Captain by Lauren Rowe
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.
*For fans of Ball Peen Hammer and The Club Series, please note Captain features Ryan Morgan and takes place one year before the events of Ball Peen Hammer. It also includes characters from both Ball Peen Hammer and The Club Series, though Captain is a complete standalone with no prior reading is required.
Oh, Lauren Rowe is definitely a new favorite author of mine. Ball Peen Hammer was amazing and now Captian? I loved it just as much! Oh, Ryan and Tessa are amazing! This was not the story I thought it would be going in. It was so much better!!
Ryan and Tessa meet one night at a bar. Neither of them expected the other, but there was an instant connection between the two of them. Ryan had just broken it off with someone and Tessa gave him a fake name/job as she was just out to have some fun. But then some things happen and Tessa is kind of heart-broken by Ryan. She really liked him, she thought they really had something, and then it gets all messed up.
Not that Tessa is totally innocent herself. Now I am trying not to give away too much here because the story was so freakin good. It was not the usual story I was expecting. Ryan...Oh I fell in love with Ryan. He was so sweet and I loved him hardcore. I...I felt bad for him at times because he is such a sweetheart! The things he does for Tessa? The ways he tries to make things right I loved. He was incredible.
And Tessa is just as great. The two of them together were so cute (and hot! OMG they are hot together) and I loved watching them work everything out. Tessa never thought she would see Ryan again, she didn't want to see him again, but when she is forced to play nice with him for a bit things get interesting. I loved this story. Go, read Captain. It is amazing.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2