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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.

©2020 Lauren Rowe (P)2020 Lauren Rowe

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Sweetest story ever!

I read and listen to romance novels all the time,but this book was special.Fish and Ally were just so sweet to each other and so enthusiastic about life.I just couldn’t stop smiling through this whole book.It is a feel good treat with great narration and even music that further enhances the story.I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a little joy in their life!

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Sweet

Andi Arndt is always the best and never disappoints, but I really missed Jacob Morgans Voice. overall the story was sweet. Maybe too sugary sweet for my taste. I loved Georgina and Reeds story, and this could not top that.

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Super sweet romance that leave you happy & smiling

A romance that starts includes a scene from the Reed Rivers/Georgina /Liar trilogy that introduces the star struck couple. Matthew Fishbine or Fish is the shy, sometimes awkward, backup singer and Base guitar player for successful 22 Goats rock band when he meets aspiring singer-songwriter Alessandra, Georgina’s 19 year old stepsister at a party Reed is hosting. He is “ smitten” at first sight. She is a sweet, beautiful, nervous unsure virgin who is captivated by Matthew the sweet guy as well as attracted to Fish, the rock star. This is their love story, the story of her rise to fame, and how they learn to make music together on stage and through life. It is a feel good story with some hot scenes, a couple musical numbers, and characters from the Morgan Brother books (looking forward to reading those) as well as Reed and Georgina’s trilogy story.
The narration is excellent, and could only have been better had it been performed duet style. It would be a great candidate for a Lifetime movie or while it is too sexy for what Hallmark currently produces it could be a breakout for them with its happily ever after ending.
This is a stand alone with minor fretting but no drama Unlike Reed and Georgina’s previous trilogy. The characters are very refreshingly innocent and unbelievably nice; this story is like a bite of a favorite dessert, satisfying but leaving you wanting more!

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Amazing, yet again!

Loved this story so so much! Fish was just what I needed in my life right now. Such a cinnamon roll and the music made it extra special

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song will be stuck in your head

lauren did amazing as always. its a wonderfully beautiful love story and just so sweet and real.

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Smitten had me smitten!!

This was a very cute love story and love songs!! Be sure to go to Lauren Rowe's website to listen!!

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Brilliant

If you don't laugh out loud while listening to this there is something very wrong.
I loved it when I read it, and I love it even more listening to it, and bonus real singing of the songs, well some of them.
Really is worth a credit if you don't own the book to purchase via whispersync

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Thank you for Alfies' story!!

Lauren Lauren Lauren!!! I LOVED this series and I LOVED this book the most!!! No tragedy just all the feels and sweetness of these two!
I need a Colin book next! OR maybe a Winston or a Jackson story??? 😉

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Just a wonderful, feel good, happy listen.

I don't write reviews very often but for this sweet book I will. While this is not the greatest book that has ever been written it is however a genuine uncomplicated young love sweet story. I found myself having a cheesy grin on my face throughout the entire book. Romance novels tend to have such over complicated plots and even more over complicated emotional baggage that a reader is often left going "wtf....is wrong with you people?" Simply put they can often just totally miss the mark on any forms of reality and because of that "norm" finding this book to be that total opposite was so refreshing. it's probably why I liked this story as much as I did.

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Judge This Book by Its Beautiful Cover!

To me, that cover says it all: this is a fun romp. Loosen those support hose, ditch the too-tight skinny jeans or Jimmy Choos...whatever you need to do to loosen up and enjoy this book, because that's what it's all about. From beginning to end this book is a beautifully mastered blend of uproarious comedy with heart-melting romance, and very low on the angst-meter.

This. is. what. you. need. Get Smitten, and feel great about it.

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  • Gail
  • 08-12-20

Not for me personally

I’m an older lady. This book may appeal to the younger readers as it’s about a 19 yr old girl still in school meeting the man of her dreams and, as far as I read, how he took her virginity, consensually of course. Almost like a ‘how to’. Didn’t appeal to me personally and if I had known I wouldn’t have bought it. It’s not a bad book just my type.

