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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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.
LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN! ☺
That was adorable!
A fun ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
A Hockey Scholarship Was Everything...
Well, Almost Everything...
My Family's Farm Above All Else...
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...
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
Blindsided is a very entertaining, laugh-out-loud, steamy, and emotional enemies to lovers slash secret relationship slash forbidden lo ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
And although the characters were both equally mean towards each other they were likeable and ...more
|Play Book Tag: Blindsided: A Moo U Hockey Romance by Victoria Denault - 2 stars||5||10||May 07, 2021 02:11PM|
Victoria Denault loves ocean air, seventies music, strong heroines and flawed heroes. She is a former journalist, stand-up comic and corporate marketing minion. Victoria is a Canadian and former Californian who currently lives in a 221 year-old house with her husband, their grumpy Chihuahua Gus and more spiders than she cares ...more