Tanner Cole’s football career was over in less than thirty seconds one Sunday afternoon. After a lifetime playing the sport he loves he’s been forced into an early retirement. Between figuring out his plan for the rest of his life and dealing with the pain of his injuries, this grouchy hottie isn’t in the mood for the perky physical therapist who makes him ache in more than one place.
Jordan Mueller doesn’t have time for a sulky ex-NFL player, even one who looks like Tanner. She’s done with falling for the bad boy without a heart. When she’s forced out of her apartment and offered an opportunity too good to pass up, she agrees to move in with Tanner. She’s only there to speed up his recovery. No funny business, even if her body is telling her otherwise.
As Tanner and Jordan spend more and more time together, they begin to see each other in a new light that threatens to change everything. But when the ghosts of girlfriends past reappear, Tanner must decide if he’s willing to put everything on the line for a shot at a future with Jordan.
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh. It is the story of Tanner Cole and Jordan Mueller. Tanner Cole is a former football player. He has been hurt in a game playing the sport he has played and loved his whole life. Forced into an early retirement, he tries figuring out his plan for his life after football. He is dealing with pain from his injuries. He is also being grouchy from the uncertainty for his future. He is certainly not in the mood for the upbeat physical therapist that is there to help him. Jordan Mueller is a physical therapist. She is not wanting to spend anytime with a sulky former NFL player. She has a problem and is forced out of her apartment. She can't pass up the opportunity to stay at Tanner's place and speed up his recovery with the physical therapy he needs. Jordan and Tanner spend more time together after she moves in to his home. Neither is wanting any funny business, even though Tanner aches in more than one place and Jordan's body is telling her something different. What will happen when they spend more and more time together? Should they put everything on the line for a shot at a new future? What happens when an old flame of Tanner's threatens their relationship? Nice, romantic story that i enjoyed.
I really liked the premise of this and was looking forward to getting to it, sadly, it was pretty disappointing. I liked Jordan. She’s smart and hard working and loyal. Tanner is cocky and arrogant and not in a good way. Together they’re just sort of meh. I didn’t see the chemistry between them, so their relationship didn’t click for me. I couldn’t get past Tanner’s inner monologue when it came to Jordan. He constantly talked crap about Disney princesses, but knows a lot about them and only refers to Jordan as DP, even when she asks him to stop. And in his mind, she “chirped” instead of talking. Plot wise, it was weird. It’s mentioned that Jordan has a doctorate and loves her job, but the details of what she does is glossed over. Plus there were a few threads of plot that seemed to be thrown in without a thought — mostly involving the ex girlfriend. Overall, it was sort of like a train wreck I couldn’t look away from. The best part was the dog and I did like the ending, but I won’t be reading any other books if this is a series. **Huge thanks to Avon books for providing the arc free of charge**
Life consists of many locker rooms and corridors, but it's the way we play the game that determines the person we're meant to be. Ms. Brannagh understood that in order to make an impact, a person has to step up to the plate. Necessary Roughness is blessed with the humor Julie Brannagh gifted the world and the wisdom of heart that helps in our journey to become better people. That is the legacy of a wonderful author.