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He rejected her. She loathes him. Now they have to fool everyone and pretend they actually like each other.

Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London, but getting caught by the paparazzi buck-naked with his trouser snake in his hands means he’s sowed his last wild oat.

Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats.

Fate and a favour conspire to put Tanner and Belle back in each other’s paths and they’re forced to do a lot more than get along to save face and their careers.

Rage turns to passion and tempers run sizzling hot when they realise they aren’t just falling for each other—they’re jumping head first. And neither have the endurance to keep their hands to themselves.

314 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 12, 2017

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Amy Daws

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Number 1 Amazon Bestselling author Amy Daws writes spicy love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond. She's most known for her footy-playing Harris Brothers and writing in a tire shop waiting room. When Amy is not writing, she’s likely making charcuterie boards from her home in South Dakota where she lives with her daughter and husband.

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Profile Image for GimmeAllTheWerdssss.
558 reviews217 followers
March 17, 2017
2.5 stars

I mostly enjoyed this story BUT I feel that Tanners manwhoreishness was thrown in my face too much. Also the fact that the arrangement was his idea but he had no plans on being faithful to be her was a huge mark against his character. And last but not least this book unfortunately suffered the same annoying back and forth that bothered me in Challenge.

Overall I'm glad that these two got their HEA but it was hard for me to really like this book due to what I stated above.
Profile Image for Leticia (jerseygirlsbookshelf).
350 reviews157 followers
May 16, 2022
"The reward of the climb surpasses the risk of the fall. And it always will."
I am honestly going to give up on reading an Amy Daws book and not getting all emotional. Because, regardless of how funny it is, and how much fun I have with it, there's always an emotional undertone that gets to me. And not even Tanner Harris' shenanigans were able to prevent this.
This is one of the best fake relationship stories I've read.

“Belle Ryan is both light and dark, and all I want is to spend hours getting lost in her shadows."
Belle is my kind of heroine. Fierce, sassy, who doesn't take bullshit from anyone. She may have her insecurities, but she owns them sometimes and other times they bring her down, just like in real life. But she is, most of all, badass. And the perfect counterpart for Tanner because, you know, he needs to be taken down a notch.

"I spent the night with a woman for the first time in my entire life and I didn’t die."
I specifically chose this quote for Tan because he's sometimes hilarious, sometimes hot as hell, and other times very, very infuriating. And sweet. Did I mention sweet? And protective and jealous, and so loving of his family. Yeah, he ticks all the book boyfriend boxes for me.

"You are not getting between my legs, Tanner Harris!"
"I didn’t say I’d be fucking you, Ryan. It’d be a shame for my superior endurance to go to waste."

So, these two have been at each other's throats from the start. Tanner is a playboy, not interested in commitment. Belle is also single and ready to mingle, but she's not interested in being just another notch in his belt. However, when they first met, he simply dismissed her. Rejected her? He had his reasons, but she hasn't forgotten about it. And he hasn't forgotten about her either.

"No, Belle. Eyes on me." He pulls my face down to him. "I see you."
When Tanner messes up, Belle shows up to help, without realizing what she was getting herself into. Turns out she was photographed with him, and the media are turning it into a circus. Yes, Tanner already has a reputation, and it needs some repair, but she's a fetal surgeon and she has her own to uphold. The result? They need to fake a relationship for a while until it all calms down.
Easy-peasy, or it should be, if they weren't so keen on epically arguing with each other.

"But when I’m inside her, with her, breathing her in, it’s like there is no other reality in the world that matters."
Here's the deal: epic arguing leads to... epic angry sex. And let me tell you, these two have chemistry in spades. Once they realize they have the perfect opportunity for no-strings sex when everyone thinks they're together, oh, it's on!
I love how real it was, especially Belle, and I really loved it that she's not skinny. She's curvy. She owns her curves. And, well, Tanner loves those curves too, which just makes it perfect.

"Just tell me you want me. (...) That’s all you have to do. Because I’m already yours."
As in any good fake relationship trope, of course they catch feelings. It's the sweetest thing, all the small moments and how you can tell they really have something special. But it isn't easy for them to give up on being their own independent, stubborn selves, and learning to let go of what's holding them back. Because life changes, and you need to change with it. Take the leap, if you will - sometimes it leads you to great things.

"But once you have someone that you don’t want to let go, it makes you wish you never would have taken hold of anyone else."
There's a bond between them that they couldn't have with anyone else. Yes, they argue, and it's both sexy and fun, but it's so very them. She takes and accepts his absolute honesty, while showing him how vulnerable she is. And he shows her who he really is, and that she never has to worry about feeling loved again.

