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4.47  ·  Rating details ·  1,267 ratings  ·  299 reviews

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
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published November 21st 2019 by Amy Daws, LLC
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Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Amy Daws Fans, Romance
4.5 Best Mates And More Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!!
I have become a solid fan of Amy Daws. I love the way her mind works as she presents situations that happen in everyday life and then allows her characters to be themselves. This can make it very easy to dive right in and read these books to the very end in one sitting if your life allows.

In Blindsided, we are given characters that have been introduced in the other parts of this series. Mac and Freya are the focus and if you
Amy Daws
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Best friends to lovers trope is always tricky for me because I often want to shake my characters and say, "ARE YOU CRAZY? CAN'T YOU SEE YOU'RE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER?!" But it can't be that easy or we wouldn't believe it. And that split second when things shift from just friends to much, much more is so deliciously sexy, it makes the pain of their struggle 100% worth it. And there's such a beauty to friends finally connecting not only as
3.5 stars

this has the exact same tropes as Before Jamaica Lane (one of my all-time faves), where an "experienced" H teaches his "inexperienced" best friend, aka the h, anything that revolves around that dating, then that turns into sex lessons, then they fall in love, etc.

although this was really cute and enjoyable, i found the h's insecurity and self-deprecation a little too much?? like, i know that's the whole point but damn. she's too mean to herself. but honestly, i prefer characters who
Dora Koutsoukou
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
3,5 s

Mac and Freya’s friends-to-lovers journey was very sweet and easy to read. They shared a strong bond of friendship which supported the development of their relationship without awkward moments.
I enjoyed this story and some of the lines were epic!!
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2019, sports-romance
Five stars for Freya and Mac !!!

This book is everything.

I've enjoyed in every page of this book and I literally couldn't put it down.

Amy did again a great job!

Her books are pure enjoyment for reading.

"Blindsided" is a romance book with best friends to lovers tropes which I love to read.

Freya and Mac's relationship is a slow burn.

Their relationship gave me all the feels.

Happiness, saddens, sweetness and much more...

If you're looking for a fun sports romance that you won't be able to get out of
Soooo good , sooo funny, sooo sweet, sooo romantic ... Perfect for me!!!
get this book and read it! I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!
4.5 stars
I got this from Kindle Unlimited (yay). The audio will be out in a few weeks (yay)
I've been waiting for Mac and Freya's book since they met in the Harris Brothers' book.
They have friends in common. Freya is maid of honor and Mac is best man in their friends'
wedding. Frey is 29 and discouraged of ever finding the ONE. She and Mac become friends.
Their budding friendship is so sweet and funny. She really feels comfortable with Mac. They each don't see them ever getting involved...
Leslie at
It’s official! Blindsided is one of my all-time favorite Amy Daws books. It delivers her characteristic witty and hilarious banter with one hot Scot and sassy virgin.

“You blindsided me, Freya. You blindsided me with everything I never knew I wanted.”

Why do best friends think that they can add in The Sex, not have it change things and then think that the relationship can go back to normal when The Sex is over? NEWS FLASH: it doesn’t work!!! But that doesn’t stop me from loving these types of
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

Ever since Mac and Freya and I first met, I have been impatiently awaiting the

and now it is here, woohoo!!

I am a bit of sucker (in a non bj way) for a Scotsman, and Maclay Logan may have stolen my heart.

I love the friends-to-more story between Mac and Freya. Whilst they see themselves as just mates, we the reader can see that they are so much more.

Freya is the bomb dot com. There is a bit of Freya in all of us, and I need to be her friend. I felt her
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
[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
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying this isn’t a book you breeze through. This is “THE BOOK” you savor. You take in every word. You listen to it. Reading and hearing this story in their accents makes you feel apart of their world. You feel these people, not characters, because I think of them as someone I would know.
I knew this book was going to be special. Amy took very real people and presented very real issues in a comical at times, thoughtful and respectful way. Don’t worry you get Amy in all her
Escape into a Booksite
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
*4 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

Mac and Freya finally get their own story. This is one that we have been waiting for, for those of us who have read Payback, Amy's previous release. This is another spin-off from the Harris Brothers series, so is once again set in London, and around the Bethnal Green Footy Club for which Mac is a player. He and Freya, and the friendship they have struck, has been to the intrigue of many of us, and also to the other characters in
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4.5 Bonnie CROWNS

Friends to lovers is a hard trope for me. The pacing is generally too slow, and I hate the lack gumption the characters have to admit how they feel. However, Amy Daws change the game of this particular trope, and I found Mac and Freya to be a breath of fresh air in the friends to lovers storyline.

Mac was such a great hero. I loved the way he built up Freya and called her on her crap. He is fantastic. I love that he was a support system for her
I loved Blindsided. This best friends to lovers rom/com had me in stitches right from the word go. They’re “best mates” and of cause they bicker and argue as all “best mates” do.

But they’re the odd couple at best, Freya is a quirky seamstress with a problem with dating, she’s too shy around men to get one. And Mac, well, he’s a star football/soccer player who’s a hot and swoon worthy stud. And what do best friends do? They help each other out, that’s what they do.

An hilarious joy ride of a
Lubnaa (Romance Library)
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Blindsided by Amy Daws is a funny and sexy friends to lovers romance between a curvy seamstress and a huge Scottish football (soccer) player. This book takes place in the Harris Brothers world, but it can easily be read as a standalone.

