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Rockstar – Lauren Rowe

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It was lyrics at first sight when I saw Violet Rhodes across that crowded party. She was lights and darks, swirled together. Music in motion. And all of it while looking like a hitwoman at an Elvis convention.

I had nothing to offer the intriguing girl but a one-night stand. I figured I’d revel in my last night of anonymity before my first tour and shoot her a quick “We’ll always have L.A.!” goodbye the next morning.

But nothing went according to plan.

In one night, Violet crawled under my skin and into my bloodstream. She tattooed her name across my chest and between my legs. She became my muse. And then she was gone.

Now, months later, here she is again. And in a twist I never saw coming, it turns out Violet is ultra-violet radiation. Beautiful, ethereal light bringing with her the promise of damage and destruction.

My brain tells me to walk away from this girl, but my heart can’t stop feeling like she might be one of a kind . . . the sort of girl who comes along once in a violet moon.

ROCKSTAR is a standalone romance, the love story of Dax Morgan and the electrifying woman who rocked his world during his journey to worldwide rock superstardom. Original music from ROCKSTAR has been brought to life by the author and can be experienced on the author’s website that’s listed in the ebook and paperback.

So if you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I love Lauren Rowe and went on a binge watch of her books. So I started this series by reading the Morgan brothers (HeroCaptainBall Peen Hammer and Mister Bodyguard) first which led me to her first series and I have already read The ClubThe Reclamation, The Redemption and The Culmination and my god I was blown away. I then started The InfatuationThe Revelation and The Consummation. So I was excited as hell when she released Dax’s story and damn she hit me in the feelings. She hit me hard.

I love Dax. I loved Dax when he appeared in the other books so it was no different in his own book, he was the star of the show. It was very interesting being in his head. He is such a romantic and I love it, when he first laid eyes on Violet and then started writing a song about her it was hot and sweet and perfect.

Violet she was a very interesting character she was so sweet, and it was an interesting connection with Reed I totally didn’t see that connection or expect that connection.

I love the band chemistry they have with each other and how supportive they are, you can totally tell they are a family they argue and support each other like one. In the end they’re all there for each other and that’s what counts with the band.

I love that Ryan and Colby are so supportive of Dax and always taking care of each other and especially Dax when he thought his arms were going to fall off. I still think that might be my favourite scene, it still makes me chuckle when I think about it now. I love the Morgan family they are amazing.

I feel so bad for Dax and Violet they doing mental acrobatics with each other over not wanting to hurt Reed or Caleb. It was so much for the both of them that in the end it started to impact their relationship which began to kill me, they both were just killing me with what they were doing to each other.

Oh my god Dax telling Reed and Reed talking about his sister, melts my heart. I also love that he’s glad Caleb is getting what he deserves for cheating and hurting Violet.

God they are perfect. I love the wedding. I love the family. These two were just amazingly perfect together and I liked them together.

I think another one of my favourite scenes is the end when Dax brought Violet on stage with their baby and defending her. It was just all perfect.

I loved this book so much. I cannot wait for hopefully another book from this world. I mean a Reed book maybe?

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Mister Bodyguard – Lauren Rowe

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A bodyguard, a beauty, and a bet.

“I’m hiring you to do more than guard her, Zander,” my new boss explained. “You’re gonna be her rock. Her human Valium. Her trusted friend. And she’s gonna be your mission from God.”
“So I’m her babysitter?”
“Her babysitter, her bodyguard, her f*cking service doggie. Whatever she needs or wants, that’s what you’ll be. Anything except her booty call.” The vein in my new boss’s neck bulged. “Touch her and I’ll do more than fire your ass, Zander. I’ll rip off your balls.”

My buddies laughed when I told them about my ridiculous new job. They said, “Three months on a tour with a world famous beauty, glued to her hip, catering to her every whim? A hundred bucks says you’re gonna break down and bang her within the first month.”
But I said nope. No way. Never. “I’m a professional,” I said. “Plus, she’s not even my type. And I’m just getting over a broken heart. It’s never gonna happen.”
So I put my money where my mouth was, figuring I’d laugh all the way to the bank. I never thought I’d actually fall in love with the girl. Or that she’d become my reason for breathing.

