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The Big O

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  533 ratings  ·  149 reviews
From New York Times Bestselling author Nelle L'Amour, a new sizzling STANDALONE that's guaranteed to make your panties melt!

The first time Owen King sets eyes on her, she's in a focus group, biting into a cream-filled donut and having the most orgasmic reaction he’s ever seen. “Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!” she cries out. He’s instantly obsessed.

Aspiring actress, Olive Cumming, has ju
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published August 4th 2016 by Nichols Canyon Press
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Beta read in exchange for an honest review.

I'm so happy I got asked by the author to do a beta read for this book. I really enjoyed the whole experience and journey, also of course the story. This review is based on my beta read, so not the whole finished work. What I can say is that this author likes it dirty! Oh yeah. Insta love/lust? Count it in. And alpha heroes that are OTT for their woman? Heck yes! Those are all the things that I love to see in my books. It's just something that relaxes m
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided by the publisher for an honest review*

Oh oh oh oh Ooooooh so good

This book was so good I really enjoyed it the instant love is one of my favourite when I need a fun sexy read an this was so that from the first chapter this was steamy hot an good I liked the to main characters so much Owen was dead sexy an Olive was cute an so loveable the author really did a great job with this the characters an story sucked me in straight away I m a huge from golf this author an have read a lo
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Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
First off if you have ever read one of Nelle L'Amour's books, you know that you will be needing a spare pair of panties and a way to relieve yourself!! And now every time I eat a donut I think of The Big O...

“Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!” she screamed out, arching her back and squeezing her eyes shut as she savored the bite full. “Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!”

Owen's trying to get his company from going into bankruptcy and is trying to revamp a way to get it back in the green...well in comes Olive and the way she has he
Debbie Hanson
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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4 "O" stars

After receiving this as a sneak peek, I was intrigued and a little shocked with the 1st chapter. But for everything I questioned I didn’t want that chapter to end. This is nothing like my normal reads, but Nelle, is one of my favourite authors she really even if it totally sucked I would have read it. But never fear, although it surprised me, I enjoyed it in the strangest of ways.

Plus sized, Olive Cumming (nice play on the surname ) is about to
Aug 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
if i could have rated this 0 stars, I would have. I have a lot of respect for people who get their work published and try not to be mean in my reviews (silence is my go to tool) but this shit right here?? DNFed at 8%. I overlooked the H gross ass frat boy thoughts until I got to the part where he is thinking about why he lost his last assistant: "I refrained from telling her that my last assistant (unlucky number thirteen) had a nervous breakdown because she couldn’t get into my pants or keep up ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Update: Placeholder for a Fan Fiction book I've read.

DNF at 15%.... this book reads like an amateur porn screenplay... I honestly don't understand how anyone has gotten through this whole book...

It's just....bad. That's all I'm going to say
Diana Wilson
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I am a BBW and its so great to see one of us who enjoys food can get her Prince Charming or should I say our King charming. Owen is totally taken with Olive the minute he sees her in the focus group. He is so sweet. Mallory I hated from the start she is rail thin and vicious. Olive gave him the idea to save his company. They are so perfect together. I laughed I cried and I celebrated the HEA! Great book.
Apr 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was just not for me. I get the insta love if done right but as soon as you see that the hero wants her, it's insta sex to the rawest firm. Don't get me wrong the sex was hot but no development for me for the characters to make them relatable.
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Author ARC for honest review

I love Nelle's book their cute,quirky, and steamy. This story was fast and for the love donuts was fun to read!!!!!!
Roanne Germaine
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When the author contacted me via Goodreads with an opportunity to beta read this book, I must admit that even if Madame Nelle L'Amour was a new-to-me author, I was very excited. And wow, I was SO glad I got to read this book ! From this book alone, I came to realize that this author is fabulous and awesome and I totally dig and adore her!

I super floved The Big O. It's one of the best insta-love romance novels that features a curvy plus-sized woman who found an over the top alpha male who treats
Caroline F
“I wanted Olive to be my princess. I wanted to rule her body, her heart, and her soul. No woman had ever had such an effect on me. Not ever.”

