Keeper by Amy Daws
They were best friends until they became roommates.
Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own.
As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention.
Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University.
Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker’s youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets.
Secrets that Booker is desperate to know.
Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.
I have always seen people loving audiobooks, but I’ve never tried it before. I think I was always scared that I would end up zoning the story out and hours would pass and I would realize that I had no idea what was going on.
I was wrong.
I was given the opportunity to check out “Keeper” by Amy Daws in audiobook. And I am absolutely loving it. Having dual narration from Will Watt and Charlotte Cole really brings this entire story to life. I never really guessed that this would matter, to be totally honest. But it does and from the moment I started listening, this story literally seemed to come to life in my mind. Hearing their voices made me feel like I was right in the moment. It was fantastic.
The story of Booker and Poppy is really sweet and while you would call it friends to lovers, I appreciated the direction the author took with this story. In the past, I’ve always felt like some friends to lovers have taken the path of one friend liking the other and the other person treating the first like a jerk. This story does have a slight tinge of that, but Booker and Poppy’s past is more about miscommunication and being young.
This book is absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite facets of these characters is how real they are. One scene that comes to my mind is when Poppy and Booker are first living together. Poppy is immediately worrying about going poo. Later, Booker is worrying about the bathroom arrangements and trying to remember to put the seat down. It was just this hilarious inner monologue that you know people have thought before. The humor made these characters come to life for me, and the added bonus of experiencing this story in audio only made it better.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s already fantastic in written form, but I highly recommend allowing yourself the enjoyment of the audiobook. The narrators bring Booker and Poppy off of the page and into real life. A must-read and a must-listen to!