Abby McCarthy My answer would be no. Daws is Maura's bestfriend and not who her affection is directed towards. He can sometimes be a jerk, but I think he is hurt and immature. He doesn't know quite how to deal with his feelings. Despite that he is a jerk sometimes, he is always there for Maura and is fiercely loyal. I'm writing the second book which is his story and I love him.