I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on January 22, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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. But 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?
Who will enjoy Big Rock by Lauren Blakely? Fans of sexy romances. Fans of laugh your ass off romances. Fans of best friends to lovers romances. Fans of Emma Chase, Alice Clayton and Christina Lauren will easily enjoy Spencer and Charlotte’s story.
How should readers experience Big Rock? AUDIOBOOK! OH. MY. GOD. AUDIOBOOK! I came for Sebastian York and stayed for the story. Sebastian’s voice and Lauren’s writing are a rock star team! I’m not saying that you won’t enjoy Big Rock if you read it but you are missing out on a great performance if you don’t listen. Sebastian is the best narrator for romances told through the guy’s POV and he delivers a grade A performance for those heroes that are all smart-ass and cocky. The man’s voice has swagger!
I went into Big Rock thinking this was going to be another man-whore turned good guy. Well, Spencer was kind of man-whore but he wasn’t an asshole, he was already a good guy. Charlotte is not the quite and shy friend that’s been mooning over her best friend for years. She’s a sexy and smart business owner (partners with Spencer). I have a feeling these two both have been mooning over each other for years and it took a fake engagement to help them realize it.
Lauren Blakely took the “girl next door” friends to lovers romance and added HOT sex and laugh-your-ass-off humor making Big Rock a must read/listen to romance lovers everywhere.
Big Rock is a stand-alone romantic comedy but there’s a follow-up of sorts Mister Org@sm, a book that features supporting characters (Spencer’s sister and his male best friend) that are introduced in Big Rock. I can’t wait to read their story. And I hope that it’s on audio and that York is the narrator.
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.
Why? Because bigger is better. It’s more fun. Ask any woman who’s ever had to utter the dreaded words, “Is it in yet?”
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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