Monday 15 May 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Captain by Lauren Rowe

Title: Captain
Author: Lauren Rowe
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2017

Book Description:

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.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“It’s only a matter of time.”

Lauren Rowe is one of those authors that effortlessly combines humour and romance. Her comedic timing is always on point, her books never fail to make me laugh, but more importantly they never fail to make me fall in love and Captain is no different.

Although Captain can be read as a standalone, I personally loved the fact that all the characters from past books in this connected series made their presence well and truly felt and it is this sense of family that made this book all the more entertaining and heart-warming.

Lauren Rowe has this innate ability to create real, likeable, relatable characters that take pleasure in drawing the reader in from the very beginning and making them feel a part of the story as a whole. It is this feeling of living and breathing the story that is testament to Lauren Rowe’s writing ability and her inherent talent of nailing character connection, on point dialogue, mastering emotion and building perfect storylines that are engaging, all-consuming, smile inducing and make your heart fit to burst.

“…Please. I’m wrecked. She’s Cinderella and I’m holding a glass slipper.”

Captain/Rum Cake/Captain Morgan/Bacardi aka Ryan Morgan is a man that will melt the hardest of hearts. His personality is infectious, his heart his huge and he loves fierce. Alpha, extremely protective, totally adorable this is a man that you cannot help but take into your heart. Yes, this is insta love, but the Morgans seem to have a genetic trait in love at first sight. A chance meeting, an instant attraction, deep conversation and then it all goes to shit. With very little information to go on, the lengths that Ryan goes to, to find his soulmate is stuff that lifetime movies are made from.

“My name is Ryan Ulysses Morgan, sweetheart,” he says, his voice low and intense. “Captain Morgan. And trust me, baby, you’re not only gonna know my name before the night is through, you’ll be screaming it at the top of your lungs.”

I am not going to mention the name of our heroine because I want that to be revealed to you as it was to me. I loved that she had a heart of gold, was soft in all the right places and yet was fierce when needed. Her outlook on love was tainted and her propensity to trust was non-existent but she was incredibly loyal, her personality infectious and while on the outside she seemed quiet and reserved, the inner minx was just waiting to be unleashed and boy did Ryan unleash it.

“I just realized I’m a truly horrible person. I don’t respect you at all, not even a little bit—which means I’m using you for nothing but sex. If our genders were reversed, I’d disgust myself.”

This book was utter perfection, I loved everything about it and everything it stood for. That initial instant attraction, the love hate, that constant battle to fight the magnetic pull that these two had, the little glimpses, the dialogue and intense chemistry especially between the sheets…. scorching! The sense of family whether you are blood or not was prevalent throughout, the interactions, the camaraderie the abundance of love was infectious. This was a real feel good read and at the end…all I had was a huge smile and an incredibly warm heart. Once again, Lauren Rowe nailed it.

“And I love you—the absolute most…Loving you is what I was born to do.”

About the Author:

USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever-patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her wonderful family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. With enticing characters, enthralling situations and a general love of romantic fiction, Lauren has created a world of her own, full of wit and sensual desire.

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