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Ball Peen Hammer Audiobook

Ball Peen Hammer

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Keane Morgan wouldn't return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn't want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin' choice in the matter - at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax's coveted parking spot at UCLA.

Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated. And, honestly, what kind of guy uses the phrase "baby doll" with a straight face? Oh, that's right: the kind of guy who's a male stripper.

Yup, the cocky jerk turned out to be Seattle's answer to Magic Mike, a stripper known as "Ball Peen Hammer" - which meant Keane Morgan was emphatically not the kind of guy I'd ever fall for.

Not. At. All.

No freakin' way.

Well, until Keane convinced me to fall for him, that is.

Which I did.

Hard.

©2016 Lauren Rowe (P)2016 Lauren Rowe

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    HAPPYGOLUCKY 12/07/2017
    HAPPYGOLUCKY 12/07/2017

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    "OMG I luuuuuuuurve this!!!"
    Where does Ball Peen Hammer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best! Cant recommend this one highly enough.


    What about Lauren Rowe and John Lane ’s performance did you like?

    Brilliant, was pleasantly surprised by both cos I hadn't listened to anything by these two before.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it, you won't regret it. Hot, funny & definitely moving in places. Just awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 03/07/2017
    Donna 03/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Keane !!"
    Would you listen to Ball Peen Hammer again? Why?

    Absolutely, the narrators are brilliant and make the experience enjoyable ! I loved the book so listening to it was awesome !


    Which character – as performed by Lauren Rowe and John Lane – was your favourite?

    Keane !! I love Keane


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had the time yep


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 25/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Bloody hilarious"

    I lost count of every time I laughed out loud.
    Gorgeous characters, Maddy was sweet and the voice of the narrator matched and worked for the character - often the story will write in a bad ass element to the female role but this one was genuinely sweet, I know so many girls like this, so I thought it was lovely.
    Keane -I thought he was going to irritate the hell out of me but NO! He was delightful and the whole dynamic was magic.
    absolutely recommend this as a feel good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki1093 14/07/2016
    Vicki1093 14/07/2016
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    "A quiet moment of 5* magic"

    Welcome to the beautiful and tantalisingly sinful world of Ball peen hammer aka Keane Morgan. Oh my wrap me up in dollar bills and throw me his way!!!

    This book will have you crying with laughter as you fall hard for the cocky, wise cracking but oh so sweet keane Morgan.

    Maddy milliken the complete polar opposite of Keane, sweet and sassy and determined not to succumb to the charm.

    Lauren wraps you up into a blissful state of emotion and carries you away on a journey you don't want to end but when that time comes you are left with the most amazing hangover.

    Yet again another amazing read from Lauren and an off the charts 5*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mamma Knows Books 14/07/2016
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    "Holy majoly this is one book you have to get!!"
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    I've literally just put Ball Peen Hammer down and holy majoly this is one book you are going to want to read!!<br/><br/>I'm a MAHOOSIVE fan of Lauren Rowe and started this book knowing it was going to be awesome but it exceeded my expectations! It was fantabulous!!<br/><br/>If you have indulged in The Club series you will know a little about the characters that you meet in Ball Peen Hammer! It revolves around Keane Morgan aka Peen aka Ball Peen Hammer the list goes on ha ha and Maddy Milliken who is seriously adorbsicles! I fell in love with both these characters instantly – they are the type of people you would want to have in your inner circle of friends! The craic in this book was off the scale to put it mildly! The story introduces you to each of them and follows their journey together on the way to Los Angeles, then continues from there! There are some other awesome characters you come across too!! (I've really got to find me a wifey like Zander).<br/><br/>The chemistry between Maddy and Keane was off the scale and how they bounced off each other was an absolute pleasure to read! Lauren Rowe you are a fricking genius!! Do not be fooled, although the first half of this book has the best banter and craic I have ever read before - never mind the Laurensims popping out and blowing my mind at every turn of a page - the second half of this book is going to give you THAT heart beating feeling you get, like you are literally melting reading about two people together. This book has all the FEELS.<br/><br/>I laughed so hard while reading this book, I cried at one part and had the warm fuzzy feeling at another - Lauren is an amazing author in that respect, she can go from writing the funniest scenes you have ever read to the gut wrenching ones that make you cry! So many times during the book did I have a “moment” where I thought this author is something special!<br/><br/>The sexy scenes between Keane and Maddy where HAWT!!! You may need to spray someone reading this book with some water to calm them down 😜 I would also suggest that there should be a warning that accompanies this book regarding horny ladies ha ha!<br/><br/>Lauren's writing as usual flows effortlessly, drawing you into the tale and keeping you hostage until the end. Only because I had little people to feed and look after did I put the book down! I cannot give this book enough praise and stress how much everybody needs a bit of Peen in their lives!<br/><br/>If you want to be a handsome and happy chap all the livelong day then you must must must read this book!!! It will blow your mind!<br/><br/>6 amazeball stars!!<br/><br/>

