Big Rock by Lauren Blakely ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@LaurenBlakely3)

It's been a long time since I've read a book by Lauren Blakely, so I decided to listen to Big Rock! And I just love getting a book from a male's perspective, and what better voice to listen to but Sebastian York!!
Big Rock
Title: Big Rock
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 22nd 2016 (first published January 6th 2016)

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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.

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?

Ahhh... fake relationships! They are one of my favourite storylines! And what better relationship to fake, than one with your best friend, right? You and I both know it's going to turn into something more, but it was the journey that was fun for me, and Lauren Blakely is a master of romance, and she showed me why in this read!

Big Rock is told from the male perspective of Spencer Holiday, the overly confident playboy who knows how to treat a woman. It made me giggle at the beginning, listening to him like he's god's gift to the female species, but along the way, I got to know him better and could see little changes occur after spending so much time with Charlotte.

Charlotte was just what Spencer needed, and although their arrangement helped both of them avoid sticky situations, it didn't take long to see they were developing stronger feelings for one another. They've been friends for so long and the sexual tension was ready to combust! I liked meeting Spencer's family members as well, especially his sister Harper because they had such a fun laid back relationship.

The narration was done by Sebastian York, and if you don't know who that is, you MUST listen to one of his reads. He has that deep, seductive voice that any girl would love to listen to. Along with York's narration, it's Blakely's story telling that also hooked me to the story. I enjoyed the world build up and meeting the characters she created. I need to get my hands on Mister O, because those glimpses of Harper have made me want to get to know her better! 

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***


These moments were so sweet and amusing! I just had to share! 


 “What do you want?”
A real kiss. I want to know how my fiancé kisses for real. Not just a soft little kiss on the street.”
A real kiss. Are you sure?”
Yes. Why wouldn’t I be sure? You’re not a horrid kisser, are you?” Her hand flies to her mouth. “Oh my God. That’s it. You kiss in some weird way,” she says as she takes her hand off her mouth.
That just earned you serious proof of the opposite. Because I promise you, I will kiss you in the only way you should be kissed.”
What way is that?”
I gaze into her eyes, move my hips against her thigh so she can feel more of me, then say, “A real kiss should get you wet.”

Kindle Arc 739

We just need a few ground rules,” I say.
Yes. Ground rules. Like no anal, right?”
Um. That wasn’t really on my list, but I can live with that restriction,” I say with a laugh.

Kindle Arc 1546

Originally inspired by YA Bound
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy-five times, and she's sold more than 1.5 million books. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone hit romances like BIG ROCK, MISTER O, WELL HUNG, FULL PACKAGE and THE SEXY ONE. In February she'll release THE HOT ONE, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter






Other reviews featuring Lauren Blakely
No Regrets series
The Start of Us #0.5
The Thrill of It #1

Every Second with You #2
Caught Up In Love series
Caught Up in Us #1








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