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ARC BOOK REVIEW: Replay by Amy Daws (review by Dana Hoffman)



I love when I find a super cute story, and this definitely qualifies. It’s sort of part of a series, but you can definitely read it as a stand-alone. It’s one of those where you don’t need to have read the previous books, but you will want to after reading this one.

The only other book I ever read by this author had been the story of Mac, who is Tilly’s brother, and Freya. And I have to say that neither Tilly nor Santino gave me any warm or fuzzy feelings in that book. He seemed to be kind of arrogant, and she seemed to be cold and condescending. There’s a hint in there showing that these two had history, and now we learn what that is. And it really took me by surprise in a way, even though there were other predictable plot twists as well. But the main one going on between Tilly and Santino was surprising and heartbreaking. I loved their story and their character growth, not only from their previous appearance, but also from the beginning of this book through the end of it.

They really learned a lot from each other and from life, and it was really great to witness. I’ll end this by mentioning, just like I did for Mac and Freya’s book, that all the action takes place in England, therefore there are terms and expressions that I just assumed what they meant haha Not to mention, like Mac, Tilly is from Scotland, so she throws some brain teasers with that too. But I loved it all and it was a great story ❤

Review by Dana Hoffman


Football club lawyer, Santino Rossi is known in the locker room as the two-month chump. For years he’s been on a mission to find someone he can share his basil plant with and cure him of his former playboy ways. So when he ends up stuck in an elevator with the one that got away, he thinks a replay is a great game plan. Download now or read in Kindle Unlimited

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Title: REPLAY Author: Amy Daws Genre: Sports Romance Release Date: April 8, 2021 Cover Designer: Amy Daws


full blurb Replay Cover-wrap-LESS GREEN-front-- Anyone can fall for their brother's best friend...Tilly Logan fell for her brother's enemy. Football club lawyer, Santino Rossi is known in the locker room as the two-month chump. For years he’s been on a mission to find someone he can share his basil plant with and cure him of his former playboy ways. Tilly Logan is a fiery, Scottish lass who didn’t bat an eye five years ago when a smoldering Italian pulled her into a nightclub bathroom. He was dark, dangerous, and exactly the good time Tilly was looking for—even if he worked for her over-protective brother’s team. But a lot has changed and when Tilly returns to London five years later only to find herself trapped in an elevator with the smoldering Italian, it isn’t a happy reunion. Especially because her brother blames Santino for her high tailing it back to Scotland in the first place. Tilly doesn’t want a replay of past mistakes and reconnecting with Santino is playing with fire. But if they keep their relationship a secret, it could be worth the burn.


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★★★★★ Replay was absolutely BRILLIANT and definitely one of the BEST and my FAVORITE romances from Amy Daws! Tilly and Santino were EVERYTHING, and their story was perfect in every way and went above and beyond my expectations. The storyline and characters were utter perfection, and I loved them with all of my heart. The plot—especially some unexpected twists along the way—was mind-blowing and took me on an incredibly special and memorable journey. The characters were out of this world fantastic. Tilly, Santino, and the rest of the gang were a truly phenomenal group of characters that I couldn’t help but fall head over heels for. They provided endless laughs, smiles, and entertainment, and I couldn’t have loved it—and them—more. Sexy, hilarious, angsty, emotional, and swoon-worthy, Replay was an absolute MUST READ spin-off standalone sports romance in the Harris Brothers world, and Tilly and Santino’s story is NOT to be missed! Super excited for what Amy Daws has in store next! -The Romance Bibliophile


“Sei bellissima stasera,” I growl, sliding my hands into her loose, straight locks as I press my lips to hers for a quick kiss. I drag the backs of my fingers down her pale cheek and add, “Beautiful.” She grips my arms, her eyes wide and challenging. “How did I never know you spoke Italian?” “I’m a man of mystery.” I dip my nose to the area below her ear, inhaling her intoxicating scent of honey and citrus. After spending the night making out with her a few days ago, I haven’t been able to stop craving her scent. She arches into my touch, and the motion causes my cock to stir inside my jeans. Pulling back, I stare at her lips. “And no one said I spoke good Italian. I might have just told you that you look like a beetroot.” Her hands slide up the short sleeves of my shirt, her fingers biting into my biceps. “I love beetroots.” “Nobody loves beetroots.” I laugh and tilt my head with a smug look. “Hai delle labbra così deliziose…Vorrei tanto baciarti.” Her jaw drops. “What did you just say?” Smiling, I lean in and whisper against her lips, “I said your lips are so delicious…I would really like to kiss you.” Without pause, I fuse our mouths together and tease my tongue along her lush lips. She tastes minty, and that, coupled with her honey scent, has me deepening the kiss even further. Her hands move from my arms to my waist as she fists my T-shirt. When I thrust my tongue deep into her mouth, she inhales sharply, and her faint moan vibrates against my lips. Moving my hands down to her arse, I pull her into me so she can feel the effect she’s having on me. “Okay, Sonny Corleone, no need to get cheeky.” She breaks our kiss, her face adorably flushed as she glances around nervously and finger combs her mussed locks. “We’re in public, after all.” I shove my hands into my pockets. “It’s been a long time.” “It’s been a few days.” “Give or take five years.” I wink playfully, causing her to roll her eyes.



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about the author Amy Daws Head Shot-sizedown Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 13 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she's watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com


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