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  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    29/10/16
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    "MY NEW BOOK BF! BACK OFF LADIES! HE IS ALL MINE!"
    What made the experience of listening to Ball Peen Hammer the most enjoyable?

    I loved ALL OF IT!!! Great narration and a super fun story!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    AGAIN ALL OF IT!!!!!!!


    What about John Lane and Lauren Rowe ’s performance did you like?

    They were great...I loved them both...I would love to listen to them again!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When my Keanie Peenie finally admit to his mom that he loved Maddie, my heart almost burst!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Holy Moly I loved this sooooo much more than I expected too...I went in with an open mind...and within an hour I was hooked and in love! This is such a super fun story...and both these characters are adorbsickles!!!! Peenie is a male stripper and by chance ends up driving with Maddie to CA to live with her sister...they bond very quickly and almost didn't make it...because my Peenie is a jerksickle...but he comes to his senses and they get a very beautiful HEA!! LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!! Keane is such an adorable character...and Maddie is Awesome too!!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. Mcferran
    Georgetown, IN
    23/09/16
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    "Who knew a DORK-A-RAMA would be so DELIGHTFUL?"

    This book really surprised me. A few chapters in, and I was ready to criticize it in a review. I really didn’t like it. The surfer dude/valley girl/text speech/cutsie pet names hailed down so fast and furious it was painful. The barrage of Yee Boys, hellz yeahs, bee tee dubs, brahs, sweet meats, Pickles, Peenies, Keaneys, kewls, bonin’s, baby dolls, and seshes had me grimacing, and rolling my eyes in sheer repulsion and confusion. Madelyn the Badelyn? Hanna Banana Cream Pie? Dax Frickity Fracks? Peenie Weenie? You could fill up a book with the dude-isms and the cutsie names - and if you did, you’d call it Ball Peen Hammer. This was supposed to be romance novel material? Maybe for some, lord help them. Not for me.

    Not, that is, until Maddy and Keane got in a car together. Granted, the Morgan clan and their hilarious text exchange broke the ice for me, but Maddy + Keane = that’s when I started to warm up to this book. I’m not saying that the dude-isms and the swagger-talk eased up - if anything they increased. But, somehow, once I started seeing Keane through Maddy’s eyes, once I got a glimpse past Ball Peen Hammer and into Keane, I found myself giving Keane a real chance. And eventually, like Maddy, I fell a little in love with Keane. I loved the way this book made that happen.

    I found this book to be a clever and inventive take on a romance novel. In any other book, Keane would not be the leading man. He’s the gay, best friend sidekick. He’s the too slick lounge lizard giving you the “wink + pleasure + baby doll’.” He’s the sleezy Rico Suave calling women ‘lovely ladies.’ He’s the goofy, irresponsible younger brother who never returns your messages. He’s the cocky, light-hearted, irreverant, stoned surfer dude who dyes his hair blue for his bro. Keane? He’s all of these quirky characters rolled into one. In short, he’s the comic relief. He’s NOT the main man. He’s not romance hero material. Until.... gradually, he IS. That is the genius of this book. As Maddy says, Keane is “Daffy Duck trapped inside Prince Charming’s body,” and it’s so true. Yet, at the same time, it’s not - because this book is a bit of the reverse. This book is all about the reveal - the gradual reveal to both Maddy, the reader, and to Keane, himself, that daffy as Keane may act and seem, Daffy Duck is just the dude persona behind which Keane is hiding a real Prince Charming.

