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(Harris Brothers #1)

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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
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Paperback, 318 pages
Published September 23rd 2016 by Stars Hollow Publishing
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ღFloღ the coffee addict
5 **Penis Number One.** STARS



Shamelessly naughty and so damn funny. Just the thing to read after not touching a book in almost 2 months. Amy Daws is a definite favourite of mine. I love her wit, easy story flow, wonderful characters and the London setting is just perfect.

Challenge is a sports romance, the first book in the a series about the football playing Harris brothers and is technically a spin-off from her London Lovers books, but can be read as a complete standalone. In fact, this book is
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Mysza
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one. Football in the background, hot hunk of a player and quirky heroine. Throw three hot brothers (also football players), sassy sister and generally tight, overprotective family and you have a really nice story. Also funny but with an emotional touch too and ok, I have to say it, heroine annoyed me a bit at some point with her running away, but Camden more than made up for it with his British goofy charm. I enjoyed. Looking forward to the next Harris brother. Hmmm? I think I'd ...more
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


FREEE eBook! I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO READ.

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Blurb:
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
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Dilek VT
3 out of 2,5... A mediocre read with some annoying moments...

First of all, I must say that I disliked the heroine.

Indie was a virgin at the age of 24 and she had an uber stupid “penis list” that she prepared with her friend.

P #1 would be a player, a bad boy...
P #2 would be a romantic guy.
P #3 would be a mixture of P#1 & 2.

Why not Lover 1, 2 & 3, but Penis 1, 2 & 3? I have no idea... Whatever... Even with a different name, making such plans with numbers as if you are going to meet
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Hanne
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Challenge is my first read by Amy Daws. It was an amazing book and it won’t be the last book I’ll read by the author. I loved Camden! He’s sporty, talented, strong, honest and determined. He loves playing soccer and he’s amazing at it. Camden wants Indie very much and he would do anything for a chance with her. He will fight for her, but she won’t make it easy. I liked Indie most of the time, but I also struggled with her sometimes. Indie is smart, caring, determined and honest. She loves her ...more
~Kristin~
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars
This was my first book by this author, and it was quite the fun adventure. I'm a sucker for a tight knit family, throw in hot hunky footballers and a sassy sister that runs the bunch of them, well I'm sold. I look forward to reading Tanner's story, dare I predict his leading lady will be none other than his favorite, Dr. Ryan.
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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“I want what I feel when I’m with you.”

What a fabulous sports romance with a footie playing hero who will charm your knickers off and a sweet yet naïve heroine who’s a bit of a wonder kid. Challenge had us hooked from about a third way in and we became completely sucked into the story of Camden and Indie; two opposites whose paths collide when a nasty accident happens on a muddy pitch in Bethnal Green.

“I am football. Nothing more. If I can’t play, what the fuck am I?”

We had so many laughs
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Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: sports, ku, v-card
3.5 Stars

A high three star read for me. I like a good sport book and this one has raving reviews. The last Amy Daws book I read was pretty cute. I will admit I started this book months ago and didn’t finish it. I thought maybe I wasn’t in the mood. Now that I am in the mood, I felt like it was okay. It wasn’t bad, but it was just okay.

The angst towards the second half of the book got to me and that’s where my rating dropped a little.

Camden is a football player (soccer player) and he’s your
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Stacey is Sassy
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Accepting the Challenge and scoring the goal...

My goal was to finish Challenge. I hit buy, cued it up and then went travelling. OMG...It has been a very long time since a book took me four days to read. Honestly, it wasn't my fault. I went to the Fictionally Yours, Melbourne book signing AND Hubby joined me to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. So, unfortunately, reading wasn't my priority.

Of all the books to choose, I should have picked a re-read or something. There is NOTHING worse than
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Fabi
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible, cr, 5-star-books
The five stars are for the outstanding production of the audio version of this book. It is a production, not just a narration. There are three actors, two male and one female. All of them speak with a delicious British accent. This audio is not to be missed!