"I don’t care what you came from or who you didn’t have to lean on. Lean on me. Love me. Because I fucking love you, Belle. Your free spirit is what draws me to you. Your soul matches mine."
Endurance: the ability to withstand hardship and adversity. They both had that. They both withstood it. Now the only thing they need to 'endure' is their love for each other, and grow with it.

This one is going to be on my mind for a while.
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Author 41 books7,570 followers
March 20, 2022
I was searching through this book for a quote to make a Tik Tok and I got completely immersed in my own story and re-read the thing start to finish! Honestly...it's been so long since I've revisited Tanner & Belle, I forgot how much I LOVE their crazy!!! The big spoon/little spoon tees. Vi having her baby (totally made my cry). Tanner & Camden's intense bond. Belle & Indie's intimate friendship. The boys making dinner for the girls. Tanner starting a charity behind Belle's back and revealing it to her when the run into Sedgwick at the football stadium. Honestly...I've always said Tanner was my favorite Harris Brother and re-reading this story reminded me of why. He is just a hilarious, no filter dirty delight and Belle is this perfect amount of badass vulnerability. It's weird to be an author and be impressed with your own story years later, but I think it just goes to show how real and organic this couple came to me when I wrote them. The entire Harris family is so so poignant to me, it's as if I'm reading about people I knew in real life. I'm just so proud of this book and this family.

That's all. I just love them!
Profile Image for ✰♊ Angie ♊✰.
327 reviews147 followers
June 18, 2018
Loved it!
Loved everything about it!
Loved the cheeky talk.
Loved the London vibes.
Loved the steaminess.
Loved the chemistry between the MCs.
Loved the banter.
Loved the enemies-to-lovers plot.
Loved the sports theme.
Loved the storyline.
Loved it all!

Profile Image for Ilsa Madden-Mills.
Author 41 books15.2k followers
March 13, 2017
One of the hottest AND funniest sports romance I've read all year!! Amy Daws makes me giggle all the way through this British Sports Romance!

Tanner and Belle are complete opposites, but fate knows exactly what she's doing when she throws these two together. FIVE HOT STARS...

First of all, I knew I wanted to read this book when I read an excerpt in Amy's group...yes, the scene when Tanner jumps into her car NAKED.

Yes, these two have a bit of a past...Tanner has rejected Belle and her advances...but he had GOOD reason, but once she helps him out, their lives become intertwined and there's no escape from the underlying feelings the bad boy Harris brother has for Belle.

~Ilsa Madden-Mills, WSJ Bestselling Author
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620 reviews351 followers
March 14, 2017
4.5 "Big Spoon & Little Spoon" stars

Oh wow Endurance was a crazy ride! I have no better words to define this book! Both characters are crazy, and they are proud to be! IMO It suits them fine. Tanner & Belle are both so much alike and complete opposite. Seeing them fight was immensely pleasurable but what was even better was their makeup sex. And believe it was a lot!

"They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but that’s because they’ve never had Belle Ryan’s mouth wrapped around their cock."

Readers of enemies to lovers trope are going to love this story because there's not a moment these two doesn't argue! And that's what makes them so interesting. Because even though they can't stop arguing, they both respect & accept who they are without wanting to change it.

If you read Challenge, you know Tanner is Camden's twin brother and Belle is Indie's roommate & best friend. Our MC prefer to resist their attraction and hate each other than just ease the - sexual - tension around them. Until one day, they are forced to fake a relationship for both of their sakes.

"I’m being forced to date London’s sluttiest footballer—a man I loathe—then I’m going to make it my mission in life to torture him while I do."

I was glad to be back with the Harris family. All the brothers &Vi takes a big place in the book and I was really pleased to see them all as tight as ever. Family is important to Tanner. He misses his twin like crazy and he's a little lost without him on the pitch.
Belle is a doctor and her specialty was such an incredible one. I didn't know such specialty excited and I can't even imagine what a job like hers can be is. It's both great and scary at the same time.

Just like Challenge, Endurance was more than your usual sport romance. It was a story where love let you bare and vulnerable but with the right person makes you strong and unstoppable. Amy Daws delivers an emotional story where I wasn't expecting it. She approaches different subjects such as self-esteem, believing in yourself and giving your life a purpose which gives another dimension to the book.

So now the big question is : who's next? And just like I already said: I want Gareth. As the older brother I think he deserves a HEA more so than Booker who as the youngest can wait a little more.

~Arc Provided by the author in exchange of an honest review ~

Profile Image for Mindy Lou's Book Review.
2,666 reviews625 followers
February 27, 2018
Narrator Review:
You had me the moment that beautiful British accent began. Enough said.

