Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blitzing Emily by Julie Brannagh
Tour Stop, Review & Giveaway!

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 that he will 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 is playing for keeps, not just to score. Can she let down her defenses and get her own Happily Ever After?

Attention readers there I just found a new voice in sports romance! 

Blitzing Emily is the first book in author Julie Brannagh's  Love and Football series. This story features opera singer Emily Hamilton and Seattle Sharks football player and somewhat scandalous bad-boy Brandon McKenna. Brandon literally sweeps Emily off her feet and their pretend/but- no-so pretend romance, is fun, flirty and kept me reading, because I couldn't wait for the sexual tension to unwind and for these two realize they belong together for real.  Blitzing Emily is a refreshing change from the normal plot, and while there is drama, the drama is subdued, yet entertaining  and the best part about this book for me was I felt happy the entire time I was reading.

Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars series and Rachel Gibson Chinook's hockey series will really enjoy this kick off of this new series by Julie Brannagh. Her sports romance writing style reminds me a lot of these two sports romance icons! Also just to clarify, although this is a fantastic sports romance, you don't have to be a fan of that genre to appreciate this book. Blitzing Emily contains all the heart warming characteristics that any Contemporary Romance fan could really enjoy.

The next book in this series, Rushing Amy, featuring Emily's sister Amy and  Ex-NFL star/turned Sports Commentator, Matt Stephens and is set for release next month. I already have it on pre-order! After reading the teaser at the end of Blitzing Emily, I knew I had to have the second book in this series as well!

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Author  Info:
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.

Author Links:
www.juliebrannagh.comFacebookTwitter @Julieinduvall
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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for having me on this awesome tour! I love this series and now have a new author to watch :)

  2. I love being a tasty book tour host! I'm super excited to get started, and I already want to red this. Sounds amazing. Love your review! :)

  3. The book sounds good. I think we like sports heroes because they're in such good physical shape. LOL

    Marcy Shuler