5, Love and Football - A Love and Football Novel
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Score a touchdown with Julie Brannagh's latest Love and Football novel—about discovering who you are and finding love along the way.
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 has 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 her 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 her, 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?
Scared to try
Jillian Miller and Seth Taylor become friends when he is drafted to play with the Sharks team that she works for. She is assistant to the owner. The owner tells her that men in football are a bad bet. So she already has lack of trust in relationships going in.
Jillian and Seth do just about everything together and enjoy being friends. Seth loves hanging out with her and texting her makes him laugh. Jillian confronts her boss and lets him know she is enjoying a relationship with his player and he can fire her if he must.
Seth and Jillian are happy together until one amazing night spoils it all. Now she is trying to back away from him as fast as she can. He just wants to see where they can go if she will let them. He is as vulnerable as she is when it comes to permanent. It is new for bother of them.
Their feelings are real and it is time to own up to what they have going on between them. Many of his teammates are in relationships, or married, and encourage him to man up and pop the question already! Such a great book with all your favorites from the Love and Football series. This is book # 5.
***This ARC copy was given free from Edelweiss and its publisher, for review purposes. My honest opinion does not reflect Edelweiss, nor its affiliates.
A wonderful introduction to this series
I wanted low-angst, light reading – I’ve had a chunk of heavier angsty reads of late, and Chasing Jillian looked to be just what I needed. Jillian works in the front office of the Seattle Sharks: a bit shy and quiet, she wants to lose some weight, and uses the training facilities when no one will be around to tell her no, or to notice her. Determined to move forward from the issues she developed in foster care, she was easy to relate to and understand.
Seth is a player on the team, and one of the many that never make headlines for off-field behavior. An all-around nice guy, he walks in on Jillian using the machines, and offers to help her achieve her goals. There’s little not to like about Seth: he’s friendly, honest and caring and while he is attracted to her, he won’t risk their growing friendship or her position with the team since relationships with players is forbidden.
Tentative friendship begins as Seth takes the time to get to know Jillian, and she blossoms under this relationship. Both are attracted to one another, but it takes time for Jillian to understand that Seth sees beneath the walls and shell that she has put up. No real stress or angst here – just a solid construction of a relationship that grows as Jillian does, and couldn’t have been more perfect for the two involved. A wonderful introduction to this series – it stands perfectly well alone, but entices readers to want to know more. I know I do.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Pretty good but not fully developed...very strange that she never met his parents, especially after Mom was introduced and important in the beginning of he book.