Oar Than Friends

Oar Than Friends

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/03/2024
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"Lulu Moore created a perfect book boyfriend in OAR THAN FRIENDS. Oz is the very definition of boy obsessed and his pursuit of Kate is absolutely delicious! This book is sweet and sexy and I didn't want it to end!" ~ New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

She's rowing for Cambridge. He's rowing for Oxford. But they just can't keep one another at oar's length . . .

Arthur Osbourne-Cloud has his future mapped out for him – graduate Oxford and follow his dreadful father into politics. Except Arthur wants anything but that. He’d rather spend his days rowing for gold at the Olympics,.

And this year he has the Boat Race to win.

Kate Astley also has her future mapped out. Fly half-way across the world, and win a scholarship at Cambridge University to study medicine. Oh, and crew for the legendary Boat Race. Seems simple enough.

But then she meets Arthur.

For Arthur, this feisty American challenges everything he's been taught to believe, while Kate battles between what she's expected to do, and what she wants to do.

The bitter rivalry between their universities ought to destroy them. Or will it just be a matter of time before they surrender to the sizzling chemistry between them?

But In The Boat Race, there can only be one winner. Who will sink and who will swim?


'Icould not put this book down' Goodreads Reviewer

'A breathtakingly unique take on the college rivals and sports romance tropes' Goodreads Reviewer

'5+ stars!' Goodreads Reviewer

'This book gives it all, and I'm not ashamed to say, I laughed, I cried, and I may have bit through my lip because of the tension in the end' Goodreads Reviewer

'It’s a 5-star read - if I could give more I would' Goodreads Reviewer

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405965828
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 298g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 27 mm

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Oar Than Friends
Absolutely loved it!
I absolutely love love love this book so much! I was captivated from the start till the very end. I wasn't sure how much this book would be about rowing b... READ MORE
Paxton Reads
Oar Than Friends
A breathtakingly unique take on the college rivals and sports romance tropes
A question for a question. What’s a girl to do when the guy you hit it off with at the start of your first year at Cambridge is actually attending Oxford? ... READ MORE
Megan Davis
Oar Than Friends
5+ stars!
Oh my goodness, where to start?! I absolutely adored this book and fell head over heels in love with both Kate and Oz. I knew pretty much nothing abou... READ MORE
Oar Than Friends
Meet your new book boyfriend
Did I know anything about rowing? No. Am I now obsessed with it? Yes. This book is so sweet and wonderful, and who of us haven’t had a little snog on a... READ MORE
Rosie Reads
Oar Than Friends
Lulu Moore can do NO wrong!!
Did I know anything about rowing? - No. Did I know about Cambridge & Oxford rivalry - No. Will I absolutely find out how I can now watch or attend this B... READ MORE
Oar Than Friends
Another standout by Lulu Moore
Do you ever have a book that that you have been hoping that an Author will write and then one day it lands in your lap? For me, it was THIS BOOK. I grew ... READ MORE
abbey searle
Oar Than Friends
Happy, Funny, Sweet Read
This book, from the very first page, pulled me in and was just a happy, funny, sweet read. There was tension and rivalry and chasing dreams and love conque... READ MORE
Calie Dickey
Oar Than Friends
A fabulous read as always from Lulu Moore
Wow, firstly I’m don’t normally read University romance, but I do read what ever Lulu write’s and I so pleased I read this book. As I’m from the UK I ha... READ MORE
Claire Ingledew
Oar Than Friends
A New Lulu Moore Favorite!!
This book was absolutely incredible, and everyone needs to read it as soon as it comes out! I never thought I’d be saying this but rowing is so much fun to... READ MORE
Jayda Thompson
Oar Than Friends
Really enjoyed Oz & Kate
I really enjoyed reading about Oz & Kate. It was like a breath of fresh air, as I have no idea about rowing in general. So this brought me new knowledge! ... READ MORE
Oar Than Friends
Fresh Waffles and Winters in Vermont
I am a huge Lulu fan and could not contain my excitement when I found out what this book was about. I loved it for so many reasons, but especially because ... READ MORE
Amanda Turscak
Oar Than Friends
Kate & Oz
Kate is an American student at Cambridge on a rowing and medical scholarship. There she meets Oz and they instantly hit it off. They have a funny meet cute... READ MORE
Melissa  Abbott
Oar Than Friends
Row Right Over and Read This Book!
The way I loved this book. ❤️ This book hits all my high notes: sports, obsessed and intelligent MCs, a friend group that is more like family and great... READ MORE
Erin Castellanos
Oar Than Friends
Loved this new series
I loved this story so much Oz and Kate were just perfect together and i loved how the rivalry was shown. I fell in love with all the characters in this one... READ MORE
Ginny Flower
Oar Than Friends
Love this!!
Let me start off by saying I know absolutely nothing about boat racing!! When I started this book I was a little unsure, I wasn't familiar with the term... READ MORE
Michelle  Newton
Oar Than Friends
A truly enjoyable read
A wonderful rivals to lovers romance set in the world of college rowing. This story brings together Oz and Kate, are both rowers, he for Oxford, her for Ca... READ MORE
Natalie Miller
Oar Than Friends
Nothing Like a Little Competition to Enhance the Romance
I loved Oar than Friends by Lulu Moore; it is an incredible love at first sight love story. It is the first book in her new Oxbridge series. Lulu Moore sho... READ MORE
Patti L.
Oar Than Friends
Loved this so much!
Wow! I was blown away by how much I adored this book! This was my first book by Lulu Moore and I cannot wait to read more! I have never read a sports r... READ MORE
Lucy Higgins
Oar Than Friends
Fate, love at first sight, soulmates.. call it whatever you want but these two were simply made for one another. Their chemistry was incredible from the ve... READ MORE
Sam Webb
Oar Than Friends
“A light blue and a dark blue, step by step.”
Pretty confident I just became the world’s biggest rowing fan. Prior to reading Oar Than Friends I knew that rowing involved a boat, oars, someone yelling,... READ MORE
Kristen Sahl
Oar Than Friends
Another Amazing Book by Lulu Moore
This is a sports romance, set between Cambridge & Oxford University Rowing Teams. From the start Kate and Arthur ‘Oz’ Osbourne-Cloud complemented each o... READ MORE
Laura Wright
Oar Than Friends
Loved loved loved
We need more UK-based romances and Lulu delivered. Also, I’ve said this before but this woman is a witch (Lulu, I know you read reviews, and this is a comp... READ MORE
Sophie Bourdenrt
Oar Than Friends
Making rowing sexy
The meet cute in this book made me feel actually giddy. It so perfectly summed up what it's like to be at uni and have one chance encounter in the late/ear... READ MORE
Oar Than Friends
Kate and Oz are 5 Star
This book filled me with joy, I loved it from start to finish. From Kate and Arthur/Oz’s first encounter there is a connection between them. I love how... READ MORE
Oar Than Friends
My favourite book of 2024 so far!!
This was my first book by Lulu Moore and now I need to go back and read her entire backlist! This book was literal perfection and is now living in my head ... READ MORE
Katie Stack
Oar Than Friends
A rowing romance between Oxbridge students
I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed reading about rowing teams in rival universities. I don’t know anything about rowing, but I think the book helps... READ MORE
Raquel Bonelli
Oar Than Friends
"It was the type of kiss that makes you lose all sense of time and space. The type of kiss you emerge from and four hours have passed. The type of kiss you... READ MORE
Jennie Tran
Oar Than Friends
Consider me a fan of rowing
This is an author I’ve only recently discovered and I’m so happy I did. I loved everything about Oar Than Friends. From the play on words title to the he... READ MORE
Elizabeth Mackie