The job, the bet, the girl. It was nothing but fun and games . . . until it became dead serious.

MISTER BODYGUARD is a standalone, friends to lovers contemporary romance in the MORGAN BROTHERS SERIES from USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe. The story of Zander Shaw—Keane Morgan’s devoted best friend who is an honorary Morgan Brother—and the pop star who brings him to his knees.

So I have gone down a deep road of Lauren Rowe, I first read Hero, Captain and then Ball Peen Hammer and now I’ve started this one. I am in so deep with these books and I love it.

Aloha was such an interesting character, I felt so bad for her when we found out that her mother was so shit. The struggles she went through, I loved her humour. I enjoyed seeing her self-confidence grow throughout the story. She was such a likeable character. I think the best way to describe Aloha is she’s the female Keane.

Zander obviously we all know Zander from the other Morgan brothers books and I love him. He’s so hilarious, I really loved how sweet, flirty and protective he was.

This couple literally made my heart melt, the flirting between them before they even met and even continuing their banter and you could see the connection between them and that the first meeting. I loved the bond they had with each other and how Zander was always trying to make Aloha feel better and to reach her full potential and supports her trying to write her own songs. I loved the relationship between them.

I love Keane and Zander’s friendship. One thing that I thought was great was the fact that Keane basically did to Zander what he did to him. I hoped that made sense, but basically, Keane pushes Zander to admit his feelings for Aloha.

I also love the bet that they have going on that Zander will fall in love with Aloha whilst on tour with her I loved the fact that everyone Zander knew bet. I loved seeing the whole Morgan family in this and supporting Zander and Aloha I love how supportive they are

I fell in love with this couple and story it was so sweet and I loved the bond between this couple. The texting Aloha and Zander did were so cute and I really liked it concreted their friendship as well as their sexual attraction to each other.

The end of this was crazy, I don’t want to say too much because it spoils the plot and I also don’t want to say too much about the plot because it’s so much better not knowing much about this story. If there’s one thing that would draw anyone into this story I think it should be the family aspect because it’s great.

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Ball Peen Hammer – Lauren Rowe

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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.

Hard.

NOTE:
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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Captain – Lauren Rowe

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From, Lauren Rowe, the USA Today and International bestselling author of The Club Series, Hero, and Ball Peen Hammer comes a sexy standalone romance about Ryan . Morgan: 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.

NOTE: CAPTAIN is a full-length, standalone sexy romantic comedy about Ryan Morgan (one of four Morgan brothers introduced in The Club Series). 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: CAPTAIN, BALL PEEN HAMMER, and the upcoming HERO (March 12, 2018).

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


*For fans of Ball Peen Hammer, please note Captain features Ryan Morgan and takes place one year before the events of Ball Peen Hammer, but can be read before or after that book.
 

So I read Hero by Lauren Rowe and I enjoyed that one I rated it 4 stars and true to what I said in that review I was going to end up reading all of them and this is me starting!

This one follows Ryan and Tessa and their relationship I think that’s as simple as it is, a nice romantic journey with some struggles is the perfect way to describe this plot.

Ryan was described many times as a sweetheart although that was mostly by his family. Ryan was super passionate when it came to his search for Samantha before he knew she was Tessa. I really did love that despite what Olivia did he was still willing to find Tessa and set her straight and be with her.

Tessa I loved her, she seemed so shy and then when you see her in her element which is working as Josh’s personal assistant she really comes alive in her job. I loved how focused she was in her job and she really just wanted them to succeed. I think the way she manages to get everyone falling in love with her is hilarious.

Tessa and Ryan their first meeting was so funny and cute and actually, I loved how nerdy it was especially when they begin talking about powerpoints it was really cute and I loved it! There were a few moments in this book that made me laugh out loud.