    Things this book got right:

    We get to know characters 98% through dialogue - there’s very little inner monologue. This makes the book more vibrant and interesting, and helps the reader get to know the characters as they get to know each other and themselves. It’s more real. And because a lot of the dialogue is witty and flirtacious, it’s loads of fun.

    The characters are honest, vulnerable, and direct. There is no game playing going on. Keane may talk a big talk, but there’s a brain and a heart of gold behind his fast mouth. Maddy, quick-witted and insightful, parries flawlessly with Keane and quickly sees more to him than his ‘yo-bro’ facade.

    There is a very solid, very clear story arc. Everything is there for a reason. Everything helps explain a character or ties into the main storyline. Everything fits. The book is tight.

    The author does not employ some of the usual romance novel tricks - evil outside manipulators, glaring ‘if only you’d told the truth earlier’ or stupid misunderstandings. The tension in the novel is created from real issues that each of the characters have, and they grow and deal with those issues in real world ways.


    The narration:

    All-in-all, I’d have to give the narration a thumbs up. Apparently the author narrated the ‘Maddy’ sections. So... that must BE Maddy! In the beginning of the story, I found her overly chirpy and young which contributed to the maddening dorky/cutsieness of the novel, but I mostly grew to like her over the course of the book. Keane is read as a total surfer dude. John Lane has a great voice, but in the beginning he read Keane really fast - and again, that contributed to my aversion to him - he just sounded SO much more like a caricature than a real character. But, he slowed down later, and as I grew to like Keane, I also grew to like his narrator. Overall, I’d give the narration a 4.3 on 5 scale. Slower would have been sexier. But I don’t think that was what this book was going for.

    Things this book didn’t quite get right:

    The sex. Well, Keane is well-versed and a self-proclaimed expert. No doubt he is. And even though this book was all about sex, talking about sex, instructing about sex, and eventually the happening of sex, the overall takeaway was not all that hot. I'm not sure how that happened. But, it did... or didn't, depending on how you look at it. I wasn't swept away in the lust/romance department. Somehow Sweet Sassy Molassey waggling' her boobs and bonin' Keaney Peenie Lionel Richie style just never was going to be seriously hot business for those of us living in the non-dork world.

    The ending. Rushed. Lackluster. Meh.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ndulgent Bloggrs
    Virginia, United States
    01/06/17
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    "Completely En-Hammered"

    So, so awesome... Peen enchanted me with his quirkiness and kind-heartedness. Peen is sweet, romantic, and funny. The Morgan family is a wonderful cast of characters - the ultimate secondary characters. Though the two main characters were completely charming. And thier journey was fun to go along with. Don't miss out! It's totally worth the listen.

    I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • EnVee
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States
    11/02/17
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    "In Lust with an OompaLoompa"

    I thought this was a cute and funny story.Two people take a road trip from Seattle to LA,one a corky and crazy male stripper and the other a supposedly shy film student.Together they build a friendship and make utube videos of Keanes big personality to make their road trip fun.The videos become big and bring big opportunities to Keane once he reaches LA .He and Maddy have had an attraction to eachother,Maddy knowing that Keane has a manwhore rep and since she's the"boyfriend type,decides it wouldn't be good for her heart to go there,the friendship means alot to her to ruin it with sex...but after watching Keane do a sexy rehearsal for a potential job,all caution is thrown to the wind,she decided that maybe she can manage the"friends with benefits "thing.But...Maddys heart eventually comes to love Keane for more than a friend and so does Keane,but he's conflicted.In the end he decides he's much happier with Maddy than without.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Cosmo
    05/09/16
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    "Definitely for the younger crowd"
    If you could sum up Ball Peen Hammer in three words, what would they be?

