Wednesday 6 January 2016

★ Lauren Blakely ★ Big Rock ★ Release Blitz & Excerpt & Giveaway ★

© Bianca Janeane

• release day: 6 January 2016
standalone RomCom
• 250 pages
5 Stars

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 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 fianc
ée 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

  Spencer is 28 years old.
Happy in his life. Happy with his finances. (He created and sold a dating app just after college!) Happy with his parents and sister. Happy with his best friend Charlotte - who he also runs three Bars with.
But the most fun he has with his sex life.
If he might say so himself, he's a genius when it comes to women. In and out of bed. But he's decades away from committing to only one woman for forever!

 Now his Dad needs him to be a nice family guy for a while, because Dad wants to retire and sell the family's jewellry-store-chain.
That's where Charlotte comes into the game. Due to some quick and stupid thinking at dinner with the buyer, Spencer announces that he's engaged!!!!

Poor Charlotte is not without her own problems....
Her idiot cheating ex is trying to win her back with weird present after present.....
Good time to be pretend-engaged to her best friend!

What will happen with Spencer & Charlotte?
Will pretending turn into love?
Or will it destroy their friendship?
Will there be a horrible Cliffhanger?

I'm not telling you that of course ☺

ok - no Cliffy ☺ it's a standalone romance!!


What a fun and romantic and adorable book!
I loved Spencer!!!
Yes, you might immediately be reminded of Drew Evans, in Emma Chase's Tangled series...BUT I loved Spencer just as much! And Charlotte is so cute too. They were perfect together as best friends and they're even better as lovers. I just adored those two.
And I also loved Spencer's sister and his best friend.... ☺☺

 BIG ROCK was a beautifully hilarious and adorable and sexy Romance! Go and one-click yourself some Spencer Holiday!!!!

and now hurry Lauren - I want to read Nick's story!!!!!

ARC received from author for an honest review

"My dick is fucking awesome."

Any book that starts with that line is going to be a winner for me!

Plus, I love a good friends-to-lovers romance, so this friends-to-fake-fiance-to-lovers just ramped the love up a bit more for me.

I don't like to compare books/authors to each other, but Big Rock really did have the feel of the Tangled series by Emma Chase, Spencer Holiday like Drew Evans.

Because bigger is better.  It's more fun.  Ask any woman who's ever had to utter the dreaded words, "Is it in yet?"

Charlotte and Spencer are perfect for each other - when they finally open themselves up to being more.  And IMO they are better together than as friends - waaaaay better (and hella sexy hot!!)

Of course there are hurdles that need to be overcome, but that is the all part of the fun that is Big Rock.

Big Rock is funny, sweet, sexy romance that I just loved from the first word to the last.  I cannot wait for the next book, Mr Orgasm, about Spencer's best friend Nick (and hopefully Spencer's sister!!)

Please Ms Blakely, don't make us wait too long!


I do my best work in the bedroom. This is completely my domain. So it should be no big deal that she asked me to wait here. But something about being in Charlotte’s bedroom is wigging me out.
            Mostly because there’s nearby nudity transpiring mere feet away.
            She’s taking a shower, and no matter how you slice them, New York apartments are approximately thimble size. Let me spell this out—wet, naked, hot woman in a ten-foot radius.
            Got it? Okay. Moving on.
            I pick up a picture frame on her sky blue bureau of the dog her parents have. A fluffy brown summa dog—some of this, some of that. I’m going to focus on this mutt. Zero in on him. Look at his tail. Check out his ears. Yup, this picture is doing the trick. It is helping me not to linger on the naked woman and how well she kisses.
            Or how much I liked it.
            Why the fuck did I like it so much?
            Of course you liked it, idiot. A pretty woman kisses you, and you’re straight—you’d be stupid not to like it. End of story. Doesn’t mean anything. Stop analyzing.
            Especially since she just turned off the shower.
            Maybe she forgot a towel. Maybe she’ll open the door a crack, and ask me to grab one for her.         
            I smack my forehead. Get it together, Holiday.
            I set down the picture, draw a deep inhale and straighten my shoulders. The door creaks open. She steps out of the bathroom wearing only a white fluffy towel wrapped above her breasts.          
            “You might be wondering why I asked you to wait in my bedroom instead of the living room,” she says, in the most matter-of-fact tone.
            I have no clue how she can be talking like we’re having a business transaction when droplets of water slide down her bare legs. But I’m a strong man. I can handle this. I’m not tempted at all by my best friend. Though my dick begs to differ, the traitorous prick.
            “The thought crossed my mind,” I say, as I lean against the bureau, striking a casual pose.
            “Because if you’re my fiancé, you need to be comfortable with me being naked,” she says with a crisp nod.
            Shit, she’s going to do it. She’s going to drop the towel. She’s going to make us practice fucking. I am the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
            Wait. No. I can’t fuck my best friend. I absolutely, positively, can’t screw Charlotte. Even if she tosses the towel on the floor and begs me to.
            I lace my fingers together behind my back, linking these twitchy hands.
            “Okay, so you’re getting naked,” I say, doing my best to imitate her cool-as-a-cucumber tone that is throwing me off big time.
            “No. It’s the idea of me naked,” she corrects.
            I give her a pointed look. “Seems to me it’s both the idea and the reality.”
            “Fine, fine. They’re one and the same, and it’s part of the debrief.”         
            “Is this the exam portion?”
            She walks past me, her arm brushing against mine before she yanks open the top drawer of the bureau. “Yes. This is the practical portion.”
            “And this is because you somehow think we’re going to be required to be naked together in front of Mr. Offerman in order to pull this off? This isn’t like some feats-of-strength style fake engagement where we have to pass certain skill sets in an obstacle course. You know that, right?”
            She nods, as she hunts around in the drawer. “I’m aware of that. I see this as more like the Newlywed game.”
            “And in this version of the game we’re quizzed on how I get used to the idea of you naked and vice versa?”
            Her breath hitches when I say that—vice versa.
            I don’t know what to make of that small gasp, or if it means something about the idea of me au naturel.
            She spins around, and holds up two pairs of panties, one in each hand. “Quick. Do you prefer it when your fiancée wears the black lace thong?” She waggles a scrap of silky-looking fabric that is so hot my face might be engulfed in flames right now because Charlotte owns that? “Or do you prefer her in the white side-string bikini?” She waves the white pair before my eyes, and all I can see is a tiny triangular patch of fabric that’s the slightest bit see-through.
            Forget the flames. I am a fucking inferno right now knowing she owns this too. White panties that reveal pretty much everything.


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Lauren 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 sixteen 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. In January, she'll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.