Title: Ball Peen Hammer
From the USA Today and Internationally bestselling author of The Club Series, Lauren Rowe, comes a sexy standalone romantic comedy: Ball Peen Hammer.
Keane Morgan wouldn’t return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn’t want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin’ choice in the matter--at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax’s coveted parking spot at UCLA.
Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated. And, honestly, what kind of guy uses the phrase “baby doll” with a straight face? Oh, that’s right: the kind of guy who’s a male stripper.
Yup, the cocky jerk turned out to be Seattle’s answer to Magic Mike, a stripper known as “Ball Peen Hammer”--which meant Keane Morgan was emphatically not the kind of guy I’d ever fall for.
Not. At. All.
No freakin’ way.
Well, until Keane convinced me to fall for him, that is.
Which I did.
Ball Peen Hammer is a full-length, standalone sexy romantic comedy about Keane Morgan (one of four Morgan brothers introduced in The Club Series) and Maddy Milliken (the little sister of Hannah Banana Montana Milliken).
Although Keane and Maddy’s love story is set in the universe of The Club Series, it is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger and no prior reading required. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Author: Lauren Rowe
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Captain, Misadventures on the Night Shift
Narrator: John Lane, Lauren Rowe
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: July 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 382 pages
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Ball Peen Hammer is the next book by Lauren Rowe and it takes place in same atmosphere as her wildly popular The Club series! I was holding my breath for this one as I fell in love with that series and couldn’t wait to read this! This is about Keane Morgan and Maddy Milliken.
Maddy is moving to LA from Seattle, to go to UCLA film school. Her thing is documentaries and has won awards for her work. Hannah, Maddy’s sister is concerned about her travelling alone and when she finds out her best friend’s brother, Keane, is expected to visit LA, she sets them up to travel together.
Keane is Seattle’s version of Magic Mike and is loving life! He loves his job and is quite cocky. Pun totally intended! Women literally throw themselves at him. His stage name is Ball Peen Hammer and he is definitely not someone Maddy would ever fall for. That’s a relief since she will be spending three days in the car with him.
But it turns out, Keane is all kinds of gorgeousness wrapped around an insanely hilarious mind! Keane has been told that Maddy is “off-limits” but that doesn’t stop him from charming Maddy into wanting him. He’s just so into himself and he’s flabbergasted when all his usual stripper moves don’t seem to have his desired effect on Maddy.
Little does he realize, Maddy is loving all the attention Keane is giving her. And when they start filming advice shorts by Ball Peen Hammer, things begin to heat up. Ok, maybe he’s not all that bad after all….
This was a super fun journey! I absolutely loved Keane. Gosh he had me cracking up! And his views about being a happy lad are truly funny! I loved the way he and Maddy bantered back and forth. I knew there would be some sort of angsty situation and of course it was heart-breaking when it occurred. I had hopes that Keane would eventually pull it all together. I was happy the way the ending unfolded.
I opted to listen to the audiobook and I was drawn in by the narrators! John Lane is great, but Lauren herself narrates and she is phenomenal!! She has such a knack for reading and her enthusiasm is infectious! You can hear it in her voice! Her version of Keane was spot on how I viewed him too! I loved listening to The Club books and it was a no-brainer that I would listen to this book too!
I adored this book! And although I highly recommend you read The Club series (seven books), they are not required to enjoy this book. This is a standalone book with an ending you will be happy with! The Morgan family has an unique family dynamic! I loved Mama Morgan! When I was reading this book, I didn’t even realize how much I missed the Morgan’s and all their friends! I know they will give us a bunch of wildly entertaining books!!