Friday, February 28, 2014

Rushing Amy

Rushing Amy
A Love and Football Novel
By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing Feb 11th, 2014
Julie Brannagh's sparkling and romantic Love and Football series continues!
For Amy Hamilton, only three Fs matter: Family, Football, and Flowers. It might be nice to find someone to share Forever with, too, but right now she's working double overtime while she gets her flower shop off the ground. The last thing she needs or wants is a distraction … or help, for that matter. Especially in the form of gorgeous and aggravatingly arrogant ex-NFL star Matt Stephens.
Matt lives by a playbook—his playbook. He never thought his toughest opponent would come in the form of a stunning florist with a stubborn streak to match his own. Since meeting her in the bar after her sister's wedding, he's known there's something between them. After she refuses—again and again—to go out with him, Matt will do anything to win her heart … But will Amy, who has everything to lose, let the clock run out on the one-yard line?

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  After reading the first book in the Love and Football series, I was so excited for Amy's story! And after reading it, I'm even more in love with this series and this author's style.  Although to be honest, the beginning of this one didn't grab me as instantly as Emily's story. Still, I love the characters and how they interact. I LOVE the persistence of Matt. I love his little quirk in the beginning, teasing Amy and making her think something totally different. I love the way he's lived a bit of a rough life, has made some bad choices in life, but he's come around and become a different, much better man.  Some of the things he does in the book are so sweet and heartwarming.

He is a bit of a pushy guy, but he does do it out of love. He wants to fix everything for the people he loves. That isn't technically a bad thing, but Amy has this strong sense of independence. They butt heads over it.

Oh, and there's a scene between the sisters that really had me emotional. I love Emily and Amy, and their bond. This book really brings that out more as they confront old ghosts.

I'm on the verge of totally gushing, so I'll stop, but I just have to say these stories keep me on my toes. The banter, the wit, the great pace, the lovable characters that really stick with you...yeah, this is an author to watch. I know I'll be eagerly anticipating more! 

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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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