Story Review:
Tanner and Belle have some serious chemistry between each other but the minute his twin brother Cam got serious about Belle's best friend Indie, Tanner completely backed off. Tanner is not ready to settle down and he knew he could not mess around with Belle knowing she will be in their lives through Indie.

Belle doesn't know why Tanner was hot one minute and turned cold the next only to then witness him going from one woman to another. This turned their once mutual attraction to making them mortal enemies until they are both forced together.

To be honest, this started out rocky for me. Tanner is not the type of Hero I enjoy in my books. His playboy persona was too much for my liking. However, from the time he and Belle started fake dating and he had to halt his womanizing ways, I started to enjoy his character. I enjoyed him even more when they went from fake to real. Once they starting dating, there was no other women. It's really the only way I could get over his behavior in the beginning.

Belle was bit crazy but she openly admits that and it made for some funny bickering scenes with Tanner. Overall, this was pretty light and funny. I do highly recommend the audio book because, hello...British accents.

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922 reviews82 followers
September 7, 2020

Un altro sport-romance promosso.
Lo stile di Amy Daws mi piace. Non indora la pillola, mette tutto su carta alternando sentimenti e ironia, pensieri profondi e linguaggio scurrile, a volte forse eccessivo per il momento, ma non mi ha disturbata come in altri romance del genere.
La storia di Tanner, secondo componente della famiglia Harris e la dottoressa Belle Ryan, sembra partire col piede sbagliato e continua così per un bel po', fra litigi e riappacificazioni finché, entrambi, si rendono conto di non poter fare a meno dei loro continui battibecchi.
Anche qui il nodo centrale è la famiglia. Famiglia che, pur non volendo, detta scelte di vita e caratteri; che se opprimente, come nel caso di Tanner, non permette di esprimersi liberamente e, se invece è assente, o addirittura ostile come nel caso di Belle, rende difficile instaurare legami profondi.

«E la sua famiglia è davvero incasinata»- continuo mentre mi giro e mi appoggio alla porta. «Non sono affatto come noi, cosa che la rende una maledetta anomalia, impossibile da capire.»

Una bella storia che si legge con piacere, forse meno ironica del primo volume della serie, ma più emozionale dal punto di vista dei sentimenti.
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1,234 reviews118 followers
April 24, 2017
I've won this audiobook

I came across this on quite a bit, but never really took the dive. Then I won an audiobook on fb from Amy Daws and knew it was a sign. I needed to read/hear this one. I'm so very happy I've won and finaly could read/hear it.

It was very different then what I expected, it was so much more. I love Bells job it's so unique and exciting! How badass is it to help the little ones while they are still in the womb!? I'm very proud of Bell for all she achieved! She's a strong woman that can take care off herself.

Tanner is the footbal manwhore who get's himself in all kind of trouble. That was a very fun journey!!

I laughed and giggled a lot! Glad I finally read/hear it!
March 20, 2017

"Woman!" I exclaim, grabbing her face in my hands and staring so deeply into her eyes I swear I can feel her soul touch mine. "You're my kind of crazy, and I am crazy in love with you!"


Just fucking WOW!

Talk about a good book to take you of the funk! I've been so hesitant to start full length novels but I dived in with this one (and the cover kept me coming back even through my hesitancy!). I loved this book so much, by the time I realize Cam and Indie's story was in a previous book, I refused to stop and start their story - which is what I usually do. I tend to read from the start even if the connecting books can be read as standalones.

This one just did it for me.

Their moments were so easy yet so powerful. I love when they argue and how they don't allow misunderstandings to stop what was growing between them. Especially love how confrontational they were (especially, surprising, Tanner as he came to terms with his feelings for Belle.)

His breath trembles when he adds, "Just tell me you want me." I sniff, unable to find my words with his aching eyes on me. He moves his mouth to my ear and whispers, "That's all you have to do." He breathes in deeply. "Because I'm already yours."

I have an unhealthy obsession for man bun, tattooed guys and clean cut beard. Fuck if that isn't recipe for me to lock off the world and get not only lost but consumed! And that filthy mouth of his??

Lets add in a don't-fuck-with-me female MC, who acts how she wants when she wants and isn't afraid to let her voice be heard. Package all that with brains?

Might I just add that I go crazy over veiny arms on men? Is that weird? Because that shit is fucking sexy.

*clears throat*

They say there's a thin line between love and hate, and Tanner and Belle was the perfect example of such. I itched to see if I could glimpse their attraction by stopping and heading over to Cam and Indies' story but this book was so captivating. It went full speed ahead without me feeling the rush. I was in subspace, basking in the read, laughing and grinning like an idiot. The heated moments had me squirming and Tanner's dirty mouth never making me fan.

