Ever since Mac and Freya and I first met, I have been impatiently awaiting the #MacAttack.
I am a bit of sucker (in a non bj way) for a Scotsman, and Maclay Logan may have stolen my heart.
I love the friends-to-more story between Mac and Freya. Whilst they see themselves as just mates, we the reader can see that they are so much more.
Freya is the bomb dot com. There is a bit of Freya in all of us, and I need to be her friend. I felt her emotions through to my core.
Mac, well what can one say about a sexy Scot? Other than sir, I did not like you at times. I love you, but I didn't always like you. I could understand why things were done, however the way you went about it - not so much.
Of course, being tied in with the Harris Brothers books, we got plenty of the lads and their lovely ladies. Stand up Harris Hos and be proud!
I did find that the first half of the book was a little slow, however the second half ramped right up and I was laughing, I was crying, I was screaming at my Kindle. However Ms Daws brought everything around to how it should have been, so all good!
It was great to be back in the world of these wonderful characters, and I hope we get more in the future.
This is my first Amy Daws book and although it was read way out of order I don’t care, I’ll just do catch up with her other books. This book just came to me after looking at title after title and being very bored with what was on offer on my Kindle. I needed a new author, one who wrote well and told a good story. I’ve had so many disappointing books recently with terrible writing I was being very picky and yes I found a new author. This story did not disappoint. I laughed and cried and wished there were more men in the world like Mac. He and Freya are best friends and they truly have a wonderfully amazing friendship. Freya is approaching 30, is very inexperienced sexually, and her best friend Mac offers to rectify the situation and help her out - and he becomes her love coach. Yep bloody hilarious idea, but the story is funny and lovely. I highly recommend this book as a truly good read and we’ll written. See I knew if I looked hard enough I would find a decent author! Good job.
Mac and Freya finally get their own story. This is one that we have been waiting for, for those of us who have read Payback, Amy's previous release. This is another spin-off from the Harris Brothers series, so is once again set in London, and around the Bethnal Green Footy Club for which Mac is a player. He and Freya, and the friendship they have struck, has been to the intrigue of many of us, and also to the other characters in these books.
I liked Freya as a character. She was fun and quirky, and whilst she owned her style, she was also insecure and had that little voice in the back of her head (that we all have), telling her that she's not good enough, or too fat, or many other things. I think as a character she will be very relatable for many, if not all readers.
Mac was a great character as well. He was a fun Scottish lad with a heart of gold, and I really liked getting to know him. I love the friendship he has with Freya, and how much he cares about her, and wants her to succeed and feel better about herself. The banter and arguments between the two of them were fun to read, and very organic. They just fit these two characters to a T.
As things progress and Mac learns about Freya's inexperience, the way that their relationship changes is very natural and fun. If only the could both admit it, and accept it for what is. When the inventible spanner gets thrown in the works, I just wanted to throw my kindle at Mac and punch him in the head. Oh my god he made me so angry at some points. He means well, but what a thick dumb Scotsman he was.
I'm not sure if I felt things were resolved a little too easily or not, but there were plenty of moments of realisation and finally some progression after that. I was rooting for these two, it just took them a while to get there.
We also get the Harris Brothers and family, and Allie and Roan thrown in, so there are of course some really fun moments with those guys.
All in all, this wasn't my favourite book of Amy's, but it was and an easy and fast read. I would recommend. And I can't wait to see what comes next from Amy.
There is absolutely everything to love about this book! Mac and Freya are two of my absolute favourite characters! They’re two larger than life characters with an unlikely but endearing friendship. And they’re two crazy gingers! There was everything to love about them - their friendship, their banter, and the easiness about them even though they’re constantly bickering. They’re an odd pairing for best friends, but what they have is a thing to be envied. There’s no pretences, no hiding, just Netflix and arguing, and slight manipulation to get Chinese takeaway instead of Indian! Maclay (Mac) Logan is a big, tattooed, constantly happy, easygoing Scottish midfielder for Bethnal Green F.C, while Freya Cook is an adorable, freckled, lovable and quirky seamstress. One night and a game of Never Have I Ever starts to change everything. It’s the beginning of them seeing each other in a totally different light. And this is the very best kind of friends to lovers story, the one where they’re totally blindsided by their feelings for each other.
Mac and Freya were serisouly the cutest. I freakin loved them, the banter, the cheekiness and the cuteness was just divine.
Mac was just all out charming and boy he had me in stiches I laughed out loud reading this. Freya was fabulous I loved that she was a curvy awkward girl who you just fell in love with.
This was a sweet, epic ,sexy as hell love story. Every page had me captivated, in stiches and in love.
Mac and Freya were the ultimate couple. Fun, quirky and sweet There was nothing about this story that I didn't love every chapter had me Intruiged and had me fall more in love with Mac and Freya. Amy just writes the most amazing stories everything she writes makes me love her words more and more.
A sweet love story that will have you laugh out loud and love the banter between Mac and Freya.
Blindsided by Amy Daws is the story of the Scottish football player we ALL imagine is Sam Heughan and the best friend and seamstress we all love, the Cornish Freya! Freya's realness in her plus size, he self-doubts, her inner (and outer) monologue is all of us that don't fit the model mold. Mac - Good lord give me strength - I want him. He is everything you could ever want in a book boyfriend/obsession! Fir, tall, funny, sensitive, and wears a kilt! Phew!!!
This story was romantic, real, funny, sad, sexy as all get out, and just plain wonderful. The kind of wonderful I expect from Amy Daws and she never disappoints. Go.. Now... get this book and read it! Read ALL the Harris brothers books and spin-offs while you're at it!
This doesn't need to be read in any particular order but you will know who pairs up with who if you dive in here! Enjoy!
I love reading best friends to lovers, I only had to see the words " Scottish footballer best friend " to immediately add Blindsided to my TBR list. Blindsided was a fun read ( for the most of it ), the attraction and chemistry is strong between Freya and Mac, even though it takes them both a while to realise what they have in each other.
Mac is a devoted bestie! He decides to take on the role of love coach for Freya, after Freya confesses to how awkward she is around guys she feels attracted to and that she also hasn't had " The sex " yet. So much fun banter between these 2, they kept me smiling throughout the story. Of course there is some drama towards the end, but overall an enjoyable read with 2 very likeable main characters.
Blindsided is a slow burn friends to lovers romance, with equal parts heat, heart and humor. If you've read the Harris Brothers series, you will be familiar with the characters of Freya and Mac, although you can easily read this title as a standalone.
Mac is a charming and big hearted professional soccer star, whilst Freya is a quirky, insecure seamstress. She has a tendency to blend into the background and her vulnerabilities are quite relatable. She's also incredibly loving, caring and patient.
Whilst entertaining and light hearted there is still an element of angst to Mac and Freya's story.
Both characters are quick witted, their banter is fun, self deprecating and funny whilst oozing sexual tension.
I love all the Harris brothers (and Vi) books. So I was delighted to read Mac and Freya’s story. Two characters I really enjoyed in previous books. These two are so fiesty and hilarious together. This was an entertaining read with lots of sassy banter, sexy times, and character growth. Fantastic to see all the Harris’s again.