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  • Jessica
  • 11-10-20

Best audiobook I've ever listened to

Loved it! I love how each book allows you to hear each characters story from the previous one and the added song was a brilliant touch

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-04-20

Smitten by Smitten

Love this story another great book by Lauren Rowe found her fist book by accident and I am now completely hooked can make me smile, laugh, and cry and of course swoon love all the characters and side characters

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  • Emma
  • 07-27-20

Amazing

Great especially chapter 23 what a fab surprise x Great narration too fabulous story great listen and read.

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  • Garden girl
  • 03-19-21

I love Alfie!!

Another wonderful, warm, funny and romantic story from the creative pen of Karen Rowe expertly narrated by the talented Andi Arndt and Tim Paige. fantastic listen 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-10-20

Totally smitten

This love story was beyond adorable.
The audio was incredibly done, with wonderful narration performances from Andi Arendt and Tim Paige. I wish all romance audio books were this well done. And the songs... sigh. Totally smitten with Smitten.

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  • Mrs D
  • 08-01-20

🎧 Alessandra and Fish/Matthew 🎧

Sweeter than sweet, first-love/rockstar romance set in the Megan Family/Riiver Records world., with full production singing performances as an added bonus.
Tim Paige's style is reminiscent of John Lane's so he fits right in.

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  • L Swords
  • 12-12-20

Loved loved loved!

After reading every book in the Faraday/Morgan/Rivers collection this didn’t disappoint and I’m left with that empty feeling after being so immersed in a book world!
Please tell me Colins book is next? 🙏🏼

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-26-20

a chore

the preview of this sounded promising but there really is nothing substantial about this book and I started feeling like it was a chore

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-20

love love love

I have listened to so many audio books with rockstars lately and though it would be cool to hear the music but understood the extra production costs. I was pleasantly surprise music and singing was included in this story, it really enhanced the listening experience. tanks for goimg the extra mile, you guys rocked it!

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  • Francessca
  • 09-22-20

Sweetest story

Absolutely loved this book. I couldn't stop listening. The song was such a cute touch. Lauren is an amazing author.

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  • Luna Star 🌟
  • 08-06-20

My first Lauren Rowe book and I’m hooked.

This book came up in a recommendation list and I took a chance and listened to it on Audible. I think it was a soft sweet kind of romance and so easy to listen to. I was so excited to actually hear singing and songs on the audio book. It said it was a stand alone but I’ve discovered previous books with all the characters from this book and a website with songs and video clips. I was so excited 😆 I’ve just downloaded all the other books and I’m in for a marathon. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 07-30-20

Beautiful 💜💜💜

Omg so Devine 💜💜💜I truly love these two . You can’t help but fall in love with them and of course the whole cast . I so hope we get more of these awesome characters . Loved it 💞❤️💜❤️💞

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  • Jo Hall
  • 07-29-20

Loved Getting Smitten

What a great journey this book was. I enjoyed every minute of Fish & Alessandra's story. It was funny, romantic, low on drama,and I loved the addition of the live music. I listened in one setting I could not put it down!

I know this book is marketed as a standalone but I can honestly say I feel I got a much richer experience because I knew the many secondary characters, and was familiar with the meaning and lyrics behind the bands earlier songs. I would suggest pairing this read with at the least 'Rockstar' and then the 'Liar' series if you can but I can equally see that you could still enjoy the book without them.

Jeepers Lauren Rowe can write! I found the pace of this book perfect, it never felt rushed or drawn out. There were some larger than I'm used to time jumps and who know's maybe these gaps will be filled with 'Colin's' story (fingers crossed).

One of my biggest Lauren Rowe loves from her last few books has been not rushing the ending. The last 1 1/2 hours was dedicated to the HEA, I really appreciated it...nothing worse then a heap of drama and build up and then 10 minutes of HEA.

I can't wait for her next book!

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  • Nicca
  • 07-29-20

totally smitten with this book

This is one of the sweetest, loveliest, romantic, swoon-worthy,and charming love story I have read. I loved that there was no drama in the storyline, just two wonderful people falling in love and finding themselves and what's important to them in the process. Loved that the audio version included some songs. Truly excellent. Loved loved loved it!