my favorite trope so I was all in! I’m also glad that there was no unnecessary drama thrown in just for the sake of drama. Lies always catch up with you, as it does with Spencer and Charlotte. But it was all handled realistically and the ending was very sweet.

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