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REVIEW ➞ Pressure Point by Claire Hastings


How high does the pressure get inside the friend zone? This goalkeeper is about to find out…

Moving to America forced Liam Daley to leave almost everything behind in Ireland – his family, his team, and his dreams about what might have been. Now on a mission to prove that he’s more than second string as a member of the Atlanta Rising Football Club, there’s only one thing distracting him: the team’s charming and quirky physical therapist, who just happens to be crushing on the hotshot rookie Dash Lazaro.

Avery Houghton is living her dream working for the Atlanta Rising. In fact, life would be perfect if she could just score a date with her dream guy. But overcoming her natural awkwardness is unlikely, and her insecurities aren’t doing her any favors either. She’s desperate for help, and who better to teach her how to attract a football star than another football star?

As Avery’s reluctant partner in crime, Liam hopes to show her that she doesn’t need to change for any man. But simply telling Avery how he really feels seems impossible. While Avery gets closer to everything she thinks she wants, Liam starts to feel the pressure. Will he be forced to pass when he’s finally ready to make a play for her heart?

She had a “date” with the hottest team in town.


Ever since the little glimpse of Liam and Avery in Out of Bounds, I have been DYING for more of them. I loved all the hilariousness, the quirkiness and the steaminess that was in this book.

The moment Liam was introduced I completely fell for him. The more I got to know him throughout the course of this story I fell even more. He is a talented goalie and a great friend, but there are also some insecurities he has. I also loved the fact of how clueless Liam was when it came to things in America.

I LOVE Avery. She is my kind of person. She is full of random facts, that she likes to share. She is awkward and quirky. Plus, she shares insecurities that we all share as women. I instantly wanted to be become her best friend.

The chemistry between Liam and Avery is instant. I loved the friendship they formed and the bond they had over watching Marvel movies together. Though, at times these two had me yelling at my kindle because I just wanted them to go for it and give into the flames between them.

If you’re looking for a friends to lovers, sports romance this is one to check out!