Tag: The Relationshipper Book Tag

A big thank you to Alex for tagging me in this one! We all know I like talking about my romance books, so here we go…


The Rules:

  1. Answer the eleven questions provided by the blogger who tagged you
  2. Come up with eleven new questions of your own!
  3. Tag 5 new bloggers!
  4. Mention the blogger who tagged you and have fun!!

11 questions from Alex:

1. Who was your first book crush?
Someone from a Tamora Pierce book. Take your pick of who. I read them all around the same time anyway.

2. Who was your most recent book crush?
As of the time I’m writing this post (and who knows how many books I’ll read between now and actually publishing it), I’d go with Josh from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, which is probably going to show up a lot in this tag since it’s the last romance I read that I really loved.

3. What popular ship do you sink?
I don’t really know if I have one! I kind of ship everything and everyone, so…

4. Which unpopular ship do you actually love?
I feel like I haven’t read a lot of books that have unpopular ships!

5. Do you have a favorite friends to lovers ship?
Recently, it’s Josh and Hazel from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. 💛💛

6. What ship reminds you of your relationship? or the relationship you would like to have?
I am going to respectfully decline to answer this question. I am pretty sure that nobody would want to read (or write) anything remotely similar to my relationship.

7. What ship was just unnecessary?
In general, I feel like most relationships in dystopian novels are unnecessary. Like, the world is falling apart but you’re more concerned about your hormones? Okay… I don’t know that I really have one specific example.

8. Imagine your favorite ship 10 years in the future (from when their book ends)… where are they now?
Joshua Templeman and Lucy Hutton are happily married with adorable children and they still mess with each other every day. ❤

9. Which book do you want to see adapted to tv/movie? Who would you cast to bring your ship to life?
I would loooooooove a Hating Game movie, but I might actually explode or have a heart attack or die in the theater, not even joking. I would also need to find a friend who has actually read this book to go see the movie with me because this would be a thing that has to be experienced with a fellow fan. And I’m not really good at bringing book characters to life, but at one point, I saw someone mention that Kevin Love would be the perfect Joshua, and I 1000% agree. As for who would play Lucy… I have no idea. Let me know if you have a suggestion!

10. What is a relationship that you wish happened?
Why can I not think of any hypothetical ships right now?? I am completely failing as a book blogger that mainly focuses on romance. YIKES.

11. What character(s) have broken your heart?
Holland Vosijk. It’s not romantically, though, just in general. 💔


I’m tagging:

Leslie 💙 Bibi 💙 Jamsu 💙 and anyone else who wants to do this!


And I’m keeping Alex’s questions! They were really good!

1. Who was your first book crush?
2. Who was your most recent book crush?
3. What popular ship do you sink?
4. Which unpopular ship do you actually love?
5. Do you have a favorite friends to lovers ship?
6. What ship reminds you of your relationship? or the relationship you would like to have?
7. What ship was just unnecessary?
8. Imagine your favorite ship 10 years in the future (from when their book ends)… where are they now?
9. Which book do you want to see adapted to tv/movie? Who would you cast to bring your ship to life?
10. What is a relationship that you wish happened?
11. What character(s) have broken your heart?

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Book review: Challenge by Amy Daws

Challenge by Amy Daws
Series: Harris Brothers #1
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Links: Amazon • Goodreads
Publication Date: September 23, 2016
Source: Freebie

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.

So, we’re back into the borderline erotica romance reviews. It’s been a while. Welcome back to the dark, dusty corners of my Kindle. This week’s selection, Challenge, is actually the least bad book that falls into this category in at least the last several months. In fact, I was all set to not absolutely hate this book when I got to this paragraph:

He leans in to drop a soft kiss on my neck and murmurs, “You’re very colourful, Indie Porter.” He lingers for a moment, running his nose along the length of my collarbone. When he finally pulls back, he sighs as if he’s just feasted on the most delicious bouquet of flowers.

I mean… I don’t know about you, but I don’t really go around eating bouquets of flowers and then sighing, so I’m not really sure how to imagine this scene. Maybe I’m really missing out in life. Maybe I need to get myself to a florist ASAP.

That was weird, but at that point, I still didn’t hate it. I mean, the book isn’t amazing. It’s not going to win any awards. It’s your standard smutty sports romance, and that’s fine. The actual smutty bits were pretty surprisingly well-written. The rest? I don’t know how hospitals in the UK work, but this isn’t how hospitals work here in the US. I was able to get over that at the beginning of the book, but it just got really over-the-top at the end.

There was also a comment toward the end that really rubbed me the wrong way. It’s meant in a friendship context, not in a romantic relationship context, but still, the sentiment is 100% wrong.

Using me as a punching bag is called love, darling.

That is not called love. Please do not let anyone use you as a punching bag. This is, of course, metaphorically speaking. Our heroine, Indie, has just unleashed some very, very rude comments at her best friend, who somehow doesn’t care. But verbally or physically, intentionally hurting someone is not love.

I really can’t recommend this one, but it does get one single bonus point for being the first romance novel I’ve ever read that includes the word “subungual.”

#killingthetbr: 1 year on shelf


Have you read Challenge? What’s your favorite sports romance?
Let’s talk in the comments!


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