The story? Well, I'm going to be nice and say that it wasn't my cup of tea. Probably nothing wrong with it for anyone who likes mushy NA romance. It's just not my thing. I find it terribly unrealistic.

But - hey! I listened to every single
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Amanda Steward
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So

So first off I have to say I am NOT a fan of “soccer” or football as it is in this series. Only reason I’m here obviously is because I LOVE Amy Daws writing. When I need a laugh she gets me there EVERY SINGLE TIME!! So if your needing a laugh out loud book look no further. Read any Amy Daws and you won’t regret it.
Leila
4 Tequila Sunrise stars!

I was first introduced to Camden & Indie while reading Cocktales and really wanted to hear their story. This was my first novel by Amy Daws and it won’t be my last.

Challenge is part crass, part hilarious, and a whole lot steamy!

I like Indie, she was a prodigious child and is one of the youngest doctors at the hospital. She’s lived a life of solitude until she reached college, so the little idiosyncrasies she has about enjoying being alone are endearing, but we all
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Amy Daws
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewing my own book is kind of a funny feeling, but I like doing this because it reminds me of the experience I had while writing it.
This book was a Challenge for me to write...pun definitely intended. It was one of the hardest books I've written and I don't know if it was because of my break away from my core group in the London Lovers Series, the shift into the sports romance genre, or just because of life and timing, but it was tricky. Many rants of my own occurred similar to the rants
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Escape into a Booksite
*5 Stars*

This was my first book by Amy Daws, and it won't be my last! I loved this one. It was fun, flirty, had some serious issues to do with each of the characters lives, and was just all round an enjoyable read.

I don't want to give too much away, but the basic plot line as per the blurb, is that the two main characters are Indie; a doctor, and her patient, Camden Harris; one of the top football (soccer for us Aussies) players going around. They have instant chemistry (no this isn't weird
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Denisa
1.5/2 Dunno about this one


This was a confusing book. I wanted to DNF it a few times, especially at the beginning (then, somehow, it became tolerable for some unknown reason).

What I didn't like were the characters. Yeah, I get insta-love, but this one was that annoying one that makes absolutely no sense. The two talk about each other like they've known one another for their entire lives (when they barely met a few hours ago). Plus, the male char does like a 180 after just a few days of knowing
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Gaufre
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I guess I am picky. DNF 20%

It is a lighthearted read and can be quite fun if you don't have the same petpeeves I do. If you want to know, here they are:
1) we don't see the main male character do what he is good at. When I don't get that, I start thinking that guys in romances are interchangeable. He is a football (soccer for US folks) player but we don't see him play much.
2) the female main character is a 24-year old virgin. Of course, she is smart and sexy.
3) there is the all too common
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Bj
I gave this audiobook a B+ for the story and an A for Will M. Watt's narration and a B+ for Charlotte Cole's and Martin Foster's narration at AudioGals.

Narrated by Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole, and Martin Foster

What a pleasant surprise! This audiobook had a little bit of everything. I was expecting a sports romance featuring a playboy star player, but what I heard was so much more. From the witty and comical banter to the romance and even the conflict resolution which involved personal growth by
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Michelle
OMFG is was AMAZING !!!!

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WHY YES WHY am i m I only reading this book right now. I do really want to slap myself. I have heard so many great things about this book and series. It just took me longer to get around to to yes cause I m stupid sometimes haha. I should of listen to everyone ages ago but anyway I 've finally got around to this brilliant book. Has you can tell I LUVD this book so much. Camden is a great character he is you typical footballer playboy. Works hard on the pitch and just
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5 "Tequila Sunrise" stars

Challenge was the first book I read by Amy Daws and mark my word it won't be my last! I already heard talking about her through one of my friends and I also "bought" for free two of her London Lovers Series books this summer so I just need time and I'll jump on them asap.
I wasn't planning on making a review but I'm going to do a
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Somia
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Relaxed 3 Stars

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The first 40% of
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Reanell Tisdale
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

I loved this book HARD! I love a good sports romance on any day, but add in the doctor/patient drama into the mix and I'm sold! This was my first book by Amy Daws but it won't be my last! Her writing is BRILLIANT!

