Monday, May 12, 2014

Review/Giveaway–Catching Cameron (Love and Football #3) by Julie Brannagh


                                                                Published May 6th 2014 by Avon Impulse
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Julie Brannagh's sexy, charming Love and Football series continues …

Star sports reporter Cameron Ondine has one firm rule: she does not date football players. Ever. She tangled with one years ago, and it did not end well. Been there, done that.

But when Cameron comes face-to-face with the very man who shattered her heart—on camera, no less—her world is upended for a second time by recklessly handsome Seattle Shark Zach Anderson.

Zach has never been able to forget the gorgeous blonde who stole his breath away when he was still just a rookie. They've managed to give each other a wide berth for years, but when their jobs suddenly bring them together again and again, he knows he has to face his past once and for all.

Because as they spend more time together, he becomes less focused on the action on the field and more concerned with catching Cameron.

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It is rare that I am actually surprised by an occurrence in a book, I mean even though I am careful about avoiding most reviews if I am going to review a book, myself. If you occupy space on the blogosphere, you generally hear things. Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather because I was caught flat footed. Let me just put a teeny bug in your ear, sometimes blurbs can be, ummmm, not deceptive but misleading. Not in a tricky, ah ha, made you read something totally horrible way, but in a ha ha, I can still be surprised way. A fun surprise!

I must say, that there were an absolute abundance of villains in this story. I didn't know who to dislike more, Cameron's father, her agent, her assistant, her producer, I know it's a backstabby environment in the entertainment field, but jeeez, this chick was surrounded by cannibalistic leeches. Then there were the coaches that just thought the 1950's and June Cleaver were still a thing. Catching Cameron was just a villainapalooza!


It's a good thing the players and our couple were likable. Some were down right cuddly in fact, in a guys locker room type of fashion. I really enjoyed the training camp setting, it was like a buffet. Yum!! Speaking of which, there was a LOT of food action taking place. I think I gained a couple of pounds while reading this book. Luckily it moves really quickly or it could have meant fat pants time. These Sharks mimic their namesakes dining habits big time!

Zach has to be the nicest guy ever because he forgave some things that made me grind my teeth to dust. No spoilers, but grrrrrr! Cameron as well, I really would have liked to have seen just a bit of comeuppance for a couple of people. Alas, this is a feel good book, which is as it should be. The ending is just one of the warmest most blissful scenes I have ever read. It made me smile and forget about my need for vengeance. It made me go awwwwww, and it made me want a turkey sandwich. Read it, then you'll want one too! Well done, Julie! I'm ready for book four.

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dy-WFRAL_400x400Julie 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.



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Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!

Sophia Rose said...

You sold me on this one. I love it when a book surprises me in a good way, but it sounds like this one was a cutie too.

Kathy Heare Watts said...

Pick your hero: Cocky Ladies Man Brandon McKenna, Single Father Matt Stephens, or Ex-Husband Zach Anderson? No ex-husband, probably the single father, maybe the cocky ladies man. Congratulations on the book!