Book Review, Books

Ball Peen Hammer – Lauren Rowe

From the USA Today and Internationally bestselling author of The Club Series, Hero, and Captain, Lauren Rowe, comes a sexy standalone romantic comedy about Keane Morgan: 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). This book is a standalone book in The Morgan Brothers Series, a spin-off of THE CLUB SERIES, and can be read as a complete standalone. The Morgan Brothers books are intended to be read in any order. 

Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

I have gone down a deep hole when it comes to reading these books not only am I reading the Morgan Brothers I plan to read Kat and Josh’s story too! On with that I have read Hero and Captain and I have loved them so I have really high expectations with these books and they met my expectations.

So first thing is first when I started this book I had to admit the language threw me off at first Keane talks so weird and so does Zander but once you get used to how they speak it’s fine and you really do need to be okay with that because he talks like it all the way through and Maddy even picks up on some of his lingo. As I say it throws you off but as soon as you get used to it, it’s all good.

Keane, he was hilarious, and very much a charmer. You could tell his stripper persona to how he was normal and I was glad that we could have that distinction. I loved some of the shit he said it was hilarious and I loved his relationship with Zander. That in itself is just hilarious.

Maddy, I love her the texts she sent to Keane first off was hilarious. I also loved how shy she can become and yet with Keane she managed to feel so comfortable around him and that was nice. She was an interesting character I loved her whole thing of she needed an emotional as well as a physical connection to have sex with someone and I loved it. I also loved that she was super smart and was a video and marketing expert.

I loved Maddy and Hannah’s relationship I love how much Hannah cares for her sister and is just willing to do what it takes to protect her.

I loved the Morgan family and I think this book just made me love Ryan all that more. But I think him and Keane are neck and neck for being my favourite Morgan Brother. I loved the bond between the family.

These two were giving me the feels, they literally made my heart melt, I loved the connection that Maddy and Keane have. I had to admit I think I could probably pinpoint in the book when they both started to fall in love with each other without knowing it. I loved their connection, the banter and I really like for the first few days we have concrete of them building their relationship as they are on a road trip and it was amazing.

Keane’s little crisis was amusing when he finally realised he loved Maddy well without knowing he’d said it until he spoke to his mum. I also loved the ending of the book the way he flew down to L.A. to declare his love and the videos it was so cute and my heart melted.

I had to admit when Keane and Maddy had their little separation it broke my heart, they were perfect I was like no don’t do this to each other.

Zander is his own kind of special I love that from the moment he laid eyes on Maddy he basically knew that Keane and Maddy were falling for each other and I really like that he tried to make Keane see sense and I love that. Best friend ever.

I fell in love with this story and I fell in love with Keane and Maddy and I cannot wait to read more from this author.

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