Smitten by Lauren Rowe



Romance, Friends to Lovers

Steam Level: Turning the Heat Up


4 Star read


I met Alessandra at a party. Tried to impress her. Was almost positive I was going to fail.

I think I said something along the lines of, “I’m a Goat called Fish who’s hung like a bull—but not really. I’m actually pretty average.” Smooth. I know. Try not to be jealous.

When she laughed—and I mean, really laughed—I knew she wasn’t like the other girls I’d been meeting on tour. Hell, she wasn’t even in the same stratosphere as those fangirls and gold-diggers.

At one point during the party, Alessandra said, “There’s nothing like a girl’s first love.” I knew she was talking about the first smash hit by my band, 22 Goats. Alessandra said it was the first song she’d heard by us and it “hit her like a ton of bricks.” Ironic, seeing as how I was having the same reaction from being in her presence.

I made it my mission to impress her. Give her the kiss of a lifetime that night. But since I’ve always been the dude with zero game, nothing went according to plan.

I’m not giving up, though. I’m going to win this girl over. I’m done sitting on the sidelines, watching the bad boy getting the girl. This time, the nice guy will finish first. Even if it’s the last thing he’ll do…

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Smitten was such a cute read!  It was a friends to lovers romance.  There was a bit of insta-love so there wasn’t a lot of friends before the lovers part.  I immediately liked Fish.  He is like the anti-rockstar.  Alessandra was adorable and she and Fish were just so cute. 

I am no stranger to the other characters in this book having read several of Lauren Rowe’s other books and am planning to read them all.  I like how her books are all interconnected.  This book felt a little more rushed to me than Rowe’s other books.  I enjoyed it, but as I mentioned there was some serious insta love going on.  Fish and Alessandra were quite loveable, so I do understand it. 

I don’t want to spoil anything so if you don’t want plot details to turn away right now.  The other thing that I found interesting about this book is that there was no conflict.  Fish and Alessandra never fought or had any issues.  I kept waiting for something to happen, and there were even a few openings, but nothing.    Oftentimes issues between couples seem like conflict for conflict’s sake.   That was not the case here at all, in fact, Fish and Alessandra seemed almost too perfect.  

If you want a cure read about two super sweet characters then check out Smitten. 

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