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Kiss To Conquer

(Blairwood University #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,168 ratings  ·  333 reviews
The past tore them apart.

After a terrible accident took everything from Callie Stewart, enrolling at Blairwood University is supposed to be a chance at a new beginning.

Living his best life, Hayden Watson, star wide receiver for the Blairwood Ravens, is heading straight for the NFL draft and nothing is going to stand in his way.

The present brings them together.

Their paths w
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 414 pages
Published June 5th 2020
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Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

The thing I love most is well-developed, complex and flawed characters (because - come on... perfect is BORING!!! 😂) and Callie Stewart is just that.
Once in high school, she was the popular cheerleader - but she begins her year at BWU broken and scarred - mentally and physically, carrying lots of pain and guilt. 💔

📚 "𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐬, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧." 📚

Callie and Hayden are enemies, but they haven't always been...
Ilaria reads too much :)
Nice worth reading classic troop
She is not virgin
She is not shy
She is not a doormat wallflower librarian vibe girl
She is a smathmouth super funny bad ass girl
FIVE EMOTIONAL STARS for Callie and Hayden 💖🖤💖🖤!!!



I don't know where to start with writing this review because this book brought all emotions and left me speechless.

In one simple sentence...

Anna completely surprised me with this book!

I love her writing style didn't change in this book much but I could felt on some parts that she wrote freely and that made the book more interesting...

And also funny!

Since I've read and loved her previous YA series "Greyford High", I can compare it to th
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(𝑨𝑹𝑪 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘.)
𝑅𝐴𝑇𝐼𝑁𝐺: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Callie Stewart was once the popular girl everyone wanted to be friends with. She had everything anyone could dream of. Beauty, popularity, status, money, a sexy boyfriend and the perfect parents.
and like all the popular girls, she always put herself first. Always. But life as she knew it abruptly ended due to a tragic accident. And all was lost.

𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒔𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒔, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒆, 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒓𝒔. 𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, ebooks
If you love the sports romance genre, especially a College/University sports romance, this one is for you. This story had everything from angst to passion and was a surprisingly emotional read, while also being a fun and enjoyable slow burn.

For those that like a slow burn, this book will not disappoint. Man, do I love a good slow burn and this was a memorable one. All of the tropes that I love were used in this story and fit perfectly.

I loved everything about this novel from the friendship and
Meredith Wilson
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-arc-reads
'Kiss To Conquer' is the first full length college/sports romance book in the 'Blairwood University' series by the immensely talented author Anna B. Doe. It's told in dual perspectives and follows the lives of Callie Stewart and Hayden Watson.

When in high school, Callie was a popular cheerleader with the world at her feet. But after a terrible tragedy, she starts college life feeling lost and broken, scarred on the outside as well as the inside. She feels tremendous pain and guilt over everythi
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "Choose to be happy!!!" stars***


"They say time heals all wounds, but whoever they are, are fucking liars. Some wounds are too deep to heal. Too rugged to ever be patched together. Some people too damaged to ever made whole again. And some people, like me, don't deserve it at all."

To be totally honest with you, I learned about Anna B. Doe through many of my friends on instagram and i decide to trust them and to take a chance on her...
So when I saw that she was about to
Aundi Living That Book Life
4 Forgiveness Crowns

I love College romance it’s one of my favorite troupes, so needless to say I was excited for this. Anna has created a wonderfully complex Enemies to Lovers romance that will have your heart aching. I love broken characters they bring so much more depth to stories for me and Anna has created a superb one in Callie.

Callie sucks in sharply, the soft wheezing sound filling the silence. And it’s like she sucked in all the air that’s between us because suddenly, I can’t brea
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
4.5/5 Stars

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

Kiss to Conquer is a book that will conquer your heart. This is a raw and emotional story that will take hold and won't let you go.

I fell in love with Doe's writing with the Greyford High series. This book boasts the same easy reading experience. She has a writing style that is easy to latch onto. Her narration is warm and welcoming. She has a talent for bringing
Dec 12, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Anna Doe
Apr 03, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

Kiss To Conquer, a brand new enemies-to-lovers sports romance, is LIVE and FREE with #KindleUnlimited! ➜

★★★★★"The heartbreak the heart healing the grief and ultimately overcoming the things holding her back make this story a must read!" - Samantha

★★★★★"This enemies-to-lovers is friggen phenomenal!! I loved every part of this and can’t wait for more." - @colelovesreading_nz

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Nina Life of a Bookworm
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
Loved it, I think you will 2 :D

Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anna B.Doe wow's me yet again with this stunning enemies to lovers romance, sparks fly in this beautifully written sports romance chock full of heart and heat.

I loved the characters and the storyline hooked me right from the first page. Enjoy the rollercoaster of emotion you'll feel with this one. Easy 5⭐
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kiss to conquer is book one in the new ‘Blairwood University’ series by the brilliant author Anna B. Doe. The story focuses on Callie and Hayden. Callie is new to the university, after suffering a terrible tragedy which has left her both scarred on the inside and the outside, she is trying to make a fresh start. Locking herself away at school seems to be the best choice for her, especially when she feels that she is unworthy and deserves to be punished for her past crimes. During her short time ...more
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was an intense and emotional read that I loved so much. It follows Callie and Hayden who know each other in high school, Callie was the popular cheerleader while Hayden was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Callie made a stupid impulse decision one day and it definitely had an negative effect on Hayden’s life, but Callie was just a naive and selfish teenager who didn’t understand actions have consequences and she suffers tremendous tragic that absolutely changes her outlook on ...more
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020
Blairwood University
1. Kiss to Conquer - 2 stars
2. Kiss to Forget - coming soon
3. TBA - coming soon
4. TBA - coming soon
5. TBA - coming soon
6. TBA - coming soon

I can't say I was bored while reading it but I do have issues maybe because it is enemies to lovers book. I can't seem to have peace with them, well only some but not all.

