Review: SMITTEN by Lauren Rowe

Smitten is a sweet, adorable, sexy rockstar romance that is guaranteed to leave readers laughing, swooning, and with a big smile on their faces.  


Author: Lauren Rowe

Genre: Friends-to-Lovers, Rockstar romance


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.

Smitten is an all-new standalone friends to lovers romance!


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Smitten is a sweet, adorable, sexy rockstar romance that is guaranteed to leave readers laughing, swooning, and with a big smile on their faces. This is a book that left me completely ‘smitten’ with Fish and Alessandra and I thoroughly enjoyed their story. This is a standalone novel, but if you’ve read Rockstar &/or the Reed Rivers trilogy then you will recognize Fish and Alessandra. 

Matthew Fishberger aka Fish of the band 22 Goats is the nice guy.  The guy who provides the comic relief, the side kick . . . and occasionally the third wheel looking for a special connection, a relationship. It was refreshing to read a book where the hero isn’t the stereotypical playboy rockstar, but rather is described by Alessandra as “the boy next-door charm mixed with a touch of rockstar swagger”. I positively adored Fish for his quirky nature, big heart, and romantic side. Alessandra is a breath of fresh air and very relatable.  This author did a phenomenal job in illustrating how this shy musician blossomed throughout the book.  These two are perfect together and their relationship is one that will warm your heart.  

Smitten is a book that is full of humor & romance and free of drama & angst.  Fish and Alessandra are endearing and I loved all of the secondary characters as well. If you are looking for an adorable romance with engaging characters and lots of laughter, then you will definitely want to pick up this book!

Lauren Rowe is the USA Today and international #1 best-selling author of newly released Reed Rivers Trilogy, as well as The Club Trilogy, The Josh & Kat Trilogy, The Morgan Brothers Series, Countdown to Killing Kurtis, and select standalone Misadventures. 

Lauren's books are full of feels, humor, heat, and heart. Besides writing novels, Lauren is the singer in a party/wedding band in her hometown of San Diego, an audio book narrator, and award-winning songwriter. She is thrilled to connect with readers all over the world.

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