Big Rock by Lauren Blakely – BECKY’S REVIEW

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WHY I READ IT

Lauren Blakely’s promo videos for Big Rock were hilarious and that blurb was awesome. Plus, I was given an advanced reader’s copy.

WHAT I RATED IT

4 stars

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

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?

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BECKY’S REVIEW

If you’ve been looking for that perfect read in between all of those tear-jerking, gut-wrenching, emotional stories, then Big Rock by Lauren Blakely is what you’re after. It’s a cute friends-to-lovers tale about a playboy who suckers his best friend (who just so happens to be female) into posing as his fiance.

The best thing about Big Rock is that it’s told from the male point of view. Spencer narrates this tale and while he’s very cocky and confident, he’s also very sweet and totally into his family. Spencer is a refreshing male character because of his devotion to his family. The whole reason why he concocts the fake fiance scheme is to help out his dad who wants to retire and sell the family business. Who doesn’t love a guy that’s a little bit cocky but would also do anything for his dad?? Me, said no woman ever. He’s also a refreshing voice and a trustworthy narrator. As the reader, I trust the observations that he’s providing not just because they’re witty, but because I feel like I know Spencer on some level, or know someone like him. We all have that one friend who provides us with his/her witty commentary on life. That’s Spencer.

Spencer’s best friend Charlotte is also refreshing because she’s in the role that is typically reserved for the man. She’s using Spencer just as much as Spencer is using her. Charlotte needs Spencer’s ruse to shake loose a clingy ex-boyfriend who reappears in her life like unwanted junk mail. Spencer and Charlotte have also played this fake fiance game before but for shorter periods of time. It’s how they bail out each other from falling prey to unwanted advances. But this time, the game is extended and Lauren Blakely gives them plenty of obstacles to overcome, throwing them into situations that force Spencer and Charlotte to grow closer and more intimate.

The plot line isn’t entirely unique and the ending is predictable; I’m sure you can guess how it ends. I will say that Lauren Blakely does provide her readers with a few twists but nothing totally shocking. Big Rock is a sweet, funny story that readers will find refuge in after countless tear-jearkers or heart-rippers.

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