Rushing Amy (Love and Football #2)
For Amy Hamilton, only three Fs matter: Family, Football, and Flowers. It might be nice to find someone to share Forever with, too, but right now she's working double overtime while she gets her flower shop off the ground. The last thing she needs or wants is a distraction … or help, for that matter ...more
I love how Amy made Matt do the chasing and loved the fact he was sending flowers to every known female in his life just to make her jealous.
The daughter and ex were likeable and the author didn't vilify them as often happens.
Whilst I don't usually like the "obstacle to keep them apart" in romances, I actually thought the one in this book was realistic and I could understand how both Matt and Amy felt about the situation.
Overall this book was enjo ...more
Amy Hamilton meets Matt Stephens in bar after her sister Emily’s wedding is over. Amy is tired and wants to avoid men for the time being after her last relationship went south. Matt is an ex-NFL player turned analyst and is intrigued by Amy, w ...more
The book wasn't entirely terrible, though: I loved that Amy was friends with Matt's ex-wife and they were not enemies as it usually happens when the current and past lovers are together in a book.
That was the only reason I gave 1.5 stars to "Rushing Amy", otherwise I'd give it one star or no star. AT ALL.
Remember when you first started writing your first stories and all you cared for was the characters doing the stuff you wished you could do, and you didn't care much for a plot? Just me? Oh, okay then.
Sweet doesn't quite cover what this book is. It's the kind of thing you pick up at a down day, probably with some hot chocolate or a glass of wine to go along, and you watch two people fall in love. Two really nice people. Matt in particular i ...more
The heroine is RELENTLESSLY independent ... but she's got her own issues and I liked that she hashed it out with her sister (god how painful, but good)
And our hero who... is wonderful but also sometimes a clueless idiot (typical ...more
This is the second book in this series that I have read and I can only say they seem to get better. I loved the laughs in Matt & Amy's romance, the way she gets along with his teenaged daughter and even the problems between them. I thought it was written very well. I would recommend it to others. Now I am off to find the next book in the series!
Amy is a woman strong enough to change from a CPA to a florist but dates douche bags. She's relentlessly pursued by Matt a famous retired footballer/announcer but their road to happiness is rocky.
Place(s) Traveled To: Seattle, Washington // Cannon Beach, Oregon
First Line(s): The wedding was over, and Amy Hamilton stood amongst the wreckage.
Rushing Amy is the follow up to Julie Brannagh'sBlitzing Emily and involves Emily's younger sister, Amy. Amy runs a flowshop and its through her buisness that Emily meets her one true love Brandon. InRushing Amy, Emily returns the favor (so to speak) by being the catalyst for Amy to meet her love i...more
Their cute-meet was that exactly, cute. Matt arrives late, by his own plan, to his friend’s wedding and he meets Amy at a bar after the reception. Amy gets almost wasted but Matt does the gentlemanly thing and brings her to her room, takes care that she’s comfortable, and then leaves. But not without Amy spilling a little bit of her heart and soul, albeit under the influence of alcohol to him. Cue, humiliation on Amy’s part and part amusement and appreciation on Matt’s part. I think ...more
Rushing Amy by Julie B ...more
Let me start with something important: It's not okay to keep a goldfish in a bowl. Seriously, don't do that. The poor animal. That's just cruel.
The positive stuff comes next. I liked the characters, especially Amy, most of the time. The writing style was awesome and there is a kid/teen in the novel, so it had to be great.
But there were some things that I found really disappoint ...more
Amy's made something of herself by opening a small business - a flower shop in Seattle. It's hard work, the hours are long, and her nails will never be manicured again, but she's finally at a place whe ...more
I love football. I love love. I love good books about football players and love. This book was just that... and more. Where I felt like the first book, Blitzing Emily, was a bit on the long side and dragged a little, I never felt that about this book. Amy and Matt were both more relatable and I loved their courtship and everything that came after. The characters were a little older than the ones in books I tend to read, so there was more maturity ...more
If my husband treated me the way the supposed heroes in this series treat the heroines I'd be filing for divorce. Hell I would have never even dated him in the first ...more
So first of all, I've got to admit that I didn't read book 1, so I wasn't familiar with any of the characters when I started, but honestly, I didn't feel lost or that I was missing something. Amy meets Matt after he shows up late to her sister's wedding to one of Matt's best friends (who were apparently featured in book 1). After getting Amy drunk then tucking her into bed, Matt leaves her with his card asking her out for coffee. Amy, being mortified for not remember what she was said ...more
When she meets Matt after her sister's wedding (he was running late), there was a lot of lustful interest at first site. After a few tequila shots, he helps her to her room and out of her dress, but that is where he stops. He was a gentleman and wouldn't take advantage of a tipsy/drunk woman, even though they both wanted it.
They cou ...more
Amy Hamilton (Emily's younger sister from Blitzing Emily) meets the dashing, successful, and gorgeous Matt Stephens in the bar after her sister's wedding. She holds him at arm's length, he pursues her, and some nonsense happens that could have been avoided, which is my main issue with contemporary romance. But I did not hate both charac ...more
I love that Matt is the quintessential alpha male, yet this never comes at the heroine's expense. Amy is a fiercely ...more
I enjoyed the way the romance developed between Amy and Matt, it was nice to see everything wasn't always coming up roses. The approach to their careers and families was believable without being boring or TOO exciting.
I've discovered the text-to-speech feature on my Kindle, making it easier to read more books while doing day to day chores or driving. This compelling tale was less than 24 hours for me, start-to-finish, and I enjoyed every minute.
The host of secondary chara ...more
Amy, a bit reluctant, from just being dumped, finally gives in and it's MAGIC! But, things don't always go as planned, and these two have a lot of things to iron out.
Take a hero who likes to take charge and "fix" things, and a heroine who is quite the independent lady, and what y ...more
Or when it's raining or snowing outside or when you just need something sweet.
This is a chocolate cheesecake in literary form.
I don't want to say too much, but Matt's and Amy's story is cute, flirty and fun. I liked it very much.
So why only 3.5 stars?
Easy, the reason they split up over was not something to split up over, at least in my opinion. It was a bit too much needless drama, that could have been solved with a good talk.
Amy's flaws didn't take away from the spar ...more
When she's not writing, she's reading--or armchair-quarterbacking her favorite NFL team fro ...more