Friday, July 17, 2015

Chasing Jillian Review & Giveaway with 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?


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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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I enjoyed reading about Jillian and Seth. I thought the storyline was borderline perfect. When the book starts Jillian is over weight and when she meets Seth he offers to help her loose weight. These two become friends and then it blossoms into love.

I enjoyed how their relationship wasn't rushed and how they became friends first. It took months for Seth to even kiss her which was a nice touch. When Seth takes her out to places it's something she mentioned and it was so thoughtful. Even though she looses like 30 lbs she is still a little self conscious about her body and it was so real. I'm glad the author didn't make her some model type. When they kissed for the first time I loved how sweet it was and Seth wanted to take it slow. Although he messes up a few times during the book I thought he always made up for it well.

I was expecting a bit more drama maybe from his ex but that never happened. There wasn't really a drama factor for this book but yet it still worked for me.

I enjoyed the characters and thought the playful banter was a nice touch. The only thing I had an issue with was the ending. Yes he proposes and even though it wasn't rushed he proposes and she says yes and it's like all the sudden it's the end. I guess I just thought their would be a little more after that.

I have only read a few books in this series and honestly I really don't remember who was who so I might have to go back and start the series from the beginning.

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