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Title: Challenge
Author: Amy Daws
Release Date: Sept 23, 2016
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He’s her patient. She’s his doctor. They shouldn’t. But God, do they want to. 


Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital. But his busted knee doesn’t stop him from running his well-practiced game on Indie Porter—his redheaded spitfire of a doctor. She’s not his type, not even close. But she could be the perfect distraction from the soul-crushing damage this injury could cost him. 

Indie’s tired of her naivety putting a target on her back. As a gifted child, she’s let her education take the front seat her whole life. But a fling with a footballer like Camden might be just what she needs to grab life by the balls. 

And he could be the perfect guy for the plan she’s been sitting on for over two years. 

But when feelings make a final play, there’s no amount of medicine that can heal the damage to their hearts. 










We arrive at my building and take the lift up to my fourth floor flat. As I’m unlocking the front door, she asks, “Are you a good dancer, Camden?”

This question is odd, even for her. “Why do you ask?”

She sighs and leans against the wall just as I open the door. “I envisioned you were tonight when I was dancing with some bloke.”

My jaw clenches. “I don’t need to hear about you dancing with other guys.”

She smirks. “But I was thinking about you so it shouldn’t count.”

“It counts.”

“I think I like this jealous side of you. I might have to use it to my—”

Her snarky comment is cut off by a satisfying yelp as I wrap my arms around her waist and throw her over my shoulder.

“What are you doing?” she squeals as I savour the feel of her bare legs in my hands.

I turn and walk her inside, kicking the door closed with my foot. “Do you think you’re smart, talking to me like that?” I ask, completely unable to hide the smile on my face.

Her hair tickles my back as she giggles. “I am quite smart, actually. I skipped three whole grades in primary school. Did you know that?”

“I didn’t know that. Tell me then, what did they do to punish clever girls with smart mouths in boarding school?”

“Oh, naughty, naughty things.” She giggles again and I have a momentary desire to put her down just so I can see her face when she does it.

“I might need a demonstration.” I walk down the hallway and straight to my room, forgoing the polite flat tour, the offering of drinks, and the inane small talk. Our arrangement is for sex and sex alone.

“I might be inclined to oblige.” Her voice is breathy when we reach the quiet darkness of my room. 






***ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

If you are looking for a new sexy as hell book boyfriend with a sassy but sweet female lead then this book is for you. I loved ’Challenge’ by Amy Daws. This was a big 5 star read for me as you are sucked in right from the start and won’t want to put the book down.

Camden Harris is a football(soccer) player and plays on a team with his twin brother Tanner and his little brother Booker. You might be familiar with them and their sister if you are already a fan of Amy’s other books as his sister Vi, was the lead in a lead in ‘That One Moment’ book. Camden is admitted to hospital after a possible career ending injury he got on the pitch. This causes a whole host of thoughts about who he is and what his future holds and he feels the weight of the pressure crushing down on him but when he looks into the eyes of Dr Porter and is alone in her presence he feels calm.

Dr Indie Porter is a junior doctor and is assigned to deal with Camden when he is admitted. Indie is quite reserved and naïve in dealing with the opposite sex so someone like Camden is definitely like nothing she has faced before. Even though she is keen to stay professional and keep Camden as a patient she can’t deny the pull he has on her, also he might just be the perfect person to help with a plan she has.

‘“You just kissed me,” she pants, her large lips blotchy from my assault. “You let me,” I huff back defensively, feeling so incredibly empty at the loss of her weight on me. I can’t take my eyes off her mouth, nor stop silently wishing we were still kissing. If she thinks I was in that kiss alone, she’s dead wrong. I probably have the nail marks on my abs to prove it.’

The chemistry, banter, connection and fun that these two have with each other is captivating. You actually feel right there with them as they get under each other’s skin and realise that best laid, are just that. When dealing with a connection like theirs once is never enough. Even with Indie’s social awkwardness and his playboy ways they are just perfect for each other. Camden is everything she never knew she wanted and Indie is the same for him and I loved watching things develop. This is a fun, sexy, touching and entertaining read that I would recommend to all. It is told in a dual point of view so you can really connect with the characters and the writing is flawless. For a non coffee drinker this book really made me want one, read the book and you will know why.

Reviewed by Louise G.












Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, and miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy's first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated contemporary romance series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It's emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in. 

On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake's theme song or stuffing themselves inside children's-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn't do for their little miracle.