Ball Peen Hammer…Review

Ball Peen hammer CoverBlurb: 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.


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Review: I totally enjoyed this book. It was fun, silly and an overall  good story. Now when I first saw the title and read the blurb I must admit I was intrigued. I mean I’ve read a few “stripper” novels (inserts eye roll here) so just the title of this had me giggling so I knew I had to check this one out. Keane is adorable, however, his bro language irked my every nerve. At one point I thought I was gonna quit just because I couldn’t stand reading some of the asinine conversation between him and his best friend. However, I am glad I stuck with it because when Keane wasn’t being and ass or showing his, he was actually pretty sweet and awfully smart.

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Maddy, the female lead, is amazing. I loved her from the Prologue. She is smart, witty and knows what she wants. Or at least she thinks she does until she meets Keane. The banter and conversations these two have will keep you turning the pages waiting for them to get together and giggling along the way.

“Life is rarely about what you think…it’s almost always about what you feel.”

I give this story a good solid 4 stars. I couldn’t get past the bro language to rate it higher. If I rolled my eyes any harder every time I read bee tee dubs I was gonna go blind.

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lauren roweAbout 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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