Author: Lauren Rowe

Princess Emma Reviews: Captain by Lauren Rowe

Princess Emma Reviews: Captain by Lauren RoweCaptain by Lauren Rowe
on May 15th 2017
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4 Stars

From, Lauren Rowe, the USA Today and International bestselling author of The Club Series and Ball Peen Hammer comes a sexy standalone romance: Captain.
It wasn’t the way this kind of story was supposed to go . . .Insta-love isn’t supposed to turn into insta-hate.
But that’s exactly what happened when the hot-as-hell dreamboat I met in a bar turned out to be a lying, cheating scumbag-player-douche looking for nothing but a little side action. Jerk.
And he has the nerve to call me a liar and a “sociopath”? Assh*le.
And now, three months later, through a mind-blowing series of events I couldn’t have predicted in a million years, it turns out my boss is marrying his sister in Hawaii and I’ve got to play nice with him for an entire freaking week.
Okay, sure, I’ll put on a happy face this week and act like I’ve never even met the jerk before--did I mention his sister is marrying my boss?--but that doesn’t mean I’ll like it. And it certainly doesn’t mean I’ll stop secretly hating the cocky bastard’s guts.
Because I do.I hate him. I really do.
I just wish my brain would explain the situation to my body . . . because every time he flashes that panty-melting smile at me, it takes all my self-restraint not to jump the bastard’s hot-as-f*ck bones.

4 Crowns

A standalone romantic comedy. If you are a fan of this author, you will recognise lots of the characters, however you do not need to have read them to fully enjoy Captain.

Tessa Rodriguez’s life is in 2 halves. Her professional life couldn’t be better. Being Josh Faraday’s PA is something that she has got down to a fine art over the last 6 years. However, her personal life pretty much sucks. Having moved to Seattle from L.A with her job, and coming off the back of a pretty disastrous (as it turned out) 2 year relationship, she is light on friends and experiencing a sex drought. So when she steps out of her comfort zone to dip her toe into the world of one night stands, she doesn’t expect to instantly connect with the most gorgeous man she has ever laid eyes on. Alas, as is her luck Ryan turns out to be just another, lying and cheating scumbag… or is he?

Ryan Morgan would love to settle down and have children with the right woman. So why is it that he always seems to attract the bunny boilers? When he unexpectedly meets a flight attendant in a bar one night, he thinks his luck might be about to change. And then an ex psycho goes and ruins it all. Or does she? Determined to track her down, he enlists help. Little does he know that his dream woman is much closer than her thinks.

Insta-love or insta-hate? Will Tessa learn to trust again? And will Ryan finally catch his whale?

This is my first Lauren Rowe book and I have to say I really enjoyed it. A complete unknown author to me, I read the synopsis of this book and just knew I had to read it. I am loving my romantic comedies at the moment and this book is just that.

What I loved most about this book was the array of characters. Now having not read her previous work, they were all new to me; that being said, I adored them. So I can only imagine how much more emotionally invested I would have been if I knew them that much better. I reckon that if you are a fan of The Club series or Ball Peen Hammer, you will feel like you are falling back in with a group of friends you haven’t seen in a while. The Morgan family are a hoot; their nicknames will have you laughing hard. But what makes this book even better is how she has balanced the comedy with the chemistry and the steaming hot love scenes. If I am being ultra-picky, I found that some scenes were a little overly long and wordy, but it didn’t take away from the fact that overall this is a great, light-hearted and fun love story.

So, whilst Lauren Rowe may be a new author to me now, she won’t be for long. I definitely liked Lauren’s laid back writing style and I will most certainly be catching up with Jonas, Josh and Keane’s story in the near future.

 

A fun summer romance for a day on the beach… Enjoy!!

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