R E V I E W ➠ Replay by Amy Daws

Not all players deserve a second chance… no matter how hot their first chance was.
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.

RELEASE DATE: April 8, 2021

I have read the author before and the other, actually I’ve read almost every single book of this author. So the fact that THIS one might be the one where I take a break, breaks me. I’ll explain a little but honestly still rather not spoil the book, just because it wasn’t my style doesn’t mean someone might not dive in and love it.

This is a second-chance with a twist. I say twist because it’s more in depth than I expected. Tilly is the wreck, 5 years ago she was at her lowest, and the hero got to see that, he kind of played part. After successfully bringing herself out of it, and trying to contain a clean and happy life…he walks back in. Or rather they end up at the same place same time. The hero has hang up’s as well as the heroine, with each other and personally within themselves. Many and big secrets lie between them not to mention ongoing, but in the end the pair really has to go through a windy rough road to meet in the middle.

That’s all I am going to say about the story, again don’t want to spoil it. What I didn’t enjoy, was unfortunately from beginning to end. Maybe because it felt awkward between them, or the fact that I couldn’t warm up to either character, I’m not sure. The story line to me was predictable which isn’t a bad thing necessarily I just because I couldn’t connect with them made it more annoying on my end. I have to say this I’m sorry but the BRIDGERTON references killed me, that wasn’t in a good way. Yes I have watched the show and did not care for it, every time they were mentioned I rolled my eyes. So as you see all of this is a lot to do with my personal preference and a lot of story line itself. 50/50 but even the ending where they had the peek and I felt like I was expecting and looking for groveling little more something but it was a easy transaction to me. Huge issue for me is when a couple declares to be together and take things slow, I am all for that but when they do everything possible BUT THE, that to me is kind of MEH if that makes sense. I’m sorry, I can’t love every book a author writes. I am giving this a 4 and not 3.5 because I have read Amy before and I know her style and just because one book of hers wasn’t for me didn’t mean she didn’t impress me as always with her writing skills.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone

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