Review: Joy Ride (Big Rock #5) by Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely writes some of the most memorable characters and I have a feeling Max and Henley are going to stick with me for a very long while. Such an awesome story!



Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely 

Joy Ride (Big Rock #5) by Lauren Blakely 


From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of FULL PACKAGE and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…

Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood...for the best joy ride of your life.

I’m at your service. Ready to go all night long.

But then a wildly sexy brunette appears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans. She’s fiery, she’s talented, she’s gorgeous, and I’d really like to know what makes her engine hum.

Henley also happens to be my biggest rival, and now we’re forced to work together every day on the most important custom car build of my career. The trouble is I can’t quite figure out if she wants to kick me in the lug nuts or beg me to give her a good, hard fuel injection. Until one night that question is answered on the hood of a sports car when she calls out my name three times. And we can’t seem to put on the brakes.

If sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea, how much more dangerous would it be to fall in love with her?


5 out of 5 stars

This was such a fantastic read. So entertaining! Lauren Blakely gives awesome hate-flirt in this enemies to lovers romance that had me smiling big time. Loved it!


Swoon worth hero? Check. Strong, determined heroine. Check. Major attitude and animosity? Check. Being totally in denial of your feelings. Oh yeah! Max and Henley were so awesome together. Their animosity and heat towards one another was off the charts and I loved being absorbed into it all. That conflict they were having made for the best one liners, great verbal sparring, and sizzling chemistry. There were just so many great moments between them and I couldn't get enough.


I loved Max's voice and his vibe. He had great internal dialogue and I enjoyed his slightly self deprecating humor. Henley was great as well because while she was a tough chick she was also a girly chick and I loved seeing the different sides of her. These two clash and it's ridiculously fantastic! I love their bickering and tension. And when they explode, they EXPLODE! Lauren Blakely is a master with the sexy time scenes.


Loved the storyline and writing. Loved the feel of it, the pace, and details. I enjoyed getting to see other characters from previous stories as well. I enjoyed the animosity of their relationship immensely and loved reading between the lines of their hate-speak. And the innuendoes? Priceless.  


Get ready for some serious fun, a whole of sweetness, and off the charts sexy in this incredibly entertaining story. And don't forget the hate-flirt!


Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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