Review: Captain by Lauren Rowe

June 22, 2017 Review 0

Review: Captain by Lauren Rowe

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.

Title: Captain
Author: Lauren Rowe
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ball Peen Hammer, Misadventures on the Night Shift
Published by Self
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: May 15, 2017
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 356 Pages
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

O M G!!!  I absolutely loved Captain! I am a huge fan of all of Lauren Rowe’s books and I added this instantly to my “read before you die” Goodreads folder! I got this as an audiobook and true to form, Lauren herself does the narration along with John Lane. Can I just say the audio is enthralling! Lauren reads with such enthusiasm its infectious! And John, well John can whisper sweet nothings into my ear all day long!! There is one scene in particular, where most of the family is brainstorming ways to find Ryan’s flight attendant. Lauren was voicing like six people back-n-forth, putting their two cents in! Kudos for that scene alone! If you haven’t dove into audiobooks yet, this is a great one to try them out with!

Now for the book! It was funny, sweet, angsty at times, and so fun to listen to! The ending brought tears to my eyes-and that’s a sign of great story telling! Not every author has the ability to make you feel like they want you to. I think that is Lauren’s super power! She had me feeling everything from joy to sorrow in Captain.I love the Morgan family! I didn’t realize how much I’d missed them till I was well into this book! and Yes! Keane too! This book takes place before Ball Peen Hammer-(Keane’s story, which I also loved) and it’s Ryan “Captain” Morgan’s story.

Ryan is the proverbial man-whore jumping from chick to chick. He was totally hot, loveable, and absolutely stopped those man-whoring ways once Tessa was in his orbit! I instantly loved Tessa! Having met her in previous books, it was good to get to know her here. She’s strong, independent, and very loyal.  You could feel these two clicking right from the start! The bantering was cute, and the dual POV drove the story. And the spiciness??? Off the charts! They were like magnets! A tsunami couldn’t keep them away from each other. Hot Hot Hot!

The whole story was meticulously crafted, and I loved the subtle building up! Things could’ve been wrapped up quickly, but the hands of fate step in, and our story unfolds, building up. You know the train wreck is coming but you can’t look away type of hold. Lauren’s use of secondary characters also makes a huge impact-they make everything stick.

Captain can be read easily as a standalone and you will love it. So now you will want to go start reading from the beginning with The Club. Now I am patiently waiting for who’s story we are treated to next! Colby? Hen? Dax? The list is long!!

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