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This series just keeps getting better! And this story of Poppy and Booker is just lovely. Friends since they were 7 years old Poppy and Booker are inseparable until the age of 18 when Poppy discovers Booker with a girl in the woods where they have played all their lives. She feels betrayed and leaves and goes to Germany for 6 years without explanation. When she returns the sparks fly between these two. I have to say that the more books I read in this series, each becomes my favourite. This is a lovely story and I highly recommend the entire series.
Then I met Tanner Harris. I was 100% certain that Tanner Harris was the Harris man for me.
Silly girl I am.
Now that I have met Booker Harris, there is absolutely no doubt that he is the Harris man for me!
Booker and Poppy were BFFs, and now after being apart and not seeing each other for 6 year they are back in the same town, and things just got a little bit awkward.
You can feel the sexual tension been them leap off the pages.
This book has a different feel to the first 2 book in the series. Where as the first books were more fun and flirty, Keeper feels more emotional and sensitive. My heart hurts for him, then I want to slap some sense into him. Then give him a big ol' hug.
I freaking adore Poppy. She is smart and sweet, with a dash of sass. And I can completely get her klutziness (I can trip over my own pants - while I am wearing them and hurt myself).
I just needed these lovelies to get their HEA.
I am a huge fan of the Harris family and all their shenanigans, and i don't see how big brother Gareth can be better than booker - however I can't wait to meet the woman who bring him to his knees.
I am not going to lie, Booker did give My Hayden a run for his money for my affections - but just couldn't get it over the line.
Booker and Poppy are just WOW I have laughed I have cried and I have wanted to slap both of them from time to time lol and the Harris Brothers and their significant others including Vii Harris (is she married to Rocky’s father?)
A beautiful journey that picks up from Poppy’s journey home from Germany where she flees when there is a misunderstanding with her childhood best friend Booker -
Upon Poppy’s return she and Booker realise that there are certain things that have lingered from childhood - and one crazy drunken night they share the most carnal and animalistic kiss known between two friends a kiss that opens up their solid foundations of friendship and shakes them to the core....
Truly an amazing novel #3 in The Harris Brothers series by Amy Daws
Lots of fun filled surprises to be revealed and definitely a book I would recommend to y’all to read it’s funny quirky HOTTTTT and 💦💦Sploosh💦💦worthy (for you Archer fans out there lol)
A HEA with a poignant twist which has one’s heart melting
Booker, Booker, Booker....... you surprised me you poor broken and lost soul. Long awaited story in the series for me, enjoyed it very much but honestly it wasn't what I expected. It was lovely to see all of the previous characters back in this book, some very funny and touching moments. Poppy is just lovely, and I can`t wait to listen to them in audio format when the book is released. And I most certainly can`t wait to listen to Poppy's conversations with her gym buddy LOL I`m looking forward to the next book in the series, I think we may have a lot of surprises in store for us.
I thought the first 2 books of the series were amazing & this one was just as good if not better. Booker & Poppy have been best friends since childhood & even though they have a long shared history together it doesn’t all just fall into place easily. There’s just one brother left to read (once that book is released) & I can’t wait to hear his story.
I have so much love for the Harris brothers, and Booker and Poppy’s story is hands down my favourite to date!!! I adored this story as it was the perfect combination of angst, humour and hotness!! I LOVED the duet narration by Will M Watt and Charlotte Cole - their narration were PERFECT with a capital P! So much emotion in their narration! I can’t wait for the next book!
Keeper is the third novel in Amy Daws' Harris brother sports romance series - while it can be read as a standalone story, I would recommend reading Challenge and Endurance to get the most out of this story. The first two novels are about the Harris brother twins Camden and Tanner but Keeper is all about the youngest Harris brother Booker.
Booker is the baby of the Harris family with five older siblings - four big brothers who also play football (soccer) as well as mother hen older sister Vi. Booker plays as the Keeper on a football team with his older brother Tanner and where his dad is the manager.
As for Poppy, she is Booker's childhood best friend. Growing up they lived "next door" (down the road really thanks to their big homes) and had a close friendship. This was fractured when Poppy decided to move overseas to Germany for university instead of staying in London with Booker like they'd originally planned.
The start of this book is absolutely superb. The first chapter is just back and forth emails between Booker and Poppy as Booker convinces his childhood best friend to stay with him for two months when she gets back from overseas. Booker is moving out on his own for the first time ever - so he feels that to share this experience with Poppy will make the transition easier.
