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Falling For You

(Bragan University #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  260 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Zack Hayes was taught that hard work pays off. He lives by that adage, working a part-time job, playing football and taking a full load of courses in the hope that his parents can stop working themselves to the bone.

However, when things start to go wrong, Zack begins to believe that when you come from nothing, working hard doesn’t get you anywhere.

Emma Wilson has spent
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 264 pages
Published July 17th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services (first published May 11th 2019)
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Joy Westerfield
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What an incredible story! This series is such a breath of fresh air. Zack and Emma meet one night at a party, but when they meet up again, Zack doesn’t remember her. Emma isn’t surprised, she is the type of girl who keeps to herself and loves to read. She’s not into football because of her Father, but doesn’t let anyone know who he is. Zack needs to pass a class, and lo and behold, who is his tutor, Emma?! He knows there is more to her, and she seems familiar, but not sure how he knows her. ...more
Diane plourde
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I’m open to read all kinds of stories as long as it does have an HEA. I don’t read too many young adults stories because they are close to my kids age. I’m very cautious with them. I have enough drama at home. Gianna Gabriela’s stories are different due to the fact that her writing is mature and creates characters that are too. This 6 star story had me hooked and kept me reading non stop.

Zack is a football player that does not fit the Bragan University norm. He works hard for what he has
Heather Dee
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every time I read a book by Gianna Gabriela it gets better and Falling For You was definitely no exception!

Gianna writes books that a heartfelt believeable and oh so sweet that I never want it to end ....

Another major hit that I know I'll have a book hangover for a while lol...

there is always a hot alpha male and I know that's never a bad thing lol and a sweet girl that always feels not good enough for whatever reason but Gianna loves to prove opposites do attract...

I personally have loved each
Katrina Haynes
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg, This book melted my heart when I read this.. Of course Zach was always my favorite which I love him even more reading his and Emma story.. I wish I could give it more then five stars because that what it needs.. I don't want to give to much away but please check it out when it comes out.. ...more
Lisa Lyle
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gianna as done it again a truly wonderful story I love how she captures the characters and makes you fall in love with them two people forced together from two completely different backgrounds yet they find love and I loved it even found my self crying at one point. If i could give this book more then 5 stars I definitely wouldn't
Reading with 2 book lovers
zach and emma got me hooked to this story i devoured this book i enjoyed it so much, 100% reccomending this story to everyone
Rebecca Austin
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Zack Hayes is a football player who came to Bragan University on partial scholarships and works super hard at his studies, working at his job and playing football in hopes that he can succeed and help out his parents as much as possible. When he finds out he is failing biology his coach gets him a tutor in hopes of pulling up his grades and being able to play in the championship game.

Emma Wilson has felt like she never measured up to what her father wanted in a child, specifically a son. Now she
Nora Fresse
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My heart was crying for Emma having to grow up knowing her father wanted a son but instead got a girl that he couldn’t play football with. She learned to dislike the sport and not associate with any football players. Kind of hard to do when her roommate, Zoe is dating a football player and also kind of hard to do when her father forces her to tutor one of his precious football players who failed biology. This should be fun.

Zack comes from a poor but loving family. The financial burdens are so
Steph (A Brunette and Her Books)
Imagine being a star football player, doing whatever you can to ensure that your family is taken care of, and that you get that NFL future you never thought you could achieve, but always wanted? For Zack Hayes, this is his life.

Except one thing stands in his way–his grades. Being forced to work with a tutor is not something Zack has time for, or even wants to do. But with football and his family life on the line, he’s forced into the impossible. What he didn’t anticipate was falling in love with
Clare Harrison
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As youngsters they are no strangers to pain, and tears in a world where they shouldn't know either.

Older, and wiser, living away from home and attending University this should be the time of their lives...

Hes failing Biology, shes unable to stand up for herself and this is how they find themselves thrown together.

Shes a mystery to him, so unlike all the other girls he has known, but shes hiding something.

Hes not the typical jock. Is he all he says he is or has he got secrets too?

Awwww this book
C Exley Books (Cassandra)
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2019
This is the third book in the Bragan University series. GG you have done it again. From the opening pages to the very last paragraph I was hooked. This is my favourite book in this series.

Zack and Emma meet one night at a party, but when they meet up again, Zack doesn’t remember her. Emma isn’t surprised, she is the type of girl who keeps to herself and loves to read.

Zack is a football player. He works hard for what he has accomplished. Things are not easy for him. Between football, classes,
Eileen Robinson
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
This is the 3rd book in this series, but it can be read as a standalone.
Emma is a grade A student, yes the nerdy girl but underneath you can feel her sadness and her insecurities. She has never and probably would never be what her parents wanted and has had a cold upbringing and feeling unwanted by her football coach Father, If only she had been a boy !!

Zack is dedicated to make the draft to professional football, but he's carrying burdens on his shoulders and trying his best to be everything
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zach's family has always been poor, Emma has always known that she's a disappointment as her father wanted a son and got her. Zach is a football player hoping to make it big, and Emma hates football players because her father always preferred football to her. She is more likely to be found nose in her e-reader drooling over her latest book boyfriend. When Zach fails one of his exams, the football coach tells him he has found him a tutor so that he passes the exam on the next try and still be ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Between football, classes, work and studying, Zack cannot fit anything more in his schedule. But when he fails his biology final his coach finds him a tutor to help him pass. What should have been just one more thing for Zack to fit in his day ends up being a connection with Emma that sets his plans askew he realizes there is more to life than football. Finding true love becomes his priority. But will a secret from her family set the relationship up to fail? Or will it be just the thing that ...more
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Falling For You by Gianna Gabriela is the third book in the Bragan University Series and I can't even begin to express to you all how much I freaking loved and adored this story! Zack Hayes and Emma Wilson's story managed to instantly consume my every thought and emotion. Seriously I found myself devouring it in one sitting because it was nearly impossible to put it down! There was just so much to love about this classic jock and nerd college
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Where do I begin with this review..... I have to say that I love all the books in this series because Gianna has this way of writing a story that draws you in and keeps you reading straight through to the ending and when you reach the ending you don't want it to end. This is how Falling For You is.

