Intercepting Daisy: A Love and Football Novel

Intercepting Daisy: A Love and Football Novel

by Julie Brannagh

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When Daisy Spencer wrote an erotic novella about the Seattle Sharks’ backup quarterback and her #1 crush, Grant Parker, she never expected it to become a runaway bestseller. If anyone discovers she wrote the sexy story, her days as a flight attendant for the Sharks would be over. But once she gets to know the real man behind the fantasy, her heart may be in more danger than her job.

Having Seattle fans think squeaky clean Grant is wild in bed is the last thing he needs—even if it might be closer to the truth than he will ever say. As he spends his days, and nights, with the gorgeous Daisy, he’s not interested in going back to the lonely life he once led. But when the real author of the novella is finally outed, Grant and Daisy must both reveal the secrets they’ve hidden away or risk losing a love that’s better than any fantasy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062443335
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: Love and Football Series
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 182,779
File size: 585 KB

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.

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Intercepting Daisy: A Love and Football Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
girlfromwva64 8 days ago
This is Daisy and Grant's story. Daisy works as a flight attendant. She works on flights for the football team called the Seattle Sharks. Grant is the Sharks backup quarterback and Daisy's #1 crush. He has a squeaky clean image, and is caught off guard when he shows up in an erotic novella. Little does he know that Daisy is the one who wrote it. Daisy's novella becomes a runaway bestseller. As she starts to get to know the real man that Grant is, she is afraid someone will find out she is the author. She is also concerned her days as a flight attendant for the team will be over. She is afraid not only her job is in danger, but her heart also. Grant doesn't need his fans thinking he is "wild in bed", even if it may be closer to the truth than his "made up" image. He starts spending his time with Daisy, and he is not interested in going back to his "one and done" style of "dating". The author of the novella is finally discovered, and they both must reveal things about themselves that they have hidden. They both have to risk sharing their secrets in order to keep a love that means more to them than a fantasy. I really enjoyed their story. It was a fun book to read!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed American football, I like to watch the games, and have my favorite teams, yet rarely have I stopped to think about what kind of life they live outside the field, about the pressure from peers, the team, the media, the fans, family, and friends. In Intercepting Daisy one journalist with a personal vendetta changes lives for many, and makes life rather uncomfortable for Daisy and Grant, both with their careers and with their personal lives. I liked that the story had a balanced mix of the game and life outside of it. And that the life of a football player wasn't painted as dancing on the roses, but at least to me sounded rather realistic, stressful, and tense, trying to live up to everyone's expectations of themselves. Many of the ballplayers do charity work on their off time, and I was glad to see that given attention in the book. Daisy and Grant are rather adorable in an awkward sort of way. They have an obvious connection, they enjoy each other's company, and they seem to understand and accept each other as they are. And when the conflict comes, the sadness each of them feels because of it was evident. What I never was able to grasp was why would Daisy write and publish the erotica story with Grant's name and his picture on the cover, if she didn't want to get caught as an author and the book to get so much publicity. I struggled a bit at the beginning of the book with Grant's attitude towards his parents and their faith, and the level of maturity both Daisy and Grant were proclaiming. But if you take the story as a young adult tale, maybe Grant and Daisy fits better to the expectations. But as the story unfolded I got more and more into it, the characters grew on me, and I found myself rooting for them. It turned out to be a great football romance, mixing the game with conflicts on and off the field, as well as moments of joy, cheer, and accomplishments. ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Julie Brannagh’s INTERCEPTING DAISY is an entertaining addition to the Love and Football Series. Shark’s flight attendant, Daisy Spencer, writes an erotic novella staring her favorite backup quarterback, Grant Parker, under a pen name. She doesn’t expect the book to end up on the best-seller list. Furthermore, she doesn’t expect Grant to ask her out and the subsequent guilt she feels from not telling him she authored the blockbuster he stars in. This contemporary sports romance primarily takes place in Seattle. It is suitable for adult audiences. I enjoyed Grant’s character. He is the son of nationally known pastors. The Shark’s PR team portrays him as a sweet and saintly boy next door when dating, when, in reality, he is a one-night-stand kind of guy. That being said he is always upfront with the women he is with. I felt bad for him; he doesn’t have the best relationship with his parents. Plus, he doesn’t do anything wrong other than not actually play the part of the image the Shark’s PR team created for him. Quite honestly, I didn’t really think it was fair for the PR team to do that, but considering the circumstances that lead to it; it is understandable. Grant is a likeable character. Daisy gets herself in a bind. She is a really nice person; that is a fun and hardworking flight attendant. She writes her fantasy and decides to publish it on Amazon. If she realized the ramifications, I doubt she would have done it. This story shows that even the nicest people make mistakes. Reporter, Harley McHugh, caused some interesting controversy in the story. This also backs up my previous statement about nice people making mistakes (cough…Grant). I love that the characters from the previous books are in this story. The Sharks are like a family and have a great bond. INTERCEPTING DAISY was well-written and believable. The characters are likeable and credible. Julie Brannagh continues to do a great job with the Love and Football Series. Complimentary copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Daisy Spencer never set out with the intention of becoming a bestselling author, she was just looking for a way to express her deepest darkest fantasies, and it just so happen to spawn a really good story. Writing about hunky quarterback Grant Parker let her live out all her naughty dreams about him, with the hope that he would never find out who penned the story, let alone find out the story even existed. But with his star in the sports world shining a little brighter he is drawing the attention of the public, and before she knows it her naughty little story is front page news! In the mean time Grant takes a shine to her, and asks her out, now her faux relationship with him is about to collide with her real relationship with him, and she is certain it's not going to end pretty!! She knows the minute he finds out what she's done, he'll walk away... and she'll lose her chance to see if he lives up to all her crazy fantasies of him that are floating around in her mind! Grant Parker's dream to be a starting quarterback in the NFL is about to come true, and he couldn't be more ecstatic, but with the big promotion comes more publicity, and he's worried all his dirty little secrets might be exposed. Everyone thinks he is a good boy with an impeccable image, but that couldn't be farther from the truth, he has wild tastes in the bedroom, and dabbles in things most would be appalled to learn. His agent assures him his secrets are safe, he just needs to do something to live up to the squeaky clean image he's created, and encourages him to find a good woman to date, and hopefully draw the attention of the public. He has the perfect woman in mind, now he just has to work-up the courage to ask her out, he knows a relationship with Daisy could be just what he needs, but he's afraid if she learns about the real man underneath the public image that she'll run the other direction. So he has to find a way to not let that happen... and prove to her he's worth the risk! I have been dying to meet Grant for sometime now, and I have to say he was well worth the wait, Ms. Brannagh never ceases to amaze me with her writing talents, Grant and Daisy's story was nothing short of AMAZING!! From the moment I opened the book I was hooked, and before long I felt an addiction settle over me that I knew would not be satisfied until I had devoured every last page! Barely a paragraph into it and I immediately felt myself being pulled into Daisy and Grant's world and completely entranced by every printed word. These two well crafted characters were definitely a match made in literary heaven, the chemistry they shared could be felt from their very first encounter, and continued to burn intently throughout the entire story... and it also help to create some very steamy encounters that left me blushing!! This series has been one of my all time favorite literary discoveries, and I have truly enjoyed meeting each and everyone of Ms. Brannagh's Seattle Sharks, each one has left an indelible impression on my heart and earned themselves a prestigious spot on my all time favorite book boyfriends list!! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!! If you like your fairy tales a little on the spicy side and equipped with a smooth talking and oh so charming football players, then I HIGHLY recommend you meet the men of the Love and Football Series!! They are sure to score a special place in your heart and leave you highly satisfied!!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Adorable with a flair for cheeky is the best way to describe Intercepting Daisy. Daisy's good girl image hides a naughty girl's fantasies. Her heart and hormones belong to the one guy who is out of her league. When her dirty thoughts are exposed to the world, her secret fantasies may have the chance to come true. Julie Brannagh awakens that hint of imagination that turns dreamers into romantics and fantasies into reality. Her stories are hopeful with charm.