The cocky footballer next door has some serious game…luckily, Daphney Clarke knows how to play.
Zander Williams is the hot new American determined to take European football by storm. His head is so big, it barely fits under his backwards hat. And when he’s recruited to one of the biggest up and coming clubs in London, he’s certain to make his name known.
Managing the building where they live is only one of Daphney’s many jobs. It’s why she has zero patience for the obnoxious American on the other side of the wall who makes the most ungodly noises and likes to answer his door in nothing but a pink tea towel.
Tensions build and after one steamy hallway kiss, neighbor wars quickly shifts into neighbors-with-benefits and that’s a battle they both intend to win.
But Daphney doesn’t know the real reason Zander is in London and now she’s stuck in the middle of a game she didn’t even know she was playing.
Zander is an American who comes to Europe to play soccer, or as they call it, football. He has some issues in England, and the team he will be playing on he has some unresolved personal issues.
There is a time jump from the prologue to chapter one. Zander finally arrives in England. I love the word difference the author uses for her British to English.
Daphney is a waitress, flat manager, and a hilarious woman. Omg covering his good with a tea towel, just lol. This book is slow-moving, both steam-wise and career-issue-wise. However, I am enjoying the author’s incorporation of fun nicknames, mild flirting, and Britishism.
This book finally gets steamy as both Zander and Daphney cave to their mutual attraction to each other. We learn more about Daphney’s ex and her struggle with men. We also await the result of Zanders worries. In the meantime, he is doing well in the new football club. I’m waiting for the shoes to drop on them both.
It does indeed drop more like shatters, and I’m pretty surprised by who rallies to pick up the pieces. There is a lot of mistrust and a big debacle. But then, to my surprise, they actually realize what is in their hearts.
This book is filled with sports, hot men, and laughter. I love that author brings family and sports together in such a way to make an endearing story. This story was funny, sweet, and steamy all in one. I love the aha moments in these stories where all the pieces finally come together. I have enjoyed the Harris family once again; even though this book is standalone, it does incorporate characters we have read before from Blindsided and, of course, from other books, the author has written that focused on The Harris brothers. Zander and Daphney collided into each other’s lives and couldn’t quite get their bearing till the end of the book, but they did have some epic moments. If you love a fantastic sports romance, I highly encourage you to read this book.