In this story we meet Zack and Emma and these two are both different and the same all at the same time. Zack works very hard at school and having a job and taking care of his family. He is determined
J. Lynn
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I absolutely loved this book. Zach and Emma are my all time favorite characters from this series. Emma is someone most females can relate too being a bookworm and loving her book boyfriends. Zach is the perfect all American, hard working college kid who's morals and integrity are rare these days.
Zach is concerned with family issues and college, working hard to make ends meet while staying at top physical condition for football.

Emma is the classic good girl who has a wild streak hidden
Jenny B
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And here is another book in this book that pulled and stretched my heart strings to the max. Emma is the daughter of the football coach and there are many issues hidden within that and attending the college where he is coach. She is voluntold by her dad that she will be tutoring one of his players. Zack is trying to fit in and make his way through football and helping his parents. The family dynamics with Zack and his parents is heartwarming with the support and love. The pace at which this ...more
Kayla Busch
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't stop thinking about Zack and Emma's story! It was so beautifully written. There are so many things I loved about this book. I loved how their relationship started with Emma tutoring Zack and it slowly progressed to more. I loved how Zack took Emma home for Christmas once he found out that she would be alone for the holidays and I loved the back and forth banter between Zack and Emma (there emails to each other will have you laughing out loud). It melted my heart when Zack stood up to his ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Gianna has done it again!!!!! Falling For You, Bragan University Series (Book Three) has taken my heart and made it explode with love and emotion. This younger story of a sweet, cute and not your typically football player Zach and a book loving, keeps to herself Emma will warm your soul with each and page. Talk about opposites attract though, You don’t see Zach and Emma coming and when they connect your over the moon happy and excited for them. This whole series so far has me hooked and with ...more
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book started out a little slow for me, but that didn’t last long. Within the first 30 pages, I was sucked into the story of bookworm Emma and football player Zach. Watching their love story navigate various circumstances, different worlds, and secrets kept my nose in this book until late at night. I won’t spoil it, but this book is a must-read. It’s sweet, it’s got twists that will keep you reading, and Emma and Zach are perfect for each other in every way (even if they don’t always think ...more
Cassie Troy
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gah I loved this book!! Gianna never fails to draw me in with her words. Emma is the quiet "nerdy" girl. Zack is the aspiring football player. After Emma is forced to tutor Zack they realize the thing they are missing in their lives just might be each other. A secret Emma keeps threatens to destroy what they are trying to build. This is a sweet, HEA, story that you should definitely read! This might just be my favorite of the BU series!
Lisa Reynolds
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing book. Once again I was sucked into their story. Gianna writes on such a level it's like their so realistic. Zach and Emma are thrown together under unusual circumstances. The nerdy book girl and the football jock. Each have their own little secrets that slowly come out. Their story is heartfelt and passionate though. I devoured this in one day and disappointed when I finished because I could have read about them forever. So looking forward to more. I loved this one.
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from Gianna - she writes tasteful books full of feeling.

I loved the chemistry between Zack and Emma - the stories of their lives before they knew each other, how they got to know each other - and the love that develops between the two was beautiful. He risks alot standing up for her, but it works out.
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow I love it. Zack and Emma. Two opposite that are perfect for each other. Loved these to a lot. A football player who is fighting a lot more than any one know to help his family and him self to live to make a future. A book warm who loves to read and is very shy. But who can keep up with him and his jokes. You nailed it GG.
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet romance

This book goes along with first two of series. I highly recommend reading them, not required but brings more meaning to Falling For You. Way to go for having Zac realize hero's are human and can make mistakes. Emma was awesome for not keeping her judgement in fore front. Highly recommend reading all 3 books of series. This is truly is a series U will keep rereading
Jennifer Gomez
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book in the series. I loved Emma and Zach's story.

Gianna always manages to bring real life situations into her writing making the characters relatable.

I found myself laughing sometimes and angry at others. I couldn't put the story down until it was done. Another fabulous book by Gianna
Cynthia Carpenter
Zack and Emma give you an story of romance,sports, different backgrounds, and anything else in between. This has so many emotions and feelings you won't be able to out it down. It's sweet and a truly amazing read of a slow burn romance but with other aspects to keep you wanting more. Can't wait for of this series all the books are amazing and beautiful you will keep wanting more and more.
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know it's a good sports romance when the main character loves sports romance novels. We love them too.

I love Zack and Emma. I kept thinking of the cover models for hair on Zack...offensive linemen are big guys!!!

Well, nice story and really clean. I didn't miss sex scenes. It was nice kids getting nice things happening for them (finally)!!!
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emma and Zach's story melted my heart. Their insecurities, their issues with their families, their determination and strength and even their light banter was enjoyable to read. After reading my normal dark romance, this novel was like a breathe of fresh air.
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