From the first time Cam and Indie meet SPARKS FLY! His cheekiness towards her is refreshing and very charming. He charmed the pants off me in the very first chapter! So I knew Indie didn't stand a chance!

I loved the patient/doctor part of the story. It had a "Grey's Anatomy"
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❤Rachel Anne's Romance Must Reads❤
This was a cute book. I enjoyed the unique characters and there were some seriously funny moments.

Basically the h and her friend come up with a "Penis List" to help her get rid of her virgin status at 24 years old.

#1 who will take her vCard should be a player with skills

#2 sensitive giver who may or may not cry when he finishes.

#3 should be the keeper who has traits of both.

She decides Cam, a footballer with an injury (and also her patient!), is a perfect #1. But only after a lot of back and
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Sunny
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Oh man, I did not like how this book started. I thought the heroine was so reckless with her career. It felt immature and if the rest of the book was going to continue like this, then this was going to be my second DNF in as many months. HOWEVER, because the cause of the recklessness was the center point of the conflict between the main characters, it was explored in a way that made sense to me. Beyond that, this book has one of the best declarations of love. I adored it. It was punny.
Ursula
Oh dear. I did not like the half of this one I read/listened to. I found it a rather shallow book, tbh.

If planning the loss of your virginity and the acquisition of sexual experience around labelling guys Penis 1, Penis 2 or Penis 3 is your jam, well, you go for it. A man's penis as a means to an end. (Surely a dildo would do just as well? A sex doll?)

Even if I did not like the hero Camden Harris, soccer star and all-time sex-god/legend in his own mind, I reject this objectification of men.
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
I initially struggled with this book as it is set in my professional world and the ethics of the relationship were problematic to me even though I know this is fiction. But as the couple grew on me, I enjoyed it more and more.

The duet narration style was superb and both British narrators had wonderful voices and emotion, capturing the characters perfectly. If only all audiobooks set in the UK with Brits had accents like this. The story was fun, serious, hot and allowed me to escape into the
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Nicole P
The Harris Brothers really know how to hit me in the feels. I started with Endurance first and then came back to this book because I needed more of this family. Gah! Camden was just perfect in all of his soccer hotness. He is definitely a member of my Book Boyfriend Club. He was so gentle, understanding, sweet and sexy to boot. And then there was Dr Indie Porter. She definitely had more issues than Camden but she was so cute and awesome. The character and relationship development was on point. ...more
Viviana
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love this book. Maybe I do have a thing for soccer players!!!
I'm starting to think that soccer books are my absolute fav!!!!
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
4 ~ Thou art mine ~ Stars

Yay! Finally read this and I loved Cam and Indie so much! It was funny, sassy and definitely pulled at my heartstrings.

Lately the heroines I’m reading about are just meh for me, it’s the heroes that pull me in and keep me invested and that sort of happened here too but with a few twists.

I loved that Cam was so freaking honest and up front with Indie, even at their early stages, when they settle for a casual friends w/benefits type deal, he never misleads or messes
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Maddy's Reading
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“I am football. Nothing more. If I can’t play, what the fuck am I?”


This book blew me away...literally. This was my first time reading this author and looking at the cover i thought...meh its gonna be a sexy sports romance with lots of sex...but I was kinda in the mood for some sports romance to what the heck!

I was wrong!!! This book is funny, sweet, sexy (obs...i mean look at the cover!), sometimes sad and overall unputdownable!

Camden Harris is a legacy, comes from a family of footballers
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lazybookconqueror
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is probably a 3 star book, but I'm bumping bit to 4 because I listened to it on Audible Escape and this book has a freaking DUET NARRATION. If you don't know what that is, instead of a Dual Narration where the h reads one chapter and the H another, they actual "interact", and you get dialogue with both male and female actors. I love it.

The story overall is nothing new, I actually very much enjoyed it, it just wasn't anything overly memorable. Both characters are likable and fun. Minimal
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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; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. 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 ...more

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