    Definitely liked the book, had a moment when I cried, but definitely not thrilled with the dialogue of the characters. One can only hear the word "Brah" so many times. The characters were definitely well developed, and I liked the whole "when Harry meets Sally," vibe with most of the book being a car trip where two opposites attract, but definitely for a younger crowd - 25 ish


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Halie
    Union, KY, United States
    10/08/16
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    "A little annoying but the story is worth it"

    I loved this love story and I think that it was well worth the credit. I agreed with one reviewer that mentioned if they heard "bruh" one more time that they were going to lose it. However, once I just accepted that it was part of the character, and focused on the story, I throughly enjoyed this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maria
    09/08/16
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    "Ball Peen Hammer"
    What made the experience of listening to Ball Peen Hammer the most enjoyable?

    The narrators , Lauren knows her characters better then anyone. So how she envisions them in her minds eye she brings them to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ball Peen Hammer?

    The family conversations and " Listen Linda" LOL


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Peene dancing for Maddy in the hotel


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hammer Time..... LOL


    Any additional comments?

    You can`t go wrong with any of Lauren`s book, and her audiobooks are some of the best

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rashanda
    30/07/16
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    "This book is "kwel""

    Ok let's start by saying the book is just plain good I mean really what's better then a super sexy book that makes you laugh. This book is full of family friends love lust and so much more other then the main plot the supporting story's really added to it out side of the crazy as hell language I mean my boyfriend now hates me for calling him every thing from sugar lips to hunny balls or saying rabbit after anyone says Rodger it's just way to good worth the credit

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vicki
    Alpharetta, GA, USA
    11/08/16
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    "DAFFY DUCK TRAPPED INSIDE PRINCE CHARMING'S BODY"

    I love this book. I listened to it 3 times the first week.

    This book is a spinoff from The Club featuring Kat Faraday's youngest brother Keane Morgan a.k.a Ball Peen Hammer or BPH.

    You will laugh your ass off listening to this book. It cracked me up that BPH and his room mate and best friend, Zander, call each other 'wifie' and terms of endearment like 'baby doll.'

    Here is an example of how much PBH thinks of himself: He can have sex with any single and available woman he wants...it's like picking chocolates from a box, or pickles from a jar...yes, pickles from a jar. He also has a 10 year rule for having sex with married women and he picks up MILTF's from the grocery store. PBH also refers to women as puppets and he's the puppet master...all he has to do is pull their strings to get what he wants in bed.

    Here are some of BPH's endearments:
    adorbsicles, babesicles, honey nuggets, honey biscuit, sweet cheeks, sugar lips, baby doll

    He has a theory about the word PLEASURE and it's kewal (cool).

    Lauren Rowe out did herself with this one...the story and her adorbsicles performance. John Lane also gave a buoyantly charming performance.

    You have to buy this book. It's one that you will listen to over and over. Definitely a keeper for your library.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Madonna Blackburn
    15/07/16
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    "IT'S HAMMER TIME!!!"

    Ok Peeps...IT'S HAMMER TIME!

    From the first sighting of this book cover I knew I was going to love this story.
    The cover & the story are Deeeevviiiinne!

    Madelyn 'The Badasselyn' Milliken is not impressed with her first interaction via text messages with Keane 'Ball Peen Hammer ' Morgan. However, to appease her big sister Hannah's concerns & in order to score a coveted car park in her sister's building, Maddy goes along with the plans to take Keane to LA with her.
    What happens along the way lead Maddy & Keane to a place that neither expected to go or saw coming.

    With Ball Peen Hammer..Lauren Rowe has allowed us another glimpse into her quirky and amazingly talented mindspace & woohee! it's a bloody fantastic view.
    Once again...from the first page we are sucked into a vortex of pure sexiness...and the feelings just continue to ramp up throughout this story.
    The banter is pure Lauren Rowe genius...the ribald humour & down to earth interaction between the characters makes this story flow with a real life interactive feel that will leave a smile plastered on your face when you finish.

    Keane Morgan...you my man are one smooth, cocky but oh so lovable sexy creature.
    And Maddy Milliken...what a feisty, witty & adorable balance for Peen.
    I loved this book!
    Another 5star hit from Lauren.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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