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Review: The Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

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Big Rock - coverIt’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 cock.

You might think I’m an asshole. 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?

BIG ROCK is a standalone, dirty romance novel written from the guy’s POV by NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely.



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.


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.

Why? Because bigger is better. It’s more fun. Ask any woman who’s had to utter the dreaded words, “Is it in yet?”

No woman has ever had to ask me that.

You’re probably wondering by now—just how big is it? C’mon. A gentleman doesn’t tell. I may fuck like a god, but I’m still a gentleman. I’ll open your door before I open your legs. I’ll hold your coat for you, I’ll pay for dinner, and I’ll treat you like a queen in and out of bed.

But I get it. You want an image in your mind. A measurement in inches to make your mouth water. Fine. Imagine this. Picture your fantasy-sized cock; mine’s fucking bigger.

Moving on to looks. Let’s be honest. Some dicks are just motherfucking ugly. I won’t get into all the reasons why. You know what they are, and for now, when it comes to my best asset, all I want you thinking about are these words: long, thick, smooth, hard. If the Renaissance masters were carving sculptures of cocks, mine would be the model for all of them.

But honestly, none of this would matter if my dick didn’t possess the most important attribute of all.


Ultimately, a man’s dick should be measured by the number of orgasms it delivers. I’m not talking about the solo flights. That’s cheating. I’m talking about the Os that can make a woman’s back arch, her toes curl, her windows shatter, her world rock.

How much pleasure has my dick wrought? I don’t kiss and tell, but I’ll leave you with this. My dick has a perfect track record.

That’s why it fucking sucks that he has to go on hiatus.


Let’s just cut to the chase – Lauren Blakey’s Spencer Holiday is one of the most hilarious, charming, delightfully horny characters this reader has come across — ever.

In her novel, The Big Rock, author Blakely gifts the reader with a male POV narrative that will make you laugh out loud until you snort (this reader did).

Spencer Holiday has it all — born into money, he’s a young and successful entrepreneur. Additionally, Mother Nature has blessed Spencer with stunning good looks, a hot bod and, most importantly, a big rock. Yup, the Gods have blessed Spencer and he knows it.

He’s a cocksman par excellence, but not cocky about that fact.  Spencer takes pride in his expertise — he gets just as much enjoyment from properly wining, dining and bedding the ladies as they do on the, er, receiving end of things. You see, Spencer has a moral code of his own:

“The first rule of dating is this — always pleasure the woman first, then ideally a second time before you get yours in. The next two are equally simple — don’t get attached, and never, ever be a douche.” (Kindle loc 139 of 2766)

Kudos to Blakely for writing an incredibly likable character who is essentially living the life of a manwhore but really isn’t whorish one bit. Spencer Holiday is absolutely sincere in his beliefs and actions — he really is a good guy who not only likes to treat the ladies very well, but also has a great deal of respect for women in general. After all, his best friend and business partner is a woman.

Enter Charlotte — blond hair, brown eyes, she’s gorgeous and brainy. Charlotte and Spencer became best buds back in college. A dynamic couple already, they made a pact to forego the “benefits” part of the equation, thereby securing the friendship forever. Spencer and Charlotte truly have each other’s backs.

Together, they open up a trendy bar in the Big Apple, aptly named “The Lucky Spot”. Life is good for both Spencer and Charlotte until one day a Holiday family issue causes Spencer and Charlotte to take up the ruse of a fake engagement.

What ensues is pretty much a predictable rom-com, but give the author, Lauren Blakely credit: Spencer Holiday is one of those genuinely, memorable characters that tend to take up residence in a reader’s mind.

With a great touch, Blakely has taken a common plot theme and crafted it into a witty, erotic story that will leave you both laughing and horny at the same time. It’s very well written, and cover-to-cover, The Big Rock is a five-star ride.


*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.”


This hysterical and addictive standalone can be bought everywhere!! Go forth and laugh, swoon and fan yourself into the New Year with this dirty, sexy romantic comedy told from the male POV!

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Author PhotoLauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and fifteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her new adult forbidden romance, 21 Stolen Kisses, hit e-readers in May and landed on the USA Today Bestseller list. In January, she’ll release BIG ROCK, a standalone contemporary romance sure to make you swoon. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).



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