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Growing up, I knew my older brother’s best friend thought of me as “Logan’s kid sister”. For me, though, our next-door neighbor Colin felt like anything but a sibling. Whenever I spied on him through my bedroom window, as he banged away, shirtless, on his drum kit, I felt sensations inside me I’d never felt for my actual brother. But when we moved away and Colin’s band took off like a rocket, I knew my tweener fantasies would never become a reality.

Fast-forward nine years to my brother’s wedding, when I saw Colin again and we shared a secret, drunken kiss that rocked my world. The next morning, Colin blamed the alcohol. Said we should pretend the kiss, and my unfortunate text afterward, never happened.

Now that I’m heading to LA to work for Colin and crash at his place, though, all bets are off. I’m determined to make Colin swoon for me, the same way I’ve always done for him. Because no matter what he insisted, Colin’s body during our kiss, and the shocking thing he whispered into my ear right afterward, made it clear he doesn’t really think of me as his little sister, any more than I do.

©2021 Lauren Rowe (P)2021 Lauren Rowe

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Swoon

Was a great book to listen to. Totally enjoyed it. So happy Amy and Colin got there fairytail ending 😍

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Friggen awesome ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

I love these characters and I love this story and series . I just want more of then all . It’s hilarious having them all together . Amazing . Joe and Desiree did a fabulous job bring this story to life . Perfect ❤️‍🔥💝💐💙💖💘💜💗🌺💕🤎💜❤️‍🔥💖

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Swoon!!

This has been my favourite book in the series so far . Beautifully written & such likeable MCs .. can not wait for for the next book in this series and hoping it’s about one of the other 2 drummers that featured in this book .. especially one that really needs his HEA .

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swooning for Swoon

Colin and Amy, friends since childhood, but separated when Amy was mid teens meet 9 years later when Amy is all grown up. Colin jaded about love, not sure who he trusts, certainly not himself. Amy, Colin's best friend's little sister, is strong in her feelings and not prepared to be his puppet, at least not ourside the bedroom. A great story good music and fantastic addition to the Morgan/River Records family

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  • Kristi Reetz
  • 03-11-2021

Holy... Swoon!!

Excuse me while I mop my heart, that has melted into a big pile of goo, up off the floor. Holy wow! Talk about an aptly named book. Get ready to melt and swoon over Colin, Amy, and their class brother's best friend and little sister love story.

This was my first experience with Lauren Rowe's work. I had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Her hero Colin was absolutely, for lack of better word, swoon worthy. Her heroine Amy was a quirky and massive spitfire. There was drama, moments of heartbreak, times you wanted to shake and cheer on both of them, as well as lots of moments of complete hilarity. I can't tell you how many times I busted out laughing. I was pleasantly surprised with the music elements to the audiobook. I was NOT expecting that. It's not every day that there is a break in the narration for the songs that are written into the story.

Joe Arden and Desiree Ketchum narrate the audiobook of "Swoon". With both of them bringing these characters to life, I was captivated from the very beginning and couldn't press the pause button. This was one of those narrations where you can't help but stay up late listening. Desiree is still a very new to me narrator and every time I listen to her, I fall more in love with her. She was pure perfection as Amy. Joe is everything you want in a hero. He just has a way of grabbing a hold of your heart no matter the character. Colin has a confident yet clueless personality that Joe brings to life brilliantly. I couldn't have asked for better narrators for this book.

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  • Phara Blair
  • 03-11-2021

Swoony perfection!

Hold on while I wipe the happy tears from my eyes to write this review. Lauren Rowe has done it again and taken me on a ride that I don’t want to ever end. Colin is the sexy, single drummer of the uber-successful band 22 Goats and Amy is the younger sister of his best friend growing up. There is definitely some angst surrounding that forbidden/this better go all the way or not at all trope, but Lauren brings such genuine emotion, deep thought, and realistic complications to the whole relationship that it goes way beyond your typical will they or won’t they see-saw. And in typical Lauren Rowe fashion, we are treated to a whole host of characters from past books, from the entire Morgan family and their spouses to most of the River Records bands and their significant others. It’s like going to a reunion every time and catching up with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while. There is plenty of steam, just enough conflict, lots of laugh-out-loud moments, and all the heartwarming, swoony romance you expect from Lauren and her beautiful stories. Joe Arden and Desireé Ketchum were absolutely golden and brought the perfect combination of heat, heart, and passion to their performance that this story deserved and demanded. If you haven’t heard the original music that Lauren writes and produces for her books then you MUST run right now to her website and listen to ALL of it! Adding this original music is next level and takes this audiobook to a 10 star listen for me. Bravo Lauren and keep ‘em coming!

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  • Bran.d (amour.Rebelle92)
  • 03-11-2021

Swoon will have you smitten💕

Get ready y’all because JOE will make you swoon💕 Seriously, Joe as Colin could pull my strings anytime🔥

Colin & Amy are written in the stars & in their moms’ dreams 😉 I love everything about their journey from the sweet stories of their childhood to the group advice from the Morgan Mafia…we get bonus advice from Peenie (that’s enough to make you swoon🥵) and Mama Lou😊

You guys!! We get another sexy sweet song! Colin may have been a bit of a dumb@$$ and is all in on his grand gesture❤️

Extra bonus we there are more ‘superband’ performances at Reed’s🥰 no spoilers but hatchets may have been buried🙃

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“I can’t imagine Colin’s been spending this much time with you, and looking so happy doing it, solely to help you get a job and keep Luke from asking you to dance. I know Colin’s an actor these days, but Robert De Niro couldn’t fake the kind of chemistry I’m seeing between you two.”—I love how both Colin & Amy are both smitten with each other.

