Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: March 16, 2017 (NOW LIVE)
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London, but getting caught by the paparazzi buck-naked with his trouser snake in his hands means he’s sowed his last wild oat.
Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats.
Fate and a favour conspire to put Tanner and Belle back in each other’s paths and they’re forced to do a lot more than get along to save face and their careers.
Rage turns to passion and tempers run sizzling hot when they realise they aren’t just falling for each other—they’re jumping head first. And neither have the endurance to keep their hands to themselves.
Endurance is an enemy to lovers/fake relationship/ sports romance novel.
Tanner Harris, infinite playboy hotshot footballer, the women come in flocks to get a piece of him, he doesn’t care, he thrives on the attention.
Belle Ryan can’t stand Tanner Harris, after his hot and cold game, one night at a bar, but she is willing to tolerate him for the sake of her best friend and tanners twin brother’s relationship.
Tanner finds himself kicked out of his latest one night stands apartment, no clothes, no keys, no wallet, the only one around to offer help is a homeless man. Sedgwick offers to give him the clothes off his back, but Tanner’s only request is to use his cell phone. He calls his Twin Brother’s girlfriend in hopes that she’ll keep this between the two of them, what with him being in trouble for previous and similar issues. He doesn’t expect Belle to answer the phone, nor does he expect her to show up to pick him up.
When a picture shows up online the next day of a shirtless Tanner in none other than Belle Ryan’s car, Tanner gets an idea to save both of their reputations, a fake relationship.
In being completely honest, I had a rough start getting into this novel. It took me awhile to get it straightened out in my mind that football in this novel is what I call soccer.
It took me almost half the book to get into the story and connect with the characters, it could be the fact that I didn’t read ‘The Challenge’ so I wasn’t aware of Tanner and Belle’s backstory.
When I started to get into the novel, I then started to understand the relationship between Tanner and Belle, I then started loving the endless banter between the two of them. It seems like they can’t have a normal conversation without arguing. I found the hilarity in their situation. I soon became addicted to this story.
Belle’s attitude made this novel great for me. I loved how on the surface she is this strong independent woman but beneath the surface she fears rejection and craves to be accepted. It goes to show that everyone has insecurities, nobody is perfect.
I changed my rating several time and after sitting for a couple of days and thinking about this novel i found that even though it did take a little longer than usual for me to connect to the story and characters, when i did connect with everything, i couldn’t put this book down!
I’m so happy i didn’t give up on this novel.