It's apparent very early on that Poppy had (what she believed were unrequited) feelings for Booker and now that they are sharing an apartment and even a bedroom wall, Poppy is hoping that it'll be just like a "brother and sister" sharing....nothing romantic of course!! But the two old friends share a very fun-filled but crazy first 24 hours living together - with Poppy and Booker getting closer to one another then they ever had before...until Booker puts on the brakes. This resulted in some awkwardness afterwards that really sets up the back and forth "will they, won't they??" across the rest of the story.
Amy Daws is a talented writer and I particularly enjoyed her use of flashbacks throughout Keeper. I felt this was a fantastic technique that really helps the reader to get to know Booker and Poppy a lot better. It becomes apparent just how important their friendship is to both of them as well as sharing Booker and Poppy's thoughts and feelings over major events in their history together.
Even though Booker is one hot, muscular, sexy football playing Keeper he has a real vulnerability about him that is so appealing. Booker only has a small circle of mainly family and friends who he cares about/loves as his past experiences have shown that anyone you truly love leaves you. While Poppy falls into that circle, Booker was absolutely gutted when she left for Germany without telling him much about it.
And Poppy has grown up in her time away from London and Booker. Looking very different from how Booker remembers, she is now athletic and toned, with cropped blonde hair that's still long on top. And Poppy's harbouring secrets over why she left 6 years ago.
I thought that Tanner was the stand out Harris brother, but after reading Keeper I can easily admit that I'm a massive Booker fan as he is one hell of a guy. I fell in love with him as I read the story - one that is full of happiness, heartache and some hilarious laugh out loud scenes (happy ending anyone?!? 💥😉😂)
So take a chance on Booker and Poppy and pick up Keeper. I assure you that you won't be disappointed.
(I received an ARC of this book but the above are my honest opinions!! #HarrisHoAndProud)
Booker the softie last born. He's been so adorable all through the book sometimes I wondered how he'd be on the spotlight but he stepped up to the plate. Gosh him and Poppy are so adorable as kids and its such a good story telling as they navigate the ever treacherous waters of friends-to-lovers waters. I felt for Poppy but Booker too, they have so much on but they turn things about well, amd gosh Andrew is god send. He's a darling.
This is Booker’s story, the youngest of the Harris brothers. Booker and Poopy have been best friends since they were kids until they become flat mates and everything changes. Poppy moved to Germany when they were 18 leaving, an ache in Bookers heart from the loss of his best friend. She returns 6 years later and he insists she moves in with her, problem is he hadn’t seen her in 6 years and she’s no longer a girl. She’s now a stunning women he can’t keep his eyes off. They both struggle being just friends, as they have this physical attraction to each other, but are desperately trying to hang on to their friendship as they missed having each other in their lives. It takes a bit of help for them to realise they’re meant for each other. Another great Harris brothers story. I do love this family, they really make me laugh and cry.
This is a sweet, sexy and saucy book. Amy Daws has written some cracking books in her London Lovers Series and these branch off into two other sub-series: Lost in London, and the one this book is from: Harris Brothers Sports Romances. I’ve read all of them to date and they’re all great books. Even though this is part of a series, all the books can easily work as standalones-things from earlier books are recapped briefly so you're not in the dark about it if you've not read them all. You can jump in anywhere and enjoy.
This story concerns childhood friends and neighbours, Poppy McAdams, and Booker Harris, the youngest Harris footballing brother. After leaving suddenly to live in Germany, six years later Poppy returns all grown up. And she looks a knock-out. The story is told from both characters' points of view and often contains flashbacks to their younger days, and how they were then. I could see the possible themes of unrequited love, jealousy etc-but Amy kept twisting and turning the story around. Always fun books but hey does Amy put your emotions through the wringer! But you just know they'll get together. Amy Daws is such an expert at keeping the suspense going.
I read this in just a couple of days. There are some great descriptions of her characters, and great dialogue that keeps you engrossed in the story. And Ha! Where does she think up these words? Some very amusing new words and expressions in here that I hadn’t heard before!
Such lovely presentation as always-from the eye-popping cover to the little pics of footballs between scenes, page curl, page numbers-it all adds to the reading enjoyment.
You don’t have to be mad on football to enjoy these-it’s just the backdrop the story is set in-the story is really character and dialogue driven. Looking forward to more from this series and more from the characters in the original London Lovers Series too.