Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Chasing Jillian by Julie Brannagh

Chasing Jillian
Love and Football # 5
By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing July 7, 2015
Avon Impulse


Jillian Miller likes her job working in the front office for the Seattle Sharks, but lately being surrounded by a constant parade of perfection only seems to make her own imperfections all the more obvious. She needs a change, which takes her into foreign territory: the Sharks’ workout facility after hours. The last thing she expects is a hot, grumbly god among men to be there as witness.

Star linebacker Seth Taylor had a bad day-well, a series of them recently. When he hits the Sharks’ gym to work out his frustration, he’s startled to find someone there-and even more surprised that it’s Jillian, the team owner’s administrative assistant. When he learns of Jillian’s mission to revamp her lifestyle, he finds himself volunteering to help. Something about Jillian’s beautiful smile and quick wit makes him want to stick around. She may not be like the swimsuit models he usually has on his arm, but the more time Seth spends with Jillian the harder he falls.

And as Jillian discovers that the new her is about so much more than she sees in the mirror, can she discover that happiness and love are oh-so-much better than perfect?

Laura's Review:

This is the first book I've read by Julie Brannagh, but it won't be the last. I am a sucker for a good sports romance, and if the others in this series are as good as this one, I will definitely be going back to read them all. Even though it is part of a series, this book can definitely be read as a standalone, especially since both Seth and Jillian were both new characters and therefore their backstories were introduced here as opposed to in other books in the series.

I liked both Seth and Jillian right from the start. They both felt like people I would be friends with, and despite Seth being a super-hot super-rich pro-athlete, he still seemed unaffected by that all. Relatable even. The little bit of drama there was felt just a bit contrived and I kept waiting for something more to happen. Overall, it was one of those books that just feels good to read while you are reading it, but I'll most likely forget it by next month. 

Chasing Jillian: 3.5/5 stars

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Author Info
USA Today Bestselling Author, 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.
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 contemporary sports romances.

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  1. Thank you for hosting CHASING JILLIAN

  2. Sometimes it's nice to read a book that you don't have to think too much about.