Mac and Freya have been best buddies ever since Mac walked into Freya's shop for a fitting over a year ago. The two bonded over Netflix TV shows, among other things. Their friendship is honestly the heart of this
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been trying to figure out what I want to say about Blindsided since I finished the book yesterday. To somehow find a way to convey yet again how much I love Amy Daws work and her words and the love and hard work I know she puts into creating these characters and worlds that I so easily can imagine myself in (and wish I could go to!) without just sounding like a broken record because if you've read any of my reviews of Daws books you already know all this. I love everything about her ...more
Erin Lewis
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Blindsided by Amy Daws

Having met Maclay “Mac” Logan and Freya Cook in recent Harris Brothers books I could not wait to dive in to Blindsided, a friends to lovers story.

I was intrigued by Mac and Freya from the start. They both seem like such fun loving, caring and loyal people and ones I would happily call friends.

Mac ticked all the boxes for me, totally swoon worthy and his unconditional love for Freya melted me.

Freya has always been on the outside, never truly comfortable with
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Perfection! Pure and utter perfection! Freya’s and Mac’s story is at the top of my all time fave books and definitely my top Amy Daws novel! This story was jam packed with laughter and emotion! I found myself laughing then crying and then laughing again!

Freya and Mac’s dynamic since the beginning has always been hilarious! Their banter and quick whips at one another always had me rolling! But the thing I loved the most was their bond! They had this deep rooted foundation that no matter what
Beneath The Covers Blog
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, sonal, 2019-reads
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
M. Nicolas
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
It was ok until it wasn't. It is a character led story. It is cute but lacks depth. It came to a point that it just became boring and dull. It would have been better if it was a shorter book.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blindisded is a fabulously stunning journey of finding and mistaking love for just good friendship and belonging. While there is nothing wrong with finding home with a wonderful person, what hurts is wanting more and being terrified of letting the other person down by not being as content as they appear. We all know that appearances can be deceiving, but denying what your heart knows to be true is even more devastating on so many levels. We need to learn to open our heart to possibilities even ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5/5 Stars Review

Amy Daws can never disappoint me. I love all of her Harris Brothers Series books and Blindsided is no exception. The writing was really good, as always. The Cover is hot and wants you to read it. It is a complete standalone but I recommend you read the books before because all previous characters with their happy ending are mentioned throughout the book, it doesn’t lessen the reader enjoyment though.

We met Freya in Sloan and Gareth’s book and Mac wasn’t a stranger to long time
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, I just love Amy’s soccer men, they’re to die for especially when they’re Scottish.

ARC generously given by the author in exchange for an honest review

When we were first introduced to Freya and Mac i was excited to hear more from them and that’s exactly what Amy delivers. Mac and Freya’s story and what an insane one it is.

Freya is a curvy, beautiful woman. She’s shy when it comes to men and ends up making a big mess of herself in front of them and needs help in any possible way even
Freya and Mac were secondary characters who needed their own book. And she delivered with this quirky couple who are friends with benefits.

Freya is a kitty loving seamstress who just happens to be best mates with a hot Scottish footballer. Mac adores his best mate who he can just be himself with and wants her to be happy. Discovering she is a virgin who can't talk to men, makes Mac want to be her love guru. Freya and Mac are a old married couple who has to be bickering in order to be happy.

Rina's Reads
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*insert gif of Janice from friends saying "oh my god"*
My boyfriend thinks I've lost the plot.
To be fair, I was giggling like a school girl throughout this book. Until I wasn't. YOU HURT MY FREAKING HEART, WOMAN!
Argh, I thought I was gonna cry! I didn't, but I was close.

This book caught me completely off guard, blindsided me even (see what I did there?) with so many feels. Mac and Freya have the best relationship EVER - seriously, I want to be them when I grow up.

The banter, sexual chemistry,
Isha Coleman
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Blindsided by: Amy Daws

Perfectly imperfect has a name. Blindsided is the sweetest kind of heartache. Daws has a way with hearts. Emotion hides within the unpredictable. With a sense of humor that never quits, an emotional catalogue that knows no bounds and an irresistible duo that keeps more than the heart invested, Daws creates dynamite. Freya and Mac are a mismatch made in heaven. Neither belongs in the other's world, but they have a connection that proves hard to deny. It's hard not to leave
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Blindsided by Amy Daws is set in the same world like the Harris Brothers books.
This is Freya and Mac's story.
Freya works with Allie Harris. She loves couture and loves her job.
Mac Logan is a pro soccer player and a good guy. He's the perfect fit for Freya, loving, caring and with the patience of a saint.
Blindsided is kind of a slow-ish burn, thata's fitting to the beautiful story. There isn't too much drama and I enjoyed that too, just like the great writing and the wonderful characters.
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Larger than life!
It’s not often that I can clearly picture the hero and heroine of any given book, but Amy Daws made Mac and Freya so vivid that they were crystal clear in my mind as I read. They were larger than life, personalities as big as the sky. Living and loving large, even if it was just sitting and watching Netflix as they argued. They were all in. First as best mates, then as so much more. Watching these two fall in love was the best thing ever! Mac, the braw Scottish footballer and
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Ah, in love with this rom-com romance! Amy did a fantastic job of the story being funny but very in depth and hit's home on a few issues!! Check out my FULL REVIEW on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think the impossible has happened. I think Maclay Logan just became my favorite Amy Daws hero. Sorry Gareth.
This is a spin-off of the Harris brothers series, but easily stands alone. Although, if you haven't read about the Harris clan, you should get on that NOW.

I LOVED this book! Mac is the giant Scottish footballer "best mate" of Freya Cook, plus-sized seamstress and general cat-lover. These two were adorable together--they fought like an old married couple, but would drop everything to be
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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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