I think the main thing about this book I really loved was family. As it was Kat and Josh’s wedding we see the whole Morgan family and I loved that. They all teased each other and they all supported each other, I also loved Colby appearing in this book especially as I did read Hero. I think even out of the whole Morgan family Kat has to be my favourite, she was so cunning and the way she figured it out and that Tessa was really the Samantha that Ryan was searching for. I loved it. The whole family were just really supportive and you are truly sucked into this family and I love it!

The ending was really cute, the whole powerpoint presentation thing comes back away and it was honestly the perfect way to describe Tessa and Ryan!

I loved the writing, I loved the plot and characters! It was perfect onto the next one!

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Hero – Lauren Rowe

A standalone contemporary romance in the MORGAN BROTHERS SERIES from USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe. The story of firefighter Colby Morgan that proves heroes come in many forms . . .

The first time I laid eyes on Lydia Decker, I couldn’t speak. Or breathe. Or string two coherent thoughts together. 

And I don’t mean any of that figuratively. 

I’m not talking about a guy being floored by the sight of a gorgeous woman—although, of course, Lydia is gorgeous beyond words. 

No, when I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker—my physical therapist—I was lying flat on my back in the ICU, high as a kite on painkillers, breathing on a ventilator, my bones as broken and splintered as my spirit. 

When I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker, she was a ray of light in the dark. Hope for the hopeless. A salve for my singed and battered soul.

She said she’d been assigned to fix me. That she was there to bring me back to life. She said helping me was her calling. 

And then she touched me. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. She healed me. 

And I fell in love.

But what I didn’t know… what I couldn’t possibly know… was that Lydia Decker needed fixing far more than I ever did.

I’d like to thank Social Butterfly PR for sending me an earc of this book, it is very much appreciated. The description completely and utterly steered me to this book and I was so excited to start it.

This book lived up to my expectations I fell in love with Lydia the moment she was introduced to us when she found out about her husband being killed in the line of duty and her reaction it was so heart wrenching and the emotion was real and I really loved that. I loved how protective she was of her children and wasn’t willing to cause them any extra pain. I enjoyed her personality, the humour and most importantly I loved that we got to see her doing her job and how much she cared about. I also liked how her healing process included helping Colby heal physically.

Colby he was intense, that first scene in the fire I was on the edge of my seat wondering if he was going to make it out alive. Then the scene where he is first in hospital high as a kite on drugs that is one of my favourite scenes out of the whole book and I loved the fact that what happened between them at the hospital is mentioned again later in the book. I don’t want to say what it was because of spoilers. I loved his personality and how much he loved his family and how the whole Morgan Clan cared for each other. It’s one of my favourite family relationships that I have read.

One of the aspects I really enjoyed in this novel was that we got to see Colby in his physical therapy recovery as well as watching Lydia learn to live with her grief and find love and happiness again. I felt although these two stories different were also the same. I also love that the author did her research on the first responders and made the story feel as realistic as possible which was amazing plus one for me.

The only thing I really had a problem with was Lydia’s in-laws, her first husband’s parents (I really can’t remember his name). They made Lydia feel terrible if she was happy or trying to be happy for the children. I really didn’t like the mother but other than the trip to Disney land we don’t see them again in the novel and it would have been nice Lydia telling them that she was moving on and she was going to let his memory live but be happy. I’m kind of disappointed that didn’t happen.

I loved the Morgan clan, the way they all tease each other and are loving yet always supportive. I love when in stories there is a massive family aspect especially when that family is big. I liked how they just accepted Lydia’s children, Theo, Izzy and Bea into the family when they finally met them and I loved it. I loved the bond that they all created with each other.

This was such a good story and I loved the plot and the characters, the writing was also amazing, I didn’t have a problem with the writing or struggled to get into it. The story gave me the feels and I fell in love with it all. I am so going to end up reading the other books in the Morgan Brothers series because I’ve fallen in love with them all.