Owen King’s donut business is in trouble. Running a focus group is an attempt to find out what’s wrong and try and get the business back on course. The minute he sees Olive’s big, beautiful body and angelic face in the focus group, he’s a goner.

“He was my lover. My savior. My dream maker. My hero.”

Olive is a starving actress who went along to a focus group
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Insta-love, insta-magic, insta-drive to buy a dozen donuts! Must warn you, reading this book will plunge you into overdrive need for donuts! Especially the cream-filled ones!

Owen is the donut king. He runs his empire, which he inherited from his parents, and is all-consumed with continuing to make it a success. He has hit a down turn and must determine WHY his delicious donuts are not selling like before. In comes a focus group and among the women in the group is OLIVE! All it took was for him t
Veronica LaRoche
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If your a fan of instant love then this story is for you. Owen is the Donut King and his business isn't what it used to be. During a focus group he sees Olive and immediately wants to claim her. Olive has had to dealt with insecurities all her life and a chance meeting with the Donut King has her feeling things she has never experienced before. They are amazing together and wish Owen would have kicked Mallory to the curb sooner. Another amazing story and love reading Owen & Olive's story.

Sassy Southern
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok first of all this book has so much potential to be a 5 star book!!! And I so hate giving anything less than 4 stars but I have to be honest. This book had some very hot scenes just let me tell you!!! And Owen the lead man...lord bring him to me and he can devour me like a donut any day!!!! There was also some funny parts to this book that I loved!! Actually this book had everything you could want but it just come off in such an immature way. In some parts I almost felt like I could visualize ...more
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

Nelle L’Amour is a new to me author and I was very excited to read The Big O!

From the first page, the author had me hooked with this modern day Cinderella love story. Olive, who is about to be evicted, answered an ad from Craiglist hoping to make a quick buck before she ends up homeless.

Owen, The Donut King, is looking for a new marketing strategy because his business is falling apart. He sees Olive and is completely smitten with her and vows right then and there to sweep her off her
C Joy
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It did come with a warning.

Yes, it's over-the-top, fast-paced, and fantastical but if you just want fun and diverse characters, this one's for you.

The story started with Donut King being in the red and Owen King (the actual Donut King and owner) needs to do something to save his business.

Enter Olive Cumming to save the day (and be saved). She's a big and beautiful woman who dealt with the cards she's given and there's insta-lust and instant attraction between Owen and Olive. Enter the over-the-t
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Big O!!

I loved this book. It was so sweet😉!! Owen and Olive are really fun characters. Loved how it was love at first sight for both of them then how Owen fought for her. Great book.
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great story!! I thought Owen and Olive were amazing together. Their love was instant and OTT! I don't think I'll ever look at donuts the same!! 😉🍩💋💋
Jennifer Finn
I have read a lot of Nelle L'Amour's books, That Man is one of my favorite series and I love her Gloria series, but this one was just okay for me. It could have used better editing and the h seemed immature and almost childlike, it was a little strange. I also found it weird that the H kept his dead mother's vintage dresses in his bedroom closet and he got all hot and bothered when the h wore one. The H was known as the Donut King so he should have called the h his queen not princess especially ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Okay by now you guys know the drill; Nellster gave me an ARC for my honest opinion of the book. So let's get started:

This is something I never do l, and that's analyzing a book cover. I personally think all book covers are great, and it captures the authors vision of what he/she believes the cover should be. Nonetheless, I thought this cover was breath taking! You have this fabulous woman laying on what I'm assuming is a bed, showing that no matter how you look, you can be sexy! And sex
April Symes
This story is about Owen, CEO and proclaimed donut king and right now business for him isn’t doing so good. He is pushed into getting a focus group together to find out why things aren’t so good in his business. In his focus group, he comes upon the sweet and sexy aspiring actress Olive Cumming. He sees something happen with her and his donuts and folks, it was written in stone at that point-- All he knows is he wants her for more than just his focus group. He wants her in his bed, and more. Its ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a short comment I sent to the author after reading this wonderful book I that I was lucky to obtain an arc of.....

