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Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: November 21, 2019
Cover Designer: Amy Daws
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What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction?
Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat.
Midfielder Maclay “Mac” Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football. But when an adorably-freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime.
Freya Cook is used to being the invisible woman with a needle and thread, offering cheeky punchlines as she helps dress London’s finest. She’s plus-sized in body and spirit, and other than her friendship with Mac, talking to the opposite sex is one skill she never mastered.
However, after one innocent game of Never Have I Ever, Mac offers to play Love Coach for Freya.
What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off.
Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don’t fall in love with your best friend.
I wake the next morning to a rough tongue touching my nipple. A smile spreads across my face as I open my eyes and expect to find Freya. My face falls when I see it’s her fucking demon of a cat laving at my pec like it’s going to produce milk at any moment.
“Fuck off, you wee bastard!” I bellow and shove the animal off my chest.
Hercules takes off down the hallway, and a snort echoes in the room. I turn my gaze to find Freya perched on a chair in the corner of her bedroom. She’s dressed in a long nightshirt, her red hair a wild mess of curls, and her makeup smudged like she was properly fucked last night. And she looks positively entertained.
“Did you just sit there and watch your cat violate me?” I croak, sitting up and rubbing my tender nipple.
She giggles and steadies herself so as not to spill the two cups of coffee in her hands. “I came in to bring you a coffee, but Hercules looked like he was warming up to you, so I just sat down here to not interrupt. I had no idea he was going to lick your tit.” She bursts out laughing all over again.
“You and I are in a fight then,” I reply gruffly, propping myself up on the headboard of her bed. “That was disturbing.”
She nods, her face still tormented with poorly concealed laughter. “For us all.”
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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy’s work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com
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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
Blindsided is the new romantic comedy from Amy Daws. This takes places in the Harris Brothers universe but is a strong standalone. These characters shine and the Harris family are just an added bonus 🙂
“You’re enjoying my discomfort far too much. We’re officially in a fight.”
“Oh good, something new and different for us,” Mac replies with an amused tone.
Mac and Freya have spent the past year being secret friends who hang out eating takeout and watching TV. Mac is a hot Scottish tattooed football player and Freya is a shy plus size seamstress. They may be quite different, but they are best friends who make each other laugh when there not bickering. Freya is about to turn thirty and decides she needs to step out of her comfort zone and get a boyfriend. Mac decides he would be the best person to coach her in the art of love since he is not looking for anything serious. They both go into their arrangement with an expiration date and the expectation that their friendship will go back to normal after their time together. It isn’t long before they both discover feelings that they hadn’t noticed before. The thought of them together used to make them laugh but when hearts are on the line and you risk losing your best friend the future seems far less cheery.
“Christ, I want her . I want her so bloody bad I can taste it.”
Mac was an absolute sweetheart and I just wanted to snuggle up with him and love him. Freya is quirky and fun. Her struggles with self-image are relatable and seeing her work on them but not be completely over them felt real. Mac is sometimes a brute through their close friendship he knows exactly what makes Freya happy. He will make you swoon when he tells and shows Freya just how beautiful she is inside and out. Mac and Freya’s friendship was sweet and their sex steamy and fun. The two being friends first helped their relationship develop more organically and it wasn’t them knowing everything about each other immediately.
“This is the kiss of a true, unbridled, untamed , unbroken bronco of a Scotsman, and I had no idea it was everything I was missing in life!”
Mac and Freya’s story is a roller coaster of emotions. You were laughing at Freya’s silly antics one moment and then holding your breath while your heart hurts at others. They also had to work for their happily ever after and acknowledge the wrongs they make. Their story had me so hooked that at one point I legit screamed “NOOOOOO no no WHY” at a certain emotional packed punch hat it left me just as devastated as the characters in the book. Mac does fall from grace for a bit there and it’s dicey on if you want to keep loving him, but he makes up for it.
“You blindsided me, Freya. You blindsided me with everything I never knew I wanted.”
This might be one of my favorite friends to lovers romance that I’ve read. I don’t think I have ever read an Amy Daws’ book that I didn’t love and Blindsided is no different. Blindside is a great romance that is guaranteed to entertain.