REVIEW: Big Rock

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely

by Lauren Blakely

Spencer Holiday is a catch. He has money, he’s handsome, and unapologetically familiar with the ladies. He is a “noted New York playboy”. But, he has to put his habits on hold while his father is in the middle of a business deal. If the Holidays can demonstrate their family focused lifestyle, it could facilitate a lucrative sale of his father’s international chain of jewelry stores.

Charlotte Rhodes has recently split up with her fiance. They dated for years and were buying an apartment together. On the day they were to close escrow on their new place together, Charlotte walked in on her fiance having sex with their realtor. The now single Charlotte is desperately trying to thwart Bradley’s attempts to win her back.  

Spencer and Charlotte have been best friends since college. They remained friends even after school, as they ventured out on their own career paths. After some time and some success in the business world, they decided to do the thing that they had always talked about. The thing that everyone fantasizes about now and then. They opened a bar together. 

In his attempt to convince everyone he has given up his playboy ways, Spence may impose too much on his friendship/partnership with Charlotte when he tells everyone they're engaged. He even goes so far as to buy her a ring. Will their previously always platonic relationship be able to stand the choreographed intimacy?

This just might be the funniest book I’ve read. This story is told exclusively from Spencer’s point of view, and that was the best decision ever. I absolutely love the way Spencer’s mind works. It’s completely backwards from the way a woman would think, and not always the way I would expect a man to think. If you are looking for something light and funny, this books is perfect.

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.