Monday, January 20, 2014

Blitzing Emily

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All is fair in Love and Football...   

Emily Hamilton doesn't trust men. She's much more comfortable playing the romantic lead on stage in front of a packed house than in her own life. So, when NFL star and irresistible ladies' man Brandon McKenna acts as her personal white knight, she has no illusions he'll stick around. However, a misunderstanding with the press throws them together in a fake engagement that yields unexpected (and breathtaking) benefits.

Every time Brandon calls her "Sugar," Emily almost believes Brandon's playing for keeps, not just to score. Can she let down her defenses and get her own Happily Ever After?

Review Rating: 5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  We've all played a game of pretend before, who hasn't?  But in this case, pretend is quickly becoming real....

Okay, so the concept of fake engagements isn't original, but I LOVED it in this story. LOVED IT!  Brandon...oh, I love this guy. His banter. His charm. His charisma. I loved learning more and more about him. He's not just a football hero with a big head, no, this man has some true emotions and a great big heart. The last thing he expects is Emily to fall in his life, and boy do I mean fall!

Emily....She's headstrong. Fierce. Independent. She knows what she wants.  The two of them together? Let's talk chemistry. Sizzling HOT! Whew. 

So, a little mistake changes things for them. Now, because it works for them, they'll go along with this plan, but I'd say it just might backfire on them.

I spent most of one day reading this book. Glued my bum to the beanbag chair, clicking along with my Kindle. The great pacing and the fun dialog made it easy. Brandon and Emily are a smash, and it was fun to watch their two very different worlds collide as the game of love makes a debut in their lives.  I enjoyed this author's writing style and humor, and I am ANXIOUSLY awaiting more!  It's fun, refreshing and full of reasons to smile. 

About Julie

Julie Brannagh has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She lives in a small town near Seattle, where she once served as a city council member and owned a yarn shop. She shares her home with a wonderful husband, two uncivilized Maine Coons and a rambunctious chocolate Lab.

Julie hasn't quite achieved the goal of owning a pro football team, so she created a fictional one: The Seattle Sharks. When she's not writing, she's reading, or armchair-quarterbacking her favorite NFL team from the comfort of the family room couch. Julie is a Golden Heart finalist and the author of four contemporary sports romances.

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  1. Thank you so much for such a lovely review, and I am so glad you loved BLITZING EMILY!