Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + 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?

My Thoughts:
Is possible to be just friends? In Chasing Jillian, we see Seth and Jillian develop a friendship. Actually, I thought it was extremely cute on how Julie went about to write this story. So, we have Jillian who is a little overweight and would like to change that, but she doesn't have the funds so she goes into Shark's weight room. She ends up getting caught by Seth and he's gruff and kind of scary. LOL. Seriously, I would probably crap my pants. Anyway, he kind of puts her at ease. Not really, because he's a hot guy and she sees herself a frumpy nobody. However, she wins him over with her charm and their begins the an unlikely friendship. 

I adore the story, because we have these two characters who have an unlikely friendship that slowly blossoms to something more. I mean SLOWLY. Each of them develop feelings for one another, but they don't know how to deal with it. Which causes them to stay in the "friend-zone" longer than necessary. However, it was important that they stay in this zone for more of the majority of the story. You wondering why: 1) Seth had just ended a relationship 2) Jillian is a little self-conscious and doesn't believe a guy like Seth would want her. A lot of Jillian insecurities stem from growing up in foster care. It's hard for her to overcome these insecurities.  

These two are just so adorable, because they do everything together. I love that they developed a friendship, before diving into relationship this showed what they really wanted in life. The friendship helped Seth see that he was willing to let Jillian in his life. Overall, Chasing Jillian is an adorable read. If you are hankering for a football player and a friends-to-lovers story, you might have found the winning combination in Chasing Jillian.  

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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 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting CHASING JILLIAN