Book Tour Review: Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh

Necessary Roughness
Love and Football #7
Julie Brannagh
Avon Impluse
Pages: 171
Format Read: eARC
Source: Publisher/Tour Group via Edelweiss

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 in 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.

It breaks my heart to write this review. Not because the book was bad, but because it will be the last book out by Julie Brannagh. We lost her recently and my heart breaks for that. I've really enjoyed her books and want so many more. 

Since this was the last book by her I decided to really enjoy it, not that I had to work hard on that. I don't think there has been a book yet by her that I haven't liked. She writes wonderful story with charcters that give you attitude. 

And Tanner is the top of the heap for attitude. That man threw it out in spades. At times he even pissed me off too. Of course that attitude didn't last forever and you really knew where it was coming from so it was easier to understand. 

I liked how even though he didn't want to workout his like after the big blow to it, he did with the held of Jordan. Now Jordan I wasn't a total fan of all the time. He sun-shining attitude got on my nerves more often then not. I would rather put up with Tanners being a prick then her smiling face all the time. How sick am I?

Of course, these two are perfect for each other for just those things I mentioned. They balanced each other well. I like how they helped each other be better for themselves. 

This is a wonderful story that will forever be in my thoughts because I know its her last gift to us. Julie I will miss you and your wonderful stories. If you haven't yet tried this series you really should. They are great stories that are lots of fun to read. 

If you've read Necessary Roughness or any other book by Julie Brannagh I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡

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.


  1. It is harding knowing that Julie won't be writing her wonderful stories anymore. Nice review! She will be missed.

    1. I totally agree. I will miss her stories. They were always so good to read.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts