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(Moo U #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,684 ratings  ·  265 reviews
What if Romeo wore hockey skates, and Juliet was raised on a farm next door?

As a life-long Vermonter, there are three beliefs I’ve always held true:
1. Our family farm is everything
2. Hockey is a close second
3. The Todds next door are our sworn enemies

But this season will test everything I stand for.

I have an illicit side job that could cost me my hockey scholarship. And n
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published February 15th 2021
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Carmen Rae
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
As soon as Sarina Bowen announced this series I signed up. Before there was a blurb or titles I was waving my hands in the air begging for a copy. And I am so glad I did.

Tate and Maggie were awesome. They really were an enemies to lovers story and I was there for every step of the journey. I was dying to find out what the family feud was. And every single one of my theories were miles off.

This was an awesome college sports romance, which is my favourite trope. And I loved the writing, so now I h
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this because I really wanted to read #2 in the series and even though I checked that you didn't need to read them in order my OCD ass wouldn't let me skip over this one. I am so glad I didn't let myself miss out on this really fun read and new to me author! Loved it! ...more
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

Wow Wow Wow!!
Blindsided was the first story by Victoria Denault I've read and I loved it, I couldn't put it down.

We are in Vermont where there are two neighbouring farmer families that have a feud for generations. The Adlers and the Todds hate each others, they can't stand the presence of one another.

Tate Adler and Maggie Todd go to the same college and they also attend the same course. They are good at ignoring each other until a day their lives collide and Maggie having something up her slee

Oh my the snark, the insults, the mean behavior between the H/h, (college students Maggie and Tate) whose farming families have a lifetime of bad blood between them...jeez, though sometimes funny, it was starting to get too much of a bad thing for me. And just about when I was wondering if the insults would EVER end....yowza, this book took a very sexy turn!

I won’t say much more, except that I was totally invested in the characters and story, the writing style was page turning, the reason behind
book bruin
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
Edited 6/28/21
Audiobook Review
Overall 5 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 5 stars

I loved revisiting Tate and Maggie via audio! Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon were absolutely perfect. They were able to convey all the excitement and emotion so well and I enjoy all of the different tones and variations that they use to differentiate characters. Their voices complement each other very well and the audiobook made me fall in love with Tate and Maggie all over again. Definitely recommend this one!

Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
What a fun kick- off to the new Moo U series which is set in Sarina Bowen's True North world which, honestly, feels a little like home to me.

Blindsided is a true enemies-to-lovers story, sometimes heavy on the enemies until the scales slowly - and inevitably - tip in the other direction. Sparks flew between Tate and Maggie immediately as their verbal spats caught flame and sizzled into some fiery physical chemistry. I loved the way they evolved. I loved how their feelings for each other seemed t
Books, Coffee & Passion
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Books, Coffee & Passion
Blindsided is the true definition of enemies-to-lovers, like Montague and Capulet level, because the Addler-Todd feud is just as legendary!

Tate and Maggie have known, and hated, each other since they were kids. Now they are sophomores at Moo U, while Tate is the hot talented hockey player with a very certain bright future in the NHL, Maggie is really smart and is planning big things with her sister for their family farm. The Adler’s farm is right next to the Todd’s farm an
Mar 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
I started this series off by reading SLAPSHOT, and because I loved the setting and characters so much that I decided to go back to the beginning.

Straight away I knew I was going to love Maggie & Tates enemies to lovers story - I loved getting to know all the characters more and can’t wait to carry on reading the rest of the books in the series.
Jessica Alcazar
What a way to start off the journey of Moo U!

I don’t think I can explain the delight I felt when I was reading this story. Shenanigans running amok kids! A.MOK I say! The thing is, the way that Tate and Maggie came after each other was more hilarious than mean. It was a thing of beauty. The best game of tit-for-tat ever played that turned into more naturally and easily. I couldn’t believe it! One minute I’m LMAO and the next I am fanning myself! They had chemistry in every interaction and it ju
Rebecca Jenshak
Such a fun way to kick off the series! I did not see that ending coming. I love it when a book surprises me.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

We're in Burlington, Vermont!
Maggie and Tate grew up hating each other. Their families, especially their grandfathers have always hated each other.
Unfortunately they have to see a lot of each other. The families run neighboring farms and Maggie and Tate are going to the same college.
And now that Maggie found out about Tate's secret, she blackmails him into letting her family have half of the much coveted farmstand every weekend.




That was adorable!

A fun
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was a wonderful romance! I have read and enjoyed Victoria Denault's work in the past so I was really excited when I learned that her book would kick off the new Moo U Hockey series set in Sarina Bowen's World of True North. I went into this book with fairly high expectations and they were all met. This book had everything that I was looking for and I had a great time with it.

Maggie Todd and Tate Adler can never be together. The
Tate and Maggie are from families that have been feuding for years.
This author is new to me. I could not resist another tale from Vermont.
I loved their chemistry. I would say it's a slow burn. This gave time for the supporting characters to
get involved in some shenanigans of their own.
I love how the source of the feud was kept a secret for most of the book. I wanted to say enough already! But now, we need Maggie and Tate to warm up to each other. Romeo & Juliet? Hatfields and McCoys?
This is
Dec 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Victoria Denault Fans, Hockey, Romance
December 15, 2020
A Hockey Scholarship Was Everything...
Well, Almost Everything...

My Family's Farm Above All Else...
Then Hockey...
And Then The Only Other Constant...

The True And Deep Belief...
That The Todds Who Live Next Door...
They Are Our Sworn Enemies...

Think Hatfields And McCoys...
Only Uglier...

So When Mary Todd...
Discovers I Have A Side Job...
I Am Truly Screwed...

You See, It Is Illicit...
I Could Lose My Scholarship...
So Now We Are Playing...
This Cat And Mouse Game...

This Game Has Become Dan
Heidi Dover
Feb 20, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: liked-minus
Was a decent story if I could've gotten over how pretty awful the characters acted. Self-absorbed (yeah, I know they're young adults, but still) and uncaring of others. First, a totally personal thing, being gross about objectifying a person to their face - of either sex - to me is always very uncomfortable, esp when justified by "well, the other side does it, so..." And then blackmailing someone who is desperate enough to need money to do a job that they normally wouldn't or couldn't, then go t ...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
I have enjoyed Denault's books in the past, so I snagged this one up quick (KU)! I love the enemies to lovers trope and you add in a hottie in hockey skates and I'm swooning! Maggie and Tate have seriously feuding families-which is sometimes hilarious. I loved the banter between these two. ...more
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
Blindsided by Victoria Denault is the first interconnected standalone in the MOO U series (connected to Sarina Bowen's World of True North universe) and the perfect introduction into this amazing new world full of sexy college hockey players that will pull on your heartstrings. This hilariously funny enemies-to-lovers romance packed in all the laughs along with some steamy and swoon-worthy moments that left me captivated the entire time.

Jenn Amy
I loved Blindsided. It has a bit of everything. A family feud, hate to love chemistry, hilarious antics, a swoony hockey hero and sassy heroine set in Sarina Bowen’s True North World. I devoured this.

Maggie is smart, sassy and sweet. She is part of the Todd family whom rival the Adler’s.

Tate plays hockey at Vermont University. He is hard working and loves his family despite their flaws and issues with the Todd’s. He didn’t have any qualms about putting them in their place when it came to the f
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Out today, 2/15/21!!!
How can books about a sport I know nothing about be so comforting to me? I have no idea but here we are all the same. It felt like it had been a while now since I had read any book about college hockey players and when I was presented the opportunity to request some eARCs for the Moo U series in Sarina Bowen's World of True North, I jumped for joy. Not only that but this in particular had hockey AND Vermont farmers. What more could I want?

Maggie Todd and Tate Adler's fam
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Victoria Denault, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but oh my gosh did this book deliver! I stayed up half the night because I didn't want to stop reading it.

Blindsided is a hilarious, enemies to lovers tale that is steamy, swoony and unexpectedly emotional.

Most people see Tate Adler as the gorgeous, charming hockey star of Moo U. No one really sees the guy he is beneath the surface. The one that is struggling to help keep his family's business from going under,
Claudia Fosca Stahl
This book completely blindsided me. In the best possible way. I loved everything about it. It is beautifully written for starters. And it is literally unputdownable. I just didn’t want to stop reading. Victoria Denault wrote a masterpiece. The story, the characters, the setting, the plot twist, the ending! Blindsided deserves more than five stars. It’s brilliant!

Blindsided is a very entertaining, laugh-out-loud, steamy, and emotional enemies to lovers slash secret relationship slash forbidden lo
Mar 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Wow, I really enjoyed this enemies-to-lovers. It was a bit slow in the beginning, and I started hating Tate, but at about 25% it hooked me.
What a huge pile of swoony heart eyed emojis this was. There’s lil’ ol’ me trying to find something good to read when I stumbled across this by an author I hadn’t heard of and thought why the hell not.

Cut to a day off spent devouring it in one sitting. And the reason? Two words. Tate.Adler. Okay make that five words. Tate Adler and Maggie Todd. They were five full fat stars of all that is holy on the romance world.
Tight ass and thigh muscled hockey playing hero … check
Sassy and independent, no
Pam Nelson
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok ok I know it is a New Adult book but the drawing out of the feud drove me mad. Like why tell me why these two families hated each other. Did it make me not want to keep listening heck no, it made me keep listening because I HAD to know why!

I loved the character and the setting of this book. The sisters and the brother kind of steal your heart.

Oh we have to talk about the heat between Maggie and Tate is so hot your ear will turn red. I loved the enemies to lovers it really is icing on the ca
Mira Lyn Kelly
Loved this one so much!
Christi Snow
Oct 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A rating. Great enemies to lovers story. I couldn't put it down. ...more
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
I first discovered Victoria Denault from her San Francisco Thunder Series which I sincerely loved. I’ve also read almost every Sarina Bowen book including the True North series, which is the world where this book takes place. Obviously when I saw that Victoria Denault was writing in this world, I knew I had to have it. Were my expectations super high for this one? Yes! Did I completely and utterly hype this book up in my head? Yes, again. Did this book meet all of those expectations and all the ...more
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc
This is my first book by this author and I am beyond pleased with it. I can honestly say that I will be adding her backlog to my binge list. I felt that the writing was done really well. I loved how the story kept giving me the unexpected. Just when I think I have the conflict and plot twist figured out BAM! totally did not and obviously the author's version was better than what was going on in my head.

And although the characters were both equally mean towards each other they were likeable and
While the book was well written, I could not enjoy it because the basis of the story is the female MC and her sister blackmailing the male MC with photos. He said he did not consent, that the photos were a violation, and begged for the photos to be deleted. I could not root for a relationship between these people.
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was nice and lovely, though I am not too happy with the end. I would have loved a 10 years later kind of epilogue.
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