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.
I ended up winning this book during a giveaway, and wanted to give my honest review. This just saved me four bucks, so thanks Amy! You're a peach!
Overall Rating: 5 Stars! <3
Writing Style: Amy is FANTASTIC. Every single time I pick up her books, I know it's going to be good! Her style tends to lean toward angst, mixed in with humor and some seriously hot scenes. I am left wanting more each time I meet more of her London Lovers.
Descriptions/Scenery/Setting: 5 Stars! I loved being able to get a clear view of London and these characters in my head. I have no complaints here- all her characters stayed the same. There wasn't any switching looks mid-book. (Thank God, or I would have had some serious angst of my own ;) ) This is a beautiful story!
Plot/Story Line: 5 stars! Man, does Amy keep you guessing! I was pulled along for quite a ride with all the twists and turns. Just when I thought I had this book pinned, a new twist would come through. Both characters changed and showed growth throughout the book, and didn't have one character bowing at the other's feet. I absolutely loved the more "realistic" feel to it, and the actual struggle that these characters showed.
Genre: Sports Romance (British Football)
Maturity Rating: New Adult
Would I recommend this book? YES! A thousand times yes!
What is unique about this book?
I jumped into a sexy, hilarious read with a hero who totally charmed my panties off, and was paired with a delightful heroine who's our very own wonder kid! In this novel, opposites attract when Camden Harris, footballer who plays for Bethnal Green meets Dr. Indie Porter.
“I am football. Nothing more. If I can’t play, what the f*ck am I?”
Dr. Indie Porter is our sassy, brave, intelligent, gorgeous (and, well, rather lonely) heroine. Other than Belle Ryan, her dearest friend, she doesn’t have anyone else in her life. While it may have taken a while for others to fully warm up to Indie, I found myself liking her attitude and her unwillingness to put up with idiocy. She was complex as well, hiding her sweeter side-- the side that yearns for love and affection.
Camden Harris started off as the typical sexy footballer who’s got the skill and potential to take his skills anywhere. I fell for him as quickly as I did Indie! Though he's a bit... arrogant, but he never played games, nor did he instigate anything that wasn’t emotion led, wearing his heart on his sleeve. I particularly loved that. As much as I like the stoic men, having a passionate hero made my heart flutter!
Penis #1: The Virginity Snatcher.
Penis #2: The Sweetie.
Penis #3: The Ultimate Cocktail
Onto the fun part! We hop into The Penis List by Indie Porter. It had me giggling the whole time! It added an interesting twist, though I can say eventually, I was a bit through with Indie's refusal to commit. I did, however, like that Camden still went after her and wanted her. Looking further into Indie's past, she had very little love and attention from her parents as a child, making it hard for her to connect and feel and show affection to others (hence the commitment phobia) her childhood and fast paced entry into adulthood did give her a free pass in the end. Camden had some strong and dark scars from the past emotionally as well when his mother died, and his father checked out.
I fell utterly in love with the whole Harris family (and Belle too!) in this novel! After reading the London Lovers series, and worrying that this would fall downhill and away from Amy's writing as it was a doctor/patient romance, but she won me over quickly with this wonderful novel. I cannot WAIT to read the next Harris brother novel! Amy writes about raw, realistic struggles. This isn't always peachy and funny (though it has its moments), and her characters are deep, with real emotions that we can empathize with and understand. Challenge falls in line with the rest of her amazing novels. Amy has never written an easy-to-read, blow-through-in-a-day type book, for which I'm glad for-- having a complex book to make me think, cry, and lose sleep over is what I long for. This book is worth every penny!