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Rushing Amy: A Love and Football Novel [Kindle Edition]

Julie Brannagh
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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?



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About the 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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1031 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062279750
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (February 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB3AA0S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent follow up with real life characters February 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I was on the fence about giving this second book in the Love and Football series 4 or 5 stars - it's a 4.5 for me, so how does someone rate that? I ended up going with 5 stars - explained below.

Julie Brannagh delivers again with the thing I like most about this series (and I'm not talking about her excellent insights into the prof'l football world, which I really like too). She writes real people, with busy lives and real problems. Before I get to the real character aspect, though, I want to share one of my favorite lines:

"His phone could double as a sex-toy, judging by the non-stop vibration since he pulled it out of his pocket."

That excellent observation of detail - that's what sucks me in to the writing. The author writes about the way former athletes try to eat healthy, in ways that normal people find a little odd, and the "inexhaustible supply" of logo t-shirts that they get, how sports shows make the "talkings heads" wear specific blazers, the super big fancy showers that big rich sports guys like - all those details were spot on and made the book feel real.

She also gives her hero and heroine real problems, not fake ones, and no one is a fake-bad character to drive the conflict. Instead the conflict springs from the hero and heroine's different lives and personalities - which is much more real than a cardboard-conflict created just for the plot.

For instance, Amy is exhausted from working super hard at her small business (florist - she's making deliveries, doing the store, books, everything). In one scene, she has to go straight from work to a fundraiser, and that means changing her clothes in her office, something a lot of us have had to do before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Rich Dessert of a Romance February 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
If this book was a food, it would be "Death by Chocolate". Rich, decadent, and just sweet enough to know you're indulging your wicked side. Rushing Amy is that "reserved for special occasions" treat, that makes the day extra special because you get to indulge so rarely. While the characters weren't fairy tale perfect, (although Matt came pretty damn close) they weren't what has become so popular now, the tragically damaged and depressed H/h. They were relatively normal people dealing with normal issues while trying to find a not so average love to enhance their lives. I praise Julie Brannagh for not following the trendy formula and saving my hopes for the romance genre's future.

Matt's near perfection and ardent pursuit of Amy was just what I needed to wash the dreary winter blahs out of my head space for a bit. Amy was a truly excellent heroine, keeping true to herself and determined to make her own way in her own style. Yaaaaay!! Girl power! The engaging and snappy dialogue, honest and believable emotion, a well told, smoothly written story, and some absolutely lovable secondary characters (I want to go clubbing with Matt's mom!) Rushing Amy can find a home on any romance lover's bookshelf. In fact I think doctor's everywhere would be well advised to prescribe one dose of Julie Brannagh's Love and Football series for all sorts of general malaise. The cure rate would be astronomical. If you can't smile after reading these books, you should be admitted to an ICU immediately. Although a noted rise in body temperature would be a predictable and prevalent side effect. Get a jump on spring sunshine and check out Amy and Matt's story. You'll be very glad you did.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and sexy football romance March 11, 2014
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This book has one of the funniest openings to a romance I've ever read, in which Amy (the heroine) gets ridiculously drunk after her sister's wedding and says some things to Matt, the hero, which she later finds mortifying. And the next few chapters are equally cute, in which Matt tries to court Amy by patronizing her flower shop (I can't go into detail here or I'll spoil the joke).

I love that Matt is the quintessential alpha male, yet this never comes at the heroine's expense. Amy is a fiercely independent businesswoman who's not going to let anyone push her into a diminished role. I also loved that Matt is a great father to his teenage daughter and has an amicable relationship with his ex-wife. This is a very satisfying sports romance. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first! March 24, 2014
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I was iffy on buying this after I read the first one. However, it started out faster and the action held up longer than the first. The connection between Matt and Amy seemed more authentic. Finally, the sex scenes were better written and more enjoyable. I liked this book. I'm a hard score for a five, though. I thought the time between the break up and the reunion was boring. Amy was being a little ridiculous in my opinion and the lack of anything productive made it a difficult part to get through. I think the conflict could have been better thought out than it was as well. All in all, it was worth the purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and football! July 1, 2014
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What more could an avid reader and sports lover ask for. This is one of a trilogy and I thoroughly loved all three. Will look for more of this authors work. As with many of my thousand Kindle books, I discovered her through a free book of this trilogy called Catching Cameron, the third was Blitzing Emily. Enjoyed all three!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Sport's Romance Reading
I love a good sports romance story and this story certainly fit the bill. The storyline was exceptionally well written and I enjoyed how the author developed the romance between... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Read!
Very sweet story! Good follow up to the previous book in this series!
Published 1 month ago by Tracey A. Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars football is just not my thing - but I have loved Susan Elizabeth...
soooo, football is just not my thing - but I have loved Susan Elizabeth Philips' Chicago Stars series - and this book has a bit more of the behind-the-scenes football life and how... Read more
Published 2 months ago by bpaine
5.0 out of 5 stars loved
..loved it
Published 2 months ago by Betty Bopp
5.0 out of 5 stars Really cute story to enjoy during football season
Really cute story to enjoy during football season. I have read two of the Love and Football Novels and have found both novels entertaining. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mama T
4.0 out of 5 stars Series of football stories
I enjoy this series. I have bought two more books in the series since I read this book and am anticipating more. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David Johanek
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Books with Compelling Characters
I truly enjoyed this book and the other two books in Ms. Brannagh's love and football series. Amy is strong, smart and successful. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nancy E. Bailey
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice piece to add to a good series
I have enjoyed the series thus far. However, I find the characters a little flat at times. These books make a great vacation read if you're looking for something fun.
Published 3 months ago by cstone6900
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great romantic novel. Loved all the football series
Published 3 months ago by Joyce Oltmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Male Character with Baggage!
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More About the 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 Julie'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 five contemporary sports romances.

There's more information about Julie at her website, http://www.juliebrannagh.com, including a button to sign up for her newsletter. Her author page on Facebook is at https://www.facebook.com/JulieBrannagh, and you can follow her on Twitter at @julieinduvall.

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