I swear just thinking about this read has me so fucking giddy. I just finish it and I want to miraculously forget it only to read it afresh.

Amy Daws? Girl, I fucking love you! I can't wait to back peddle to the other books and the other series...hell, allow me to read all your works!!

I think I'm fully resurrected from my reading funk.

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1,217 reviews262 followers
August 18, 2017
I gave this audiobook an A for the narration band B for the story at AudioGals.

Narration by Will M. Watt and Charlotte Cole

Endurance is perfect for fans of sports romances with smart heroines and the jock heroes who capture their hearts. This being the second book in the Harris Series (see the AudioGals review for Book 1, Challenge ), I already knew that I enjoyed Ms. Daws’ witty writing and moreover, I had become invested in the personable characters that comprise the Harris family. My listening to this title confirmed my expectations. While I must admit that I was slightly more riveted by Challenge, which I simply could not put down, this book nonetheless soothed my desire for a light-hearted, romantic comfort listen that left me a with a warm and happy feeling in the end. As if the story is not reason enough to listen, however, the narration is simply divine, so I highly recommend the audiobook version of this title.

The heroine of Endurance is Dr. Belle Ryan, the roommate of Indie, a fellow doctor and the heroine from book 1. Dr. Ryan is training with a world renowned pediatric surgeon and is learning how to operate on and save fetuses in utero. Though you would think that would make her parents extremely proud, it has the opposite effect, as she comes from a very rich and successful family of lawyers who view her as a traitor for choosing medicine over law. Needless to say, having been raised in this type of pretentious, cold family has also affected her confidence in ever being able to have her own HEA.

Tanner Harris, in turn, is the perpetual playboy (as well as “London’s sluttiest footballer”). He definitely had noticed Belle, but once his brother, Camden, became serious with Indie, he knew that meant that Belle would unfortunately be off limits. In order to minimize the temptation, he has been avoiding Belle, a fact which Belle hasn’t overlooked. However, when Tanner calls one night because he finds himself in a desperate situation (his latest conquest kicked him out without his clothes), Belle reluctantly comes to the rescue. This one adventure, however, leads to a paparazzi spree the next morning where the media eagerly crucifies Belle as being Tanner’s latest in a long string of one night stands.

This sets off another series of events which lead Tanner’s soccer team (which is looking to downplay the negative publicity) and Belle’s self-interested father, with political aspirations to become a Supreme Court justice, to propose a “fake” dating relationship. But when real chemistry exists, can you ever be truly satisfied with a fake relationship, or will Tanner and Belle find out that opposites really do attract?

See the full review at AudioGals.
Profile Image for Sarah.
1,631 reviews1,254 followers
March 18, 2017


Endurance by Amy Daws marks another new-to-me author, and I was absolutely entertained from the opening pages, falling for not only the characters, main and secondary alike, but also the crazy love of Tanner and Belle.

Tanner and Belle are completely mad, separately and together, but it isn't that standard insanity. These two characters radiate energy, appearing to be brimming with life, and all this excess passion equates to them being a tad insane. But in true romantic fashion, these two are perfectly suited for each other, as their crazies seem to complement the other's. These two are so much more than their passionate selves, though. They are fun, they value and care about the people who matter to them, they are dedicated to their careers, and they are philanthropic. They challenge each other and make each other's lives better. They are fantastic characters and such a fun couple to watch fall in love.

This story is just fun and sexy with a bunch of swoon-worthy moments. The story itself just radiates this energy, if that makes sense. From the opening pages, readers will be laughing at the ridiculousness that is Tanner Harris and the arguing between Belle and Tanner. The circumstances that throw them together are typical for the romance genre, and the development of their relationship is typical as well, but it didn't seem like other books, mainly because of the characters. They are unique and fresh, and bring the same to a standard romance trope.

What is the sign of good book, especially a stand alone in a series? I want to go back and read everything I missed. I want to know about Reyna and Liam, Vi and Hayden, and Camden and Indie, and I need the stories for the other two Harris brothers. I just cannot get enough of this world and the Harris family. I need more!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

For more reviews and other book news, check out Musings of the Modern Belle at www.modernbellebooks.com.
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880 reviews18 followers
September 5, 2020

Ma quanto può essere bello quando inizi un libro credendo che si tratti “solo” di uno sport romance, una commedia rosa divertente, e invece scovi una piccola meraviglia che ti tocca il cuore mentre ti diverte e appassiona? Amy Daws si riconferma un’autrice attenta ai sentimenti dei suoi personaggi e dei suoi lettori e accurata nei minimi dettagli. Ho letteralmente adorato la descrizione del lavoro della dottoressa Ryan, chirurgo prenatale, e il suo opposto: gli schemi di gioco e le partite di Tanner Harris, gemello di Camden e attaccante nella sua squadra di calcio.

