Smitten

A Stand-Alone Friends to Lovers Romance
Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Tim Paige
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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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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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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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Hmm... where to start

I usually don’t write reviews but, here goes , I’ll review the story on its own merits, because I wasn’t really Smitten, but it doesn’t mean that someone else won’t be, the stood Fish and Alessandra it’s a journey of young love and their discoveries along with the pitfalls of life insecurities and you live through them and rise above because of them. The narrators are awesome and the sound effects with the music it made it even better, as I said the story wasn’t for me, due to it sounded more a college level or maybe what they call young adult, and for me even though I used a credit to purchase this audiobook I finished it and sometimes begrudgingly I want it to be over but

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Perfect blend of Sexy and Sweet!

I was concerned that this might be a little too sappy for my preference, but it was spot on a spectacular balance of sexy and sweet. You just feel warm and fuzzy and light when the credits role. So worth the credit.

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Sweet sweet story

Just loved the epilogue. Well done Lauren! Thanks for the lovely distraction. Andi Arndt always brings IT!

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MY HEART

Loved this audiobook so much!! So cute and light!!!! Sometimes I love as little drama if non at all and this book did it for me 💕💕

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Mrs. Rowe does it again!

From high angst to precious and sweet Lauren is masterful at her craft! what a delight and the extras made the experience so very special. Thanks Mrs. Rowe!

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Lauren Rowe guarantees a good read

I love the Lauren Rowe stories. They are all intriguing and fun and unique. Every book, even those tied to a series, is unique enough. It is like having a favorite chef, who has an ever changing menu, but you know you will love every dish because he has great taste. Lauren Rowe books are “de-lish!!!!”

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Smitten for Smitten!!

I am a huge Lauren Rowe fan!! Devouring everything she puts out immediately and then going through withdrawal until her next inspiration comes out! Smitten once again demonstrates Rowe’s creativity and unique humor that she brings to every story she writes. I completely relate to and appreciate the realness of her characters. This sweet story line with of course a few hot scenes make it a 5+star!!

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  • Emma D
  • 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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  • 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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  • Joanne 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!