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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-
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Published February 4th 2020 by Amy Daws, LLC (first published November 21st 2019)
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Dilek VT
I had to DNF this book because it is one of the cringiest books ever with a highly unlikable heroine!

The heroine, Freya, is a 30-year old virgin. Normally, I do not like to read "virgin heroine vs man-wh*re hero" books so it was the reason I was reluctant to read this book for so long but then I had the book already on my Kindle so I said, “What the hell, let me at least try...” However, she is not only a 30-year old virgin, but she knows nothing about sex. Never masturbated, never read articles
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Christy
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars

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Blindsided is only my second Amy Daws book, and I really want to read all the Harris Brother's books! The first I read was Payback, which was nice because even though this is a stand-alone, Mac's friend and roommate is Roan and Freya's bestie is Allie Harris.

Freya and Mac have been the best of friends for over a year. They spend all their free time together watching Netflix, and just hanging out, but there has never been anything more than friendship. Freya wouldn't dream of it. F
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Isabella. R
4.5 Scratch That Itch Stars ⭐

What a charming best friends to lovers romance filled with humour, witty characters and plenty of endearing and steamy moments. If that's not enough, Blindsided featured a brawny Scotsman who knows how to wear a kilt and his gorgeous girl full of sass.

You know what they say, ‘A beard that rocks the red is a beard that rocks in bed’.

Freya is a plus sized redhead surrounded my professional athletes and their gorgeous spouses. With many insecurities around her appearanc
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Catherine Russell




BOOK: Blindsided
AUTHOR: Amy Daws
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
POV: First Person - Dual
TYPE: Standalone
RATING: 4 Hearts!

NAME/AGE: Freya Cook - 29/30 ┃ Maclay Logan - 34
SETTING: London, England.
PUBLISHED: November 21, 2019


This is love. This is us. This is happiness.



BLINDSIDED was a hilarious sports-themed romantic comedy. It was quirky, sweet, and steamy af. It was also my first ever book from Amy Daws. I picked it up for a group challenge and I never expected to love it as much as I did.
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mel ☽
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 hav
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Wendy'sThoughts
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Amy Daws Fans, Romance
4.5 Best Mates And More Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
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 haven't read any o
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Amy Daws
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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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 friend
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Giorgia ~ Reads
I’m gonna let this one be for now. Maybe I’ll pick it up at a later date but I doubt it. The whole 30 year old virgin, insecure about her body and her super hot athlete friend who is gonna lend a helping hand with the virginity issue is not something I can suffer through right now.

Which young person is so closed off and so clueless in today’s world? And I’m not talking about her virginity here! I mean yeah, you can be inexperienced, but considering the circle she hangs with in London of all pla
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maggieandteddy
***Audio listen Feb 2020. Oye. I read this in November 2019- was this too soon for the audio? I.think.NOT.
Will Watt and Charlotte Cole did a fabulous job. Will is British and did a great Scottish accent for Mac. He also did a great job with Roan's So African accent (great supporting role).
Charlotte had a LOT of dialogue, since Freya is REALLY chatty. She'll go on a rant & then Amy describes Mac as shaking with laughter. They bicker/argue a lot. She'd say: "I think we're in a fight".
She said thi
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Dora Koutsoukou
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!!
ABookLover73
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, arc, 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
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Deniz
Soooo good , sooo funny, sooo sweet, sooo romantic ... Perfect for me!!!
get this book and read it! I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL!
Jacqueline's Reads
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: v-card, ku, sports
3.75 – 4 Stars

Blindsides is a spin-off from the Harris series, but honestly it’s part of the Harris series, because all of the characters are in there! I hate it when authors do this. I truly wanted to start a new series with no background, but it was annoying getting introduced to other characters and see who they married and who had kids and how they are all friends.

Anyhow, that aside.

There were aspects of the book I liked and some I didn’t.

I liked the troupe. You had the cubby girl and the s
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Syndi
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book very very much. As the blurb promises, a whole lot of banters. And not just heart breaking banters, but sweet, fun and cute banters too. I love the chemistry between Mac and Freya. Thanks to this book now I have appetite for red head Scootish. Mac is suppose to be brooding, but the fact is he is a just a cuddle bear. Giant bear with a big heart.

I also love Freya. I like the author took a chance portraying her as a plus size woman. Not a super model body type. The chemistry betw
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Monique
When I was 16 a girl in our Sex Ed class asked the teacher "can you get pregnant from giving a blow job?" we all laughed and looking back now it's kind of cute. Do you know what isn't cute though? A 30 year old woman not knowing one fucking thing about sex. Referring to sex as "The Sex" and calling her virginity her "maiden head" *vomit*. ...more
✰  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 emot
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Ria
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea what pushed me to read this book because it’s been on my kindle for some time but I’m so happy I did.
I can’t remember the last time a book made me laugh so much.

I’m usually so harsh with my reviews but this is one time where I don’t want to pick apart the things I disliked because I actually enjoyed the book so much.

It was fun, sweet and refreshing and I totally fell in love with it. Mac an Cookie are solid characters and they just fit so well together.

I obviously have to ment
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
DNF at 1 hour and 3 minutes

Boy oh boy! The heroine has me climbing up a wall with all her body shaming and denseness. Being "untouched" does not correlate to not knowing anything about her own damn body. Someone give this woman a 7th-grade sex-ed textbook because she clearly needs it. She was the worst part of this book. The hero is sweet, caring, and charming. He does nothing but build her up. I would give this book another try but after that Never-Have-I-Ever game scene, I'm done. *Face Palm*

P
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Leslie at SheReadsRomanceBooks.com
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
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Lem-ne
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dnf @ 37%. If you are going to write a book based in the UK then you need to make sure it isn't full of American words that are never used in the UK. It was really odd she kept calling him a cow as that's something only a woman would say to another woman. I've never heard the term 'bleddy' and him calling his dick a cocker was weird. Then there's bangs for a fringe, kill shelter, the formal, whatever that is, and more. Why would you not just get somebody British to read the book before you publi ...more
Steph's Romance Book Talk
5 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

Mac, in all his Scottish football glory, is giving Gareth Harris a run for his money when it comes to my heart!!

Video review available in Week 12: Mar 15 – 21 weekly book reviews.

For other video book reviews, check out my YouTube Channel: Steph's Romance Book Talk.
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M.N. literary_rebel
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. ...more
Amanda
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[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 watchi
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Paulette
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ado
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
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
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Erin Lewis
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Freya and Mac are best friends, having met each other through mutual friends. Freya is a seamstress, about to turn 30 years old and still in possession of her maidenhood. Mac is a professional football player with a broguish Scottish accent.

Somehow these two have become firm friends and Mac has been sucked into watching Heartland religiously with his mate every week. He loves how he can just be himself with Freya and she isn’t starry eyed over his fame in the football world, in fact she doesn’t
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Meegz Reads
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 th
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TheDailyKaylee
5++++ LOVED it

This is my first book by this author and I have to say that I will definitely be looking for more books by her! I literally laughed out loud multiple times while reading. I loved the main characters and the storyline, best friends to lovers, one of my favorites. I loved that Freya didn’t take Mac back the moment he tried getting her back, it shows that she’s not just some dopey doormat. I enjoyed their banter and the Heartland mentions. I don’t know if the author is English or Sco
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Julie
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 stor
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