Il motivo conduttore della trama è certamente l’attrazione degli opposti e i nostri due protagonisti non potrebbero essere più diversi di così, per scelte di vita e per carattere, eppure forse è solo apparenza…

“Tanner Harris è un uomo che disprezzo con ogni fibra del mio essere. Uno stupido schizzo di sperma ambulante, che corre in giro come un cane con due piselli.”

Ho riso alle lacrime per la stizza che, almeno per tutta la prima parte del romanzo, contraddistingue i battibecchi tra la dottoressa Ryan e il nostro bellissimo scopatore seriale, nonché giocatore in stop punitivo. Ci sono scene e dialoghi che mi si sono impressi a fuoco nella mente!

“Il mio uccello è collegato solo al mio uccello, come un simbolo dell’infinito in costante movimento rotatorio. Scopa e molla. Scopa e molla.
Però, Belle è un dottore. È tanto intelligente e mille volte più matura delle donne con cui scopo abitualmente. Forse rappresenta una qualche anomalia femminile da cui mi sono tenuto lontano per un errore di valutazione.“

Vi giuro che può venirvi un crampo alla mascella per il sorriso che avrete tutto il tempo di lettura. Tanner è una forza della natura in tutto quello che fa, compreso decidere di ronzare intorno alla bella dottoressa per cercare di farle cambiare idea su di sé.

“Lei tocca l’intoccabile. Lei gioca a fare Dio.”
La passione che mette nel lavoro si irradia da lei e mi fa riconsiderare la mia posizione. Essere un atleta professionista è incredibile, ma ha anche dei momenti difficili. Lo stress fisico e mentale è estenuante. Non vieni pagato solo per giocare a calcio. Vieni pagato per vincere. E ai tuoi fan sembra di possedere un pezzo di te. La tua vittoria è la loro vittoria. La tua sconfitta è la loro sconfitta. Quando le tue prestazioni non sono all’altezza dei loro standard, ti si rivoltano contro piuttosto in fretta. Però, quando il tuo gioco è al massimo, quando la folla canta il tuo nome e fa il tifo per te e te soltanto, ti senti della stessa materia di cui sono fatti gli dèi.”

Ho trovato perfetta la crescita psicologica di entrambi i personaggi, le loro paure reciproche, le loro situazioni irrisolte, i problemi familiari, le crisi emotive, l’amore per i fratelli o la migliore amica. Tutto assolutamente perfetto. Una grande penna per quella che doveva essere solo una commedia romantica ed è invece una splendida perla tutta da leggere.

Profile Image for Melanie (mells_view).
1,710 reviews332 followers
March 20, 2017
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I didn't want this story to end... such a fun couple to follow!

So flipping good! If you like frenemies to lovers romances then look no further. Amy Daws has given us another fantastic sports romantic comedy, that I honestly feel like I could read another time, and enjoy it just as much!

We met Belle and Tanner in Challenge, Indie and Camden's book. They were side characters that definitely held their own and I'm so glad that Amy gave us their story next! Even though nothing cropped up for them during the first story, things change this time. Their start of their romance isn't typical, but it is electric! The chemistry between these two characters is so fun to read about. Their banter is great, their naughty bits are hot, and the falling in love is sweet as can be. I also love that we visit with the couple from book one, and of course we get to see peeks at the whole Harris family!

Their story is told in the dual POV's of Belle and Tanner. I love that these two each had their own issues stemming from their upbringing about how they handle relationships. I enjoy stories like this more when both parts of the couple have to grow, and it was awesome how these two grew together during the story. Tanner was so swoony. I swear I think it was only 7% in and I was tearing up and falling in love with him. Belle was such a strong and well written character. I love that she is someone who values her career and wants more, but also wants a family and marriage. I love that she is well rounded and has no apologies for striving for and balancing it all.

Such an amazing read and I feel like I could read about this couple and this family non-stop. Amy Daws writing is so good that you just fall right into the story. There's nothing gimmicky about it, it's just a well written sports romantic comedy, but I could not stop turning pages. Her writing immerses you into the characters world and you just want to be apart of the fun and happiness! I couldn't gush about her more, it may get creepy! All I can say is read this book, and Challenge prior to it. A great series so far, and I can't wait to see what comes next!
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590 reviews446 followers
March 15, 2017
Endurance by Amy Daws, is another great instalment in her series of sporty standalones that have the HOTTEST covers!!