So the overview
Callie and Hayden were practically friends during high school. Hayden was the nerd weirdo who basically couldn't even catch a freaking ball yet he play
Kimberly Garner
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a great angst filled journey Hayden and Callie have taken me on. Having to deal with an ugly past, as they reconnect. The world the author creates is one in which you get immersed in and it doesn’t let up. There are no extra players in the book, it’s purely character and feeling driven. Told in dual POV you really feel as if you are part of the story.
Crow L.
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books, arcs
Bringing you another MUST READ romance! 😍 This was an emtional read, you wondered what angst is about and the history both Callie and Hayden have that torn them apart. The painful suffering was heart wrenching on both sides'. Beautifully written with such powerful feelings into this story. It seems fate either wants them together or were they not meant to be together in the first place? (Read to find out) The luxury lifestyle seems to reverse from their to the present where one's carries alot of ...more
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: na-romance
Kiss to Conquer is an absolute masterpiece and perhaps my favorite book by this author. I love her ability to create such well developed, complex characters that are perfectly flawed, but also admirably full of an inner strength that one cannot help but fall in love with them. This is a novel that will pull at your heartstrings. There were moments where my heart was shattered complete with ugly crying, but the author painstakingly pieced my heart back together and left me with feelings of hope, ...more
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Kiss to Conquer is emotional, beautifully written, and a great enemies to lovers romance. There is something about Anna B. Doe’s writing that completely draws me into the story and makes me fall in love with every single character.

I loved that this story primarily focused on the present, however, there were little bits and pieces of the past mixed in to give some insight into Callie and Hayden’s relationship and how things started and ended for them. Their story started out as friends, then qui
Yami's Bookshelf
Anna has delivered another 5 star read for me. This is my second book read by Anna and she’s simply amazing.

Hayden and Callie are pure 5 STARS romance, angst, love and steam all in one book.

The book develops very well throughout. There is a backstory that Anna knows how to coordinate the present and the past into the storyline extremely well

Hayden and Callie have known each other since high school and separated in their sophomore year. There is a mystery in this so you have to do read this st
Julia Kai
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hayden is a swoon worthy football player that hasn’t always had it easy. Callie is trying to heal from the worse day of her life. A must read enemies to lovers. The way this story is written you will scream, fan yourself, laugh and fall in love with all these characters. There are so many wonderful characters and scenes that you just can’t get enough. Hayden and Callie story is a beautifully written with angst and emotion that makes it pure perfection.
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! It's always a great day when I get an Anna B Doe book and this time she blew all of her previous books away with this offering! I can't even get over this book! Hayden and Callie have a past that you slowly learn through the book, each hint bringing you further into their world. As you think you find out everything, the hits just keep coming! Beautifully written and definitely a new favorite that deserves a reread right away!! Hayden definitely belongs in the harem! ...more
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Kiss to Conquer is an absolute masterpiece and perhaps my favorite book by this author. I love her ability to create such well developed, complex characters that are perfectly flawed, but also admirably full of an inner strength that one cannot help but fall in love with them. This is a novel that will pull at your heartstrings. There were moments where my heart was shattered complete with ugly crying, but the author painstakingly pieced my heart back together and left me with feelings of hope, ...more
The Romantic Rush Blog
3.5 stars
Anna B Doe is a new author for me- but I love some college, bully/love-hate to love romances, and the cover is simply FANTASTIC, so I scooped up an advanced read of this. And, overall, it was a solid start to a fascinating series.

Plot is a trope know and love- old friends separated by some issues and/or misunderstanding find themselves in the same college. Push-pull attraction ensues. Callie is scarred physically and emotionally from her bad decisions, weighed down by the oppressive to
Emma Queen
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Diving into this book I did not expect to like it the way I did.
The characters were very much flawed, but also fleshed out enough to imagine them as human beings along with their characteristics.
I liked Callie even as she was a bitch towards Yasemin, Hayden and the others at the beginning. I like the way she was not perfect in any way and that she had her own demons to deal with.
The traumatic experience she has had had played a big role in her life. Her being with Hayden and developing into a
Racy Reader
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is going to be a mini review.

really liked this book. I'm not a huge fan of YA romances but I'm a sucker for an enemies to lovers story so I was exciting to sign up for and receive an ARC.

I've gone through the grieving process rather recently and I don't think anyone has related the guilt of grief quite Doe does. The unforgiving guilt and the self isolation were two emotions I felt the strongest during my grieving process and throughout this book, I felt the same feelings coming from the FMC
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kiss to Conquer is hands-down my favorite book to date of Anna’s! I became absorbed into this storyline before I finished the first chapter. This incredible sports-romance hits all the key elements of a great novel. Enemies to Lovers? Check. A big, hot, brooding, bad boy with a heart of gold? Check. A secure, empowered, persevering, determined girl? Check. Pulse-pounding interactions and witty banter? Check. A boiling, hot romance? Check, check, check!!! Every part of this book hit me on a perso ...more
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“There might be a lot of uncertainties in my life, but not you. Never you. If I was sure of anything in my life, it was the way you make me feel. I can’t change who I am, angel.”

Hayden and Callie’s story was an emotional one but I was all here for it. From start to finish I was so immersed with the story I never even realised how much time passed.

Callie was such a head strong character and I loved that she never backed down. I also loved Hayden because of determined he was as a character.

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Anna B. Doe is a young adult and new adult contemporary romance author. She writes real-life romance that is equal parts sweet and sexy. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with little extra spice.
When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from

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Blairwood University (6 books)
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  • Kiss To Fall (Blairwood University, #3)
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