Fans of sports-themed romances will be drawn to the combustible connection between strong-willed personalities trying to put their pasts behind them. Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean Joachim and learn even more about it by visiting the other sites hosting this tour. In honor of this first installment in the First & Ten series make sure to fill out the form for the chance to win $25 bookstore GC too!
Two people, two tragedies, two deep, devastating secrets…. Griff Montgomery is the headline-making, heart-breaking star quarterback of the Kings – a 6’4”, 33 year old womanizer. Lauren Farraday is a beautiful young interior designer, bitterly scarred by divorce, whose life is falling apart. Though they violently oppose one another in court over her beloved pug (she thinks he’s arrogant and conceited, and he thinks she’s a bitch on wheels), something happens...
These are the bare bones of this sizzling romance, riddled with passion -- the first in a brand new series that’ll tantalize football fans and have readers glued to every page and on the edge of their seats!
Griff looks like a super hero with his tousled, mahogany hair, dazzling smile, dark, sexy eyes, and a body that does something indescribable to a tight pair of jeans. Though Lauren’s sworn off men forever, one look sends shivers down her spine, making her feel lonelier than ever before. Her lustrous, long hair, sparkling green eyes, and nonstop curves make his fingers tingle at the thought of touching her. How do they deal with their cataclysmic attraction? Will they be able to drop their protective facades – his to camouflage his grief over his sister and her family, for whom he was a surrogate father, moving 3000 miles away…. And hers’ to shield her from the incalculable loss of her husband and hoped for child?
For Griff, the thought of falling in love is as foreign as toe shoes and a tutu. For Lauren, it’s like putting on cleats and a helmet and running 50 yards…. Can they, will they, risk it?
When the door latch clicked closed, Griff returned to his new digs. He unpacked his clothes then took his shaving kit into the adjoining bathroom. He opened the door to a large room. Formerly two closets? A purple, green, and white iris print wallpaper graced the top section of the wall that wasn’t tiled. Pretty flowered tiles appeared scattered among the solid white. The room had a window right above a small vanity.
Griff hesitated to sit on the flimsy dressing table chair for fear his weight would break it. He eased down slowly, until he knew it could take him. Delicate, feminine colored glass bottles piqued his curiosity. He uncorked one and held it to his nose. A fresh, sweet fragrance greeted him. Each bottle had a different subtle, floral scent.
He opened one drawer after another and discovered new female treasures. He rubbed a bit of peachy powder between his rough fingers, enjoying the silk-like softness of it against his skin. Kathy never had stuff like this. He explored every inch of the room, smiling at each lotion and oil he discovered. Must have been her bathroom. Maybe she stayed in this room when they broke up. He lifted each bottle of nail polish and studied the colors. Brazen Red. Lady’s Pink. Crazy Coral.
He imagined each on Lauren’s fingernails before deciding he’d like “Crazy Coral” best. This lady takes care of herself. He pictured her rubbing oil and lotion into her skin after a bath. He tried to imagine her naked, but didn’t have enough details. What are you doing? This is bitch-on-wheels. Dog neglector. Stop thinking about her body.
But he couldn’t. Her clear eyes were a beautiful shade of green, even if they were flashing in anger at him. Her long, dark hair called to him. Her curvy figure made his fingertips tingle as he thought about touching her. Forget it. This is just somewhere to stay until my place is finished. Besides, she hates me. But what if she comes in to get this stuff, and I’m in the shower? He swallowed, ignoring the twitch between his thighs at the sexy idea.
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Jean Joachim, wife and mother of two sons, is owned by a rescued pug, named Homer. She’d been writing non-fiction for what seemed like forever until she got up the nerve to try fiction. It was love. Now she spends her days in New York City in the company of her characters, with a cup of tea and a secret stash of black licorice.
Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. She writes mostly contemporary romance, which includes sports romance and romantic suspense.
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