Friday, September 23, 2016


Title: Challenge
Author: Amy Daws
Release Date: Sept 23, 2016
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He’s her patient. She’s his doctor. They shouldn’t. But God, do they want to.

Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital. But his busted knee doesn’t stop him from running his well-practiced game on Indie Porter—his redheaded spitfire of a doctor. She’s not his type, not even close. But she could be the perfect distraction from the soul-crushing damage this injury could cost him.

Indie’s tired of her naivety putting a target on her back. As a gifted child, she’s let her education take the front seat her whole life. But a fling with a footballer like Camden might be just what she needs to grab life by the balls.

And he could be the perfect guy for the plan she’s been sitting on for over two years.

But when feelings make a final play, there’s no amount of medicine that can heal the damage to their hearts. 

Amazon/Goodreads Rating; 5/5 Stars
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 10/10 Stars
Anytime Amy Daws has a new book release I know I'm in for a wonderful ride. Challenge certainly did not disappoint! From the heat of the chemistry between Indie and Cam, to the sweet love and emotional story and the humor of the storyline this book was nearly impossible to put down. The London speak and humor are always a thrill for me and I always leave Ms. Daws' books thirsting for more. Indie was one of my favorite heroines and Cam? Talk about HOT! This is on my must read again pile!

Amazon/Goodreads Rating:  5/5 Stars
In Patti's Imagination Rating:  10/10 Stars
Challenge is the spin off series from the London Lovers that is the first on the Harris brother’s we met in That One Moment.  Camden Harris is the first brother to have his story told.  If you have read That One Moment you know that these four brothers are all famous footballers and that football is everything to them.  When an accident on the field lands Camden in a London hospital with a busted knee, things will never be the same for him.  
Dr. Indie Porter is a young and gifted person that has spent most of her life alone with going to an all girls boarding school.  During med school she has her first true friend that helps her overcome several of her insecurities.  Instead of a bucket list they create another type of list to help her lose her virginity and experience life and relationships.  Her list covers three different types and as luck would have it the first type ends up at her hospital as her patient.  Does she risk her job and go for it with guy one or find someone else?
This book pulls you in right from the start and keeps you wanting to read more to the very end and then wishing for more.  Camden was not what I expected, he was so much more then you could imagine.  His family doesn’t understand things after his injury and how this has impacted what he thinks and feels about his future.  Then when his arrangement with Indie turns out different than what was agreed upon will he be able to recover from everything?  
Indie’s baggage from growing up causing her to stay focused on her list and what she has mapped out until Camden starts having her thinking differently.  Belle is also a great support friend and the Tequila Sunrises they have are very important to them.  There is so much emotion in this book.  You will be laughing along with the puns and just the Harris brother banter, as well as shedding some tears over events and decisions that take place.  Several times I am frustrated with Indie and Camden for the decisions they make and yet you will be wanting to cheer them along.  Camden and his relationship with his family is something that you can relate to and it was great to get caught up some with Vi and Hayden.
I am looking forward to getting to know the rest of the Harris brothers especially if they have as much to share as Camden did.  

We arrive at my building and take the lift up to my fourth floor flat. As I’m unlocking the front door, she asks, “Are you a good dancer, Camden?”
This question is odd, even for her. “Why do you ask?”
She sighs and leans against the wall just as I open the door. “I envisioned you were tonight when I was dancing with some bloke.”
My jaw clenches. “I don’t need to hear about you dancing with other guys.”
She smirks. “But I was thinking about you so it shouldn’t count.”
“It counts.”
“I think I like this jealous side of you. I might have to use it to my—”
Her snarky comment is cut off by a satisfying yelp as I wrap my arms around her waist and throw her over my shoulder.
“What are you doing?” she squeals as I savour the feel of her bare legs in my hands.
I turn and walk her inside, kicking the door closed with my foot. “Do you think you’re smart, talking to me like that?” I ask, completely unable to hide the smile on my face.
Her hair tickles my back as she giggles. “I am quite smart, actually. I skipped three whole grades in primary school. Did you know that?”
“I didn’t know that. Tell me then, what did they do to punish clever girls with smart mouths in boarding school?”
“Oh, naughty, naughty things.” She giggles again and I have a momentary desire to put her down just so I can see her face when she does it.
“I might need a demonstration.” I walk down the hallway and straight to my room, forgoing the polite flat tour, the offering of drinks, and the inane small talk. Our arrangement is for sex and sex alone.
“I might be inclined to oblige.” Her voice is breathy when we reach the quiet darkness of my room. 

Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, and miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy's first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated contemporary romance series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It's emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in. 

On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake's theme song or stuffing themselves inside children's-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn't do for their little miracle. 

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