“It’s time, Amy O’Brien—time for you to experience The Sure Thing.”—-YASSS Girl! Get you some😜

“I’m doing God’s work,” Keane says reverently. “One lingering d0ng-shot at a time.”—-I absolutely love Peenie 🤣🥰

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  • Claudia B
  • 28-11-2021

…drum roll please…HOT HOT HOT

This is the story I’ve been waiting for. Its all about Colin the drummer from 22 Goats and it didn’t disappoint.
Amy is the woman Colin doesn’t even realize he needs. But boy what a tale they weave. And the heat!!!!

Lauren Rowe always spins and delivers a sexy funny and fulfilling story. This can be read or listened to as a stand-alone or as part of the trio of books about the three members of 22 Goats. “Rockstar” and “Smitten” are the other two books but this Swoon is brilliant on its own too!

The narration by Joe Arden and Desiree Ketchum is spot on. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to them bring the characters to life fused with so much energy.

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  • Chris_and_Esther
  • 23-11-2021

Swoon worthy!

Swoon is definitely a swoon worthy story that will have your heart singing.
This book can be read as a standalone but if you have read some of her previous books than you have probably heard of Colin, the drummer for 22 Goats. I was thrilled to finally be getting his story and this book did not disappoint.
Get ready for a fantastic friends to lovers story as Colin and Amy have known each other most of their lives, but Amy was just the little sister of his best friend. Now, she is all grown up! They have chemistry and a connection but Amy wants so much more than friendship, but Colin being a guy is a bit in denial of what he is actually feeling. You will have to read or listen for yourself to see how they work it all out. So, don’t delay, you are going to love this sweet romantic story so, so much!
I had the added benefit of listening to the audio version of this story and the narrators definitely added to my enjoyment of this book.

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  • Stephanie Russell
  • 19-11-2021

Perfection

Lauren Rowe is a master of her own universe, telling the stories that create magical moments from perspectives of every character in her books. The number of Easter eggs in her books is astonishing. The performers are great, and the stories are pure magic. When I finished this book, I felt so sad that I was out of books again! Guess it’s time to start over and see what all I missed the first time!

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  • 15-11-2021

Loved it!

Loved it!!!! Very, very steamy definitely not for the faint of heart! it was cute, funny and a
good story all around!! The music interludes we're awesome!!!!!

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  • AudibleObsessed
  • 14-11-2021

Another one click by Lauren Rowe

Hello hotness! Lauren knocked it out the park again with Swoon. It was the perfect amount of fun, sweet, steamy and swooning. Lauren always has me laughing out loud and wanting to throw my phone in one story

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  • lone☆star
  • 14-11-2021

SWOONED

Enjoyed the sweet story. Also, "Swoon" is my favorite of the Lauren Rowe book songs.

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  • Joy Avery
  • 09-11-2021

The performance was incredible!

Not only did I love Colin and Amy's story but the narration was phenomenal! I loved how the actual songs played during the book not just at the end. I highly recommend this!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-11-2021

brilliant

I absolutely love this series of books and I wish I could be in them, I feel like I know the characters personally. I get absolutely lost I the story, well done . highly recommend this series

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  • Literary shoot the Bree's by the Tees
  • 11-11-2021

Simply brilliant, totally swoony and oh so hot!

This aptly titled love story by the fabulously talented Lauren Rowe is a Brother's best friend to lovers romance.
Colin and Amy's love story is very sweet, emotional and extremely passionate. It is also filled with lots of love and laughter and lets not forget "the sure thing."
Colin is charming, cocky, loveable and emotionally stunted. Amy was the girl next door who is now a strong, confident woman who knows her worth.
Lauren couldn't have cast a better Colin and Amy in my opinion. Joe Arden and Desiree Ketchum are not only one of my narrating dream teams but they do an absolutely amazing job of bringing the characters to life.
Joe's smooth, velvety voice was the perfect choice. He portrayed Colin's confident yet vulnerable and oh so swoony personality magnificently. Desiree did an impeccable job of showcasing Amy's wants and needs, passions, desires and also showed off the self doubt Amy suffers perfectly.
Even though Colin is a rockstar turned movie star he is just a normal, down to earth guy who will do anything for those he loves. Colin and Amy make the perfect couple and the road to their HEA may be a rocky one but they give us an entertaining adventure along the way to finding it. Throw in original music that will melt your heart, "the sure thing" that is Holy Mary Mother of God so freaking hot! Meddling Mothers and true friendship and this book will have you going through every emotion but ultimately you will Swoon over this love story!

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  • Katie B
  • 06-11-2021

Excessive use of the word swoon !

It’s a really nice story but with what feels like the excessive and forced insertion of the word swoon it become annoying and tbh a bit cringeworthy possibly more with the audio version than if reading.

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  • AJ
  • 04-11-2021

Love it!!!

I absolutely love this book especially the music tracks on it. It’s rare that sound or music is used within an audiobook. The story is one of my favourites from the River records series and I highly recommend this book. Joe Arden and Desiree Ketchum are fantastic as usual 🙂

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