Love and Football # 4.5
Love and Football # 4.5
By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing December 2nd, 2014
Holly Reynolds has a secret. Make that two. The first involves upholding her grandmother’s hobby answering Dear Santa letters from dozens of local school children. The second...well, he just came strolling in the door.
For the last two years, Holly has not been able to stop thinking about gorgeous Seattle Shark Derrick Collins. His on-field exploits induce nightmares in quarterbacks across the NFL, but she knows he has a heart of gold.
Derrick has never met a woman he wants to bring home to meet his family, mostly because he keeps picking the wrong ones-until he runs into sweet, shy Holly Reynolds. Different than anyone he’s ever known, Derrick realizes she might just be everything he needs.
When he discovers her holiday letter writing, he is determined to play Santa too. And as the pair team up to bring joy to one little boy very much in need, they discover the most precious Christmas gift of all: love.
She wanted to tell him the whole story so badly, tell him everything that was in her heart about how she’d be willing to help Michael’s family with her own money if they needed it, and if she could find them. She’d miss the quarter at UW or have to borrow her tuition, but she would never regret it. She could tell him that her grandma told her she’d never received a Santa letter like that in thirty years. She could only imagine what Derrick’s resources could do for a family that needed them so desperately. She got to her feet and tried to keep her voice casual. “I’d better grab a shower. I’ll be back in a few minutes.” She reached into her pocket and put her cell phone down on the kitchen table. “It’s too dangerous for you to go outside right now to get your charger. You can use my phone to call whomever you’d like. The charger’s on the counter.” She got up from the table and went to her room, shutting the door quietly behind her.
Super sweet holiday novella! Aside from their developing relationship, Holly and Derrick show us the true spirit of Christmas. Perfect read for when you have about an hour to spare.
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.