When I started Endurance, I wasn't sure I was going to like it, I liked the hero but really couldn't connect to the heroine at all. And as a Brit myself,  I thought some of the British references were slightly over the top and as a whole just wasn't feeling it. I kept reading and at 40% I began to get those delicious tummy flutters. Everything seemed to flip for me at this point and draw me deeper into the story.

From this point I began to connect to the characters and really, really enjoy where Amy took them. You could say I fell in love right alongside them. Their connection sizzled through me, the angsty pull of their love/hate feelings pushed and pulled at me. I ended up feeling at home in this story.

I went the distance with Endurance and I'm so glad I did!

4 “I LOVE your crazy” stars.
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749 reviews4 followers
February 27, 2022
I honestly do not know how to start my review on this book.

Ms. Daws delivers a stunning, surprising, heart-warming tale of two somewhat lost souls (though they might not think themselves as lost) who will struggle with each other and themselves to find their way to where they want to be.

Tanner and Belle, so different, yet such similar characters, are embarking on a journey, when an innocent night out puts them together in a way they weren't wanting, but can't escape. To keep up their image, they need to play nice, which isn't so easy when one seems to be a bit stuck up their own butt, not able to take anything seriously, and another is supposedly an unemotional work-aholic. But somehow, with the writing, this story works. It is always going to new heights, it brings us characters who are believable, surprising in their humour and their depths, lovely scenes, hot scenes, funny scenes, and an all around superb story.

Endurance will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions from laughing out loud at witty banter, to swooning at Tanner Deep Talk, it'll leave you to dry your tears while dealing with the feelings and have you coming back for a second ride.
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408 reviews75 followers
August 1, 2019
4.5 big spoon little spoon stars!

I love the Harris family and would love to be a part of it! Another fun installment to the Harris Brothers series.

I love a good story where the playboy hero needs to clean up his act and ends up falling hard for the last woman he thinks he should be with.

Tanner Harris has been on the cover of gossip magazines a few too many times and is now suspended from his football team and needs to clean up his act or else. Belle Ryan makes the mistake of helping out Tanner in his time of need and get photographed with him in a compromising situation. The solution...a fake relationship to show the world that there's more than a perceived fling.

This story had me laughing at the snarky comments, witty comebacks and sexual animosity between Tanner and Belle. I loved the constant push and pull, the fine line between love and hate.

I loved Belle! A brilliant neonatal surgeon who has been essentially shunned by her uptight family. I like that she has curves and enjoys dark chocolate with no remorse.

Both Tanner and Belle have their own insecurities and it was wonderful watching them finally let down their guard and be honest and real with each other.

"Belle, my soul has grown with you. So much so, I wonder if it would have shrunk into nothing if I'd never met you."

The final scene of the book had me in stitches (one word - mankinis), I laughed so loud my husband thought I was going a bit crazy.
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758 reviews153 followers
May 12, 2017
Book Description

Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London, but getting caught by the paparazzi buck-naked with his trouser snake in his hands means he’s sowed his last wild oat.

Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats.

Fate and a favour conspire to put Tanner and Belle back in each other’s paths and they’re forced to do a lot more than get along to save face and their careers.

Rage turns to passion and tempers run sizzling hot when they realise they aren’t just falling for each other—they’re jumping head first. And neither have the endurance to keep their hands to themselves.

Tanner Harris loves his football and the only thing he loves as much is his family and sleeping with women. He sleeps around with any woman who makes his "meat stick" twitch. Until one night he's left butt naked on the streets and being picked up by the one girl who annoys the fuck outta him.

Belle Ryan loves her job with everything she has. She operates on unborn babies and gives them a chance at life, so the last thing she needs is a cocky ass footballer and the media storm that follows.

When Bella picks Tanner up and saves him from complete humiliation she's snapped by paparazzi who release compromising pictures of them and the only way to save face is to date, fake date.

With tempers rising will Tanner and Belle be able to make it a month faking their relationship or will things just become too hard to endure?

Wow, just wow. I haven't actually read a football (soccer) story before but this one has me hooked, it blew me away with it's incredibleness and I'm in awe. The story was perfect, absolutely perfect.

Tanner and Belle were both equal amounts of crazy and it fit them perfectly. Their uniques relationship was just beautiful. They fight, they laugh, they hurt and they love and it's just so beautiful to witness. The Harris family and Indie were amazing secondary characters and I loved them all.

The amount of emotions I felt whilst reading this threw me. Happiness, sadness, anger, laughter and so on, it was a constant battle of what emotion I was feeling.

