Well Hung by Lauren Blakely

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Reviews 12th September 2016
Well Hung by Lauren BlakelyWell Hung by Lauren Blakely
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on September 12th 2016
Pages: 300
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three-stars

Here’s what you need to know about me — I’m well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh—and I don’t mean at the size of his d*ck. No, they want their funny with a side of huge… not to mention loyal. I’ve got all that plus a big bank account, thanks to my booming construction business. Yup. I know how to use all my tools.
Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits... 

Hey, I’m a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work.
Until one night in Vegas… 

Yeah, you’ve heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I’m banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don’t ask). And before I can make her say “Oh God right there YES!” one more time, we’re both saying yes—the big yes—at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit. 


But it turns out what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. And now, my dick doesn’t stay in my pants when she’s around. I try to resist. Honest. But the more we try to keep our hands to ourselves, the more we end up naked again, and the more time I want to spend with her fully clothed, too.
The question now is…do I take this woman to be my ex-wife?

If I’d pretty much forgotten this series, ‘Well Hung’ reintroduces the very dominant, distinct male voice that rings out from the beginning in the form of Wyatt Hammer in a way that almost makes me forget it’s written by a female author.

But does that really matter? I’m reading Lauren Blakely’s very assured and confident writing, even if it’s her personal perception of a male’s mind and voice and from where I stand, it sounds authentically male (and American) and smug and well, hilarious at times with the things they get so wrong.

But Wyatt is a little more clued in than the oblivious male and the story never quite loses its jaunty tone though and somehow that upbeat voice lifts it all, like a rom-com that’s written, produced and directed by men. With a terribly overt and naughty title, who can resist? The pages are filled with innuendo on purpose and even if those have gotten me cringing from time to time, ‘Well Hung’ is a fun and easy read that takes a swift turn into unknown territory when a construction company owner and his assistant make it Vegas for a job and all hell breaks loose when that job is cancelled at the last minute. We whirl through Wyatt’s drunk, hallucinogenic moments filled with loads of sex in Vegas until reality sets in once more, in the form of a marriage certificate and a rushed annulment that unsurprisingly doesn’t work out. There’s some roundabout madness that we’re left clueless about right up until the end, but even then, it didn’t make too much sense when it’s revealed that Wyatt insists on never mixing business and pleasure but still gets married on that whim.

Or should we simply chalk it right up to the male mind?

I do think however, that a single POV, whether female or male, doesn’t exactly work for me that well. And that’s my primary issue with this series thus far, as much as it has also been a delightful subversion of typical romantic heroines’ long rants and monologues. Skewed towards unreliable narration, ‘Well Hung’ still doesn’t reveal enough of Natalie for a better grasp of her character. I wished we could have known her better apart from the short text-conversations she had with her sister because by the end, I couldn’t find it believable that she had been in love with Wyatt the whole time as well.

Nonetheless, ‘Well Hung’ is an entertaining read, if a little zany in the number of marriages and annulments a couple can really go through…and a clear reminder that it’s not quite meant to be anchored in reality at all.

three-stars

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