I am so sorry to once again bother you but I just finished reading "The Big O" and I was blown away. I'm trying to find a way to articulate in a review for goodreads the overwhelming love I have for this book. Yeah, I laughed so hard with all the puns and jokes. Really, Olive Cumming? That in itself had my rolling.

A virgin who is loves donuts and the donut king. A full figur
Sabrina McVeigh
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.

Nelle L'Amour is a new author to me but after reading this book...I am totally a fan!

Running a business takes a lot and along with it comes stress and sometimes very long and lonely days. Owen King knows this all to well. He is trying to do whatever he can to save his business. He is known to many as The Donut King and he is trying to run his kingdom well but he is missing one little thing. someone to love and share it with. focusing on work,
Book Snob Sue
Jul 29, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. First book by this author. I liked it pretty was pretty funny. I liked the story line, a struggling curvy actress and a wealthy donut chain owner. I always like curvy girl books. This heroine was sweet but a little to emotional for my taste....but later in the book you find out why. The hero was not consistently alpha for me, he was with her, but then he had the head of his marketing department that really went too far all the time and yet he kept putting up with her crap.

Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
ARC provided for an honest review.

2 Disappointed Stars

Let me start by saying I've read and reviewed two other serials by Nelle, which I really enjoyed. But unfortunately this one didn't quite work for me.

The first time "Donut King" Owen King sets his eyes on Olivia Cummings, he's instantly smitten. Well, smitten isn't really the word... more like imprinted. He decides she's the one for him and goes really far out to make her his. He barely knows her name, or she his, before they are off to th
Julie Jefferies
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Big O - ARC - Nelle L'Armour

Owens company is in strife, profits are falling. While watching a focus group he sees a woman that infatuates him, Olive, she is passionate, she loves donuts, and manages to turn the whole group around, and have them moaning in ecstasy as they eat the donuts. When Olive isn't paid like the rest and called to the bosses office, she assumes it's to be yelled at, unaware that Owen has watched her whole display and is totally enamored with her. Now she's crying in fro
Annatasia Meehleder
Sep 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
NO Just NO

Okay, so I thought that by at least the title of the book, this would be humorous. At least a little. *sigh* I guess the joke was on me, because I DNF this when my kindle said 8%. The book was not what I thought it would be. I mean I understand that she is attractive and everything and this was an insta-love read, but damn. This was written so poorly.

It was cringe-worthy the way the main male character was towards her. I was really creeped out. Like he hadn’t even met her and was actin
Dawn Myers
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a Cinderella story full of donuts. I truly loved Owen and Olive. Owen was not Nelle L'Amour's usual alpha male, sometimes it takes me little while to love her male characters. This time I loved from almost the start. I was a little worried after he interviewed Olive, that last about 30 seconds. When Clint was nasty to Olive, Owen did not hesitate to step up and defend her. That does not always happen in a story, it made me very happy. Nelle L'Amour knows how to write a good love story, w ...more
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
“I’d slay dragons for you, princess.”

If you are looking for an insta-love quickie read full to bursting with smutty goodness then behold, this book is definitely for YOU!

I love a good BBW romance and Owen King aka The Donut King takes one look at Olive Cumming *snorts* and he is a G-O-N-E-R. Sweet and innocent Olive is completely swept off her feet by the ruggedly handsome Owen. Needless to say she doesn’t stay innocent for long! *wink wink*

The story is full of Nelle’s signature witty humour and
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC for an honest review.

OOOOOOMMMGGG! This book had me on a sugar high rush that was off the charts. Sexy bachelor Owen King is the CEO of Donut King. Unfortunately sales aren't doing too well. So his marketing assistant Clint decided to do a focus group to help better the business. Since business hasn't been doing to good Owen has pushed his love life to the side. Until he set his eyes on Olive Cumming at the focus group.

Sexy, smart Olive Cumming has lost her job and is about to
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