This is my first read by Amy Daws and I sure as hell will be reading more for this amazing author in the future. The Harris brothers will forever be with me now, there's no escaping them. I LOVE IT.
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1,485 reviews124 followers
July 28, 2018
Tanner can big spoon me any day

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This book was soooo good. I was dying for more of Tanner and Belle after Camden and Indie's book Challenge. Tanner is Camden's twin brother and he's hilarious and total Manwhore but you cant help but luv him. Tanner is very sexy and his know it he has loads of confidence but is goin through a bit of a crazy stage in his life. He's bedding more woman football isn't goin well for him. His life has changed since Camden has gone to play for Arsenal and his not liking it. He is feeling lonely in some way. He has alway had Camden with him if they were in the same house they played along side each other in the football and if not that they were wingmen for each other. So now that's all gone well bar sharing a house together. So Tanner has a reason for his craziness, but when he gets himself into a sticky situation and needs help. He just didn't expect Belle to turn up and help and she was the last person he wanted help from.

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Dr Bella Ryan is a great character I really like her and I m glad I got to know her more. Bella is a hard working woman and knows what she wants. Her family are high class well to do people there also snotty and just not nice. She has done what they wanted from her in life she she basically removed herself from them. It still hurt the way they treat her but she is happy with the family she has and that's Indie. She is everything rolled into one. They meet in med school and they haven't been apart since. Belle isn't great with relationships so one her and Indie Tequila Sunrise nite she makes the most of finding got men to hook up with. It's just easier for Bella this way no gets to see her crazy side and she can concentrate on work. Well that was the plan until she had to help Tanner Harris out.

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These two did get cosy together one nite nothing happened but there flirting was on point. After that nite Tanner changed and was just an arse he has his reason but Bella didn't know what was goin on she her walls went up and there lil war started. The way these two are with each other is so funny. The fight all the time and then are thrown together it's not the ideal situation but they both have to do it. This just starts more fighting and more smoking hot sexual tension between them. There are so hot together and make the best couple. But they both are deal with things that make it hard for it to be smooth.

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I still kicking myself for not staying this series sooner. I m luving these Harris men so much. There so different but so sexy. I really enjoyed this story, I luv enemies to lovers storyline. There so good and full of drama. I was dying to know how these to were goin to work out there problems with each it's was so funny seeing they get each hot and bothered and get closer. I can't wait to read more of this series and get more of these men. The book are so addictive and I would highly recommend them.

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2,651 reviews3,233 followers
November 20, 2021
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1,366 reviews104 followers
October 22, 2017
Update 22/10/17 - Audiobook review

Listened to the audiobook of this one. It was so good! I wasn't sure if I would like an audiobook or not as I have never listened to one before, but this being a dual narration made it something special. Hearing the emotions instead of just reading them, and I was trying not to cry or trying not to laugh out loud and look like an idiot in some parts. I give the audio 5 stars as well. I love those Harris boys.

Original review of E-Book - March 2017

*5 "Your Crazy is Showing" Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

Oh man I love the Harris brothers! I enjoyed this book so much, as I did when I read Challenge. I'm so glad I stumbled upon Amy Daws and her books. I really need to get onto reading her other series as well.

Tanner is such a cocky character in this book, yet he's so much fun and so surprisingly sweet in other parts as well. Not to mention he's a babe ;-)

Belle is so sure of herself most of the time, so getting the glimpses into her life properly and understanding her was really awesome.

I loved getting all the other Harris family members and of course Indie as well. Sedge is a cool new character we get to meet, and I hope we see more of him in the next books in the background somewhere.

This book was funny, sexy, and emotional all rolled into one. I loved it. Bring on more Harris brothers please!
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2,154 reviews45 followers
March 27, 2018
4.5 Big spoon stars


As sports Romance books go, I am loving this series. The Harris brothers are becoming one of my favorite family's along with The Morgan Brothers from Lauren Rowe and The Connors from Nikki Ashton.

Endurance is the second book in the series and with it comes another cheeky footballer Tanner Harris. I loved this book more than the first and that says a lot because I really enjoyed Camden and Indies story too. Tanner is the twin to his brother Camden who has his own story in the first book, he's a lovable guy albeit a bit of a man-whore.

When Tanner finds himself naked in a phone booth after fleeing a disastrous sexcepade and has to borrow a phone from a tramp to call for help, he gets Belle who is his brother's girlfriends friend.

To clean up his man-whoring image Tanner is forced to date a respectable person and that ends up being none other than his brother's girlfriends friend Belle who is a Doctor.

I loved the chemistry with these two, it was a love-hate relationship from the moment they met and even when they were fake dating it was hot. They both had the philosophy if they had to go without for a few months why not use each other and be fr-enemies with benefits as well.

