Necessary Roughness

Necessary Roughness

by Julie Brannagh

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ISBN-13: 9780062443342
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 317,971
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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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Necessary Roughness 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
girlfromwvaKY More than 1 year ago
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.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
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**
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
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.