Endurance is a fun read filled with fighting that always leads to foreplay, it was great, and I can't wait to read more in this series to see which Harris brother wins my heart next.

Told in first person dual pov. Available In KU and Audible.

I listened to this book in Audible, I loved the dual narration and the cockney characters that yet again made this story come to life.

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664 reviews111 followers
March 20, 2017
4.5 Big Spoon/Little Spoon stars! I'm really enjoying this series and the Harris family! Challenge/Camden's story was the first book I read by this author so I wasn't familiar with the only Harris sister, Vi and I really want to go back and read her book. I honestly am having such a difficult time choosing my favorite Harris brother. I loved Camden in the last book and now I feel the same about Tanner after reading his and Belle's story.

Tanner is Camden's twin brother and team mate... well, until he accepted an offer to play for another club. Tanner is having a bit of difficulty adjusting to the change and to add to it his brother has settled down with Indie. There's so much change happening around him, he's having to accept that he's getting older and things won't always be the same with his family. He is more of the comical brother/twin, the one everyone doesn't take so seriously. He's also a huge manwhore, constantly getting caught in sticky situations. Belle is a surgeon and Indie's best friend. When she helps Tanner out of a predicament, it puts her in a bad light and she can't afford that type of exposure with her career on the line. I really liked Belle and her craziness. She and Tanner together were the best kind of crazy!

I love the writing and the characters the author creates. I laughed quite a bit, swooned a whole lot and thoroughly enjoyed all the emotions this story brought about. I look forward to the next Harris brother book! I don't care if it's Gareth or Booker.... I'll be dropping everything to read it!
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234 reviews
March 17, 2017

Amy Daws knocked this HOT Brit with his big ball right off the pitch!!!

Imagine being forced into an arrangement neither of you are thrilled to enter. Being thrust into the lime line was not what she wanted. Being tied down to one woman was not what he wanted.

If you love a good sports romance with an Enemies to Lovers twist...this is the book for you!!! It's full of all the angsty hate and sexual tension. And when this unlikely couple tears down their walls, fireworks explode!!!
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665 reviews2,088 followers
January 14, 2022
Rating: 5 Stars

Format: Audiobook

Source: KU/Whispersync

Prompt: Impromptu Amy Days Marathon

Rep: Midsize heroine (size 14)

Triggers: Neglectful parents, pregnancy/childbirth (side character), homelessness (side character)

TL;DR Synopsis:
♡ Contemporary sports romance (soccer/football)
♡ Enemies-to-lovers
♡ Fake dating
♡ Playboy hero
♡ Doctor/heiress heroine

I’m absolutely adoring this series SO MUCH. I think this might be one of my favorites that I’ve read in this series and the spinoff so far because of how these two characters get thrown together in the beginning.

I’m a big fan of fake dating, especially when it is enemies-to-lovers, and watching how the two characters end up in the situation.

I would recommend reading this series in order, but you certainly don’t have to! I didn’t LOL!

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1,365 reviews58 followers
May 11, 2017
Lori, you have my permission to say "I told you so!"

I have been like a collector, hoarding Amy Daws ebooks and audiobooks. Adding them to my kindle and audio app, putting them on my TBR and thinking they sound good and I should find a good starting point to reading them. And a friend (Lori) has been telling me that I can just pick up any one and read them in any order and I'm going to love them. Well, I finally listened and downloaded Endurance, and saying that I loved it is a giant understatement!!
I started listening to the audiobook and the narrators are absolutely amazing! I fell in love with the characters, the story and the voices all in the opening chapters.

"I hate Tanner. I really hate him. But mostly, I hate my attraction to him. That dumb, boyish smirk and the way he shakes his head from side to side to get his hair out of his face. And that stupid sweatband I’ve seen him wear around his forehead when he’s on the pitch makes him look like a complete man-child.
But he did not look like a child when he was naked in my car the other night. And he did not feel like a child when he was pressed up against me in the alley two nights ago."

Endurance is the second book in The Harris Brothers series. A bit of a friend (or enemy) to lover type of story. It can be read as a standalone, but only made me want more of this family and this author! A great balance of fun, sweet, and heat!
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780 reviews
March 28, 2017
Tanner is the epitome of the anti-heroic manwhore, who was, weirdly, given a romance novel to star in. Belle, his heroine, was the height of stupid, despite her being a medical doctor. I completely did not enjoy this book. The temptation to hurl my e-reader got too strong at times that I had to stop reading, cross myself, and thank god I'm real and these unnecessary romance-related dramatics are not my problem. Too bad I can't get my $3.99 back, though. Le sigh.
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